• 5 Luxury Travel Gifts
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    5 Luxury Travel Gifts

    1) Talking Translator. There are a few of these on the market and, as is always the case with translation tools, they produce varying results. Still, hunt around for the best and you have a luxury travel gadget that probably goes unrivalled.

    The principle is simple: These handheld devices not only translate what you type into them, they also say it back to you. As anyone who speaks French as a second language will testify, the benefit of hearing a translation instead of reading it is massive – not only does it stick in your head longer, it’s also much, much easier to reproduce when ordering a dish in a top Parisian restaurant!

    When researching for Talking Translators, look to see whether they are either GPS enabled or capable of displaying maps.

    2) Noise-Canceling Earphones. Again, there are plenty of these on the market – though this time, their results are widely regarded. Noise-canceling earphones work with ingenious electronic trickery: A small microphone placed near to your ear picks up ambient sounds, and then produces ‘anti-sounds’ to cancel them out. Clever, eh?

    In fact, so good are noise-canceling earphones, many people use them as the aural equivalent of a sleep-mask – rather than play music through them, they’re simply put in and turned on, allowing the user to drift off in peace.

    3) iPod. Yes, it’s obvious, but an iPod really is an essential luxury travel gadget. Not so long ago people used to lug around entire suitcase of CD’s with them just to play their favorite tunes on the road; now, all you need is a slim white metal box of electronic wizadry and a pair of earphones.

    Thanks to the iPod’s popularity, many luxury hotels now offer special in-room iPod docks, so you can treat your hotel room like your living room back home and play those all important songs morning, evening and night. Travel without an iPod today is almost unthinkable.

    4) Gorillapod. There are a few variations on the Gorillapod, but the basic premise remains the same: These small, ultra-bendy, ultra-strong tri-pods fit in your pocket, allowing you to take a camera mount with you without all the fuss normally associated with the things. Blurry, wonky photos need never be again.

    5) Universal Power Bank. This handy battery set adds up to 100 hours of usage time to your iPod, your iPhone, your Macbook, or (in … READ MORE

  • Choose Your Luxury Travel Package to Exotic Destinations
    Travel Advisor

    Choose Your Luxury Travel Package to Exotic Destinations

    There are many luxury travel packages to exotic destinations throughout the world. For lovers of the best life packages like this is the ideal solution when looking for your vacation. If you want to enjoy one of the best holidays of your life then you might want to remember the following.

    When choosing your luxury destination, you might want to be careful. Although there are many resorts out there, there are those that are more popular than others and may be crowded. If you want relaxation, you need to look for resorts that are exotic yet remote and there are lots of them if you take the time to look.

    Some destinations are more than others classified as luxury resorts, Gstaad and Monaco for example both offer luxury vacations, but offer very different things. But if you look at the map of the world you might find that there are many resorts that may not be well known, which offer the same luxury.

    When looking to book your vacation, you might want to consider what the resort has to offer. For example if you like to sit on the beach by the sea then of course you have to find a seaside resort. If your ideal vacation is winter sports, then usually you need to look for resorts that offer sports and activities that you like.

    There are various luxury standards so be careful when choosing a resort for your vacation. Some resorts usually offer a much better level of service than others. If you want a vacation that meets your every need, then choose a hotel that is famous for its services such as Gstaad Palace Hotel or Grand Hotel Park when vacationing in Gstaad. Or if your ideal vacation is sunny Monaco, then consider booking into the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel or Hotel de Paris. All of these hotels are known for their extraordinary luxury and are among the best in the world.

    When booking your ideal luxury vacation and there are holidays included you might want to check that you can adjust the holiday to your needs. For example there might be a visit to Glacier if vacationing in Gstaad or you might be expected to travel to one of the parks in Monaco. But you might not want to be bound to go to places like that and want to do your own thing, so check … READ MORE