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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: Accommodation, Air Travel, Asia, Australia, Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Featured, Germany, Hotels, Japan, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe


Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc

What do you get when three countries with some of the best culinary traditions in the world converge in one area? A gastronomic region of immense proportions. While the area around Mont Blanc spanning France, Italy, and Switzerland is known for big cheese names such as Gruyere and Fontina, there are many smaller cheesemakers that […] The post Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Europe, Food and Drink, France, Italy, Regions, Switzerland, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe


Mediterranean exhilaration

Renowned for a generally relaxed vibe, the Mediterranean is an attractive yachting haven and reliable summer stalwart. The array of vibrant locations, each with their own distinct flavour, means there is something for everyone to enjoy. While many choose to just sit back and relax during their Med escape, the region also offers numerous options […] The post Mediterranean exhilaration appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Eastern Europe, Europe, France, Italy, Regions, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Western Europe


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


Where to see the next 10 eclipses

Unless you’re from the Arctic Circle, it’s not often you get to stare up at a dark-as-night sky in the middle of the day. This is what makes total solar eclipses so special — and worth planning an astronomy-themed trip to see in person. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels between Earth and the sun, fully blocking out the sunlight for a short span of time. In 2017, the US saw its first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years, wowing spectators from Tennessee to Oregon. If you mis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mexico, France, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, Chile, Maine


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


5 fantastic villages and towns to explore in Provence this Summer

Provence is without doubt a popular destination in the summer and for very good reason. The abundant sunshine encourages everything to burst into life. There is a palpable buzz in the air as people make the most of the stunning weather and warm temperatures. The vines are in full leaf, the sunflowers and lavender in […] The post 5 fantastic villages and towns to explore in Provence this Summer appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Provence, Regions, Western Europe


Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation

Family vacations are typically difficult to plan, as the parents must think of all sorts of things that will make the vacation comfortable, fun and dare we say relaxing. Crete, as a destination, is a no-brainer when it comes to family vacations as it offers variety in hotel properties, fun experiences, the nature is completely […] The post Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Family Travel, Crete, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe


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


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


Short stay: Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK

If you ever feel a touch of nostalgia for England’s 1966 World Cup win, sense the drama when you see that picture of Gazza with a tear in his eye and know that Harry Kane does more than just advertise razors, then a visit to the Hilton at St George’s Park is a must. It […] The post Short stay: Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Regions, Western Europe


5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

As the world becomes smaller, travellers are getting ever more adventurous and are not content with merely treading the well-worn holiday paths. They are seeking out unique hotels, in exceptional destinations, which also offer memorable experiences while they are there. Here are some of our favourite places to stay, from a pod on the side […] The post 5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, Usa, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Italy, Peru, South America, Tanzania, Resorts, North America, Regions


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


Is Travel Safe in the Wake of Disaster?

At the age of twenty I visited Israel. It was one of the first times tourism and the ideas of safety and security merged in my travel journey. Upon returning home, I vividly recall describing my experiences interacting with soldiers on public buses, the idea of mandatory military service, and how I was deeply affected by conversations with families living on a kibbutz whose homes were daily targets of militants. None of us is alone when we ask, “Is it safe to travel in the face of terrorism?” Wh...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Texas, London, New York City, Israel, United States, Connecticut, Paris, Belgium, World Health Organization, State Department, Western Europe, Center for Disease Control, Wendy Perrin


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


The best Balkans road trip itinerary

If you want an affordable road trip that takes you through several countries and a diversity of cultures in a relatively short time, the Balkans are the ultimate destination. Unless you’re daunted by changing currencies or multiple languages, this area of Eastern Europe is the perfect place to have an epic vacation on a budget. Composed of Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, and Slovenia, the Balkans region might sound vast...
Tags: Travel, Danube, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Iceland, Kosovo, King, Mediterranean, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Eastern Europe


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


22 hottest peppers in the world

There’s a good chance you’ve come across a way too spicy pepper in your life. Maybe you sought it out; maybe it snuck up on you in a salsa. Either way, that fiery burn is seared in your memory. But unless you’re an extreme heat seeker, that pepper you tried is far milder than the peppers that reach the top of the Scoville Scale. The Scoville Scale is an objective scale used for measuring the spicy heat of peppers and other hot foods. Items on the scale are ranked by their Scoville Heat Units ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Food, UK, California, Youtube, Mexico, India, Africa, US, Spain, Pepper, Pennsylvania, Pakistan, West Africa, Peru


Top 7 local mountain dishes

One of the benefits of a few hours skiing is the healthy appetite that you tend to work up. Any regular skier knows that such an energetic activity is going to require a pit stop, sooner or later. When you start to wilt a little, thoughts turn to where to pull up for lunch. A tasty […] The post Top 7 local mountain dishes appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Austria, Switzerland, Food And Drink, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany


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


7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

One of the best ways to travel and see the world’s sights is by train. Here are some of the most spectacular trains and train journeys around the world, from classic journeys such as going from London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to travelling from north to south across Australia and making your way […] The post 7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, Australia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Canada, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Italy, Rail Travel, Peru, South America


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


5 cheapo alternative destinations in Europe

On the face of it, this should be a great time for Americans to think about traveling to Europe. Just a few years ago, it took $1.38 to buy a euro; today, a euro can be had for just $1.13. But despite this trend, Western Europe can still be expensive for Americans, and, for that matter, for most of the world’s travelers. Here’s one strategy for lowering costs: eschew particularly expensive locations for cheaper alternatives. As always, think broadly about alternatives. In some cases, a neighbori...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, Vienna, Marseille, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Madrid, Kosovo, Ljubljana, Lisbon, Aosta Valley, Courmayeur


Hiking Peaks of the Balkans

Standing at the summit of Mount Taljanka in Kosovo, your thighs will burn and the wind may feel strong enough to knock you off your feet. You’ll look out on the valley below to see no roads or towns, only a green pasture encircled by layers of mountains reaching back to the horizon. It will feel as though you’ve stumbled on some secret land, hidden in Europe’s southeast corner. But there’s a moment like that every day on the Peaks of the Balkans trail. Peaks of the Balkans makes a 119-mile lo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hiking, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Eastern Europe, Balkans, Western Europe, All, Tirana Albania, Yugoslavia, Balkan, Albania Montenegro, Balkan peninsula



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