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Yasuni: nature and ancestral culture

Yasuni: nature and ancestral culture

In the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve the inhabitants live in harmony with nature. Yasuni translates to ?sacred land? and the indigenous tribes that live in this part of Amazonia, treat it as sacred, because it sustains them, which is as true today as it...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-24 21:57:46
The island of Crete – a destination for nature lovers

The island of Crete – a destination for nature lovers

In the south of the Aegean lies Crete – an otherworldly island, naturally stunning, warm and inviting. Crete encapsulates Greece and charms everybody who visits it. It is an island with many destinations to admire: Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania,...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-23 21:56:19
Photograph of the week: Sunset on the Côte Sauvage, France

Photograph of the week: Sunset on the Côte Sauvage, France

Côte Sauvage, which translates as ?wild side? in English, and known as the ?wild coast? of Brittany, is a stretch of untamed beauty in the Charente-Maritime department on the Atlantic seaboard of France. Rocky cliffs, dramatic seascapes, sandy...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-22 22:00:21


Latest news from A Luxury Travel Blog

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-22 22:00:21
Caribbean castaways ? a brief guide to 5 authentic islands

Caribbean castaways ? a brief guide to 5 authentic islands

Travel trends can be fickle ? one moment the whole world and her dog want to marvel at steamy geysers in Iceland; and then next season it?s all about devouring culture in Malta. Yet some destinations stand the test of time; visit after visit....
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-21 21:59:20
Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l’Olivette

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-20 22:05:41
Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-19 21:56:38
5 Andean cities for ?living large? in retirement

5 Andean cities for ?living large? in retirement

South America?s Andean region is capturing the attention of expatriates in search of a place to spend their retirement. Here, even moderate-income retirees can live in veritable luxury thanks to the region?s excellent medical care, temperate...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-19 21:56:38


5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

Since the Dominican Republic hosted its first PGA Tour event in 2018, there?s never been a better time to check out the spectacular golf that the Caribbean paradise has to offer. The island?s best courses speak for themselves: Teeth of the Dog,...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-19 21:56:38
Mediterranean exhilaration

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-18 22:01:07
5 luxurious Marrakech riads

5 luxurious Marrakech riads

For travellers looking for an authentic Marrakech experience it is hard to beat a Riad. That?s a traditional Moroccan house within the historic walls of the Medina. Riad translates from Arabic as garden. Tall airy houses, often three storeys, are...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-18 22:01:07
5 destinations to visit on a private yacht charter in the wake of the ancient Romans

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-18 22:01:07
Top 5 beach clubs in Mallorca

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-17 21:56:07


5 adventurous family friendly destinations in Asia

5 adventurous family friendly destinations in Asia

Seeking out a long-haul destination in Asia when travelling with children or families can be a daunting experience. Moving away from the well-trodden routes of Thailand villas and India?s Golden Triangle opens up a wealth of opportunities for...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-17 21:56:07
Why you should visit Phnom Penh prison and killing fields

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-16 22:01:23
5 honeymoon destinations for every couple

5 honeymoon destinations for every couple

The upcoming months are among the most popular months to get married; in particular, May, June, and August are busy times for wedding planners and coordinators. While most weddings are planned way ahead of the actual wedding day, there are a few...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-16 22:01:23
5 fantastic villages and towns to explore in Provence this Summer

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-16 22:01:23
Star beds of Africa

Star beds of Africa

Ask anyone who has been on safari in Africa what they remember about the landscapes, and there?s a high chance they will tell you about the seemingly endless African skies. By day you can look miles to the horizon, which is often shaped by hazy...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-16 22:01:23
Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-16 22:01:23
Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-15 22:01:13
6 unexpected, secret Sydney experiences

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-15 22:01:13
Plant-based pioneers in Singapore

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-15 22:01:13
5 of the best places in Africa to see elephants

5 of the best places in Africa to see elephants

Elephants are always near the top of the list of animals that everyone wants to see when they go on safari to Africa. The good news is that just about every national park and game reserve with a good mix of general game will offer excellent elephant...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-15 22:01:13
Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-15 22:01:13
Our £10,000 and $10,000 luxury travel contests!

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...
Luxury Travel - 2019-05-14 22:01:17
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