Category: Travel Miscellany

We are sinking!

We are sinking!

Berlitz demonstrates the importance of learning languages with this fun clip courtesy of a trainee German coastguard. It’s just over 3MB so please be patient with the download… but it’s worth the wait! Berlitz is a leader in effective language instruction, whether for business or personal enrichment, not to mention being responsible for the world’s
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2006

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2006

Despite Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans last year, the 2006 New Orleans Jazz Fest will go ahead. The dates will be 28th-30th April and 5th-7th May 2006, and tickets are already on sale. The exact schedule will be revealed later this month.   Whatever the detail of that, this promises to be a great
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Currently Hollywood’s most famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, recently booked into a suite at Q! Hotel in Berlin. Designed by Graft (known for its work on Brad Pitt’s Hollywood Hills studio), the hotel has a unique design and many unusual features, ranging from bathtubs fused to beds and bent-veneer walls running into benches

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$90,000 for a bottle of white wine?

The world record for the most expensive bottle of white wine has been broken. A bottle of 1787 Chateau d’Yquem was purchased from The Antique Wine Company by an American client for the $90,000, breaking the previous 1985 record of $56,000. Can any bottle of wine be worth THAT much?!
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Contact forms added

I’ve added a number of contact forms to A Luxury Travel Blog today so you can get in touch. You’ll find them on the About, Link Exchange and Need Help? and Want to be featured? pages. Feel free to drop me a line.   For the curious techies among you, I’m using the WordPress PXS
Valentine's Day package at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville

Valentine's Day package at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville

The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville is offering a Valentine’s Day package that includes Champagne and truffles, with rates start at $349.00. This classic grand hotel was originally built in 1910 but has undergone significant changes since that time. Famous guests of the hotel include 6 US Presidents (JFK, Nixon and  Roosevelt included), Bette Midler, Al
Valentines at the K West Hotel & Spa in London

Valentines at the K West Hotel & Spa in London

From 10th to 19th February 2006, couples can celebrate the most romantic night of the year at London’s K West Hotel & Spa. You can enjoy an overnight stay in a stunning Deluxe Room with a king-size bed for only £119 per person.   Or why not spoil yourself and upgrade to an Executive Room
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