Category: Leisure Travel

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Want to go on a skiing holiday but avoid the hordes of people with similar intentions? Then The Guardian has just the article for you. They identify the following locations as the best places to take to the slopes  if you want to avoid the crowds: Alta, Utah, USA Big Sky, Montana, USA Cortina, Italy […]

It's all class - business class - with Emirates at Sofitel Brisbane's Melbourne cup party

It’s all class – business class – with Emirates at Sofitel Brisbane’s Melbourne cup party

The spectacle of one of the world’s great horse races returns to Sofitel Brisbane this year with the running of the 2007 Melbourne Cup next month.   On 6th November 2007, Sofitel Brisbane, in co-operation with Emirates Airline and Classic Hits 4KQ, will celebrate the great race with a party for punters, fashionistas and anyone […]

Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana

Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana

Ritz-Carlton is expanding its collection of exclusive Caribbean resorts and residential projects at Cap Cana in Dominican Republic, with a 220-room resort featuring a range of luxury amenities including a lavish 16,000-square-foot spa, private beach club, five restaurants and lounges,  and Cap Cana’s three Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana and 194 […]

Golf Hyatt Giveaway

Between now and 30th November 2007, visit  Golf Hyatt Giveaway  for the chance to win one of eight luxury golf vacation packages from Hyatt.

Desroches Island Resort

Desroches Island Resort

A recent visit by Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton has boosted the popularity of this previously little-known Seychelles resort.    Desroches Island Resort  has just 20 suites,  14 kilometres  of pristine, white beaches and offers superb cuisine through a Creole style restaurant by the name of Le Veloutier.   Also on hand is a […]

Halloween scares for the whole family

Halloween scares for the whole family

Don’t miss out on a whole range of spooky events, activities and scary places to stay in England this year. It’s a great opportunity to take the family to something different during the October half term. Among the Halloween events across the county, there are the following taking place: 20th-28th October – become a Ghost […]

Playboy Passport

Playboy Passport

Do you aspire to a Hugh Hefner lifestyle?   If so, you might be interested to hear about the Playboy Passport concierge service that was launched earlier this year.   With a $10,000 annual membership fee, you get access to private jet and yacht services, upgrades at hotels and resorts, and discounted car rental.   […]

Disney heads for Hawaii

Disney heads for Hawaii

Hawaii’s third largest island, Oahu, is to get a luxury Walt Disney family resort. Having spent $144m to acquire 21 acres of oceanfront land  on the southwestern corner of the island, Disney will build a luxury hotel complex, as well as timeshare units. The resort will form part of the already popular  Ko Olina Resort […]

Videos from Hawaii

Andrew Kaplan of Oakland-based TurnHere contacted me this evening, telling me that they have just released a series of short documentary videos on Hawaii. As well as on their site, they are also on YouTube. I just took a quick look at a few and they’re quite good for giving a brief flavour of a […]

Experience the world's most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

Experience the world’s most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

The 7th Annual Hawaiki Nui, the only sailing regatta in the world with more lay days than races,  takes place from the 14th to 26th October 2007. It’s a chance to party with a passion, as sailing crews battle across the islands and, thanks to Accor’s six exclusive resorts in French Polynesia, you can to […]

New in-room entertainment from Sheraton

Scene @ Sheraton  is a  new in-room entertainment initiative from Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.  It will offer guests special access to a wide variety of entertainment content, and represents one component of a comprehensive effort to enhance the guest experience at Sheraton’s 398 hotels across 75 countries, currently rolling out in key cities nationwide.   […]

The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate

The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate

Those who know Clarens will understand immediately, those that don’t will be truly inspired by its magic.   Just a few hours from Gauteng and worlds apart – The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate.   And now there’s a rare opportunity to invest in the ultimate lifestyle choice, to own a piece of the golden […]

The world's best beaches, according to The Telegraph

The world’s best beaches, according to The Telegraph

The Telegraph has put together a slideshow of the world’s most perfect beaches. Whether you’re seeking pounding surf, turquoise oceans or pristine sand, I find it hard to believe that  Fistral Beach qualifies as one of the best ten in the world – rather,  it’s probably just there to satisfy the newspaper’s UK readership. Here’s […]

Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Escape  to the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa and enjoy some Southern hospitality with the Birmingham, AL hotel’s special rates for golf vacations. The summer presents the perfect opportunity for a relaxing round of Southern-style golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. Even more appealing is the stunning Birmingham, Alabama resort […]

Special feature: Lausanne Palace & Spa, Switzerland

Special feature: Lausanne Palace & Spa, Switzerland

In the heart of the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Lausanne Palace & Spa exudes elegance and class. It is perfectly situated – just 500 metres from the railway station and a mere 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, by car or train.   As it happened, though, we reached Lausanne by ferry, having ventured across Lake […]

Tax-free in Texas

Now’s the time to visit Texas if you’re a shopaholic.   This weekend (17th-19th August 2007)  is the state annual tax-free weekend where Texas suspends state and local taxes on retail purchases. In short, this means that  for every $100 you spend, you’ll save $8.