Category: Speciality Travel

Silverjet, Maxjet and L'Avion compared

Silverjet, Maxjet and L’Avion compared

Seasoned traveller and A Luxury Travel Blog reader,  Gianugo Rabellino, contacted me recently to say that, thanks to a recent trip to Atlanta,  he’d now flown with Silverjet, Maxjet and L’Avion.   He’s therefore well-poised to compare the three all-business airlines and has done so quite thoroughly with this entry on his own blog.   […]

The Porches private residences in Colorado

The Porches private residences in Colorado

Colorado’s ski season is quickly approaching and, as you prepare for your winter getaways, I wanted to pass along information that’s been sent to me on one of the hottest ski destinations, Steamboat Springs and The Porches.  The Porches is  a premier second home community with a variety of ownership opportunities in its Private Residence […]

60 Spas We Love

60 Spas We Love

Luxury SpaFinder has created an interactive map of 60 Spas We Love as a fun way to scan the globe, pick a destination, and learn more about it.   Using the latest version of Microsoft ® Virtual Earthâ„¢ technology, readers will be able to instantly learn details about the spa that is perfect for them. […]

Family package at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Family package at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

It’s a great time for families in sunny Florida! Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld is offering a fabulous Family Time Holiday Vacation Package from now through until New Year’s Eve, with prices starting from $287 per night, which includes two rooms (a king bedded room connected to a room with two queen beds). Breakfast for […]

Belize's Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort up for sale

Belize’s Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort up for sale

The owners of Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort, an exclusive eco-sensitive resort on the southern coast of beautiful Belize, have revealed that they are selling up, looking for bids of $7.9 million. Kanantik, which is a Maya Mopan word  meaning “to take care of”, has more than lived up its name: after building the resort […]

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

A brief look at the romantic Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa.

Anyone out there have a Trunki?

I’ve wondered about getting a Trunki (or two!) for our two boys, but I’ve never been sure whether toddlers actually stay on them. We could either pack their carry-on luggage with our own, or let them travel with a little rucksack… or go down the Trunki route. But what if the novelty wears off, and […]

Fuel surcharge from Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean  is applying a fuel surcharge of $5 per person per day on some of its voyages due to rising fuel prices. The surcharge only applies to the first two guests in a stateroom on new and existing North American bookings and will not exceed $70 per person per trip, effective on voyages departing […]

A new luxury hotel on Stanford University land

A new luxury hotel on Stanford University land

As  was suspected early  last year, a new  luxury hotel and spa will soon be popping up  just one mile west of Stanford University  campus. Stanford and Dallas-based Rosewood Hotels and Resorts have unveiled The Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, a 121-room luxury hotel and spa on a 21-acre site. The development near the intersection of […]

Poll reveals preferred destinations among honeymooners

Poll reveals preferred destinations among honeymooners

Honeymooner’s Review Guide have reported their most recent results of their poll of couples planning a destination wedding or honeymoon. The polls measured preferred honeymoon settings and the most important reasons why couples choose a honeymoon resort, hotel, cruise or B&B. 60% of couples  prefer to take that special romantic honeymoon vacation in a tropical […]

The winter season at Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, CA

The winter season at Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, CA

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and each holiday season Tenaya Lodge gathers its guests into the warm embrace of its heartfelt hospitality. From the Grand Lobby, with its two-story fireplace and 30-foot holiday tree to the contests, crafts sessions, sledding, skating and visits from Santa Claus, Tenaya Lodge is the perfect place […]

Early skiing opportunity at Whistler

Early skiing opportunity at Whistler

If you’re a keen skier, you might be interested to hear that over 80cms of snow fell on Whistler Blackcomb earlier this week and that this has prompted mountain managers to open Whistler Mountain almost a week early. Act quickly and you might get good offers at some of Whistler’s luxury hotels.   Check with […]

Business Select from Southwest

Business Select from Southwest

In a bid to get more business class passengers, Southwest Airlines has raised its last minute fares and now calls them ‘Business Select’. For an extra $10 TO $20 you’ll get Group A priority boarding, a free on-board drink and extra Rapid Rewards credits, but you’ll still be in a one-class cabin with no assigned […]

All-business-class flights from Lufthansa

All-business-class flights from Lufthansa

Lufthansa has begun flying all-business-class Boeing 737 flights between Frankfurt and Newark, arriving in the Big Apple at 11.20am local time. The planes have 44 “lie-flat” seats, power ports for notebooks, integrated reading lamps and  generous tabletop areas. Passengers also get their choice of a dedicated limousine shuttle to and from Manhattan or a helicopter […]

The best business hotel in the UK?

The best business hotel in the UK?

Malmaison Manchester – a hotel I have stayed at on a couple of occasions, but not for a few years now – has won Best Business Hotel of the Year 2007  at the Esquire Magazine Awards, fighting off stiff opposition from Hotel du Vin Birmingham, Balmoral Edinburgh from The Rocco Forte Collection, and Four Seasons […]

Find some winter sun with these wallet-friendly luxury beach vacations

Find some winter sun with these wallet-friendly luxury beach vacations

In an article published today, Forbes gives the nod to South Africa, Mexico and a number of other destinations, saying they offer affordable opportunities to get some winter sun.   In true Forbes online style, they provide us with a list: Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico One-bedroom suites start at $265 […]

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