Luxury travels

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…

CRYSTAL SUNRISE QUEEN LUXURY RESORT & SPA, Luxury At All Levels

CRYSTAL SUNRISE QUEEN LUXURY RESORT & SPA, Luxury At All Levels

Turkey is definitely the hot luxury spot right now. With the devaluation of the Turkish Lyra, luxury resorts become a great destination for holidays. We have already wrote about luxury resorts in Turkey previously and here is a new update about the Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury resort & spa. With this new generation of resort, you will find an unlimited comfort and a flawless service that is combined with entertainment. You can enjoy more than 150 meters of sandy beach and swimming pools for all tastes. The Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury Resort & Spa is located in one of the most beautiful touristic regions in Turkey, in the Atalaya region. The resort is situated only 4km away from Side city center, 65km away from Atalaya Airport. The hotel has been awarded by Holiday Check Top Hotels, Zoover, Tripadvisor, RTK, Schauinsland Top Hotel Partner, Corendon, Booking.com and Benswisclub and it owns…

How To Save In Time For Your Luxury Vacation

How To Save In Time For Your Luxury Vacation

If you are saving for the vacation of a lifetime, then it can be daunting and overwhelming at times, in particular, if your bank balance is not in the healthiest of states currently, or when you go in to book your trip. However, no matter your budget we all deserve a little luxury while you are away from home, so it is up to you to get organized and ensure that you have enough money or savings so that you can swim with dolphins, skydive or even dive with sharks – as these moments are priceless and life-changing, no matter the initial cost. Plan your trip If you are not planning to stay in a resort during your entire trip, then it is up to you to plan and prepare your trip so that you can stick to your budget, while also ensuring that you are having the adventure of…

Looking for Luxury in Mexico

Looking for Luxury in Mexico

Trips to Mexico conjure up images of sprawling city exploration, Aztec ruins in unlikely jungles, and incredible beaches with all the water sports and frolics one can hope for. It’s a famously cheap place to visit, especially for those wishing to sample a little culture and a little luxury under the Mexico sun. For those on more of a budget yet still hoping to squeeze some luxury experiences out of their vacation to Mexico, here are some must-see tips to get you relaxing in opulence while exploring this great and varied nation. To The Beach It’s not rare for tourists and travelers alike to make a bee-line for the beaches after landing in Mexico. Here you’ll find picture perfect stretches of sand dotted with beach bars selling the sort of Mexican beer, tequila and rum cocktails that’ll enrich the senses, bringing you into full relaxation mode for your time spend…

Luxury Traveler: Three Good Reasons Why You Should Visit Turks And Caicos

Luxury Traveler: Three Good Reasons Why You Should Visit Turks And Caicos

Some destinations are dream places for holidays and if there is one hot destination for luxury travelers is Turks and Caicos islands. It is an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas.The tropical islands are simply a small paradise on Earth. Some celebrities like Lindsey Vonn or Cara Delevingne have already experienced the farniente of these islands. No matter if you book a hotel or if you wish to experience Turks and Caicos home rentals, any luxury traveler around the world should have at least one holiday booked to this place. So here are three main reasons to convince you to book your next trip to this tropical archipelago. Turks and Caicos geographical location: easy to access The two islands groups are in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas, northwest of Puerto Rico, north of Hispaniola, and about…

Keeping it Luxury When on the Move

Keeping it Luxury When on the Move

Luxury vacations usually entail finding yourself a 5-star hotel and settling in for opulent relaxation by the pool, on the beach, in chandelier-decorated lounges or sumptuous dining halls. But what if your inner traveller wants to be moving from place to place, taking in a new destination every other day, while remaining in stylish comfort throughout. Perhaps you dream of exploring the stunning Taj Mahal but want to do so in style. Or, maybe you want to discover the ancient pyramids in Egypt but arrive there rested and relaxed. Here are some luxury travelling ideas sourced from world-wide transport options that will make the process of being on the move part and parcel of the delicious luxury holidaying experience. Luxury Trains Across the world, from India to South Africa, train lines are home to some of the most luxurious train carriages imaginable, fitted in an old-fashioned style that’s reminiscent of…

A Guide To Planning A Luxury Vacation With A Difference

A Guide To Planning A Luxury Vacation With A Difference

Every now and again, letting your hair down is necessary. If not, you may find yourself working around the clock and not enjoying the fruits of your labor. It is okay to enjoy some of the finer things in life sometimes such as a luxury holiday after a long working year. Not only can it help renew your love for life, but it is also a great way to relax, see some of the incredible things life has to offer and get some well-needed rest. In this article, you’ll find a few tips on how to plan a luxury vacation with a difference. Research Your Destination The first step to planning a luxury vacation that’s different from any you’ve been on before is to do your research on your dream destination. You should ask questions such as what the weather is like, what the local culture is and where 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…

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Picking the perfect outfit for a luxury location can challenge even the most competent fashionistas. And your refined style skills to dress well for different events might not translate to looking trendy in every locale. But with a little research you can avoid a fashion faux pas, impressing locals and guests alike with your impeccable fashion sense. So here’s how to dress to impress in five dramatically different luxury locations. Cape Town Cape Town is the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s luxury hotspots. Cradled between Table Mountain and the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans converge, its natural beauty is breath-taking. You should put your feet up in a pair of deck-shoes, khaki culottes and a cool cotton shirt from Murphy & Nye as you enjoy the finest seafood at Blues Bar & Restaurant in Camps Bay. But if you’re in residence at The Twelve Apostles hotel a little further round the coast,…

The Best Beaches in and around St Tropez

The Best Beaches in and around St Tropez

If you’re taking your holiday in St Tropez this year, it’s probable that ‘beautiful beaches’ top your list of destination requirements. Once a small fishing village, the beach resort town has flourished into one of the world’s most popular destinations for a discerning population. The beaches here are considered among the most glamorous in the world and their beauty is unique. But this part of the world is not just for those in search of glitz. Overlooking the gulf of St Tropez, the picturesque town of Sainte-Maxime is home to some of the most delightful beaches in the south of France, meaning that you can experience a varied beach holiday when in the region. Here, villas with sea views encourage visitors to set up home. We’ve compiled a list of the best beaches in St Tropez, Sainte-Maxime and the surrounding region, meaning you can experience paradise like a local. St…

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

While tourism to the United States gets more attention, Canada offers many luxury destinations, whether you want to ski, hunt, swim, watch the whales or visit lower cost alternatives to California’s Napa Valley. Here are five great Canadian luxury destinations. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located in Banff National Park. It is called the Castle in the Rockies, and the century old luxury hotel is the center of a massive resort with almost eight hundred rooms. You can find small rooms and fancy suites with amazing views of the mountains. You can golf, hike, go horseback riding, try white water rafting, fishing, ski or enjoy the on-site spa. Day trips from the hotel include Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway. Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, British Columbia The Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, BC sits in the middle of…

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

We are always connected. Is there any place in this world where we cannot receive any SMS, email or even a phone call? Even in a desert or in the middle of a sub-tropical jungle things are possible. But there was one place in which we were forced to be off-line. There was one magical place that phones, smartphones, tablets and other laptops were out of the grid. One place in which for once you could just relax and enjoy some hours only for yourself. This place is called a plane. While traveling in a plane you could not take any calls, responde to any SMS or browse the internet and answer emails. It was forbidden as this could short-cut the aircraft technology. If you were traveling for business or for lesure this was a moment in your life that you could use to sleep, relax, have creative thoughts or…

Turn Your Trips into Extended Adventures: How to Have More Time (and Money) to Travel

Turn Your Trips into Extended Adventures: How to Have More Time (and Money) to Travel

We’ve talked about a lot of interesting travel destinations to visit, plenty of cuisines to try and the best tips to help you enjoy your trips more. Although going on short trips is always exciting, sometimes, a long adventure is what you really need. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have the time – and money – to go on extended trips. This article will cover some of the things you can do to turn your short trips into longer adventures. Go on a Work-Study-Holiday A lot of countries now offer a WHV, or Working Holiday Visa, which allows you to travel across the country while working at the same time. You can pick up smaller jobs as you backpack through a country of your choice; this allows you to earn money as you travel, which in turn will help you extend your time in the country…