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With over 50 years in luxury travel it's fair to say we've been around the world a fair bit. Our experts travel regularly to refresh their knowledge and to bring you the inside scoop on some of the hottest destinations on the planet. Whether you're after a relaxing break with a 'no shoes, no news' vibe, a sophisticated city break, an exhilarating adventure with the kids or a bucket-list destination that's the trip of a lifetime, you can guarantee we've been there, done that, and got the t-shirt first. Here our travel experts share their knowledge with you, including memories of their favourite trips, new adventures and insider tips you can enjoy yourself on your unforgettable getaway. And if this has whetted your appetite, you can always give us a call to find out more…

 

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Carry on the down the Keys…
by Charlotte Wells

Carry on the down the Keys… by Charlotte Wells

Having self-dubbed myself an Orlando connoisseur after travelling to the Sunshine State on eight different occasions since 2005, I thought I had Florida sussed.

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Insider Access: The Secret Lives of Sumo Wrestlers

Insider Access: The Secret Lives of Sumo Wrestlers

The Ryogoku is the centre of Japan's sumo world. Home to the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, it's also the residence of most of Tokyo's sumo heyas; all rikishi (wrestlers) belong to heyas, known as sumo stables, where they live, train and eat for the entirety of their sumo career – unless they are married.

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The Most Luxurious Road Trip on Earth?

The Most Luxurious Road Trip on Earth?

Get behind the wheel of a SVAutobiography, the most luxurious Range Rover ever produced, on the trip of a lifetime across...

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Each New Year brings resolutions that are designed to be broken: healthy diets, fitness regimes or less time spent fiddling...

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Six Reasons to Visit Madagascar

Six Reasons to Visit Madagascar

Madagascar is bursting with extraordinary wildlife, beautiful beaches and unique culture. Here are six reasons why this...

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Island Hopping Across Okinawa
By Simon Richmond

Island Hopping Across Okinawa By Simon Richmond

For many, japan is a country of high rise, high tech and high speed, but travel to the okinawa islands for an altogether...

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How the West Once Was
By Charlotte Wells

How the West Once Was By Charlotte Wells

Growing up there are certain films which spark your imagination; for me it was the Spaghetti Westerns of the 60s. Images...

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Thailand - But Not As You Know It

Thailand - But Not As You Know It

Get there quick! The culture-filled, beach-fringed South-East Asian favourite is upping its game. Without a doubt, 2016...

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Fes – A Moroccan Treasure
by Caroline Blake

Fes – A Moroccan Treasure by Caroline Blake

Afrenetic donkey passing with a rider aloft, deftly perching sideways and kicking his urgency into his steed surely muttering,...

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Of Feasts & Frankincense - The sultry Sultanate of Oman
by Lynne Cooke

Of Feasts & Frankincense - The sultry Sultanate of Oman by Lynne Cooke

Oman is often called the ‘jewel of Arabia’, its fertile southern region, mountainous interior and glittering coastline a...

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The New North
by Liisa Kokkarinen

The New North by Liisa Kokkarinen

Finland has kept relatively quiet in the world of luxury travel. We’ve heard about the gastronomy of trendy Sweden, the...

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A&K Philanthropy
Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts in Nepal

A&K Philanthropy Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts in Nepal

On 25th April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people, injuring over 23,000 and devastating...

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Go off-road in Spain - Our New Land Rover Adventure Puts Extra Kick into Catalonia

Go off-road in Spain - Our New Land Rover Adventure Puts Extra Kick into Catalonia

There will definitely be mud. There will be churning wheels and grinding axles. And there will certainly be valley bounding,...

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Paradise within Paradise
by Graeme Bull

Paradise within Paradise by Graeme Bull

The Galapagos is a wildlife wonderland, offering some of the planet’s greatest – and most intimate – animal encounters....

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Pearls of Brazil
By Alex Robinson

Pearls of Brazil By Alex Robinson

From the beaches of Brazil’s discovery coast to the best views of Rio, Alex Robinson gives us the inside track.

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Forts and Palaces - A journey deep into Rajasthan
by Kay Durden

Forts and Palaces - A journey deep into Rajasthan by Kay Durden

I have ventured many times through Rajasthan but on my last visit in July I decided to dig a little deeper into this fascinating...

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48 Hours in Dubai

48 Hours in Dubai

Debbie Duncan-Studart and Camille d’Harambure, from our Abu Dhabi boutique, share their recommendations for exploring Dubai,...

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Out of Africa
by Caroline Eden

Out of Africa by Caroline Eden

From the garden of Karen Blixen’s former home you can just make out the knuckles of the Ngong Hills. The scenery has changed...

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Top 5 Adventure Treks

Top 5 Adventure Treks

Top 5 Adventure Treks

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Top 5 Family Escapes

Top 5 Family Escapes

Family time is one of life’s most precious commodities. With the whole world as your playground it’s hard to choose where...

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INTO THE BLUE
Australia's Great Barrier Reef by Richard Green

INTO THE BLUE Australia's Great Barrier Reef by Richard Green

Plucky Clown Fish defend their anemone homes, shoals of blue and yellow Surgeonfish shimmer over clumps of vivid coral,...

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Top 5 European Spring City Breaks

Top 5 European Spring City Breaks

Top 5 European Spring City Breaks

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Top 5 Quirky Places to Stay

Top 5 Quirky Places to Stay

Top 5 quirky places to stay

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Blissful Beaches and Beyond

Blissful Beaches and Beyond

With more and more clients looking for alternatives to the norm for their barefoot beach escapes, we asked A&K’s Product...

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A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

As the A&K Villa collection continues to expand, we’re delighted to introduce properties across the beautiful islands of...

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Be the First

Be the First

Showcasing the newest places to stay around the world

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2016 Travel Hotspots

2016 Travel Hotspots

As we launch head first into 2016, the A&K team share their thoughts ib the must visit destination for your year ahead.

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Meandering in Myanmar by Annabel Tremaine

Meandering in Myanmar by Annabel Tremaine

As I stepped across the gang plank to board the shiny new Sanctuary Ananda for the first time, accompanied by a group of...

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LA – not all celebrity and glitz
by Victoria Holdsworth

LA – not all celebrity and glitz by Victoria Holdsworth

I, like many had a pre-conception of LA – Hollywood, moviestars, glitterati and glamour so during my short time in LA I...

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'It is ok to spit and dump'
by Vicky Holdsworth

'It is ok to spit and dump' by Vicky Holdsworth

Not your usual phrase heard when travelling at a luxury level, however much more commonly used than one would think in the...

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A&K’s Luxury Adventures in South America

A&K’s Luxury Adventures in South America

Whether it is camping in the Atacama Desert or quad biking around Easter Island, Abercrombie & Kent has a different take...

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Literacy Program Launched in Kenya

Literacy Program Launched in Kenya

On Friday, October 23rd, AKP’s new literacy program launched in the Masai Mara. The event was attended by more than 1,500...

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48 Hours in Johannesburg
by Jennifer Morris

48 Hours in Johannesburg by Jennifer Morris

I have transited Johannesburg airport more times than I can count in the last fifteen years, I have left the airport terminal...

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Kenya: Calendar of Activities

Kenya: Calendar of Activities

Kenya is a superb year-round destination and here is an idea of the best sights each month...

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Argentina: Expectations and Reality
by Aurelia VanLynden

Argentina: Expectations and Reality by Aurelia VanLynden

As a young girl I was horse mad, and would dream of staying on an Argentine Estancia and galloping across the never-ending...

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Know what is going on each month of the year in Galapagos

Know what is going on each month of the year in Galapagos

The Galapagos offer an unrivalled wildlife experience and is home to numerous endemic species - only here will you see Galapagos...

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‘Chipego’ – The Gift of a Bike Shop

‘Chipego’ – The Gift of a Bike Shop

After a number of weeks waiting in a state of high anticipation news reached us that the Cheltenham container, packed full...

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LA to Monterey sunshine all the way

LA to Monterey sunshine all the way

Professional photographer Abi Campbell and her children have a blast driving California’s Pacific Coast Highway with the...

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A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

It’s hard to think of a country on Earth more diverse than South Africa. Capping off the enormous, epic continent that shares...

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Self drive Safari in Patagonia

Self drive Safari in Patagonia

We were driving Route 11 in Los Glaciares National Park and The Rolling Stones’ Brown Sugar was only encouraging the excitement...

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The Seychelles
Island hopping in paradise

The Seychelles Island hopping in paradise

The Seychelles might just be the ultimate beach destination. It has the wow factor, the wonderful hotels, the white sand...

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Tacos & Tequila

Tacos & Tequila

The emerging state of Oaxaca in Mexico is best known for its fascinating culture, indigenous population and impressive colonial...

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Top 5 Old meets new

Top 5 Old meets new

We love places where history thumps through the streets like a heartbeat, but some of the world’s greatest cities are even...

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In search of Mermaid’s tears

In search of Mermaid’s tears

A Titanic graveyard, men in kilts, moose-jams, mermaid’s tears and bacon cupcakes... There’s a fair amount of quirkiness...

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Balearic Beauty

Balearic Beauty

It’s only a few more steps,” I insisted, hauling on the hand of my accompanying girlfriend as I tried in vain to persuade...

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Into the blue

Into the blue

Take out a map of Indonesia and pick an island at random. Chances are it will be uninhabited – the odds are an impressive...

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The Jewels of the Nile

The Jewels of the Nile

A voyage along the Nile is one of those iconic journeys that occupies many a traveller’s bucket list – the shimmering dry...

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An Icy Encounter

An Icy Encounter

Mountaineer Kenton Cool gets in the driving seat to take on Iceland’s frozen winter landscape by Kentoon Cool

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Top 5 Trips of a lifetime

Top 5 Trips of a lifetime

Everyone has a list of destinations they hope to visit before their time on Earth is through. Whether it’s something you...

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Bush, Boat & Beach with Adam Henson - BBC Countryfile presenter and Cotswold farmer

Bush, Boat & Beach with Adam Henson - BBC Countryfile presenter and Cotswold farmer

Adam Henson hadn’t been on safari since his backpacker days, but last year set off once again, this time with his family...

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Be the first

Be the first

Showcasing the newest places to stay around the world

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48 hours in Reykjavík by Ben Harrison

48 hours in Reykjavík by Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison shares his best bits for exploring Iceland’s cool capital in style when time is short.

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Early Morning Mayan Adventure

Early Morning Mayan Adventure

Senior Travel Specialist for Latin America, Charlie Lockwood, travelled to Mexico in the spring to experience all that this...

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Big 5 Destinations To Book Now

Big 5 Destinations To Book Now

From Vietnam to Oman, we bring you our top 5 destinations to book now!

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Alaska: America’s Final Frontier

Alaska: America’s Final Frontier

Travel consultant Rod Pendell recently embarked on a journey through America’s largest and least explored state to find...

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Top 10 Riads & Retreats

Top 10 Riads & Retreats

From the opulent La Mamounia in Marrakesh to the captivating Dar Ahlam, Abercrombie & Kent presents its top ten riads and...

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