Category: Speciality Travel

Culinary tours in Italy and Spain

Culinary tours in Italy and Spain

Canadian travel agency Helen Thompson Travel is partnering with a culinary travel host to offer luxury gastronomic adventures to an elite clientele of food and wine enthusiasts, with the first two excursions planned to southern Italy and northern Spain in Spring 2008. Relish Culinary Tours, based in Toronto, specializes in providing privately escorted small-group adventures […]

Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

I’ve mentioned underwater hotels on A Luxury Travel Blog before, but I think – until now – Jules Undersea Lodge has escaped the radar. It’s an underwater research base which has opened itself to the public. Featured in ‘Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous’, a stay here will set you back $475 per person per […]

More on the sinking cruise ship in the Antarctic

More on the sinking cruise ship in the Antarctic

More details are starting to emerge on the cruise ship that is reportedly sinking somewhere near King George Island (near the South Shetland Islands between Antarctica and the southernmost  tip of Argentina).   The 2,400-tonner liner, MV Explorer,  owned by Toronto-based Gap Adventures  [site seemingly very slow at present, perhaps understandably],  was built in 1969 […]

Cruise ship crashes into iceberg off Antarctica

There’s breaking news just in that a cruise ship has crashed into an iceberg off Antarctica. It’s been reported that 154 passengers were on the vessel. A ship has been diverted to help collect passengers from lifeboats.   Let’s hope that everyone is safely accounted for. More later.

The most romantic and creative places to propose

The most romantic and creative places to propose

Apparently one of the latest trends in travel is the ‘proposal vacation’ which, as its name suggests, is when you go on a trip with the sole purpose of popping the question. MoonRings, Inc. believe they have identified the ten most romantic and creative places. “Choosing a location is not always as easy as it […]

The best golf course in the world?

Donald Trump has got his way in Scotland, the home of golf – planning permission to build a $2.1 billion (yes, you read that right) golf resort just north of Aberdeen, despite some local opposition. As well as what might prove to be the best course in the world, there will be a 450-room luxury […]

Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda

A very calming video from Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda, Crete.

Flight Centre's Exclusive Collection

Flight Centre’s Exclusive Collection

UK-based Flight Centre has launched a new website devoted to their Exclusive Collection.   It showcases some of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations, with exclusive offers sorted by category (family, spa and wellness, sport and lesure, etc.) or by destination. As an example, 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room at the […]

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Last week’s Dubai Air Show sounds like it was a great success with Airbus securing $28 billion commitments, followed  next by  Boeing. There were also  multi-million dollar deals  for a number of airlines, including  Emirates, DAE Capital, Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. Two deals that also caught the eye were Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s $300 […]

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving shopping, some limited-time luxury travel deals will be available starting next week on My WishList, American Express’ popular, seasonal e-tail web site.    Their storefront offers all card members the opportunity to buy limited quantities of the season’s most wished-for items at discounts of 24-80% (Ultimate Wish Giveaways discounted 100%) […]

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.

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