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Belmond Cadogan's iconic bar

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 ...
Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Bellagio Hotel & Casino:
Button up

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, so the famous saying goes. But this is an experience you’ll want to brag about, having splashed out on the $250,000 fee f...
Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines:
Carry-on diving

Award-winning luxury carrier Turkish Airlines has a treat for those of us with a passion for the deep blue. Until the end of the year, the Istanbul-hubbed airl...

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 exper...

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 h...
Paris, France

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 de...
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’. ...

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 ...
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:

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 wh...

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, no...
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 ...
Omega George Clooney Buzz Aldrin


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 wat...

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...
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California, USA

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...

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 Sant...
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, ...
Walled Off Hotel

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 ...

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, brainchi...
Ozen by Atmosphere Over-water suite, Maldives

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, l...
Hanoi, Vietnam

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 journe...
Love and Paint Mondrian London

Mondrian London:
Love and paint

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 Riv...
Shangri-La at The Shard, London, UK

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 ...
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 inaugur...
Belmond Napasai

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 ...
B&O Bang & Olufsen launches new h9 Beoplay Headphones

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 Christma...
Tales of Thread

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...
Luggage Freedom courtesy of AirPortr

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 wo...
Linen trousers ISSUE; Orion Rosé watch by NOMOS GLASHUTTE; 14 year old alligator duffle bag CO-KO

Suited and booted:
Send him packing

With the season's travel essentials packed, you're in a for a holiday in style. And really, would you want to have it any other way? The TUMI Tegra-Lite...
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...
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 ...
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 experien...