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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 […]

Fulton SuperSlim umbrellas

Fulton SuperSlim umbrellas

Fulton Umbrellas have up come up with the ‘SuperSlim’ umbrella – a ladies folding umbrella and the slimmest and lightest they’ve ever made, so great for travelling! This exceptionally slim, lightweight model weighs only 125g and is just 3cm wide yet opens to a standard umbrella size.   It is available in both plain and […]

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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.

What's next for Steve Fossett?

What’s next for Steve Fossett?

Having broken the record for the world’s longest non-stop flight in aviation history last week, what’s next for Steve Fossett? He already has a host of achievements, not only in flying aircraft, but also in hot air ballooning and sailing, so I guess it won’t stop here.   When asked what he wanted to do […]

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

The new Spa du Sureau in Oakhurst  opened  a  few months ago  at Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst. The spa is equipped with a Hydrostorm shower system (only the third of its kind in the US), as well as all the kinds of facilities you might expect.  Elderberries are very much in favour here – […]

Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Construction should  later this year  on The Blue Rose Resort, Orlando’s tallest luxury hotel. This 39-story development will feature 1,300  rooms and condos, five restaurants, 75,000 square feet of meeting space and a 1,000-seater performing-arts theatre featuring  Broadway shows. It will be at the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Carrier Drive, and is expected to […]

Best Hotels 2006, according to Luxury Link

Best Hotels 2006, according to Luxury Link

Luxury Link, a luxury travel auction site, has recently published its 50 best hotels for 2006.   Making up a US-dominated list (approximately 1 in 3 are in the United States)  are: Amandari, Bali, Indonesia Amankila, Bali, Indonesia Ana Mandara Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam Arizona Inn, Tuscon, Arizona Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada Biras Creek, Virgin […]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic yesterday launched the world’s smallest 10x optical zoom digital  compact camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 has a high-speed autofocus response time, and has a retractable lens system with folded optics technology, realized by the inclusion of a prism.  The zoom ratio can be extended up to 12.5x in 3 megapixel resolution mode with minimal […]

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 […]

Sony Cybershot DSC-M2

Sony Cybershot DSC-M2

This is  Sony’s second-generation M-series hybrid camera, serving as a cross between  a camcorder and digicam.   Its 5.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints.   It has a 2.5-inch LCD display, 3x optical zoom and is capable of compressing around 45 minutes of video onto a 1 GB memory stick. […]

Badrutt's Palace Hotel, Switzerland

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Switzerland

If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway for romance, take a train ride from Zurich through the Swiss Alps to the stunning village of St. Moritz, then let the gracious staff of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel pick you up in its Rolls Royce and whisk you to this historic five-star hotel that is a retreat for […]

Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel began welcoming its first guests this month.   Located in up and coming East Palo Alto, it is located approximately 5 minutes from Stanford University and close to a number of Silicon Valley  technology companies such as Sun Microsystems, making it a likely choice for many business travellers. This […]

Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

This might seem a pipe-dream at the moment, but imagine an aircraft that’s two football fields long. A kind of flying Queen Mary 2, if you like, where you can leisurely roam around as you fly to some far-flung destination. This perhaps far-fetched notion is the brainchild of Igor Pasternak, whose privately-funded California firm, Worldwide […]

Nikon D200 camera

Nikon D200 camera

The Nikon D200 is Nikon’s latest DSLR. It has a compact design, robust build quality  and 10.2MP CCD sensor. It also has a beautiful 2.5-inch LCD with approximately 230,000-pixel resolution and superwide viewing angle; it  can support CF type I and II cards, and Microdrives. Photographers interested in this camera should also take a look […]

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own château in the middle of France, then there’s a stunning property in Limousin up for sale through Vladi Private Islands.   For $10,000 this splended building comes complete with three lakes, a moat, drawbridge and orangerie.   As you  might  expect, there’s also a number of out-buildings […]