Category: Travel Miscellany

Passion for the planet in Bangkok

Passion for the planet in Bangkok

When travelling, we aim to reduce the impact of our actions at every possible opportunity by choosing companies that have the environment and sustainability at their core. Our recent trip to Thailand allowed us to connect with like minded organisations who each go above and beyond to achieve their goals. ‘Passion for the planet in […]

5 secret tips for a luxurious trip to DisneyWorld Florida

5 secret tips for a luxurious trip to DisneyWorld Florida

Heading to Disney is the trip of a lifetime for many people. However, for some parents, the thought of the constant noise, bustle and endless queues can be slightly off-putting. However, there are ways to have more of an adult time with luxury around every corner and strike a balance between kid time and something […]

The luxury of time

The luxury of time

Time. A phenomenon as yet undecided, undeciphered, unreal. It exists as both a concept and a reality. Many physicists, mathematicians and philosophers have tried to unravel it, hypothesizing and postulating till the cows come home. But it remains an elusive illusion. “Time – nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once” – Physics Nobel […]

Compelling Hawaiian-inspired dining in Oahu

Compelling Hawaiian-inspired dining in Oahu

Oahu, the gathering spot of the Hawaiian Islands, has become the center point of exceptional dining experiences. While most people who visit Hawaii might want the cultural experience of a Luau, the fusion of cooking styles and cuisines make this a one of a kind destination. Expect dishes where Hawaiian culture meets international influence. And […]

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 […]

Degen Estate

10 luxurious country estates near Sydney

Wide open spaces, gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of peace and quiet—that’s what being away in the country means to most. And in Australia, there certainly is no shortage of fantastic country homes and villas to choose from when you’re in need of some R&R. Take a look at some of these beautiful country estates close […]

Why you should take a month-long trip

Why you should take a month-long trip

Long trips are increasingly becoming the norm.  I recently returned from a 3.5-week journey, and I absolutely loved it.  I also know a family of 6 who took a 6-week, Summer trip through Italy and Switzerland; and I know a mother and daughter who took a 3-week, Summer trip through Japan, Cambodia, and Vietnam.  Here […]

Top 5 wine estates to stay in South Africa

Top 5 wine estates to stay in South Africa

The Western Cape of South Africa attracts tourists from all corners of this globe, and for good reason. One of the main attractions at the winelands and who doesn’t like great wines, amazing food and beautiful landscapes? Some of the wine estates offer accommodation which rivals the quality and finesse which you can find in […]

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

Are you thinking of one day visiting one or more of the Schengen member states of Europe? Whether you’re drawn by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the sunshine and beaches of Spain or the relaxed pace of life in Greece, you need to be aware of some changes that are due to take place. From […]

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gone are the days when holidays were for just kicking back. Yes, we all love to wind down on a beach for a day or two with a good novel, but recent trends such as volunteer-tourism and educational-tourism have grown in popularity, showing that hands-on experiences are now a vacation must. And It’s not only […]

Celebrating 2019 - 'The Year of The Vegan' - in luxury and style...

Celebrating 2019 – ‘The Year of The Vegan’ – in luxury and style…

Since The Economist published a short article in late 2018 entitled ‘The Year of The Vegan’, predicting that “2019 will be the year veganism goes mainstream” many have coined this phrase, whilst many others have chosen the lifestyle. Writing “Where millennials lead, businesses will follow” they could not have been closer to the truth with […]

The luxury of Christmas in Spain

The luxury of Christmas in Spain

One of the great pleasures of my work is collaborating with so many people from different countries and cultures. Despite globalisation and commercialisation, at times like Christmas national identities shine through, as each community celebrates in very different ways. Spain is truly an all-year destination. With its rich, colourful and fun-loving culture, it’s a favourite […]

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 […]

Top 7 hidden gems for eating out in Hakuba, Japan

Top 7 hidden gems for eating out in Hakuba, Japan

With so much information – and indeed mis-information – out there when it comes to Hakuba`s best dining spots, it can be very difficult to distinguish the true culinary delights from the everyday restaurants. How we all rate dining experiences is a rather personal and subjective thing, but from 10 years of living in Hakuba […]

Canary Islands for foodies: luxury and sun all year round

Canary Islands for foodies: luxury and sun all year round

Nothing like venturing through the largest of the Canaries around the winter to know what is good: exclusive hotels, high-flying trips, dreamlike landscapes, incomparable cuisine, whale watching excursions and marine life, and a good beach club. The Canary Islands are not only a summer thing in Europe, but they also make their August in autumn […]

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

Short stay: Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury, UK

Hartwell House Hotel and Spa has some history. When Louis XVlll was exiled from France after the French Revolution, he rented this stately home, in 90 acres of Buckinghamshire parkland, at £500 a year, for his family and courtiers. Eventually, in the Hartwell House library, Louis signed the document for his restoration to the French […]