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Castle Resorts & Hotels Introduces New Mobile Website

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Castle Resorts & Hotels has launched a new mobile website. Visitors can now access hotel information from any Internet-enabled mobile device. The mobile website offers many of the same features found on the hotel’s website. The deluxe hotelier also announced that it will add the ability to book hotel rooms and resort condominium units via its mobile website with the second phase of the launching. "We recognize most travelers now carry at least one web-capable mobile phone or other device and need a fast and easy way to access maps or other property information while en route," said Steve Woods, director of eCommerce for Castle Resorts. "The days of printing every piece of traveler information are over, and we want to help our guests enjoy the freedom that comes with smart phones and table... Read More

Gourmet Getaway to New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  2 Comments

While many travelers visit New Zealand for the breathtaking scenery and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports, this idyllic island nation also has a dynamic and delicious food scene that’s taken farm-to-table cuisine to the next level. Visitors will find fabulous foodie scenes not only in the cosmopolitan restaurants of cities like Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, but also in small, out-of-the-way places where the food on the plate was grown on the land just out back behind the kitchen door.... Read More

Live Out the Fairy Tale at New Zealand's Mudcastle

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

A whole castle built with mud—it doesn't exactly sound like something out of a fairy tale, but it's certainly attracting travelers looking for their happily ever after. This uniquely designed pile of organized dirt and water is New Zealand’s very own luxurious Mudcastle. It can house up to 15 people, whether it be a group of friends on vacation, a family reunion, or intimate nuptials.... Read More

Luxury Villas of Eagle's Nest | A Private Retreat in New Zealand

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re looking for a private, romantic, exotic setting for your next getaway, the Eagle’s Nest in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand can accommodate all of the above. The tropical peninsula features five luxury villas all tucked into a lush valley showcasing world class architecture, interior design and a slew of amenities to make your stay feel like home.... Read More

Tasting Biodynamic Wines from California, Chile, and New Zealand

Apr 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  2 Comments

Whether you’re a casual tippler or a total wine snob, chances are you’ve heard of a winemaking term called biodynamics. You usually get one of two responses when you mention biodynamics to a room full of oenophiles.... Read More

New Zealand Travel | The Best Luxury Hotels in Each Major City

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Most people associate New Zealand with natural wonders such as Milford Sound, Mount Cook and the Franz Josef Glacier, or perhaps with the world-class wine regions of Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay.... Read More

Surprising Results From The 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Nov 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

Though producing just around 4% of the world’s wine, New Zealand has become an outsize powerhouse in the international wine industry. That’s why, when we heard Air New Zealand was hosting its 25th annual Air New Zealand Wine Awards in Auckland last week, we hopped a flight across the Pacific to see what they were pouring, which wines were winning the prestigious medals being handed out, and what we should be looking to buy in our own wine shops back at home.... Read More

How to Host the Perfect Dinner Party

Aug 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  3 Comments

Dinner parties can be stressful for both the host and the guest. Although what to wear can be quite the conundrum, there are other things to consider when you're the host of a dinner party. Jimmy McIntyre, Executive Chef of New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge has offered some tips for making your next dinner party stress-free.... Read More

New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge Re-Opens After a Makeover

Aug 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Otahuna Lodge, an elegant, historic country estate-turned-luxury hotel in the heart of New Zealand's Canterbury region, has reopened following a 10-month renovation project. This marks the latest effort in a six-year scheme to restore the 116-year-old property, part of the Relais & Chateaux collection, maintaining and preserving the Lodge's distinct heritage, as well as the property's status as an architectural gem. The seven-suite retreat combines prestigious luxury accommodation with exemplary service and cuisine in the context of an iconic, historical landmark in a breathtaking landscape.

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Adventure Travel in New Zealand: A Helicopter Surfing Experience

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

If films like Point Break and Blue Crush still set your heart racing with anticipation then we’ve got the experience to make your epic surf dreams a reality. This is the ultimate ‘heli-surfing’ adventure all in pursuit of the perfect wave.

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PBS Hit by Hacker

Jun 2, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As backlash from displeased watchers of a Frontline documentary about WikiLeaks, PBS, who aired the program, has had its website hit by hackers. Those who rely on PBS NewsHour for up to the minute news were greeted with the information that Tupac... Read More

New Zealand: A Pristine Winter Playground

Jul 9, 2010  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Luxury Vacations: Unlike many countries, New Zealand comes alive in the winter. In fact, it thrives on it. Rugged Mountain landscapes become off-piste playgrounds, sky-reflecting lakes turn into jet-boat racetracks while ice-blue glaciers open up for exhilarating exploration. The Kiwis have made it possible to jump, drive, slide, roll, fly or hike over or through pretty much any part of the country’s terrain – making it a winter wonderland for adrenaline seekers. Here, Carol Driver explores the top ten adventure activities the North and South Islands have to offer.

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New Zealand’s 164-foot Superyacht Luxury Charter

Jan 21, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Boating and Yachts: New Zealand, the little country also down under next to Australia has a lot to offer for luxury boating enthusiasts with its offshore islands and great beaches.... Read More

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