Category: Travel Equipment

The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury Travel

The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel

If you’re one of those that likes to save a few dollars but still enjoy luxury, then maybe The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel: The Art of Cultivating Preferred Customer Status is for you.   Written by Joel Widzer who developed an enduring love for luxury travel after a stay in an elegant suite […]

Looking for a good quality iPod case?

Looking for a good quality iPod case?

Made with leather and hand-stitched, Orbino make beautifully designed  iPod cases. Attention to detail is paramount in these luxury items. They also do a unique collection of innovative and finely crafted Italian leather accessories such as Palm cases, laptop cases and handbags. Free UPS Ground shipping on all US orders.

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

For such a small device, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is loaded with some great features. The system software is packaged with items such as a WWW browser, an e-mail manager and a news reader. It is truly portable and can be used with broadband access over Wi-Fi.  It also comes with a  built-in media […]

Best travel books

Best travel books

The New Zealand Herald‘s travel editor, Jim Eagles, has provided his summary of the best books of last year.   The top 10 to make the list are: The Travel Book: A Journey through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet) Traveller’s Atlas (Dorling Kindersley) The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand By Geographx (Craig Potton […]

Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Asian Golf Monthly readers have voted Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort ‘Asia’s Best’ again in the 2005 awards which where announced this month. The resort is luxurious, and the Greg Norman designed golf course is stunning and challenging with a spectacular setting backed by volcanoes, peppered with rice terraces, coconut groves, lush tropical […]

Hawaii's best secret beaches

Hawaii’s best secret beaches

Courtesy of the latest issue of Travel + Leisure, here’s a list of Hawaii’s best secret beaches: Pololu Beach, Big Island Polihale Beach, Kauai Polihua Beach, Lanai Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui Bellows Field Beach, Oahu

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

2005 was another award-winning year for Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli near the small lakeside town of Gargnano in Lombardy (halfway between Milan and Venice). It was ranked among the world’s ‘Top 20 International Resort Hideaways’ in the Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report;   voted ‘Best Rooms’ among Condé Nast Traveller UK’s ‘Best Hotels in the […]

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has won the “Best Airline To Asia” award in the 2006 Travel Weekly Globe Awards polls conducted by Travel Weekly, a United Kingdom (UK) based magazine. Currently operating 111 aircraft, Malaysia Airlines’ fleet is one of the world’s youngest, flying more than 48,000 passengers to over 110 destinations across six continents everyday. Malaysia […]

Nokia Vertu

Nokia Vertu

Nokia Vertu cellphones are widely recognised as being at the top of the line when it comes to expensive gadgetry.   These phones are created to be super durable and have a speaker that provides over 100 decibels of clear sound. Prices start at $7000 but you can very easily spend a lot more. If […]

The Henk suitcase

The Henk suitcase

Taking every obstacle with ease, the Henk follows you around rapidly, no matter where you are. It meats the IATA standards for hand luggage, and always offers quick access to the integrated leather briefcase. It moves along in silence. The superior, open, retractable wheels, along with the long, telescopic handle, were developed to be shock-absorbing. […]

Canada leading the way in high-tech hospitality?

Canada leading the way in high-tech hospitality?

High-tech hotels are getting more and more sophisticated in Canada, in order to  secure the loyalty of  their visitors — especially the large percentage who travel on business.   Each room in the SoHo Metropolitan in Toronto, for instance, features state-of-the-art entertainment, heated marble floors, remote-control lighting, motorized drapes, laptop-compatible safes and wireless Internet access. […]

Aromatherapy-treated cashmere clothing

Aromatherapy-treated cashmere clothing

Imagine a cashmere sweater or robe that not only delivers the luxurious comfort that only cashmere offers, but also gives you an aromatherapy treatment and sense of well-being each time you wear it. That’s what Subtle Luxury, a fashion line of women’s sweaters and comfort wear, have come up with for their Fall 2006 season. […]

New Sony Vaio laptop

New Sony Vaio laptop

Sophisticated good looks, ruggedness on the road and superb specifications make Sony Vaio the laptop of choice for many luxury travellers. The new Sony Vaio VGN-TX2 is Sony’s latest offering and it won’t disappoint. Weighing in at just 1.24 kilos, it is much slimmer than its predecessors. They’ve even managed to cram in a superslim […]

Worried about getting your iPod wet?

Worried about getting your iPod wet?

The San Diego company H2O audio has further developed the “waterproof” cases that it launched in 2004, and improved upon the earlier offering.  At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, they showed one  fully immersed in water and yet still pumping out tunes. The product is designed to keep the iPod dry in up to 10 […]

Hassleblad digital camera with 39 megapixels!

Hassleblad digital camera with 39 megapixels!

Hassleblad have come up with a 39 megapixel digital camera.   Quite how that number of megapixels has its uses, I’m not sure, but at around $31,000 it’ll surely be beyond the budget of most buyers. The medium-format Hassleblad H2D-39 features a 2.2-inch OLED display, on which you can view your 78MB shots. You need […]

Sidekick II

Sidekick II

The Sidekick II was launched by T-Mobile recently. At 13×6.5cm size makes it perfectly pocketable; it offers instant messaging, email and web on the go, accessible by a mini qwerty keyboard that works well for even the fattest of fingers.  It’s the gadget of choice by the likes of Paris Hilton and Justin Timberlake.