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Ingredients for a Luxury Vacation in Thailand

Jun 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Bree Allen

The combination of Thailand’s natural beauty and its affordability draws travelers from across the globe. Those with a slim budget can easily travel long-term by staying in affordable hostels, but people looking for a luxury vacation can fund it without breaking the bank. If you’re of the latter and want a grandeur Thailand vacation, here’s a sneak peek at what this fantastic country has to offer:... Read More

8 Celebrities You Might Spot on Cruise Ships

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Chandra Bhushan

The romance of high seas travel calls far and wide. For some celebrities, the pull to luxury travel on board decked-out ships proves too strong. Cunard’s famous Queen Mary 2 alone has seen the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sting, Beyonce and Russell Crowe. Some step on board as entertainers or guest speakers as part of themed cruises, while others are just along for the ride. But whatever the reason, they’re cruisers just like you, so even buffet trips have star-studded potential.... Read More

Nevis, The Caribbean's Unspoilt Island

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Ian Garstang

In recent years, many of the Caribbean’s islands have undergone heavy commercialisation in line with the influx of tourists in search of sunshine and relaxation, and who can blame them? Blue skies, perfect temperatures, sandy beaches and crystal waters all form the foundations of an incredibly long list of reasons why the Caribbean is so popular.... Read More

Luxury Vacation Rental Homes Near Yosemite

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Dee Elle Lang

President Obama took his family to stay in Yosemite National Park last weekend. Maybe this will start a trend that many of you will want to follow. You may not have SUV caravans full of secret service personnel that need accommodations, but perhaps you have a sizable group of friends and family that you’d like to bring along. Have you considered a luxury vacation rental in one of the gateway communities? I’ve done some research and would like to present three prime options.... Read More

Selecting a Luxury Safari Experience

Jun 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Whitney Spielfogel

For many travelers, an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Planning the perfect trip can be a daunting task for first-timers to the region. With wide-ranging environments, varied climates, some 20 countries to choose from and more than a dozen national parks–not to mention a plethora of wildlife–the options are endless. Here’s an overview on how to select which African safari is best for you. Whichever region you chose, get ready for a trip that will far surpass your expectations!... Read More

The Luxury of The Unexpected at the Raffles Hotel Dubai

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

My stay at the Raffles Hotel Dubai was everything I could have hoped for and plenty that I didn’t expect. The building’s pyramid shape and many decorative references to ancient Egypt blend beautifully with elements like the modern blac... Read More

Queenstown’s Best Ski Fields

Jun 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Simon Lubin

Located in Otago in the South West of New Zealand’s South Island, Queenstown is among the world’s top luxury resort towns. Queenstown’s ski fields have some of the best skiing in New Zealand, with a variety of great ski fields to explore, and the town itself boasts spectacular views of the nearby mountain ranges. So, if you are looking for a winter adventure, a Queenstown skiing getaway is definitely a must do for your travel itinerary.... Read More

A Wine Lover's Heaven in Kenwood, CA

Jun 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Patty Burness

Located in Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon, Kenwood boasts lush parklands, great food and wine as well as places to kick back and relax. It’s only about an hour from San Francisco.... Read More

Family Friendly Luxury in Miami

Jun 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Finelli

There is a stigma that you can’t bring children with you to nice places.  This stigma is real and present, but with a dark enough pair of sunglasses you can block out the judgemental stares and enjoy some real luxury.... Read More

Corinthia Hotel Budapest: Defining a New Level of Luxury and Comfort

Jun 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

This is the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building by night as seen from the Danube River. When in Budapest, stay with the glitterati. The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is celebrating its 120 years—looking like a grande dame on the outside and a sophisticated lady on the interior. Located in the hub of the city center, just minutes from the Opera House and the main shopping avenue, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, formerly known as the Grand Hotel Royal, from its very inception, has been serving distinguished guests with the discreet elegance of those who cherish privacy and the grand style.... Read More

Tranquility at Su Gologone Hotel

Jun 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The road to Su Gologone hotel leads right to the mountains; what a stupendous sight they are. Rising speckled, straight up from the valley floor like huge chunks of nougat, they dominate this placid, rural area of central Sardinia. If you're looking for a rustic Mediterranean island retreat, then this may be just the place.... Read More

Waltzing the Danube in Grand Style on Uniworld River Princess 

Jun 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Setting off from Prague and heading toward Budapest, Uniworld’s European itinerary is a great way to see the continent via the intimate 130-passenger River Princess. If you're a suite guest, you're treated to even more exclusive experience with the help of a personal butler. From the moment they arrive—dressed in tails and white gloves—they'll escort you to your suite and you'll know you are in for the royal treatment.... Read More

Frost Ice Loft Cools Temperatures Down in Boston

Jun 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

One of the best ways to quickly cool off this summer in Boston is with a visit to Frost Ice Loft. Located in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, this might be the best summertime cooldown. If you haven’t visited the cool (literally) space, you are in for a special treat.... Read More

When in Rome...The Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

Jun 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. It’s a very old cliché but one that’s worth heeding when it comes to choosing the perfect location as your home base for touring the Eternal City. The Romans who live in the exclusive and tranquil residential neighborhood surrounding the grand Villa Borghese and its exquisite gardens, in the center of the city and minutes from Rome’s great monuments and museums, are certainly the folks to emulate. ... Read More

Cultural and Culinary Rewards in Basque Country

Jun 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

From visiting Guggenheim exhibits and an intriguing witches museum to enjoying fine food and music concerts, there’s no shortage of things to enjoy in the Basque region around Bilbao. Here are a few tips.... Read More

Scrumptious, Luxurious Father's Day Family Fun at Hotel Arts Barcelona

Jun 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

For a tasty Father’s Day experience, your readers can consider packing up the whole family to the Catalan capital of Spain, for a stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona.... Read More

Under-the-Radar Luxury Cottages in the Heart of Nantucket

Jun 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

If you have read Herman Melville's Moby Dick, you're acutely aware that 19th century Nantucket whaling culture majorly inspires this tale of punishing seas and relentless harpooning. Nowhere in the plot line are scenes of lounging on the beach, boat regattas, or hitting trendy boutiques and Island-to-Table restaurants.... Read More

Solo Travel vs. Group Travel: Which One is Right for You?

Jun 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Kacey Bradley

Traveling can be both an exciting and stressful endeavor. One way to avoid any unnecessary moments of difficulty is to understand whether your type of travel style is done best with a group, a few individuals or completely solo. In many cases, your choice can depend largely on how you decide to travel or where you’ve chosen as your destination.... Read More

Scenic Sonoma is a Wine Country Lover's Delight

Jun 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Patty Burness

Sonoma is a wine country lover’s delight: It has ambience, idyllic scenery and sumptuous bounty from surrounding farms and wineries. Sonoma is the perfect spot for a getaway. Make it a point to stop at the gems just on the outskirts of town you’ve probably passed by on prior visits – like CornerStone Sonoma and the Eighth Street Wineries.... Read More

5 Foods You Have to Try in Florence

Jun 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Adam Groffman

There is so much to see in Florence that will leave you hungry for more than just the incredible history and art you’ll find in some of Italy’s best museums. Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, has a number of iconic meals, sometimes presented so artfully as if they were Renaissance classics.... Read More

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