“Today you’re going to make seven dishes for your dinner,” Rocio our chef and soon-to-be tutor at Quinta de San Amaro enthused. It was already gone 7pm and with a no-work, no-eat task ahead, my group of travel writers felt rather daunted. We were fine with eating to Spanish time, but would we really be able to cook these authentic Spanish recipes in time to actually eat them today? Next Rocio introduced us to some of the ingredients we’d be using. First she thrust an octopus head-first into the air so its tentacles hung long beneath it. Then she drew our attention to a glass full of long razor clams, their shells open for us to see their occupants. Next up in this seafood fest were clams and mussels, all of whom were firmly hidden away from view, and large, pink prawns also in their shells. Continue Reading
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Luxury travel is about more than the next chic hotel or first class flight.
And whether you’re booking your travels with an agent, packaging your trip your self, or considering options from a raft of sexy flash sale websites, you’ll benefit from a few pointers to help you liberate your luxury travels.
Here we list the very best in luxury hotels, cruises, books, apps, blogs and resources to inspire your luxury travels, and help you plan and book your flights, accommodation, and more. This list is regularly updated, when we discover amazing companies, websites, apps and more that we know you’ll love too, so check back regularly.
Luxury Travel: Destination Guides
The major publishers of destination guides – Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s for example, have much of the world covered and offer a good general guide to a place. But there are some guidebooks that focus on solely on luxury travel:
Hg2 A Hedonist’s Guide has 48 guide books and iPhone apps to cities and ski resorts around the world, as well as foodie guides to London and New York.
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Getting to Your Accommodation
Though most airports are well and truly stocked with taxis outside to deliver you to your accommodation, you can also arrange private and group transfers in advance with the likes of World Airport Transfer or Resort Hoppa.