Category: Travel Miscellany

Wales in Style

Wales in Style

The secret to any short break relies on finding the places that will make it truly memorable. Fortunately, a new website called Wales in Style has done all the hard work and brought them together. Handpicked by an independent panel, it promises a select choice of unique places to stay, eat and enjoy the very […]

22nd Annual Winefest 2007

A large outdoor public wine tasting will be take place in the picturesque Shelter Cove Community Park and Marina, in Hilton Head this weekend. Wine tasting and auctions will be held on the afternoon of 10th March 2007. It will feature over 1,500 domestic and international wines, gourmet meals from the island’s top chefs and […]

Continued progress in the search engines

Continued progress in the search engines

When I last did an update on the search engine performance of A Luxury Travel Blog, it was positioned #1 for search for ‘luxury travel blog’ on every search engine bar Google where it took the #2 spot. I’m pleased to reveal that that’s now changed and it now achieves a clean sweep of […]

Take a world tour in luxury

Take a world tour in luxury

Why not plan ahead for late spring and early summer travel? Take advantage of these great offers from Leading Hotels of the World taking you to the unique destinations of São Paulo, the Great Barrier Reef and Budapest. Fasano, Hotel e Restaurante – São Paulo, Brazil For more than 100 years, the Fasano family has […]

Oberoi Himalayan Adventure at Wildflower Hall near Shimla, India

Oberoi Himalayan Adventure at Wildflower Hall near Shimla, India

There’s no better place to soak up the distinct Himalayan atmosphere than from Wildflower Hall, a signature Oberoi resort with charming colonial heritage, located in the famous summer getaway – Shimla. Formerly an official summer retreat for India’s British rulers, including Lord Kitchener, the property is perched at around 8,300 feet with many rooms offering […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Visit Auberge des Templiers - just 1 hour from Paris! Discover the best in travel with Billionaire 500 Magazine The Oyster Circle: exquisitive luxury, exclusive places Historic hotels and restaurants in Norway: De Historiske

The new Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa, Thailand

The new Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa, Thailand

The Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa has officially opened this month. Perfect for honeymooners or couples on a romantic getaway or honeymooners, the resort is home to Asia’s first LeSpa health and wellness complex. Try the LeSpa ‘Signature Treatment Package’ priced at 7,250 baht (US$215) a night, based on double occupancy of a deluxe […]

James A. Michener centenary celebrations

James A. Michener centenary celebrations

James A. Michener, America’s beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, would have turned 100 years old this year. So, as of tomorrow, the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA will celebrate its namesake with an exhibition entitled “James A. Michener: Traveler/Citizen/Writer”. The exhibition is curated by Stephen J. May, author of the recent biography “Michener: […]

Please vote for A Luxury Travel Blog!

Please vote for A Luxury Travel Blog!

Ask.com and Metro have joined forces to bring us the Best of Brit Blog Awards 2007 (or BoBBs, for short). There are categories for arts and entertainment, fashion, youth, politics, sport, technology and – yes, you’ve guessed it – travel. The travel category will be judged by Lonely Planet‘s Tom Hall. If you […]

Chocolate brownies, but at a price

Chocolate brownies, but at a price

I’ve documented quite a few expensive foods on A Luxury Travel Blog before, whether it be a 5,000 jar of marmalade, a $5,000 burger, a $1,500 cocktail, a $1,000 sundae, a $90,000 bottle of wine, or a comparatively modestly-priced 85 sandwich. Well, today it’s the turn of the chocolate brownie. It’s available at Brûlée […]

Interview with Guido van den Elshout of Haagsche Suites

Interview with Guido van den Elshout of Haagsche Suites

A former tax lawyer, Guido van den Elshout is owner of the luxurious Haagsche Suites (click here for last year’s special feature on A Luxury Travel Blog) in The Hague. He is also a contributor to two travel blogs. What is it that you do exactly? I’m a 58 years young sort of Jack […]

Exclusive rates at Hollywood's Bel Age Hotel

Exclusive rates at Hollywood’s Bel Age Hotel

Make a big impression at the sizzling Bel Age Hotel – located just off the Sunset Strip amid the vibrant atmosphere of West Hollywood. Put on your hippest outfit, and stroll through their chic lobby, rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s up-and-coming. This is the place to be seen. Sit pretty in the comfort of their high-backed […]

2007 Trips for Cancer campaign

2007 Trips for Cancer campaign

As the only online travel auction of its kind, top luxury hotels such as Montage Laguna Beach Hotel (Laguna, CA), Princeville Resort (Kauai, HI), Park Hyatt Sydney (Australia), Hotel Guanahani & Spa (St Barts), Badrutt’s Palace (St. Moritz, Switzerland) as well as travel icons such as Continental Airlines have all donated packages to this year’s […]

Jade Goody checks into luxury Indian hotel

Jade Goody checks into luxury Indian hotel

Those of you that followed the latest UK Celebrity Big Brother will surely have heard about the racial controversy stirred up by the not-so-bright, big-mouthed Jade Goody. She made verbal attacks on the Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty which had India – and the Indian government – up in arms. Well now she’s checked […]

Cruise the Caribbean during the 2007 Cricket World Cup

Cruise the Caribbean during the 2007 Cricket World Cup

The 2007 Cricket World Cup Series is just around the corner, and will be held in the beautiful Caribbean in April 2007. But getting between islands to watch your team will be a challenge. The big jets don’t do the inter-island hops. Can you imagine flying from island to island in tiny little planes to […]

First honeymoon in space

First honeymoon in space

The first couple to honeymoon in space will be George and Loretta Whitesides. They are both 100 Virgin Galactic ‘Founders’ which means they have paid in full to be among the first to fly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Spaceline. A website to mark the occasion has been set up at SpaceLove.org - it […]

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