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Tag Archives: Travel

• The World’s 50 Best Bars – 2013

The World’s 50 Best Bars – 2013

If you’ve read the title of this article, you now know my new mission in life. I have 50 places to visit and strike them out of the list one by one. The World’s 50 Best list is created by an Academy, which consists of a group of people that are among the most influential […]

• “Brew and Renew” Vail spa offers beer-infused treatments for men

“Brew and Renew” Vail spa offers beer-infused treatments for men

Who knew that a wheat beer, when paired with sea salt, could help exfoliate the skin? Or that stout was good for the scalp? Or that yeast from an amber ale in a foot bath was an elixir for mild fungal issues? The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Vail and Edwards-based Crazy Mountain Brewing are […]

• To smuggle booze on board a cruise or not to smuggle? That is the question!

To smuggle booze on board a cruise or not to smuggle? That is the question!

When you’ve spent a fortune on your holiday, are you really bothered about the cost of the drinks on board? Would you take your booze with you…..even if the company threatened to take it away or worse kick you off the ship? That was the question posed to members of the www.cruises.co.uk following the release […]

• Macallan sales drop-off in TR after age removal on label

Macallan sales drop-off in TR after age removal on label

The decision to withdraw age statements from The Macallan whiskies in travel retail has led to a significant drop-off in sales at World of Whiskies, according to a source at the store. The Edrington Group moved to withdraw age statements from The Macallan’s travel retail portfolio as it became apparent there was not enough stock […]

• Top 10 People-Watching Bars Around the World

Top 10 People-Watching Bars Around the World

An essential element of any satisfactory watering hole is the atmosphere, often composed by the people in it. Or those who walk past it in full view of the drinkers, much like models on a catwalk. People watching, while a global pastime, is more popular in some countries than others; some cultures seem to have […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” at La Descarga

“a woman walks into a bar…” at La Descarga

Sometimes an evening out at the bar doesn’t make the time fly as it does when you’re in a bubble of jollity, quaffing ambrosial spirits. Sometimes you’re stuck in limbo merely as an observer, surveying the herd at play as the hands of time tick-tock loudly away making you acutely aware of Father Time. This […]

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• Cruises bad for the liver, survey suggests(?)

Cruises bad for the liver, survey suggests(?)

Taking a cruise makes travelers more likely to hit the bottle, according to a survey conducted in Britain. Cruise comparison site CruiseCompare.co.uk asked nearly 1,200 respondents about their drinking habits at sea compared to vacations on dry land, and found that the majority said that they quaff more aboard. In results released last week, more […]

• Turkish tourism industry displeased with tax hike on alcohol

Turkish tourism industry representatives have strongly criticized a recent increase in the private consumption tax, or ÖTV, on alcoholic drinks. Speaking at a recent meeting, Sururi Çorabatır, head of Mediterranean Tourism and Hoteliers Association, criticized the timing of the increase on the ÖTV. “These product groups constitute an important expenditure in Turkey tourism sector based […]