Published monthly by the American Express Publishing Corporation (a subsidiary of the American Express Company), Travel + Leisure is a highly respected magazine, with an excellent online presence. They have recently added restaurants from all over the world to their site. For now, the bulk of the content focuses on the US (1287 [...]
Category: Travel Equipment
The Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 is no ordinary watch. It comes with a compass, altimeter, and barometer. In addition, it’s solar-powered (so no need for batteries), has a world time feature and a great backlight for night visibility. While it might not be the most elegant-looking watch in the world, it would be great [...]
Avoid costly overweight luggage penalties with the Solutions Luggage Collection from Ricardo Beverley Hills. These cleverly designed cases feature a built-in digital scale that instantly weighs baggage and its contents. It has received top honours from the Travel Goods Association, winning the Innovative Award at the 2006 Travel Goods Show.
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, has achieved 5-star status is the Mobil Travel Guide‘s third annual hotel spa ratings. This is only the second spa to be given this accolade, the previous recipient being the Spa Montage at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California. The star ratings are awarded [...]
London-based clothing company Thomas Pink are selling an ingenious tie with a neatly concealed iPod holder. In addition to the holder, the Cravatta iPod silk tie has a special loop to keep iPod wires under control. It retails for $85.
Are you someone that likes to take a laptop on your flights, but feels constrained by space? The Aviator laptop stand from Keynamics – designed specifically with airplane tray tables in mind – could be just what you’re looking for. Weighing in at just nine ounces, the stand is easy to assemble and will [...]
What a stroke of genius! This table for six from Aquapub is unsinkable, meaning that you can sit around it, enjoying drinks and snacks, whilst in the pool. It comes with two large removable ice containers allowing you to keep your beverages cool. The table also accommodates a sunshade and is designed to drain [...]
Travel + Leisure, the world’s leading travel magazine, and The Knot, a life stage media company and premiere wedding resource, have announced a new joint venture: Travel + Romance. Debuting today, Travel + Romance magazine will showcase the best in luxury honeymoons, destination weddings, and trips for two. The publication’s companion web site will focus [...]
Cypress Hotel & Spa, a leading global supplier of luxury bathrobes, towels, sheets, and related amenities to the lodging and spa industries, has again been awarded top honors in the prestigious ADEX Awards competition, sponsored by Design Journal Magazine. 2006 marks the second straight year that Cypress products have received this honor. In the 2005 [...]
Ever been in a situation where you’ve wanted to photograph something with your cameraphone but the light has been poor? This neat little gadget from Phlash claims to be the world’s first universal cameraphone flash and is reputedly 12 times brighter than most built-in flashes. Now you can take pictures indoors and at night [...]
This unique briefcase is the work of designer Takumi Shimamura and is made from ecological thinned Japanese cedar. Handmade by Japanese craftsmen and with a water-repellent finish, it is designed with laptops in mind and available from MoMAstore for $265.
Eurotech’s WWPC computer is designed to be worn on the wrist. It comes complete with touchscreen, GPS, Bluetooth, wireless LAN, USB support, speakers, microphone and up to 1 GB of memory. It can be worn on either wrist. Looks innovative but I’m not entirely convinced it’ll catch on…
Looking for something a bit better than a biro and a notepad for jotting down your thoughts whilst on your travels? The Viceroy Travel Wallet and Pen Set is billed as “nostalgic writing at its finest”. This chrome plated set features a silky smooth Tornado capless, twist-action rollerball pen with a matching spring-hinged travel walled/card [...]
Hear the name Ducati and you probably think of motorbikes. But did you know they’ve also licensed their name to a luggage line? The Ducati Collection from TUMI includes everything from the £245 T3 Ducati Factor Carry-On Duffel (pictured) to the T3 Ducati Turn Transporter 22″ at £450. They come in a stylish red [...]
It might look like a cheap pedalo but that canopy you see in the picture is in fact a solar panel. Safe, clean, quiet, effortless to operate, virtually-maintenance free, and requiring minimal nautical knowledge, this boat is capable of ferrying up to 4 adults. Its ergonomic seats promote pure relaxation while the 700-watt electric motor [...]
This is the first volume of a series of four on hotels that offer the best in style, service and design – on the most luxurious hotels in the world. Whether traditional or modern, luxury need not be defined in terms of richly decorated formality. The European hotels featured in these pages, both the well-established [...]