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Cultural highlights in Lincoln not to be missed

Cultural highlights in Lincoln not to be missed

Celebrations for Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary in 2015 continue through the summer – especially in Lincoln. The city is home to one of only four surviving copies of the document which lies in a state-of-the-art, subterranean vault in Lincoln Castle. The vault is the only place in the world where the 1215 Magna Carta can
5 British sparkling wines to toast the Summer

5 British sparkling wines to toast the Summer

There’s never been a better time for British fizz. Since the first vines were planted in the 1960s, the UK’s young wine industry has been steadily maturing and over the past few years it’s been British bottles that have been beating the favourites, old and new, in blind tastings and scooping the top wine awards.
The natural highlights of Arcachon Bay

The natural highlights of Arcachon Bay

Mention of the South of France conjures up numerous images, many featuring yachts, casinos and fast cars. Whilst these are undoubtedly hallmarks of the landscape, what often goes unmentioned are the many spectacular and world class natural resources and landmarks that can be experienced, the majority an easy day trip from the popular seaside resort
6 reasons to do yoga on your luxury travels

6 reasons to do yoga on your luxury travels

So your luxury travel plans have been made; you’ve booked a stunning resort or found a far flung beach to while away the hours on your luxury getaway. You might choose to drink cocktails next to a pool, ski down mountains in the frosty weather or laze around on a tropical beach, but whatever kind
4 hotspots for foodies in Paris

4 hotspots for foodies in Paris

France is definitely one of the world’s most celebrated culinary meccas. It is home to one of the most influential food cultures in the western world—a culture that laid the foundations of many of the staples of European/Western cooking and is still loved and celebrated the world over for its unique outlook on ingredients, techniques
The 5 best places to enjoy luxurious food in Dubai

The 5 best places to enjoy luxurious food in Dubai

Dubai is known as one of the world’s most decadent locations for a reason; it’s got great shopping, the hotels are the very epitome of style and comfort, and the food’s extraordinary. Whether you’re a strict vegan or you’d like to sample some delicacies which aren’t often found on most ‘normal’ menus, Dubai is the
Spanish food explained - my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spanish food explained - my top 5 tapa recommendations

Spain has become famous for its avant-garde, molecular gastronomy. Yes it is amazing but honestly, I often find it overwhelming and strange. Many times, I want something simple and comforting. This is why I personally love Spanish food-Spaniards have spent centuries crafting the perfect snack. Officially known as tapas, here is a quick guide to
Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

Top tips for a memorable weekend in Lincoln, UK

800 years ago, pilgrims travelling to Lincoln would have been able to see the distant tower of the cathedral long before they reached their destination. And today that splendid building can still be seen from afar. Visitors arriving by car will quickly find themselves down by the River Witham where there are modern developments and
Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights - with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights - with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Feeling like some time away? Love to travel in luxury?  Then we’ve got just the news you’re waiting for! We’re pleased to announce a very exciting competition here on A Luxury Travel Blog – the opportunity to win a fantastic $5,000 worth of hotel nights at a hotel of your choice, anywhere in the world, courtesy of
Top 6 can't miss experiences in Luang Prabang, Laos

Top 6 can't miss experiences in Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos isn’t the easiest place to get to, unless you happen to live in Bangkok, Singapore, or a few other cities with a nonstop flight there. The trek is worth it. This UNESCO World Heritage town of just 50,000 has over 30 temples that you can bicycle among, and the tradition of saffron
Recipe of the week: Mango float dessert

Recipe of the week: Mango float dessert

Mango float is a typical Summer dessert from Philippines whose main ingredient is, of course, mango! The dish is structured in layers, just like a tiramisu, but it’s more fresh and vibrant. The key to making a great mango float is buying high quality (possibly organic) mangoes and make sure they are sweet. Tip: look
3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

3 very different things to do in Guernsey this Summer

The Channel Island of Guernsey is just a 30 minute flight from Gatwick making it ideal for a short break over the summer. Whether for the whole family, couples or groups or friends there are plenty of festivals and events to keep everyone occupied. Here are three unique things you could be doing this August:
The world's best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

The world's best olive oils and mills: a tour of Andalusia

Many a cultured traveler will have seen their fare share of wineries, tasted some of the finest vintages and built a good knowledge base around grapes and wines; but how many of these same people can name more than a few varieties of olive (there are in fact hundreds) or describe the difference in taste
6 cocktails to try this Summer

6 cocktails to try this Summer

Today, as Summer is clearly on its way, I would like to write an article slightly different than usual. I will not directly talk about Paris, but rather about six original cocktails you should try this summer. The good point being that you can order them in any good cafés in Paris! But you can
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Luxury foodie breaks in Lincoln fit for a king

With Magna Carta celebrations in full swing in Lincoln, all eyes are on the historic city which possesses the world’s best preserved version of the document. Lying in a brand new state-of-the art vault at Lincoln Castle, the city is the only place where Magna Carta can be seen next to the 1217 Charter of
5 things to do in Croatia for the perfect family break

5 things to do in Croatia for the perfect family break

With 1800 km of coastline and over 1000 islands, diverse landscapes, and plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, Croatia is the ideal destination for families who love the sea, nature, and active holidays. This beautiful country on the edge of the Adriatic Sea is particularly child-friendly: family is important in Croatian culture, children are