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It's all happening in Tanglewood, Massachusetts

It's all happening in Tanglewood, Massachusetts

This year’s Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic takes place  next weekend. Festivities include a winemaker reception, a wine auction and dinner, and – of course – a Grand Tasting. Taste premium wines from over 100 wineries including wines from the leading producing regions of the world. Don’t forget also, at the end of the month,
Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular  interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my  PhD was in glaciology.   Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t
Lavish new hotels in Atlantic City

Lavish new hotels in Atlantic City

There’s more to Altantic City than just gambling and two new hotels that have both opened this summer  are helping to re-iterate that point. The Water Club  from the Borgota Hotel Casino & Spa is a $400 million hotel that bills itself as “Atlantic City’s first  cosmopolitan-lifestyle hotel” with  800 rooms, a spa with five
Vacation like a VIP at The Market Common Myrtle Beach

Vacation like a VIP at The Market Common Myrtle Beach

Book any studio suite at The Market Common Myrtle Beach and receive a complimentary suite upgrade. As  a VIP guest you will also receive a VIP helicopter tour, Aveda products in-room, online grocery shopping with complimentary delivery, free WiFi, complimentary Starbucks at office coffee bar and late check-out (subject to availability). Mention code VIP0708 when
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

The Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers  will next month debut  the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend –  a three-day wine, food, and auction extravaganza to be held on Labor Day Weekend (29th-31st August 2008). This event will combine the best of the Sonoma County Showcase of Wine & Food and the Sonoma
Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is  the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the

The yacht that Porsche built

A luxury watercraft created by Porsche and a Miami-based boat maker named Fearless. Yours for $350,000.
The Suite Life from Peninsula Hotels

The Suite Life from Peninsula Hotels

As temperatures rise and summer is upon us, thoughts turn to escaping daily routines and indulging in some truly luxurious personal pampering, either by basking in the warm tropical climes of Asia or by maximising a well-earned city break in the US at one of  The Peninsula properties.   This summer The Peninsula Hotels has
Kiawah's Endless Summer Offer‏

Kiawah's Endless Summer Offer‏

Don’t let your dreams of a grand summer vacation slip away. Take advantage of Kiawah Island Golf Resort‘s Endless Summer Offer, and capture a Kiawah Moment that will last a lifetime. With miles of pristine beach, five championship golf courses, a nature based spa, award-winning dining and a renowned recreation and children’s programs, a Kiawah
Pretty Woman Manhattan Getaway

Pretty Woman Manhattan Getaway

Fancy a limousine pick up, private jet to New York City, dinner in a   chic New York restaurant, the best seats in a Broadway show, a limousine back to your private jet, flight complete with Cristal Champagne and strawberries to  another awaiting limo to whisk you to your door? Me too.   Be Pretty
Another $99 offer, this time in Arizona

Another $99 offer, this time in Arizona

Whether this is a sign of tough times ahead for the luxury travel industry, I don’t know, but there’s been a glut of $99 offers lately.   The latest I’ve noticed comes courtesy of The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.   Stay a little longer and you can even also earn
Boeing 757 OpenSkies airline

Boeing 757 OpenSkies airline

With rising fuel prices and the plight of a number of business class-only airlines in recent times, it’s perhaps a bold move for British Airways to last month launch OpenSkies, a new premium affiliate running Boeing 757s with reclining leather seats, on-demand entertainment system and a la carte meal service  for its passengers. For the
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Maxwell Scott bags, made from fine Italian leather Why not joing the  Hideaways Aficionado ® Club? Florida’s newly-renovated Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa   The world-renowned Hotel Bora Bora
The Dreamlist

The Dreamlist

globrati has published The Dreamlist, debuting with a colleciton of their “favourite destinations to chill out this summer”.   Making the grade are: Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche, Argentina Amirandes, Crete, Greece The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico The Surf Lodge,
The Onion House, Hawaii

The Onion House, Hawaii

Owned by the famous McCormick Spice family, The Onion House is a unique architectural oddity that has now been made available to rent as a holiday retreat. It can be found  in Kailua Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island and was built by the celebrated architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, designed to take full advantage of its
Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

A new resort opened in the Vermont last month: Stowe Mountain Lodge.   It lies at the heart of Spruce Peak at Stowe and has 139 rooms with beautiful mountain views.   A 21,000 sq. ft.  spa  includes 18 treatment rooms and therapy pools for those who simply want to relax.   For the more