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Romantic Caribbean Island Hotel Promotes a Simpler Way of Life

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Has your hectic work, family and social schedule put ideas for a romantic vacation on hold for far too long? Are you looking to slow down and be able to appreciate the simple pleasures in life? Montpelier Plantation & Beach on Nevis Island might just be the place to do it. The hotel is located on a former 18th century sugar plantation, and sits comfortably 750 feet above the shore at the foot of Nevis Peak, just six miles from the beach. And while you might be getting "back to basics" so-to-speak, this Relais & Chateaux property still ensures five-star service and accommodations that are anything but.... Read More

Discover First-Hand What Makes Bordeaux Wines World Famous With Viking River Cruises

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

To be intrigued by this new luxury cruise itinerary from Viking River Cruises, all you have to do is one thing: enjoy drinking wine. Well, you also have to like traveling to Europe, touring beautiful French wine regions and learning how that little grape transforms into your adult beverage of choice. Dare I say, even if you aren’t a drinker you could still muster some pleasure in simply exploring a celebrated part of the country and its historical landmarks. Crazier things have happened.... Read More

First Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Americas Debuts in Puerto Rico

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When Laurance Rockefeller opened the Caribbean’s first luxury eco-resort in 1958, the Dorado Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Puerto Rico, celebrities like John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Joan Crawford flocked to it. This week ushers in a new era of jet-setting at the legendary 1,400-acre property as it re-opens as the $342 million Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve—the first Reserve property in the Americas from the world famous hospitality brand.... Read More

Find Urban Solace at Shanghai's Newest Luxury Hotel Twelve at Hengshan

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located in the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai’s hottest cosmopolitan area, the Twelve at Hengshan is enveloped in cafes, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and restored art-deco buildings. The building itself was designed by Mario Botta, who is also responsible for the iconic San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, using eco-friendly materials. The architecture stands out among the historic surroundings in its contemporary design, but Botta dressed the façade in natural terracotta, which is popular along the streets of Hengshan. The 171 luxury guest rooms encase a Chinese-style secret garden to promote Zen-like awareness of the environment.... Read More

Marco Island, Florida Beach Resort Spoils Guests With Unique Offerings

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Marco Beach Ocean Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond property located on the white sand beaches of Marco Island off the coast of South Florida. The all-suite resort contains 98 rooms with full kitchens, beautifully spacious bathrooms, and beachy Mediterranean decor. Offering interesting services like the ringing of a Captain’s Bell at sunset—which could be upsetting if you like to go to bed super early—the resort wants to provide an all-around experience, not just a place to rest your head.... Read More

Romantic Resort in Dominican Republic Where Nature Meets Modern Elegance

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Sublime Samana is a lovely seven-acre resort hidden in the tranquility of a hilly tropical jungle bordered by white sand beaches. Built around a series of canal pools, the property ensures that its guests feel they are one with the surrounding environment. Located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Sublime Samana boasts open-air spaces constructed using natural materials to further convince its temporary inhabitants of their harmonious existence.... Read More

Follow in Jack Hanna's Footsteps on This 11-Day African Safari

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

With one show airing for fifteen years, and another in its sixth season, American Zookeeper Jack Hanna is well loved by animals and people alike. His series Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild recently made an appearance in Africa, and Orient-Express Safaris wants others less fortunate than the world-traveler to relive the episodes through an 11-day journey into the “Heart of Africa with Jack Hanna.” The excursion allows wildlife-enthusiasts and thrill-seekers the opportunity to venture into the African wilderness without sacrificing the everyday luxuries of Western civilization.... Read More

Get Lost in the North Shore Lifestyle at Turtle Bay Resort

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

It’s hard to believe that the North Shore of Oahu and that Waikiki Beach are on the same island. Where crowds jam Waikiki Beach, the North Shore is a placid oasis of farms, mountains and beaches every bit as good—or better, for surfing at least—than those in the crowded Honolulu area.... Read More

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam | Here to Free You From Your Cultural Prison

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Originally built in 1921 as a luxury hotel for Europeans migrating to South America on Royal Dutch Lloyd ships, the Lloyd Hotel sits comfortably on the Eastern Docklands waterfront in Amsterdam.... Read More

Luxury Hotel in the French Alps Puts Ski Runs at Your Feet

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Described as an “Alpine fairy tale come true,” the Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles employs a dedicated staff, whom, we are assured are concerned only with making hotel guests happy. During your stay, expect to be endlessly pampered and entertained. On major holidays the staff gets into character as the chefs and skilled decorators create memorable experiences for guests year after year.... Read More

 
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