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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: Travel, Europe, Featured, Australia, Hotels, Africa, Turkey, Accommodation, Attractions, Italy, Middle East, Kenya, Oceania, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


Luxury resorts and vegan food in Phu Quoc

Read all about these Luxury Resorts and Vegan Food in Phu Quoc from our recent trip to the Vietamese island which is a fast growing tourism hotspot. We experienced 3 luxury resorts that were all very different to each other but had one thing in common for sure. Upon request they were more than able […] The post Luxury resorts and vegan food in Phu Quoc appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Food And Drink, Resorts, Vietnam, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Phu Quoc, Luxury Resorts and Vegan Food


Best Places to Stay in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa

When you think of places to stay in the Kalahari Desert it brings to mind loads of sand (and not much else), parched animals at nonexistent waterholes, and extreme heat. But this picture of the Kalahari Desert as arid with little to mar the landscape is far from true. The Kalahari can be as hotazel! […] The post Best Places to Stay in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, South Africa, Kalahari Desert, Northern Cape, Kalahari, Upington, Ten (10) to Inspire, Augrabies, Kuruman, Green Kalahari, Kalahari Desert South Africa


Excavating knowledge

Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories of learning can be useful in helping us to understand the possibilities of learning, and also to guide teachers in their pedagogical practice. But to which theories should we subscribe? Furthermore, in the digital age where every aspect of our lives is governed by technology, do the theories from the last century still have relevance? The following exploration of the theory known as 'constructivism' may present some clues:Learning relies on the individual...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Web, Teaching, Accommodation, eLearning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Assimilation


5 of the most amazing star beds in South Africa

We all dream of those safaris and wilderness experiences where you sleep out in the open while looking up at the endless amount of stars that light up the sky. Lucky enough, more and more places start to offer star beds where you can experience just that. 1. Milky Way Star Bed, Samara Private Game […] The post 5 of the most amazing star beds in South Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Resorts, Regions


Stunning South African Film Locations of Hollywood Movies – Stay There Too!

Ever wondered where the spectacular scenes you see in movies actually are? South African film locations blow movie producers away with their beauty. They’d have to be ridiculously short sighted not to take advantage of the varied and appealing landscapes or the current Rand Dollar exchange rate. But what makes South African film locations even […] The post Stunning South African Film Locations of Hollywood Movies – Stay There Too! appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Accommodation, South Africa, Attractions, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Cederberg, Hollywood Movies, Ten (10) to Inspire


Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects, and increased attention from the international media are putting the countries of East and Southern Africa in particular on […] The post Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Resorts, Namibia, Rwanda, Botswana, Regions, East, Southern Africa


Luxury tented camp opens deep in Cambodian jungle

The hotly anticipated Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection has opened, crowning a transformative year for Cambodian luxury tourism. Nestled deep within the wilderness of the South Cardamom National Park, in a pristine wildlife corridor three hours’ drive south of Phnom Penh, Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection offers a radical new concept for a […] The post Luxury tented camp opens deep in Cambodian jungle appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Accommodation, Cambodia, Resorts, Regions, Shinta Mani Wild Bensley Collection, South Cardamom National Park, Phnom Penh Shinta Mani Wild Bensley Collection


How to combine glaciers and luxury hotels in Patagonia

Visiting the vast expanse of Patagonia would not be the same without a visit to at least one glacier. These huge towering blocks of ancient ice are seriously impressive and becoming rarer by the minute as the world gets warmer. In the southern cone it is possible to hike on their jagged peaks, take helicopter […] The post How to combine glaciers and luxury hotels in Patagonia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Accommodation, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Regions


The 5 best new build luxury chalets in the Alps

There are some truly exceptional luxury ski chalets in the Alps. The facilities on offer have evolved over time as it becomes clear what is needed to provide the best experience for the discerning guests who choose to stay. In many respects a truly luxurious chalet is like a five star hotel in microcosm. They […] The post The 5 best new build luxury chalets in the Alps appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Accommodation, Switzerland, Alps, Vacation Rentals, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe


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, Florida, Usa, Featured, Hotels, Accommodation, Space Travel, Attractions, United Kingdom, Cambodia, North America, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel


How to Become a House Sitter and Never Pay for Accommodation

Updated: 12/24/2018 | December 24th, 2018 A lot of readers were interested in learning more about house-sitting (watching people’s houses while they’re away in exchange for free accommodation). I’ve never done it, but Dalene and Pete from Hecktic Travels do it all the time, so I brought them in to talk more about the subject. Enjoy! As I write this, I’m sitting in a comfortable leather recliner in front of three large bay windows. In my view are tall pines covered in healthy green moss, as wel...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Australia, Accommodation, Ireland, House, House Sitter, Manhattan, Honduras, North America, Travel Tips, Skype, Caribbean, Harlem


Imagine… a luxury home from home in Cyprus, just metres from the sea

After staying at Chloe Villa on the outskirts of Protaras, we moved to another Imagine Villas property, closer to the town centre of this eastern Cyprus resort. Referenced as property ME16 on their website, this luxurious 4-bedroom villa enjoys sea views from a quiet residential setting just a short walk from Protaras centre and the […] The post Imagine… a luxury home from home in Cyprus, just metres from the sea appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, Restaurants, Cyprus, Accommodation, Middle East, Vacation Rentals, Regions, Going Out, Protaras, Chloe Villa


Top 5 places to visit in North Malawi

Malawi is currently fast emerging as a hot destination in Africa thanks, in no small part to the transformations of its wildlife and safari experiences currently underway. But those developments are focussed on two wildlife reserves in the south of the country and one in the central area. The country’s southern region has a host […] The post Top 5 places to visit in North Malawi appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Mozambique, Resorts, Malawi, Regions, North Malawi


Short stay: Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at the Madinat, Dubai

Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf, the summer-houses, is where Arabian Nights living coalesces with Venetian canal-style. East meets West, Arabia greets Europe in perfect harmony in Jumeirah’s contemporary take on a traditional Arabian citadel. This is an opulent 5 star luxury leading on to a white-sand private beach on the shores of the warm Gulf of […] The post Short stay: Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at the Madinat, Dubai appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Jumeirah, Regions, Going Out, East, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Madinat Dubai, West Arabia


Finding the feel-good factor in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. With TripAdvisor naming Angkor Wat as the number 1 Landmark in the World for the second consecutive year it’s no surprise visitor numbers are on the rise. In addition to visiting the award winning and incredible Temples of Angkor, we’re […] The post Finding the feel-good factor in Siem Reap appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Southeast Asia, Accommodation, Attractions, Cambodia, Tripadvisor, Going Out


Best Beach Cottage Holidays in South Africa

Beach cottage holidays in South Africa – One can’t help but bring to mind beach cottage holidays when one thinks of South Africa. Beach house stays that include rickety wooden walkways down to white, sandy beaches that stretch for miles… The country has kilometres of coastline, much of it given over to holiday villages and […] The post Best Beach Cottage Holidays in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, South Africa, Destinations, Atlantic Seaboard, Namaqualand, Ten (10) to Inspire, Cape West Coast, Best Beach Cottage Holidays, South Africa Beach


The re-birth of the auberge

In this age of disposability, we often find old buildings razed to the ground and new characterless buildings replacing them but not so in a small village in Provence.  Le Brûlat is part of the commune of Le Castellet located between Toulon and Marseille and just fifteen minutes from the coast.  Since September 2016 there […] The post The re-birth of the auberge appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Marseille, Toulon, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Le Castellet, Provence Le Brûlat


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, Air Travel, France, Hotels, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel


Asia’s 2019 travel hot list

So many of recent openings have excited us lately that it’s been quite a feat to narrow down the latest and hottest news to a mere handful… we love taking travellers out of their ‘comfort zones’ and introducing people to new or unusual experiences that engage them with deeper and unexpected layers of a destination. […] The post Asia’s 2019 travel hot list appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Hotels, India, Events, Accommodation, Cambodia, Resorts, Laos, Sri Lanka, Regions, Travel Miscellany


Dog Friendly Accommodation in Cape Town – Places You can Take the WHOLE Family

Dog friendly accommodation in Cape Town – Cape Town with its incredible mountain, weather, beaches, people and wine is hotting up for summer and Christmas – a combination difficult to resist. It’s an Added bonus if you no longer have to hire a house sitter but can take the dog along. Suddenly a spontaneous booking […] The post Dog Friendly Accommodation in Cape Town – Places You can Take the WHOLE Family appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, South Africa, Cape Town, Family Holidays, Western Cape, Cape Town Cape Town, Ten (10) to Inspire


Review of Premier Inn Dundee Centre

I stayed at the Premier Inn Dundee Centre for two nights in October 2018. My stay cost £60 for a double room, booked several months in advance on the non-refundable Saver rate. I’ve stayed at the hotel in the past, you can read my review here. The hotel was closed for in 2016 for a […]
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Accommodation, Hotel Reviews, Inn Dundee Centre


Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

A safari in one of South Africa’s malaria-free reserves is an excellent option for anyone who loves the idea of seeing Africa’s amazing wildlife in its natural environment, but is worried about malaria. Whilst it is pretty straight forward for most people to take anti-malarial precautions, there are some who prefer to avoid both malarial […] The post Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Resorts, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Travel Miscellany, Health & Safety


Christmas in South Africa – Inspiring Hotels, Guest Houses & Lodges for Last Minute Bookings!

Not everyone does the big family Christmas in South Africa. There are those couples, individuals, or nuclear families who just want to get away from it all. And there’s a lot to be said for having someone else cater for you, even if it’s only breakfast, so that you can enjoy Christmas without the fuss. […] The post Christmas in South Africa – Inspiring Hotels, Guest Houses & Lodges for Last Minute Bookings! appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, South Africa, Ten (10) to Inspire


Short stay: Al Seef by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Step out of time. Drop out of high-rise Dubai into a quieter almost biblical scene in Arabia’s history. Jumeirah has deconstructed the concept of the big hotel. There are ten “bayts”, traditional Arabic houses with clusters of rooms, dotted through the Al Seef heritage village to recreate the intimate hospitality of a bygone era. Altogether […] The post Short stay: Al Seef by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Food And Drink, Jumeirah, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Arabia, Al Seef, Jumeirah Dubai UAE


Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Step out of time. Drop out of high-rise Dubai into a quieter almost biblical scene in Arabia’s history. Jumeirah has deconstructed the concept of the big hotel. There are ten “bayts”, traditional Arabic houses with clusters of rooms, dotted through the Al Seef heritage village to recreate the intimate hospitality of a bygone era. Altogether […] The post Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Food And Drink, Jumeirah, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Arabia, Al Seef, Jumeirah Dubai UAE


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, Usa, Air Travel, Hotels, Accommodation, United Kingdom, North America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Worldwide


The Garden Route Game Lodge Gets Even Better

The Garden Route Game Lodge is a spectacular private reserve where the Big 5 can be enjoyed up close without the risk of malaria. Its rooms are luxurious and its setting exquisite. And, it doesn’t hurt that it’s on the gorgeous Garden Route of South Africa. In November 2018, its stunning revamp and upgrade were […] The post The Garden Route Game Lodge Gets Even Better appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, The Garden Route, Ten (10) to Inspire, Garden Route of South Africa, Albertinia


Top 6 luxury lodges in Australia

Known for its rust-red outback, ivory beaches, and culinary excellence, Australia’s quality of life is extraordinary, but what does it offer the luxury traveller? Plenty. Heralding a climate and landscape that covers the spectrum, the luxury traveller should demand an engaging sensory experience that takes advantage of Australia’s scenic beauty without foregoing the finer comforts. […] The post Top 6 luxury lodges in Australia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Hotels, Accommodation, Resorts, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel


Best Places to Stay in Franschhoek – South Africa’s French Quarter

Have you noticed that almost every one of the best places to stay in Franschhoek is named after something French, or Frenchified to sound French? It’s not pretentious so much as it’s in keeping with its history – Franschhoek is the Cape’s French Corner. Regarded as the Winelands’ foodie capital Franschhoek’s main road is awash […] The post Best Places to Stay in Franschhoek – South Africa’s French Quarter appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Accommodation, Ten (10) to Inspire, Western Cape, Cape Winelands, Franschhoek