A world of independent luxury travel reviews

We let you know about the best places in the world to stay.  If  you get confused by all the information and advertising out there, you’re not alone. So we’re here to help!

We’ll only be writing about places we can honestly recommend. If they don’t make the grade, they don’t make the page!

The best luxury holidays on earth means many things

Like you, the LUXE TRAVELLER doesn’t want to do it tough, or even count our pennies. We want to stay in style and comfort, eat good food, relax and have a great experience. Our main priority is not having to look for budget accommodation.

That doesn’t mean we don’t love rustic luxury or eco-luxury – sometimes these can be the best!

Let’s put it another way. If you’re not interested in backpacking tips or how to save money on the road, you’ve come to the right place. This is a guide to the best luxury places to stay on the planet – the stylish, avant garde, the sensational, the gobsmackingly beautiful…the places that make us go wow and vow to return. Sure, we want to explore the local culture, but in creature comfort…

All our articles and reviews are searchable by destination and also by category. Decide what sort of holiday you want or where, then search.

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You can ask questions one on one on where to go next or if you’ve already decided, then ask us where to stay.

Just let us know your requirements and we’ll have the answers.

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Karen Halabi has either written or edited other people’s work for much of her career working in magazines and newspapers. A seasoned editor, journalist, sub-editor, book editor and media consultant, she has edited three travel magazines, edited a newspaper, and been an editorial consultant for Tourism Australia.

Still freelancing as a travel writer and photo-journalist, she has written for numerous newspapers and magazines both here and overseas, including the Sydney Morning Herald/Age Traveller, News Ltd’s Escape, Vacations and Travel, Lifestyle + Travel, World Luxury Collections magazine, and numerous inflights such as Singapore Airline’s Silver Kris, Etihad’s Aspire, Emirates Open Skies and Jetstar magazine. At one stage she was the Australian PR For Emirates.

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