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Lausanne on Lake Geneva

Jun 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Many times the best cultural immersion in Europe can be experienced by losing yourself in a smaller lesser known city. Of course marquee destinations like London, Paris, and Madrid can’t be missed and offer gargantuan doses of culture, native cuisine, and international panache. But small to mid-sized cities like Munich, Lyon, Stuttgart, and Milan, have sophistication and vibrant arts scenes, along with the intimacy needed to dig in and be as close to local as possible.... Read More

Martis Camp at Lake Tahoe: Perfect Year-Round Retreat

Jun 28, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Lake Tahoe, a destination with gorgeous weather and compelling views year-round. There is an array of vacation rentals for everyone's taste and budget, with hundreds of lodging options that include full service resorts, cabins and luxury vacation rentals. I had the pleasure of staying at the Martis Camp and, hands down, the property was above and beyond what I expected.... Read More

The Pike Place Market Seattle, Washington: From a Local's Point of View

Jun 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

You may know downtown Seattle’s Pike Place Market as an outdoor farmers market where flying fish soar through the air. But to a local Seattleite, the pockets of the Market exemplify much more than just a place to sit on a carved bronze pig for a candid snapshot. So then, what is "the Market" to a native Pac-N-Westerner?... Read More

Cape Town in Three Days

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Chic and exciting, historic and endearing...Cape Town can be seen in just three days, (but should be enjoyed for many days longer). DC’s "Snowpocolypse 2011" had us stranded in a taxi for nine hours (with the meter running) instead of flying over the Atlantic Ocean, leaving our long awaited trip to South Africa two days short, allowing only three days in Cape Town. And of course, I immediately fell in love the "Tavern of the Seas" and wanted to stay for weeks… or years. Getting down to business, I carefully drew a plan to ensure that I would see as much as the city as possible in a short amount of time. A success! Inhabited by Dutch settlers, the Afrikaans, Zimbabwean migrants from darker days of oppression, and nomadic expats, Cape Town is nothing short of a... Read More

The Resort at Paws Up: Montana Ranch and Luxury Resort

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

"The Last Best Place" is a prodigious claim for any resort to make. But for the Resort of Paws Up, the claim is as true as the big blue skies of Montana that it rests under.... Read More

Panama City Beach: Make Waves on Florida's Gulf Coast

Jun 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Bijan Bayne

For those seeking sun and beautiful shores, it doesn't get any better than Panama City Beach, Florida. Known for its shimmering emerald waters, Panama City Beach boasts the nation's first new international airport since 9/11. The beach also hosted America's First Family for a vacation in 2010. Here, upscale condo options, delectable dining, and shopping variety abound.... Read More

Destination Weddings in Mexico: An Insider's Guide

Jun 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

With an economy that continues to falter and no immediate relief in sight, many committed couples are looking for innovative ways to tie the knot. However, future brides and grooms still want the option to customize their nuptials. They also want luxury - albeit, luxury on a budget. An emerging trend has developed to meet those needs: the destination wedding.... Read More

8 Ideal Destinations for the Solo Traveler

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Traveling alone has many more pros than it does cons. You don’t have to work around anyone’s schedule but your own, you get to choose your every meal, and you get all the glory of your travel triumphs (and the hilarity of your mistakes) all to yourself.... Read More

Travel to Guam: The South Pacific's Secret Vacation Destination

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

I'm embarrassed to admit that before traveling to Guam I knew very little of the destination. My limited knowledge: Guam is a U.S. Territory, a tropical island in the Pacific and closer to Asia than North America.... Read More

Guided Tours of Vietnam's Historical Landmarks

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Looking to discover a new destination with a little added luxury? Then let us introduce you to Vietnam: a land of jungles, beaches and incredible natural beauty on the South China Sea.... Read More

Adventure Travel in Papua New Guinea: Discover Unchartered Land

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Ever feel that there are no unknown wonders left in the world? No undiscovered mysteries? No bona fide adventures? Take heed: we have a trip that will take you far, far off the beaten path and into Papua New Guinea’s unchartered jungles.... Read More

Sri Lanka: Tea Estates, National Parks & Luxury Villas

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From epic palm covered beaches to legendary tea estates, historical fortress towns and spectacular National Parks, Sri Lanka has it all. So if you want to experience more than just the hotel swimming pool we’ll make sure that you get a proper taste of this tea-toting colonial gem.... Read More

Icelandic Adventure Travel Across Langjokull Glacier

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Challenge yourself on an expedition into the dramatic wilderness of Iceland’s remote interior. Descend into untouched ice caves, race snowmobiles across the top of one of the largest glaciers in Europe and break new trails in unexplored mountain ranges, during this truly rare and demanding journey.... Read More

Adventure Travel in New Zealand: A Helicopter Surfing Experience

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

If films like Point Break and Blue Crush still set your heart racing with anticipation then we’ve got the experience to make your epic surf dreams a reality. This is the ultimate ‘heli-surfing’ adventure all in pursuit of the perfect wave.... Read More

Guyana, South America: Travel Through the Amazon Rainforest

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Take on a truly epic adventure which takes you deep to a rarely visited corner of the earth. From Guyana’s deep, mist-shrouded uncharted jungle and mighty thundering waterfalls to its rolling savannahs; traverse this mysterious land by foot, dug-out canoe, 4×4 and horseback whilst learning vital survival skills and living with the Amerindians and Vaquero cowboys, which few have ever encountered.... Read More

South America's Chilean Patagonia Adventure Travel Itinerary

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

This is an incredible expedition that will take you from mountain summit to the Pacific Ocean on one continuous journey. You will climb the imposing Tres Monjas, journey along remote Andean cowboy routes and negotiate some of the most challenging white water in the world in order to complete a unique journey through one of South America's last true frontiers.... Read More

Costa Rica Vacations: Adventure Travel by Land and Sea

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Get ready for a journey from the highlands of Costa Rica to its stunning coast that includes interacting with the indigenous and deeply private Cabecar tribe, extreme white water rafting and traversing the Ossa Peninsula by foot and kayak.... Read More

Adventure Travel in Africa: Botswana Safari Experience

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Put simply, Botswana is home to some of the best safari experiences in the world. From Victoria Falls to the Okavango Delta to the luxury base camps, unforgettable experiences are just waiting to happen. As an authority in luxury travel, Black Tomato has been creating bespoke travel experiences worldwide for more than six years. Their extravagant and extraordinary adventure travel itineraries are meant to leave a lasting impression, and this one is no exception.... Read More

South Australia Travel: Three Luxury Lodges Down Under

Jun 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Sydney might have the Opera House; Queensland has the Great Barrier Reef; The Northern Territory is where you'll find Uluru; but South Australia is the state with three distinctive Luxury Lodges of Australia properties that showcase the best of Australian opulence, as well as the special character of three very unique, quintessentially down under settings.... Read More

India Travel Guide to Exploring the Land Like a Local

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

India, the nation that prides itself on being the largest democracy in the world, also has a lot to offer the traveler. The vast country is filled with different geographies, climates, cultures, ethnicities, languages and customs. As you travel through, it is important to have some knowledge of the different sites you will see and people you will meet.... Read More

Executive Lodging of the Black Hills: Vacation Rentals in South Dakota

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The once wild, wild west of the Black Hills region of South Dakota remains intact. However, it also is now luxurious as well as wild with a little help from Executive Lodging of the Black Hills. The specialty hospitality provides fully furnished cabins and vacation homes in destinations such as Mt. Rushmore, Historic Deadwood, Deer Mountain, and the Mickelson Trail.... Read More

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