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Plan a Luxurious and Fun Log Cabin Holiday in Europe

Plan a Luxurious and Fun Log Cabin Holiday in Europe

If you’re planning a holiday close to nature, log cabin retreats are spot on. Not only are they cozy and comfortable, they are also made from renewable and natural materials. Combine these advantages with the beauty and serenity of the area plus the convenience and amenities of a luxuriously furnished timber home and you’re all set to enjoy one of the most amazing breaks you’ve ever had. Here’s a list of places to go for astounding log cabin holidays in Europe. Stay at the Val d’Herens, Switzerland Switzerland is known for its exquisite nature with lots of mountains, valleys and forests. It’s also renowned for its alpine resorts. An incredible place for a log cabin vacation is Val d’Herens, a valley at the canton of Valais. Surrounded by mountains, it is a popular starting point for expeditions.  La Dent Blanches and la Dent d’Herens are two peaks that are over 4,000 meters. Alpine history…

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Vacations are already a luxury that more and more of us around the world are starting to enjoy. Add on top of these lowered travel costs with increase choice in accommodation and even destinations, and your vacation can be anything you want it to be. You can have a truly luxurious getaway, and that definition of luxury can be entirely yours at nearly every budget. All you need is a bit of prep, a touch of creativity, and to follow this guide: 1.    Choose a Unique and Luxurious Home-Away-From-Home There is so much more to travel than hotels. Today, you can rent out a vacation home or luxury apartment just as easily and in many cases for less than you would a luxury hotel. Though there are often no amenities like a continental breakfast or room service, you don’t really need them. Order in and enjoy takeout, or go out…

The World’s Most Romantic Drives

The World’s Most Romantic Drives

Those of us who really like to drive will automatically seek out the roads that deliver the best thrills. What’s important here is that combination of driver and machine working in perfect harmony; the sweep of the road, the shifting of gears. Certainly any road is better if it also offers nice scenery but that’s not always a priority. The trouble is, it’s not all that romantic is it? There are times in our lives when personal relationships take priority. We meet someone, we fall in love and look forward to that first holiday away together. A romantic tryst on the road to who knows where? It’s Better By Car We could fly to new destinations but the driver within knows that the best way to get the most out of a holiday is to go your own way and take the car. Better still, make the occasion even more special…

Our Top 5 European Road Trips

Our Top 5 European Road Trips

Europe. It’s a familiar continent yet it offers a wide and varied number of cultures. Turn a corner and there’ll always be something new to discover. Whether it’s castles or cathedrals, scenic beauty or gritty realism, Europe offers something for everyone. Travelling by road is by far the best way to see all these European treasures be it in your own car or a classic car or even from behind the wheel of a supercar rental. Driving gives us the option to stop where we please thanks to a wealth of hotels, gîtes and pensions. Driving for pleasure is a wonderful way to spend a holiday and it’s always good to seek out those special routes. Some are very well known but there are others on the list that offers up new vistas and surprises. Route Napoleon This historic drive was originally taken in 1815 by the eponymous French Emperor, although he…

A Man on the Move: How to Vacation in Luxury This Summer

A Man on the Move: How to Vacation in Luxury This Summer

When going on your yearly vacation away from the busy, professional life you lead, you will not want to go cheap and miss out on the most luxury you get all summer long. This is the one time in the year you can properly let go off the stresses of your everyday life and recline back, enjoying the sun whilst reading a great book or off having adventures in a country you have never visited before. When you work so hard, you deserve to treat yourself to something wonderful and have a vacation filled with luxury. This guide will give you some starting points on how to book the best holiday you possibly can and line up a once in a lifetime, extravagant and indulgent time abroad. No expenses spared Before anything else, you need to sort out where you want to go and, out of those places, where will…

4 Unexpected Luxurious Destinations You Must Visit

4 Unexpected Luxurious Destinations You Must Visit

The world is full to the brim with jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations that are just waiting for you to discover and explore. Rather than visiting popular locations that attract tourists in their droves, consider more unique cities and towns that will provide you with a trip of a lifetime, while proving you are a seasoned traveller. If you are in need of some travel inspiration for your next big adventure, here are four unexpected luxurious destinations you must visit at least once. 1- South Korea Don’t allow South Korea’s northern neighbor to stop you from visiting this stunning country, which offers breath-taking national parks, islands, and mountains. For example, you can visit temples, hot springs and jagged rock formations at Seoraksan National Park, which is the country’s third highest mountain. You can also relax on the many beautiful beaches or embark on a lava tube tour at Jeju Island, while passionate skiers should…

Innovative Ways to Live in Luxury on Your Travels

Innovative Ways to Live in Luxury on Your Travels

Traveling is something that most people dream of doing during their lifetime, with solo travelers, families, and romantic trips making up much of the holiday market. Yet, what people truly dream of is living in luxury when they are away. You may be used to having luxury trips at your fingertips, but there may also come a time when you are looking for something new, where you can truly live your best life during your stay. Luckily, there have been many new ways recently that people have been using to explore the luxury travel world. To ensure your next trip oozes as much luxury as the last, make sure you take note of these innovative tips. Change your car Lots of people love how they can escape from their usual lives when they are on vacation. This can sometimes mean reinventing yourself for a few days or weeks when you…

Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

More of us are travelling by air than ever before — the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) statistics show a rise in global air passenger demand of 7.6 per cent for 2017 compared to the previous year. And to match this, there’s a natural drive to expand and improve existing hubs or create brand new airports that take the strain from older counterparts. Airport construction is complex, creative and expensive — so here are 2018’s most expensive airports. Terminal 4, Changi International Airport The latest addition to Singapore’s Changi Airport has only been open for a few months — but it’s already won praise for outstanding customer experience. Its Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system is making travel super-efficient, with 50 automated bag-drop machines and 65 check-in kiosks. Attractions: new fans claim it’s the world’s most luxurious air terminal — it features an interactive Heritage Zone for history buffs, street food stalls,…

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

If you’re planning on taking a wonderful luxury summer vacation this year, you will need to plan well in advance. Last-minute vacations can be fun, but it is unlikely that you’ll be able to have your pick of the best hotels and flight times, and that can have an impact on the overall vacation. Here are some excellent dos and don’ts to ensure you have the most wonderful vacation and enjoy every second of it. Dress For The Trip If you’re traveling somewhere exotic and hot, it can be tempting to dress ready for your final destination in sandals and shorts. You might even leave your jacket or coat behind. The problem is that your trip might not be quite so warm and you could end up sitting on a plane for six, seven, eight hours (or even longer) in the freezing cold. This is especially true if you are…

How to Plan a Luxury Staycation

How to Plan a Luxury Staycation

It’s the latest travel trend, an Internet buzzword that more and more people are embracing. The staycation invites you to experience the benefits of a luxury break without so much as hopping on a train. There are many benefits to this latest craze. For one thing, staycationers get to enjoy all the perks of being on holiday – freedom, pampering and sightseeing to name a few – without the stresses of travelling. A holiday in your hometown will also open your eyes to what’s on your doorstep; you might have lived in a place for many years, but have never been able to appreciate your surroundings from a tourist’s perspective. A staycation allows you to see your hometown through fresh eyes. With this in mind, here’s how to plan the perfect luxury staycation. Consider What YOU Want Chances are you work hard, or perhaps life has just gotten too much and you…

Learn How to Plan an Amazing Exotic Vacation to Turks and Caicos

Learn How to Plan an Amazing Exotic Vacation to Turks and Caicos

Traveling to exotic places allows you to see things that you may not be able to see anywhere else. When traveling on a luxury vacation, it is important to make the most of your time in the exotic destination. If you are looking for a great place to travel on your next vacation, Turks and Caicos is a great destination to consider. There are many great things to do during your trip and it is the ultimate destination to relax and unwind from a hectic life. The following guide walks you through a few tips to use when you want to travel to Turks and Caicos. Ensure Your Trip to Turks and Caicos Is Enjoyable Many people make the mistake of simply taking a plane to get to Turks and Caicos. This is not overly enjoyable, though. Consider a Marina Del Rey yacht rental instead. You can travel in the…

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time flyer, holidays are a time for luxury. When the stresses and strains of daily life get too much, we all need to take a break – and what better place to unwind than in some of the world’s most idyllic surroundings? However, it isn’t always possible to predict what kind of experience you’re going to have when you travel somewhere new. Adverts can be misleading, and even customer reviews aren’t 100 percent reliable. Looking to plan your next excursion but not sure where to go? Satisfy your wanderlust with one of these ten luxurious destinations from around the world. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica If you’re looking to experience true geographical wonder, this small town in Costa Rica is the destination for you. With hot springs, natural pools and rainforest trails, the area surrounding the Tabacón River is as luxurious as it…

Reasons to change from Business Class to Private Jet Travel

Reasons to change from Business Class to Private Jet Travel

If your bank balance allowed you to, would you even think twice about getting your own private jet? While flying on business and first class offers more comfort, private jets are the crème de la crème of the aviation industry. They are the epitome of luxury. Besides the extra comfort and luxury a private jet provides, here are some more reasons why you may want to consider chartering a private jet for your next flight. 1. Save time A private jet saves you the worry of running a little late or missing your flight. You can board your jet for departure in your own time – your crew and pilot are ready for take-off as soon as you are.  You don’t have to rush through terminals or stand in any lines. Travel experts say a private jet requires a maximum of only 15 minutes to get the flight underway. Another…

Fine Dining close to the Côte d’Azur Marinas

Fine Dining close to the Côte d’Azur Marinas

On a luxury yacht charter, experience the finest cuisine prepared by top chefs, both onboard and on land. Explore different culinary experiences as your vessel cruises between marinas. The French Riviera has one of the greatest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, so fine dining in Côte d’Azur marinas is an unforgettable gourmet journey through a world of super-chefs, superb ingredients and stunning dining locations. From the dizzying three Michelin star heights of Monaco and Saint Tropez to the highly celebrated restaurants of Cannes and Antibes, here are our top picks for fine dining near Côte d’Azur marinas. Monaco: 3-star: The glittering principality of Monaco is awash in Michelin-starred restaurants, but the ultimate culinary crown is held by the Louis XV-Alain Ducasse at the iconic Hotel de Paris. Alain Ducasse was the first hotel restaurant on earth to be awarded three Michelin stars in 1990—and it has retained all…