A new site from The Telegraph (new to me, at least!) bills itself as “your guide to heaven on earth”. ultratravel claims to be “unashamedly” catering for those looking for a little luxury in their journey. There is also a quarterly magazine that accompanies the site, available at a cost of £3 per issue. [...]
Category: Travel Equipment
Ever wondered which airlines offer the best in-flight entertainment (known in the industry as ‘IFE’)? The 19th WAEA Avion Awards, the presentation of which was held in Toronto earlier this month, exist to recognise this particular aspect of the airline industry. The best overall winners, large and small, are as follows: Best Overall IFE [...]
The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi has been voted the city’s best business hotel in 2007 by the readers of the Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine. Each year readers selected the premium hotel of each city in Asia, and base their votes on criteria such as location, room facilities, customer service, food and drink, and technology. The [...]
A flight attendent from Austin, Texas has designed a product to make you feel like you’re in first class when you’re stuck in the middle seat in coach. That’s the claim made by a TV station in Tampa that contacted me recently, about a new travel blanket called PamBee. Unless the blanket has the [...]
I’ve previously read about a backpack that can re-charge your laptop whilst you walk around with it, and I recall blogging about this solar-powered handbag a while back, but now it would appear that the same ideas are being carried forward to clothing. Ermenegildo Zegna‘s solar-powered sporty jacket has solar panels within its neoprene [...]
What’s a wine connoisseur to do when they’ve got to submit their expensive, hand-picked vintages to the harsh treatment of airline bag handlers, hot runway tarmacs and the like, without an adequate wine carrier or wine case? Since a wine bottle exceeds new TSA restrictions on how much liquid a passenger can carry onto an [...]
Sydney-based Blue Sky Design Group have come out with some futuristic-looking wallets made of a semi-flexible, water-resistant polymer called Desmopan. These durable and stylish Dosh wallets are also wear-resistant and chemical-resistant, and available in four distinct colours, including ‘charcoal’ and ‘red’. Can be purchased online for AUD$49, excluding delivery and GST.
Fancy getting your hands on a Mercedes C-class? wejetset, which is due to launch an online store next month selling everything from backpacks to travel apparel, is partnering with Mercedes Benz to give away a 2008 Mercedes C-class sports sedan with a set of luggage from one of their favourite brands. For a chance to [...]
A swimsuit made of pure gold has been unveiled in Kyoto by the Tokyo jewellery store Ginza Tanaka. It’s a one-piece, hand-woven, halter-neck outfit weighing 500g and can be yours for 10 million yen (approx. $82,000). Seems like a lot for a swimsuit that they say is not for water recreation, but I suppose [...]
Fancy a trip to Arctic Norway or the Galapagos Islands? National Geographic, famed for its own stunning travel photography, is running its 19th World in Focus photography competition. First prize is a trip to your choice of the above two destinations. If instead you just want to gawp at the amazing images from [...]
LUXE City Guides have just launched a New York City guide – their first foray onto US shores. The NYC guide is currently available online and in NYC Borders stores, as well as select travel stores around the US.
A complimentary gift bag full of sensory trinkets, cookies and milk each night, and a suitcase full of books and games – what more could a kid ask for? Omni Hotels‘ kids program has received an extensive childlike makeover designed to create a memorable stay for its youngest travelers. The new Omni Sensational [...]
An executive limousine company is preparing to equip its entire fleet of limos with wireless internet equipment. Carey Houston will be able to connect to the internet during their travels, through either a WiFi or Ethernet connection. The move is sure to be a hit with many business executives and VIPs.
Keep your stash out of the trash with Sephora’s selection of security-friendly beauty products. These airplane-approved items from Sephora are just the ticket. With this range of make-up, skincare products, fragrances, bath and body toiletries, and hair and dental kits, your days of surrendering your favourite items at airport security are over.
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