Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Venice to Stockholm in Art Deco style

Venice to Stockholm in Art Deco style

Next year Orient-Express will launch a rail journey to Scandinavia for the first time in its 130-year history. Departing in April 2013, the route will run from Venice to Stockholm via Copenhagen. (more…)

Shipping industry maintains luxury cruise liners are safe

Shipping industry maintains luxury cruise liners are safe

Cruise industry organisations have set about reassuring travellers who have booked or were planning to book a luxury cruise following the tragic grounding of the Costa Concordia off Italy’s Tuscan Coast. (more…)

New organic spa resort for Malaysia

New organic spa resort for Malaysia

Malaysia will be home to the world’s first organic destination spa resort when The Chateau opens in July.

Modelled on an 18th-century castle, the luxury retreat boasts an idyllic location in the Berjaya Hills – making it difficult not to unwind. (more…)

Casas del Sol: affordable chic in Koh Tao

Casas del Sol: affordable chic in Koh Tao

Casas del Sol are five new villas perched on a hillside of the tiny island of Koh Tao, with stunning sea views and equally stunning designer interiors.

The villas, which have already received more than admiring glances from style-conscious interiors experts, are priced from around 6,000THB (?120), and have a prime location on the island. (more…)

Experience cliffside luxury in Bali

Experience cliffside luxury in Bali

April marks the start of the dry season in Bali, when the waters are warm, humidity is at its lowest, and the volcanic island glows with vivacity and life after months of purifying rains. (more…)

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

If the answer is ‘not really’, then consider the new experiences from Epic Tomato, which squeeze a fortnight’s adventure into just three or four days.

You can leave the office on Friday and return on Monday having dug a snow-cave shelter, learnt how to ice-fish Inuit-style and stargazed from a cabin near the Eyjafjallajokull volcano (yes, that one). (more…)

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

Zoologist Mark Carwardine has travelled all seven continents to photograph wildlife. And alongside Stephen Fry in Last Chance to See, Carwardine has been in search of some of the planet’s most endangered species, including great blue whale, kakapo, manatee, white rhino, and gorilla. (more…)

Luxury desert spa resort opens in UAE

Luxury desert spa resort opens in UAE

Luxury desert resort Banyan Tree Al Wadi is celebrating its opening in the United Arabic Emirates this week.

The resort features 101 private pool villas in secluded gardens and surrounded by views of the desert. (more…)

Up the junction

Up the junction

A disused railway station in Snowdonia has been converted into three new apartments that are a quirky base from which to explore the national park.

The Betws-y-Coed station building dates back to 1868, and had fallen into disrepair before being restored as part of a redevelopment project that includes shops and a cafe. (more…)

Think Puglia introduce a new villa for late summer breaks

Think Puglia introduce a new villa for late summer breaks

Villa rental specialists Think Puglia – the younger sibling to the Thinking Traveller’s villa company Think Sicily – has just acquired a beautiful new property in a relatively undiscovered corner of Italy. (more…)

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