Have you got itchy feet? Are you longing to escape somewhere new, somewhere you can look out from to see a different view? Love it or hate it Instagram is still one of the top places people look to for inspiration when planning a holiday. While some travel influencers...

The Pigsty is really anything but. It’s stunning, both in itself and also in its location. We were lucky to be one of the first guests to stay, and it was perfect! Let me tell you more. ...

Madeira is the perfect island for beautiful almost-tropical scenery, whether you're walking in the mountains high above the clouds or enjoying the sound of the waves by the coast. When we visited last December, we were lucky enough to stay at two stunning and tucked...

I’m aboard the floating-boutique-hotel called the Viking Sea. Viking Cruises has six of these stunning ships, all almost identical, with more coming over the next few years. I’m first impressed with the beauty of the Viking Sea’s Nordic design, then with the luxury...

Steeped in history yet no stranger to innovation, London is one of the finest capitals in the world. Whether it's your first visit or your one hundredth, there will always be something new to discover. The city celebrates its multiculturalism, with some 270...

Are you a fountain of knowledge about weekends in Italy? Or more of a freshman when it comes to booking Italian breaks? Either way, you can't fail to fall in love with the university town of Bologna after a stay at L8 Boutique Apartments. Bologna is home to the oldest...

Valletta, Malta's golden capital city, is a maze of narrow streets rolling up and down hills, past churches and pavement cafés, with every corner decorated with statues and colourful balconies. The city's concentration of historic architecture means the whole of...

Have you ever been to a place so isolated there is no road in or out? I’m not talking about an island paradise below the equator, but a spot off the grid and so remote it’s known as the largest city in the world you can only get to by air or boat. Where a jungle...

In central Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, the Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort is the epitome of calm and elegance, perched on the riverbank. This article contains affiliate links. For more information about affiliate links, please visit our Affiliate DIsclosure...

 How much do you know about Luxembourg? We all know it's there. Somewhere in central Europe. But not that many of us have been there or even know that much about it. Having recently spent a long weekend there, I'd like to share with you 5 reasons why I think...

I love Vancouver. Even during the height of Canadian winter it is rare for this coastal city to see snow. For the few days a year it does come, the flakes rarely last the day (at least at sea level, elevation is a different story!). Vancouver does have its hot days,...

Every now and again I stumble across somewhere that I feel is truly special. It might be a vibrant city hotel or a quiet mountain retreat but without a doubt unique and a cut above the ordinary. It was to share these magical places that I first started writing...

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...

Nilaya Hermitage, Goa, India On a hillside overlooking Arpora to the Arabian Sea beyond, Nilaya Hermitage is a secluded, boutique hotel in Goa, as unique as it is beautiful. This article contains affiliate links. For more information about affiliate links, please...

The Perfect combination of a beachside and city break With a choice of 5 swimming pools, including one for adults only, numerous enticing dining options, lush gardens, a private sandy beach, a luxurious spa and superb service, the elegant Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR, on...

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...

Central and South America's diversity of wildlife is simply breathtaking, as is the natural beauty of its landscapes and the warmth of its people. If you are looking for sustainable luxury travel, then here are 5 of the best environmentally friendly and responsible...

As I wandered down the pier towards the ocean, the sun was slowly setting. I grabbed a G&T from the bar and settled down in one of the comfy cushion-filled cargo net hammocks suspended above the water and soaked in the changing colours of the sky. The view across...

As summer gets underway, days are long and with a bit of luck, sunny too. After being stuck in lockdown for months, you’re probably going a little stir crazy. How people have coped with the challenges of the last few months varies greatly from one person to the next....

Dorset on the south coast of England boasts one of the countries loveliest coastlines. Known as the Jurassic Coast, long stretches of beaches are backed by stunning fossil-filled cliffs with fascinating rock formations displaying millions of years of geological...

Where better to escape the stresses of work and your everyday routine than by heading up into the treetops? From a luxurious suite with a hot tub in the grounds of an English country house hotel to a rainforest eco-lodge with 360° views of the jungle, there's no place...

Mykonos, a stunning island in the Aegean Sea, is famous for its windmills and beaches but there's a lot more to do here besides sunbathing with your nose in the latest best-seller. Here we take a look at five fun and fascinating things to do in Mykonos. 1. Join a...

Autumn is a fabulous time to head off on a road trip. Here in the UK, the weather is generally mild, the roads quieter, the hotel prices cheaper and the trees that line the roadsides look glorious in their autumnal hues. Sunny days at this time of year are...

We all know the dip you get once you’ve made your way back home after your most recent trip – so it’s not long before you dive into planning the next one! But instead of your usual routine, how about going one further and doing everything you can to make sure your...

As one of the top destinations to visit in Greece, if you’re looking for a holiday of a lifetime, Mykonos may be the perfect spot for you. The island oozes glamour and sophistication, with a thriving party atmosphere, beautiful Mykonos beaches as well as...

Are you yearning for adventure or seeking relaxation? Maybe you’re looking for the perfect family holiday? Do you care about the environment? Have you considered a cruise? It’s time to dispel a few myths about cruising. The variety of cruises available and the type of...

Setting out on a journey to Switzerland is like embarking on a trip of a lifetime. The magnificent blend of meadows, lakes, and Alpine peaks as a backdrop to medieval towns and world-class attractions is arguably unbeatable anywhere else in the world. And in this...

Relaxing on a secluded palm-fringed beach for two weeks, a short break skiing in an exclusive Alpine resort or an extended glamping expedition on safari in Africa, honeymoons come in many different shapes and sizes. Surprisingly, the average honeymoon is planned and...

For over 50 years, the elegant Hotel Lungarno has been welcoming guests on the banks of the River Arno in the centre of Florence. As the flagship establishment of the exquisite Lungarno Collection of luxury hotels, charming apartments, villas, and world-class...

If like us, you enjoy staying somewhere with a bit of character, somewhere different from the norm, then you'll love these beautiful, quirky hotels in the UK. Perhaps you'd like to treat a loved one to surprise getaway with a difference. Which would be your idyllic...

Chosen by the Telegraph as one of the best boutique hotels in Florence, Gallery Hotel Art, is part of the impressive Lungarno Collection by the Florentine fashion Ferragamo family. Located in the heart of Florence, it couldn’t be better situated for a memorable city...

Luxury around the world comes in many different shapes and sizes and in a vast variety of stunning locations from mountain tops to coastal plains. We’ve hand-picked our favourite holiday villas and apartments in each of five very different settings. Whether you’re...

Imagine the rural Quebec of a storybook. Tall evergreens and maple trees that blaze crimson in autumn and drip sap to be made into syrup in spring. Farmland, dotted with farmhouses and animals, rolls up from the mighty St. Lawrence River. There’s likely a charming...