Category: Travel Miscellany

A Luxury Travel Blog RSS feeds

If you wish to be alerted to updates in specific categories of A Luxury Travel Blog, you can do so via the RSS feeds. If you’re not familiar with RSS, you’ll first need to either download an RSS reader or use a Web-based reader such as this one from Google. Once you’re ready, you just […]

Dubai World Cup and where to stay

Dubai World Cup and where to stay

A week today will see the eleventh running of the world’s richest race, the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup. Held at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, this is one of the most significant in global Thoroughbred horseracing with a further five Thoroughbred Group races and a Group One for Purebred Arabians. They’re probably already booked up, but […]

FleurBurger 5000 - the world's most expensive burger

FleurBurger 5000 – the world’s most expensive burger

Looking for the ultimate burger experience? Then go to Fleur de Lys at Las Vegas’  Mandalay Bay. The FleurBurger 5000 is the creation of renowned chef Hubert Keller; it’s a Kobe burger topped with foie gras and black truffles, served on a brioche truffle bun and garnished with a special sauce (containing yet more truffles). […]

Special rates at Hotel Jerome, Aspen

Special rates at Hotel Jerome, Aspen

Book a stay at Aspen’s Hotel Jerome and you could enjoy a Spring break at a fraction of the normal price!   Current rates for deluxe king accommodation in the hotel starts at $95 (Sunday to Wednesday) or $125 (Thursday to Saturday).   Since both are normally priced at $265, this is a substantial discount.

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

It’s St. Patricks Day tomorrow!   If you want to enjoy the festivities, then what better place to stay than The Merrion Hotel in Dublin? The hotel  offers an  elegant setting for an enjoyable and relaxing stay in the city. As Dublin’s arguably most luxurious five-star hotel, it  boasts its own period-style tranquil gardens, perfect […]

New dates for the International Luxury Travel Market

New dates for the International Luxury Travel Market

The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) has announced new dates for its 2006 show. The pre-exhibition conference will take place on 4th December 2006, at the Palais des Congrès, Cannes, with the   exhibition running from 5th to 7th December 2006 in the same venue.

Partnering with Orient Express and Kuoni

I’ve added two new affiliate links today, to the Orient Express and Kuoni.   You’ll find them both in the right hand margin of the blog, regardless of which page you are on. The Orient Express should need no introduction. Kuoni may be less familiar but is, in fact, one of the largest travel companies […]

Special feature: Orient-Express Gift Certificates

Special feature: Orient-Express Gift Certificates

Orient-Express  offer a wide choice of options  to help you select the perfect gift,  whether it be  a journey aboard the Orient-Express, the ultimate dining experience  or a spa treatment at one of their luxurious hotels.      Gift certificates can also be purchased which is available for any journey aboard their trains and cruises, […]

New York City at 15% off - The Muse Hotel

New York City at 15% off – The Muse Hotel

Located in the heart of Times Square and just steps from the theatre district, The Muse Hotel is the place to stay inspired. Their exclusive offer includes complimentary evening wine reception, internet access and 15% off breakfast or lunch at District Restaurant. To take advantage of this offer, you need to book before the end […]

Affiliate partnership with Tablet Hotels

A Luxury Travel Blog has joined forces with Tablet Hotels, a one-stop-shop for the jaded and harried traveller. If you’re looking for something a little different to your typical brand-name hotels, then they’re worth a look. They focus upon “hotels which ooze personality and obsess on the details”.   To visit at any time, just […]

7 Chefs in 7 Days

7 Chefs in 7 Days

If you’re a foodie, you won’t want to miss the 7 Chefs in 7 Days event to be held at The  Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, MT from 19th to 26th March 2006. Guests will be treated to a variety of innovative gourmet meals, hands on cooking instruction, stimulating lectures and exhilarating winter adventures. […]

Your very own portable bar!

Your very own portable bar!

Like to have  a drink or two when you travel?   Then check out  this amazing portable bar from designer Rene Chavanne. It can be assembled in just 3 minutes, without the need for any tools. This sturdy unit is brought to us by Justincase Portable Bar Systems  and looks to be the perfect companion […]

DJ Chef at W New York

DJ Chef at W New York

For those of you who love music and love food, DJ Chef Marc Weiss is here to help you mix both. Combining the fine art of cooking with a talent for the turntables, this new culinary spin-meister will give you tips at the W New York on how to whip up a delicious meal while […]

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

If you’re a US cancer patient, did you know that you can fly to recognised treatment ceters around the country, absolutely free, in the empty seats of corporate jets? New York State-based Corporate Angel Network is a national public charity which works directly with patients and families to co-ordinate their travel needs with the flight […]

Back to blogging!

Back to blogging!

Yesterday I found myself building a snowman rather than building this blog.   The roads are navigable now, however, and so I’m back to my usual PCs and able to post normally again. We have more snow forecast – and I shall be heading for Scotland shortly (more on that later) – but have posts […]

Marooned from my PC!

Regular readers might have noticed that updates to A Luxury Travel Blog, which normallly happen multiple times per day,  haven’t beeen too frequent over the last 36 hours or so.   The reason is because I’m currently away from home and ‘marooned’ by fairly heavy snowfall for the time of year.   I could travel […]