Category: Travel Miscellany

Dubai - New Arabian Cuisine

Dubai – New Arabian Cuisine

In the award winning new cookbook Dubai – New Arabian Cuisine, four chefs from the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai have created an innovative gastronomic genre – also known as ‘haute’ Arabian cuisine – that bridges the culinary arts of Arabia and Europe to produce a cuisine rich in flavour and heritage but with global appeal. […]

Jerez Horse Fair 2007

Jerez Horse Fair 2007

Regarded as  the most important equine event in Europe, the upcoming Jerez Horse Fair in Spain will be celebrated from 6th to 13th May 2007. It draws a tremendous crowd that  sees all of the city’s  hotels fully booked for the duration of the event. The festival began as a cattle market, but now includes […]

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow will depart New York on the 22nd May 2007 and head across the Atlantic to Southampton on a 16-day long voyage, calling at Boston, Halifax, the Azores, Cork, Waterford, and Plymouth. Aboard the vessel as guest of honour will be John Cleese, actor and comedian; he’ll be hosting the Silversea Film Festival  featuring […]

Dine & Unwind in Whistler

Whistler’s extremely popular Dine & Unwind program, presented by Visa, returns this May through to the end of June, offering more delectable deals at a wide range of restaurants and spas. Some of the restaurants participating in the Dine & Unwind program include, Araxi, Bavaria Restaurant, Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille, Crêpe Montagne, The Den […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hadleigh boutique accommodation in Christchurch, NZ Hotels of distinction from Welsh Rarebits Learn to cook at the Villa San Michele, Italy Private luxury from Fiji’s The  Wakaya Club

Breakfast is on Stein Hotels And Resorts!

Breakfast is on Stein Hotels And Resorts!

The luxurious properties across the Stein Hotels And Resorts stable are offering a complimentary breakfast laid on every morning during the duration of your stay this Spring. And not only this, you will also receive a fabulous 20% discount off the published rate across all room categories.

Early summer offer from Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

Early summer offer from Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

Summer’s nearly here, and for a limited time, Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA is offering cool rates on its hottest season, beginning at $249 per night for Lanai guestroom, subject to availability, if booked by 15th May 2007 (and your trip must be completed by 15th June 2007). The resort features […]

Vegetarian cuisine in Dubai

Vegetarian cuisine in Dubai

Madinat Jumeirah has launched Magnolia – Dubai’s first ever, fine-dining restaurant specialising in vegetarian cuisine. Officially opening its doors  this month, Magnolia restaurant is dedicated to using organic, vegetarian ingredients to offer a unique and healthy dining alternative. The menu features an eclectic selection of dishes from starters through to desserts and incorporates fresh produce […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Elegant luxury from Vancouver’s Wedgewood Hotel Taste the Med  with GourMed The Luggage Club  - changing the way people travel Dine at Osteria dell’Acquasanta in Genoa

Swim with the Dolphins Experience, courtesy of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Swim with the Dolphins Experience, courtesy of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Discover a once in a lifetime adventure with the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort‘s “Swim with the Dolphins Experience,” an exhilarating Florida resort package. This unforgettable package encompasses one-night deluxe accommodations at the Orlando resort complete with a complimentary upgrade to a pool-view room, buffet breakfast in Solaris Restaurant and one-day all-inclusive admission to Discovery […]

Online helicopter tour of The Sagamore's golf course

Online helicopter tour of The Sagamore’s golf course

Thanks to modern technology, golfers can now take a ‘helicopter tour’ of The Sagamore’s historic and award-winning championship New York golf course without leaving their desk. The tour, available on The Sagamore website, provides a hole-by-hole overview of the famed Donald Ross course, with detailed audio descriptions of each hole’s design and challenges.

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

I’m pleased to learn that a vessel that I did voluntary work on back in my school days has received the award for the UK’s best large tourist attraction.   Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s  SS Great Britain in Bristol picked up the accolade at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The full list of Gold Award […]

St. George's Day with Enjoy England

St. George’s Day with Enjoy England

It’s St. George’s Day on 23rd April 2007. To get some great ideas for days out and special offers over the weekend and on St. George’s Day, visit this page from EnjoyEngland.com. Whether you’re seeking dragon-slaying celebrations or just a quiet weekend away, let us know your plans!

5 new beachfront resort properties in Panama City, Florida

5 new beachfront resort properties in Panama City, Florida

Waterstone Resorts has just introduced the new Ocean Ritz property, which joins Calypso Resort and Towers, Twin Palms, Emerald Isle, and Ocean Villa, bringing five new beachfront resort luxury properties to Panama City, Florida. In conjunction with the new opening, Waterstone Resorts is currently offering a Family Spring Break Vacation rate with gulf front condominiums […]

Naladhu Resort opens

Naladhu Resort opens

Naladhu Resort in the Maldives recently opened with 19 luxurious bungalows, each with private plunge pools and other amenities. It is situated on its own atoll and surrounded by coral reef in the Indian Ocean.   Stay before the end of August and you could enjoy a 5-day Culinary Journey package for two at a […]

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Inspired by Earth Day, Sofitel is extending a special organic menu in each of  its North American properties throughout the month of April.  The Accor hotels brand is donating 10%  of the proceeds from the select food  and beverage offerings to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Second Harvest. Enjoy anything from ‘Seared wild salmon, […]

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