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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…

Holland America's Noordam in New York

Holland America’s Noordam in New York

With more than 1,000 spectators on hand here to partake in the festivities, Holland America Line officially inaugurated its newest ship, the Noordam yesterday. The ceremony included Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, the ship’s godmother, christening the vessel with the traditional breaking of a Champagne bottle on the ship’s bow.  The Noordam, an 81,769-ton ship […]

Yangtze River cruises

Yangtze River cruises

In its third year in China, Viking River Cruises is swapping ships on its Yangtze River cruise tour series, adding a third ship while pulling out its earliest entry. Joining its twin sister ship, the Viking Century Sky, is the 306-passenger Viking Century Sun, which is replacing the 186-passenger Viking Century Star. According to Viking, […]

South Beach Food and Wine Festival 2006

South Beach Food and Wine Festival 2006

The prelude to the 5th annual South Beach Food and Wine Festival is today, with the main event continuing tomorrow and through the weekend. Presented by Food & Wine magazine, the festival invites the world to attend South Florida’s premier culinary extravaganza. Meet some of the greatest chefs in the world, not to mention  winemakers, […]

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

This ‘calendar of divine hotels around the world’ – as the book is sub-titled – provides a superb review of some of the top hotels in the most wonderful destinations in the world.  For the families out there, there’s also a  chapter on hotels that cater for children. Sir Richard Branson  said of  Sarah Siese’s […]

Top 10: Travelers' Choice luxury hotel winners

Top 10: Travelers’ Choice luxury hotel winners

No need to take a chance on your next vacation. Pamper yourself at the 10 most luxurious hotels, as chosen by TripAdvisor travelers. 1.   Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong 2.   Mina A’ Salam at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 3.   Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai 4.   Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest […]

Choco-Laté Belgian chocolate festival

Choco-Laté Belgian chocolate festival

The town of Bruges is about to host Belgium’s first chocolate fair. Choco-Laté – the first chocolate festival in the country of chocolate – will be an ode to chocolate.   The event is the brainchild of the Bruges chocolate museum, Choco-Story. If you’re a chocoholic, don’t miss out! The event runs from 28th April […]

Park Hyatt Los Angeles

Park Hyatt Los Angeles

The leading hotel and travel review website TripAdvisor has ranked the 363-room Park Hyatt Los Angeles as the #1 luxury hotel in Los Angeles, awarding high praise to the property’s rooms, service and location. The hotel also ranked #61 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World, the only Los Angeles hotel on the list […]

Sunrise Package at Cape Panwa, Phuket

Sunrise Package at Cape Panwa, Phuket

Until 16th April 2006, you can take advantage of the sunrise package at Phuket’s Cape Panwa resort. The package  is 4,450 per person and includes accommodation in a Superior Room at Cape Panwa Hotel, daily buffet breakfast at Café Andaman, one dinner at one of the restaurants and transfers to/from Phuket Airport. You may also […]

Escape winter with Boca Raton Resort & Club

Spend the cold winter months warming your toes in the sand and sun with Boca Raton Resort & Club in the sunshine state of Florida.  Winter specials are on offer at $249 per night and valid until 30th April 2006.

Anantara Resort Maldives

Anantara Resort Maldives

Anantara Resort Maldives, located on South Male Atoll, is scheduled to open in June 2006. An island resort nestled in a private lagoon at the heart of the Maldivian atoll.   A paradise of crescent beaches, coral reefs, and azure waters, only 25 minutes by private speedboat from Male International Airport. Anantara Maldives combines a […]

Robotic shark

Robotic shark

Having to share your hotel swimming pool with someone?   Not with the remote-controlled robotic shark, you don’t.   I’m curious as to what the actual purpose of this 2-foot offering from Hammacher Schlemmer truly is, but I guess you could up to quite a bit of mischief with it. The beast moves in all […]

Qasr al Sharq - Hilton's first palace hotel about to open

Qasr al Sharq – Hilton’s first palace hotel about to open

Qasr al Sharq – Hilton‘s first palace hotel – is set to open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,  next month. Opulent details adorn every corner of the hotel and a highly personalised butler service will enhance  the feeling of pure indulgence and a true sense of luxury. Handpicked crystal and porcelain china, intricate mosaics, upholstery of […]

Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Distinguished by masterly architecture and exemplary interior design, the beach hotels introduced in the pages of this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book are the ultimate refuge for those needing respite from their hectic lives and everyday routines. Whether well-established names or hidden gems, the reader is presented with a visual tour of Oceanside resorts that range […]

Guinness blog launched

Guinness blog launched

World-renowned brewer Guinness launched a weblog last Wednesday that is created and written by the company’s staff to give you an inside track on Guinness in Great Britain. Tip:  just say you’re from the UK when hitting their homepage in order to by-pass some legal mumbo-jumbo that otherwise disallows your visit.