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Campos do Jordao | The Swiss Alpine Village with a Brazilian Twist

Oct 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  1 Comment

There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Campos do Jordao, located in the state of Sao Paulo, is known as the Brazilian Switzerland for good reason. A recent visit there revealed a unique Swiss alpine-type experience albeit with a Latin twist.... Read More

Guide to The Big Island's Kohala Coast | Hotels, Restaurants & Activities

Oct 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.

The Kohala Coast on The Big Island, nicknamed, "The Gold Coast," is punctuated by a string of master-planned resorts – each a meticulously placed emerald in an onyx sea of lava. All are jaw-droppingly beautiful, with magnificent beaches, beautiful surroundings, and impressive amenities. Here’s a quick guide to the Kohala Coast’s hotels, activities and culture.... Read More

Get Back to Nature at Montana's Triple Creek Ranch

Oct 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Full disclosure: I love Montana. Every road post is quaint country. Every turn of the two-way highway is another photo opportunity of bucolic beauty. It’s no wonder the French and Brits flock to this "Last Best Place."... Read More

Top 5 Fall Foliage Road Trips in the U.S.

Oct 25, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Packing up the car for a road trip is a thrilling ritual that looks entirely ordinary on the outside. Painstakingly thought-out routes, snacks lovingly put together, and the excitement of arriving wherever it is you’re headed all come together at that moment, usually early in the morning. And there’s never a lack of excuses for skipping town for the weekend — a local (or not-so-local) festival does the trick, but so does a great hotel deal or just wanting to get out of dodge.... Read More

Circle the World in 21 Days by Private Jet With TCS & Starquest Expeditions

Oct 24, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Here is the new $64,000 question: Is this exclusive fantasy vacation for two a deal at $63,950 per person? TCS & Starquest Expeditions thinks so and they are calling its special trip the "Heaven & Earth: Around the World by Private" Jet program.... Read More

OASIS Collections A Trusted Rental Resource for South American Travelers

Oct 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Holiday property rental agencies may be a familiar concept in the States, but in less Web-logged destinations, renting a short-term home or villa can be frau... Read More

Napa Valley Wine Tours in a Porsche Panamera

Oct 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It’s harvest time up in Napa. The sun is shining, the grapes are ripe on the vine and it’s time to make some world-class wines. That also makes it the perfect time for you to plan getaway to California’s premier winegrowing region, which also happens to be one of the world’s great luxury destinations.... Read More

Costa Rica| Wild & Untamed: A New Experience from Black Tomato

Oct 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Costa Rica is a country bubbling over with diversity, allowing you to traverse through the densest rainforest one day, and relax on white sandy beaches the next, drawing both adrenalin junkies and beach lovers alike.... Read More

Travel Partners Worldwide Rally for a Cure During 'PinkTober'

Oct 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

If certain downtown areas seem to have taken on a rosy glow recently, you’re not hallucinating: October is breast cancer awareness month and hotels, spas and destinations around the globe are putting on the pink in its honor. Many have committed to raise funds for the cause, creating special promotions and donating a certain percentage of proceeds to Susan G. Komen Foundation (by far the best-known beneficiary) or other breast cancer foundations.... Read More

Shanghai, China | How To See It All in a Weekend

Oct 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It might be half a world away, but with more direct flights than ever from the U.S., a spate of new hotels, world-class shopping and a sophisticated restaurant scene, Shanghai is now more accessible than ever, and all you need to get a taste is just three nights. Here's the plan. ... Read More

Cape Town South Africa | Adventures from a Luxury Villa

Oct 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Ever since the FIFA World Cup took place last summer, South Africa has become a premiere travel destination. The country’s hubs of tourism have begun attracting the luxury-seeking travelers who also bring a sense of adventure. Using Cape Town as your headquarters, you can enjoy world-class surf, safari excursions into several National Parks, and enough outdoor activities to satisfy both the adrenaline-seekers and the serenity-pursuers. South Africa also has modern shopping centers and culturally-rich street markets everywhere, and with the favorable exchange rate on dollars and euros, you’ll need to pack light on your way in so you have room on the way back.... Read More

Travel to Park City For a Fall Getaway Before the Snow Sets In

Oct 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Your winter wardrobe and ski gear might still be in storage—after all, it’s only September—but now is the perfect time to fit in one last snow-free visit to Utah’s mountain paradise of Park City before the flakes start falling and Hollywood types begin flocking there for that certain festival which shall not be named.... Read More

Spend the Holidays in Salzburg & Vienna, Austria | European Winter Wonderland

Oct 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

My arrival to Europe for our dream-come-true, first-ever family holiday abroad was not what I had envisioned. Think snow storm, airport closing, accidental cancellation, expensive rebooking, probable lost luggage and you’ve got the picture.... Read More

Abercrombie & Kent Villas of Majorca | El Sueño, C’Awanui & Casa Bellavista

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

The Balearic Islands are a serene setting on the Mediterranean — a picturesque vacation spot for the luxury traveler amidst salty sea breezes and shady olive groves. Abercrombie and Kent’s villas on the island of Majorca offer an experience like no other amidst rolling hills, seaside getaways, and sprawling grounds for their Majorca Villa selection.... Read More

Chinese Culture | Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty

Oct 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The idea of international travel is always intriguing, but occasionally we need a little extra inspiration. Enter the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a treasure trove of amazing things to see and do, with cultural and historic significance that bring travelers closer to the culture of the places they visit, while educating them a little bit along the way. These sites are located all over the world, so chances are you could find one in the next region on your list, or maybe our list will help you decide on where to start.... Read More

10 Top Athletes’ Super Luxe Getaways

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Athletes are used to spending blood, sweat, and tears just to get a win. When you think about it, they're not all that glamorous on the job — they're covered in mud on the football field, sliding into home base on the dirt, or sweating through a down-to-the-minute game on the basketball court. But being so willing to beat themselves up comes with lofty rewards, not the least of which is more vacation than almost any other job on the planet. And their hefty paychecks afford them as much luxury as possible as they shake off last season on a white sandy beach, cocktail in hand.... Read More

A Virtual Visit to Four European Culture Capitals

Oct 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

No matter how many years have passed since we’ve cracked a textbook, the seasonal change of summer to autumn will always be imbued with back-to-school significance. Reading, writing, history, foreign language... inconceivable, isn’t it... Read More

 
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