Category: Travel Miscellany

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A fun look at some of the many experiences on offer from a Royal Caribbean cruise.

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aloft comes to Texas

Texas finally has its first aloft hotel.   The Starwood lifestyle brand has opened in Las Colinas – the first of three aloft hotels planned for the state.   If you take advantage of their ‘Better Tomorrows’ rate (available until the end of March 2009), you can enjoy a second night at 50% off. You […]

Build your own $1 million inaugural ball package

Build your own $1 million inaugural ball package

Regardless of the politics of the 44th President of the United States of America, Inauguration 2009 will rank among the most memorable events in  USA history. The JW Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue will celebrate “Number 44” with the completion of a $2 million renovation of its Presidential and Vice Presidential suites, an elegant patriotic lobby […]

Partners in Paradise

Partners in Paradise

La Samanna on St. Martin,  Carlisle Bay on Antigua, Cuisinart on Anguilla and Isle de France on St. Barts have teamed together to offer a  six night package at the Caribbean’s most beautiful properties. Stay three nights or more at any two properties; prices start from $1,275.

Island Outpost's Fall steals‏

Island Outpost’s Fall steals‏

Island Outpost has issued a number of ‘steals’ this Autumn “for the free-spirited” among us.   Here are the offers: Jake’s Treasure Beach, South Coast, Jamaica Chill out both body and mind… Retreat to a world of relaxation, sensuality and revelation in the free-spirited atmosphere of Jake’s in Treasure Beach. OFFER: Fifth Night FREE · […]

Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

The meerkats of Africa are wonderful little animals – sociable, approachable, inquisitive, incredibly courageous and fun to watch. They hunt during the day, and will even sometimes climb on top of your head to get a better view of the area. Children out on a meerkat safari love the chance to get close to these […]

Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Last month Barack Obama stayed at the Belleview Biltmore Golf & Spa Resort  in Florida. But apparently, rather than staying in the Presidential Suite on the fourth floor, he instead opted for the much smaller  Governor’s Suite on the first floor.   Why would this be?   Some appear to be saying it’s for reasons […]

London Marriott West India Quay

The perfect location to experience a new London… the London Marriott West India Quay.

A new face for Louis Vuitton

A new face for Louis Vuitton

In a return to his modelling days of more than 50 years ago, former 007 agent and  screen legend Sean Connery has teamed up with Louis Vuitton for an ad campaign.   Simply dressed and sitting on a wooden jetty near his home in the Bahamas, Connery – who has now turned 78 – relaxes […]

AIG take luxury retreat at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego,  has been in the news this week because AIG allegedly totted up a bill of almost half a million dollars there, just days after receiving an $85 billion bailout at the expense of US taxpayers.   Understandably, the news isn’t being […]

More reasons to Fall for Clifton: Burgundy Wine Dinner

More reasons to Fall for Clifton: Burgundy Wine Dinner

Clifton and Simon N Cellars welcome you to a unique wine dinner on 23rd October 2008, featuring the classic wines of Burgundy, with offerings from prestigious Domaine Chevrot.   These wines will be paired with an hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course menu, featuring the Clifton culinary team’s twist on classic French dishes.     […]

Bedford Springs Resort says “Bon Appétit”

Bedford Springs Resort has gathered outstanding culinary talent for a weekend long epic epicurean adventure. Celebrate the area’s rich culinary heritage at A Taste of the Chesapeake, a gala gourmet dinner prepared by their guest chefs, featuring regionally inspired dishes using local ingredients. Then learn techniques from these James Beard-recognised masters while sampling exquisite flavours […]

Escape to Waikiki with Aloha rates

Escape to Waikiki with Aloha rates

Enjoy up to 40% off  the prevailing rate at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Take advantage of this discounted rate through until 26th December 2008.   Aloha has many meanings. It could mean hello, goodbye, love or great rates at this amazing resort.

Today I shall be running a half marathon, not the blog

Today I shall be running a half marathon, not the blog

In an hour or so, I’ll be heading into Newcastle-upon-Tyne to participate in the Great North Run, the biggest half marathon in the world, with approximately 49,999 other runners.   The route covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields. This will be my 10th GNR on the trot and, given my lack of training, […]

Autumn's most magical moments

Autumn’s most magical moments

Retreat to The Greenbrier this Autumn and discover unparalleled luxury amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. Vivid reds, yellows and ambers paint their 6,500 acre estate, creating an unforgettable backdrop for more than 50 exciting activities. Autumn is the perfect time to share new adventures and create lasting memories, so they’ve designed several Fall packages – […]

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