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Acropolis WOW!

CITY, STAY, Travel
Evening at the Grande Bretagne, Athens Image courtesy of Marriott Hotels

The King George is one of the only two places to stay when you are in Athens, the second is it’s brother property right next door, the Grand Bretagne. As the name suggests, the King George is a former royal residence. Standing in the heart of Athens, the views across to the Acropolis will be stamped in your memory forever. Its long luxurious history boasts guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Frank Sinatra and Maria Callas. With guests like that it’s no wonder its location is just five minutes from the bustling nightlife of Plaka and Agia Irinis’s Square. Then of course there are the high end shopping, the Monastiraki flea market, the national landmarks and the National Gardens.

Acropolis WOW!

First Class Celebrates inclusion in global top 100 luxury travel blogs, websites and influencers 2020

Travel
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First Class Celebrates inclusion in global top 100 luxury travel blogs, websites and influencers 2020

Not yet two years old and First Class Magazine has been announced at number 44 in Feedspot’s global top 100 luxury travel blogs, websites and influencers 2020.  https://blog.feedspot.com/luxury_travel_blog/

Let them eat cake and scones and clotted cream

Regions, STAY, Travel
The Brimstone at night Image courtesy of The Brimstone Hotel

Let them eat cake and scones and clotted cream

Tweed clad hosts who do it all are the first physical contact one has with the Brimstone if arriving by train. These hosts are real live Dobbies (except with their own socks) lighting your fire, delivering you breakfast in bed, making dinner reservations and letting you in on all the best hidden gems of walking trails.

Australia’s Best Local Diving Escapes Where You Can Have a Scuba Diving Holiday in Your State

Dive, Regions, Travel
Green Turtle Image courtesy of Shutterstock/Tracey Jones

Australia’s Best Local Diving Escapes Where You Can Have a Scuba Diving Holiday in Your State

You don’t need to travel overseas to discover the best of the underwater world, with so many experiences to be had right here in Australia. So, for those unable to travel interstate, here’s a comprehensive list of the Best Dive Getaways for around Australia, compiled by the experts at Diveplanit Travel.

Spetses: where the millionaires play

Lifestyle, Regions, STAY, Travel
The Poseidonion seen from approach to Spetses Image courtesy of The Poseidonion

Spetses: where the millionaires play

‘The Poseidonion, a veritable French chateau, stands out from its commanding position if you arrive by sea. Set less than a kilometre from the harbour it is convenient to the Bouboulina Museum and the Hatzigianni Mexi Spetses Musem. There are also a handful of beaches just minutes away. Opened in 1914 and the brainchild of Sotirios Anargyros it represented the cosmopolitan face of the island tempting high society, royalty and wealthy Athenians to its doors.  In 2009 it welcomed a five-year restoration inviting guests back to the island which inspired John Fowle’s The Magus.

Why go international when you can go to Tassie?

CITY, Lifestyle, Regions, Travel
The Southern Lights Image Credit Dietmar Kahles

Why go international when you can go to Tassie

We have a lot more chance of going to Tasmania soon than to Europe but looks like there’s no need to cross the international dateline because Tassie is offering everything from their own brand of bubbles through to the southern lights and even whisky distilleries.

Harry Potter found at Edinburgh’s finest address

CITY, Lifestyle, Travel
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Image credit: The Balmoral Hotel

Harry Potter found at Edinburgh’s finest address

If you’re heading to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station and you stare up at the magnificent building on the south side of Princes Street and you’re fastidious about punctuality, take a deep breath. The looming clock tower is wrong. Ever since 1902, the clock on what was once known as the North British Station Hotel was set three minutes fast so passing travellers wouldn’t miss their trains. There is one exception. Every year on Hogmanay for the city’s New Year celebrations, the clock is set to the right time. This consideration for travellers continues inside the magnificent building now known as the Balmoral Hotel and run by Rocco Forte Hotels.

Start spreading the news

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Start spreading the news

For those able to travel to New York, First Class has put together a guide for a range of distinct tastes. For those of us who have to hold back, New York will be there for us to so we can do our research and savour the wait.

Rare chance to live out your James Bond fantasy

Adventure, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Regions, SEA, Travel
Inveruglas Image credit Kenny Lam/Visit Scotland

Rare chance to live out your James Bond fantasy

The island of Inchconnachan situated on Loch Lomond whilst not the home of James Bond is very close to a Sky Fall lifestyle. The 42 hectare property which has been owned by the Colquhoun family for more than seven hundred years is for sale for overs over 500,000 pounds. The island is located around 40 km from Glasgow airport and a stone’s throw from the award winning Loch Lomond distillery.

London elegance discovered in Selfridges’ former carpark

Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel
The Beaumont Hotel London, Image credit: The Beaumont Hotel

London elegance discovered in Selfridges’ former carpark

The Beaumont is an institution in a disused carpark. This quirky abode can be found on a quiet garden square moments from Selfridges and a few minutes’ walk to Hyde Park, Grosvenor Square and Bond Street. The ambience of the gardens are one of peace. Perhaps this is because according to the British History website the law states it is forbidden to quarrel in these gardens. So if you’re feeling a bit irritable check to see there’s no bobby lurking with a ticket book.

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