Luxury Travel

KARPAZ GATE MARINA RESORT

KARPAZ GATE MARINA IN NORTH CYPRUS: REVIEW

North Cyprus, or the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as it’s also known as, is one of those parts of our continent that evades most travellers’ radars. Following its creation as a de facto state in 1983, it remains one of the more remote and unexplored regions of Europe. 

So it’s certainly an interesting locational choice for an exclusive €120 million development, on the island’s Karpaz peninsula, incorporating the country’s first international standard marina and a brand new 52-room boutique hotel. 

Tue, 08/01/2023 - 00:04
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Avani+Khao Lak Phang Nga Thailand

Avani+Khao Lak Phang Nga Thailand Luxury Travel Review

An hour and a half away from Phuket International Airport, in a beautiful secluded paradise, is Avani+ Khao Lak. Situated on an exquisite stretch of white beach, looking out onto the furious Andaman Sea - a beautiful juxtaposition. With five restaurants, a skate park, two climbing walls, two pools, an all-purpose gym, and more available excursions than you could ever imagine, I would challenge you to be bored!

Tue, 06/13/2023 - 15:32
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Rebel Yacht

Sail A Rebel Yacht With Rascal Voyages

Rascal Voyages' new $ 12000-a-day Rebel Yacht is a traditional handmade teak and ironwood "pinisi" super-luxury charter accommodating up to 10 guests across five suites and four spacious common areas, including a fine wine cellar and an under-the-stars outdoor cinema.  

“Committed to uncovering destinations with soul - with a ‘floating villa’ concept rather than that of a traditional yacht” - Rascal Voyage offers bespoke itineraries year-round, off-the-grid expeditions aboard the Rascal and its new sister yacht. 

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 19:55
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The Arden Hotel Stratford Audi R8 Tour

The Arden Hotel Stratford Review: Audi R8 RWD Coupe Tour

As we drove the rather superb Audi R8 noisily (V10 engine) over the Clopton Bridge across the River Avon we could see the white walls and red clay roofs of the Arden Hotel behind the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

The Arden Hotel in Stratford is set in the most perfect location, right on the river across the street from the RSC and the Swan Theatre. You are bang centre in the middle of the richest history in England. 

William Shakespeare's last home and the church where he is buried are a hundred yards away through parkland and quaint narrow streets.

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 18:19
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Anantara Elephant Jungle Bubbles Thailand

Anantara Elephant Holiday With Jungle Bubbles in Thailand

Mr Prayat’s T-shirt said it all. It instructed me how to drive an elephant and reminded me how to speak elementary mahout.

“Pai!! (Forward). “Ben Kwa!” (Turn right), “Ben Sai! (Turn left) Toi  Sock!” (Back). There is no elephantese for “Stop!”  An elephant stops when it wants to. It rarely gives way and normally assumes it has the right of the way. Together we walked under the kapok silk trees, river figs and elephant ears and elephant apple trees of north Thailand, beside the River Ruak.

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 20:51
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The Cary Arms & Spa Devon Review: Bentley GTC Devon Tour

The Cary Arms & Spa Devon Review: Bentley Continental GTC Devon Tour

Adventure beckons the moment you arrive at The Cary Arms in the positively tropical Babbacombe Bay. A gentle cruise along the cliff-top coast road in the new Bentley GTC brought us to a small single-lane track. So steep that you wonder if the car will make it. Of course, it's a Bentley so it's a breeze.  Though anything without four-wheel drive will struggle. 

Gorgeous cottages perch precariously in a verdant green oasis lining the descent. As you get closer to the Cary Arms reception, the road becomes truly hair-raising. Many people eat here just to watch the cars get stuck. 

Fri, 02/10/2023 - 18:05
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McLaren 720S Supercar Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Côte d'Opale Tour

McLaren 720S Supercar Review & Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Côte d'Opale Tour

To get to know a car, you really need to live with it on tour. So where better to take the McLaren 720S than to northern France along the amazing coastal roads, smooth as silk autoroutes and picturesque country lanes?

It came delivered in a box to the door, in a fetching but discreet Sarthe Grey, almost as if it did not want to be noticed. Paradoxically it showed off the lines magnificently, reflecting every hue and dapple of the morning light in the sublime bodywork. Unboxing such beauty as the McLaren 720S is like all your Christmases at once.

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 14:06
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