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All around the world, countdowns have been shouted, loved ones kissed and champagne bottles popped, signaling the start of a new year and a new decade. For some, this is also the time to revisit last year’s resolutions and write new goals for the year ahead. If travel has made your list in 2020 and you are looking for an extraordinary holiday, there is much to be said for going on an African safari.
New decade, new travel goals: 12 reasons to go on an African safari in 2020 - A Luxury Travel Blog
Ambong Pool Villas sits stylishly on one of the 99 (natural) islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago in the Andaman Sea, close to Thailand’s southern border. Open for just two years, this is a family run small rainforest resort set into the contours of a steep hillside where hornbills fly and monkeys clamber.
Short stay: Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi, Malaysia - A Luxury Travel Blog
Costa Rica is bursting with nature and beauty – in fact it’s one of the most biodiverse corners of the globe. The small country in Central America is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit if you want guaranteed wildlife encounters of all sorts. The beauty of it is that you don’t necessarily have to go far to find them, many people simply walk out of their hotel and come face to face with fascinating creatures of all sorts.
Top 10 animals to spot in Costa Rica - A Luxury Travel Blog
On completion of its construction in 2012, The Alpina Gstaad was the first five star hotel to be opened in Gstaad for over a century. Set in five acres in the Bernese Oberland, the hotel blends traditional Swiss architecture with contemporary flair – both inside and out...
Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland - A Luxury Travel Blog
With its rich and diverse tourism offering, its privileged position within the heart of Europe and its incredible location on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, the Olympic capital of Lausanne is not just a famous sporting city but also a cultural one that springs to life during the Summer months...
7 fun things for families to do when visiting Lausanne - A Luxury Travel Blog
Built over a century ago, in 1915, the historic 140-room Lausanne Palace is a 5-star hotel in the Olympic city of Lausanne. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Epoque hotel faces out towards the city at the front and enjoys Alpine vistas across Lake Geneva...
Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland - A Luxury Travel Blog
If you’ve been to India – or even if you haven’t – it’ll come as no revelation that the country is jam-packed full of unforgettable and luxury experiences, the likes of royal palaces and luxury lodges forming the base for everything from spotting tigers to exploring world-famous monuments. See our selection of the ultimate luxury experiences in India.
5 of India’s top luxury experiences - A Luxury Travel Blog
Exploring ice caves in an Icelandic winter. Stepping foot into your first crystal clear blue ice cave is a memory that will last a life time. If you haven’t explored an ice cave in an Icelandic winter for yourself it’s hard to describe the feeling. Standing inside this magnificent flowing structure of ice and looking up at the curved blue roof above can be hypnotic. I’ve taken hundreds of customers into dozens of different ice caves across Iceland but one thing is always the same. The reaction.
Exploring ice caves in an Icelandic winter - A Luxury Travel Blog
The last time I played golf at Stoke Park, I was only able to play four of the middle nine holes dues to a visiting party following behind us. On a recent visit I was therefore able to rectify this and played the full 1 to 18 holes. Stoke Park has 27 holes made up of three interlinked 9-hole courses – the Colt, the Alison and the Lane Jackson. It is recognised as one of the Top 100 courses of England...
Combining golf with gourmet cuisine at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK - A Luxury Travel Blog
We hope you like our video of Europe's highest rollercoaster! This Alpine coaster can be found at Glacier 3000 in the Diablerets region of west Switzerland. Enjoy! Visit my blog at https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com to learn more about what else there is to see and do at Glacier 3000 and to learn about the beautiful hotel where we stayed: The Alpina Gstaad.
Did you know that Australia is the third least-densely populated countries in the world after Namibia and Mongolia? With about 1.1 million square miles of interior land (or the Outback) mostly unchanged and uninhabited, the country offers an almost endless array of wildlife and wilderness adventures you can include during your visit.
To help you along, we’ve listed 9 luxury retreats that put you smack, bang in the middle of the Australian wilderness...
9 wilderness retreats to experience the real Australia - A Luxury Travel Blog
Luxury hotels around the world are increasingly expensive. Over the years, the average price of a room increased around seven percent during the past five years. But for travelers looking for deals, it’s not always bad news: some destinations saw significant declines in room rates, even in luxury hotels.
These cities have the cheapest luxury hotels in the world - A Luxury Travel Blog
When thinking about where to go on honeymoon the first places that spring to mind are the famous and traditional ones that are steeped in romance. Such places such as Paris, Venice or Rome. All these cities are tied to the idea of romance, through films, books and our imaginations. All have that old world appeal, with their backgrounds of rich history, art and culture. To the modern newly-weds, that may seem rather old fashioned, as globalization and cheaper international travel has opened up...
An adventure destination for honeymooners - A Luxury Travel Blog
As the days lengthen and the temperatures continue to rise in the Northern Hemisphere… Winter is in full swing in our little slice of paradise.
New Zealand’s unique location in the far south creates a special opportunity for savvy travellers to escape those long hot dog days of summer. School is out for the long summer break in North America, Europe, and Asia, making Winter the perfect season for an amazing family holiday that gives you the time to experience everything that this amazing...
Beat the heat - 9 reasons Winter in New Zealand is a winner - A Luxury Travel Blog