2014 Best Travel Experiences

We name our highlights of the year.

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
Best resort: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Best new hotel: Peninsula Paris
Best suite: Portrait Firenze
Best guided tour: Savour Sicily
Best view : Casa Angelina, Amalfi Coast
Best apartment hotel: Casacau, Rome
Best ocean cruise: Ponant, Venice Istanbul
Best river cruise: Uniworld
Best archaeological site: Agrigento, Sicily
Best country hotel: Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany
Best Wow Factor: Ham Yard, London
Best shopping: PMQ, Hong Kong
Best museum: Peggy Guggenheim, Venice
Best street food: camel meat, Oman
Best market: Ortigia, Sicily
Best cooking class: Fabrizia Lanza, Sicily
Best Dessert: Lenvol
Best transit: Ciragan Palace, Istanbul
Best spa: Chedi Muscat, Oman
Best walk: dawn in the empty quarter Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Best cowboys
Best Australian hotel: Wolgan Valley
Best small hotel: Henry's House, Siracusa, Sicily
Best landscape: King George Falls, Northern Territory
Best destination: Sicily
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We’ve had another wonderful year and we’re pleased to share our bests – the resorts, hotels, cruises, museums, markets, shops, bars, tours, walks, airlines, destinations and quirky delights we enjoyed most in 2014.  From cowboys to champagne cocktails and cassata, it was quite a year.

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