Category: Speciality Travel

ERMIS2 superyacht

ERMIS2 superyacht

A new 124-ft superyacht capable of speeds up to 60 knots is the latest creation from New Zealand yacht builder McMullen & Wing. Their ERMIS2 vessel is capable of speeds similar to small powerboats and is powered by three MTU16V 4000 M90 series engines, generating some 10,900 bhp. The superyacht offers true luxury also, with […]

The Spa Finder Spa Experience

The Spa Finder Spa Experience

Block time out on your calendar. Cancel your lunches. And get ready for the Spa Experience, four glorious days from 31st October 2007 when Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in New York City  becomes the most fabulous spa destination on the planet. If you’ve been curious about what the luxury spa lifestyle is all […]

Miles promotions with Radisson

Miles promotions with Radisson

In the past week, Radisson Hotels & Resorts have announced  new incentives for those of you that like to clock up the air miles.  They have  teamed up with four major airlines, enabling members of the United Airlines Mileage Plus ® program, the American Airlines‘ AAdvantage ® program, Northwest Airlines‘ WorldPerks ® program and Air […]

Desroches Island Resort

Desroches Island Resort

A recent visit by Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton has boosted the popularity of this previously little-known Seychelles resort.    Desroches Island Resort  has just 20 suites,  14 kilometres  of pristine, white beaches and offers superb cuisine through a Creole style restaurant by the name of Le Veloutier.   Also on hand is a […]

Halloween scares for the whole family

Halloween scares for the whole family

Don’t miss out on a whole range of spooky events, activities and scary places to stay in England this year. It’s a great opportunity to take the family to something different during the October half term. Among the Halloween events across the county, there are the following taking place: 20th-28th October – become a Ghost […]

Cell phones on flights - yay or nay?

Cell phones on flights – yay or nay?

The use of mobile phones on planes has long  been put on hold  because it was feared that it compromised a plane’s own radio communications and safety. More recently, however, airlines have begun testing the use of mobile phones on flights. Personally, I’m not a big fan of that prospect – I’d sooner travel in […]

Briton pays  £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

Briton pays £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

A 38 year old  British man living in Sydney, Australia, who sold his internet business Direct Connection for an undisclosed sum in 2000, has paid £50,000 to fly in seat 1A in the first class area of  next week’s  inaugural flight of the Airbus A380 between Singapore and Sydney. Julian Hayward won an  online ticket […]

MAXjet turns two

MAXjet turns two

The business class only airline MAXjet turns two today and is celebrating the occasion with a second anniversary sale.   One way prices to/from London Stansted start from $499/ £279 for New York, $599/ £329 for Los Angeles, and $599/ £329 for Las Vegas, plus taxes of course.   The lowest fares are only available […]

Bubbles with a view

Bubbles with a view

I expect many of you reading have probably experienced a Jacuzzi in an exotic location before, but I doubt many of you can top this… a Jacuzzi on the top of Mont Blanc.   These crazy people last month ascended Mont Blanc at night, assembled their ‘Jaccuzzi’ at the summit, melted some fresh snow and […]

Playboy Passport

Playboy Passport

Do you aspire to a Hugh Hefner lifestyle?   If so, you might be interested to hear about the Playboy Passport concierge service that was launched earlier this year.   With a $10,000 annual membership fee, you get access to private jet and yacht services, upgrades at hotels and resorts, and discounted car rental.   […]

Disney heads for Hawaii

Disney heads for Hawaii

Hawaii’s third largest island, Oahu, is to get a luxury Walt Disney family resort. Having spent $144m to acquire 21 acres of oceanfront land  on the southwestern corner of the island, Disney will build a luxury hotel complex, as well as timeshare units. The resort will form part of the already popular  Ko Olina Resort […]

Google founders get themselves another private jet

Google founders get themselves another private jet

News has it that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are splashing out on another private jet which, from next month,  will be able to take off from the NASA-operated Moffett Airfield  just 4 miles from their Mountain View, CA headquarters.   This will be their fourth such jet with this privilege – something […]

Videos from Hawaii

Andrew Kaplan of Oakland-based TurnHere contacted me this evening, telling me that they have just released a series of short documentary videos on Hawaii. As well as on their site, they are also on YouTube. I just took a quick look at a few and they’re quite good for giving a brief flavour of a […]

Some people just don't 'get' the internet!

Some people just don’t ‘get’ the internet!

I recently read a newspaper article about The New White Lion at Llandovery in Wales and thought I would check them out with a view to a short stay with my family later this month.   The first thing that strikes me is that there’s an air of quality about the site, a nice choice […]

Experience the world's most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

Experience the world’s most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

The 7th Annual Hawaiki Nui, the only sailing regatta in the world with more lay days than races,  takes place from the 14th to 26th October 2007. It’s a chance to party with a passion, as sailing crews battle across the islands and, thanks to Accor’s six exclusive resorts in French Polynesia, you can to […]

New in-room entertainment from Sheraton

Scene @ Sheraton  is a  new in-room entertainment initiative from Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.  It will offer guests special access to a wide variety of entertainment content, and represents one component of a comprehensive effort to enhance the guest experience at Sheraton’s 398 hotels across 75 countries, currently rolling out in key cities nationwide.   […]

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