Category: Fun Stuff

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

The magical Northern Lights have bewitched humans since time began. Now you can create your own Aurora Borealis, against a fairytale Norwegian backdrop at Visit Norway.  Paint the sky above a dramatic northern Norwegian coastal landscape with your mouse, or use your astrological constellation, in a palette of colour reflecting your mood, to create your […]

'Luxury' at its most basic level

‘Luxury’ at its most basic level

Ever been ‘caught out’ in the great outdoors?  These items are far from luxurious but marginally beat having to dig a hole for yourself in order to do the deed.  The amusingly named Brown Corporation has come up with the Shit Box (that’s the ‘bog standard’ version), the somewhat more acceptably-named Ploo and, for the […]

Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Don’t you just hate it when you turn up somewhere, only to find someone else is wearing an identical garment?  I wonder how Rihanna felt when she emerged from the Hotel de Rome in Berlin today and found herself being upstaged by the doorman…

Anyone for chocolate beer?

Anyone for chocolate beer?

Time to put those taste buds to the test! The Sapporo brewery in Japan is producing a chocolate beer. This is very different to many of the chocolate stouts that are already on the market – they don’t usually contain chocolate but instead a ‘chocolate malt’ (called that due to its colour and vague chocolatey […]

Sri Lanka's first tuk-tuk rally

Sri Lanka’s first tuk-tuk rally

Not so much luxury… more just a bit of fun.  The inaugural 2009 Lanka Challenge, Sri Lanka’s first official tuk-tuk rally will take place from 5th to 15th September 2009. Twenty five teams of intrepid competitors from around the world will navigate the 1200km route in auto-rickshaws taking them through mountains, rainforests, tea plantations, coastal […]

Westin Hotels & Resorts launch free sleep hotline

Westin Hotels & Resorts launch free sleep hotline

A good night’s sleep is just a phone call away thanks to Westin Hotels & Resorts. The brand is teaming up with renowned sleep experts at the National Sleep Foundation to help make a perfect night’s sleep a reality for the sleep deprived. The hotline, (888) TIME-4-SLEEP,  debuted this week and, until 15th September 2009, […]

How low will you go in San Diego?

How low will you go in San Diego?

In what is no doubt more of a PR exercise than anything, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego has come up with an interesting concept to lure guests in difficult economic times. Their deluxe accommodation for two people usually costs $219 per night, with breakfast.   If you’re willing to forego breakfast, it’s just […]

The 5 most unfortunate travel domains

You’ve probably seen lists of the most unfortunate domains doing the internet rounds before, including anything from Pen Island (PenisLand.net) to Therapist Finder (TheRapistFinder.com) and everything inbetween.   But I’d never seen a travel-specific list before.   Avoiding the all too easy Cook Islands domains (with the suffix .co.ck), here’s a list of 5 of […]

Rum shacks in Jamaica aren’t necessarily all that they seem…

Next time you stumble upon a rum shack on a secluded beach  in Jamaica, perhaps you’ll think back to this video. As well as being fun, it does make you wonder about your experiences as a tourist when you travel… are you getting the genuine article or are you being presented with what the locals […]

Something all travel enthusiasts will enjoy

This is far from luxury travel but I thought I would share it anyway because it makes for some fun and interesting viewing.   It doesn’t really need much of an introduction – it’s a personal journey across China, made on foot.   Enjoy.  

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Despite local protests,  the opening of a fast food restaurant at Machu Picchu has been  given the green light  by Peruvian officials this morning.    Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca settlement 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and is Peru’s most popular tourist attraction. In the interests of tackling obesity, the restaurant will be placed […]

The world's largest chocolate waterfall!

The world’s largest chocolate waterfall!

Chocolate lovers’ wildest fantasies are now coming true with the launch of the largest chocolate waterfall in the world.   Made from 400kg of chocolate descending in a mere five seconds and 4.5m wide, the new sweet attraction is part of Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate, the world’s first interactive chocolate exhibition on iconic Philip […]

Who has the best ecard this Christmas?

Who has the best ecard this Christmas?

I just received a Christmas ecard from Sofitel. This comes on the back of numerous others I seem to have been sent this year.   Many are just HTML emails or emails with attachments, but some are a little more fancy such as this one from Beachcomber Hotels. What’s been your favourite luxury travel ecard […]

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort... online!

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort… online!

OK, so it’s far from the real thing… but it’s not a bad attempt at it.  An online golf game called World Golf Tour that’s currently in beta lets you play holes from the  Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. The free version lets you play a ‘get as near […]

Bad joke Thursday

Have you heard about the three-star restaurant on the Champs-Élysées that makes omelettes with only one egg? Apparently in Paris, one egg is un oeuf.

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a 'holiday criminal'

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a ‘holiday criminal’

Ever worn socks with sandals or committed some other fashion no-no?   Better still, do you know someone else who has?   Enjoy a bit of interactive fun and the chance to win a luxury weekend away courtesy of holidaycrimes.co.uk – the site has been built by the Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) and asks those […]

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