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Valentine's with Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Australia

Valentine’s with Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Australia

At Stamford Hotels & Resorts they’re taking Valentine’s Day  a step further to provide a complete romantic experience with our Romance and Seduction Package. French Champagne on arrival, canapés, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a hand-drawn rose petal bath, and breakfast in bed for two is just the start with this special overnight package. Prices start from $299.

Carbon fibre iPod cases

Carbon fibre iPod cases

Looking for something a little more durable than a leather case for your iPod?   Then these carbon fibre iPod cases from C6 Manufacturing could be just the thing. This North Carolina company designs quality products with style and elegance. The cases come with a stainless steel belt clip and a clear film screen protector.

$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?!

Contact forms added

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 […]

Are you Ready Freddy?

Are you Ready Freddy?

Would you be  ready on your travels in the event of a disaster? If the answer’s “no”, you might want to read on. Disasters, natural or otherwise, can strike any time, any place.  And you owe it to yourself and your family to be ready. The smart Ready Freddy emergency  pack is made up of […]

Bathing in Berlin

Bathing in Berlin

Currently, you can find a series of pools – named Badeschiff (or ‘bathing ship’) –  in cargo containers anchored out in the Spree River, East Berlin. The pools are or varying temperature and the idea, apparently, is that you go in a warm pool before submerging yourself in another that’s freezing cold, and you go […]

Olympus Stylus 810 Digital Camera

Olympus Stylus 810 Digital Camera

The Olympus Stylus 810 is a mega-slim, 8 mega-pixel digital camera due to hit the shelves next month. Being so slim, this is about as light as decent digital cameras get. The camera is packed with features: it comes with BrightCapture Technology, and  has the ability to compensate for camera shake, making it great for […]

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 in Jamaica

Valentines in Jamaica

One of the great hotel legends of the world is Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego, Jamaica. Round Hill, a former sugar, pineapple, allspice and coconut plantation, is steeped in history and tradition. It’s quiet and elegant with its lush gardens and cozy villas. With Valentine’s Day packages that include chocolate truffles, you can’t […]

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 […]

Canon PowerShot A410

Canon PowerShot A410

As with previous versions, the new Canon PowerShot A410 lives up to all its expectations. This is a great little camera for the novice photographer who wants something that’s good quality but not at the prices of some of the more advanced models. It’s a 3.2 Megapixel camera with a 3.2x optical zoom lens so […]

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett’s Virgin Atlantic Globalflyer took off yesterday morning despite initial reports that the flight was going to be delayed due to a fuel leak. The takeoff was not without its problems, however, as two birds collided with the plane but  the extent of the damage from this collision is not thought to be serious. […]

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 […]

Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok to make world's biggest cupid

Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok to make world’s biggest cupid

To encourage people to give their best wishes to each other during Valentine’s promotion, Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok is organizing the world’s biggest cupid made from sugar icing and open for guests and visitors to view from 10th to  28th February 2006. Eric Anton Roos, the Swiss pastry chef at the hotel, has led his […]

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