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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 […]

Valentine's Day in Bangkok

Valentine’s Day in Bangkok

A seductive gastronomic experience billed as the ‘Language of Love’ is being served on Valentine’s Day at the fashionable Metropolitan Bangkok. At signature restaurant Cy’an, chefs Amanda Gale and Daniel Moran have designed a uniquely passionate menu for couples on the most romantic night of the year on 14th February. The six-course ‘Language of Love’ […]

Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket

As the flagship resort of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Banyan Tree Phuket stands out among its peers. Ideally located at Bang Tao Bay on the north-western coast of Phuket Island in Southern Thailand, it is a mere 20-minute leisurely drive from Phuket International Airport. This award-winning resort offers 115 luxuriously appointed villas surrounded by […]

Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon

A new eight-part drama starts on BBC1 tonight, at 9pm, and it’s all centred around a luxury five-star hotel. Hotel Babylon has been  produced  by Carnival Films, of ‘As If’ and ‘Poirot’ fame. Judging by the trailers, it looks to be being shown after the watershed for a reason.   Indeed, Carnival Films describe the […]

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, […]

Exploring The Best

Exploring The Best

This  specialist magazine about the best natural attractions in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands & Sidney region is packed with information on the best hiking trails, viewpoints, birding  and marine life watching areas, and lots more. Exploring the Best magazine also provides  large, detailed maps to show you the way. It is available to purchase […]