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Finding a WiFi hotspot on the move is now as easy as pie

Finding a WiFi hotspot on the move is now as easy as pie

If you want to be guaranteed a WiFi hotspot wherever you travel, then why not take one with you? á The ultraportable PHS300 portable hotspot from Cradlepoint allows you to do just that. Simply connect your laptop to the hotspot and away you go. á It can be charged via USB and should provide up […]

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Aircell has obtained FAA approval for air-to-ground mobile broadband on US domestic flights, bringing us much closer to in-flight internet. á Approval is only for Boeing 767-200 aircraft at this stage, so you can expect to see developments with Virgin America and American Airlines fleets later this year. á Routes between Los Angeles, San Francisco, […]

The best bed in the world?

The best bed in the world?

How important is a really good quality bed to you? á It’s an issue that I’ve paid attention to more and more in recent times (my wife had a slipped disc that required surgery, just over 12 months ago) and so I was interested to hear that the Vi Spring is the bed of choice […]

Time for a re-design?

A week or two ago, Claude Benard of Les Explorers ákindly posted a comment on here, suggesting that I look at a re-design for the blog. My initial thoughts were that I’m reasonably happy with how it looks but, as the days have passed, I’ve been wondering whether it’s something that I should consider. á […]

Savings on honeymoons at the Royal Palm, Mauritius

Savings on honeymoons at the Royal Palm, Mauritius

In the heart of the Indian Ocean on the North West coast of Mauritius lies Royal Palm, a magical boutique hotel, a place of sheer beauty and home to excellence and luxury. An uninterrupted stretch of immaculate beach and one of the finest lagoons in Mauritius offers an array of watersports, or you can simply […]

Leaning Tower of Pisa to lose its lean

Leaning Tower of Pisa to lose its lean

The Italian government has revealed that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is going to be returned to its originally-intended vertical glory. Announcing the $43 million project, Irma áJoken of The Revival in Pisa’s Edifices á(TRIPE) commented how delighted she was that her 4-year campaign to remove the 5.5 degree lean on the tower was finally […]

The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas

The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas

The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas, sits atop two of the most beautiful beaches in the world, inspired by the splendour of its natural surroundings. The pools and beach club are the main daytime focus, as is the once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins and the unmissable Aquaquest, an exhilarating new waterscape of pools, […]

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in the Maldives occupies a private island where white beaches encircle a lush tropical paradise. The villas are luxurious and intimate, blending western comforts with local culture and offering a wide choice of features from open air garden bathrooms, splash pools with private terraces and sunken or spa baths either in […]

Complimentary night at Reid's Palace, Madeira

Complimentary night at Reid’s Palace, Madeira

Set on the cliff tops overlooking the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic, Reid’s Palace has, for over 100 years, been a standard-bearer for excellence on Madeira and beyond. á Set in ten acres of lush semi-tropical gardens, the emphasis is on traditional style with modern comforts. The Spa at Reid’s Palace is dedicated to […]

Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman

Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman

The areas surrounding Muscat city are diverse in scenery and culturally rich, and for all round sun, luxury and leisure at its very opulent, the Grand Hyatt Muscat is an offer you cannot refuse! A haven for water-sports enthusiasts, Omani waters are home to some of the most amazing marine life in the world, and […]

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 áa short walk away. á Its rooms, decorated in Louis XVI-style, offer calm and luxury, it Espace Bien-Etre was named one of the Leading Spas of the […]

The 'secret' world of luxury trains

The ‘secret’ world of luxury trains

Why does luxury train travel have such a low profile compared with virtually every other luxury offering? Is it because many luxury train operators are better at operating the trains than marketing them? á Or perhaps the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (which most people know as the ‘Orient Express‘) simply eclipses most of them through the application […]

Vacationing with the environment in mind

Destination Resorts Hawaii is offering a Honua Makuahine (Mother Earth) package, valid from 1st April áto 15th áJune 2008, to the tropical paradise of the Aloha state. á This five night package offers a $250 carbon credit which will help off-set 3.5 round trip flights from the West Coast, a complimentary Dollar rental car and […]

Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new Web site called Amazing Thailand áto tell us there’s more to Thailand than just lots of beautiful beaches. á With categories for ‘Thai-ness’, á’Nature’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Festivities’ and more, the site promotes more than 300 special deals for inbound travellers and lists more than á2,000 travel products […]

The "newest" hotel in downtown Miami

The “newest” hotel in downtown Miami

The remodelled Hyatt Regency Miami now boasts signature Grand Hyatt beds, ergonomic work stations, flat-screen televisions, and more. The new lobby will soothe the most discerning traveller with the glow of candles, and the relaxing sound of a new water fountain. á All this forms part of $20 million worth of upgrades to celebrate the […]

Luxurious and ornate: Madinat Jumeirah

Luxurious and ornate: Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort of Dubai, is a magnificent tribute to Dubai’s heritage styled to resemble an ancient citadel. Luxurious and ornate, it combines the height of opulence with an overwhelming sense of tradition. Two grand boutique hotels, courtyard summer houses, a tradinational souk, the magnificent spa and unlimited recreational facilities make Madinat […]

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