Category: Travel Miscellany

Champagne fountain... a new world record?

Champagne fountain… a new world record?

I read recently about a curious áattempt to break the world record for the largest ever Champagne fountain. It was being held at a shopping centre near Antwerp. á Whilst there seems to be a lot of blog posts about the attempt, I can’t seem to find anything that tells us whether they were successful. […]

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

The Mayfair Hotel in London, a recently árefurbished Radisson Edwardian hotel áhas a package aimed at women wanting to pop the question to their loved ones. á Of course, this is traditionally done on the 29th February and so they are offering a áLeap Year Proposal Package, assisted by a ‘Proposal Butler’ who will help […]

Beijing's Water Cube

Beijing’s Water Cube

Look out for the Water Cube at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. á This national aquatics centre was official unveiled last month and will host diving and swimming events between 8th and 24th August 2008. The complex cost over 1 billion yuan (that’s a little shy of $150 million), covers 65,000 square metres and will […]

How much are we deluded by price?

How much are we deluded by price?

A recent áacademic study by Antonio Rangel of the California Institute of Technology (published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) suggests that we can have a tendancy to turn our noses up at cheaper items even if they are essentially the same. á Interestingly, the implication of this is that if people […]

Run to the Altar getaway from Jumby Bay

Run to the Altar getaway from Jumby Bay

According to the Diamond Information Center, approximately 10% of all couples in the United States get engaged on Valentine’s Day, which is why Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, is offering couples the ultimate destination wedding experience with their “Run to the Altar” Getaway. á The exclusive 300-acre private island off the coast of Antigua is […]

It's Valentine's Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day!

Hey, everyone… it’s Valentine’s Day! á Have you been whisked off your feet to some exotic location? á Are you saving your celebrations until the weekend? á If you’re somewhere special, heading somewhere special, or just got back, áwe want to hear from you! á Just click on the comments link below. á As for […]

When is a package a package?

‘Preferences by Pan Pacific‘ is a new ‘package’ from the Singapore-based hotel company. But is it truly a package? With Preferences by Pan Pacific, guests get to design their own experience. Valid until 1st January 2009, guests have a choice of accommodation, a guaranteed late check-out and a choice of one of the following preferences: […]

A seaside romance in Scotland

A seaside romance in Scotland

What better way to pamper your sweetheart than with a Valentine’s stay in a luxurious room or suite at the Old Course Hotel. á Following a glass of Champagne and canapes on your arrival to the resort, you’ll both have time to relax in the thermal suite or rooftop hot tub in the Kohler Waters […]

Sheraton Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels to go smoke free

Sheraton Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels to go smoke free

Sheraton Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels has announced that all of their smoking rooms will become non-smoking by the end of 2008. á This affects ámore than á300 properties and some 8,000 rooms across the US, Canada and the áCaribbean.

Romantic views at Mandarin Oriental, New York

Romantic views at Mandarin Oriental, New York

One of the most áromantic spots with stunning, sky-high views of Manhattan, would have to be the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. Reservations are now available for átheir new áChampagne Tasting Menu debuting just in time for Valentine’s Day. Toast your delighted valentine with fine Champagnes, savoury delicacies and the Manhattan skyline […]

Affinia's sizzling Passion Package

Affinia’s sizzling Passion Package

Get cozy with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and surprise them with Affinia‘s sizzling Passion Package. Affinia have hotels in Chicago, New York and Washington DC. With this package you will get to enjoy a rose petal turn-down service, Champagne for two, a ‘Let’s Get Frisky’ gift basket which includes items such as Chocoholics Body […]

Special offers for Nice, from Boscolo Hotels

Special offers for Nice, from Boscolo Hotels

The Boscolo Hotels in Nice offer two of the best locations in the Cote d’Azur’s capital, overlooking the sea and on the heart of the best shopping district. And what better time is there to head for the sunny French Riviera? á Until 5th March 2008, Double Classic Rooms are available from 95 euros per […]

Comment spam getting past Akismet

Are there any other WordPress bloggers out there currently experiencing problems with comment spam? á I’ve been using Akismet for some time, mostly with reasonable results with the vast majority of spam being successfully captured. á In the last few days, however, I’ve had more than 300 get through. á Well… I say ‘get through’ […]

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

The Dusit Princess Koh Chang – Koh Chang’s newest 5 star resort, complete with modern amenities, spa, swimming pool, and pool villas on private beach – has a special opening package. Enjoy 2 nights for only 5,500 Baht in a Beachfront Deluxe Room or 7,000 Baht in a Pool Villa, inclusive of breakfast and many […]

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

The Cliffs is proud to introduce Keowee Springs, a new and unique kind of healthy-living community. At Keowee Springs, family wellness is an exciting journey of discovery, of living completely, of enjoying life to the fullest. The Cliffs at Keowee Springs is the ideal place to begin, or continue, a legacy of living well that […]

Celebrate this Valentines Day at Hyatt

Celebrate this Valentines Day at Hyatt

Connect with your companion and make Valentine’s Day memorable with Amour, Hyatt‘s newest romance package. Book an Amour package and enjoy time for just the two of you. You only need each other – they’ll provide the sensuous setting and the romantic details.

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