Category: Travel Miscellany

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An essential guide to Catalonia

Located in the far north east of Spain, Catalonia is the country’s second most populated autonomous community with a staggering 7.5 million people living inside its borders. Its populace even accounts for over 16% of Spain’s total population. Catalonia’s history and culture are regarded extremely important to those that live within the region, and many […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Travel video of the week: Natural light in travel photos

Travel video of the week: Natural light in travel photos

Who better to get natural lighting tips from than a three-time Travel Photographer of the Year award-winner? This video was shot at the studio of photographer Bob Holmes for the Marc Silber Show – Advancing Your Photography! He shares some techniques you can use to work with natural light and take better photos, no matter […]

10 good intentions for A Luxury Travel Blog in 2019... plus your suggestions, please!

10 good intentions for A Luxury Travel Blog in 2019… plus your suggestions, please!

Happy New Year! We hope all our readers have had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead. We also want to thank you for your past support and take this opportunity to share with you some of our plans for the site for the year ahead. 2019 is set to […]

A bite into Greek Winter desserts for your sweet tooth

A bite into Greek Winter desserts for your sweet tooth

Well into the holiday months, we all want to sit around the table with our loved ones, enjoy meals and endless conversations about everything. It seems like all families are waiting for the desserts to be dropped on to the table along with the coffee, the hot chocolate and tea to sip on while taking […]

18 of the most-read luxury travel stories of 2018

18 of the most-read luxury travel stories of 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, we thought we’d celebrate yet another successful year for A Luxury Travel Blog (we are now entering our 14th year of running the blog!) by looking back on the past 12 months and sharing with you our 18 most popular stories from 2018. These are the most […]

22 Michelin stars over Andalusia

22 Michelin stars over Andalusia

Every November, with much anticipation and fanfare, the Michelin Guide announces its updated list with what is widely considered the authoritative voice on the world’s best restaurants. With ideal growing conditions and plentiful produce, Michelin stars in Andalusia have been ascendant over the past decade as the gastronomy of the region gains more and more […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

A last-minute Christmas escape!

A last-minute Christmas escape!

Feeling like you always have the same old Christmas celebrations? Or feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of tackling crowded supermarkets in-time to get all the trimmings to go with your turkey? Fear not! There is still time to make this a festive season to remember by treating yourself to a Christmas abroad. Even better, check […]

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Asia’s 2019 travel hot list

So many of recent openings have excited us lately that it’s been quite a feat to narrow down the latest and hottest news to a mere handful… we love taking travellers out of their ‘comfort zones’ and introducing people to new or unusual experiences that engage them with deeper and unexpected layers of a destination. […]

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy street art? Next time you’re in Melbourne, Australia, look up The Stone Stockmen. These living statues (or rather – living statue – since just one of them is real) delight and intrigue their audiences with shows that include stone props, slow motion, magic and crowd participation. Find him at Melbourne’s Burke Street Mall. If […]

Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

A safari in one of South Africa’s malaria-free reserves is an excellent option for anyone who loves the idea of seeing Africa’s amazing wildlife in its natural environment, but is worried about malaria. Whilst it is pretty straight forward for most people to take anti-malarial precautions, there are some who prefer to avoid both malarial […]

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

While the likes of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art rightly grab the headlines, it’s perhaps in the breaths between highlights that New York really comes to life. Here are our top recommendations for getting the most out of the city’s hidden – and not so hidden […]

Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Step out of time. Drop out of high-rise Dubai into a quieter almost biblical scene in Arabia’s history. Jumeirah has deconstructed the concept of the big hotel. There are ten “bayts”, traditional Arabic houses with clusters of rooms, dotted through the Al Seef heritage village to recreate the intimate hospitality of a bygone era. Altogether […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

The festive season is upon us which of course means the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. The task of Christmas gift-giving is not always an easy one – especially if he already seems to have everything – so we hope our list helps you out! From a Harrods hamper packed with luxury […]

Christmas in Australia – not all barbies, beer and beaches

Christmas in Australia – not all barbies, beer and beaches

I’m not entirely sure the Australians quite get Christmas, at least not the way the British do. There are very few decorations in the towns. No lights wound around lampposts, draped over trees or suspended across streets. No Christmas Markets where busy villages are pedestrianised for late night shopping, sweet mince pies and hot mulled […]