Category: Travel Miscellany

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.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. is a romantic Bollywood comedy about six couples who are on their honeymoon package tour to Goa. Written and directed by Reema Kagti,  the film is due to be released tomorrow; it  has a star cast that includes Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul, Vikram […]

No-go for Nicky O

No-go for Nicky O

The Nicky O Hotel project which I recently reported was experiencing problems has officially been dumped by the Chicago development group, Robert Falor Investments. The property that was to become the Nicky O Chicago will remain the Hotel Blake for the foreseeable future. The Nicky O Miami has been similarly abandoned.   Seems like running […]

Extra Mile Scotland

A new website called Extra Mile Scotland is acknowledging those tourism businesses in Scotland that ‘go that extra mile’.   If you’ve experienced special service on your travels in Scotland, let them know and help build the site  so that it can  become a resource that can be useful to future visitors too.

What's happening with Nicky O?

What’s happening with Nicky O?

According to E Online! Nicky Hilton’s much-documented foray into the hotel world is not going smoothly. Those funding the venture are apparently suing her for breach of contract, alleging that she has failed to promote the hotel and complete interior design projects. The Nicky O boutique hotels in Chicago and Miami have experienced repeated delays […]

The most expensive meal in the world?

The most expensive meal in the world?

15 paying customers and 25 invited guests  received a $1m bill  (yes, you read that right – $1,000,000) for a meal in a Bangkok hotel this month.   They jetted in from all over the world and enjoyed a charity  evening  dubbed “Epicurean Masters of the World” on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel […]

Masai Mara migration

Inspiring footage of the migration from Kenya’s Masai Mara to the Serengeti, courtesy of CAT Safaris.

Discover world wines with Malmaison

Discover world wines with Malmaison

Ruby reds, sparkling whites and a sumptuous three course meal. Mmm… prepare your palate for a wine tour of the world. You’ll meet some of the finest winemakers and discover the legend behind the labels. All this for only £49 per person, including aperitif, three course meal and wine – carefully selected for each course. […]

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Ryan Bifulco is Executive Producer of journeyPod, a luxury lifestyle brand that fuses music, fashion, and travel with a pinch of style. He has previously worked for the likes of Lufthansa, Marriott and the Tourist Office of Spain through his consulting firm, Travel Spike. What is it that  you do exactly? Since we say at […]

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite name: Horizon Overwater Villa Resort: Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, French Polynesia Size of accommodation: 950 sq ft Cost per night: 140,000 CFP Who’s stayed there? Isaiah Washington, Christina Applegate, Alicia Silvestone, Rob Lowe What makes it special? The resort reflects a perfect balance between Polynesian authenticity and refined luxury.       […]

Maverick at Cedar Point

Cedar Point has announced plans for a new roller coaster for the summer, named Maverick. Located in Frontiertown, Maverick will treat riders to multiple terrain-hugging elements that have never been experienced on this historic amusement park.

Truffles at The Ritz, London

Quick… put 21st February 2007 in your diary! Mr Jacques Chibois, Chef Patron of the Michelin Star Bastide St Antoine Restaurant in Grasse; Dr Michel Bourdin, President of the Master of Culinary Arts and Mr Jacques Pebeyre, the “Truffle King” from France will join The Ritz Chef John Williams in preparing a veritable feast of […]

Changes to Silverjet website

Changes to Silverjet website

Silverjet –  a new business class only airline operating between London and New York –  has added some new  features to their website. You can now personalise your flights online and make it different each time you fly. Choose what you want to eat, decide where you want to sit, book a chauffeur transfer or […]

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Featuring scores of works by such legendary modern artists as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso, the Cézanne to Picasso exhibition has already received national and international acclaim and drew a devoted audience at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Tomorrow it will  open at The Art Institute of […]

Turtle Island Fiji

A brief overview on the logistics involved in taking a trip to Turtle Island Resort.

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Arthur Keith  is senior vice president and general manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined Gaylord Entertainment in February 2004, from Harrah’s Entertainment, where he was vice president, hotel operations, for the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is it that  you do exactly? My […]

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