Category: Travel Miscellany

A great little app for the world traveller

A great little app for the world traveller

We stumbled upon this app recently and think you will like it. Travel Voice Translator Linguatec was released on the App Store only a week ago and costs just $0.99. It is optimized for iPhone 5, but will also run on earlier versions of the iPhone, as well as on the iPod Touch and iPad.
Abseiling down the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Abseiling down the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

If you have a sense of adventure and have ever wondered about visiting Guyana, perhaps this video will inspire you. Here biologist Steve Backshall – perhaps best known as the presenter of BBC TV’s ‘Deadly 60’ – prepares to abseil down one of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet, the 741 foot Kaieteur Falls
Dreaming of Maldives

Dreaming of Maldives

The following video teaser is an independent production shot by by Sakis Papadopoulos – it shows Gili Lankanfushi, formerly known as Soneva Gili. With 45 overwater villas, this resort lies on North Male Atoll in the Maldives, and combines barefoot luxury with sophistication. Book before April 2013 and receive all kinds of additional benefits – see their
Taking in Turin: a look at the city's contemporary art

Taking in Turin: a look at the city's contemporary art

When most people think of Turin, first thoughts immediately go to one of three things – The Shroud of Turin, Juventus Football Club, or the conveniently close location of the airport to the ski slopes. But that is by no means all this hidden gem of Italy has to offer. Usually overlooked by tourists for
Where David Beckham is staying in Paris

Where David Beckham is staying in Paris

World famous footballer David Beckham recently signed for Paris St. Germain on a short contract and generously agreed to donate his earnings of more than 3 million euros to a Parisien children’s charity.  So where does someone with that kind of wealth stay during his relatively short 5-month spell at the club?  The answer is the
Grape expectations on Mallorca

Grape expectations on Mallorca

Wine enthusiasts might be surprised to learn that the Spanish island of Mallorca is home to some 60 wineries, or bodegas, which produce a total of around 300 different wines. For visitors to the island’s Fira del Vi – the wine fair held each spring in the north of Mallorca  – there’s a chance to meet
Lucerne Festival 75th anniversary

Lucerne Festival 75th anniversary

The Lucerne Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary in spectacular style this year. One of the absolute highlights takes place on 20th March 2013 where the young conductor Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra will be performing the new oratorio ‘A gospel according to the other Mary’, only a few days after its European
4 top tips for today's personal concierge

4 top tips for today's personal concierge

As today’s luxury travellers grow ever more discerning and tastes and trends evolve, so must their holiday services evolve to keep them satisfied and to keep them coming back. Based on luxury travel trends identified by a study from the The Future Laboratories for the International Luxury Travel Market (Dec 2012), here are some tips
8 of the best places to dine in and around Miami

8 of the best places to dine in and around Miami

Miami Culinary Tours, a small local company forged with a team of knowledgeable and passionate foodies guiding popular Miami food tours, announced today their release of restaurant recommendations for their guests just right in time for high season. Each participant at the South Beach Food Tour and at the Little Havana Food Tour is given
Mother & daughter package from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan

Mother & daughter package from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan

The Hotel Principe di Savoia, the Dorchester Collection’s Milanese property, is celebrating International Woman’s Day and Mothers’ Day in March by launching a special ‘Mother & Daughter Package’ in honour of the female members of the family. The package offers female guests a visit to the world famous opera house, La Scala, a shuttle service
5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

“I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so” declared naval hero Horatio Nelson, and quite rightly so. The historic, flat-as-a-pancake land boasts beautifully big skies, miles and miles of untouched golden coastline, charming, quaint seaside villages, rich culture, delicious cuisine, humble abodes and chic hotels. Below is a summary of Norfolk’s ‘best bits’
The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, an hour from Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand, is a great place to base yourself to discover the excellent wines of Central Otago. Slated by British wine writer, Jancis Robinson, as one of the top five New World wine producing areas in the world, this region should be a definite
4 fabulous reasons to visit Philadelphia this Spring

4 fabulous reasons to visit Philadelphia this Spring

Philadelphia – the city of Brotherly Love – has plenty of highlights, events and attractions in 2013 and below is a summary of some of the top reasons to visit Philly this Spring, including the world’s largest indoor flower show, stunning arts festivals, 2013 film location highlights and plenty of family fun. 1. Films: Philadelphia
Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Here’s an offer not to miss if you travel as a family. If guests travel with children, then as long as they are staying in the same villa as their parents at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa – they stay, play and eat for free. The Maldives is a stunning tropical destination, a country made up
Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

“Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is not a drama, nor it is a musical. Devdan is defined by its creators as a modern & contemporary acrobatic and dance performance that is inspired by the culture of Indonesia. The 90-minute show is designed to be a showcase of several cultures from the archipelago and crafted
New beachfront luxury in Bali

New beachfront luxury in Bali

A new Bali beachfront luxury resort resides in the Southern part of Nusa Dua area, only 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Samabe Bali Resort & Villas resonates beauty and sophistication in a harmonious combination of contemporary and Balinese styles. Edgy, sophisticated details that accentuate objects such as wall decorations, chandeliers, or tabletops reflect