Category: Travel Equipment

Spot the knock-off

It’s Friday afternoon, so time to unwind a little. How good to you think you are at telling a fake  Prada wallet from the real thing… can you spot the knock-off?

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

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 […]

Have wine carrier, will travel

Have wine carrier, will travel

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 […]

Dosh all-polymer wallets

Dosh all-polymer wallets

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.

A Mercedes C-class courtesy of wejetset

A Mercedes C-class courtesy of wejetset

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 […]

An $82,000 swimsuit... but you can't use it for swimming

An $82,000 swimsuit… but you can’t use it for swimming

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 […]

Get snapping...

Get snapping…

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 […]

New York City guide from LUXE City Guides

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.

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

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 […]

Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

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.

Sephora airline approved beauty

Sephora airline approved beauty

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.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Events and more from the Latin Jazz Network Independent guide from Luxury Watches 101 Fine foods and gifts from igourmet.com   East Manhattan luxury from Blue Moon Hotel

Home Theatre Watch

Home Theatre Watch

Here’s a great little accessory for those who love gadgets and love travel.   The Home Theatre Watch – available from GadgetUniverse – retails at a seemingly reasonable $149.95.   With a capcity of 2GB, this watch supports MP1, MP2, or MP3 and WMA audio files and comes with software that can convert with software […]

Wide-Mouth Leather Weekend Bag

Wide-Mouth Leather Weekend Bag

Made with a full-grain cowhide that’s more rugged and sturdy than other common luggage, this carpenter-style bag has a frame wide enough to stay open on its own for easy packing or unpacking, and is large enough for a weekend trip or for use as a convenient carry-on bag. Its microfibre lining is easily spot […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Gourmet romance at Furore Inn Resort, Italy Try houseboat vacations with Forever Houseboats Fine  Southern living at The Goodstone Inn, VA Choose from  travel-sized goodies from Sephora

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Get your hands on some Luxe City Guides Chill out  in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, at Amuleto Find seclusion at Missouri River Breaks Lodge, ND Check out the latest yachts from Hakvoort

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