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Where to Start on Your First Korea Trip & Which Cities to Put on Your Must-Do List

Nov 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

A country of contrasts and a land of the times, Korea is a surprising blend of out-of-the-norm pairings and an appealing reflection of its past, present and future. From Buddhism and baseball to a demilitarized zone and digital billboards, the country serves up a setting that is both ancient past and beckoning beginnings.... Read More

Queen Mary 2 Prepares for a Regal Facelift in 2016 & New Voyages

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

After celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, Cunard will give its iconic flagship vessel the Queen Mary 2, a well-deserved vacation next summer to be retrofit with new luxury-class renovations. The multimillion dollar refurbishment will reveal a new look in several areas of the ship including the Cunard Grills experience, which promises the best of Cunard’s accommodation and dining. ... Read More

Friendly Planet Travel Promises Experiential Vacations Focused on Cultural Immersion Excursions

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Francesca Berchiolli

Recently, I was introduced to Friendly Planet Travel (FPT), a unique travel and tour operator offering customizable trips for individuals and groups. Unlike your average formulaic vacations, FPT manages to fully immerse you in whichever culture you visit. From day excursions to one-of-a-kind cultural activities and five-star accommodations, the agency is able to create any type of experience you wish.... Read More

Virtuoso Survey Reveals Luxury Traveler's Top 5 Must-Have Experiences For 2016

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Everyone has a dream destination in mind when it comes to traveling or one that they return to year-after-year because of their unabashed love for the city. But what guides us in our decision-making efforts? As travel trends change and new ones emerge, how do today’s luxury sojourners look at the world and select their upcoming holidays?... Read More

7 Awesome Trips to Take in 2016 For the Adventurous & Active Traveler

Nov 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re the adventurous type, when your friends talk about their vacations that involve spa treatments, beach lounging and poolside cocktails, you probably inwardly cringe at the thought of wasting a trip on stagnant activities. For you, taking a break off work means you get to do what you love most—exploring the great outdoors in any form possible. ... Read More

Oliver Astrologo's 3-Minute Video Takes Us Through Rome Via a Local's Eyes, & It's Stunning

Nov 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Rome is an incredible city. With its layers of fascinating history, stunning architecture and eternal magnetism, it’s easy for the Italian destination to get under your skin as soon as you arrive. It’s difficult to really capture a sense of the city in just one trip (or even multiple visits, for that matter), but Photographer Oliver Astrologo set out to do just that in his short film simply entitled Roma. ... Read More

A Land of Ice & Fire: Exploring Iceland's Natural Wonders, Luxury Hotels & Fine Cuisine

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Iceland is on fire, both literally and figuratively. The country, a jagged island tossed adrift northwest of its Scandinavian neighbors, is sparsely populated with barely 300,000 people. Tourists, however, according to the Iceland Tourism board, are coming at a clip close to one million a year and for good reason. The world is discovering that the entire country is rather like Mother Nature’s rendition of a Pollock painting, an intense terrain of gushing geysers, bubbling mud beds, volcanoes that spit out lava, and glaciers that grind deep valleys between jutting mountain ranges.... Read More

Take On Iceland Behind the Wheel of a Land Rover Discovery on Frontiers' 5-Day Trip

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If walking tours and museum exhibits sound like boring ways to explore a destination, this five-day trip from Frontiers may be more up your alley. Putting travelers behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery 4, Frontiers is taking travelers on stunning and exhilarating journey across Iceland with a self-driving tour designed by Land Rover's experts.... Read More

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