Category: Travel Miscellany

Grand Canyon Skywalk video

A new perspective on the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Summer 2007 offers from Taj

Taj Hotels have a lot of great offers for the forthcoming summer, including: 1 night at the Taj Exotica Bentota and 2 nights at Taj Samudra Colombo for $390 per couple with breakfast, transfers & more $1,000 for 2 nights at The Pierre, New York, with breakfast €1,300 for 3 nights at the Taj Exotica […]

New packages from The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort

New packages from The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort

The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY, has announced a new series of packages that bring the resort’s signature service and unsurpassed elegance to the great outdoors. The adventure excursions provide a luxury experience to enjoy on land (with equestrian lessons and rounds of championship golf), air (a romantic hot air balloon ride […]

Beware of the overhead cabins

On boarding a flight at Milan’s Malpensa Airport last year, I was taken aback by what happened. Whilst I was speaking to a stewardess about getting a child seat beat for our younger son when suddenly I got an almighty “THWACK!” on the side of the head. A half second passed whilst I tried to […]

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival commences tomorrow. This year’s theme will be “Australian Wine: A World of Difference” and will be sponsored by Wine Australia. Over 100 different grape varieties are grown in Australia and it is hoped that the festival will demonstrate the diversity, quality, breadth and dept of Australian wines.

Airfare Watchdog

Airfare Watchdog

I recently stumbled upon the Airfare Watchdog website which tells you about hidden airfare reductions.   Unfortunately, it only covers the United States but should nevertheless be helpful to a good proportion of this blog’s readership. Check it out regularly… it could save you a little and the extra dollars could be put towards a […]

Spring gifts from the Evian Royal Resort, France

Spring gifts from the Evian Royal Resort, France

Take a break at the Evian Royal Resort during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year and receive a number of free gifts. Not only will you receive a room ugrade (at no extra cost) or your single-room supplement free of charge, you’ll also get a treatment of your choice (from selected offers) […]

 £100...?  For a sandwich?!

£100…? For a sandwich?!

The Cliveden House Hotel  near London’s Heathrow Airport has created a very expensive sandwich, with visitors asked to cough up £100 for the treat. So… what do you get in a £100 sandwich? It comes complete with Iberico ham, air-cured for 30 months, poulet de Bresse, quail eggs, semi-dried Italian tomatoes, 24-hour fermented sour dough […]

Easter at The Jefferson

Easter at The Jefferson

The first signs of Spring have arrived in Richmond!   The daffodils are starting to bloom, the trees are budding and the temperatures are warming. So why not create a new Easter tradition this year and treat the whole family to a getaway at The Jefferson? The hotel’s Easter Package includes overnight accommodation in two […]

Red Rock Adventure spa package

Red Rock Adventure spa package

The Red Mountain Spa resort is currently  offering The Red Rock Adventure spa package, catering to the extreme adventurer or those in need of a little rest and relaxation. This package allows guests to reconnect with nature’s finest surroundings while being luxuriously pampered at the same time. Prices start at $1,210 per person per stay, […]

Grand opening of the new wine cellars in the Palais Coburg, Vienna

Grand opening of the new wine cellars in the Palais Coburg, Vienna

Tomorrow will see the grand opening of the wine cellars at the Palais Coburg in Vienna. Guest wine experts Michael Broadbent MW and Jancis Robinson MW will be in attendance under the patronage of René Gabriel, editor of WeinWisser and Bordeaux Total. The cellars hold in the region of 60,000 bottles (approximately 5,000 different wines), […]

Sparis in Paris

The new Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière,  a veritable Parisian palace  on the Champs Elysées, and home to the equally spectacular U Spa (which includes one of the largest indoor hotel swimming pools in the capital city) is  currently offering guests a deluxe two-night spa package called ‘Sparis’ – it  includes the following: Personalized spa program with […]

Enjoy a 4th night free at Azul Blue Hotel + Spa

Enjoy a 4th night free at Azul Blue Hotel + Spa

Get carried away, and pack an extra outfit! Guests who book  before 31st  March 2007 get to enjoy a 4th night free at Azul Blue Hotel + Spa.   Created for stress-free tranquillity, this 96-suite  hotel at Tulum overlooks the Mexican Caribbean, affording calming views of the ocean.

The Setai Club

The Setai Club: an exciting and visionary new way to own and enjoy the unparalleled luxury, services and amenities of the world-renewowned Setai Hotel, South Beach, Miami.

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Doug Gollan is one of three founders of the Elite Traveler magazine.   While  his title is President and Editor-in-Chief,  his responsiblities include overseeing editorial, sales, marketing and distribution. What is it that  you do exactly? I would say my time is divided mainly between the  editorial, sales and marketing,  with about 10% spent on […]

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