Category: Travel Miscellany

A new owner for Zagat?

A new owner for Zagat?

With the growth of Web 2.0 and Travel 2.0 (both terms I despise, incidentally), people have talked about user-generated content as though it were the latest craze to grip the world.   However, the reality is quite different – Tim and Nina Zagat of Zagat Survey LLC, for instance, have been using this simple concept […]

Is cruising not for you?

If you’re one of those who have always declared that you’ll never ever go on a cruise, then watch this 3-minute ad from Royal Caribbean and maybe you’ll think again. Post a comment and tell us if changes your views at all.

A quick look at SQUA.RE

A quick look at SQUA.RE

I was recently invited to a beta trial of  SQUA.RE, a collaboration between the luxury and media industries, targeting the 18-35 year olds (I hate seeing  that age bracket now that I’m no longer a part of it!!).   I didn’t have time to have an in-depth look but it does appear to show some […]

Family Pirate Package at Discovery at Marigot Bay

Family Pirate Package at Discovery at Marigot Bay

Discovery at Marigot Bay, the new five star hotel in St Lucia, has just launched four special packages for 2008. These include a family pirate package, an adventure holiday, diving special and new romance and honeymoon creation. With the former you get to sail just as the pirates did on the boat “The Brig Unicorn” […]

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

The 2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners are: Bilbao-Rioja (Architecture, Parks & Gardens) Marques de Riscal Bordeaux (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Planète Bordeaux Cape Town (Arts & Culture) Vergelegen Florence (Accommodation) Castello di Meleto Mendoza (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Familia Zuccardi Melbourne (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Victorian Alps Winery Porto (Art & Culture) The […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury for less from Ultimate Retreats Delve into the JP Moser Hotel and Chateau Guide Dine  at  Bergamo’s Colleoni & dell’Angelo Discover a world of contrasts from a refreshing Finland

Private beta of Kango.com

Private beta of Kango.com

Earlier this month I was invited to the private beta of Kango.com and have only just now got around to taking a look.   I must say that, from first impressions, I’m quietly impressed.   After getting around the initial geographical restrictions (a strong bias towards North and Central America), I entered a search for […]

Top tips for travel photography

Here are some basic but nevertheless useful tips for when you next take your camera on your travels, courtesy of What Digital Camera.

Docking a cruise ship - how difficult can it be?

Docking a cruise ship – how difficult can it be?

Surely it’s not that difficult, is it?   Try this fun, interactive game from easyCruise and get an insight into just how difficult it might really be.   I got as far  an attempt to dock  in the Grenadines but was scuppered by strong winds.   Hats off to easyCruise for a great idea for […]

Please tell me you’re reading this by posting a comment!

I often wonder whether I have ‘Comments’ working properly on this blog.   The reason is that I seem to get so few comments happening.   I don’t know why this should be – the stats are telling me that the blog is getting a lot of visitors (easily over 20,000 each month). Now, whilst […]

An in-depth look at the Burj

A look at the famous and extravagant Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, where every suite is over two levels.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailor-made holidays from Bridge & Wickers Join the posh set at New York’s  Monmouth Park Stay at a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Dublin Ski and short stays in Tokyo/Kyoto from Ski in Japan

January at The Drake

January at The Drake

Come in from the Toronto cold and experience an incendiary January with Drake. Sip refreshing Pisco Sours by the warm fireplace in Drake’s plush lounge while enjoying sizzling Jazz Peru (10th-14th January 2008). Or revel in incandescent South American music and cuisine with Chef Anthony Rose’s Peruvian 3-course, prix fixe menu (9th-22nd January 2008) for […]

Evian Experience from Hotel Victor at Miami Beach

Evian Experience from Hotel Victor at Miami Beach

At $5,000 a pop and available exclusively in the $6,000 per night penthouse suite of the hip Miami Beach hotspot Hotel Victor, the Evian Experience is the world’s most expensive bath, promoted here by tennis star Serena Williams. Complete with two hours of customizable spa services and a luxurious food and beverage component, the experience […]

J Hotels from Jay-Z?

J Hotels from Jay-Z?

News has it that yet another celebrity is getting in on the luxury hotel scene. The American rapper Jay-Z has bought a plot of land in New York from where he plans to launch J Hotels.   The land is in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, at West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue, […]

Find me on Facebook

Find me on Facebook

A number of readers have been asking whether I’m on the social networking site,  Facebook.   I am… but, since my name is a rather common one, I’m not that easy to find.   If you would like to connect, you’ll find me on Facebook here.   (There’s also a popular Luxury Travel Group on […]

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