Category: Adventure Travel

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

The Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 is no ordinary watch.   It comes with a compass, altimeter, and barometer. In addition, it’s solar-powered (so no need for batteries), has  a world time feature and a great backlight for night visibility.   While it might not be the most elegant-looking watch in the world, it would be great […]

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Rumour has it that the 3,883 Klein Little Matterhorn is about to get bigger. Local tourist officals in Zermatt are thought to have approved plans for a 120-metre extension which will take it beyond the 4,000 metre mark, with a view to gaining greater prestige. A pyramid with viewing platforms, a restaurant and accommodation is […]

2007 Alaskan cruises with Royal Caribbean

2007 Alaskan cruises with Royal Caribbean

Dog-sledding, glacier-trekking, unparalleled wildlife-watching and so much more! Experience Alaska on a stunning cruise vacation adventure. Royal Caribbean have added a magnificent new port of call (Prince Rupert, British Columbia) and all-new cruisetours to their Alaska sailings for 2007.   You can even journey farther inland and explore Denali National Park and relax in natural […]

Luxury.Ski.com

Luxury.Ski.com

The luxury travel sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years and an increasing number of companies are beginning to recognise this trend, as well as the needs of luxury travellers. As a consequence, Ski.com has launched a luxury travel section to its well-known site, Luxury.Ski.com. They offer a unique portfolio of carefully […]

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan‘s eXplorist GPS receiver, being  support up to 22 maps on its internal memory,  is a great product in its own right. But now it just gets better with the  Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle. This bundle, which includes MapSend Topo 3D USA software, a cigarette lighter adapter, USB cable and clip case, will give […]

James Bond, licensed to fly

James Bond, licensed to fly

Ever felt like donning your tux and imagining you were James Bond?   With Elan Experiential Design Inc., you can! (Sadly, their website is  rather slow to load.)   They are offering a 007 adventure as  one of their extreme luxury experience offerings. You’ll get to fly to Nice, France, by private jet or first […]

Oxia... coming to a minibar near you

Oxia… coming to a minibar near you

Here’s something you don’t normally expect to find in your minibar: oxygen. That’s right, oxygen!   These small cannisters are starting to appear in hotel minibars with greater frequency, with the aim of giving weary travellers a natural boost of energy. Keep an eye out for them… they’re already to be found at W Hotel […]

SkiHaus

SkiHaus

Ever wished you could have your own house on a mountain?   Well, with the SkiHaus from Horden Cherry Lee Architects, you can do just that.   This lightweight, all-aluminium structure weighs only 315kg and can be lifted into position by helicopter. Despite its relatively compact size, it can sleep 4 people (in bunk beds). […]

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

In true  Valentines spirit, MSNBC has published their list of the top 10 cross-country ski resorts for lovers. Making the  very US-biased  list are: Callaghan Country at Whistler, British Columbia Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in Alberta Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, Montana Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New […]

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett’s Virgin Atlantic Globalflyer took off yesterday morning despite initial reports that the flight was going to be delayed due to a fuel leak. The takeoff was not without its problems, however, as two birds collided with the plane but  the extent of the damage from this collision is not thought to be serious. […]

Be a Montana cowboy!

Be a Montana cowboy!

The ultimate Montana “cowboy” experience is a four-night package at Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. This Relais & Château hideaway consists of luxurious  log and cedar cabins. For $3,870.80 per couple, you will get a luxury cabin (including taxes), meals, drinks and all on-ranch activities.   You will also be taken on an all-day […]