Nov 29, 2007 / 5:27am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Pacific, International Travel
While there is never an unpleasant season for weather in Napa Valley, fall is a particularly lovely time to visit. It is only this time of year in which those prized plants that are worshiped for their grapes also draw attention for their vibrant gold, red, and orange leaves. In addition to vineyard tours, another great way to witness the splendor of the season is on a bicycle. Smooth, winding roads roll over hills, forests, vineyards and meadows all sporting their flashiest colors right now.
Nov 15, 2007 / 4:29am / in Accomodation, General, Health, Hotels, International Travel
As winter draws near our minds drift toward warmer, sunnier places. Lounging on beaches, swimming in the ocean, and slowly sipping cocktails all likely come to mind. While these are all activities it would be difficult to not enjoy, it could pay to consider alternative forms of relaxation as well. Why not try the ultimate exercise in seeking bodily and spiritual peace while in a naturally peaceful setting? This is the logic behind the private island resort of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos.
Nov 1, 2007 / 5:33am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel
Now is a great time to visit all those colder locales before they become unbearably bitter. If you've been thinking about visiting Chicago, taking advantage of this mild autumn before it swiftly develops into a beast of a winter (as it always seems to do too quickly) might make an experience of this great city much more pleasant. There are deals at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for several days in late November and early December. At $109 per night, this is a difficult-to-turn-down 45% discount from the usual rates for this time of year.
Oct 25, 2007 / 10:50am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, International Travel
For many the idea of traveling around Africa seeing multiple cultural centers, wildlife and natural attractions, and partaking in spontaneous adventures has never passed the imagination phase. For such a distant, inaccessible destination the idea of coordinating multiple excursions in one trip is daunting and may even seem utterly impossible. If only all of these things could be coordinated for us! Well they have been, and affordably so.
Jul 20, 2007 / 4:11am / in Hotels, Travel Tips, International Travel
It hasn’t been long since I stayed in a bed and breakfast for the first time myself, but ever since I did, B&B has become my favorite type of accommodation while traveling. Staying at a bed and breakfast is a very enjoyable experience, but it is also quite different from staying in a hotel. Here are some B&B basics that first time B&B goers might find useful to remember:
Nov 30, 2006 / 10:56am / in Accomodation, General, Hotels, List, Pacific, International Travel
The Rialto Hotel takes the crown for top hotel in the Australia/Pacific region. This 5-star, 244 European style bedroom hotel is situated in the center of Melbourne and only a short stroll from the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Telstra Dome, theatres and well-known shopping areas.
Nov 22, 2006 / 1:27pm / in Europe, General, Hotels, List, International Travel
Not a surprise that nearly half the British Isles' top hotel properties are located in London. However, the number one pick is Buckland Manor settled in the Cotswolds. The hotel dates back to the thirteenth century and is set in glorious grounds featuring immaculate gardens with running stream, small waterfalls, croquet lawns and tennis courts. Golfing guests can enjoy the private putting green and there’s an 18-hole course in nearby Broadway.
Nov 22, 2006 / 11:32am / in Asia, General, Hotels, List, International Travel
Asia has bloomed this year to house 75 world class properties, led by the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore with a rating of 96.6. The Fullerton is located in the heart of Singapore’s arts and financial districts, a 25 minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport. The 400-room award winning hotel, built in 1928, successfully blends the old and new to give an unsurpassed five-star accommodation experience for business and leisure travellers.
Nov 21, 2006 / 12:45pm / in Europe, General, Hotels, List, International Travel
Planning to travel to Europe in style? Conde Nast recently published their Reader's Choice Top 100 "The Best in the World". The segment rates the best of the best for Cruises, Hotels, Airlines, Islands, and Cities on a scale of 1-100. This will be the first of a series of posts. We will start with hotels. The categories in which they are rated are: