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5 destinations to visit on a private yacht charter in the wake of the ancient Romans

As fabulous today as over two thousand years ago, these private yacht charter destinations were the runaway resort destinations and summer playgrounds of Roman Royalty and the very wealthy so very long ago. Today every location still vibrates with the same beauty that once drew the Romans to each location. And just like two thousand […] The post 5 destinations to visit on a private yacht charter in the wake of the ancient Romans appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Attractions, Croatia, Cruises & Boat Travel, Eastern Europe, Europe, Going Out, Italy, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe


Top 5 beach clubs in Mallorca

You may be quite happy rocking up to the beach, spreading your towel on the sand and basking in the sun with the minimum of fuss. All well and good. On the other hand you might, from time to time, crave a little luxury and a more sophisticated visit to the beach. In that respect […] The post Top 5 beach clubs in Mallorca appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Mallorca, Clubs, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe


Why you should visit Phnom Penh prison and killing fields

We travelled the world visiting 15 countries in 10 months but nothing could have prepared us for the horror we found during our visits to the security prison and the killings fields, that day in Phnom Penh. Pol Pot established Kampuchea, the Khmer Rouge controlled state, and took over the Tuol Svay Prey High School […] The post Why you should visit Phnom Penh prison and killing fields appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Attractions, Cambodia, Regions, Going Out, Phnom Penh, Kampuchea the Khmer Rouge, Tuol Svay Prey High School


Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK

The four star St. Ermin’s Hotel is a horseshoe-shaped Grade II Listed mansion that can be found in a tranquil Westminster location, befitting of its reputation as a hotel that is shrouded by mystery and secrecy. St. Ermin’s has a long history of involvement with the British Secret Service and the top two floors served […] The post Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Secret Service, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, London UK, St Ermin


6 unexpected, secret Sydney experiences

The sparkling city of Sydney, with its iconic bridge and performance centre, is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, but can you find some hidden treasures and see the harbour city in a new light? Over, under and on the harbour The Sydney Harbour Bridge, affectionately known by locals as the ‘coat-hanger’, […] The post 6 unexpected, secret Sydney experiences appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Attractions, Sydney, Oceania, Regions, Going Out, Sydney Harbour Bridge


Plant-based pioneers in Singapore

As plant based options become the norm on menus around the world it truly is an exciting time to be vegan. Gone are the days when we would have to sustain ourselves with dishes that lacked creativity, taste and nutrition. Now we can dine at the finest restaurants and stay in luxurious hotels safe in […] The post Plant-based pioneers in Singapore appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Restaurants, Singapore, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany


Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Situated in 8 acres of grounds in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, Macdonald Ansty Hall is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion dating back to 1678. This was our second visit to this 62-bedroom Macdonald Hotels & Resorts hotel, having stayed a few years previously (click here for that review). The welcome We were warmly welcomed […] The post Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Warwickshire, Family Travel, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Western Europe


Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK

A mere decade ago, the Benedictine nuns of Stanbrook Abbey were wearing grooves into the floor of their chapel as they knelt to pray, as they had since the 19th century. Then, seeking further peace and seclusion, the nuns relocated to Waas in North Yorkshire. Once the Pope had agreed to deconsecrate Stanbrook Abbey it […] The post Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Benedictine, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Waas, Stanbrook Abbey, Stanbrook Abbey Hotel Worcester UK


UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country located on the west of South America. This country has four regions, all of which are inhabited by unique flora and fauna. That is why the government has created national parks and nature reserves to protect Ecuador’s precious ecosystem. Although Ecuador is vastly known for its biodiversity, this country is […] The post UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, South America, Ecuador, Regions, Going Out


The most beautiful market in France

If you’ve ever explored France, chances are that you’ve stumbled upon one of the country’s many markets. These have long been a thriving tradition in France with regular markets displaying produce ranging from fruit and vegetables, to fish, meat and other delicacies, as well as many non-food stalls. The market at Sanary-sur-Mer is no exception. […] The post The most beautiful market in France appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Restaurants, Events, Attractions, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Masdubrulat, Sanary


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, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, France, Hotels, Spain, Thailand, Accommodation, Pakistan, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel


Top 5 gourmet destinations in the Alps

One thing that draws us to the mountains as much as great ski areas and luxury hotels are the gourmet restaurants serving culinary delights. Restaurants in the mountains continue to get better and better and many of them are collecting Michelin stars at an exceptional rate. Here are five glorious gourmet destinations in the Alps. […] The post Top 5 gourmet destinations in the Alps appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Restaurants, Italy, Switzerland, Food And Drink, Alps, Michelin, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany


Barcelona’s secret gardens

Barcelona is one of the most bustling and urban metropolises; the young and the old, the past and the present, and the local and the foreign coming together in perfect (if sometimes a little hectic) harmony. Staying in such a lively city like Barcelona with a population of over 1.5 million, it is only natural […] The post Barcelona’s secret gardens appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

In the heart of a small, pretty village in Provence’s department of Var, just under an hour’s drive from Marseille, is a new luxury hotel called Mas du Brulat. Built in 1594, some 200 years before the French Revolution, this historic building, which now houses not only a hotel but also a restaurant and bar, […] The post Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Accommodation, Attractions, Marseille, Food And Drink, Vacation Rentals, Provence, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel


Top 10 things to do in Singapore

The Garden City. The food capital of Asia. The New York of the East. With names like these it’s no surprise that Singapore is one of the Far East’s most popular cruise destinations. Here are our top ten things to see and do in Asia’s Lion City. Singapore Flyer & Marina Bay Views across the […] The post Top 10 things to do in Singapore appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, New York, Singapore, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel, Garden City, Far East, Lion City Singapore Flyer Marina Bay Views


8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan

Whether confined to school or work holidays or simply set on getting as many ski trips into the season as possible, a spring ski holiday definitely has it`s quirks. While warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and perhaps less crowds are definite pluses to skiing later in the season, slushier snow and fewer open slopes are some […] The post 8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hotels, Accommodation, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Hakuba Japan


A guide for a luxury weekend in Rome

Millenary, historical, elegant, heritage and, eternal; There are not enough adjectives to describe Rome, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Whether you’re looking for history, churches, luxury, nature or art, Rome has something that will attract every luxury traveler. I recently spent a long weekend (3 days) rediscovering the eternal city, and […] The post A guide for a luxury weekend in Rome appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Rome, Accommodation, Attractions, Italy, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


Celebrate Woodstock’s fifty-year anniversary – NYC weekend getaways

It is hard to believe, but it has been fifty years since the historic Woodstock festival in 1969. Woodstock’s effect on music, art, and culture is indisputable.  However, many people don’t realize that the Woodstock festival did not take place in the New York town of the same name.  Instead, due to logistical reasons, the […] The post Celebrate Woodstock’s fifty-year anniversary – NYC weekend getaways appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, Events, Attractions, North America, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Woodstock


5 car-free aka care-free Greek destinations

For most of us our daily routine consists of crossing busy intersections, walking on sidewalks so we won’t get hit by cars and even using our own vehicle to get to any place that we consider to be far from home. What if we could go about our day without turning our heads to see […] The post 5 car-free aka care-free Greek destinations appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles

Both whiskey (or whisky, if you’re in Scotland) and golf got their starts in the British Isles, and it ends up, they pair well together. The long histories of the spirit and the sport mean any local place will have its own version of the story to tell, and you can get a lot of […] The post Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Scotland, Hotels, Accommodation, Ireland, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Isles


The best luxury travel experiences in Bolivia

Wild, untouched and still decidedly off-the-beaten-track, the appeal of travel in Bolivia is gradually growing to match its most-visited Andean neighbour, Peru. Boasting some of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Latin America, cloud forests, deserts, volcanoes and the Amazon basin – this superbly diverse country has much to explore. Undoubtedly at a much earlier […] The post The best luxury travel experiences in Bolivia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Camping, Accommodation, Attractions, Peru, Food And Drink, South America, Latin America, Bolivia, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany


A day at the races – the Circuit Paul Ricard

For many holiday destinations there are a few ‘must do’ activities or specific places to visit. Here in Provence we’re lucky to have our very own destination venue – The Circuit Paul Ricard Race Track! This incredible complex and homage to motor racing was built in 1969 just outside of the picturesque village of Le […] The post A day at the races – the Circuit Paul Ricard appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Events, Attractions, Provence, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Paul Ricard, Circuit Paul Ricard


5 reasons you must visit Zakynthos this Summer

It is a real struggle to select your Greek Summer island when you have so many options to choose from. Each island has its own unique charm, traditions and beauty. Not to undermine the other islands, but we feel that Zakynthos, also known by its Italian name Zante, deserves to be in the spotlight this […] The post 5 reasons you must visit Zakynthos this Summer appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Attractions, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Zakynthos


Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar

On our journey to pick up the boat at Pakkoku taking us down the Irrawaddy river to Bagan, I asked our guide Wyn about a rather peculiar practice I had noticed with the locals in Myanmar. Every morning they paint their faces with a yellow substance, looking like very poorly applied make up, some add […] The post Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Attractions, Myanmar, Irrawaddy, Regions, Going Out, Bagan, WYN, Bagan Mayanmar, Pakkoku


Unsung heroes of the Greek islands

The Greek islands are an ever-popular summer destination and perfect for exploring by yacht. While islands like Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu see large numbers of visitors in peak months, don’t let over-crowding deter you – beyond the abundant and much-loved Greek islands, numerous hideaway retreats await, relatively unknown and untouched by tourism. Brimming with wild […] The post Unsung heroes of the Greek islands appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Attractions, Corfu, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Santorini Mykonos


Brazil’s top 5 nature destinations

Luxury tourism to Brazil is back in focus with the news that Virgin Atlantic recently announced that they would launch daily flights on their Dreamliner fleet between London Heathrow and São Paulo in 2020. Of course, Brazil’s beaches and Rio de Janeiro are on the wish list of most international travellers, but there has been […] The post Brazil’s top 5 nature destinations appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Virgin Atlantic, London Heathrow, Sao Paulo, Regions, Going Out


Bryher: 9 reasons to visit this idyllic Isle of Scilly

A little over a mile long and rarely half a mile wide, Bryher is as close as you will get to the Caribbean around Britain. The rugged island, “The Island of Hills”, with a sub-tropical climate, has azure and turquoise seas, a scattering of palm trees and white sand beaches. With a population of just […] The post Bryher: 9 reasons to visit this idyllic Isle of Scilly appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Events, Accommodation, Britain, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Caribbean, Scilly, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, The Island of Hills


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, Air Travel, France, Hotels, Cyprus, Accommodation, Attractions, United Kingdom, Middle East, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Worldwide


The 5 alternative sights in Moscow that you must not miss

Even the most ardent luxury traveler can grow tired after days of high-end restaurants, expensive malls and glitzy hotels. Luckily, Moscow offers a ton of cool sights and activities that will appeal to luxury and regular travelers alike, even if some of these will require a bigger-than-average budget. These five tips are guaranteed to get your adrenaline […] The post The 5 alternative sights in Moscow that you must not miss appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Restaurants, Russia, Attractions, Moscow, Food And Drink, Eastern Europe, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany


Crete: the Greek haven of fine dining

One of the most exciting travel experiences begins with food discovery. In recent years, Crete has seen a surprising number of refreshing new gastronomic ventures evolve into an eclectic blend of cuisines and dining concepts. Greek cuisine needs no introduction, but think Cretan gourmet: a unique Mediterranean terrain with exceptional vegetables and meats with a […] The post Crete: the Greek haven of fine dining appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Restaurants, Food And Drink, Crete, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany



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