Category: North America

5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

The 6,000 plus travel advisors surveyed for Virtuoso’s annual Lux Report have selected Mexico as the number five international travel destination for 2011 – and for good reason. Mexico has long delivered incredible value and rich luxury opportunities to travelers worldwide. Here are five lavish experiences in Mexico sure to surpass the expectations of even […]

5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

For some, the ‘perfect holiday’ involves relaxing and getting away from the stresses of modern life. For those people, staying in a luxury hotel is a great way of achieving this. Whilst this certainly isn’t a cheap holiday option, it is one of the best. If you are planning a trip to a luxury hotel […]

The top 10 skiing resorts according to Bing UK

The top 10 skiing resorts according to Bing UK

The new Ski Resorts Visual Search tool from Bing allows users to explore and snowplough their way through 486 different ski resort locations, saving them the hassle of flicking through  countless holiday brochures when searching for last minute skiing holidays. With rich colour images of the top skiing resorts, users can helpfully filter results down by region, difficulty, number of […]

Chocolate cocktails at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Chocolate cocktails at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco has a sweet solution for the young-at-heart: adults-only hot chocolate at the posh Seasons Bar and Lounge. Made for sipping just like martinis, these “choctails” are made with the finest valhrona chocolate and spiked with your choice of raspberry, orange, vanilla or peppermint liqueur. The finishing touch? A fluffy-as-a-cloud house-made marshmallow […]

Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe debuts new restaurant

Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe has opened the doors to yet another beautiful oceanfront restaurant with a fantastic offering of succulent seafood and authentic brick oven pizzas. Taking cues from the sea breeze rustling through the palms and the natural beauty of the sand and sea, Coral Grill focuses on the simplicity of enjoying quality […]

The Auberge Bonaparte Hotel in Old Montreal, Quebec

Turn down the Rue St-Francois-Xavier in Old Montreal and you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the middle of Paris. The beautiful, carved stone buildings. The cobblestone streets. The view of the river wending through the city. But as you drive down this quiet lane, look carefully or you will miss one of […]

Adventure tours in California

Travelers heading to Southern California can get more than they bargained for by scheduling an adventure tour instead of simply seeing Hollywood. Southern California offers some of the best adventures tours in all the United States with options you wouldn’t believe available to you if you can afford them. Here are some of the top. […]

Alaska cruise amongst the Aurora Borealis

Alaska cruise amongst the Aurora Borealis

For once, me and my travel partner decided, we would explore some new territory. As our season for vacations approached, we looked at the overwhelming trend of our past vacations: island hopping in the Pacific Rim, island hopping in the Caribbean, long stays in the Mediterranean and all of the surrounding countries. We had done […]

$22,000 luxury Valentine’s Day suite in Mexico on auction

Off & Away, a luxury hotel deals website is kicking off February 2011, the traditional month of love with gusto thanks to one of the highest-value auctions ever. The fun new auction site for travel connoisseurs seeking luxury travel experiences will auction off a special three-night stay in the ME Cancun Hotel’s Suite ME prior […]

Crystal slashes prices for Mexico cruise in March 2011

Mexico has become the land of buried treasure as luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises announces dramatic discounts for its 10-day Mexican Riviera cruise sailing round trip from Los Angeles. Departing 31st March 2011, the getaway offers new per person tiered rates at 30-45% less than previous fares: $1995 for Deluxe Outside Staterooms with large windows, […]

Top 10 restaurants in Cape Cod

Top 10 restaurants in Cape Cod

If you are looking to spend some time away from your responsibilities and truly relax, there is no destination more therapeutic than the Cape Cod Islands, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Island. While you are working up- a sweat on the back 9 of the Hyannis Golf Club, shopping for art at The Schrimshander Gallery, or […]

The world’s most unique church?

America’s only floating chapel has surely got to be a contender for the world’s most unique church.  It can currently be found in Sarasota, Florida, and offers Weddings on Water to anyone looking for a ceremony that’s a little different. Shown below is footage of the chapel from one of its previous locations, St. Petersburg, […]

Garza Blanca: a new luxury resort in Puerto Vallarta

Garza Blanca: a new luxury resort in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is one of top beach destinations that Mexico has to offer.  The warm Pacific waters, amazing sunsets, and a never ending supply of fresh seafood makes Puerto Vallarta a top spot for luxury travel. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa is  Puerto Vallarta’s newest luxury resort.  With the Sierre Madre mountains as a backdrop and the […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Those of you currently enduring sub-zero temperatures might be interested to hear that Tripadvisor has come up with a top 10 list of warm weather escapes.  Making the list are the following: 1. Cancun, Mexico 2. St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 5. Miami Beach, Florida, USA […]

An Irish Christmas in New York

An Irish Christmas in New York

For travellers and shoppers passing through New York City looking for fun holiday spots to have a festive lunch or a Christmas cocktail, The Wheeltapper Pub at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel (141 East 44th Street at Lexington Avenue) is the perfect stop. The pub, which features a huge festively decorated all-season Patio, is having a […]

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