Category: Travel Miscellany

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

David Hiatt is Managing Director of boutique New Zealand luxury travel agency, Lookout Point.  His background is in services marketing and  he has worked extensively throughout New Zealand and the world. Lookout Point was established to provide outstanding tailored holidays through New Zealand that allow visitors to experience the very best of  our scenery, personal […]

Hotel Babylon - series 2

Hotel Babylon – series 2

Remember the BBC drama, Hotel Babylon?   Well now it’s back for a new series… billed as “a tantalising and seductive insight into the sexy world of the five-star hotel industry”, Hotel Babylon stars Tamzin Outhwaite, Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson and Natalie Menoza. The new series will be screened next month and include […]

2007 Cruise Planner from Sidestep

2007 Cruise Planner from Sidestep

Sidestep has just rolled out its cruise planner for 2007  in beta. The tool searches a whole load of cruises lines, including the likes of Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Orient Lines, Princess Cruises,  Regent Seven […]

Bliss packages from W Hotels

Bliss packages from W Hotels

W Hotels is launching its Whirlwind Weekends Bliss Out package, featuring lush and luxurious gifts from New York’s hottest spa, Bliss ®. From now until 25th February 2007, guests who book W’s Whirlwind Weekends Bliss Out package (starting at $219 per night) will experience a warm escape from the bitter cold and the ultimate in […]

Marriott on the Move

Marriott on the Move

I just can’t help but take my hat off to Bill Marriott, Chairman & CEO of Marriott International,  who’s started blogging at the age of 74. His blog, Marriott on the Move, started this week… less than a year after he knew what a blog was! His first  blog entry  makes interesting reading and demonstrates […]

Resort credits from Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Resort credits from Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Guests reserving Half Moon‘s luxurious Royal Villas this winter can receive up to $1400 in resort credit when they book Half Moon’s Winter Escape package. With the Winter Escape, guests who book a minimum of 5 nights will receive a resort credit of $1000 for a 5-bedroom villa, $1200 for a 6-bedroom villa and $1400 […]

Champagne Sunset Wildlife Safari at Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge, Australia

Champagne Sunset Wildlife Safari at Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge, Australia

Opt for a Champagne Sunset Wildlife Safari at Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge  in Australia’s Northern Territory and you will have the opportunity to see opportunity to see Buffalo, Banteng Cattle and Timor Ponies grazing or, if you  look up, you may spot Osprey, Sea Eagle or Brahminy Kite. Finish the day relaxing on their […]

Santa Barbara International Film Festival package

Santa Barbara International Film Festival package

Stay at the legendary San Ysidro Ranch (where Jack and Jackie honeymooned, as did Danny Moder and Julia Roberts) for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and you can take advantage of some great packages. Their Platinum Package costs $6999 and is available from 25th to 27th January or 1st to 3rd February 2007 (additional […]

Spa and ski packages at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Spa and ski packages at Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe

The  luxury ski and spa resort Bishop’s Lodge, in northern New Mexico, is offering  packages for spa-goers and ski enthusiasts, or a package for guests that want to sample both. Located in a forest valley in the mountains, the hotel has an award-winning spa and offers plenty of opportunities for enjoying the natural beauty of […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]

Dubai Shopping Festival 2006/2007

Dubai Shopping Festival 2006/2007

Get yourself to Dubai before 2nd February 2007 and you can catch the tail-end of the Dubai Shopping Festival. Highlights include The Emirati Food Show, Cirque du Soleil, Camel and Horse Riding, and much, much more.   See their website for the full calendar of events.

Offers at Radisson SAS at Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh

Offers at Radisson SAS at Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh

Composed of low rise clusters of rooms set in landscaped gardens, the five-star Radisson SAS  at Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh is an  ideal  location for a relaxing  beach holiday slightly away from it all. The resort has a spa –  with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym, and massage and treatment rooms  - and an […]

Aultmore House - bought by Bob Dylan?

Aultmore House – bought by Bob Dylan?

Rumour has it that Bob Dylan has bought Aultmore House in Nethy Bridge, near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands.  Until recently,  the property  served as an upmarket B&B and wedding venue. The £2.2 million home offers views of the Cairngorms and Abernethy Forest.    The purchase is thought to come  from the man whose lyrics […]

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney Spears  reportedly splashed out on the Hugh Hefner Fantasy Tower Suite at The Palms Casino Resort at the weekend, after a night at the Vegas gay club, 8 ½. For a mere $40,000 per night, she was able to impress her new boyfriend, Isaac Cohen, will the villa suite  with its own Jacuzzi pool […]

Mischief in first class

A fun ad from Vodafone.

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

The Japanese-style residence that goes by the name of Stargroves Villa, on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines, is in fact owned by Mick Jagger.   The 6-bedroomed beachfront property offers wonderful views of scattered islands for a typically weekly sum of $16,000. Now you can truly can get satisfaction by relaxing like a […]

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