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Choosing your Thai villa vacation island - Phuket or Samui?

Choosing your Thai villa vacation island – Phuket or Samui?

Any 1970s backpacker who would venture into Phuket or Koh Samui today will definitely have a hard time recognizing the places they used to know. The paradise islands of Thailand have grown far from the far-flung tropical hideaways they once were. The old paths are now paved, fishing boats have given way for yachts and […]

What to expect in an Icelandic winter - the good, the bad and the stormy

What to expect in an Icelandic winter – the good, the bad and the stormy

“Memories are made from experiences, not from pictures.” This month’s post was started while cuddled up under a big blanket, stuck indoors during the first ever Red rated storm in Iceland’s history. However, this post was also completed two days later while chilling out in a cafe under perfectly blue skies and not a whisper […]

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 […]

Peru’s most tranquil luxury retreats

Peru’s most tranquil luxury retreats

One of South America’s most alluring destinations, Peru’s diverse geography and traditional cultures have been enchanting travellers for decades. Offering some of the continent’s most immersive cultural experiences, striking landscapes, mysterious ruined cities and outstanding cuisine; Peru never fails to impress in terms of unique experiences or luxury accommodations. Here are some of our favourite […]

Short stay: Paschoe House, Devon, UK

Short stay: Paschoe House, Devon, UK

Michelin inspectors are keeping a close eye on Paschoe House’s stratospheric rise into foodie heaven. Since its opening in August 2017, Paschoe House has been on a soaring trajectory, awarded 5 stars by the AA for its discrete luxury and on the verge of a third AA rosette for its imaginative cuisine. It’s a phoenix […]

Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real in Fuerteventura

Top 22 hotel pools in Fuerteventura

To some hotel guests, nothing beats a refreshing dip in a hotel’s swimming pool. With this in mind, we’ve looked at 5-star and 4-star hotels in Fuerteventura with welcoming, and attractive pool areas, where you can enjoy some relaxation. From hotels with beachside pools, to pools with spectacular views.  From activity pools for children, to […]

15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway

15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway

Teeming with wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth, the remote Galapagos Islands are located almost 600 hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. For most travelers, it’s a destination we dream of experiencing in person, though we rarely imagine the reality of what a visit to this iconic location entails. So, before you […]

Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

Whether it’s the modern skyscrapers of Tokyo or the old geisha traditions of Kyoto that draw you, or something else altogether, Japan is sure to offer you one of the richest and most rewarding travel experiences. The country is enjoying the global spotlight currently, what with the Rugby World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics, but […]

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 […]

8 places to visit in the south of Brazil for unique experiences

8 places to visit in the south of Brazil for unique experiences

While many associate Brazil with the carnival in Rio or the African rhythms of Bahia, the south of Brazil presents a completely different scene. The culture is strongly influenced by European immigration, reflected in everything from the architecture to the music, gastronomy, and habits of the locals. From family-run wineries to gorgeous beaches, cooler temperatures, […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Buying her the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy. But, if she has a love for travel, it can be a little bit easier. Here we’ve collated some top ideas from high end retailers that we hope gives you all the inspiration you need to find that elusive, perfect gift – from high performance jackets […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Can’t think want to buy him this Christmas? Don’t despair… help is at hand! With our gift guide for the festive season, you’ll find all manner of ideas of the man in your life who loves to travel – from the world’s leading drone which will allow him to capture the world in stunning detail […]

Photo of the week: Venice, Italy

Photograph of the week: Venice, Italy

The Floating City. City of Canals. La Serenissima. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, goes by all these names. Built on 118 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, with no roads to get around, only canals, Venice is unquestionably one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. Indeed, the world’s. With its […]

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

The silence of hot air balloon flight is almost indescribable. As you float at the whims of the breeze you meet with no resistance. The only occasional sounds which may wend their way on high is the barking of distant dogs – perhaps from some inbuilt and ancient defense mechanism. The earth takes on a […]

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

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

Find your travel companion the perfect gift this Christmas from this wonderful selection of luxury treats. The lead-up to Christmas can often be a stressful period but hopefully some of the ideas presented here will help to alleviate the perennial dilemma of what to buy. Whether she loves equisite jewellery or watches, or likes her […]

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 the world’s first 5TB hardware encrypted […]