Category: Travel Miscellany

Some favorite organic Maui restaurants during the pandemic

Some favorite organic Maui restaurants during the pandemic

In light of everything that’s going on in the world, sharing some of the healthiest foods available on Maui is important. And with its rich, volcanic soil and perennially-warm climate, it ought to arrive as no surprise that Maui lends itself well to organic dining. Indeed, what yields from its natural world—coupled with an active, […]

Recipe of the week: Dynamite lobster

Recipe of the week: Dynamite lobster

The Santa Barbara County wine region is a chef’s delight – its fertile farms and vineyards produce some of the best produce and wine grapes in the state of California, and its ranches are home to herds of prized beef cattle, lamb, and other would-be proteins. Ingredients arrive at restaurant doors fresh from the fields, […]

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Back in March, with the Cambodian borders closing and our global health care deemed invalid due to the World Health Organisation declaring a pandemic, we decided to visit friends and family in the UK. Finally, after six months of uncertainty we have arrived back in Cambodia and wanted to share our COVID-19 safe travel experience […]

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Although international travel may be off the agenda for much of the world at present, here at A Luxury Travel Blog we continue to share new articles on a daily basis – often multiple times a day – which we hope continues to inspire you for when normality returns. Historically, travel has always been exceptionally […]

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Carved kingfishers and waders, an oil painting of deer flitting through the forest, a Norfolk estuary at sunset. Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, where you hear the birdsong, is a haven, a rural celebration of one of Britain’s most restful counties. Congham Hall Hotel, built in the 1780s, is a whitewashed Georgian mansion complete with […]

Recipe of the week: Vietnamese glazed Royal Red Shrimp with spicy green apple slaw

Recipe of the week: Vietnamese glazed Royal Red Shrimp with spicy green apple slaw

This dish highlights the sweet flavors of the Royal Red Shrimp by contrasting it with the spicy glaze and slaw. The fish sauce, garlic and chilies make it especially pungent and well rounded. This appetizer is the perfect combination of contrasting flavors and textures – crispy and crunchy, hot and cold, tart and spicy all […]

10 of the best COVID-19 coronavirus travel resources

10 of the best COVID-19 coronavirus travel resources

With travel information changing on a weekly – or even daily – basis, it can be difficult keeping up to date with all the travel implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you keep abreast of all the changes, we’ve picked out some of the best travel resources – in no particular order – to […]

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

The country house party is stylishly back at the foodie estate of Hampton Manor. In the parlour, lavish books and board games sit invitingly on coffee tables. Wellies are ready for country rambles. The croquet lawn awaits. Guests gather for pre-dinner cocktails, gins or wine. After dinner Frazer guides guests through a tour of whiskies. […]

Linguine and clams

Recipe of the week: Linguine and clams

A classic Italian American staple, linguine and clams is always a crowd pleaser, offering a lighter take on the traditionally heavier Italian meals. Satisfying cravings without sacrificing flavor with a delectable white sauce that perfectly complements the clams, this linguine and clams recipe is bursting with fresh and authentic Italian flavors that are sure to […]

Sounds of the world

Sounds of the world

We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they may differ by or even define a destination. We highlight the other senses—views from an overlook, the tastes of cuisine, the feeling of sand in our toes, and the scent of pine or the ocean, but we don’t talk about what we hear, which […]

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to some of the most excellent restaurants that this world has to offer, and thanks to its metropolitan community there is an ample range of cuisines and styles to suit every person’s needs. For those that appreciate the fine dining experience, there is no better way to pass an evening than by […]

Recipe of the week: Squid with Champagne sauce and caviar

Recipe of the week: Squid with Champagne sauce and caviar

A fresh combination of Nordic ingredients and classical French technique, this squid with Champagne sauce and caviar is comprised of thin ribbons of barely cooked squid and fresh daikon, swimming in a traditional Champagne butter sauce, and topped with an extravagant dollop of caviar. Ingredients 1 whole squid (approximately 0.7 to 1 kg) 5dl Champagne […]

6 top tips for staying safe on a ski holiday during COVID-19

6 top tips for staying safe on a ski holiday during COVID-19

As we adjust to what the new normal looks like for day to day life, it may be time to consider how a ski holiday could look this winter, and the things that we can do to stay safe on it. With safety and comfort being our top priorities, here are our 5 top tips […]

Top 5 luxury wineries in the Beamsville Bench area in Niagara Wine Country

Top 5 luxury wineries in the Beamsville Bench area in Niagara Wine Country

Do you love wine and wineries?  You will want to check this out if you are planning an escape to Niagara Wine Country! You may or may not be aware that Niagara has 2 distinct winery regions located approximately 30 minutes apart.  In a previous post I gave  you my recommendations for luxury wineries in […]

Recipe of the week: Banana mille-feuille

Recipe of the week: Banana mille-feuille

There are few desserts with a pedigree as illustrious as the mille-feuille. Since the 18th century the pastry, translated as “thousand-sheets” has been adopted and adapted by many cultures. In Italy it is savory, filled with spinach, cheese or pesto. In Latin America, guava paste and coconut flakes are popular. Whatever the country – Sweden, […]

New Mexican dining in Santa Fe

New Mexican dining in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an artist mecca. Creativity is supported by an incredible number of art studios and galleries. While that scene is well documented, it may be the food artistry where Santa Fe really shines. Per capita, Santa Fe is definitely the best dining in the U.S. and maybe the world. These dining […]