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Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is one of the historic seats belonging to the family of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, as well as being home to part of an internationally renowned art collection (Rembrandt?s Old Lady Reading...Show More Summary

Short stay: Three Glens, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

At the start of our mountain bike / island hop adventure in Scotland, we stayed at the Three Glens ? an eco-getaway in unspoiled Dumfriesshire, overlooking the village of Moniaive and with beautiful 360-degree views of rolling green hills. Show More Summary

Party at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai

As mentioned in previous posts, I was honoured last month to be invited to ITLM (International Luxury Travel Market) Asia 2014, held in Shanghai. This is an exclusive invitation-only event and this year the official party for the event...Show More Summary

Drinks on the helipad at The Peninsula Shanghai

As part of ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) 2014 in Shanghai – an invitation-only event bringing together la crème de la crème of the luxury travel industry, I was invited to a VIP media welcome party to celebrate the opening of the event. Show More Summary

5 top tips to take the stress out of flying

Travelling – and, more specifically, flying – can be a stressful experience. (I write this as someone who should really be packing for a trip right now!) That said, there are some simple measures you can take to make the process runShow More Summary

9 top luxury jewellers and watchmakers in London

London, one of the world?s greatest cities, is a true gem for shopping. Watches and Jewellery have been one of the most sought after products in the capital of the United Kingdom for hundreds of years with consumers appetites being as strong as ever. Show More Summary

5 ‘cheats’ to improve your hotel stay anywhere in the world

A holiday should be the best two weeks of the year. You’ve saved, planned, and as you walk out of the office the excitement kicks in. It’s not always rainbows and pots of gold though and the whole thing can be fraught with difficulties...Show More Summary

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine and fennel salad

You are in for a treat with this Moroccan-inspired salad that is both refreshing and smoky, and perfect for a Summer?s day al fresco lunch. Using the freshest ingredients, and with a bit of imagination, you can picture yourself eating it overlooking the bustling Djemaa-el-Fna square in Marrakech. Show More Summary

Short stay: Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, China

This year I had the pleasure of attending ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) Asia – an exclusive, invitation-only event held in Shanghai – and stayed in the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai which was very conveniently located opposite the event venue. Show More Summary

6 of the best baguettes de tradition in Paris

It?s a triage that should rightly take a lifetime, but given the ?French Bread Law? (Décret n° 93-1074 du 13 septembre 1993), our choices are somewhat narrowly defined as to what is legally considered the Baguette de Tradition. So many...Show More Summary

Horseback adventures for the discerning on Dartmoor

If you’re looking for a luxury riding holiday in the UK, then look no further than bespoke horseback adventure organiser Liberty Trails. Established by Elaine Prior following three years of negotiation with landowners and National Park...Show More Summary

5 of the best family holiday destinations for ‘reconnecting with family’

Traveling with my kids allows me the privilege of reliving my childhood – i can see things from a child’s perspective – I get to play like a kid with my kids, doing the things my Dad did with me. Jumping into pools. Diving off his shoulders. Show More Summary

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

Every year sees a great many new hotels open and 2014 is no different. The major hotel brands are reacting to the market and diversifying as it is no longer enough to offer one brand and one product. Hilton, Marriott and Starwood amongst many others have different brands to suit different market needs. Show More Summary

Photograph of the week: Stars over the Adriatic

This image was taken around midnight from Star Clippers’ ‘Royal Clipper’, looking straight up at the stars above the Adriatic while sailing from Venice to Rovinj in Croatia. Royal Clipper has five masts and 42 sails and is the largest commercial passenger vessel of its kind. Show More Summary

The top 4 brasseries in Paris

France in general and Paris more specifically are well-known for their gastronomy. Yet, in the capital of France the choices for finding reasonable and good places to eat is really wide and not always easy. This is why I would like to...Show More Summary

The best terraces to enjoy a drink in Paris

Summer is finally here, and that’s cause for celebration. Whether you’re going to hang out on the Bank of the Seine River or spend your time sipping rosé by the canal St.-Martin, summer is a time to relax and enjoy Paris in all its glory. Show More Summary

5 of the best golf and spa resorts in South Africa

South Africa is a playground for golfing holidays, with pristine courses appearing almost everywhere from the coastline to the heart of the bush. Here is a selection of the country’s top golf resorts that cater to golfers, but also offer excellent spa facilities to their partners who prefer to spend their holidays off the greens. Show More Summary

6 of the best bars in Bali

Synonymous with tropical luxury, Bali is an urban travelers island dream. As a tourist mecca it seems cutting edge bars and restaurants are invading Bali?s heady streets and lining the beaches at an undeniably fast past. Visitors could...Show More Summary

5 of the best open-air clubs in Barcelona

Barcelona is renowned for its lively nightlife scene all year round, but in the summer the city really comes into a league of its own. Summer in Barcelona is all about having as much fun as possible, and if that fun can be had in the...Show More Summary

Top 10 tips for your first visit to Cambridge, UK

Whether taking your offspring to experience the world of a Cambridge undergraduate, or escaping with your significant other to the one of Europe?s most culturally rich cities, our top 10 tips should help you make the most out of your visit. Show More Summary

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