+ Ireland

Film-Inspired Getaways for a Staycation in Ireland

Yes, the lockdown has played a large role in us wanting to stay closer to home this year, but the surge in interest in Irish holidays might also have something to do with the films and TV shows we’ve been watching while stuck in the house. Ireland has a wealth of staycation options for the film-savvy traveller, and you don’t need to go as far as you might have thought to get a taste of adventure.

+ christmas tradition

How to Keep Your Christmas Traditions in a Pandemic

Usually, at this time of year, shopping centres would be full of frantic shoppers, people weighing up which size of turkey they need in the supermarkets and kids and parents queuing for hours in the middle of a town to visit Santa. But this year is like no other. If regular Christmas festivities go ahead, it will have to be with added restrictions and cautions. In this article, we are going to visit some of the concerns you may have this Christmas about missing out on regular traditions and show you how you can still carry them out.

+ Fusion will be offered at Tattersalls on 1st December 2020.

A chance to inherit a Duke’s racing legacy

If you were to wander along the High Street in the old Suffolk town of Newmarket on a frosty early December evening, you might just hear the distant chant of a Tattersalls auctioneer and the hammer strike the rostrum as yet another horse is knocked down to an auspicious buyer. In spite of the plethora of complications presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s renewals of the two sales are still likely to be memorable.

+ Holidays can happen

Holidays can happen

Despite the overall restrictions on movement during the pandemic, it’s still feasible to travel in the months ahead to certain areas abroad.

+ vale ski

Vail Resorts Announces Plans For 2020/21 Ski and Snowboard Season with Comprehensive Focus on Safety

This season, Vail Resorts’ unrivalled commitment to safety takes on more importance than ever amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Ahead of the 2020-2021 winter season Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz announced the Company’s 2020/21 winter operating plan which outlines a comprehensive, out-front approach to operating its 34 North American resorts with the goal of ensuring a safe, enjoyable and successful ski and ride season.

+ luxury fashion

Finance The Life You Want

You work hard for your money, so it makes sense you should be able to treat yourself to a bonus fun purchase from time to time instead of only buying the bare necessities.

+ Fiona Anderson

Some Ways Small Business Owners Can Remain Positive in the Challenging Months Ahead

Starting and running a successful business has always been challenging, but the Covid-19 pandemic has taken the stress levels of all business owners to a whole new level! To help you remain positive, here are five strategies to implement in the upcoming months.

+ insta bath

Instagram vs Reality: The Cost Behind the World’s Most Photographed Hotel Bathrooms

What was once a space for privacy and everyday hygiene routines has become an internet sensation in recent years. Whether it’s because of the rise of Instagram influencers and #bathroomselfie posts (of which there are currently over 1.6million on Instagram), or an explosion of the self-care trend, the bathroom has undeniably found itself on the social media stage.

+ lake district

5 Cheap UK Student Holiday Gateways

After a long year of revisions, deadlines, and exams, you deserve a break. You need to find a place to unwind and enjoy yourself, whether it’s on white-sandy beaches or in beautiful towns. Find inspiration this holiday by checking out our five cheap UK student holiday destinations. There’s something for everyone on this list, whether it’s surfing, scenic beaches, historical sites, etc.

+ pumpkin

7 Covid-Friendly, Low-Cost, Halloween Themed Games

It is probably best to assume that Halloween in 2020 is going to be a bit different from other years. The late night, fancy dressed themed parties are going to be out this year, but that does mean you’ll be able to spend some quality spooky time with close family and socially distanced friends.

+ halloween

Trick or Treating During a Covid-19 Pandemic – What You Need to Know

Here qualified Health Practitioner Sally Henderson from Last Verdict breaks down the info you need for this upcoming spooky festival, as well as some ideas to keep you and your family safe.

+ Fiji

Best Tropical Getaways to Put on Your Bucket List

The tropics are home to some of the world’s best vacation spots, with relaxing island vibes, temperate climates, adventurous hiking or scuba diving, and romantic accommodations. And, what foodie doesn’t like the fresh fishes coupled with exotic fruits and rich spices? With such appealing prerequisites, how does one choose which tropical getaways are the most beautiful to put on your bucket list?

+ blue mountain

Living the High Life

There’s a lodge dedicated to pure luxury, hidden in the heart of the Panorama route. Despite its small size, this retreat punches well above its weight when it comes to delivering a relaxing environment. The Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge has perfected the art of absolute comfort, which is why it won an award from LUXlife in the form of South Africa’s Most Outstanding Luxury Lodge – 2020.

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How to Take Your Camping Experience to the Next Level

Camping in the UK is more popular than ever due to the ever-changing international restrictions caused by COVID-19. Whether you have a tent, a campervan, or choose to hire either of these, there are all kinds of ways you can improve your camping experience by bringing along a few helpful and comforting accessories. Find out how to take your camping experience to the next level with our list of hacks and camping gear.

+ wanderlust

3 Ways to Turn Your Wanderlust into a Lucrative Business

Whether you want to be paid to actually travel, do something that will allow you to earn income while you’re travelling, or find a job that takes advantage of your love of travel, there are tons of ways that you can turn your passion into a business. The travel industry is huge, and there are plenty of careers that ask that you stay on the road. For some, this might seem like a nightmare, but not for a travel lover like you and me. Here are a few fun ways that you can turn your wanderlust into a lucrative business.

+ explore

Travel in Adverse Environments

British adventurer and expedition leader, Oliver France, talks taking groups to remote and hostile places, as part of the Discover Interesting campaign.

+ wedding uk

How to Plan an Intimate Wedding Under New Government Guidelines

The Coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of couples uncertain about whether to go through with their 2020 weddings. However, as lockdown has been eased, weddings can now take place with a maximum of 30 guests. Whilst the guest count may not be large, some couples may wish to delay the larger celebration and have an intimate wedding instead, under the new guidelines. We spoke to the experts at The Ash Barton Estate, who share their top tips on how to plan an intimate wedding under new Government guidelines.

+ mexico wedding

The Six Best Resorts for a Destination Wedding in Mexico

When it comes to destination weddings, Mexico has a ton to offer. You’ll enjoy breathtaking white-sand beaches and warm weather galore. Plus, you can find considerable travel savings.
If you want to say “I do” south of the border, where should you host it? The six resorts below are sure to delight you and your guests and make you feel like a princess on your special day.

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7 Luxury Suitcase Essentials for Your Weekend Away

There are not many things in life that are quite so satisfying as a sudden weekend break, but if you want to continue enjoying the luxuries of life, then you’ll need to have some suitcase essentials. Whether you’re heading for an in-country break or you’re all set for an international break, there are some things that you absolutely must pack.

+ relax on holiday

Traveling for Optimal Health: Top Reasons it Pays to Get Away

Go ahead and celebrate! Scientists and mental health experts agree that getting away on occasion is good for your health. Traveling is no longer seen as just a luxury but is now thought to be more of an essential practice. It appears that taking a hiatus from your daily grind for a few days can have both physical and psychological benefits known to enhance… Read More

+ enjoy life

Enjoy Life More by Increasing Your Discretionary Spending

It is easy to feel like life can become a grind. You do the same things day in and day out, with little reward or hope for change. You may work at a job you don’t love and wonder what you need to do to change that, or if it is even possible. One thing that can make life more enjoyable is creating a… Read More

+ Baden-Baden Tourism Board

Living the Good-Good Life in Baden-Baden

Seldom is it easy to find a cosmopolitan city in the heart of the countryside that offers both tranquillity and excitement. Yet, that is exactly what BadenBaden is; an idyllic international spa city in Germany’s Black Forest. Offering a wealth of stylish things to do and place to stay, discover the luxury of living the good-good life in Baden-Baden.

+ 6 Factors Luxury Hotels Have in Common and Why

6 Factors Luxury Hotels Have in Common and Why

Hotel guests have various expectations for their visits. A family may want larger rooms with a connecting door or an outdoor pool. People traveling for business likely want a comfortable place to sleep and round-the-clock room service.

+ virtual reality

Stuck Inside? 7 Ways To See The World Virtually

Amid COVID-19, many of us have now been isolated into our homes. Working from home can be hard to adapt into, especially if you have small children, and with the Easter holidays approaching you might have had a nice holiday or activity planned which has now either been cancelled or postponed. Well, did you know you can explore many places in the comfort of your own home, many virtual reality travel experiences are as good as the real thing – and free!

+ Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca: the holiday guide

Sat in the western Mediterranean on the largest Balearic island, Palma de Mallorca is a truly magical place to spend a holiday. There is no shortage of amazing sights to discover and things to do here, so you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. If you’re not sure where to stay or what to prioritise during your trip, take a look at our top tips below.

+ Cuba

Havana Club Pay Homage to 500 Years of the Cuban Capital

In November LUXlife was invited to attend the launch of Havana Club’s 1519 rum which coincided with the momentous 500th anniversary celebrations across the city. Read on to discover more about the 1519 special blend, and how Havana Club rum embodies Cuban culture in all aspects.

+ Sydney

A Luxury Weekend Walkthrough of Western Sydney

Sydney is an exciting city to visit, but there’s something really special about its Western region. As with any sprawling city, different parts of town have different appeals and Western Sydney certainly has something for the luxury traveller. Even better, for a capital city, Sydney is a surprisingly affordable destination – ka ching! Here are our tips for the best places to see and be seen.

+ Calke Abbey

At the Peak of its Powers – Calke Abbey

Luxurious tourist destinations… All over the world there are some amazing backdrops, resorts and mountainous views which attract tourists from all over the world.

+ Sicily

Why Sicily Should Be At The Top Of Your Travel Bucket List For 2020

There’s so much more to Italy than the Roman Colosseum, the leaning tower of Pisa and a gondola trip along Venice’s canals. Just off the southern coast of boot-shaped Italy is Sicily, the largest and most exotic island in the Mediterranean. It is a great holiday destination, still unspoilt by mass tourism.

+ hogarths

A Spot of Paradise

Just 15 minutes from Birmingham Airport and the NEC, there’s a spot of a paradise. There’s a similar place just a short drive from Kidderminster, right on the doorstep of rural Worcestershire. Both go by the name hogarths. Here at LUXlife, we couldn’t resist taking a closer look at what they think of an escape from the hustle and bustle.

+ Lux Volcano

The Top 7 Most Stunning Volcanoes In The World

Dangerous, active, powerful and beautiful- volcanoes are some of the most awesome destinations in the world. If you are an adventure seeking traveller, visiting a volcanic attraction can provide the extreme challenge you might be looking for. Combining beauty and danger, there is nothing more thrilling than standing at the edge of a smoking crater. As one of the most stunning getaways available, the experts at Property Turkey have narrowed it down to the top 7 must-see volcanoes in the world.

+ Flavors of Paris

Perusing the Parisian Palate

The best way to discover more about a foreign city, especially one as beautiful as Paris, is through a gastronomic experience in the form of an intimate, and interactive tour.

+ hagen

Pioneer of Live Communication

Celebrating forty years of extraordinary success, HAGEN INVENT is considered one of the strongest agencies of its type. Constantly innovating and adapting to the needs of the client, and the needs of the day, we take a closer look at what HAGEN INVENT are all about.

+ Bora Bora

8 Best International Wedding Resorts For 2020

As a travel expert, you want travelers to have unforgettable experiences, and this rings true when it comes to destination weddings. What’s a more fitting way for couples to begin their journey together than to do it in a novel, dreamlike place? With these eight resorts, you won’t have to search any further for the best places to host a destination wedding in 2020. These locations are sure to influence lasting memories.

+ Villas do Indico

A Little Piece of Paradise in Mozambique

Vilanculos is an area of swift economic growth in Mozambique, celebrating significant inward investment to boost the district’s appeal to tourists from all over the world. It’s in this environment that eco-tourism has thrived, and no establishment arguably more so than Villas do Indico, which finds its home on the white sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. We spoke to General Manager Ana Paula to find out more.

+ XperieNZ Limited

Kiwis Crowned King

When visiting a country for the first time, the excitement of trying new things and sampling the local culture is palpable. For those discerning visitors to New Zealand, XperieNZ offers a wide selection of fresh, exciting and exclusive experiences that are customised into once-in-alifetime holiday programmes. Discover why this exotic experiences company has been named New Zealand’s Best Specialty Holiday Company.