Category: Travel Miscellany

Da Vinci Package from Le Meurice

Da Vinci Package from Le Meurice

Looking across the beauty of the Tuileries Gardens, the imposing Le Meurice stands in the most fasionable neighbourhood of Paris with many of the world’s best-loved sights only  a short walk away.   Its rooms, decorated in Louis XVI-style, offer calm and luxury, it Espace Bien-Etre was named one of the Leading Spas of the […]

Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new Web site called Amazing Thailand  to tell us there’s more to Thailand than just lots of beautiful beaches.   With categories for ‘Thai-ness’,  ’Nature’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Festivities’ and more, the site promotes more than 300 special deals for inbound travellers and lists more than  2,000 travel products […]

Great deals from VIA Rail

Great deals from VIA Rail

VIA Rail, Canada’s national rail system, is offering significant spring savings effective immediately.   Deals include discounts of up to 50% about VIA Rail’s Canadian line traveling between Toronto and Vancouver, the Ocean line traveling between Montreal and Halifax, and the Chaleur line traveling between Montreal and Quebec’s Gaspe region.   Trains feature sleeping car […]

Spring savings at Hawks Cay in the Florida Keys

Spring savings at Hawks Cay in the Florida Keys

Spring is in full bloom and great spring deals are blooming all over. Hawks Cay on Duck Key in the Florida Keys is offering special rates through the peak of the season. Special savings are featured with up to 40% on newly redesigned resort rooms and up to 20% on two-bedroom villas during April and […]

Pamper at the Park in Dubai

Pamper at the Park in Dubai

One of the newer members of the Park Hyatt brand, the Park Hyatt Dubai is a hidden treasure at the waterfront between the world famous Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, with the city centre, prime business districts and world class shopping just minutes away. This hotel is a peaceful haven harmoniously in contrast to […]

Spring offers from Linthwaite House Hotel, UK

Spring offers from Linthwaite House Hotel, UK

To celebrate the arrival of spring this year, Linthwaite House Hotel is bringing back their incredibly popular “Dine Free” offer. Simply pay their normal bed and breakfast rates and for each night of your stay  they will include their 4-course evening meal with canapés, coffee and petit fours at no charge. (Normally £50 per person […]

Family Weekend Package from The Kitano New York

Family Weekend Package from The Kitano New York

New York provides families with an adventure of a lifetime and The Kitano New York is now inviting families to experience all that the city has to offer with its Family Weekend Package, available each weekend for rates starting  from $340 per night plus tax. This cost saving package features complimentary breakfast in The Garden […]

‘Luxury travel’ on Google, MSN and Yahoo!

Further to my post earlier today about how this blog is now ranked in the top #10 on Google for a search for ‘luxury travel’, I thought I’d delve further and see how it was doing on the other two contenders of any significance, namely MSN and Yahoo!   Again, I was in for a […]

Top #10 on Google for 'luxury travel'...!

Top #10 on Google for ‘luxury travel’…!

Wow… I just got a pleasant surprise.   For some time now,  A Luxury Travel Blog  has occupied the top postition for a search for ‘luxury travel blog’.   Indeed, you’d expect it to rank fairly highly within the search results for that term given the name and URL of the site.   What I’ve […]

Picnic basket menu at DesBarres Manor Inn, Nova Scotia

Luxury historic inn DesBarres Manor on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore is offering guests a picnic basket menu to match their personal seacoast adventure. For guests seeking a picnic on one of the many secluded beaches on Chedabucto Bay, the largest bay on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Coast, there is the beach bag picnic basket.   Guests […]

Recipe of the week: Spring Vegetable Ragout with Herbs

Recipe of the week: Spring Vegetable Ragout with Herbs

Ingredients: • 1 cup twice peeled fava beans, about 1 pound favas in the pod • 6 spring onions, the white bulbing type • 1/4 pound morel mushrooms • 3/4 cup shelled peas • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock • 5 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil • 1 Tbs. each chopped chervil, parsley and chives […]

An evening with Pascal Madevon

For one night only at Vintage Hotels‘ Prince of Wales  on historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, savour a five course dinner prepared by Chef Andrew Dymond, paired with Osooyos select vintages. This special event will be hosted by winemaker Pascal Madevon of Osoyoos Larose Winery, BC, on the evening of 18th March 2008.

Newsflash: man detained on Heathrow runway

Newsflash: man detained on Heathrow runway

Just one day before the launch of Heathrow’s new Terminal 5, there has been a security breach at the airport. A man scaled a perimeter fence with a rucksack and ran into the path of an Emirates flight before being surrounded by police and police dogs.   He is thought to have been acting alone, […]

Server outage - back to business as usual

Server outage – back to business as usual

The eagle-eyed among you who spotted the brief server outage earlier this evening will be pleased to hear everything is back to full working order.   For those that are curious, the cause was one of our other sites that resides on the same server – UKattraction.com.   This site has been performing exceptionally well […]

Grand Velas Special from the Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort at Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Grand Velas Special from the Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort at Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, the only AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort on the Mexican Pacific Riviera, is offering a vacation in paradise filled with relaxing afternoons on the Vista Vallarta Golf Course and rejuvenating spa treatments at the luxurious Grand Velas Spa. The Grand Velas Special at this sophisticated retreat includes VIP […]

Guest bloggers on A Luxury Travel Blog

I’m considering inviting guest bloggers on to A Luxury Travel Blog.   If   you have an inside knowledge of the luxury travel industry and have your finger on the pulse with what’s going on, then perhaps you’d be interested in sharing your expertise with our readers.   In return for posting short pieces on […]

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