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Category: Luxury

The hidden treasure of Luxor

In the winter of 1922 Howard Carter, probably the most famous archaeologist of all time, working for his wealthy patron, Lord Carnarvon, discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Egyptology was a global obsession, capturing the imaginations of young and old throughout the western world, and Luxor was the capital of it all. The discovery of this intact tomb was world news and was picked up by the press all over. But where did Carter post his announcement?

Niue- Paradise in the Pacific.

Imagine yourself sitting on the deck of your hotel with a fresh coconut in your hand watching dolphins and whales swim past as you bask in the warm sunshine and a soft breeze bristles the lush greenery surrounding you. You might be imagining yourself in some sort of otherworldly paradise, but this is exactly what Niue has got to offer.

Two magical nights at the Ritz Paris.

“When I dream of afterlife in heaven, the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz,” Hemingway was to say.

Falling in love with Lebanon.

When a friend suggested we meet in Beirut for a couple of days I said yes without hesitation (as I always do) then suddenly realized I didn’t know a lot about the destination itself. So, I did a little research on things to do and places to stay and really went there with no expectations or idea of what it would be like. What I discovered far surpassed any preconceived ideas of Beirut or Lebanon I may have had.

Hotel Villa Dubrovnik, Croatia

When 2 nights at the sublime Hotel Villa Dubrovnik was simply not enough…

While on a road trip with a friend through Croatia, we stumbled across the stunning Villa Dubrovnik online and were fortunate to find a room left during the end of a busy tourist season in September.

Our plan was to initially stay two nights here and then move on to another part of Croatia, but we arrived and were utterly blown away, especially when we received a room upgrade.

Two nights turned into three, then four, and then it was five days before we forced ourselves to leave this sublime five-star hotel. If I can recommend somewhere you MUST stay while travelling in Croatia, this would be it. Just be warned, you may never want to leave…

Heaven at the Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.

Though it has a booming tourist industry, the Eastern European country of Montenegro has managed to remain slightly off the radar in comparison to neighbouring Croatia. It’s beauty however is as equally breathtaking, and perhaps even more extraordinary with a diverse landscape dominated by snow-capped mountains, lakes, forests and an expansive crystal clear coastline. I was lucky enough to spend five days on the private island resort of Sveti Stefan, a small fifteenth-century fishing village connected to the coast by a narrow isthmus.