Our Best Spring Travel Content – Part 1

Look outside. The days are getting longer. Daffodils are poking their yellow heads up through the dirt. Cadbury Creme Eggs are back on the supermarket shelves. And all this can only mean one thing: spring is finally upon us.

We are celebrating the new season with some of our best spring-themed content. Bid farewell to winter’s hearty comfort food and choose lighter fare instead, with our selection of the world’s finest seafood restaurants. Spring is also the season for festivals, with Songkran (aka Thai New Year) a springtime favourite – you can find a chic place to stay with our run-down of Thailand’s greatest luxury design hotels. With the weather getting better, why not also discover some new places – we’ve added a guide on Moscow and copy for a hotel on the Algarve. And the days may be getting longer, but there’s still pitch black night skies to enjoy, so we have included a piece on stargazing.

Scroll down to read extracts from all of these travel pieces, with links to the full content…

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Great Escapes in Chile and Argentina

In one of our recent blogs, we shared an article we had written on Búzios for Luxe Magazine’s debut issue. But this wasn’t the only travel feature we produced for Luxe. In fact, we wrote so many great articles for the first issue, we thought we’d share another one.

Our team of  writers penned pieces on everything from sensational swimming pools to spectacular spas, but for oenophiles it’s hard to beat our feature on South America’s finest vineyard resorts. It hones in on two things that many of our well-travelled writers are passionate about: wine and travel.

Written by two of our expert travel writers, this article focused on a pair of  exclusive resorts in South America, both of which are set amid the vines. One was the innovative Vina Vik in Chile’s Millahue Valley and the other was the superb Vines Resort and Spa, located in the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. In both resorts, wine takes pride of place, in the bar and on the dinner table, as well as – in the case of Vina Vik – in the spa, where grapes are incorporated into the treatment. Just like the wines themselves, stays in both hotels are meant to be savoured. Would you like to jet off on a luxury wine country retreat to South America? Then scroll down below.

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Búzios: Where Beaches Beckon

With the reverberations of the World Cup 2014 only just behind us and the 2016 Olympic Games still looming, Rio de Janeiro has been hogging the holiday limelight. But while the rest of the world lands in Rio, where do the young and beautiful Rio residents go when they need to escape from it all? Búzios it seems, a place we’ve been getting to know for our latest travel article for Luxe Magazine.

A gloriously gorgeous seaside resort, Búzios is bordered by more than 20 golden strips of soft sand. With its azure waters and endless sun, it doesn’t have to work hard to court attention and can even name a VIP – Brigitte Bardot – among its fanbase. Couple that with an exciting dining scene and you’ll get a sense of why Búzios is a favourite destination for cariocas. So whether you’re looking to tack on a beach getaway to the end of your Olympics trip or you’re a Rio dweller planning a holiday to recoup and recover after the event, scroll down to read our full article and to discover more about this Brazilian resort.

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Blog Bites: Clippings of Three Recent Travel Blogs Written by World Words

Another month has flown by and our travel writers have been busy scribbling away and creating a variety of travel blogs. To give you a little taster of what we’ve been up to, we’ve picked out three of our recently published blogs, which cover a variety of travel-related topics from cruising to health and wellness.

First, we delved into the delights of the northern Italian spa town of Salsomaggiore Terme for Live Adventurously. Next, we took a long hard look at Fred Olsen’s luxurious cruise ships to give readers of Bolsover Cruise Club‘s blog the inside scoop on the best vessels on the seven seas. Then, we scoured the web to hunt down the crème-de-la-crème of travel content for our September Travel Roundup for Pimsleur Approach.

Here is a short extract from each of these blogs — all written by our expert travel writing team.

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