Luxury Travel

A Guide to Tulum

We were looking for a last minute sunshine break for May, which is always tricky as it’s in-between seasons. Europe – too cold. Asia – monsoons. USA – reliable weather-wise but not really offering white sandy “wanderlust” / “gypset” / “[insert alternative blogger paradise analogy]” locations.

It was to be a “babymoon” – a novel concept that I cynically assume was invented by the luxury travel industry so that the mandatory and aggressive price hikes applied as soon as you say the word “honeymoon” can now apply to a whole new range of holidays. So having made some initial enquiries without uttering the B-word, we arrived at a surprisingly short list of options for our proposed wishlist of (i) hot sun; (ii) nice beach; and (iii) coconuts on tap in mid-May. We settled on Mexico, and specifically Tulum – the new trendy jetsetter village (it is barely a town) about 2 hours south of Cancun. (more…)

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Top 5 Places to Beat the January Blues

We think January gets a bad rap. Sure, Christmas and its associated twinkles and treasures are fast becoming a distant memory, and the early pay day that we celebrated with glee in December is not quite as much fun now. And yet we don’t mind the bracing Jan chills when they’re accompanied by cerulean blue skies, and no calendar month gives you a better excuse to stay indoors and cook up Nigel Slater’s lamb shanks & Signe Johansen’s Swedish apple & almond pudding.

But if you’re still not convinced and you’re looking for a getaway here are our top 5 places to go to escape the January blues: (more…)