The year will start in celebration with the spectacular meeting of all three Cunard Queens (Queen Mary 2, QE2 and Queen Victoria) in New York harbour for a Royal Rendezvous, on 13th January 2008. The event will mark the first time in the company’s 168-year history that three Cunard Queens have been in service simultaneously.
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If you’ve not heard it already, MAXjet declared itself bankrupt on Christmas Eve, leaving passengers scrambling to find alternative ways to make trips they thought they’d already safely booked. If you are one of these people, take note of the statement from their website which currently reads: IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM MAXJET Information below regarding those […]
The Lodge at Woodloch is more than the destination – it’s what you discover there: inner clarity and a smoother, calmer, more balanced you. This luxurious Adirondack lodge meets Asian philosophy in a spirit of wisdom without deprivation. Recalibrate with 40,000 square feet of spa possibilities plus rich choices in mind-body programming, wrapped in acres […]
Many people are often surprised and amazed as they happen upon Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains of PA. Don’t expect kitchy or heart shaped tubs – expect 5,500 acres, great service and a luxury Poconos style. Check out their Hot Winter Sports package which currently weighs in at upwards of $399 a night (plus […]
As well as exciting special event weekends and attractive packages, the New Year brings a variety of tempting culinary offerings to Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. As the holiday decorations come down and the season changes, so do the menus at the resort’s restaurants. At the Ocean Room, Chef de Cuisine Kevin Ives […]
One of London’s favourite boutique hotels, The Draycott is standing by its traditional affiliation with the theatre by offering guests the chance to catch the UK premiere of Neil LaBute‘s exciting new plays, Helter Skelter/Land of the Dead at The Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush. In two stunning companion pieces, award-winning playwright, screen writer and film […]
Let the Caribbean’s newest tranquil experience pamper you in an all-inclusive tropical retreat where pristine surroundings rejuvenate your body and senses. Luxurious class accommodation awaits you at The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua, as so a host of exciting resort amenities, two white sand beaches, multiple dining options, and of course the spa. […]
Jesper Nielsen contacted the UK’s Times Online wanting to find a beach holiday with built-in childcare for his two-year-old this January, and Jane Owen, the family travel editor there, suggested Caribtours (citing St James Club in Antigua), Scott Dunn, Thomsons (especially the Dominican Republic), and one or two others. Where would you suggest and […]
In an oasis of privacy on California’s central coast, serenity and rejuvenation just come naturally. At Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, you can share a Champagne breakfast under 200-year-old oak trees, rest in your own cabana by their beautiful Moroccan pools, play on the legendary 18-hole golf course, take a sunset horseback ride at the […]
The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site. The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]
The new Ritz-Carlton, Beijing – the company’s third property in China, and a timely addition given the forthcoming summer Olympics in the city next year - is offering special introductory rates for as low as $200 per night until 29th February 2008. Designed by the renowned design consultants, Hirsch Bedner Associates of Atlanta, the hotel’s […]
Ride along the colourful and historic waterways of Russia, sail on five star ships in China, or take a Uniworld Grand River Cruise in Egypt. View the video to discover why Uniworld has been taking experienced travellers all around the globe for more than 30 years.
I’ve just received an email from Susie Ellis from Spafinder, predicting the top 10 spa trends for 2008. Here are her suggestions of what we can expect: The Feng Shui’d Gym: Spas will be offering new and unique gym designs. The Star Therapist: Spas and spa-goers will learn to recognize and appreciate the really gifted […]
Jet Pack International are about to start selling their jet packs – capable of travelling up to 16 kilometres without refuelling – from $226,000. See it in action on this video. How long before these are commonplace, I wonder.
Hurtigruten – formerly known as Norwegian Coastal Voyage – is offering incentives on visits to Greenland, a place that I myself would love to return to one day. Book any Greenland voyage with them before 31st January 2008 and receive $500 off on suites and $350 on other state rooms. Choose from their fantastic selection […]