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How to Plan a Trip Around the World

May 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Organizing your first trip around the world can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not a planner by nature. But luckily, you’re not the first traveler to take on the undertaking, and certainly won’t be the last. In an effort to help you get the ball rolling, we queried experts in the travel industry and wanderlusters who’ve gone on their share of round-the-world (RTW) trips and put together a list of general guidelines to help you get started.... Read More

Bentley Hits the Road With South American Travel Itineraries

May 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s an exciting time in luxury travel. With an experiential focus, the industry is continuously creating new immersive opportunities for sojourners looking for creative getaways. These curated packages are even being fashioned by some of our favorite luxury brands such as Bentley’s Be Extraordinary experiences. Launched late last year, the automaker began organizing invitation-only gatherings featuring some of the world’s leading minds.... Read More

6 Honeymoon Ideas for Avoiding the Typical Beach Getaway

May 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you ask most brides about what they’re looking forward to before their wedding, many will mention the honeymoon. With all the planning that goes into the big day, it’s not hard to see why brides are counting down the days until they are married and headed out on their first trip as Mr. & Mrs. As far as destinations go, beach locales usually top lists for the romantic getaway. ... Read More

Peru: The Destination With a Little Bit of Everything

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

When we travel, we try to pack an entire life experience in the span of a week. Typically we seek out the best of both worlds: ocean breezes and mountain views, metropolitan cities with a deep sense of culture embedded into them, or a pampered visit that still allows us to still be active when we want. Peru is blessed with picturesque landscapes endowed with Pre-Columbian history, and is firmly placed on every experienced traveler’s bucket list.... Read More

Remote Lands’ 18-Day Private Jet Journey Offers an Intimate Asian Experience

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Private jet journeys are all the rage these days. Of course, it makes perfect sense, why would you travel any other way? One of the newest itineraries to hit the market is Remote Lands’ 18-day excursion for only eight couples.... Read More

Abu Dhabi Welcomes Batman & Superman to the UAE in 2018

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Ferrari World, the IMG World Of Adventure, LEGOLAND, an Emirati-themed water park, Yas Waterworld and now a Warner Bros. World—Abu Dhabi is clearly all about fun these days. Set to open in 2018 on Yas Island, the latest entertainment venue to park itself in UAE’s capital is the major film studio’s $1-billion theme park.... Read More

The Ruins of Byblos, An Ancient Playground for the Affluent

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2010, the New York Times declared that Byblos (aka Jbeil), Lebanon was “witnessing a rebirth of sorts.” The publication went on to say, “If Beirut is the Paris of the Middle East, as the cliché goes, then Byblos, some 22 miles up the coastline, is its Cannes: an ancient port framed by pre-Roman ruins, white sandy beaches and cedar-topped mountains.” That’s a pretty bold comparison for a city with only 1.9 square miles to its name.... Read More

4 Less-Traveled Destinations to Discover This Year

May 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Barbara Winchell

Remember the thrill of finding a hidden restaurant before Michelin did? Checking into a new hotel that hadn’t yet been widely reviewed or noticing an emerging fashion designer on your shopping escapades? Encountering new and/or undiscovered destinations is part of the thrill of traveling, especially for avid sojourners who’ve seen plenty of cities in their time. ... Read More

From Once to Brigadoon: 5 European Itineraries Inspired by Musicals

May 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s hard not to love visiting Europe, especially since country hopping is extremely easy. For jet-setters who frequent the continent, it's always great to find new ways to enjoy some of your favorite cities. So this year, instead of making the typical stops, consider having a theme for your travels. Many of today's most well-loved musical productions have been based on locations around the continent, making it easy to live out these productions in real life.... Read More

The Jamaican Brand of Cool: From Rockhouse to Miss Lily’s

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

When Melbourne-born Paul Salmon first visited his girlfriend in Negril in 1991, the Jamaican holiday hotspot was merely a fishing village, known by few others than backpackers, hippies and lovers of the island. “I went to visit my Australian girlfriend there in 1991, right before I moved to New York to work on Wall Street,” he remembered as we dined on fresh juices, patties, fried fish, spicy corn and jerk chicken sandwiches at Melvin’s Juice Box in the West Village. “We stayed in a roots bamboo shack on the beach in Negril and traveled the island in a minivan. I fell in love with it.”... Read More

Kingston: Jamaica's Charmed Musical Land

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

The lush, buoyant island of Jamaica has always drawn music professionals, fashion photographers, hospitality entrepreneurs and vacationers with a love for Reggae and tropical landscapes. It is a favorite escape for Drake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Santigold, and its energy and style continue to radiate globally. Now with the stabilization of the political landscape and reduced crime rate, and the efforts of both the business and culture communities, Jamaica is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for travelers. It is ripe with potential and talent, from Kingston’s music studios, art galleries and dance parties to the elegant new resorts of the coast.... Read More

How To Blow $100K in Cannes

May 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Champagne is flowing, your tan is glowing, and the yacht is pulling into Port Le Vieux, Cannes—things are about to get a lot more exciting. It’s time to blow some dough in one of Europe’s most expensive cities and experience the most lavish French Riviera vacation you can imagine. If you’ve got funds to burn, there’s no better place than Cannes to do so, and we’ve got a guide on just exactly how to do it. ... Read More

5 Mother-Daughter Adventure Trips to Gift Active Moms

May 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As Mother’s Day approaches each year, offers for spa treatments, Sunday brunches and flowers flood our inboxes. While we’re not ones to turn down a luxe massage, we know there are some mothers who seek the thrill of adventure over the sweet-smelling aromas of essential oils. To them, the best gifts are wrapped in exploration and heart-pumping activities. For this holiday, we’ve scoped out the best female-centric adventure trips for moms and daughters to experience together.... Read More

Vintage Beauty & a Vibrant New Romance in Dubai's Bastakiya Quarter

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

Thanks to an ever-flowing coterie of chic art galleries and a cultural rebirth, Dubai's once sleepy little Bastakiya Quarter has been cementing its reputation as the flavor (and color) of every season.... Read More

Think Local During Your Kentucky Derby Weekend

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Large floppy hats, men in seersucker suits and plenty of mint juleps—it’s time for the Kentucky Derby. Known as the “the greatest two minutes in sports,” Derby (as locals call it) is taking place this weekend at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Now in its 142nd year, it is also the longest-running continuous sporting event in the U.S. If you’re one of the 155,000 people who will be in attendance, here’s a list of local hotspots to visit in between races:... Read More

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