Category: Travel Miscellany

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 […]

Healthy fare afloat

Starting 1st March 2007, Royal Caribbean International will become the first cruise line to eliminate all trans-fats from its menu, after a successful test of trans-fat-free cooking oil on the Navigator of the Seas late last year. A fat-free menu will be available on all RCL ships by the end of the year.

Canadian Airlines ‘Club Empress’ business class

Short commercial for “one of the most comfortable seats in the sky, with 50 inches between seats…”

Welcome to China

Inspiring video footage from the best tour operator to Asia as voted by Travel Weekly magazine: Globus.

New Club World from BA

New Club World from BA

There’s a special  event in New York  tomorrow which will feature the $200 million overhaul of Club World. As you may know, British Airways set the industry benchmark with the launch of the first flat bed for business customers in 2000. The new Club World flat bed will go some way towards re-establishing BA’s position […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Cruise France’s canals with French Country Waterways Tour Brooklyn Brewery and tingle those taste buds Sunset sail a schooner in New York with Sail-NYC Handmade leather luggage from Uppercase Ltd.

Disney honeymoon registry

Disney honeymoon registry

Disney have added a honeymoon registry to their website. Couples can fashion their ideal Disney honeymoon from fun, adventurous, relaxing, luxurious and exotic experiences. Browse a sample registry catalogue to find out what’s available. You can even register so that friends and family can make a donation towards your honeymoon as a wedding gift.

Three Michelin stars go to Anne-Sophie Pic

Three Michelin stars go to Anne-Sophie Pic

The 2007 Michelin Guide came out this week and it revealed that a  woman has been award three Michelin stars for the first time in over half a century.   The recipient, Anne-Sophie Pic, is aged 37 and joint owner of the Maison Pic hotel and restaurant in Valence. She is only the fourth French […]

The Sound of The Sea

The Sound of The Sea

Three-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal is no stranger to innovation in the kitchen.   Following on from his chemistry lab  approach, he’s now experimenting with sound.   His  latest dish at  The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray is called The Sound of The Sea. It consists of shellfish, foam and edible sand, and is to be […]

Turkey 2007

See Turkey in a way you’ve possibly never seen it before, with this 40-second clip. The video is very nicely done.

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