An Art Lover’s Guide to London: Museums, Architecture & Street Art

London: the city I live in, the city I love. There’s so much to see and do in England’s capital it makes finding time to fit everything in seem almost impossible. But to help you on your way, I’ve put together this list aimed at highlighting the most interesting, and arguably, the best places to seek out culture in the form of art. Museums Tate Modern Location: Bankside, London SE1 9TG Kicking off the list is my favourite art museum in London – the Tate Modern. The venue boasts an…

PHOTO: Scarlet Passion Flower Vine Climbs a Tree in Lamphun, Thailand

My jaw dropped when I discovered this brilliant red bloom on a tree in Lamphun, Thailand. It was the most astonishingly weird flower I’ve ever seen. “Alien” flashed through my mind. The pistil and anthers protruding from the lacy white center petals looked like eyes. I almost expected them to raise their spotted red and green heads to scan me with some otherworldly laser ray. I snapped a few photos, thinking I’d figure out what it was later. Identifying …

The Best of the Galapagos & Ecuador

Ecuador is one of our most popular destinations for travelers interested in nature and wildlife. Artisans of Leisure arranges tours for travelers to experience the very best of the Galapagos Islands and the cultural highlights of mainland Ecuador. Enjoy these images of the best of Ecuador from recent trips made in the country by Artisans of Leisure travel specialists. For many travelers, wildlife spotting in the Galapagos begins …

Luxury Travel Guide Croatia

Turquoise blue water, beautiful bays and adventurous rocky beaches, Croatia has become one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Mediterranean for many people, with its picturesque coastline, original coastal towns, fascinating landscapes, friendly locals and diverse cuisine. The Adriatic Sea offers the perfect conditions for swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing and sailing. There are over

5 (not so obvious) things you need to pack for your next trip

When I prepare for each trip, there are items that ALWAYS ALWAYS come with me, no matter what type of trip it is – a nice short haul trip to Seville or a nice long hop to Miami, they always come with me. Here are the 5 things you need to pack for your next trip (in my opinion!) An Amazon Fire 10 HD tablet Costs from £/$/€ 149 from Amazon I have always only had Apple tablets but the truth…

An Art Lover’s Guide to Paris: Museums, Architecture & Street Art

The French capital has a dizzying amount of art on display. Whilst the Louvre is undoubtedly worth a visit, Paris has so much more to offer in the form of smaller art galleries with exciting features. However, museums and galleries aren’t the only aspect of art you’ll find here, so I’ve put together this brief guide of where …

A visit to Chess Forum in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York.

I’ve never dedicated a post to a shop before but given my love for chess, it seems entirely fitting it would be a shop dedicated to lovers of chess. I first visited this place in 2008, and bought a travel-sized chess set which has since travelled with me around the world. I have many chess sets but none of them hold the sentimental value of this one. Not only does it remind me of my first trip to the US with a beautiful friend I’d made at university, it also reminds me of all the games I’ve played with …

PHOTO: Cardiff Castle, a Must-See for any Visitor to Cardiff, Wales

With more than 2,000 years of history enclosed within its walls, Cardiff Castle is a popular destination for history buffs who visit the capital city of Wales. The earliest fortifications on the site were likely built by the Romans around A.D. 50. Today, all that remains of the Roman era is a small section of the surrounding…

Just Back: The Best of Scotland

For travelers looking for incredible scenery, interesting culture and history, warm hospitality and wonderful luxury hotels, we highly recommend Scotland. Artisans of Leisure travel specialist Stephanie Dosch just returned from a trip through Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Enjoy these images from her trip. There’s so much to see and do in the Highlands, and we loved having time to explore. One highlight was seeing the Jacobite steam train …

Luxury travel in Formentera – The most amazing villas

The second smallest inhabited Balearic Island is famous for its Caribbean flair, it’s incredible beaches and turquoise water. Many holiday makers come here over the summer, most of them for a day trip from Ibiza. But why not stay on this beautiful island overnight? If you are looking for a place to recover from the

A luxury weekend in Naples, Florida

This post is brought to you in partnership with Visit Florida Naples, Florida was the second stop on my Florida luxury road trip, after a fabulous 4 days in the Miami Beach area. I had heard about it quite a bit, but had never been before. Getting to Naples, Florida In my case, I flew to Miami from London, and after spending 3 nights at the fabulous Four Seasons Surfside, we drove 2 hours and 30 minutes to …

Tokyo to Mount Fuji Day Trip by Train or Bus (Off-Season)

Being a lover of the great outdoors and always keen to squeeze in some climbs into my travels, summiting Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest and most prominent volcano (at 3776m high) has long been a dream. Its silhouette not only contributes to the physical, but also cultural and spiritual geography of Japan. Experiencing …

Monumental Cemetery in Milan, Italy – An Open Air Sculpture Museum

When I prepared my Last Will and Testament some years ago, I included specific provisions that I wish to be cremated. I promised my sisters that if they put me in the cold, hard ground, I’d come back to haunt them. But a recent visit to the Monumental Cemetery in Milan, Italy, had me reconsidering that view. In 1838, the city of Milan announced a competition for the design of a new cemetery that would be open to citizens of “all forms and all fortunes” and become …

Insider Marrakesh & Atlas Mountains

Ashley Isaacs Ganz, founder & CEO of Artisans of Leisure, recently returned to Morocco to visit some of her favorite places, including Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains. We hope you enjoy this interview with her. Q: Where did you visit on this trip? On this trip I decided to return to Marrakesh and the nearby Atlas Mountains. Q: Why did you choose those two places? They…