Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Pineapple, lemongrass whipped cream and candied rose petals

Recipe of the week: Pineapple, lemongrass whipped cream and candied rose petals

This is a shot served to guests before the dessert courses start. The pineapple is creamy with citrus and pineapple notes, the lemongrass cream is slightly sweet and full of lemongrass flavor and the crunchy pieces of rose petals really make the flavors mend well. Ingredients: • butter • brown sugar • pineapple • pineapple […]

Kahala Hotel and Resort, Oahu

See why Hawaii’s legendary Kahala Hotel and Resort is rated as the top resort on Oahu by Condé Nast readers.

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

‘Get Stoned in London’ is how Silverjet is rather cheesily billing this one. Our friends on the other side of the pond may be interested to learn about this promotion which includes a business class round trip, admission to a pre-show cocktail party and tickets to a Rolling Stones gig at the The O2 Arena […]

Web 2.0 and travel - what a load of claptrap!

Web 2.0 and travel – what a load of claptrap!

Am I the only one that gets irritated by the term “Web 2.0“? I see it used all the time, with reference to travel websites and travel tools especially, but really I find it utterly meaningless. People even talk of Travel 2.0, too. Arrrrgggghhh! Nobody seems capable of defining the term without […]

Cookery classes in Britain

Cookery classes in Britain

In-the-know foodies are aware that Britain continues to define itself as a culinary destination. But many don’t know that it is also an excellent place to sharpen up your cooking skills in truly spectacular settings. At The Drawing Room in Wales, for instance, cooking students can stay in lovely surroundings and are just steps from […]

Anyone for London in August?

Anyone for London in August?

London is a popular destination all year round, but the capital really comes into its own in the summer months. With the weather improving, residents and tourists alike will gather for a picnic in the leafy parks or for an al fresco pint at one of the many riverside pubs. Just around the corner from […]

Stay longer and save with The Breakers Palm Beach

Stay longer and save with The Breakers Palm Beach

From now through until 30th September 2007, enjoy guaranteed savings on regular room rates at The Breakers Palm Beach, plus complimentary fitness classes and tennis court fees, and reduced summer pricing on Beach Bungalows, dining, spa, golf and Kids’ Day Camp. Rates start from $229 per night on stays of 5 nights or longer.

Re-branding of Rocco Forte Hotels

I must confess that I don’t quite follow why companies re-brand themselves sometimes; Rocco Forte Hotels has decided to re-brand itself as The Rocco Forte Collection. Apparently… The aim of the rebrand is to reflect how far the company has come in ten years and that all nine properties are individual in character and style […]

Berlin Beer Festival

Berlin Beer Festival

Munich’s Oktoberfest invariably grabs all the media attention when it comes to German beer festivals, so spare a thought for the Berlin Beer Festival which takes place from 3rd to 5th August 2007. The event is free to attend (don’t get too hopeful… presumably you pay for any beer you consume) and takes place at […]

Feedburner and Feedblitz

Feedburner and Feedblitz

I really ought to have done this a while ago, but I’ve now added prominent links to enable readers to subscribe to A Luxury Travel Blog via Google’s Feedburner or via email using Feedblitz. If you’re not already subscribing to this blog’s feed, click the links here or just look at the top of […]

Summer packages from Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Summer packages from Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Savour the summer with an escape to sunny Florida and experience the newly renovated Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, in the heart of Orlando and right across the street from the famous namesake amusement park. The hotel’s vacation packages are the perfect way to save and play at the same time. Enjoy deals for golf, […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Yacht ownership experiences from Barton & Gray Enter to win The Starwood Grand Tour Retreat to the Maldives private island of Komandoo Enjoy a luxury lifestyle at Manhattan’s 60 Thompson

Miami Spice 2007

Miami Spice 2007

The Miami Spice 2007 event is being heralded as “a mouth-watering summer restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine” and will involve almost 80 of Miami’s top restaurants, each offering 3-course meals for $22 and $35 for lunch and dinner respectively. The promotion runs thoughout August and September, and participating restaurants include GNU […]

The luxury of being able to smoke at 40,000 feet

The luxury of being able to smoke at 40,000 feet

I’m not a big fan of smoking at all (never tried it, and never will!) but an article in the International Herald Tribune entitled ‘Frequent Traveler: Lighting up in luxury may soon be latest in niche flying’ recently caught my eye. It provides information on SMINTair, an airline for those that can’t kick the […]

Recipe of the week: Tuna Niçoise Salad

Recipe of the week: Tuna Niçoise Salad

This is a fabulous salad for winter or summer and a tuna party, full of different textures and rich flavours. Excellent as a main course – try serving it in a large dish in the centre of the table, with plenty of crusty bread. Ingredients: • 500g small new potatoes • olive oil for coating […]

Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

The Lodge at Sonoma, Northern California resort has partnered with Stone Tree Golf, Marin County’s 18-hole championship golf course, to offer guests the opportunity to play and relax with the new “Golf & Spa” package. Individuals and couples alike are welcomed to the tranquil 182-room Sonoma resort to rejuvenate in a plush deluxe Lodge guestroom, […]

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