Category: Luxury travel

What’s the difference between business and first class?

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Airlines don’t go out of their way to make things clear, and the confusion surrounding how they name their cabins is a prime example of this. Why are some international flights only economy and business? Why do two-cabin domestic flights have a first class? (more…)

Photo Blog: Dubai

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Dubai’s size and scale inspire the worst of the travel cliches.

“A land of contrasts.”

“Larger than life.”

“The Las Vegas of the Middle East.”

In reality Dubai is simultaneously all and none of these things. (more…)

7 things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town is Africa like you’ve probably never imagined it.  With the legacy of apartheid fading into history, the city is a vibrant, diverse, perfectly situated harbor city that evokes Sydney more than Dar es Salaam.

Cape Town is moderately expensive, but the dollar-to-rand conversion means that you can live well and enjoy the city on a budget. (more…)

Airport lounges: How do you get in?

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Airport lounges: How do you get in? - Featured Image

When you’re walking through the airport, do you ever see people disappear behind frosted glass doors?  Do you wonder what luxury and glamour lies behind those doors, and how to get inside?  You’re not alone – airport lounges are both a valuable travel asset and also widely misunderstood.

The truth is that airport lounges vary widely. (more…)