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Paradise islands that almost nobody has visited, still

Paradise islands that almost nobody has visited, still

There are popular and typical destinations, islands with paradisiacal beaches to which everyone has gone … or at least dreams of doing so. But on our big blue planet there are still beautiful holiday destinations that you may have never heard of. Keep reading and discover the some islands that will leave you speechless. Vanuatu […]

Iceland: the world's most peaceful country 

Iceland: the world’s most peaceful country 

Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008 – Global Peace Index According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world… 12 years running. Followed by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark. Other countries like Bhutan have risen impressively over the […]

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 […]

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Short stay: Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club, Kildare, Ireland

Located just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Kilkea Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. Originally built in 1180 by Hugh de Lacy, the Earl of Ulster and chief governor of Ireland, for Sir Walter de Riddlesford, a Norman knight, the castle was the seat of the Fitzgeralds, the Earls of Kildare, for almost […]

7 days to fall in love with Auvergne - secret France for soul searchers

7 days to fall in love with Auvergne – secret France for soul searchers

Who has not visited and loved at least part of the home-country of Victor Hugo? You may have travelled Paris or driven through the blue lavender fields of Provence… maybe got excited opening the doors of the Loire Chateaux while (re)discovering the historic time of the great Kings. You may also have descended the slopes […]

Travelling solo? Choose a luxury cruise and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Travelling solo? Choose a luxury cruise and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Have you ever thought about taking a luxury cruise? How about getting onboard solo and setting sail on the adventure of a lifetime? If you’re considering solo travel for the first time, a cruise is a wonderful way to ease into getting those dream experiences alone. There’s nothing you want from a vacation that you […]

Top 10 island getaways

Top 10 island getaways

In today’s fast paced world, our lives are super busy with constant ties to technology that always leave us feeling ‘on”. I remember back to a time between graduating from university and starting out in the work world when there was a feeling of being able just to go and explore, without boundaries. In recent […]

11 unforgettable adventures in Kenya

11 unforgettable adventures in Kenya

Kenya has a glamorous reputation, due in part to the extraordinary adventures of Karen Blixen and the savvy expat community calling this African nation ‘home.’ In Kenya, this same community was the driving force behind several successful wildlife conservancies.  Today, tourists travelling to Kenya enjoy offbeat activities due to the fact that conservancies are owner […]

Coronavirus fears? Head to the wilderness

Coronavirus fears? Head to the wilderness

Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind right now – understandably so. We need to be sensible and treat it with respect. But you still want to travel, yes? Help is at hand. One solution for you is to head to the wilderness – areas of sparse populations are perfect for exploring and staying virus-free. Here are […]

Short stay: Highbullen Hotel, North Devon, UK

Short stay: Highbullen Hotel, North Devon, UK

Highbullen Hotel sits high on a ridge in North Devon with views across 127 acres of beautiful country towards Exmoor. Built in Victorian Gothic style in 1879, the interior of the house with its tiled floors, elegant carved staircase and grandiose fireplaces plays tribute to the skills of the late-Victorian Arts and Craft movement. The […]

Sunset, Zion Park, Utah Mountains

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah Mountains

There are many wonderful places to hike in the world. But how many of them are painted in shades of vivid vermillion – from path to cliff to sky? Zion National Park in Utah, USA, proffers just such a vision. You have to see it to believe it. Zion National Park offers visitors some of […]

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Barcelona culture: history of Sant Jordi

On Thursday 23rd April 2020, the city of Barcelona and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia will celebrate Sant Jordi. Otherwise known as Saint George, the Patron Saint of Catalonia has represented Barcelona and the surrounding area for hundreds of years. This dates back to when Catalonia was under the crown of Aragon, this unity led […]

8 must-dos in Bhutan

8 must-dos in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of my favorite destinations. Not only are the pristine landscapes breathtaking, but the rich Buddhist culture and glorious temples are unforgettable. As the government requires that most visitors travel with a guide, Bhutanese guides are incredibly well trained, speak impeccable English, and are enthusiastic about sharing their heritage and country with guests. […]

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Top 7 luxury gourmet getaways in Australia

When holidaying in Australia, there is so much more to experience than just its big cities and famous tourist attractions. In fact, no trip down under is complete without leaving the busy city behind and heading out into the regions for a gourmet adventure. We’ve handpicked some of the standout gourmet destinations around the country […]

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled, but A Luxury Travel Blog appointments still go on!

Every year, for the past 54 years, ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) – a major event in the travel industry calendar – takes place at exhibition grounds in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, at a venue called Messe Berlin. The event has grown to be the biggest travel fair in the world, with around 10,000 […]

Top 5 rainforest holidays

Top 5 rainforest holidays

Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on Earth, and the most diverse. They cover only 2% of the Earth’s surface but up to 50% of the world’s plants and animals live within them. A quarter of ingredients for modern medicines are found in rainforest plants and rainforests play an essential role in maintaining the Earth’s […]