Category: Speciality Travel

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spas are more normally regarded as kid-free zones but that’s not true of  Hilton Hawaii. On the contrary, the Kohala Sports Club & Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village positively encourages younger visitors with its Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens package where children can enjoy anything from a Coco-Mango Tango Scrub to […]

Honeymoon package from the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok

Honeymoon package from the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok

The Chaophya Park Hotel  in Bangkok  is calling on  all newlyweds to take advantage of their honeymoon package which will lavish couples with a rose petal laced bed in an executive suite.    Running until 31st August 2006, the package includes two nights in an executive suite, 2 hours of honeymoon spa at the Bali […]

Hennessy Hammock

Hennessy Hammock

The Hennessy Hammock is a piece of kit that’s really worth a closer look  from the more intrepid travellers among us. These mid-air, hammock-like  tents come in a range of types and have picked up  all manner of awards: Best Camping Shelter 2005 from Sea Kayaker Magazine… Best of Show from the USA Today summer […]

A year of island hopping: March

A year of island hopping: March

This is post three  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For March, the following are recommended: Benguerra, Mozambique: Benguerra Lodge Bermuda: Fairmont Southampston Dominica Maldives: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island and […]

The future of space hotels?

The future of space hotels?

Hotels in space might not be just science fiction. A spacecraft called Genesis 1 has been launched into space from Siberia  by Bigelow Aerospace, a company set up by hotel tycoon Robert Bigelow. This folded craft is inflated once safely in orbit and apparently it is this principle that might be used in the future […]

Night skiing at Coronet Peak near Queenstown, New Zealand

Night skiing at Coronet Peak near Queenstown, New Zealand

Coronet Peak ski area, near Queenstown, kicked off night skiing  last weekend.   It  is operational from 4-9pm on Friday and Saturday nights and will continue late into the season, and  is the only ski area in New Zealand to offer this unique activity. Night skiing has been on offer at Coronet Peak for over […]

The world's biggest floating spa

The world’s biggest floating spa

Stretching more than 2100 square metres, the biggest spa sanctuary at sea is now afloat following the debut on  Sunday of Costa Cruises‘ giant Costa Concordia. The enormous Samsara Spa wellness centre is located on what is the  largest cruise ship based in Europe. The ship was christened at the weekend by Eva Herzigova; and […]

Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm special offer

Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm special offer

Take a break from everyday life and enjoy two relaxing days at the Baltic Sea at the Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, Germany! For 360 euros you can enjoy two nights in a luxurious double room with a park view. A sumptuous buffet breakfast in the historic Kurhaus Restaurant and dinner on both nights is included. […]

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Yet another celebrity is trying to make in-roads into the hotel industry and this time it appears to be the turn of Richard Gere. He has purchased a 14-acre property in Bedford, New York, with a business partner for a cool $2.7 million,  but is facing problems with trying to get approval to reonvate the […]

Baby strollers provided by Emirates at Dubai International Airport

Baby strollers provided by Emirates at Dubai International Airport

As a parent of two young boys, I suddenly find myself paying more attention with family-related travel matters, and so Emirates‘ recent annoucement caught my eye. The airline has launched a new complimentary service for passengers travelling with infants.   High quality Pierre Cardin baby strollers will now be available to parents on arrival, located […]

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

Connecticut’s own Premier Limousine, Inc. – winner of five ‘Best Limousine Company’ awards from the Hartford Advocate – has recently completed a full website upgrade harnessing the Internet’s global reach technology to provide each client with unmatched service. The website is equipped with Live Chat, and an online reservation tool. Premier Limousine’s network reaches 450 […]

Celebrities descend on Paris

Celebrities descend on Paris

Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake have been spotted in the French capital, at the exclusive Faubourg Sofitel Demeure hotel. The three were seen leaving the hotel and enjoying an excursion on the River Seine on a bateau-mouche, the name given to cruise boats on the river.

Winter has arrived at Millbrook, Queenstown NZ

Winter has arrived at Millbrook, Queenstown NZ

The snow has arrived and the ski season has kicked off well and truly in Queenstown, New Zealand! Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona are fully operational with all lifts running and skiers and boarders raving about the excellent conditions. And Queenstown’s Millbrook has some fantastic winter deals and special offers and in-house guests can […]

Google's Boeing 767-200 embroiled in legal dispute

Google’s Boeing 767-200 embroiled in legal dispute

Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page bought an unusually large private jet last  year: a  Boeing 767-200. A plane like this normally carries 180 passengers but is being kitted out with hammocks and the like, and will only carry 50 people. However, the project has become riddled with legal problems with the interior aviation […]

Lamborghini 2007 Murcielago LP640

Lamborghini 2007 Murcielago LP640

Lamborghini has unveiled the latest images of its 2007 Murcielago LP640 supercar. The new Murcielago is powered by a 6.5-litre V12 engine, mounted longitudinally behind the driver. The car will be capable of 0 – 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and is expected to be sold a premium model above the standard Murcielago.

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun  as a family  at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.   This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness.  Often, parents spend vacation time participating […]