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Digital Luxury Travel Editor and London Editor — Telegraph
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Sounds like 'O'Kelly'.'s luxury travel ed @TeleLuxTravel & London ed (@TelegraphLondon); contributing ed Ultratravel; IG @johnoceallaigh.

Is this zero-emissions prototype plane the future of flight? — Should the designers and engineers working to revolutionise the aviation industry find success, the way we fly in the future will be radically different from today. A number of companies are already working to introduce commercial supersonic flights in the 2020s, and now the Barcelona-based designer Oscar Vinals has released his proposals for an exceptionally quiet and environmentally responsible aircraft that could take to the skies in the 2030s.

Formula E Grand Prix's European debut — Monaco 's Grand Prix is one of the most thrilling on the Formula 1 calendar, so hopes are high that the principality's inaugural Formula E Grand Prix race will provide a comparable level of grandeur and glamour when it takes place on May 9.

Sicily's sunken heritage by submarine — Sicily is abundant with historical sites, but some of its most mysterious attractions lie beneath the water. A mass of millennia-old Greek and Roman shipwrecks is strewn off the island's coast, and for the first time this summer American company SubSea Explorers and the non-profit Aurora Trust are offering adventurers the opportunity to explore the wreckages in miniature submarines.

Inside the Corinthia London's Musician's Penthouse — If, in hospitality terms, staying in a hotel's penthouse suite is the ultimate sign that you've made it, then no other London property caters as comprehensively to high-fliers as the Corinthia. It has a total of seven penthouse suites, each inspired by a different type of personality you might expect to find in the capital and all awash with surprising features.

Explore Singapore in an Uber supercar — In cities such as London and New York, the taxi app Uber has already radically altered the local transport network. In the former, black-cab drivers have blocked the streets in protest against the app; in the latter, Uber services are more prolific than the city's iconic yellow cabs.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London: the director's guide — The world's greatest museum of art and design and an unrivalled repository for the best examples of mankind's creativity, London's Victoria and Albert Museum houses a collection that spans two thousand years and incorporates objects in virtually every medium.

Vivienne Westwood's Hollywood penthouse suite — Vivienne Westwood's latest creation is the penthouse suite of Hollywood's London hotel. Enlisted to reinterpret the Los Angeles property's most extravagant suite as part of its ongoing $£25 million renovation and refurbishment, the idiosyncratic designer has taken an unexpectedly restrained approach in the redevelopment of this 3,000sq ft (279sq metres) space.

Spas that are stepping things up — At luxury travel fairs all over the world, hoteliers are focusing their attention on spas. Why? Because industry experts expect 90 per cent of luxury travel bookings by 2040 to incorporate an element of health and well-being. Among the best new spas is the Oetker Collection's Villa Stéphanie, which opened in January and is beside its Brenners Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany.

The Next Big Thing: new garden cities — Escalating house prices and increasing urban congestion have seen renewed debates about the development of "garden cities", but they have scant hope of luring the masses to the countryside. Today 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban areas, and the UN expects that figure to increase to 66 per cent by 2050.

All aboard for Belmond's Celebrity Chef Dinners — It's significantly more refined than most of the pop-ups you'll find in the capital. Departing from London's Victoria Station, the Belmond British Pullman train provides the elegant setting for a " Celebrity Chef Dinners " series: one-off fine-dining experiences hosted by some of England's best chefs.
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Apr 27, 2015

@maiden_voyage Thank you. I'll be there partly on holiday but also looking for things that might make @TeleLuxTravel stories if appropriate

Apr 27, 2015

@MegaHeid @mary_novakovich Thank you both. I'll be there this weekend and the list is getting quite long...

Apr 27, 2015

Off to Venice for the day next Monday. Does anyone have any tips on interesting things to do there? #journorequest

Apr 24, 2015

Hoping to go to Budapest soon, and haven't been in years. Does anyone have any suggestions of great things to do? #journorequest

Apr 24, 2015

@markcoflaherty @Swype Also, no matter how often I save the correct spelling, it keeps reverting to "ducking"

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