Category: Attractions

Swim With the Dolphins Package from Discovery Cove & Marriott's Residence Inn Seaworld/International Center

Swim With the Dolphins Package from Discovery Cove & Marriott’s Residence Inn Seaworld/International Center

Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld/International Center is offering an exclusive partner package with Discovery Cove, the famous marine theme park where guests can swim with dolphins and experience the underwater world. The package   includes two night’s accommodations in a studio or one-bedroom suite,  plus daily hot breakfast, and two  adult admission tickets to Discovery Cove. […]

Summer packages from Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Summer packages from Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Savour the summer with an escape to sunny Florida and experience the newly renovated Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, in the heart of Orlando and right across the street from the famous namesake amusement park. The hotel’s vacation packages are the perfect way to save and play at the same time. Enjoy deals for golf, […]

Costly canvas kiss

Costly canvas kiss

A Cambodian-born French woman, Sam Rindy,  who left a smudge of lipstick on a white canvas painting she is suspected of kissing, faces criminal prosecution. The woman, who is herself a painter, stands accused of “damage to a work of art”, by kissing it and leaving her lipstick on an otherwise bone white canvas. The […]

Theme parks coming to Dubai

Theme parks coming to Dubai

Sometimes heralded as the fastest growing city in the world, Dubai will not only soon have the world’s tallest building, but also a number of world class theme parks. Universal Parks & Resorts have agreed a partnership to build University City Dubailand – Dubai’s own version of Orlando – and Marvel has plans for a […]

The world's tallest building

The world’s tallest building

Dubai will soon be home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai (which is currently about 480 metres tall). It  will unofficially become the world’s tallest when it surpasses the 509-metre mark set by the Taipei 101 early next month. However, it won’t be until 2008 – when construction has been completed – that […]

Seven New Wonders of the World

Seven New Wonders of the World

The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Great Wall of China, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal,  and Jordan’s Petra have been voted the Seven New Wonders of the World  at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on 7th […]

Dracula's Castle could be yours... if you have $135 million to spare

Dracula’s Castle could be yours… if you have $135 million to spare

Got $135 million to spare?   Then Dracula’s Castle could be yours!   The Bran Castle, as it is more correctly known, in Transylvania, is up for sale.   It has connections with Prince Vlad the Impaler (the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, because it’s rumoured that he once stayed there in the 1400s. Currently […]

QE2 to become a floating hotel in Dubai

QE2 to become a floating hotel in Dubai

The QE2 has hit the headlines this morning.   The 70,000-tonne Cunard liner, which was launched by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967,  is to cease operating as a cruise  ship and will become a luxury floating hotel at The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The move follows a $100m deal between Cunard  and Dubai government owned […]

Cutty Sark ravaged by fire

Cutty Sark ravaged by fire

It’s a sad day for tourism in the UK.   This morning the popular  Greenwich attraction ‘The Cutty Sark‘ – a landmark for London Marathon runners and commonly regarded as one of the most important ships in the world – was ravaged by fire.   Built in 1869, it was one of the last tea […]

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York – exclusive offer

Just in from Gramercy Park Hotel… It is our pleasure to offer you a complimentary upgrade to a suite including Continental breakfast daily when you book a Loft or Deluxe Loft. Enjoy guaranteed admission to our new private roof club and garden, Rose bar and Jade bar, and keyed access to New York’s only private […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

If you still haven’t decided what to do for Easter,  English Heritage  have a fun packed programme of events planned over the Easter bank holiday weekend, ranging from traditional Easter egg hunts to medieval knights’ trails at historic sites across the country. Fed up with Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs?  They’ve put together Bank Holiday […]

Grand Canyon Skywalk video

A new perspective on the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Experience a totally Tropical Fiji! Great source for Cruise Deals online   Take a ride aboard The Blue Train Get a pass for Rotorua 5 Star Attractions

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens

The Grand Canyon Skywalk opened just a few hours ago.  This horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed  structure juts out 70 feet beyond the canyon rim, offering superb views of the Grand Canyon, not to mention a 4,000-foot drop below. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the first to walk out on to the platform and declared it a “magnificent […]