The Luxury Navigator – Reviews, features & travel notes

Santa Barbara Andrew Forbes Insider

INSIDER GUIDE The American Riviera

Running from Summerland to Goleta, with the historic, postcard-perfect towns of Santa Barbara & Montecito at its heart, this privileged south-facing stretch of the Pacific Ocean coast is the place to stay in Central California STAY: Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate, unspoilt, small-town feel, and natural setting between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains has attracted …

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Venice Insider Guide

Once one of the wealthiest Mediterranean maritime republics, this lagoon city remains a visitor favourite thanks to its romantic gothic …

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Fuerteventura Insider Guide

A holiday-maker’s favourite, and a surfer’s paradise, Fuerteventura boasts some of the archipelago’s finest beaches; but also an interesting interior …

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Madrid Insider Guide

The Spanish capital has embraced 2017 with new hip hotels, cool bars, top restaurants and world-class arts exhibitions. It’s time …

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Insider Guide to Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan

My invitation to Japan came from the tourism office of Kyushu. They offered three itineraries, but as soon as I …

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Insider Guide to Bordeaux, City of Wine

STAY: Hotel Le Saint James With its bijou vineyard, panoramic city views, striking architect-designed spaces, and modern art exhibits, this …

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Edinburgh – Short break city guide travel tips

STAY: Old Town Chambers For a luxury home-from-home in Scotland’s capital, then take a look at the 5 star luxury …

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Val di Noto, Sicily – insider travel tips

The eight World Heritage cities of the Val di Noto make for a memorable self-drive adventure. Here are my tips …

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Lech am Arlberg – it’s a summer destination too…

Lech am Arlberg is one of Austria’s most exclusive, and popular, alpine winter sports destinations; yet summer is the season …

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Rio De Janiero

Insider Guide to Rio de Janiero

STAY: Copacabana Palace Rio de Janiero has certainly undergone a renaissance as Brazil falls under the world’s spotlight, following the …

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ROME – My Insider Guide

Contrary to perceived wisdom regarding Rome’s intense traffic and fearless scooter riders, exploring central Rome on foot is a pleasure. …

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