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Over-the-Top Services & Amenities Offered by Luxury Hotels

Aug 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Pool butlers? Been done. Poolside hand massage? So 2008. A doggie room service menu? Woof-woof, whatever. Travelers these days are jaded, and with good reason. Hoteliers, innkeepers and even B+B proprietors lately are making a collective effort to outdo each other with far-out specialized services and customized amenities.... Read More

Medieval Mysteries | UNESCO World Heritage Sites - City of Bath

Aug 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  2 Comments

The City of Bath contains a cornucopia of cultural attractions. At the center of it all is the Temple of Sulis Minerva, which features a thermal spa complex fueled by nearby natural hot springs. The steamy pools are known for their longstanding history and are believed to have mystical healing powers. From the Temple, quaint streets spiral through the town, dotted with a variety of smaller-scale attractions.... Read More

Four Seasons Partners with Mercedes-Benz for Adventurous Excursions

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Thanks to a new program created in partnership with the famed German automaker, a fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles is now available for exclusive use by guests of Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, and Four Seasons Resort Vail in Colorado – gas included.... Read More

Luxury Wedding Planner Attracts Celebrities to Paris

Aug 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

Destination weddings have become quite a trend compared to traditional nuptials, particularly for those able to afford the added expense and effort. Instead of the ceremony and reception being shared with family and friends within a five-mile radius from home, for instance, couples opt for a more meaningful location. However, not limited to weddings, other celebrations are also being whisked away from local addresses to far off lands for a more unforgettable experience. Rendez-Vous in Paris, a wedding and events planning company based in, where else, Paris, France, is a firm for hire with expertise in arranging extravagant parties to go down in history for host and guests alike. ... Read More

Inn-to-Inn Hiking in Switzerland

Aug 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Switzerland’s Appenzell, a half-canton of only 66 square miles, is packed with more charm and cultural richness than normally found in many countries.... Read More

Italy Vacations | Living Like A King at Umbria Castle

Aug 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Every resort offers certain classy amenities, whether it be a restaurant headed up by a TV celebrity chef, or a spa offering the most sumptuous soaks and massages, but for those wishing to avoid the stigma of becoming someone who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing, there are a collection of unique properties out there that provide an experience in favor of exquisite services. These premises are listed with airbnb, a service that allows individuals to list their personal plots when they are not otherwise in use, giving travelers truly atypical trip-planning choices. ... Read More

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Aug 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Hikkaduwa, [also called "Hikka" (slang)] is located in the south of the island of Sri Lanka. A three hour drive from the capital city, Colombo, the beach and the sea are what beckon people to this coastal beach town.... Read More

Best Golf Hotels in Ireland

Aug 15, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Not only does Ireland boast golf courses of incredible quality, but many of those courses are attached to some of the most luxurious castles, hotels and resorts to be found anywhere in the world.... Read More

Alaska Fishing by Seaplane | Dove Island Lodge

Aug 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Robert Painter

Maybe you have never heard of Sitka. It is a beautiful village in southeastern Alaska located on Baranof Island along the outer coast of Alaska's famed Inside Passage. You can't drive there from here— or from anywhere. The only access is by sea or by air. Only a few cruise ships are allowed. There is no cruise port. ... Read More

Treehouse Vacation with Views of a Volcano in Hawaii

Aug 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  1 Comment

Every resort offers certain classy amenities, whether it be a restaurant headed up by a TV celebrity chef, or a spa offering the most sumptuous soaks and massages, but for those wishing to avoid the stigma of becoming someone who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing, there are a collection of unique properties out there that provide an experience in favor of exquisite services. These premises are listed with airbnb, a service that allows individuals to list their personal plots when they are not otherwise in use, giving travelers truly atypical trip-planning choices. ... Read More

Oahu, Hawaii: Exploring This Ideal Beach Destination

Aug 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Chaney Ojinnaka

I just recently spent some time in Oahu, Hawaii. Staying in Honolulu, it was a great base to explore all that the island had to offer. I have been to Oahu before for a conference, stayed in Waikiki and did the touristy things such as Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head and the main strip. This time though, we got a car and drove out of Honolulu, exploring beaches and activities beyond the beaten path. It was such a rewarding experience. The highlights were:... Read More

Time Travel | UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Yosemite

Aug 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  1 Comment

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

Mardin, Turkey: The Window to Mesopotamia

Aug 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

You can take that title literally. I looked out of the window of my hotel room and there it was: the land of my dreams, the Sea of Mesopotamia, as they call it, stretching out endlessly, all the way to Syria and beyond.... Read More

Greece Vacations | A Private Palace Perched on a Peak

Aug 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Every resort offers certain classy amenities, whether it be a restaurant headed up by a TV celebrity chef, or a spa offering the most sumptuous soaks and massages, but for those wishing to avoid the stigma of becoming someone who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing, there are a collection of unique properties out there that provide an experience in favor of exquisite services. These premises are listed with airbnb, a service that allows individuals to list their personal plots when they are not otherwise in use, giving travelers truly atypical trip-planning choices. ... Read More

In Villas Veritas: Three Luxurious French Villas from the Collection

Aug 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Suzanne Aaronson

Renting a villa with family and friends is my all-time favorite holiday. The privacy, mood control and coziness factors make for such a lovely experience. But, renting the right villa in the right location for you is crucial— and so many agents you find on the web or via large companies are misleading and send you photos and details having little to do with reality!... Read More

African Safari Adventure | Sanctuary Olonana

Aug 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury is changing. The old view showcased glam and glittering possessions few could ever purchase. The new view is having access to experiences few on the planet can gain or even fantasize about. On my recent tour of Africa, one resort showcased such an outstanding example of the new luxury that is a challenge to me to put into words the surreal experiences I soaked in. This is my feeble attempt, if not my urging, to encourage a stay at the Sanctuary Olonana. ... Read More

City of Dreams: Inside a Macau, China Mega-Development

Aug 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

An iconic rock 'n roll brand, an upscale business travel stalwart, and an Australian-Macanese joint project are the three hotels that comprise the City of Dreams — one of the newest and most Western-friendly mega-developments in Macau.... Read More

Cape Town Luxury Accommodation with a View: The Ellerman House

Aug 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

When the staff from the Ellerman House says, “Welcome home,” they actually mean it. Creating a sense of home, with all the intimate elements of familiarity, coziness, and warmth, is as elusive to many luxury properties as a sixth sense. The Ellerman House, however, has mastered this sixth sense to a remarkably high degree.... Read More

 
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