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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Best Value in Luxury Cruises?

Is Regent Seven Seas Cruises the Best Value in Luxury Cruises? Regent Seven Seas Cruises makes a bold claim that they are the best value in luxury cruises. And interestingly, they seem to be willing to back up their claim each year with written comparisons that they make between themselves and other luxury cruise providers. While I am one who strongly feels that you can’t and shouldn’t judge a luxury travel experience solely by price, as so many are want to do, it certainly makes sense to bring...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Vancouver, Continental, Carol, Anchorage, Hoonah, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Virtuoso Voyages, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, La Veranda, Smithsonian Journeys, Icy Point Strait, Sette Mari

The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all the difference, be it the Rockies of Canada or Australia’s far-flung outback. But, it’s also the train itself that truly makes the journey truly unforgettable, whether you’re drawn to the glamour of travel’s Golden […] The post The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Australia, France, India, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Middle East, Rail Travel, Peru, South America, North America, Rockies

The Last Heavenly Floating Market – Lad Mayom

‘Homemade coconut ice cream?’ said a Thai woman, giving me a friendly smile. ‘Hmmm, sounds nice. What’s this?’ I asked, pointing at some sauce. ‘That’s pumpkin in syrup. You can choose from all these delicious toppings. We have coconut milk mixed with red beans ‘loosen,’ jack fruit, corn, sugar palm, and peanuts. You can also mix it with potato or sticky rice or milk, or all together if you like.’ (Nong Khongkwan – on par with Italian ice cream) I usually don’t associate Thailand with yummy ice...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, Featured, Thailand, Stevie Wonder, Bangkok, Sichuan, Rice, John Denver, Taro, Damnoen Saduak, Grab, Miang Kham, AMPHAWA, Nong Khongkwan

Discover the natural beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world, winding for 2,500km down the entire west coast of Ireland. A road trip in Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way is a must for anyone who wants to explore the rugged, picturesque landscapes that make this region so special. Here are just some of the highlights from guest author Joe Shaw, who shares all that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer. Source
Tags: Travel, Featured, Ireland, Guest Post, Road Trip, Misc, Wild Atlantic Way, Atlantic Way, UK & Europe, Joe Shaw

Surfing Chefs for SurfAid – 31 March at The Farm

After a sold out event in 2018, Surfing Chefs for SurfAid will return to Three Blue Ducks on The Farm in Byron Bay on 31 March. Surfing Chefs for SurfAid Byron Bay, 31 March, Three Blue Ducks on The Farm Surfing Chefs for SurfAid is a seated multi course dinner prepared by some of Australia’s most acclaimed chefs, served with free flowing Balter beer, Brookies cocktails, Villa Vodka cocktails, and McHenry Hohnen wines. SurfAid will recognise Tom Carroll as SurfAid Humanitarian of the Year with ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Byron Bay, Tom Carroll, Three Blue Ducks, Balter, Renee Simone, Dave Jenkins, Facebook Event Page, March Three Blue Ducks, Villa Vodka, McHenry Hohnen

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 […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, Air Travel, Speciality Travel

The Byron Bay Triathlon is soon approaching (11 May 2019)

The Byron Bay Triathlon is soon approaching, and it’s going to be better than ever! The event offers a fun experience for all involved. Whether you’re a season veteran or looking to compete in your first triathlon, the Byron Bay Tri offers a range of distances that are suitable for all skill levels. The whole weekend is certainly going to be one to remember. And to help with this, the Byron Bay Triathlon Weekend Guide is a one stop guide for all things Byron Tri. Chock full of activity recomme...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Sydney, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Byron Bay Triathlon, Byron Bay Tri, Byron Tri Chock, Ballina Airport, Coopers All, Byron Bay Surf Life Saving

World’s Luxury Cruise Ship Fleet Set to Double

Remarkably, the world’s luxury cruise ship fleet is set to double in the next eight years as 43 new ships are currently on order. I suppose one might wonder why they are building all of these ships.  Well, the answer is really pretty simple: There are 80,000,000 baby boomers retiring at a rate of 10,000 every day. This demographic enjoys the “unpack once” ease of an ocean or river cruise. Carol and I have made it our goal to personally sail on all of the luxury ocean and river cruise brands. ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Carol, Travel News, Azamara Club, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Cruise Industry News, Viking Ocean Cruises Silversea Cruises

The best times to visit the 4 amazing worlds of Ecuador

So, just when is the best time to travel to Ecuador? Ask any tour operator in the country, and they’ll tell you that there’s NEVER a bad time to experience this South American nation. Still, for those looking to visit our country at “ideal” times — when there’s the least rain, the most days of […] The post The best times to visit the 4 amazing worlds of Ecuador appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, South America, Ecuador, Regions

Packing For Your Period

Here are a few specific things I’ve learned to tuck in my backpack that a more tame packing list might omit. Anyone with a period seriously needs to think about these items before taking off on a long-term international adventure – not all of them are available worldwide!   Menstrual Cup This option still makes some people squeamish but I cannot recommend it highly enough. Tampons are fine when you have the luxury of frequent access to bathrooms with running water (or bathrooms at all), but w...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Solo Female Travel, Rtw, Health & Lifestyle

Daily Playing Schedule and Final Acts Announced for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary Next Month

After months of excitement and anticipation, the wait is over. There’s just a matter of weeks to go, the full line-up and daily playing schedules for Bluesfest 2019 are here! With over 200 artist performances playing over 300 hours of incredible live music, we are ready to celebrate our 30th Anniversary this Easter. We’ve so many acts across multiple genres playing, who do you want to see? Grab your mates and get planning now! The 2019 playing schedule is available on Commenti...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Montreal, Glastonbury, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Bluesfest, Folk Alliance, Lucy Gallant, Peter Noble OAM, Jack Johnson Iggy Pop Ben Harper, Sametime New Zealand, Māmā Mihi, Clarence Bekker Band Ward Thomas Glenn Cardier

LGBTQ Brooklyn – A Gay Guy’s Weekend Guide to Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Promenade has some of the best views of Manhattan With over two million people living in the borough, Brooklyn is New York City’s most populated part of the city—but strangely, a lot of visitors and many Manhattanites don’t know much about it. Brooklyn’s big culture and attitude is reflected in its diversity of people, cuisine, and even languages. Many of the distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods are recognized as ethnic enclaves, hubs of a particular culture. Brooklyn is easi...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Berlin, New York City, Brooklyn, David Bowie, Manhattan, Bill, Brooklyn Bridge, Commonwealth, Joe, Central Park, Bushwick, Gay Travel, Williamsburg, Prospect Heights


By enjoying a few Murbah Swamp Beers, Northern Rivers locals are set to help raise tens of thousands of dollars for local palliative care services at Stone & Wood’s third annual Murwillumbah Open Day, which last year raised over $30,000 for the Wedgetail Retreat. Between 11.00am and 5.00pm on Saturday 30 March at Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah brewery, the annual ‘Murbah’ Open Day will again invite locals to an all-day, family-friendly event of beer, food and music, complete with market stalls, foo...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Culture, Meredith, Festivals & Events, Daly, Murwillumbah, Stone Wood, Jasmin Daly, Tweed Coast, Wedgetail Retreat, Murbah Swamp Beers Northern Rivers, Wedgetail Retreat Between, Kite Crescent South Murwillumbah Murwillumbah

10 Things to do in Cheltenham in just one day

Cheltenham is well known for horse racing during the Cheltenham Festival, but how many people know of Cheltenham as a spa town, a festival town or as Regency Cheltenham with some of the best preserved Georgian architecture in England? I visited the town in a day trip from Bristol and discovered an unexpected side of Cheltenham, with street art, great shopping and stylish boutique hotels that make the perfect base for a weekend in Cheltenham or as a gateway to exploring the Cotswolds. Here a...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Featured, Shopping, Activities, Culture, Things To Do, Cycling, Art and design, Museums, United Kingdom, Bristol, Sightseeing, Street Art, Cheltenham

How to Convince Your Road Trip Partner to Do All the Driving

There’s nothing better than a road trip for relaxing, enjoying spectacular scenery, and taking great photographs – unless you’re the driver. Then, you face hours of monotony behind the wheel on long, straight roads. Even worse, you might have to negotiate less-than-ideal road conditions, such as hairpin turns with sharp drop-offs, while your passengers marvel at how beautiful the drive is. So, how do you go on a road trip if the thought of driving for long distances (or at all) doesn’t appeal to...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Featured, Relationships, Road Trip, Don, Phil Moore

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 […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Morocco, Cuba, Caribbean, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Road Travel

Paris vs Malawi – Confronting Traveler’s Privilege

I am transfixed by the vignettes of life unfolding on the parched dirt road in front of our simple brick home. The reed fencing around the house frames a patch of Malawian road. Life is never hurried or particularly orderly here, but so compelling and textured in the harsh African sunlight. Groups of children proudly drag or roll toys made out of packing crates or discarded bicycle tires, shouting and waving when they see me, leaning back to stay in the frame as long as possible, even popping ba...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Africa, America, Netflix, Paris, Chanel, Malawi, Caribbean, Charles de Gaulle, CANCUN Mexico, Lilongwe, Edwin, Chichewa, Church of Central Africa Presbyterian CCAP, Transformational Stories

Lavorare come cameriere a Dubai

Lavorare come cameriere a Dubai é possibile? Un cameriere di origine europea può lavorare a Dubai e vivere dignitosamente? Fino
Tags: Travel, Featured, Dubai, News da Dubai, Dubai City Guide, INFORMAZIONI su DUBAI ed EMIRATI ARABI, Hotel & Ristoranti, Altre offerte di lavoro a Dubai

Forced to Work or Forced to Pay Over and Over Again Until Perpetuity?

While the major news media hastily assessed the repercussions of last week’s sudden conclusion of the second Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, what has been transpiring for the past several months at the highest court in South Korea may also deserve much attention and commentary. Since October of 2018, the Supreme Court in Seoul has ruled several times in favor of the Korean plaintiffs who were “forced to work” in various industrial expansion endeavors during Japan’s Annexation period, ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Featured, Supreme Court, China, US, America, Unesco, Military, United States, Seoul, Nagasaki, Hanoi Vietnam, ODA, Republic of Korea, Nippon Steel

2019 Byron Bay Surf Festival, It’s a wrap!!

what a week that was!! Cyclone Oma delivered what only a cyclone can …pumping waves & wild conditions!! The 2019 Byron Bay Surf Festival was a festival to remember. Offering five epic days of world class waves thanks to Cyclone Oma, cranking live tunes, inspirational films, world class art exhibition, enviro chats and Q&A panels with a few of surfing’s most influential competitors & characters. Despite extreme weather we managed to run 14 of the planned 16 events and the dedicated and happy crow...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, World Champs, Mark Morgan, Beach Hotel, Lone Goat Gallery, Dick Hoole, Cyclone Oma, Surfings, Abbi Hart, Tim Cornish, Taylor Steele Occy

What to Eat in Naples Italy

I know many people skip over Naples in order to get to the Amalfi Coast, however it’s a big mistake! Naples has one of the most vibrant street and food cultures in all of Italy. It wasn’t that long ago that I used to be scared of going to Naples since you tend to hear a lot of stories about how rough it is there. But after I went there with some friends I realized that Naples wasn’t a lion, it was a kitten. And most importantly, Naples Italy food is something not to miss! It has an incredible fo...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Italy, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Leo, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Sorrento, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Naples Italy, Tina, Claudio, Gino, DOP

Spring in Barcelona: eat like a Catalan

Springtime is one of the best times to visit Barcelona. The weather is getting warmer but it’s still at a comfortable heat, and there are typically less people in the city as the tourist buzz hasn’t quite hit yet and many locals leave Barcelona for the Easter break. Better still; springtime is also a great […] The post Spring in Barcelona: eat like a Catalan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Spain, Barcelona, Food And Drink, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany

Amazon, FBA e Dubai

Amazon FBA  é la nuova frontiera dell’e-commerce: tante imprese stanno facendo affari importanti tramite un sistema che sembra affidabile e
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, Featured, Dubai, FBA, Amazon FBA, News da Dubai, INFORMAZIONI su DUBAI ed EMIRATI ARABI, Expo 2020, Free Zone, First Page, Tasse, Società, Apertura Società, Antonio Vida

Fight or Flight – Realities of Travel With Kids

In the months leading up to our around-the-world sabbatical trip with two kids under five, countless people offered up their opinions of our decision to bring our kids along with us. “It’s not like we can leave them behind!” my husband would quip and I would remind him that they meant that our other choice was not to go at all. It was clear that plenty of people thought we were brave to take this on. An equal number thought we were crazy. In my mind, the opportunity to travel the world with my k...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Bali, United States, South Africa, Bird, Travel With Kids, Don, Mindy, Indie Travelers, Hong Kong Airport, Camarillo, Usborne, Guy Raz, Spider Monkey

Richmond Harbour Hotel – a boutique hotel in Richmond where the countryside comes to town

If you are visiting London but want to escape the traffic and crowds, allow me to introduce you to leafy, riverside Richmond-upon-Thames. The well-heeled residents would really rather keep Richmond’s 2,500 acre park, views of the Thames, and oh-so-English cricket green to themselves. But with the newly renovated Richmond Harbour Hotel and Spa, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the country-comes-to-town feel too! Source
Tags: Travel, England, London, Featured, Hotels, United Kingdom, Stay, Richmond, Boutique-hotel, UK & Europe, London and around, Richmond Harbour Hotel

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 […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Camping, Hotels, Events, Accommodation, Vietnam, Regions, Travel Miscellany

Street Food a Dubai

Dubai, nell’immaginario collettivo è un luogo che offre tantissimi ristoranti e posti dove mangiare a prezzi piuttosto elevati o comunque
Tags: Travel, Featured, Dubai, Tour, Street Food, Emirati, Cucina, News da Dubai, Dubai City Guide, INFORMAZIONI su DUBAI ed EMIRATI ARABI, Cucina Araba e Internazionale a Dubai

Margarita March at the Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

It’s always a fiesta when there’s margarita’s involved so Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. have decided to bring Margarita March back to the Bay for the second year shaking. Feeling thirsty already? Celebrate this traditional Mexican drink by sipping through The Balcony’s specialty Margarita menu which features a twist to suit every taste bud. RED DRAGON tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar, dragon fruit puree, lime zest salt, on the rocks SMOKIN’ DAISY jalapeno infused tequila, Agave nectar, L...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, Balcony, Byron, Bay, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Balcony Bar Oyster Co, Animal Welfare League, Oyster Co, Balcony Bar amp, Margarita March, Feista

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling RTW

Tourism accounts for around 8% of the world’s yearly greenhouse gases, according to a study published by Natural Climate Change. With the travel industry continuing to grow some 5% per year, how we choose to travel could have a significant impact on the future of the planet in the years ahead. The good news is that there are ways to see the world without causing long-lasting damage to the environment. From skipping the hotel laundry service to traveling with friends, there are several ways for a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, UK, Cook, Featured, Australia, Earth, Atlantic, Trip Planning, Eco Travel, Laura, Mary II, National Geographic Green Guide That

Where to stay and eat on the southern tip of Gran Canaria

My recent trip to Gran Canaria with Hyundai UK included two amazing experiences (if you haven’t already read about them, see my posts titled ‘Climbing a via ferrata in Gran Canaria‘ and ‘Taking a helicopter ride in Gran Canaria‘) but what I haven’t yet shared with you is where we stayed and where we dined […] The post Where to stay and eat on the southern tip of Gran Canaria appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Spain, Accommodation, Food And Drink, Hyundai, Gran Canaria, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Hyundai UK, Hyundai2019

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