Category: Travel Miscellany

New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

I mentioned the New Orleans Jazz Fest a few days ago, but the details then were  a little unknown. More information is now emerging and it’s been revealed that Bob Dylan and Blues legend Fats Domino  will be among the line-up. Rock veteran Elvis Costello, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon,  Keith Urban, Yolanda Adams, the Dave
Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

New-York based hotelier Vikram Chatwal is to tie the knot with Indian model Priya Sachdeva today. The celebrations are taking place at ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi and will  last several days. The wedding is being attended by former US President Bill Clinton, Harrison Ford, Naomi Campbell, P. Diddy and Deepak Chopra.  Chatwal
Bellagio birthday bash

Bellagio birthday bash

Robbie Williams allegedly splashed out £50,000 on a lavish birthday bash  at Las Vegas’s Bellagio  last week.  The British pop star  flew friends to the gambling capital of the world for a lavish celebration. He’ll be looking forward to the summer, too… the football (read soccer, if you’re from the US) mad Williams has organised
Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner

Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner

Yesterday, I mentioned Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas website, and today I’ve stumbled upon another great site of their’s. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner, put together by IQ Interactive, presents you with a wallet-like interface from which you can “pull out” individual items (eg. a postcard from Alaska) or “unzip” a compartment to access
TravelPost Writer Appreciation Month

TravelPost Writer Appreciation Month

Sam Shank, CEO of TravelPost.com, emailed me this evening to tell me about their writer appreciation month. A key part of his site is the hotel review section, much akin to Tripadvisor’s, and this month, if you write a hotel review, you get a share of $4000, with a greater share going to the better
Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Venice claims to have the oldest carnival in the world, with laws establishing the holiday dating to the 13th Century. And this year, the Venice Carnival will run from 17th to 26th February 2006. Events will include masked balls, concerts, gondola parades, formal dinners and children’s celebrations. For ideas on where to stay, check out
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas website

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas website

Royal Caribbean have come up with a truly great website for their 3,600-passenger Freedom of the Seas vessel. It gives you a fascinating insight, with sections devoted to The Centrum, The Rockwall, Presidential Family Suite, The Flowrider, H2O Zone, and much, much more. The ship will be the world’s largest cruise vessel when it makes
Hilton Hotels ad campaign

Hilton Hotels ad campaign

Declaring that “Travel Should Take You Places”, Hilton Hotels’ new advertising campaign is catching the eye of a number of design industry critics. After launching in the United States, Canada and Mexico on 15th January 2006, the campaign and accompanying online component, hiltonjourneys.com, are being recognized for both their creativity and design. For me, the

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God is one of this decade’s major exhibitions. This unique collection of Czech and international art is open to the public for the first time in modern history. The exhibition  has already been held in New York but will be coming to Prague on 16th February  until 21st
Related posts plug-in

Related posts plug-in

I’ve added a related posts plug-in to A Luxury Travel Blog.   This way you’ll be easily able to located any related stories.   Relationships are a little loose and tenuous in some instances at this early stage, but this will improve with time as more and more posts are added.
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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