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5 Luxury Dude Ranches to Visit During The Year of the Horse

Jan 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

According to the Chinese Lunar New Year, 2014 is The Year of the Horse. According to astrologists, this means that this year will be a great year for travel since the horse communicates speedy and successful transportation from one destination to the next. To celebrate the animals that are meant to bring us a wonderful travel year, we found five luxury dude ranches perfect for paying homage to a cowboy's best friend.... Read More

Where to Go If You're In The Know: Three Awesome Destinations for 2014

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

When planning a trip for 2014, whether you’re looking for the best food in the world, a tropical paradise or a wildlife-filled adventure, look past the typical destinations and check out these three must-see places off the beaten path, recommended by Lia Batkin. Batkin, along with Seth Kaplan, is the co-founder of In The Know Experiences, a travel and lifestyle company that prides itself on catering to clients who want more than just a flight and hotel but instead are seeking a unique one-of-a-kind experience. She gave us her thoughts on the location, accommodations, dining and activities to do while visiting these three hot spots.... Read More

Nashville: A Destination About Much More Than Just Music

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

“Welcome to Nashville. You can pick up your luggage and guitar cases at carousel one,” announces the flight attendant upon landing in the Tennessean capital. This, like many, were the words welcoming me into Music City.... Read More

2014 Travel Forecast: This Year is All About Fun, Fitness, Vodka and Cruising

Jan 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

To kick off the New Year, experts in every industry are sounding off with trends reports and “official lists” of what to do/where to go/what’ll be hot in 2014. We’re seeing fresh takes on classic pursuits, or extra perks for the consumer dollar, plus some cool freebies at surprisingly posh places. From multiple hotels launching free Happy Hour offerings, to Royal Caribbean debuting a “virtual balcony” so all their cruise passengers see are sunny skies…one thing is clear across all verticals: fun. The public demanded it, and the travel-world obliged.... Read More

A Quick Guide to 6 Of the Best Cities Along the French Riviera

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan

During the middle ages, the French built their settlements on the Mediterranean hills for optimal protection against their foreign enemies. Today, their foresight makes the colorful, elevated villages both scenic and awe-inspiring for visitors to the French Riviera. From absinthe-tasting in 9th century cellars to viewing original work by Chagall or Picasso in unlikely places and luxury hotels, there are unexpected delights in every village. Here are some tips to navigate the diverse towns in this charming destination.... Read More

Editor's Choice: JustLuxe Lists Their Dream Destinations for 2014

Jan 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s a rare day for me when I’m not dreaming about travel. Sometimes it’s jet-setting to a small exotic island in Fiji, other times it’s the city streets of Tokyo or to South American countries where dancing reigns supreme; whatever the daily choice, my passport is always close at hand. With the new year looming over our heads, many of us are making resolutions and lists of things we’d like to accomplish this year. ... Read More

Roman Abramovich & Hollywood's A-Listers Continue to Party on St. Bart's

Jan 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Two weeks ago the New York Post’s Page Six declared that St. Bart’s was “losing its exclusivity” after Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich decided not to host his annual megabucks New Year’s bash on the posh island. Many of the ritzy resort’s other wealthy regulars were also headed elsewhere, the paper and other media outlets said, pointing to a further decline in the island’s fortunes.... Read More

9 Hotels & Destinations to Completely Unplug, Disconnect and Recharge

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Each year since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), gives techies a reason to celebrate their favorite gadgets and see what’s up-and-coming. So what’s the feedback this year? More new-fangled toys, talking refrigerators, or TVs with four screens masked as one large box? Maybe it’s time to shift the comfort back to simple comforts: a good book, a cozy hammock, and ocean breezes. With that in mind, here are nine low-tech retreats where guests can unplug, disconnect, and enjoy the moment.... Read More

Plan Your Tailor-Made 2014 Southeast Asia Luxury Vacation With Jacada Travel

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Southeast Asia has been making its way into my inbox lately; vacations, hotels, and luxury cruises seem to be focusing on the sub region for their locations and 2014 itineraries. Stretched out over 4,000 miles of continental mainlands and a string of archipelagoes, Southeast Asia is a beautiful region with so much to offer and vast landscapes differing in each area.... Read More

Navigate Your Own Safari on Orient-Express' Self-Drive Adventure

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

African safaris are pretty great; and if you’ve gone on a few, you may know the drill well and even like to take over as guide once-in-awhile by describing the animals and wildlife that cross your path. If that's you, your only logical next step would be to drive your own 4x4 into the vast wilderness and up the ante of the adventure. Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator, is giving its guests that option in Botswana.... Read More

Resolution Trips: Travel to a Better You in 2014

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In 2014, we’re resolving to make New Year’s resolutions less of a chore checklist and more of a Choose Your Own Adventure with a marathon in Bhutan, SCUBA at the Cousteau Island retreat, or mediation atop a mountain. After all, they say self-improvement is all about the journey.... Read More

 
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