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Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill

After spending a number of years in Singapore and Japan, Lauren returned to London, where she became deputy editor at Hg2 travel publishers. She now writes about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel, among other travel and lifestyle publications.

The Best Luxury Hotel Stays for the Holidays

Embrace the festive period by celebrating the holidays with the hearty seasonal cuisine, sparkling decorations and exclusive events offered by each of these luxury hotels. Claridge’s London Claridge’s is celebrated for its afternoon tea and the festive offering is considered particularly special. Throughout the holidays, this afternoon tea service comes complete with Claridge’s famous Christmas pudding, of which only 150 […]

Where to Spend Winter Solstice

Celebrated across the globe, winter solstice marks the beginning of longer daylight hours, bringing with it the optimism that spring is on the horizon. As the sun rises and sets on December 21st, pay a visit to the northern hemisphere’s most significant winter solstice settings. Cambodia Like many ancient sacred sites, the Unesco World Heritage temples of Angkor Wat are […]

A Winter Escape in the Canary Islands

With a warm climate year-round and captivating landscape of mountains, forest and coast, the Canary Islands prove particularly appealing in the winter months. Pay a visit to the islands at this time to make the most of their outdoor lifestyle. Dolphin and Whale Watching Set out from Tenerife’s coast on a luxury sailing yacht to encounter pilot whales and dolphins […]

National Geographic Releases Inspirational Book of Timeless Journeys

By Lauren Hill

Just in time for the holidays, National Geographic has launched its latest coffee table book Timeless Journeys taking inspiration from the extraordinary destinations ventured to on National Geographic Expeditions. Bringing together 50 destinations everyone should see once in their lifetime, this book both inspires and informs through the words of great travel writers—with the foreword written by National Geographic Expeditions […]

The Best Winter Terraces and Pop-Ups in London

By Lauren Hill

With the winter months upon us, restaurants and bars across London are embracing the festive spirit by serving up hot cocktails and seasonal cuisine in cozy alpine inspired surroundings. We take a look at the best winter terraces and pop-ups in London for making the most of this enchanting time. Winter Bar Pop-Up with Moët & Chandon, Sky Garden Throughout […]

Guide to Longines Hong Kong International Races

A highlight of the global horse-racing calendar, the Longines Hong Kong International Races—an event that was founded back in 1988 and returns in 2017 for its 31st edition—marks the year’s final coming together of elite talent. Considered the Turf World Championships, the event’s four prestigious races bring together leading horses, jockeys, trainers and owners from across the globe to compete […]

Explore Magical Christmas Markets with Crystal River Cruises

From the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ comes an unrivaled new way to explore the legendary capitals and enchanting landscapes of Europe’s majestic rivers. Travel into the heart of Europe with Crystal River Cruises and treat yourself to Europe’s fabled Christmas Markets that carry the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, or marvel at snow-dusted town squares aglow with […]

Jumeirah Vittaveli Unveils First Ice Rink in Maldives

By Lauren Hill

An ice rink isn’t normally a sight you’d expect to encounter in the Maldives but that’s exactly what you can now see at the luxury island resort Jumeirah Vittaveli. This December, the resort will be launching an eco-friendly winter wonderland for guests to revel in throughout the festive season. As well as marking a first for the idyllic region by […]

Andrea Scherz on the Evolution of Gstaad Palace

By Lauren Hill

With its illustrious history, grand facade and vantage point overlooking Gstaad, this palace hotel is one of Switzerland’s most iconic places to stay and one of the nation’s only remaining family owned and run luxury hotels. Having grown up with the hotel and since made his mark on the luxury property as general manager, Andrea Scherz is the third generation […]

The Most Exclusive Private Jet Trip to Lapland

By Lauren Hill

Just in time for the holidays, Air Charter Service has launched an exclusive new private jet package to Lapland in which up to 10 travelers will be given the opportunity to experience the ultimate VIP white Christmas. Taking place from December 23rd to 27th, 2017, the four-night trip will take in the snowy subarctic wilderness of northern Finland where the […]