Exemplar Travel Magazine - Issue 13

Tel: 0203 478 2574 E-mail: tracie@exemplartravel.com Chào Mung... Contents Tracie Ruffell www.exemplartravel.com ...or ‘Welcome’ (as translated from Vietnamese!) to the latest issue of my regular travel magazine. I have recently returned from a tour of Vietnam and present a visual memory from this amazing experience (see above!). If you would like to know more about this wonderful south east Asian destination then why not give me a call... With all the comings and goings over Brexit, it is not surprising that ‘staycations’ have become the talk of the moment. In celebration of the outstanding options available for luxury breaks across the UK and Ireland I have compiled a sumptuous selection of city hotels and country retreats together with some of the finest rail journeys covering the Scottish Highlands, Ireland and the home counties of England. Spain is still very much a favourite with UK travellers and her islands are particularly favoured for luxury holidays. The Canaries offer a perfect, year round sunny climate, so it is no wonder that The Ritz-Carlton, Abama on the west coast of Tenerife continues to shine. Moving to the Balearics, I showcase the gorgeous Park Hyatt Mallorca, a stunning new village-style Mediterranean resort set in an idyllic hillside location overlooking the sea. There’s no time like now to plan a dreamy, tropical getaway and in this issue we get a look at one of the newest resorts in the Maldives, Joali, as well as an overview on the choices available with Anantara should you have Thailand on your wish list. I continue to highlight innovation in luxury cruising with a review of the upscaling happening at Oceania Cruises. Summer may well have crept up on us whilst we have deliberated on travel plans, but I hope that this issue will fire you with renewed inspiration, whether you are looking to stay close by or whether you are in the mood for a special experience on distant shores. Wherever your finger should drop on the world map, remember that I am here to assist with your every travel requirements. 3 Travel News 4 Iconic Skylines 6 The Great Escape 8 A Village Affair 10 Art in the Maldives 14 Classical Elegance Re-Inspired 16 British Isles Special Feature 12 Thai Infusions 4 16 12 10