The Hermitage – A High Country Hotel with a View

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A while back, while on a writing assignment, I visited the Hermitage, a rather nice hotel in the Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park, on the South Island of New Zealand. If you’re travelling from Canterbury through to Queenstown it’s definitely worth the extra bit of driving to get up there – take a walk in the national park while […]

‘Paul Gauguin’ Sails French Polynesia

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  The ‘Paul Gauguin’ is a luxurious small ship, carrying just 332 guests. With all-oceanview suites, feather duvets and a full-size bath in the bathroom it leaves nothing to be desired. Visit remote beaches, quiet atolls, verdant rainforests, experience Polynesian culture and memorable dive opportunities.    They have three stunning cruises, each starting and finishing in Papeete, […]

Venice Simplon Orient Express

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    This fabulous, classic rail journey harks back to the romantic days of elegant train travel. The grand old train still runs its original 1920s Wagon Lits carriages with Lalique glass panels, old wood-burning stoves and beautiful Art Deco trim.   The initerary is broken into separate, manageable sections. Travel from London to Venice through Paris and maybe Prague […]

Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands

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    This most beautiful place is absolute beachfront on an island atoll, and has just been awarded ‘World’s Leading Boutique Island Resort’ at the World Travel Awards, for the 4th consecutive year! Here you’ll discover a seducing enclave of romance, refinement and luxury that beckons to even the most discerning traveller. The resort has just […]

L’Ecole des Chefs on Silversea Cruises

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    Cooking School on Silversea Cruises   On select voyages (19 of them through 2012), Silversea guests can experience a unique cooking school concept at the first Relais & Châteaux L’École des Chefs at sea.  A tantalising list of culinary events has been designed exclusively for Silversea by Relais & Châteaux. Witness culinary vision and […]

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Canada

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    Inspired by late 19th century Great Camps, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort promises a delicious irony of indulgent luxury, and remote, untamed wilderness. The quintessential marriage of soft adventure and soft beds. An enclave of 20 great white canvas guest and family suite tents, plus dining tents, spa tents, and lounge tents offers visitors a taste […]

Bateleur Luxury Camp – Masai Mara

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    Set among the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara, the inviting and luxuriously appointed tents of Bateleur Camp, with their own private butlers, reflect the style and glamour of vintage Africa. Experience classic safari style, where wildlife adventures by day blend with elegant panache under canvas at night, at Bateleur Camp. […]

Mahua Kothi Lodge – Bandhavgarh N.P. India

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    Discover the beautiful jungle of Bandhavgarh National Park and learn about the rich biodiversity of Central India. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, replete with adventure, impeccable service and lush luxury. The name Mahua Kothi draws its inspiration from one of India’s most beautiful trees, the Madhuca Indica or butter tree. The lodge sprawls over the […]

Rocky Mountaineer Wine-Themed Journey, Canada

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    The Rocky Mountaineer train journeys have received numerous accolades over their 20 years. It’s time for you to experience what makes them so special… This 8-day/7-night journey takes you from cosmopolitan Vancouver through the rolling hills of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, one of the warmest regions in all of Canada which boasts over […]