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Ballymaloe House

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Bed down at Ballymaloe House, the birthplace of modern Irish farm-to-table cuisine in idyllic East Cork.

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SLH’s Senior Content Editor reflects on the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2022.


Considerate Collection

To make the search for sustainable luxury hotels easier for forward-thinking travellers, we’ve added five environmentally conscious, community minded stays to our Considerate Collection – from a secluded all-suite retreat in Brazil’s balmy Bahia, to a honey-hued organic farming estate in Tuscany.


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Celebrate International Day of Forests with these forest-forward hotels, from a summit-level spa hotel re-greening South Tyrol, to a rainforest-rejuvenating retreat in Costa Rica.

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Easy ways to improve your eco-friendly bathroom etiquette, with expert insights from Paul Tsalikis, founder and CEO of VANITY GROUP.


Juliana Ghiotto – owner of Barracuda Hotel & Villas, Brazil


Whilst it’s true that great minds think alike, we believe that independent minds think the best. Our community of hoteliers is brimming with bold trailblazers, rule-breakers, and creative visionaries who bring their own sense of style and unique personalities to each and every property.




SLH’s wordsmith shares why she feels most at home in Asia, her passion for Scandinavian design, and that her happy place is on horseback.

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Photo Diary

From the bright lights and bustling sidewalks of New York, to the wide open landscape of Montana, the USA is a photographer’s dream come true.


Photo Diary

Photographer and content strategist Kira Turnbull captures a sense of ‘pura vida’ while exploring colourful Mexico City, the Costa Rican jungle and the sun-soaked shores of Tulum. Accompanied on the three-week photography project by SLH’s Head of Social & Brand Content, Abi Tottenham-Smith, and Global PR & Communications Consultant turned model Pegi Amarteifio, these photographs are a love letter to the carefree adventures we have all been missing.


People & Places

Venture into the heart of the Vaucluse and Mont Ventoux region for a long weekend of sunshine, hill climbs and fine wine.



SLH’s holiday fairy godmother Magali Berardelli shares her trip planning secrets, delves into her Argentinian heritage, and why she’s got her eye on the Dolomites.


As it’s the people that make the place, who better to ask your destination specific questions than the locals who live there? From Sicilian ice-cream artisans to a Sami moose whisperer, our hyper local guides will help take the tourist out of travel for a more authentic way to see the world.


21 March 2023

Yakushima in full bloom: unearthing Japanese ‘power spots’ this spring

Japan’s natural ‘power spots’ will nurture your mind, body, and soul The Japanese tradition of forest bathing – or shinrin yoku – may have made its way westwards…
17 March 2023

5 alluring Greek island alternatives to Santorini and Mykonos

Take your islomania to lesser-trodden shores this summer for a quieter Greek island getaway Instagram favourites Santorini and Mykonos have glowing reputations for a reason, but travellers looking…
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15 March 2023

The ultimate Lisbon city guide

Colourful charm cascades over the Portuguese city of seven hills Once the centre of the seafaring world, this ancient European capital is steeped in ceramic-sprinkled charm and terracotta-topped…
8 March 2023

8 educational travel experiences led by inspirational women

These women-led activities will immerse, inspire, and empower you on your next holiday One of the great joys of travel is learning something new – whether this is…
3 March 2023

Wildlife-friendly travel tips for your next nature-based holiday

How to take a responsible walk on the wild side with The Long Run Wildlife and safari holidays are still a bucket-list favourite, but the ethics surrounding these…
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28 February 2023

Food for thought: inside Ireland’s culinary icon turned country house hotel

Bed down at Ballymaloe House, the birthplace of modern Irish cuisine in idyllic East Cork Just a stone’s throw from the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballymaloe House Hotel…
24 February 2023

In with the new: 4 must-book boutique hotels from Morocco to Malaysia

Time to scratch your holiday itch, but not sure where to start? Take inspiration from our latest arrivals, which have been handpicked from the world’s hottest new hotel…
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21 February 2023

Independent Minds: Juliana Ghiotto, Barracuda Hotel & Villas

As one of Brazil’s best kept secrets along the ‘Cocoa Coast’, Itacaré blissfully enjoys an under-the-radar existence – surfers plant their boards on pristine palm-fringed beaches, locals paddle…