Travel Notes: January

From luxury hotel openings to bookmark for later to a new swimwear collection to dive into right now – despite the current pandemic, there’s still plenty happening in the world of travel. Here’s everything to have on your radar this month…
Travel Notes: January

BOOKMARK THIS FOR LATER: Can Ferrereta, Mallorca

From the team behind the iconic Sant Francesc, Can Ferrereta Hotel will be one of the most stylish openings in Mallorca this year. Set to open in April, the adult-only boutique hotel has 32 rooms set within a historic 17th-century mansion. Located in the rural town of Santanyí in the south east of the island, expect rustic, minimalist interiors and an impressive art collection featuring local talent. With a beautifully designed SA CALMA spa, complete with hammam and indoor pool, bookmark this hotel for a luxury getaway post lockdown.

Visit HotelCanFerrereta.com/en/

HOTEL CAN FERRERETA

Shop Sustainable Swimwear: Zulu & Zephyr

Originally created in Bondi, Australia, Zulu & Zephyr is the sustainable swimwear brand to know. Their new SS21 collection has a range of styles to elevate your holiday packing, from ribbed swimsuits to pretty pastel bikinis. Part of the edit has been made from environmentally responsible fabrics too, so you can do your bit for the planet while adding to your future holiday wardrobe. We love the brand’s new cover-up shirts – the perfect piece to showcase poolside. 

Visit ZuluandZephyr.com

ZULU & ZEPHYR

BOOK AN ECO TRIP WITH: Green Traveller 

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we all need to travel more responsibly in the future. Cue Green Traveller. The company offers a range of UK-based staycations and low-carbon holidays in Europe. Whether you want to see the south of France by train or discover a rural escape in Ibiza, the website has all the information you need to plan an eco-friendlier holiday. With top tips from travel experts, each place has a detailed guide of how to get there, what to do, and where to eat.

Visit GreenTraveller.co.uk

GREEN TRAVELLER

DISCOVER TRAVEL CORRIDOR HOLIDAYS: Inspiring Travel Company: Don't Worry, Beach Happy

When we’re allowed to travel again, it’s a good idea to know where you can actually go to without having to quarantine on your return. The Inspiring Travel Company have launched their ‘Don't Worry, Beach Happy’ campaign to provide travellers up to date holiday packages based on destinations on the travel corridor list. When we have the luxury of booking a last-minute holiday again, this is the website to have on your radar. 

Visit InspiringTravelCompany.co.uk

INSPIRING TRAVEL COMPANY

PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP WITH: Assouline Travel Notebooks

To join the collection of their aesthetically pleasing travel coffee table books, Assouline have now created a colourful set of notebooks. Ideal for planning future trips and jotting down bucket list ideas, the set of four features covers from some of their most popular travel titles – Capri, Mykonos, Amalfi Coast and Ibiza. Treat yourself or ‘add to basket’ for a travel enthusiast.

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FEED YOUR WANDERLUST: Claire Menary Travel Prints

London-based photographer and SL favourite Claire Menary has just revealed her latest collection of travel prints via her online shop. Featuring a range of beautiful vistas and idyllic holiday spots around the world, each print captures all the best bits about going on holiday – think total relaxation and Instagram-worthy views. ‘Sundown’ and ‘Off Duty’ are two of our favourites to shop now.

Visit ClaireMenary.com

CLAIRE MENARY

LISTEN TO THIS FOR INSPIRATION: Where To Go Podcast

Produced by the team behind the award-winning DK Eyewitness travel guides, this new podcast will help cure travel blues. During each episode, hosts James Atkinson and Lucy Richards are joined by travel experts to give you the lowdown on where to go and what to do in a series of destinations. If you’re looking for great recommendations you won’t have heard about, this podcast has it all. Don’t miss the episode on Paris to find out what a city break in the French capital will look like in the future.

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PLAN A DETOX TRIP HERE: Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, Italy

When travel is back on the cards, book yourself into a relaxing wellness retreat at the luxury Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti. Located in in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Italian Dolomites, the resort has launched a new five-day detox package to help eliminate toxins and reduce stress – something we could all do with. Treatments include a dreamy detoxifying massage, full-body scrub, facial, and hydrotherapy session with essential oils. We can’t think of a better way to spend a week when travel corridors open up again. 

Visit LefayResorts.com

LEFAY RESORTS

HEAD ON A VIRTUAL TRIP TO SIGNAPORE: Airbnb x Singapore Tourism Board 

If you’ve always wanted to visit Singapore but haven’t managed to get there, now’s your chance. The Singapore Tourism Board has collaborated with Airbnb Experiences to give users the chance to explore some of the most iconic places – and hidden gems off the beaten track – in a series of virtual tours. With over 50 to choose from, including food tours, virtual trips around the famous landmarks, and film locations from Crazy Rich Asians, there’s plenty to see. Ticket start from £5 per person.

Visit Airbnb.co.uk

AIRBNB

BINGEWATCH THIS SERIES: A Perfect Planet

Let David Attenborough guide you through some of the most beautiful wonders of the world in this new BBC documentary. Exploring the natural forces that support and drive life on earth, each episode answers a question – why do wildebeest assemble in a corner of the Serengeti? How does weather affect the migration of animals? How are humans reshaping ecosystems? In true Attenborough style, the visuals are beautiful, and the commentary is dotted throughout when needed. Episodes are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

Visit BBC.co.uk/iPlayer

BBC

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