Category: Travel Equipment

The world’s top 25 trains?

According to The Society of International Railway Travelers, the best 25 trains in the world are as follows: North America 1) Canadian (Canada) 2) GrandLuxe Express (US) 3) Canadian Rockies Steam Express (Canada) 4) Rocky Mountaineer (Canada) 5) Royal Canadian Pacific (Canada) 6) Sierra Madre Express (Mexico) South America 7) Andean Explorer (Peru) 8) Hiram […]

Pathways to Plate

Honoured in the Best for Food category of the annual 2007 Gold List prepared by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, a property managed by Delaware North Companies,  is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It  is known for serving a blend of classical French and American cuisine. Recipes created […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Unparalleled service from The Executive Connection Get the low-down from Dolce Vita magazine Discover the Caribbean’s finest with Definitive Caribbean Luxury villa rentals from Villas of Distinction

Lonely Planet Bluelist 2007

Lonely Planet Bluelist 2007

Bluelist 2007 is the latest instalment of the best, weirdest and wildest in the world, from Lonely Planet. It’s a great publication for those seeking a little inspiration for their future travel plans, detailing over 400 travel experiences. If you buy it now for $19.99, Lonely Planet will include a copy of the 2006 edition […]

Luxury Hotelier

Luxury Hotelier

Look out for a new magazine going by the name of Luxury Hotelier. Produced by Questex Media Group, Inc.  (the people behind the Hotel & Motel Management magazine) the  publication is aimed specifically at upscale hoteliers and owners, focussing on the four and five star market. It is due to be launched in 2007 but […]

Spa guidebook from Six Senses

Spa guidebook from Six Senses

‘Balancing Senses’ is a new book from Six Senses that educates readers to make the most of the body they’re born with. From detoxing to yoga, from body treatments to organic food, the book is packed with easy to follow recipes and guidelines for nourishing the body, both inside and out. Written by a qualified […]

Dooney & Bourke limited edition portable reader

Dooney & Bourke limited edition portable reader

This limited  edition Sony portable reader with custom leather case allows people to read digitally whilst on the move.   It is very lightweight and compact, so great for travelling, and comes with  software that allows you to browse thousands of electronic book titles from the Connectâ„¢ eBookstore. Purchase one for $499 before 12th February […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at  Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco Subscribe to Luxury Travel Magazine online Have a Royal experience at Blue Palace, Crete Let Karen Brown’s Guides help plan your UK trip

Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone

The Apple iPhone will be out in June! This mobile phone weighs 4.6-ounces and is just 11.6mm thick, with a 3.5-inch (480×320) touchscreen display. It includes a 2 megapixel camera and  an incredible 4-8GB of storage. It will use the OS X operating system and support various programs and browsers, as well as iTunes.  The […]

Solar-powered laptop case

Solar-powered laptop case

The idea of a solar powered laptop case was unveiled at Las Vegas’ CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in 2006.   And now that vision has become a reality, thanks to Eclipe Solar Gear. They have come up with a hardcase that can charge laptops and other items, so long as there’s plenty of sunshine of […]

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith are giving the inside scoop on “coastal cool and countryside chic” with their newest guidebook. The European Coast and Country guidebook contains 300 pages and over 350 stunning images, featuring 22 detailed destination guides, from the Aeolian Islands to Vaucluse, as well as information on 33 favourite hotels in France, Greece, […]

Experience the world's only underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi

Experience the world’s only underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi

Tucked away in the Maldives’ North Malé Atoll, off the coast of Sri Lanka,  the remote Huvafen Fushi resort is only accessible by speedboat or seaplane.  This beautifully appointed hotel has 43 land-based or overwater bungalows and even boasts the world’s only underwater spa. Room rates start from $690 per night, including breakfast but excluding […]

18 carat gold SLR from Pentax

18 carat gold SLR from Pentax

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Pentax‘s Korean distributor, ASAHI, is releasing an 18 carat gold and leather SLR with a captivating look.  This  camera combines  new with old – it’s a film  camera but is waterproof and dust-resistant, with a shiny gold and alligator trim. Also out now is the rather more modern, 10.2 megapixel […]

Swissmemory USB Drive from Bonfort

Swissmemory USB Drive from Bonfort

The Swiss company Bonfort has teamed up with Victorinox to come up with the Swissmemory USB Drive. These exquisite,  limited edition 1 GB memory sticks come in yellow or white gold and are covered in over 600 brilliant-cut diamonds and finished to the highest level of quality.

Limited edition leaf tea travel kit

Limited edition leaf tea travel kit

Are you someone that must always be able to get a good cup of tea, no matter where in the world you are?   Then maybe the limited edition leaf tea travel kit is just for you. It consists of 6 miniature tins of 100% natural leaf teas along with small paper filters, and the […]

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