Category: Travel Equipment

5 great luxury travel apps for your smartphone

5 great luxury travel apps for your smartphone

Smartphones are the ultimate handheld device for travellers, making the experience more rewarding than ever before. If you want to fly first class, stay in 5-star hotels and eat at Michelin rated restaurants we’ve collated the top luxury travel apps to help you do so. These applications are available on a range of platforms and [...]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Our top 10 Christmas round-up of gift ideas proved to be such a huge success that we thought we’d run with something similar for Valentine’s Day. Whether you are buying for him or for her, we hope you’ll find something here to give you inspiration. And so, without further ado, here are 10 luxurious ideas [...]

Photograph of the week: Embracing technology in Southeast Asia

Photograph of the week: Embracing technology in Southeast Asia

Travellers sometimes unnecessarily fret that visiting Southeast Asia will cut them off from all modern conveniences that their homes offer, but that is simply not the case. In fact, luxury hotels in Southeast Asia offer most of the same amenities that they do elsewhere like flat-screen televisions, satellite cable access, Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, round-the-clock business [...]

3 Valentine’s Day “classics” that have inspired British authors

3 Valentine’s Day “classics” that have inspired British authors

Romance is created by many different things – landscapes, music, food and art can all spark the emotion of romance. Over the years artists, playwrights and authors have been inspired by the UK’s beautiful stunning landscapes, towns and villages to create some of the world’s most famous works. These same locations can provide a perfect [...]

A sneak peek at the new BlackBerry 10

A sneak peek at the new BlackBerry 10

RIM‘s Jeff Gadway shows off the new features of a phone that could decide BlackBerry‘s fortunes in the cut-throat smartphone wars. There will be a global launch for the product on 30th January 2013 in which more details will be announced. Do you think this might spark a major comeback for the brand?  RIM does [...]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Christmas

Christmas is a desperately hectic time for many of us.  If you’ve left things to the last minute and are still seeking to buy the ideal Christmas gift for that special someone who already has almost everything, then perhaps you’ll find the perfect item from our last minute luxury travel gift ideas. Here’s a round-up [...]

5 top Christmas gift ideas for holidays

5 top Christmas gift ideas for holidays

Here are some great gift ideas for this Christmas. Included are electronic gadgets, stocking fillers and luxury items. Whether your loved ones are going on a business trip or a skiing holiday, there should be something here for most travellers. Top electronic gadget: Samsung Galaxy Note Many people take a mobile phone, digital camera, iPod, [...]

Africa’s first permanent photo safari operator

Africa’s first permanent photo safari operator

Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and, more recently, between photographers and non-photographers. A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography. Pangolin [...]

The iPad HUGE

The iPad HUGE

First there was the iPod, then the iPhone and the iPad. And then it was the turn of the iPad mini. So what’s next? Well, since it’s Friday, I’m pleased to be able to break this one to you… now we have the iPad HUGE! There’s no longer any need to be restricted by such [...]

Could our passport photos one day be in 3D?

Could our passport photos one day be in 3D?

Remember those days when you used to have to go and find a photo booth to get your passport photo done?  I suspect that most people probably do them on their home PC nowadays, but those photo booths still exist.   But in Japan they’re busy taking them to the next level. Technology is moving [...]

World famous diamond sells for more than 20 million Swiss francs

World famous diamond sells for more than 20 million Swiss francs

The world famous Archduke Joseph diamond has sold for 21 million Swiss francs (which equates to around $21m or £13m), having last sold in 1993 for just $6.5m (£4m) . It was sold at the Christie’s auction house in Geneva to an anonymous bidder, but had previously been in the ownership of the American jeweller Black, Starr [...]

Luxury hotels at the cutting edge of technology

Luxury hotels at the cutting edge of technology

Luxury hotels have had a history of being innovative when it comes to technology, and that tradition continues to this day. In Thailand the Aloft Bangkok – Sukhumvit 11 is using touchscreen technology from Fingi that is loaded on to Samsung Galaxy smartphones so that guests can control everything from in-room mood lighting to setting up their [...]

Now you, too, can have an iPad Mini installed in your car dashboard

Now you, too, can have an iPad Mini installed in your car dashboard

No sooner had the iPad Mini gone on sale yesterday, and already someone has a built-in one in their car! Knowing the iPad Mini’s dimensions, the people at Soundwaves in Tampa, FL had already had the dashboard of a Toyata custom fabricated ahead of the iPad Mini’s launch. Here’s a video showing the installation that [...]

5 of the best smart watches in the world

5 of the best smart watches in the world

Remember the Casio calculator watches of the 1980s? They weren’t very practical but they marked a big change in how we view wristwatches. Subsequent attempts to sync watches with your PC haven’t been all that successful and, over the last 30 years, progress has been slow.  But now that looks set to change with smart [...]

Win fantastic new luggage for your next luxury travel adventure!

Win fantastic new luggage for your next luxury travel adventure!

Thanks to the wonderfully generous people at Property Of… (do have a look at their website – they have some lovely products), we’re delighted to announce that we have some rather fine bags to give away.  We have FOUR of their ‘Marcus Trip’ bags in Dark Olive and FOUR of their ‘Tommy Trip’ bags in Fern [...]

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, has announced the four winners in its annual World Guide Awards, which honour the very best tour leaders from across the globe. In a ceremony at London’s Royal Geographical Society, Italian Luca Alfatti from Dragoman, Burmese Nyi Nyi ‘Frankie’ Naing who guides for Panoramic Journeys, G Adventures guide [...]

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