April 2, 2018

Since time unknown humans have been exploring the planet, crossing oceans and chasing rivers. Where do you head for long periods of downtime when you have time to travel for rest and recuperation? Other than a weekend spa retreat (which involved water, although in the form of a manmade pool), I can’t remember the last break I had that wasn’t close to the water. Blue spaces are the most popular spots for holidays. Pick up a travel magazine and inevitably water w...

February 26, 2018

I was listening to a podcast this morning (an interview with Em and Lou from the fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle blog A Style Album) and one thing that resonated with me was that they were fed up with having to sift through so much information just to find out where to go when on holiday or travelling to a new city. After 17 years of writing about every cruising ground there is, it made me think about repetition; the same copy that is written over and ove...

January 21, 2018

Is it shocking to say out loud that we all like to have things that others admire? Is it wrong to feel pleasure and pride when a friend or colleague compliments you on your choice of car, shoes, house, or interior décor? Don’t we all crave the admiration, grudging or not, of our peer group? To some extent this is what yacht ownership is partly about. The club of yacht owners is infinitely more exclusive than the club of yacht charterers, and there’s nothing tha...

January 13, 2018

Whether you are looking for barefoot chic or superyacht glamour, luxury sunglasses brand Taylor Morris offers a diverse range of stylish holiday eyewear. YACHT-A-PORTER talks sunglasses and superyachts with Co-Founder Hugo Taylor.

Why sunglasses?

Since I was about 12 years old I have loved sunglasses. I spent most summers in Italy with my family and was always looking in shops at different brands and designs. I remember crying for about two days once when I lost...

December 15, 2017

Whether you are looking for barefoot chic or superyacht glamour, luxury swimwear brand LOVE BRAND & Co. offers a diverse range of stylish holiday essentials. YACHT-A-PORTER talks swimwear and superyachts with CEO and Founder Oliver Tomalin.

Why luxury swimwear?

I remember a particular holiday at a friend’s villa in Greece and we were all discussing how someone has to start a new men’s swimwear brand. I was training to be an architect at the time. Fast forward a f...

December 12, 2017

It's now three months since many of the Caribbean islands were left devastated in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. As the annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show comes to an end and the participating yachts are now preparing for the winter season in the Caribbean, we take a look at the latest news from these popular cruising grounds.

It is obvious that to fully recover the Islands need superyachts to visit and, though some destruction will inhibit superyach...

November 16, 2017

As we approach the festive season and the start of a New Year the looming guilt of over indulgence has already begun, but rather than yoyo between guilt and taking part in social occasions, this year I plan to enjoy all that it brings and to de-stress and detox with spa activities in the new year. When it comes to luxuriating in wellbeing, spas truly soothe the soul and with the growing emphasis in wellbeing experiences witnessed in recent years it comes as no...

November 2, 2017

I mentioned the catastrophic effects of September’s collection of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes on large areas of the Caribbean in FIVE CRUISING GROUNDS (AND YACHTS) TO WARM UP YOUR WINTER. The Caribbean stretches across more than one million square miles and, although many of the areas affected remain off-limits, many were left unscathed or suffered minor damage. Here we cover just a few of the many resorts, restaurants and marinas that are open for business as...

October 25, 2017

With the end of October and the official end of summer time in the West, I find the daylight savings malarkey leaves me confused and suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). This year I plan to beat the winter blues and head to Oman for some winter sun. I have always wanted to revisit after a brief introduction to the stunning country during the Louise Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in 2016. I will be recharging my batteries at Six Senses Zighy Bay...

October 11, 2017

Is it just me or does the inventory of superyacht toys seem to be getting increasingly varied and exotic? This summer everywhere I looked there seemed to be some new toy skimming across the water. I myself prefer a sedate snorkel, but for those who have a need for speed or the thrill of power, then a toy box full of the latest gadgets is a must. Here are the top toys no bonafide thrill-seeker should be without.

Mini-subs

Submersibles are all the rage for explorat...

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