Category: Regions

Zebra versus lioness

Amazing footage of a young zebra taking on an African lioness. If you’re going on safari, don’t expect to see anything as amazing as this!

Sol Melia to open hotel in Aruba

Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts are going to enter the Aruba market. They are to renovate the former Bushiri Beach Hotel, which has been closed for some time. The new hotel will include a casino, a spa, a beach club and several restaurants and will comprise part of a larger government-sponsored development that will feature […]

5th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, North Carolina

5th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, North Carolina

30 of America’s most renowned folk artists will convene at The Barn at Fearrington later this month. Held on the 17th and 18th February 2007, the 5th annual Fearrington Folk Art Show will feature some of the Southeast’s most noted folk artists, including Sam ‘The Dot Man’ McMillan, Danny Doughty, Mary Proctor, and Mr Imagination.

Wi-fi on UK trains

Rail company GNER has installed wi-fi throughout its network and more than 30 trains now offer wireless internet access. The service is free to first class passengers, and for other travellers costs £2.95 for 30 minutes or £9.95 for 24 hours.

The Las Vegas of the UK? Manchester!

The Las Vegas of the UK? Manchester!

In case you missed this in the news, the decision to grant the UK’s first supercasino license recently went to Manchester, my city of birth.   The city was  a 16/1 outsider to get the green light, beating the more fancied alternatives of Blackpool and London.   16/1…!   Now, why didn’t I have a […]

Radisson SAS Hotel, Östersund

Radisson SAS Hotel, Östersund

If you’re inspired by the Alpine World Ski Championships 2007, which starts in Ã…re in  Sweden today, then take a closer look at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Östersund which lies just to the east, by Lake Storsjön. Easily reached from the airport on the nearby Island of Frösön, the hotel has two beautiful suites, one […]

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

In appreciation of their loyal dining guests, many downtown Baltimore City restaurants have bonded together to form a winter restaurant week. Labeling it Winter Restaurant Appreciation Week, area diners will be able to enjoy upscale, gourmet three course meals, at some of Baltimore’s finest venues, for a fraction of the normal cost. From February 5-9, […]

Wow Philippines!

Escape for 5 minutes into the world of the Philippines… this is a beautifully-done video.

luxe DC

Ten of Washington, DC’s most celebrated properties have joined together with the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation, giving savvy travelers an excuse to stay longer and play longer with luxe DC hotel packages from now through until the end of March 2007.  Book a  luxe DC  package and discover the luxe life in Washington, […]

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Richard  Whitfield is  Managing Director  of Half Moon, a beautiful resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been welcoming guests for over 50 years.   Richard joined the resort as Financial Controller back in 1976 and became Director of Operations in 1986.   Following the retirement of Heinz Simonitsch in 2002, Richard was promoted to […]

Jumeirah Southlands Resort, Bermuda

Jumeirah Southlands Resort, Bermuda

Jumeirah is expanding its presence in the Americas with a new luxury resort in Bermuda.   As part of the Dubai-based group’s plans to extend its international portfolio to 40 luxury hotels and resorts by 2009, the Jumeirah Southlands Resort will cater largely for the North American market and will have 300 spacious balcony suites […]

Valentines at Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO

Valentines at Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO

Hotel Jerome in Aspen is offer a Be My Valentine Package to visitors staying between 13th and 15th February 2007. It consists of a  deluxe room or suite, Champagne and a special treat prepared by Pastry Chef Heather Campbell on arrival, daily lift tickets for two, candlelit dinner in the Century Room, a nightly bath […]

The world’s top 25 trains?

According to The Society of International Railway Travelers, the best 25 trains in the world are as follows: North America 1) Canadian (Canada) 2) GrandLuxe Express (US) 3) Canadian Rockies Steam Express (Canada) 4) Rocky Mountaineer (Canada) 5) Royal Canadian Pacific (Canada) 6) Sierra Madre Express (Mexico) South America 7) Andean Explorer (Peru) 8) Hiram […]

The new Legends Ballroom at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami

Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott resort, rings in 2007 with the debut of the 60,000-square-foot Legends Ballroom. The new $25 million facility features a 24,000-square-foot ballroom with 22-foot ceilings and 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor pre-function space. Accommodating up to 2,000 attendees, the Legends Ballroom is the ideal location for corporate […]

Fine dining with whales

Fine dining with whales

There can be more  to whale watching than meets the eye. One Alaskan business  is combining  whale watching with gourmet cuisine on Galley Gourmet’s dinner cruises. Husband and wife team Marty and Marion Owen share the chores: Marty, the Coast Guard licensed-skipper, drives the boat while Marion’s the chef. The 42-foot Sea Breeze is the […]

For Sale: The Principality of Sealand

For Sale: The Principality of Sealand

I don’t think this really qualifies as luxury, but it nevertheless caught my eye as it carries the kind of price tag that you might normally associate with extravagance.   The Principality of Sealand is situated in the North Sea, 7 miles off the British coastline, and is officially the world’s smallest country, complete with […]

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