Category: Travel Equipment

The best bed in the world?

The best bed in the world?

How important is a really good quality bed to you?   It’s an issue that I’ve paid attention to more and more in recent times (my wife had a slipped disc that required surgery, just over 12 months ago) and so I was interested to hear that the Vi Spring is the bed of choice […]

Win a dream getaway courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

How does a 5-night stay at any of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World grab you?   They have 440 hotels across 70 countries and are running a photographic competition with the winners being selected by celebrity photographer Andy Earl. Each winner will also be presented with a Nikon D80 Digital SLR camera. The […]

A strange way to do business

About a year ago, I accepted an invitation to subscribe to  Luxury Travel  magazine, published by the Haymarket Media Group.   I have enjoyed reading it up to now, and always  passed copies on to clients and colleagues when I’d finished with it.   Anyway, just now I took a telephone call.   It started […]

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

Have you ever stayed somewhere, experienced something (however big or small), and thought to yourself “I must have one!”?   Whether it be a mattress or some bedding, a bathrobe or some soap, or something else, we want to hear your recommendations! Recently I purchased a room fragrance from  Linari, which I first became aware […]

A carry-on case for photographers

A carry-on case for photographers

Travelling by air isn’t always easy for photographers these days – not with the new airline baggage restrictions. A company called CaseCruzer has tried to address their plight and come up with the Photo StudioCruzer 1510 – a really tough, airline-legal carry-on case. The case’s modular interior gives photographers flexibility for storing and transporting equipment […]

Utah's first 5-star: Stein Eriksen Lodge

Utah’s first 5-star: Stein Eriksen Lodge

The first 5 star hotel to grace the state of Utah is officially Stein Eriksen Lodge. The news came this week with the publiation of the latest Mobil Travel Guide.   It is just one of 41 accommodation establishments across USA and Canada to achieve the top accolade. Stein Eriksen Lodge’s setting within a Rocky […]

Record achievement for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

Record achievement for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

Whilst the Mobil Travel Guide celebrates its 50th anniversary, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will mark its 48th consecutive  year on the  five star  list, making it the longest-running five star property in Mobil Travel Guide’s history.   That’s no mean achievement! Also  enjoying five star status in Colorado is The Little Nell in Aspen.

The Greenbrier fails to recapture 5th star

The Greenbrier fails to recapture 5th star

Not even a $50 million renovation has been enough for The Greenbrier to re-gain its five star status which it lost back in 2000. The Mobil Travel Guide was released this week with The Greenbrier – which has in the past hosted both Presidents and Royalty –  still stuck on four stars.   Minor improvements […]

A new owner for Zagat?

A new owner for Zagat?

With the growth of Web 2.0 and Travel 2.0 (both terms I despise, incidentally), people have talked about user-generated content as though it were the latest craze to grip the world.   However, the reality is quite different – Tim and Nina Zagat of Zagat Survey LLC, for instance, have been using this simple concept […]

Top tips for travel photography

Here are some basic but nevertheless useful tips for when you next take your camera on your travels, courtesy of What Digital Camera.

Luxury on the move with the Mobiado Stealth

Luxury on the move with the Mobiado Stealth

There’s a new luxury mobile phone on the market, courtesy of Mobiado.   Purportedly inspired by military stealth aircrafts, the Mobiado Stealth  has a  one-piece  aluminium face with a piece of sapphire crystal inlaid. This 3G phone comes with a 2 megapixel camera, a large QVGA display, and supports up to 2GB of expandable, microSD […]

Eos Class Magazine

Eos Class Magazine

Elite Traveler Magazine has announced the launch of  its second publication: Eos Class Magazine on behalf of Eos Airlines. With only 48 guests on board each flight, Eos has elevated the experience of international travel to a new level. Each of its 757s is outfitted with 48 personal suites that provide each guest 21 square […]

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 […]

Mobile office from Nissan

Mobile office from Nissan

One for some of the business travellers among you!  Nissan is to unveil a new mobile office concept at the  40th  Tokyo Motor Show which begins this Friday. Their NV200 concept has a rugged exterior and a rear packed with features. This latest model happens to be specially deisgned for professional ocean photographers and is […]

Cell phones on flights - yay or nay?

Cell phones on flights – yay or nay?

The use of mobile phones on planes has long  been put on hold  because it was feared that it compromised a plane’s own radio communications and safety. More recently, however, airlines have begun testing the use of mobile phones on flights. Personally, I’m not a big fan of that prospect – I’d sooner travel in […]

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

The Waldorf is world renowned for its elegant accommodation, grand galas, and, of course, its supreme dining, but many might not also realise that there’s a Waldorf Astoria cookbook. Within its pages, the hotel’s kitchen brigade offers closely guarded trade secrets and share the recipes for innovative and exciting new dishes as well as treasured […]

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