Category: Travel Equipment

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 […]

Folding suitcase from Goyard

Folding suitcase from Goyard

Are you one of those people that invariably returns home with considerably more than you left with? If so, then you might be interested to learn that Paris-based Goyard -makers of high quality luggage – has come up with a folding suitcase. Although it is seemingly much like any other suitcase, it is made of […]

One year on: Sherman's Travel magazine

One year on: Sherman’s Travel magazine

From this month, to celebrate ?its first anniversary, Sherman’s Travel ?magazine is now being made available on newsstands at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores ?throughout the United States. ?The magazine targets sophisticated travellers but those that still seek good value. The newsstand cover price will be $4.99. In addition to newsstands, the magazine will […]

ultratravel

ultratravel

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. ? […]

World Airline Entertainment Association's Avion Awards 2007

World Airline Entertainment Association’s Avion Awards 2007

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 […]

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

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 […]

PamBee - is it really that good?

PamBee – is it really that good?

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 […]

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?

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