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A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels.   For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]

Napa Valley in California welcomes two new resorts

Napa Valley in California welcomes two new resorts

The Meritage Resort at Napa and Vino Bello Resort  are the two latest editions to the ever growing list of quality luxury hotels in Napa, the gateway to the Napa Valley. Located next to each other, the resorts offer a combined total of 274 new guest rooms to the area. Located on seven acres of […]

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International has today declared that all its US and Canadian hotels as soon as this September. The move follows a growing trend in the industry with the Westin Hotel chain and Anaheim’s Disneyland resort having led the way earlier this year.   Marriott’s decision, however, is one of the largest of its kind, affecting […]

A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post  nine of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island, […]

Dozens hurt on Crown Princess

Dozens hurt on Crown Princess

It’s not proving to be a good week for Princess Cruises. Having just completed a nine-day Western Caribbean cruise, the Crown Princess  experienced a steering problem yesterday whilst heading out of Port Canaveral, Florida, throwing both passengers and crew to the deck.   The ship went on its maiden voyage only last month. More than […]

A year of island hopping: July

A year of island hopping: July

This is post  seven of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For July, the following are recommended: Bornholm, Denmark: The Melsted Badehotel and Hotel Siemsens Gaard Dominican Republic: Velero Beach Resort and Natura Cabañas […]

Twice as Nice package from The Jefferson, Richmond VA

Twice as Nice package from The Jefferson, Richmond VA

Enjoy a no-hassle summer weekend getaway. Whether you prefer a lazy weekend by the indoor pool and a massage, a sports enthusiast’s weekend of whitewater rafting, golfing and a baseball game, a site-seeing weekend full of historical sites and museums or a shopper’s weekend at the boutiques, malls and antique stores, you can have your […]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post  six of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Galápagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown […]

Wine tasting of the century?

Wine tasting of the century?

Vinography – a great wine blog, by the way, if you’re not already familiar with it – has revealed what could arguably be described as the wine tasting of the century. For $17,500 you get to enjoy a three-night dinner extravaganza in October at three of Manhattan’s very best restaurants (Per Se, Daniel and Cru) […]

Relaxation Getaway Package from Sabal Palm House, Florida

Relaxation Getaway Package from Sabal Palm House, Florida

Lake Worth’s Sabal Palm House is offering a Relaxation Getaway Package until 31st October 2006  which consists of two nights in select rooms and a relaxing one hour Swedish Massage in the privacy of your room for only $60 or a Deep-Tissue Massage for $70 from a licensed massage therapist. Sabal Palm House is one […]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post  five of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The […]

New air taxi service from DayJet

New air taxi service from DayJet

DayJet, a new Florida-based air taxi service with a fleet of Eclipse 500 aircraft, has announced that its offering will start by serving Gainesville, Boca Raton, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee (all in Florida). The cities have been selected owing to “strong business climates and limited transportation infrastructures”. Four more cities in Florida and 12 cities […]

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spas are more normally regarded as kid-free zones but that’s not true of  Hilton Hawaii. On the contrary, the Kohala Sports Club & Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village positively encourages younger visitors with its Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens package where children can enjoy anything from a Coco-Mango Tango Scrub to […]

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is one of the largest showcases of New York State wines. Enjoy one-stop tasting and shopping of over 500 wines from unique boutique wineries to the popular industry giants. The 2006 festival will be from the 14th to 16th July and the signature event will be the Great Western Chardonnay […]

‘Upmarket’ New York hotel suites not always what they seem

Prospective visitors to New York are being warned about a hotel swindle in which run-down apartments are sold on the internet as luxury hotel rooms. Landlords are posting advertisements for rooms in “upmarket hotel suites” on popular travel websites and conning tourists out of hundreds of dollars. “Tourists are being lied to and tenants are […]

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