+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ giggs and bell

Experts Estate Agents in Luton and the Surrounding Areas

Experts Estate Agents in Luton and the Surrounding Areas Harnessing half a century of expertise in the Bedfordshire property market, Giggs & Bell – based in Luton – have become one of the region’s leading experts, thriving through an ability to exceed their client’s expectations at every turn. They absolutely understand that every property transaction is about relationships so always take time to get… Read More

+ hakata

Discover London’s ‘Izakaya’ At Hakata Ramen+Bar, Bermondsey Street

Situated in the heart of London Bridge on Bermondsey Street, HAKATA champions exceptional Japanese cuisine with its delicious Ramen accompanied by fukusai; smaller delicious dishes that perfectly accompany any drink.

+ boating

Get Your Winter Boating Fix With Ancasta At Boot Düsseldorf International Boat Show 2020

Explore a selection of new and award-winning boats in Düsseldorf with Ancasta.

+ eco house

6 Ways To Make Your Home More Sustainable

From making changes to the products we buy to creating an ecosystem at home to recycle more and even sharing what we consume with locals. With new technologies allowing us to become kinder to the planet, here are 6 simple ways you can improve your footprint and even help lower your bills!

+ The Algarve

Exploring the Algarve: Portugal’s Most Desirable Destination

With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and 200 kilometres of stunning coastline it’s hardly surprising that the Algarve has become Portugal’s most popular tourist destination. The Algarve really does have something for everyone, whether you want to just relax on a beach or get stuck into some serious sporting activities, whether you are single or travelling as a family.

+ Bali

5 Luxury Destinations That Are Cheaper Than You Think

Here, for our North American readers we have selected the best places to consider when planning the trip of a lifetime- and you don’t even have to leave North America or break the bank.

+ How to Better Care for Yourself with a Little Luxury

How to Better Care for Yourself with a Little Luxury in Your Life

Luxury is completely subjective. While some may believe luxury means higher-priced items, for a lot of people it simply means comfort and elegance, whatever that might mean personally to you.

+ gift experience guide feature photo

The Ultimate Experience Gift Guide

Life’s about making memories, so treat your loved ones to something different this Christmas with an experience gift. Here’s a selection of luxurious experiences you won’t forget, from a celebrity hair styling experience to a VIP Rugby day at Twickenham.

+ wedding outside

Sustainable luxury wedding trend tips to throw the perfect eco-friendly celebration

Eco-friendly weddings are becoming more and more popular, but going down the sustainable route doesn’t mean sacrificing quality and luxury. Here, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, Founder of luxury wedding company, La Fête shares her tips on throwing the perfect eco-friendly celebration!

+ Jottnar

Jöttnar Launches New Mountain Range to Conquer Nature’s Giants This Season

Featuring salopettes, soft and hard shell jackets, base layers and thermals, the new collection contains everything an adventurer needs to hit the slopes and go beyond the boundary to conquer nature’s giants.

+ Cookson adventures

Cookson Adventures redefines wellness and invites guests to ‘Breathe’

Cookson Adventures has launched a dedicated wellness adventure programme. Inviting guests to engage their body and mind in some of the most isolated and idyllic locations on Earth, away from civilisation and crowded spa resorts.

+ leaders in luxury feature

Leaders in Luxury 2019

The 2019 Leaders in Luxury programme, now in its second year, has been designed to recognise the companies and individuals who are excelling within the ever-growing industry of luxury products and services – those who are illustrating the specialised expertise and innovative approach that keeps Blacklane at the forefront of its field.

+ Paul Fox

A Conversation with Paul Fox, CEO of LeTou

Today, Paul Fox celebrates a level of business success that has seen him become a well-respected member of the gambling industry. As CEO of international company LeTou, he has helped the company become a key player in the Asian market, with a future defined by further growth and expansion. Here LUXlife talks to Paul to find out more about his career, luxury mainstays and his love for the Philippines.

+ Winter wonderland

The Fabulous Festive City Hideaway Returns To Broadgate Circle

A must-visit destination, The Winter Forest plays host to a series of exciting events that will appeal to everyone from friends looking to eat and drink, team celebrations, or families in search of a festive day out.

+ orca

Follow in The Footsteps of David Attenborough With Borrow A Boat

Whether it’s spotting orca and humpback whales off the Icelandic coast, jumping into the crystal-clear waters of French Polynesia to see Sting Ray City, or the Indonesian Lesser Sunda Islands to spot Komodo Dragons; with Borrow A Boat even the most remote destinations can be reached.

+ Zambia

Visit a Zambian Legacy That Gives Back to The Local Community

As the eyes of the world turned to Southern Africa following the royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the staff at Tongabezi in Zambia are continuing a legacy that does not necessarily attract the attention of celebrities but is treasured by those who work and visit this unique destination.

+ Vegas

Would You Like an Upgrade? Luxury Perks and iGaming Sites

The perk culture in the world’s casino playgrounds like Macau and Las Vegas is almost legendary. But what about online gaming sites, which have become a multi-billion-pound arm of the gaming industry? What are the perks like? Can you really have a luxury experience online?

+ Holiday like the royals

How to holiday like the Royals for a fraction of the price

Stunning sea views, lavish interiors and a small army of chefs, masseuses and yoga instructors on standby – these luxuries are absolute essentials when Royals like Harry and Meghan head off on holiday. With price tags hitting £100k per week for these beach paradises, how can we ordinary folk enjoy a taste of the gilded lifestyle for less on our getaways?

+ Firetree chocolate

Firetree: It’s all about ‘Taste and Quality’ in the Super-Premium Chocolate Sector

Firetree, the single-estate rich volcanic chocolate from the Pacific Islands and Madagascar, was founded in 2017 by David Zulman, Martyn O’Dare and Aidan Bishop who between them have over 85 years’ experience in the chocolate industry.

+ Porsche

5 essential questions to consider when shopping for a new car

Buying a new car is a momentous and exciting occasion for anyone. It’s a time where you can indulge in purchasing the car you’ve always dreamt of- but what should you consider when shopping for a new car? The experts at Design 911 have whittled it down to 5 essential questions to consider in order to make the most painless purchase possible. This way, you can drive the car of your dreams with confidence in your purchase.

+ Key Caribe

Unlocking the Caribbean

Opening the door for you to explore the Caribbean, Key Caribe offers its customers a deeply personal service that has only one purpose – ensuring that you have the best holiday possible.

+ Day Of The Dead

The Lux Life Halloween 2019 Experience Guide

Halloween is almost upon us and the spooky festivities are everywhere. Whether you’re in the mood for a vibrant Day of the Dead themed parade, a murder mystery weekend, or child friendly experience to enjoy with the kids, our Halloween experience guide has something for everyone to enjoy.

+ Translation apps

The 5 Best Language Translation Apps

Let’s face it, learning another language can be hard. However, simple greetings and understanding of a language can show that you respect a country’s culture when travelling and help build business relationships. To make your life easier travelling abroad, the experts at Absolute Translations have compiled a list of the 5 best language translation apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

+ The Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

The Top 7 Most Beautiful Hot Springs in The World

Hot springs are some of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. They are formed when hot water emerges through cracks in the earth’s surface, producing extremely high temperatures at the centre of the spring. The springs are so hot that they create some of earths greatest phenomena. The experts at Property Turkey have narrowed it down to the top 7 most beautiful hot springs in the world so you can plan your next peaceful, luxury getaway.

+ Toronto

4 Cool and Unusual Hotels in and around Toronto

Toronto is rightly one of Canada’s most vibrant and fascinating tourist destinations. Fittingly, it’s also home to a compelling collection of cool and unusual hotels that capture the spirit of this cosmopolitan city. From boutique accommodation to hip resorts, these places help bring to life Toronto’s unique character.

+ European road trip

Can you spot the differences? These British Road Trips Are The Perfect European Lookalikes

As one-third of Brits are now starting to consider non-EU options for their holidays in the lead up to Brexit, a road trip guide released by Tyre Shopper has revealed the 8 best European road trips and their UK equivalent.

+ Martin Miller Gin

Martin Miller’s Gin has announced a gin partnership with the annual London Restaurant Festival

The partnership will see Martin Miller’s Gin create exclusive Michelin-starred dining experiences throughout October at Texture Restaurant on Portman Street, the Beaufort Bar & Restaurant at The Savoy, and at HIDE Restaurant in Mayfair, with menus paired to its signature serves.