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The Maldives post-tsunami

The Maldives post-tsunami

Tsunami-stricken coastlines are making a big comeback this year, particularly in the Maldives. In addition to the W Maldives, Como Hotels has re-opened its rooms designed as high-end fishing cottages on Cocoa Island; the Four Seasons has unveiled a new resort, Landaa Giraavaru, its second on the island; and the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, […]

Slim scanner from Plustek

Slim scanner from Plustek

Business travellers who occasionally have the need to scan material when on their travels might be interested in this one from Plustek.   It’s a super-slim, sheetfed  scanner that can be conveniently powered from the USB port. Known as the Plustek OpticSlim M12 Sheetfed Scanner, it retails at $179.

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Shangri-La Asia, parent company of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, has acquired the historic Palais of Prince Roland Bonaparte with plans to convert it to the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris in late 2008, marking the group’s European debut. The Bonaparte family mansion in Paris’ 16th arrondissement will be converted into the […]

Bulgari Resort, Bali

Bulgari Resort, Bali

The  much-hyped Bulgari Resort in Bali is finally opening its oceanfront  offering this Spring.   Adding to a new breed of couture hotels that already includes Ferragamo’s Hotel Lungarno in Florence and Palazzo Versace in Queensland, Australia, the Bali Bulgari Resort is set on a 500-metre high plateau overlooking the Indian Ocean. It has a […]

Stay in a Chicago landmark

Stay in a Chicago landmark

Step back to the roaring Twenties with a stay at the glorious InterContinental Chicago. One of the city’s Art Deco landmarks, it’s a  fabulous place from which to explore the majestic architecture, superb shopping and vibrant nightlife of this scintillating city.  The newly designed Zest Restaurant, together with innovative cuisine, takes fine dining to another […]

Spring 2006 fishing special with Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Spring 2006 fishing special with Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge

Stay at Boardwalk Lodge between 15th April and 31st May 2006 and get the season’s lowest rate. The season spans Alaska’s peak Steelhead season and for just $495 per day you can be a part of it. Float plane, fishing license, tax and gratuities not included. Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge is a sportsman’s paradise and has […]

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

The full title of this book – Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous: How to See the USA in an Affordable Way: A Family Guidebook – gives a fuller insight into what this paperback is all about. It is a handy guide for anyone looking to save time and money in the US, without […]

W950i Walkman

W950i Walkman

The W950i Walkman from Sony Ericsson is a slim and stylish 3G phone with an advanced digital music player and large touchscreen for optimal ease of use. Using the W950i is easy. A touchscreen and stylus are a comfortable way to choose and open menu items. The keypad of the slim W950i is smooth and […]

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

With an idyllic location in a coastal forest reserve, this wonderful retreat just 40 minutes by road north of Durban, offers horse riding in the forest or on the beach and an 18-hole championship golf course.   But it is the superb spa and full butler service that makes Zimbali Lodge truly excel.

TUMI Travel Adaptor

TUMI Travel Adaptor

The TUMI Electric Adapter makes going international  easier now with this innovative design: it has 4 adaptor configurations in one unit. The adaptor works for laptops, cell phones and small appliances in 150 countries and features a replaceable electric fuse and convenient case. The product is priced at £45.

Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival

For the next four days, until the last day of the month, one million people will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The centrepiece is the Sambadromo parade, when neighbourhood groups compete for the title of best samba school; flashy floats and fancy costumes will no doubt feature prominently. The Masquerade Ball is almost as […]

Dior Homme Classic iPod Travel Case

Dior Homme Classic iPod Travel Case

In perfect coordination with the Dior Vintage collection, this fine Dior Homme Classic iPod Travel Case protects and neatly stores your iPod during your  travels. The tonal Dior logo exterior unzips to secure compartments for your iPod, headphones, and other accessories. Made in Italy and available for $295 through eLuxury.

InterContinental Hotels Group signs contracts in China

InterContinental Hotels Group said it has signed four new management contracts with Shanghai Greenland Group, one of the top real estate and property management companies in China. The deals include an InterContinental hotel in Nanjing,  a Holiday Inn property in Xian and two Express by Holiday Inn hotels in Shanghai, representing a total of more […]

Win a stay at Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in SOMERSET

Celebrating the launch of a new website for romantic holidays and the release of “Imagine Me & You” on 31st March 2006, South West England has teamed up with UIP/Universal to give away the perfect romantic gift: 2 nights at the  fabulous award-winning Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in Somerset, with 1st class rail travel […]

Sumo Cases

Sumo Cases

If you’re looking for plenty of padding on your luggage, then check out Sumo Cases. They currently specialise in cases for laptops and iPods. One item in their somewhat limited range is a bright red women’s laptop case.   Hardly inconspicuous but comes with plenty of padding to help live up to the company’s tagline […]

Blonde antelope

Blonde antelope

Antelopes – found in both Africa and Asia –  come in a multitude of different species.   But have you ever seen a Blonde Antelope?   Click the link to watch a short video of this antelope in an attempt to evade capture.   Now, that’s something you don’t normally see on safari…