Is it just me, or does Christmas come around more swiftly each year? 2022 was a year of recovery for the travel industry and 2023 looks set to be even better still so here is some inspiration for travel-related gifts for men for the year ahead. Treat him this Christmas with one of our 20 luxury travel gift suggestions, with everything from experiences and fashion to gadgets and luggage.

Hot air balloon ride with WonderDays

The ultimate way to travel, a hot air balloon ride with WonderDays offers the man in your life both serenity and a magical experience 5,000 feet in the air! He’ll have the world at his feet when he jumps onboard a balloon flight, only to finish the adventure with celebratory glass of Prosecco or soft drink and a presentation of a certificate signed by the pilot.

If floating through the air might not be what

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Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, and it’s no surprise that it’s a popular destination for travelers. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventure, Jamaica has it all. When choosing a hotel, there are a few things to remember. Do you want an all-inclusive resort or a more intimate bed and breakfast? To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve compiled a list of the top hotels in Jamaica. So if you’re looking for a luxurious escape, we’ve covered you.

Half Moon Resort

Half Moon Jamaica Resort offers authentic Jamaican vacations. This all-inclusive resort is a top choice for beach lovers. It provides unlimited food, poolside drinks, and ocean-view rooms. You will find it on the Caribbean coast.

The resort sits on 400 acres with two private beaches. These white sand beaches are breathtaking. They are also divided into Sunrise and

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International travel has resumed and restriction free borders have become a reality, so it’s time for us all to start planning, booking and getting excited about our next travel adventures. For some, that will be returning to a favourite destination, to re-live and re-kindle those holiday vibes, for others that may be looking for a ‘new’ destination to explore, enjoy and add to that list of favourite places.

As you’re reading this you will probably be thinking Pattaya certainly isn’t a ‘new’ destination, whilst at the same time questioning where to find peace and tranquility in a city that is renowned for partying, entertainment and the night time economy. Well, we’ve got a suggestion for all of you Thailand lovers out there, somewhere that doesn’t get the attention of the much lauded islands and beach resorts that we’ve all heard of, but can deliver everything that luxury travel lovers desire.

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The Great Ocean Road is Victoria’s coastal road to adventure and the world’s longest war memorial. It was built by World War One soldiers in memory of those who lost their lives in war. It is one of the most iconic road trips in Australia and the world. It’s no surprise then that it’s a popular route but you can still enjoy it away from the crowds if you add these 9 must-see places to your Great Ocean Road itinerary.

Aeriel view of the Great Ocean Road

Travel 250 kilometres along the southwest of Victoria and let your senses be swept away by the sights, sounds and smells. The Great Ocean Road has the scenery, the beaches, the forests, the best spots to hang out, wildlife in its element and culture to embrace. It is the ideal way to travel through Victoria. Start your adventure at Torquay, less than a two hours drive from Melbourne and discover

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A symphony for the senses, Ecuador cultural tours invite you to engage with the intangible magic of this extraordinary country, its history and its people. There are, for example, the indigenous communities all over Ecuador, from Amazon tribes to the Andean Highlands, some of which you can meet and learn about their way of life. Then too, a dizzying array of colonial towns are studded throughout Ecuador, with evidence of Inca- and European-style architecture clear to see, from Cuenca’s historic cathedrals to Quito’s carefully preserved monasteries, and many more.

Then too, ancient archaeology leaves traces of Ecuador’s rich heritage: from the Ingapirca fortress of the Inca civilization to the Cochasqui pyramids, to name just a few. Thousands of years of history are evident in sites peppered across the country, which simply have to be seen to be believed.

A culture tour in Ecuador might incorporate dance classes, festivals and art

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After a long day hiking, sailing or generally exploring the Lake District, what better way to unwind than with some delicious food and drink in the comfortable surroundings of a cosy Lake District pub?

For those of us who live and work in the Lake District, we are truly spoilt when it comes to choosing a pub to visit. So we thought we’d focus on Windermere and the surrounding area to provide a little inspiration. Here are ten of our favourite cosy pubs, somewhere to while away a lunchtime and afternoon, or spend an evening, enjoying the fine company of family and friends.

The Crafty Baa

Situated in the heart of Windermere, the Crafty Baa is a family run pub and former AA Pub of the Year. If you’re a craft beer fan, this quirky pub is a must visit for any beer connoisseur, with over 100 bottled craft beers

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Le Jardin des Douars is the traditional Moroccan kasbah stylishly reimagined, sitting high above Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Purpose built, less than two decades ago, to provide 21st century indulgent luxury, Le Jardin des Douars, recalls the architecture of a sun-baked-mud kasbah.

And the name? In Arabic a douar is a small village, sometimes of just one or two houses. On this hill-top, douarais, terracotta houses, are dotted through the verdant gardens. Externally, Le Jardin des Douars pays tribute to the light-terracotta architecture of Morocco’s inland fortifications, whilst the interiors run through Morocco’s stylish design book.

This hotel of 19 rooms, 6 suites and 6 villas provides a tranquil retreat. Tall palms and needle-thin cypresses give shelter from the Atlantic’s trade winds.

In summer, those winds spare Essaouira from Morocco’s boiling temperatures. “We have two seasons,” confides Abdul our guide. “Windy and non-windy.” From September through to April, it

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