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Suite of the week: Deluxe Suite, La Villa de Mazamet, Tarn, France

Suite name: Deluxe Suite, La Villa de Mazamet Location: Tarn, France Size of accommodation: 52 sq m Cost per night: ?190 per night, with a 15% discount from the third night onwards What makes it special: The Deluxe Suite provides the...Show More Summary

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan

Located in the heart of the city’s Nihonbashi business district and consistently rated one of the finest hotels in Asia, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo can be found on the upper floors of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower where there are 178 rooms including 21 suites, most of which face east towards the Tokyo Skytree. Show More Summary

Short stay: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

I?d been tipped off on how to get to the new Aman Tokyo on landing at Tokyo?s Haneda Airport: I was to take the monorail from the airport to Hamamatucho and to then take a taxi from there. The first part proved seamless, but the latter...Show More Summary

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Now we know these amazing animals are perhaps a little undervalued compared to their big cat competition, but they are wonderful to watch and see when you are on safari ? and you probably wouldn?t feel like you?d been to Africa without having seen a zebra. Show More Summary

Central America?s secret seven

From beautiful colonial cities and ancient Mayan sites to volcanoes, vast lakes and tropical beaches, Central America has it all. Whilst Mexico and Cuba might be more well known to tourists, there are plenty of hidden gems that can easily be discovered. Show More Summary

Top 10 reasons to winter in the Yukon… for real!

I?m the first to admit that as a luxury travel writer I may be just a tad spoiled when it comes to amenities. It?s remarkably easy to get used to lavish designer suites, private infinity pools, Michelin-caliber meals and having a personal...Show More Summary

4 of the best luxury resort kids’ clubs

Luxury hotels aren?t just for honeymooners and couples. Families with young children who truly want a relaxing vacation know to head to a luxury resort that offers a great kids? club, so kids can have fun with other kids while parents get some time to themselves to explore, relax and recharge. Show More Summary

The 5 coolest places you’ve probably never heard of

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and international travel all the more common, it can be hard to find new destinations that aren?t totally packed with tourists. If you?re a seasoned traveler, visiting mainstream destinations can be dull and unsatisfying. Show More Summary

4 must-visit stops on an Andalucian road trip

There is something always more exciting and adventurous about exploring unknown grounds by car rather than trains or buses. Itineraries can be created at your own pace and comfort. Andalucía is definitely one of those areas which are best explored on your own in a car. Show More Summary

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, California, USA

Housed in a decidedly commercial building, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco might, at first glance, lack the character of some of the city?s other finer hotels, but, with a traditionally warm smile housed in the chain?s Asian roots,...Show More Summary

Three uncrowded towns in Tuscany you’ll want to visit (but many don’t!)

Of course you have to see Florence. Its treasures are worth enduring the hordes of people who want to see what you want to see when you want to see it. The fight for foot space is ongoing during the tourist season, and the lines are daunting. Show More Summary

Short stay: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, California, USA

There is something about grand finance buildings built in the late-19th and early-20th century, later reconverted into luxury hotels, that just brings out the best of architecture. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, located in upscale Nob Hill and opened in 1991 following an extensive renovation, is no different. Show More Summary

9 must-have travel photography accessories

Travel photography allows you to hold the world in the palm of your hands and to capture the rare beauty of the world in all her finery. Whether it?s shooting the lavender dusted fields of Provence or catching the last fingers of sunlight...Show More Summary

Why is Botswana a holiday hotspot for 2015?

It?s that time of year when we?re all planning our travels for 2015 and now has never been a better time to visit Botswana. ABTA, the UK?s largest travel association, has released a list of ?Destinations to watch? in 2015 and Botswana...Show More Summary

7 ports for a superyacht charter in the Baltic Sea

From the illuminations of the Auroras Borealis to picturesque fairy-tale villages steeped in snow, the Baltic Sea is home to a plethora of rare wonders to delight and inspire. When planning a summertime holiday, consider chartering a superyacht to take you on an exploration of nature?s finest playground. Show More Summary

3 iconic addresses in Paris

On my previous posts, I mentioned to you some of my “coups de c?ur” in Paris to give you a few tips on your journey to the capital. Today I would like to talk to you about three iconic addresses in Paris. They might not be of great touristic...Show More Summary

Short stay: Taj Campton Place, San Francisco, USA

San Francisco has many unique districts, but its beating heart is the small square-ish block of Union Square. Pitting luxe designer stores against boutique outfits, high-end restaurants against cafes, delis and brasseries, and art galleries...Show More Summary

3 perfect Spring destinations for couples

Valentine?s Day has once again been and gone, which may be a relief to many people. Setting aside the hype and noise around 14th February, what are some of the very best options for couples seeking out well-appointed, secluded romance...Show More Summary

The Maldives photography holiday with a difference

Is it a dive holiday? Is it a photography trip? The answer is – both. But at the same time it’s also unadulterated luxury. Your home for the week on this ‘Above and Below’ photography holiday, run by Light & Land, is ‘Mosaique’ – a unique...Show More Summary

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On one of my latest excursions, I did back-to-back trips to London and Marrakech. In London, I was working on an assignment for American Express, putting a piece together about some iconic viewpoints from venues around the city, whilst...Show More Summary

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