Category: Travel Miscellany

Got $200,000 to spare for Valentine's weekend?

Got $200,000 to spare for Valentine’s weekend?

You’re going to have to be quick if you want to take advantage of this extravagant Valentine’s package as it starts on Friday. For $200,000 (yes, you read that right!), you’ll get a weekend experience is brought to you by the wine gift specialists, Vinamor. A limousine pick-up, Cessna to the Napa Valley and a […]

Another celebrity pilot?

Another celebrity pilot?

The trend for celebrity pilots goes far beyond John Travolta. The latest in an ever-growing line-up of celebrity pilots is Justin Hawkins, lead singer  from the band The Darkness.   He is said to be learning to fly a helicopter.   The singer is known for his theatrical performances and it’s thought he might attempt […]

Spam Karma 2

Spam Karma 2

Although this blog is still only new, I’m already getting a lot of comment spam (around 30+ per day).   Comments are moderated but that doesn’t mean to say it’s still not a pain to deal with. I’ve  now added the WordPress Spam Karma 2.1 plug-in and am hoping that it’ll enable me to spend […]

A Luxury Travel Blog teams up with Travel Rants

A Luxury Travel Blog teams up with Travel Rants

I’ve exchanged links with the Travel Rants blog run by Darren Cronian.   I’ve known Darren  for a number of years now – he used to be a fellow moderator on the Aardvark Travel Forums until he sadly became too busy to frequent the place.   Darren also runs the excellent Worldwide Holiday Homes website, […]

Valentines at Pavilion de la Reine, Paris

Valentines at Pavilion de la Reine, Paris

The Pavilion de la Reine on the romantic Place des Voges in Paris has suites on special offer for the Valentines period (from 9th to 20th February 2006). Prices start from 385 euros per night and include a bottle of Champagne, fine chocolates and roses, as well as a surprise gift from Tiffany & Co. […]

A truly special offer from Dusit Laguna, Phuket

A truly special offer from Dusit Laguna, Phuket

Special offers aren’t always as special as they might seem, but the Dusit Laguna‘s current promotion is most certainly an exception. With rates starting from $90 for a Deluxe Lagoon View room, there’s been no better time to enjoy a luxury vacation. With an unrivalled location overlooking a sandy white beach and flanked by two […]

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Running from 9th February and until 13th March 2006, the 34th  Hong Kong Arts Festival celebrates the city’s cultural dynamism with theatre, opera, classical music and dance. Billed as the premier arts event in Hong Kong, it features overseas and local artists of renown in an eclectic array of music, theatre, dance, popular entertainment, film […]

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Schools across the UK will be breaking up for February half term very soon. And if you’re looking for something a little different to occupy them, get yourself along to Warwick Castle between 11th and 26th February 2006. During the two weeks there will be a series of displays and activities, highlighting the ‘terrible tortures […]

The Informed Traveler

The Informed Traveler

A Luxury Travel Blog has  teamed up with Five Star Alliance who specialise in providing information on the world’s best luxury hotels. The company has close partnerships with a number of hotels including the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, New York’s Carlyle Hotel, Cambridge Beaches in Bermuda, the Burj al Arab in Dubai, One Aldwych […]

Russian evening at W Los Angeles - Westwood

Russian evening at W Los Angeles – Westwood

Indulge yourself with an evening of vodka, caviar, and all things Russian. Spend an evening inside W Los Angeles‘ most exclusive suite and be a part of this ode to Russian opulence. Sip on Imperia, Russia’s purest ultra-premium vodka, tempt your palate with divine caviar, surround yourself with Russia’s iconic fashion, and top off the […]

The Vineyard At Stockcross extends January Sale

The Vineyard At Stockcross extends January Sale

Looking for a UK hotel outside of London where you can enjoy exceptional food?   Then look no further than The Vineyard At Stockcross.   It’s situated in Newbury, Berkshire, just 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport and has a Michelin-starred restaurant serving delicacies such as roast Anjou squab with treacle, and turbot with oxtail. What’s […]

Central Otago Wine and Food Festival 2006

It’s back again and even better. Today Queenstown Gardens will see Queenstown’s best chefs and wine makers come out to showcase their signature dishes and complimenting wines for the serious food and wine palettes as part of the Central Otago Wine and Food Festival 2006. To top the day off, local entertainment is played for […]

The Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy

The Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy

The biggest event in the winter sports calendar – the Winter Olympics – kick off in just one week’s time (10th-26th February 2006).  You’re a bit late if you’re thinking of entering, but possibly not to late if you simply wish to marvel at  the skiing, sledding, skating and more against the spectacular backdrop of […]

Colombia's Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Colombia’s Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Celebrating its  25th anniversary with a $2 million makeover, the Hilton Cartagena in Colombia is offering special discounts  to guests. The silver anniversary offer includes a 25% (25, get it?)  discount on room rates,  as well as 25%  discount on hotel dining, not to mention a commemorative souvenir. It  is valid until 31st May 2006. […]

Valentine's Day in style with Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Valentine’s Day in style with Four Seasons Hotel Austin

If you’ve got $5,700 to spare  and are looking to  get it  right this Valentine’s Day, book the ‘Four Seasons, Five Senses’ package  at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin in Texas. The package includes a one-night stay in the presidential suite, FOUR dozen roses, a round-trip limousine service from the airport, a bottle of Louis […]

Valentine's dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Valentine’s dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a fabulous dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort‘s Ocean Room. You will be treated to a gourmet 3 course meal (including selected beer, wine and Champagne) as the world-renowned performing artist  Rhonda Burchmore delivers a dazzling Valentine’s Day program especially for you. All for $165 per […]