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Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog

It’s been a while since I posted an update with news specifically about the blog, so I thought I’d take a quick hour out of my day to share a few new developments, firstly by mentioning one or two nice pieces of recognition that I’ve been receiving. In the last couple of months, I’ve been […] The post Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, Travel Miscellany, A Luxury Travel Blog


Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l’Olivette

Covering an area of approximately 1,500 hectares, the terroir of the Bandol appellation covers 8 communes in Var (Bandol, Le Beausset, Le Castellet, La Cadière d’Azur, Saint Cyr-sur-mer, St. Anne of Evenos, Sanary-sur-mer and Ollioules) and some 50 winemakers. The region covers a natural amphitheatre of terraces that descend towards the Mediterranean Sea in the […] The post Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l’Olivette appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Attractions, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Mediterranean Sea, Olivette, Bandol, Masdubrulat, Var Bandol Le Beausset Le Castellet La Cadière, St Anne of Evenos Sanary


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: Travel, Europe, France, Italy, Switzerland, Food And Drink, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany


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


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


Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests!

Yesterday we reached a significant milestone – we published our 10,000th blog post. Yes, you heard that right… it’s taken us almost 14 years to get there, but we now host more than 10,000 articles here on A Luxury Travel Blog!! And to celebrate this accomplishment, we’re planning on running two very exciting competitions over […] The post Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests! appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, Travel Miscellany, A Luxury Travel Blog


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


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


5 reasons why New Zealand will be triumphant after Christchurch

New Zealand is a country of untold beauty; from the North to the South Island there are an abundance of natural sights that will take your breath away. There are mountain climbs that will elevate your view to more than 12,000 feet and scuba dives that will take you through an underwater paradise. New Zealand […] The post 5 reasons why New Zealand will be triumphant after Christchurch appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Oceania, Regions, Travel Miscellany, Health & Safety


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


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


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


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


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


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


Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito

Ecuador may not yet be on the radar as an international foodie destination, but there is no doubt that this small country has a lot to offer for even the most intrepid gourmet travelers. At the center of this foodie revolution is the capital city of Quito, with an array of restaurants to suit all […] The post Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Restaurants, Food And Drink, South America, Ecuador, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany, Quito


Chile: a luxury, organic wine tour like no other

Visiting Chile? Put this luxury vineyard tour on your list. I’ve lived in Santiago for over a year, and I’ve only just got round to discovering one of the best wine experiences in the world. Letting it breathe Emiliana Organic Vineyards is located just 45 minutes from Santiago, yet it feels like a world away. In […] The post Chile: a luxury, organic wine tour like no other appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Attractions, Food And Drink, South America, Family Travel, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Emiliana Organic Vineyards


5 of the best places to eat in Palma de Mallorca

The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a foodie, Mediterranean paradise. Beyond the obvious appeal of sun and sea, this beautiful island is a favourite as an upscale destination thanks to the wide choice of elegant places to stay; a lively cultural scene; a rich history; unspoilt nature; and of course, the gastronomy. The […] The post 5 of the best places to eat in Palma de Mallorca appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Restaurants, Spain, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands Mallorca


A definition of ‘luxury travel’ and ‘luxury travelers’

Most luxury travelers choose the most exclusive cabin class and the most luxurious hotels when they travel; you might think retired adults dominate this industry but also young professionals are looking for luxurious, private and out-of-the-ordinary experiences when they travel. Away from mass tourism and regular hotels this industry is growing very rapidly. So, what […] The post A definition of ‘luxury travel’ and ‘luxury travelers’ appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Travel Miscellany


5 modern-day African festivals

Africa is known for some amazing traditional festivals that showcase the rich and diverse cultures found across the continent. But it is also home to a growing number of modern-day festivals, created in the current era and celebrating the vibrancy of music and arts in Africa now. In this blog, we are taking a look […] The post 5 modern-day African festivals appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Events, Uganda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Regions, Travel Miscellany


10 cookery schools to discover around the world

‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’… George Bernard Shaw Food is humanity’s greatest connection with each other. One of travel’s enticing rewards is the discovery of new cuisine and exploring the soul of a place through its dishes. We have handpicked 10 of our favourite culinary experiences to delve into; food […] The post 10 cookery schools to discover around the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, India, Africa, Thailand, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Laos, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, George Bernard Shaw Food


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


What to eat in Japan

Simple. Tidy. Fresh. These are the three adjectives we would use to describe Japanese cuisine. While many countries in Asia use a plethora of spices in their food, the Japanese prefer less complicated flavors, allowing the main ingredients and a few seasonings (commonly soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger) to speak for themselves. Even in a […] The post What to eat in Japan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Food And Drink, Regions, Travel Miscellany


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


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