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Explore Iran Via a Private Train

Aug 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Iran might not be your first thought as a vacation destination, but MIR Corporation is hoping to change your mind with a 14-trip this winter. Taking place from November 24-December 7 aboard the Golden Eagle.... Read More

The Sophisticated Side of Oklahoma City

Aug 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Kavita Daswani

Exit Crosstown Boulevard off I-40 into Oklahoma City and the initial impression isn't great—boarded up businesses, abandoned warehouses and deserted streets. Venture a couple more miles in, however, and everything changes. Sophisticated restaurants pop into view and a juice bar and Pilates studio show signs of prosperity. Anchoring this new landscape is a handsome seven-story brick structure, reading “Osler Building” above the entrance.... Read More

Part 2: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruise's 15-Day Trip

Aug 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

The Magnificent Mekong cruise starts and ends in Vietnam. During the first portion you'll make your way through Cambodia before venturing back through Vietnam. Once in Vietnam, you'll head to the French-conceived, former capital city of Hanoi which is filled with cultural sites, Buddhist temples, pagodas and a lively Old Quarter. ... Read More

Italy Tops the List for Fall & Holiday Travel in 2016

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, hordes of travel agents, industry professionals, journalists and bloggers have descended upon Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week. The yearly event is put on by the luxury travel network which is comprised of over 380 agencies with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 30 countries. With a few more days left, the by-invitation-only organization has released its findings for the upcoming travel season.... Read More

Part 1: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruise's 15-Day Trip

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

In my years experiencing Viking River Cruises, my love affair with the brand and its itineraries has grown even stronger. And I’m not alone in my adoration. Among its laundry list of awards, Viking was recently awarded “Best Cruise Line for Luxury River Cruises” at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence.... Read More

Former Olympic Parks Actually Worth Visiting

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially underway (Go Team USA!). Although taking place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, excitement for this year’s games have taken a back seat to all of the trouble surrounding Rio de Janeiro. Of course, when the medals have been given out, the crowds head home and news outlets move on, it’ll still top many traveler’s bucket lists. That’s because now, sojourners will have even more reasons to visit, since they'll get to see an up-close look at a then former Olympic village.... Read More

The Perfect 5-Star Endless Summer Surf Trip

Aug 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you see a surfer headed toward the beach, they’re typically running (not walking) to it, even if they’re a couple blocks away from the water. I’ve asked friends why this happens, and they’ve all separately said, “Because you’re that excited to get some good waves.” Simple as that.... Read More

Great American Road Trips: Salt Lake City to Park City, Utah

Aug 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s nothing like a great road trip to clear your mind of your daily duties and open you up to the nation’s best landscapes. In the US, there are so many scenic routes scattered throughout the country that choosing which one to embark on can be difficult. But that’s the beauty of the journey, you’re never short of the great adventures that lie ahead. Over the coming weeks, we’re mapping out some of our favorite itineraries for travelers looking to escape the hustle-and-bustle of life and hit the open road.... Read More

 
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