Imagine my surprise upon entering the lobby of the Hilton Amsterdam one evening to find all the lights out and only candles illuminating everything. An electricity failure in such a lovely 5-star hotel in a prestigious neighborhood of Holland's colorful capital city? But no, that wasn't the reason. Instead, full credit to the Hilton Group.... Read More
Bend is a mecca for artisan breweries, creative local cuisine and stunning scenery. This picturesque destination sits in Central Oregon’s high desert country – east of the Cascades near Mt. Bachelor and not far from the Three Sisters Mountains. With lots of sunshine and cooler nights, it’s often referred to as “San Diego North.”... Read More
Dubai and the UAE is one of the world’s ultimate shopping destinations. But the actual experience of shopping here is just as important as the shops themselves. Many of the malls here are more entertainment complex than they are shopping centres – each vying to bring customers through the door through their impressive sights and attractions.... Read More
To borrow the words of Wartime British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, El Palauet Living in Barcelona is "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." No-one seems to know exactly when the exquisite building housing this boutique hotel was first constructed (around the turn of the 20th century,) and who originally owned it (the Bonaventura Ferrer family, perhaps, whose members made their fortunes from cane-sugar and Bacardi in the then colonial French-Caribbean) – this lack of precise information adding more than a hint of mystery to any visit.... Read More
Arizona is well known throughout the world as the location of the Grand Canyon. This natural wonder, carved out over millennia by the rushing waters of the Colorado River, is a massive 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and over one mile deep. Tourists flock from all over the globe to witness this fantastic creation of nature. Arizona in general is a great tourist destination, with many attractions and activities. ... Read More
Need to impress big time?
Organising a prestigious corporate event, drinks reception or gala dinner is an important task – and it’s essential to find the right venue to set the scene. The location reflects your company ethos, your brand values and how you treat the people you do business with, clients and esteemed business contacts included.
If you are searching for an exceptional event venue to really showcase your company – perhaps for a product launch, conference, exhibition or celebration – it needs to be somewhere really special. Gone are the days of bland conference hotels and uninspiring locations. These days, there’s really no excuse to find somew... Read More
No longer do savvy travelers zoom past Napa on their way to other destinations. The City of Napa has arrived and continues to blossom and flourish with new reasons tostay, eatdrink and play.
Downtown Napa offers all of the delights of the wine country experience without the traffic and crowds of its neighboring hamlets. It is now home to world-class dining, which includes Michelin-Starred restaurants, over twenty wine bars, Oxbow Market and the adjacent newly opened CIA-Culinary Institute of America Center at Copia—all within easy walking distance. These are just some of the compelling reasons to plan a trip here. ... Read More
Many dream of waking up daily to views of the Caribbean Sea’s clear waters gently lapping the white-sand beaches, palm trees, passing ships, colourful plant life and all. Now the time has come to stop dreaming. Here’s why a move to the Dominican Republic is the best decision you’ll make all year.... Read More
The world’s largest Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre sails from Norway to America, beginning April 24. The vessel sets sail from its homeport of Haugesund, Norway and will cross the North Atlantic ocean, on the same route of the original Vikings a millennium before. The route moves from Norway to Iceland, to Greenland, to Canada and finally to the USA. The last stop will be in New York in mid-September.... Read More
Spring is in the air, and that means spring skiing! The ultimate combination of winter sport and spring weather, there’s no better time to be on the mountain. Getting your fill of sun and snow can be challenging, since you can never tell what the snow report will look like. Luckily, there are resorts all over the world that cater to those hoping to hit the slopes in springtime. These four destinations are great locations for skiers seeking a spring fix thanks to late season snowfall, superior snowmaking, and exciting springtime events.... Read More
Are you and your better half trying to plan a romantic trip somewhere soon? Choosing a destination that is secluded, pleasant, and welcoming can be challenging, so we have helped narrow it down for you. Here are a few less-heralded spots that promise to be serene and memorable for couples, without the buzzing of tourists around.... Read More
Gallivanting around Madrid or conducting business in San Francisco? Wherever you’re going—and whatever you’re planning to do there—you’ll need to pack a bag before you leave for the trip. But even though packing is universal to travelers, packing well isn’t necessarily a skill that we all share. That’s where these packing hacks come in. Each of these smart tips comes recommended by master travelers and promises you an easier trip from start to finish. ... Read More
Contemplating an escape to Coastal Maine evokes images of clipper ships, rugged beaches, lighthouses, and the most prized lobsters in North America. Kennebunkport is a fine example of where all this and more comes together.... Read More
Tourists looking to combine creativity and relaxation should consider boutique hotels offering immersive art experiences. This year, try checking out the hotels below, all located in American cities with their own thriving art scenes.... Read More
If island-hopping in French Polynesia is on your bucket list, then Paul Gauguin Cruises is the way to do it. Before boarding, start with an overnight at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa, just minutes from the airport and pier. The resort offers lagoon swimming, stunning sunsets, water activities and easy proximity to the historical and cultural sites of the island.... Read More
Australia is known for its unforgiving terrain, dangerous animals, and unique accents. However, Australian cuisine is among the most diverse in the world, blending together its colonial roots with the UK (with the foods of the indigenous inhabitants) to create world-renowned fusion in their dishes.... Read More
A hotel that displays more than a thousand flowers throughout its rooms for guests to enjoy deserves strong credit, a hotel that changes those thousand flowers every single week deserves the highest of praise.... Read More
Now that 2016 is underway and the yearly planning has begun in the exciting luxury travel industry, it’s easy to spot the trends for this year. The travel industry is evolving in a new and exciting way.... Read More
While the Renaissance may be long over, America is in the midst of its own creative revolution, and artistic havens can be found all over: from America’s densely populated cities to the less populated rural towns.... Read More
Cycling is a great way to stay active and you don’t have to be a seasoned biker to go on a cycling holiday. It can be as easy or as challenging as you want and there are so many amazing destinations just waiting to be discovered on bike.... Read More
Family adventures are big news: it’s not enough any more to book a hotel with a pool, these days the kids want more (and you deserve more as a parent, too!). Family travel experts Kid & Coe have selected their top global destinations for travel sure to put a smile on your kids’ faces and a spring in your step.... Read More
In Argentina, it’s the start of Autumn, which means it’s harvest time at the foot of the Andes in Mendoza’s wine country. The Vines Resort & Spa is Mendoza’s ultimate retreat for wine and food lovers and outdoor aficionados. After landing at Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (Mendoza International Airport), The Vines Resort & Spa is a ninety-minute drive south from the city of Mendoza and located in the in the heart of Argentina’s up-and-coming wine growing sub-region, Uco Valley.... Read More
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