Boutique cruising with Azamara Journey

Boutique cruising with Azamara Journey

As I stepped aboard the Azamara Journey, a grand staircase greeted me, as did a most welcome glass of champagne. I'd been invited to join a short leg of a Mediterranean cruise to check out this beautiful, recently refitted ship and from what I had heard I was going to...

10 Incredible Luxury Villas From Around the World

10 Incredible Luxury Villas From Around the World

The best luxury villas in popular destinations around the world reflect an appreciation of comfort, design, style and amenities  and often a certain uniqueness that is hard to beat. These exclusive holiday homes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to...

Travel more responsibly on an eco-chic holiday

Travel more responsibly on an eco-chic holiday

Would you like to travel more responsibly but don't want to give up your creature comforts? If yes, then we have to agree with you, this is our favourite way to travel too. Whether you are after a luxurious eco-safari in Africa, an Arctic cruise or a stylish European...

From a cave hotel in Turkey to the ultimate in luxury in St Moritz

From a cave hotel in Turkey to the ultimate in luxury in St Moritz

We all love a bit of luxury, but there is so much more to making a hotel really memorable. I recently asked 5 well-respected travel bloggers what were their favourite luxury, boutique or eco chic hotels. They replied with a very interesting mix, from the ultimate in luxury to something a little more unusual.

The world’s most luxurious airports

The world’s most luxurious airports

Travelling the world can really take its toll on a frequent jetsetter, with endless queues and layovers in airports. Fortunately, there are places where comfort and luxury are at the heart of the world’s busiest airport terminals. Here are three of our favourite luxurious airportsfrom around the world.

5 favourite eco-chic holiday homes

5 favourite eco-chic holiday homes

Holidaying in a ‘green’ way used to mean camping in a field surrounded by cow manure. How times have changed! The emergence of eco-chic holiday homes means that now you can play your part, respecting the planet, whilst relaxing in comfortable or even luxurious surroundings. Here’s five of our favourites…

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

From luxury eco lodges in West Africa to staying with the local royal family in Rajasthan, volunteer tourism no longer means having to rough it!

When most people think of volunteering abroad they imagine having to stay in very basic accommodation or perhaps living with a local family where they can really get to know the culture and this in itself is part of the attraction. In the past it was taken for granted that volunteering had to involve some kind of deprivation on the part of the volunteer but the award-winning company People and Places take a very different approach.

What does green, eco or sustainable tourism really mean? Christina from the Rainforest Alliance explains.

What does green, eco or sustainable tourism really mean? Christina from the Rainforest Alliance explains.

What does green, eco or sustainable tourism really mean? Christina Cullen from the Rainforest Alliance sheds some light on these terms and tells us how we can travel responsibly. With yet another British summer threatening to turn into a wet disappointment, more and more holiday-makers are venturing further afield. This, along with the fact that tourism is one of the world’s largest industries, means that its impacts on the environment, including pollution, deforestation, inefficient energy use and cultural exploitation can be huge.

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