Luxury Holidays

Framing the Landscape - Dream Homes With a View

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Humans are naturally drawn to a view; it is very often one of the most important features listed about a hotel room or a holiday rental. It is also a huge driving factor in the sale price of a house or apartment.

Planet Appetite: A Voyage on the Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

It takes the Royal Clipper, the biggest 5 masted sailing ship in the world, 11 days to cruise down the Mediterranean and up the Adriatic, from Rome to Venice, and it's luxury all the way.

Feeling Like a Goddess in Crete's Wellness Jewel

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

Crete has long been on my top ten list, not least because of my mother's creative thinking when she decided to call me Ariadna, in line with the ancient Greek mythology. I felt like it was about time to go back to the "roots" and took a trip to this popular destination.

Thailand: Now in My Travel Top Five

Jody Thompson | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

What is the most amazing holiday you've ever had? It's SO hard to decide isn't it, and you always change your mind at the last minute, don't you? Okay, so how about the top five countries you've ever been to? Well, I recently arrived back from an idyllic trip to Thailand, and I can honestly say that it's now up there on both counts for me...

The Curious History of Niagara Falls

Ben Dudley | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Dudley

Niagara Falls has been attracting billions of visitors to its shores since the first European laid eyes on this incredible landmark, many moons ago in 1678.

Four Romantic Ski Chalets

Oliver Corkhill | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Corkhill

Searching the mountains for the perfect intimate retreat isn't easy, especially as most chalets cater to families and larger groups of guests. If you're trying to plan a romantic escape then you'll want the atmosphere and the setting to be just right.

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Situated four miles from Cheltenham, in the heart of the Cotswolds, Ellenborough Park is a spectacular grade II listed, Elizabethan manor house and preened gardens nestled in rolling hills and parkland overlooking the race course

Aspen Defrosted

Black Tomato | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

The snow melts to reveal lush green mountains to be hiked and explored, and the visitors to town transform from slope seekers to culture hunters, ready for the seasonal festivals and shows. And so we present four very good reasons why Aspen shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to selecting your summer holiday destination.

Bon Bini Aruba

Black Tomato | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Here at Black Tomato, it doesn't take much to sell us on a Caribbean island - mention clear blue seas and white sands and we're there. It's just the cherry on top when there's even more to do on the occasions when we drag ourselves away from the coastline, which is why Aruba is the consummate island getaway in our books.

Time for Thailand

Black Tomato | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

A rite of passage for any intrepid traveller, Thailand ticks just about every box in the 'holiday needs' category, from fascinating rainforests and sacred temples to stunning scenery and sublime sandy beaches - and that's before we even get to the incredible food or welcoming people.

Take Leave for Tel Aviv

Black Tomato | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

If Jerusalem is the Holy City, Tel Aviv is its wayward sister - made up of Mediterranean beaches, stylish bars, diverse cuisine and lively nightlife, ...

California Dreaming

Black Tomato | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

With its cloudless skies, open beaches, warm waters and golden sunsets, Newport Beach is the definition of California living and this week at Black T...

Palm Springs Plethora of Desert Pads

Black Tomato | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Nestled in the Mojave Desert and only two hours outside Los Angeles, Palm Springs has become known as California's playground. Endless pool parties and jeep driving around the town and surrounding mountain ranges is a standard way of living.

Texas Always Triumphs

Black Tomato | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Texas is a state almost bigger than Europe, so it's no surprise there is a diverse amount of culture to cover. Whichever direction you go be it north, south, east or west you'll always find something to entice and surprise you.

Catching Some Sumptuous Zzzs in Morocco

Black Tomato | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

From long stretches of stunning coastline to rolling dunes of the Sahara desert and snow-capped Atlas Mountains - there's something for everyone on a ...

Marvellous Melbourne

Black Tomato | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Melbourne will leave a lasting impression on any discerning traveller, and we can guarantee that it will become one of your top cities to explore time and time again.

Sleeping in South Africa

Black Tomato | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

South Africa has plenty of boltholes to snuggle up in, whether it's a nature reserve resting in acres of safari land or a city chic hotel pad, you will be spoilt for choice.

Quito's Top Five

Black Tomato | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Quito has a beautiful blend of the old and new, boasting endless natural beauty and an electrifying party atmosphere. It's a vibrant and stunning plac...

La Reunion's Best Bits

Black Tomato | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

The French have a secret, and it's called La Réunion. Floating in the Indian Ocean, it's an Island like no other.

Kyoto's Top Five

Black Tomato | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

One of Black Tomato's must go 2013 destinations has to be Kyoto.

The Best of the BVIs

Black Tomato | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

As winter creeps in, the idyllic archipelago of the British Virgin Islands sounds like the escapism we all crave. Much more than just beautiful, sunny...