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Why the UK doesn’t have...

When you were growing up did you dream about having the perfect wedding? Was it all about veils and amazing dresses or more of the...

From diva to dodo!

From Diva to Dodo …..   If you really want to find out just how friendly a country is and how welcoming the population are,...

Is this really the perfect...

"We need a break, we need something perfect" That was the conversation I had with my husband back in September last year. Having waited twelve...

Looking for Funky, boutique, stunning...

Finding a destination that's a bit different and not too far away is always a challenge. I had always thought of Madeira as one of...

Dubai’s “perfect” boutique hotel Jumeirah’s...

The Mina A'Salam is an amazing place to stay in Dubai. The Mina has none of the pretence of the Jumeirah Beach. It snuggles between hotels...

It’s nearly Time……for Turkey……

Since Designer Travel started trading nine years ago, Turkey has long been one of our most popular and favoured destinations for our customers. From families...

It’s nearly Time for Turkey……………

Since Designer Travel started trading nine years ago, Turkey has long been one of our most popular and favoured destinations for our customers. From families...

Why “my family and other...

When you were growing up, did you ever read “My family and other animals” by Gerald Durrell? It’s a great read and, to commemorate the...

Grand Hotel Palace, Rome

Are you looking for an amazing hotel in Rome? We may just have a gem of a find for you.... Grand Hotel Palace, part of...

Do you fancy creating your...

Did you read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy? Did you ever read Pride and Prejudice? If you have read one but not the other...

Did ITV’s Travel Guide program...

ITV's program Travel Guide featured Dubai on this weeks program. five different groups of travellers were tasked with experiencing this destination and providing us with...

What makes an amazing 5*...

As I am sitting at my desk working my way through a number of holiday quotes and suggestions for 2016 there are a few hotels...

Are you looking for a hotel that will provide luxurious surroundings with a beach-side setting? Do you enjoy great food? Are you taking children with...

The Beautiful City of Paris…..

The beautiful city of Paris with it's magnificent architecture, fine museums and galleries and abundant restaurants is a firm favourite with us here at Designer...

Necker Island… Pure luxury with...

If you managed to catch up with any TV on Tuesday evening (6th Jan) you may have stumbled across the BBC programme which was all...

Conrad Rangali Resort, Maldives

In the travel industry there are certain destinations that have rightly earned a reputation for being 'something a bit special'. A destination that warrants saving...

The Atlantis, Dubai

Before we arrived at The Atlantis, Dubai I knew very little about it. I knew it had a huge aquarium, I knew Kylie Minogue sang...

The Sunwing Waterworld Makadi Hotel

Family holidays are all about keeping the children happy, and if it's a winter holiday you are planning and want guaranteed sunshine and good value...

Le ‘beautiful’ Bristol Hotel in...

Maybe working in travel has spoilt me. I have the opportunity to visit quite a few hotels each year, some work, some play and I...

Glitz, Glamour, Gaming and Gaiety

It's hard to remember why Las Vegas always had such an attraction. It might have been those old movies I watched as a child or...

My top five favourite cities...

When I look back at my travels I realise just how many parts of the globe I have been fortunate enough to visit and then...

Where should you visit when...

My first visit to Australia, nearly twenty years ago took me to the west coast of Australia and the lovely city of Adelaide. Since school...

Have you been to Dubai...

I have visited Dubai on a number of occasions, the first time over ten years ago. On my first visit I remember leaving the airport...

The Amirandes – Fancy discovering...

Greece has always been something of an iconic destination for me. The place where Mama Mia was filmed, home to Acropolis, party scene for the...

Fabulous cities in the Far...

I was reflecting on my travels to the Far East and at first thought I hadn't really managed to visit that many of the cities...

Which worldwide city stole my...

As we approach another lovely Valentines I spent a little time today reflecting on a recent conversation with a family member about favourite cities. Having been...

Asimina Suites, a secret getaway...

Taking a break in Europe during the spring and summer is always a joy. We have visited a number of European destinations in an attempt...

If it was good enough...

Choosing my summer break is never easy. The world is full of beautiful and very exciting places all with my name on them. This year...