A Luxury Travel Blog

For those who enjoy the finer things in life...


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    4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

    On our latest trip, we spent a weekend in Warwickshire at the end of the half term holidays, staying at Chestnut Cottage, whilst our boys sailed in a competition. Whilst we were away, we got to try out a few new products which we detail below. Yoga Busines...
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    The top 5 spa retreats in Mauritius

    Mauritius is a beautiful Island in the southern India Ocean, renowned for its lush, jagged mountainous interior covered in tropical forest, beautiful beaches, surrounded by calm lagoons and coral reef which protects the Island. It is also a melting pot of ...
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    Short stay: Hotel Juan de la Cosa, Santona, Cantabria, Spain

    Hotel Juan de la Cosa is an upscale hotel situated on the unspoiled, mile-long Playa de Berria on the outskirts of Santoña in Northern Spain’s Cantabria region. Set in its own gardens, the hotel is situated roughly midway between Santander and Bilba...
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    10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

    Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild an...
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    Destinations for your next African safari

    Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger: names that are synonymous with African safaris. And, they receive the lion’s share of visitors—pun intended. Fortunately, the average safari tourist is well-educated and environmentally-conscious. They actively choose to spen...
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    The top 5 bike tours in Latin America

    When the cold weather sets in and you’re begging to escape to warm, sandy beaches, tropical climates, and a world of adventure, consider planning one of these bike tours in Latin America. Not far from home, Latin America offers a world of innumerable plea...
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    6 original ways to explore Paris on foot

    Even if you are a regular visitor to Paris, you may well be enticed into enjoying one of these special walking tours, each offering the chance to gain more knowledge while, at the same time, exploring this wonderful, and very walkable, city. Here are six o...
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    A must-visit for any luxury safari wishlist

    We have been lucky enough to visit some of Africa’s most luxurious and unique camps and lodges – in fact, you’d be hard pushed to find one that we haven’t been to. One that should be on everyone’s wishlist is Chitwa Chitwa in the Sabi Sands...
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    Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

    Situated in the village of Low Row in Swaledale, Hazel Brow – seen here in the centre of the photograph – is a beautiful property with period features and lots of character. It was built by a local landowner in 1860 and today sleeps up to 15 p...
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    3 Winter city breaks in Canada you’ll love

    In desperate need of a holiday but finding work time-restricting? Intrigued to explore a new city but uncertain of where to go? Well, you have found yourself in the right place so far! We’re here to keep you on track with our top tips for the best winter ...
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    Your personal guide to a luxury vacation in Barcelona

    When you book a luxury break, you are really just looking to do one thing: relax. Nothing adds stress to a holiday like rushing around, missing reservations and running out of cash at critical times. The key to a truly relaxing holiday is planning. Barcelo...
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    10 ways yacht charters trump other luxury vacations

    Maybe you take a family holiday every year, but you want this one to be special. You’re tossing up between all the usual luxury vacation options the exclusive hotel or private villa, the high-end cruise ship or island resort. Forget all that. There&#...
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    Taking better travel photographs: 9 great composition tips

    Photography is an art that few of us will every truly master. In the words of photographer Martin Parr, “Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.” That said, we can always aspire t...
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    6 excellent, independent restaurants in St Petersburg

    Russia is experiencing a food revolution due to food sanctions that have been in place for the last three years. We have selected just six of our favourite independent restaurants in St Petersburg to showcase how creative and forward thinking the Russian f...
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    Recipe of the week: Tortilla con boletus

    When taking over the family business, Chef Juanjo López realised he had to stay loyal to the authenticity and intensity of traditional flavours. Among the worldwide known Spanish dishes is tortilla. Some like it with onion, some without. Some crave it runn...
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    5 top tips for a chic Toronto city break

    Toronto is Canada’s east coast wonder city, and top choice for a city break holiday. Canada’s answer to Manhattan, the young and vibrant city is infectious, and after one visit to Toronto you will want to pack your bags and move here! Whether you...
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    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 fin...
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    7 of the finest chocolate experiences in Turin

    Known for its native Lavazza coffee and Barolo wines, located in the Piedmont region of northwest, in the shadow of the Alps, sits Turin. Often overlooked in favour of nearby Milan, the less crowded Turin has long been renowned by discerning chocolate love...
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    8 exciting ways an Antarctica cruise might change your life

    People who have taken an Antarctic cruise will tell you it is an experience not quite like any other vacation experience they’ve ever had. And chances are, they’ll keep trying to tell you, again and again, how life-changing the trip truly was, only pausi...
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    7 reasons why you must add Addo Park to your ‘to do’ list

    Currently the third largest national park in South Africa, the Addo Elephant National Park, near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, is becoming a firm favourite amongst visitors from all over the globe. In the early centuries, big herds of wild animals i...
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    Top 10 luxury things to do on your Orlando trip

    A holiday to Orlando is high on many people’s bucket list. With such famous sites as Disney World and SeaWorld, it is easy to see why. This is prime luxury holiday territory, so it is little wonder the desire to go to town is high for many travelers. There...
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    Top 5 Easter holiday ideas for families

    Sadly the Summer holidays are approaching an end and the nation has the prospect of the cooler winter months ahead. Therefore I think there is no better time to plan some exciting activities and family adventures for some of the next big holidays in 2018 t...
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  • Malaysia

    Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

    Malaysia, one of the most enticing destinations in South East Asia, is all about white beaches, tropical islands and delicious food. With a wide range of activities, a divine cuisine and beautiful accommodation this exotic country has something for everyon...
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    Secrets of Spain: Javea the jewel of the Costa Blanca

    Regarded by many as the jewel of the Costa Blanca, Jávea is a port town with an exclusive feel, set on a beautiful coastline, yet overlooked by an amazing mountain. Jávea has undeniably embraced tourism, yet in a far more classy way than some other towns...
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    10 hidden gems to visit in Italy

    Italy is a country renowned for its incredible history, its delicious food and its status within the art and fashion industry. When holidaymakers think of Italy, more often than not they conjure up images of Rome’s historical sites, the canals and gondolie...
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    5 exciting things happening in Barcelona in 2016

    Barcelona is a vibrant seaside city rich with culture. Throughout the year festivals and events bring visitors from all around the world. Here are some of the most exciting events to look forward to in 2016! 1. Benicassim Festival Festival Internacional de...
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    2 luxury resorts in the Maldives that have perfected vegan luxury

    The Maldives is well known as a top luxury destination, famous for diving, blissful tropical islands, romantic honeymoons and picture postcard beaches where the clear turquoise waters lap gently against the white sand. It has all the makings of paradise, u...
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    Cinque Terre: the 5 pearls of the Italian Riviera

    For the luxury-minded traveler, Cinque Terra is the gift to yourself that never stops giving. It will provide you with a lifetime of memories that, because of the unusual scenic treasures, will stand out from the other trips you have taken in your lifetime...
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    Why Canada is the perfect destination for Mother’s Day

    Celebrate Mother’s Day the luxurious way with a trip to one of three beautiful cities in Canada: Ottawa, Calgary or Edmonton. Ottawa is the inspired hub of Canada and its capital, Calgary is metropolitan and modern, and Edmonton is industrially historic a...
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    Short stay: Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

    Whatley Manor, situated three miles from Malmesbury in a sleepy corner of Wiltshire, was purchased in 2000 and painstakingly restored and brought back to its former glory by the Landolt family. This traditional country house hotel was converted from a 19th...
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