Archive for 2008

A Message from the Crew

The wandermelon crew wants to thank you for being so generous with your positive comments of support since we launched the site a few weeks ago. We’re glad you seem to be enjoying our news, features and visual content so much.

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Holiday Travel Deals

This year, it doesn’t seem to matter if you were naughty or nice, the holidays are turning out to be a challenging travel environment due to the struggling economy. But not to worry, wandermelon has you covered…

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Thailand Back in Business

Thais, stranded travelers and those with plans to visit the popular destination are breathing a little easier now with the recent reopening of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

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Australia: Living It Up Down Under

Why stay home this Christmas when you can turn your world upside down and rent a fabulous home in Australia for the holidays? Contemporary Hotels offers independent boutique accommodation known for its design-conscious beach houses and villas.

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Travel Goes Mobile

Travel has always been about going mobile, but that distinction is taking on a decidedly different meaning lately as mobile phone technologies and applications—particularly those relevant to “smart phones” such as the iPhone—change the way we travel.

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Top Spas Now Innovative Tastemakers

Some of the world’s top spas are getting very tasty indeed. We thought we would list a few global favorites just in case you’re hungry for something different the next time you’re at the spa.

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Fly First Class for the Price of Coach

If flying first class in a downsized economy seems like a thing of the past, not to worry, we’ve got a hot tip for you: discounted first-class tickets on every domestic airline. Known as a Y-Up or Q-Up fare, they allow you to fly first class for slightly more, the same price, or even less than coach.

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Mendoza, Argentina

Sleep Club Tapiz (Ruta 60 Maipu, Mendoza; +54-261-496-3433)  Sited in a century-old former bodega (winery), Club Tapiz offers an authentic, wine-tinted experience, including handsome, wood-floor guestrooms,  a rambling, wrap-around patio, and award-winning restaurant.  From the grassy central courtyard, guests look out to 25 acres of vines which surround the property. Park Hyatt Mendoza (Chile 1124,…

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