Despatches

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily, Italy

Belmond: Dolce far niente

What can we say about Belmond that hasn’t already been said? Sweet F.A. On that note, this is exactly what Belmond's latest Italian offering is all about, invi...
Chiva-Som, Hua Hin.

Chiva-Som Hua Hin: Energising retreat

From sleepy temples and beaches to the rural charm of its surrounding villages: there are plenty of reasons to visit the city of Hua Hin, especially as it's ju...
Belmond Cadogan's iconic bar

Belmond: Chelsea Chic

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” – Oscar Wilde. We believe Mr Wilde would have been very pleased at the re-imagination of ...
Kyoto Golden Pavilion

Aman Kyoto: The secret garden

We simply adore magical Kyoto, unequivocally Japan’s culture capital. The city is not short of luxury zen-like urban resorts and it's no wonder the world's mos...

Thanda Island: Return to innocence

Marine conservation and preservation is central to the philosophy of this Swedish-owned private island in Tanzania. Thanda is a luxury, private island experien...

Restival: Retreat and relax

Destination festivals usually aim to thrill music lovers and switch them on, but there is a new breed of global events designed to help you switch off. We ha...

La Reserve: The essence of Paris

This intimate five-star hotel lends a new meaning to the essence of Paris by giving its guests the opportunity to walk away with their very own, custom-made des...
Phang Nga Bay, Thailand.

June Bahtra: Romancing Phang Nga Bay

Ask any experientialist and they will tell you Thailand is a country blessed with stunning natural beauty. Though we love its evergreen jungles and sprawling b...

The Safari Collection: Dinosaur trek

You’ve heard of tracking the big five on safari, but The Safari Collection has taken the experience to a whole other level, straight out of ‘Jurassic Park’. ...

Aman: Private jet expedition

Luxury air cruises have been hot this year, but the ultimate private-jet expedition by super-luxe hoteliers Aman, and travel designers Remote Lands, is set to t...
Ulusaba South Africa Virgin Limited Edition

Virgin Limted Edition: Earth hour

Last week, the world 'celebrated' Earth Hour, the global event (or self-billed 'movement') that has for the last 10 years achieved massive environmental impact ...
Meadow Lane Estate

One Fine Stay: Collections

The Hamptons have long been the escape of New York's rich and famous, but with that very reputation it has been on lock-down for visitors keen to experience wha...
Globcoin

Globcoin: Travel savvy

When I ask OutThere travellers what some of their biggest challenges are when they travel, 'currency exchange' comes up a lot. Constantly fluctuating rates, not...
Virgin Atlantic Sleep Guides

Virgin Atlantic: You are what you sleep

As a frequent traveller, there is one thing on board a flight that I need. I'm not really fussed about the quality of food, or the selection of movies, or how o...
Omega George Clooney Buzz Aldrin

Omega: Starmen

In the ultimate feat of travel, Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface in 1969, wearing an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional, carving a unique place for the watc...

Marriott: Clean sleeping

You've heard of clean-eating, but how about clean-sleeping? To be honest, I need a bit of both at this moment in time as we hurtle towards deadline for what is ...
Mermaid Fitness Hotel del Coronado California

Hotel Del Coronado: Merman fitness

San Diego's Hotel del Coronado is a retro enthusiasts dream-come-true. Not only is it the setting of one of my all time favourite classics, Marilyn Monroe's Som...

Buenos Aires: Carlos Jauregui station

Earlier this week, the city of Buenos Aires opened the newly named Carlos Jaúregui Subte station on the city's underground railway network. Previously the Santa...
Design Hotels Book

Design Hotels: The book

As much as we love travel, we also love great design. Design Hotels, the collection of luxury, design-led properties publishes a stunning directory each year, a...
Walled Off Hotel

Bansky: The walled off hotel

The art of travel just got street. Despite his elusiveness, Banksy has never been one to shy away from causing a stir. In a bold new statement, provocateur Bri...

Nobu Hotels: London calling

Starting today, the long awaited Nobu Shoreditch in London will take bookings, with its opening date allegedly set for June 2017. The Nobu brand, brainchild of ...
Ozen Maldives Water Suite

Ozen By Atmosphere: Water suite

I'm always keeping an eye out for the most luxurious of resort experiences, and this week, something caught my eye that I just had to share. The new private, lu...

Vietnam Airlines x LSO: Classic British

Not that you'd ever need an excuse to visit Vietnam – from North to South, even the bits in the middle are among the most experiential and awe-inspiring journey...
Love and Paint Mondrian London

Love and paint: Sea Containers London

Love is in the air – or in this case in our hair – at the Mondrian London. A surprise awaited us in our sumptuous suite at this luxury property on London's Rive...
Shangri-la London

Shangri-la London: Foxy romeo

During our recent stay at the towering Shangri-la at the Shard in London, we found a cute little plush-toy fox in our room. The story goes, that back while t...
Warhol American Flag

Visit London: The US invades London

Perhaps it's too soon for this attention-grabbing headline, but don't worry – this is something positive coming out of America in the wake of the Trump inaugura...
Belmond Napasai

Belmond: The list

This year I had the honour of asking to serve on Belmond's inaugural LGBT advisory board, among some real industry heavy-weights, to help them shape the future ...
ME Terramar Sitges opens 2017

ME Sitges Terramar: Summer in Sitges

Sitges has long been an OutThere playground. Known as the St. Tropez of Spain, it's no surprise that all this fabulousness would attract the discerning man of d...
B&O Bang & Olufsen launches new h9 Beoplay Headphones

B&O: A sound gift

Someone asked me today what I wanted for Christmas, that "what do you buy a world traveller with everything," question. I love the festivities of Christmas, but...
Tales Of Thread, Rebecca Fordham

Tales of Thread: Sleeping beauty

A fellow OutThere traveller once told me that his one constant when he's on the road, to remind him of home, is a set of his favourite pyjamas. For someone who ...
Berlutti pour Krug bag

Berlutti X Krug: Bubbles in the bag

There are two things sure to catch my eye. Leather goods, particularly those aimed at the jet-set; and champagne. Call me fabulous, but I'm easily persuaded by ...
Ralph Lauren Timepiece

Travelling suave

Travel accessories that every suave gentleman should be carrying as personal effects when they travel. Ralph Lauren Slim Classique watch in white gold. www.ral...
Luggage Freedom courtesy of AirPortr

Airport: Travel transformation

At all levels, the notion of luxurious living is really about accessing convenience. And I'm loving that my own international gateways to the world, London Heat...
Linen trousers ISSUE; Orion Rosé watch by NOMOS GLASHUTTE; 14 year old alligator duffle bag CO-KO

Send him packing

The TUMI Tegra-Lite™ attaché – well thought through, sleek, protective carrier made from thermoplastics used in NASCAR racecars and  armour ...
W Bali Sounds Suite

W Hotels: Sound Suites

There is one place where you'd be excused for having some banging music pumping from your hotel suite – in fact, I found that it is actively encouraged at the W...
Pillow talk at the peninsula Bangkok

Peninsula Bangkok: Pillow talk

Continuing in the theme of truly unrivalled, intimate service, The Peninsula, Bangkok, Thailand goes as far as to give you some silky smooth pillow talk. The e...

Tumi: Give me strength

Tumi’s Tegra-lite™ range of suitcases and travel accessories are made from the same materials used in the body armour of American footballers. I’m ti...
Shanghai Opera

Peninsula Shanghai: The academy

The Peninsula Academy offers a new program designed to deliver cultural experiences in each Peninsula location. We just loved our Peninsula Academy experienc...
Emerald Life Launches Travel Insurance

Emerald life: Travelling under cover

I’ll take the risk of sounding naive, as there is a lesson to be learnt here. But there was a time that I was one of those people… the kind that travelled the w...
Louis Vuitton Stationery

Louis Vuitton: Worth writing home about

Here’s something to write home about and make your peers green with envy – on your very own, personalised, monogram med Louis Vuitton stationery, no less. Loui...