Category: Travel Miscellany

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that health is wealth. Taking good care of ourselves both physically and emotionally during these challenging times is essential. Yet, when travel resumes, is a simple beach holiday really going to be enough? Immune boosting retreats Immunity is the body’s innate ability to fight off disease. […]

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Recipe of the week: Surf and turf

Classic surf n turf, a kitsch combination if ever there was one, rides the line between Hellenistic hedonism and crassulent cacophony. And regardless of where Americans find themselves plucking this particular cord, its verisimilitude in popular food culture cannot be in doubt. Instead of the more ostentatious pairing of lobster and steak, wild Gulf White […]

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

I think we can all agree that we have been faced with many challenges in the year 2020, and that travelling plans have been affected tremendously.  As residents of Niagara Falls Canada, my husband and I have had to limit our travel and in order to cure the “travel bug” within us we have decided […]

Why adventure is good for your wellbeing

Why adventure is good for your wellbeing

Growing up, our parents always used to tell us to go outside and get some fresh air. While the main reason was probably to get some peace and quiet from our mayhem, the chance to explore the environment did wonders for our imagination, confidence and sense of fun. Whether climbing trees, playing sports or just […]

5 ski slope behaviours to avoid

5 ski slope behaviours to avoid

Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed for a lifetime without incident or injury. That said, there are factors that will increase our likelihood of mishap, and ironically many of these are behaviours or habits that we develop as we gain confidence and skills on the slopes. For the sake of our bodies, our longevity on […]

Where can Brits travel to in January?

Where can Brits travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out in the UK, which is positive, and good news for those eager to travel. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Brits can travel to in January.  But with January having some of the lowest temperatures in the UK, you may have a hankering to get out […]

5 ways to add a little luxury to your holiday on home turf

5 ways to add a little luxury to your holiday on home turf

With the ‘staycation’ trend set to continue well into the New Year, those in desperate need of a little indulgence may at first glance feel that the ‘finer touches’ are sparsely found in self-catering holidays on British soil. Whilst the ‘Great British holiday’ was once synonymous with seaside capers and fairly-average accommodation, the past decade […]

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

The real Mallorca has some enchanting hideaways and rural retreats set in rolling countryside, some with the World Heritage Tramuntana Mountains as their backdrop and others just a cycle ride away from the coast. There is a great choice! A love of food is synonymous with Mallorca and there are few places in Spain where […]

Luxury volunteer vacation Mexico

Where can Americans travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has cleared its latest hurdle, with the FDA approving the vaccine for emergency use. This is clearly exciting, and good news for those eager to travel again. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Americans can travel.  With January having amongst the lowest temperatures, you may have a hankering to […]

'Tis now the season to travel differently

‘Tis now the season to travel differently

First of all let us fast forward a few months, leaving 2020 well and truly behind. It’s safe to say that it has been a pretty disastrous year, especially for all of us working within the travel industry; a definite year to forget. However, I hope as you read this, vaccines are getting rolled out, […]

11 ways to travel well in 2021

11 ways to travel well in 2021

As we slowly re-emerge from almost a year of little adventure, what will travel look like in 2021 and how can we travel well? In the first part of this article, we look at what you can do pre and during travel to ensure you’re feeling calm and fresh on arrival. The latter explores what […]

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Turkey is not nearly as common a protein as chicken, pork, duck, and beef in traditional Thai food, but this turkey recipe leans in on traditional Thai flavors that result in a moist, flavorful, and juicy bird—and a definite twist to the usual taste you would expect. The balance of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy […]

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021

2020 has been a year full of disappointments when it comes to travel events and, although there have been some very good virtual substitutes, it’s just not quite the same as being able to meet face-to-face. Here are 21 luxury travel events to add to your calendar for 2021. Fingers crossed that they will all […]

Catalan festive traditions

Catalan festive traditions

Christmas is celebrated in its own unique way all across the world, with countless different traditions and cultures holding its own distinctive celebrations for the festive season. Catalonia is a region of Spain famed across the globe for its proud traditions, and at Christmas time there are certainly some surprising and special celebrations. These are […]

Recipe of the week: Sea urchin carbonara

Recipe of the week: Sea urchin carbonara

Who doesn’t love a carbonara – the combination of pasta with egg, cheese, pork and a hefty amount of black pepper is just dreamy. All the textures and flavors meld together to make one of the most delectable dishes to ever come out of Rome. Technically it has to be a perfect balance of ingredients, […]

9 ways to find unpretentious luxury in Brooklyn, New York

9 ways to find unpretentious luxury in Brooklyn, New York

For fellow world explorers, travel bans and restrictions haven’t killed the travel bug — in fact, it’s probably “bugging” you more than ever before! But even though all the corners of the world may not be at your fingertips just yet, there’s still plenty of exploring to do. I asked my colleague, Esther Klijn, a […]