luxury-travel1Welcome to The LUXE TRAVELLER blog and website. We’ll be letting 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. We’re here to help! We’ll only be writing about places we recommend. If they don’t make the grade, they don’t make the page!

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 and have a great experience. Our main priority is not looking for budget accommodation. That doesn’t mean we don’t love rustic luxury or eco-luxury – sometimes these can be the best! 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.

And, we want your feedback. At the end of each post you are invited to comment, write your own review and to rate each property on a scale of 1-5 stars.  Subscribe, chat, ask questions, read and ask for other luxe travellers’ advice and opinions.

This is your chance to give your feedback, air an opinion, ask for feedback or canvas opinion on a property, a destination or for a holiday suggestion from other readers.  Feel free to be honest with your views, feedback or opinions. We want this website to be of service to you – whether you’re deciding where to go, where to stay or just canvassing opinions. We also want the travel industry to hear you – and if necessary pick up their game or bask in the glory of reader praise!

The LUXE TRAVELLER will be putting together a team of trusted advisers. We will consider contributions from frequent travellers, travel journalists or travel agents. Contact The Editor at [email protected] if you are interested in contributing.


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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