Row upon row of vines trailed across fields as we left the city of Santiago de Compostela behind and entered one of the most famed Spanish wine regions. But while the name Rías Baixas doesn’t perhaps slip off the tongue as easily as Rioja, its main export has certainly tantalised many a palate. And though this Spanish wine region doesn’t offer as much variety of wines as other locations, what it does produce, it does so well that the world has had to sit up and take notice. Albariñio is one of the most lauded white wines in the world and increasing in popularity as people discover more about its complex character. Continue Reading
When the Balenciaga exhibition, London, opened at the V&A Museum with the title Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, it seemed a lofty claim. After all, haven’t countless of the world’s designers shaped fashion in their own inimitable style? But having had the chance to explore the history and legacy of Cristóbal Balenciaga, I instantly knew exhibition-goers were in for a couture treat. You see I took the winding road from San Sebastián to Balenciaga’s home town some time ago, to discover more about him. Continue Reading
Luxury travel is about more than the next chic hotel or first class flight.
And whether you’re booking your travels with an agent, packaging your trip your self, or considering options from a raft of sexy flash sale websites, you’ll benefit from a few pointers to help you liberate your luxury travels.
Here we list the very best in luxury hotels, cruises, books, apps, blogs and resources to inspire your luxury travels, and help you plan and book your flights, accommodation, and more. This list is regularly updated, when we discover amazing companies, websites, apps and more that we know you’ll love too, so check back regularly.
Luxury Travel: Destination Guides
The major publishers of destination guides – Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s for example, have much of the world covered and offer a good general guide to a place. But there are some guidebooks that focus on solely on luxury travel:
Hg2 A Hedonist’s Guide has 48 guide books and iPhone apps to cities and ski resorts around the world, as well as foodie guides to London and New York.
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Getting to Your Accommodation
Though most airports are well and truly stocked with taxis outside to deliver you to your accommodation, you can also arrange private and group transfers in advance with the likes of World Airport Transfer or Resort Hoppa.