Category: Books

The world’s top 25 trains?

According to The Society of International Railway Travelers, the best 25 trains in the world are as follows: North America 1) Canadian (Canada) 2) GrandLuxe Express (US) 3) Canadian Rockies Steam Express (Canada) 4) Rocky Mountaineer (Canada) 5) Royal Canadian Pacific (Canada) 6) Sierra Madre Express (Mexico) South America 7) Andean Explorer (Peru) 8) Hiram […]

Pathways to Plate

Honoured in the Best for Food category of the annual 2007 Gold List prepared by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, a property managed by Delaware North Companies,  is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It  is known for serving a blend of classical French and American cuisine. Recipes created […]

Lonely Planet Bluelist 2007

Lonely Planet Bluelist 2007

Bluelist 2007 is the latest instalment of the best, weirdest and wildest in the world, from Lonely Planet. It’s a great publication for those seeking a little inspiration for their future travel plans, detailing over 400 travel experiences. If you buy it now for $19.99, Lonely Planet will include a copy of the 2006 edition […]

Spa guidebook from Six Senses

Spa guidebook from Six Senses

‘Balancing Senses’ is a new book from Six Senses that educates readers to make the most of the body they’re born with. From detoxing to yoga, from body treatments to organic food, the book is packed with easy to follow recipes and guidelines for nourishing the body, both inside and out. Written by a qualified […]

Dooney & Bourke limited edition portable reader

Dooney & Bourke limited edition portable reader

This limited  edition Sony portable reader with custom leather case allows people to read digitally whilst on the move.   It is very lightweight and compact, so great for travelling, and comes with  software that allows you to browse thousands of electronic book titles from the Connect™ eBookstore. Purchase one for $499 before 12th February […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at  Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco Subscribe to Luxury Travel Magazine online Have a Royal experience at Blue Palace, Crete Let Karen Brown’s Guides help plan your UK trip

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith are giving the inside scoop on “coastal cool and countryside chic” with their newest guidebook. The European Coast and Country guidebook contains 300 pages and over 350 stunning images, featuring 22 detailed destination guides, from the Aeolian Islands to Vaucluse, as well as information on 33 favourite hotels in France, Greece, […]

Asia's Best Hotels and Resorts 2007

Asia’s Best Hotels and Resorts 2007

HotelClub has started  its hunt for Asia’s Best Hotels & Resorts 2007. There are 1 million Air Miles, $14,000 worth of luxury hotel stays, $5,000 worth of cars, tours  and attractions, plus 100s of weekly prizes to be won. Vote now for a chance to win and  make your dream holiday in Asia come true! […]

Europa recognised by Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2007

Europa recognised by Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2007

For the seventh consecutive year, Europa, the luxury Hapag-Lloyd Cruises flagship, attained the highest scores in the most categories to top the list in Berlitz Publishing‘s annual cruising guide: Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2007, due in bookstores this month. The book carries a retail price of $24.95.

The Six Senses Cookbook

The Six Senses Cookbook

Get your hands on a copy of The Six Senses Cookbook. This beautifully illustrated book has been photographed entirely on location at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili in the Maldives, Evason Resorts and Evason Hideaways in Thailand, and at Evason Ana Mandara Resort in Vietnam by the award-winning photographer Jorg Sundermann. The volume includes some […]

Special feature: The Big Black Book

Special feature: The Big Black Book

The good people at Esquire have sent me a copy of their  latest product, The Big Black Book.   Billed as ‘the style manual for successful men’ (ahhhhh… so that’s why they sent me a copy – joke!), this book-come-magazine is full of all manner of snippets of useful information.   Complete with a short […]

A Hedonist’s guide to…

A Hedonist’s guide to… (or Hg2, for short) is a series of sleek, sophisticated black books that give the low-down on the best places to sleep, eat, drink, shop  and more in cities throughout the world. A range of cities are covered, from Berlin to Beirut, with the London edition launching today. Filmer Ltd. – […]

Da Vinci Code tourism?

Da Vinci Code tourism?

It’s the official premiere of the The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou this evening, and many corners of the globe are bracing themselves for Da Vinci Code tourists.   Tours of Paris and the Louvre are the obvious first port of call, with the likes of London, Scotland and Rome also […]

Mandarin Oriental, New York's spa praised by Mobil

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s spa praised by Mobil

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, has achieved 5-star status is the Mobil Travel Guide‘s third annual hotel spa ratings. This is only the second spa to be given this accolade, the previous recipient being the Spa Montage at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California. The star ratings are awarded […]

Luxury Hotels Europe

Luxury Hotels Europe

This is the first volume of a series of four on hotels that offer the best in style, service and design – on the most luxurious hotels in the world. Whether traditional or modern, luxury need not be defined in terms of richly decorated formality. The European hotels featured in these pages, both the well-established […]

Nota Bene travel guides

Nota Bene travel guides

The impartial Nota Bene travel guides are for discriminating travellers, reviewing some of the world’s most exciting cities and resorts. A 12-month subscription costs £275 ( £495 for 24 months) and subscribers have exclusive access to an online members’ club. Complete a form on their site and you can get a free sample copy of […]