If you’re planning on a safari or a hiking vacation, you probably want some good quality, lightweight binoculars so you don’t miss out on anything. Step forward Leica‘s Duovid 10+ 15×50 binoculars. With a retail price of around $2,400, you can expect something special. Firstly, they are not zoom binoculars which can exhibit poorer optical [...]
iPods are built to a certain level of durability but they are not all that durable. They’re likely to suffer if you bash them or drop them in the lavatory (apparently this happens with mobile phones a lot, so I suspect it could also do so with iPods!). The Atlantic EGO iceBar2 is the ideal [...]
The Travelwrap from The Travelwrap Company arrived at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ this week. This company offers the perfect travelling companion in the form of their original, contemporary, Scottish-knitted cashmere Travelwraps. So soft and luxurious, they are made from the finest cashmere: the company spent a long time finding the right mill to do [...]
Looking neat and wrinkle-free while travelling is easier than ever with a little help from Rowenta. This month, the brand introduces the First Class Travel Iron – a compact, high performance product with the technology of Rowenta’s full-size iron including vertical steam, a burst of steam and a precision tip. This must-have accessory [...]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beautiful by nature: the Turks & Caicos Islands A new Mexican resort and residences: Nizuc Passionately designed jewellery from Loree Rodkin Designed for New York’s long term visitor: Bristol Plaza
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… On the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip: Villas del Mar Ulysse Nardin: fine timepieces since 1846 Luxury motor yachts from Sunseeker Revolutionary jet ownership from Vitesse Flight Partners
Navigate the fairways in style with the Segway x2 Golf, a personal transporter that’s part chauffeur, part caddy. Step on, lean in the direction you want to travel and, thansk to innovative LeanSteer technology, the x2 Golf delivers you to your destination. The unit offers wirless control, a scorecard holder that keeps game stats, golf [...]
The perfect travel companion for Champagne lovers, the Veuve Clicquot Traveller makes it easy to enjoy a glass of bubbly wherever your journey takes you. OUtfitted in signature Clicquot Yellow Label, which will stay chilled for up to two hours. Simply detach the isothermal lining and the case transforms into a stylish tote.
The first Blackberry to have a clamshell design is the new RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flipi. Available in red or black, it weighs just 3.5 ounces and comes with a 65,536-colour, 128Ã—160 pixel display, 2-megapixel camera, global roaming, speakerphone, background noise cancellation, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0. Looks like a great device but we will have [...]
I’ve managed to get my hands on a Sony PRS-505 Reader which has been out in the US for a while now, but has only recently become available in the UK through the High Street retailer Waterstones (priced at £199). As soon as I opened the box, I was immediately struck by the look [...]
Scratchproof and futuristic, the Breitling Avenger Skyland is a tough, blackened steel watch . Thanks to a carbon nitride-based treatment, it is ultra-resistant and water resistant up to depths of 300 metres. This robust wristwear is for men who like the outdoors and want a hardy timepiece to fit their lifestyle. The price? £2,770.
Pinel & Pinel, renowned Parisian trunkmakers, have devised the ultimate carry case for iPod owners. The i-Case is made from wood and covered in a durable, luxurious leather. It comes in 51 colours, is compatible with all iPod modes (including the new Apple iPhone 3G) and has integrated Altec Lansing speakers. An essential [...]
“Because you can’t draw to save your life” is how PocketComms are billed. These pocket-sized global communicators consist of page after page of illustrations that might be useful to those with a limited vocabulary of a foreign language. They have been devised by James Wyatt, a traveller, illustrator and psychological operations specialist, who [...]
Cathay Pacific are selling vintage and one-of-a-kind items to their passengers, both onboard and online. The collection will feature unique pieces from brands such as HermÃ¨s, Louis Vuitton and Rolex, with prices ranging from under $1,000 to $25,000 for a vintage Rolex Steve McQueen. Other premium items are century-old Louis Vuitton trunks, and collectible [...]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The Peruvian ecolodge of Rupa Wasi Paris Luxury Hotels from Luxique Go window shopping at Luxury Culture Estraordinary watches from Kronometry
Truth be told, 83% of us check email at least once a day while on vacation. Stress levels plummet when guests find the courage to pull the plug on their self-inflicted wireless leashes. So much so that savvy destinations are now encouraging guests to disconnect with special promotions like BlackBerry Detox and Isolation [...]