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Hilton Amsterdam: Quiet and Lively, Best of Both Worlds

Apr 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

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, Oregon: Fun in the High Desert

Apr 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Patty Burness

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

Where to Shop in the UAE

Apr 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Mike James

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

Modern Luxury Within an Ancient Barcelona Building

Apr 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

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

5 World Class Eateries You’ll Only Find In Arizona

Apr 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Mark Kingley

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

Four Unique Corporate Event Venues

Apr 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Mike James

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

The City of Napa: Wine and Dine, Stay and Play

Apr 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

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

Reasons to Move to the Dominican Republic

Apr 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Ian Garstang

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 Sets Sail for America

Apr 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

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

Four Spring Skiing Destinations

Apr 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Tailwind ...

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

Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam: Canal-side Historic Property With a Twist

Apr 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With its launch just two months ago, the partially refurbished Hotel Pulitzer has become Amsterdam’s latest five-star offering.... Read More

Five Beautiful Tourist-Free Cities for a Couples Getaway

Apr 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Tailwind ...

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

Packing Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Apr 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Tailwind ...

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

5 Greek Getaways Perfect for Pampering

Apr 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Ian Garstang

 If you’re looking for that Greek spa getaway but aren’t quite sure where to go, here are a few of our top five picks in no particular order.... Read More

Sleeping With History: Inns of Kennebunkport

Apr 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

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

These Unique Hotel Perks Are Pretty Sweet

Apr 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Tailwind ...

Free wi-fi, a couple bottles of water, coffee, and gym access were once considered hotel luxuries, but they’re now just the baseline when it comes to travel perks.... Read More

The 5 Best Boutique Hotels To Boost Your Creativity

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Tailwind ...

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

Island-Hopping, Paul Gauguin Cruises

Apr 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

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

Scopello: Exclusive Holiday in Sicily

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Marta Mariani

To have an exclusive holiday in Sicily is worth going to lesser-known, yet luxurious destinations like the town of Scopello.... Read More

5 Reasons You’ll Love The Bahamas

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Sara Thompson

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is made up of more than 700 islands, and the archipelago boasts great weather, unforgettable beaches and friendly people.... Read More

Australian Cuisine To Try on Your Next Visit

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Stephanie Norman

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

5 Things You Must Surely Do in Zurich

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Kasia Davidson

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland with a total area of 87.88 km2. It has an oceanic climate with four major seasons, Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn.... Read More

Supreme Service and Ambience at Barcelona’s Hotel Arts

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

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

Enhancements Abound at the Plaza Hotel Las Vegas

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

If you haven’t been to the Plaza Hotel Las Vegas lately and can make your way to the property, you’re in for a surprise.... Read More

2016 Travel Trends From the CEO of Charter Concierge Services

Apr 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Gia Vigliotti

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

A Quick, 24-Hour Guide to Making Your Way Through Rome

Apr 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Rome is the capital city of Italy and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.... Read More

Five American Artist Havens for the Art Enthusiast

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Jacob Levine

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

Where Surf Meets Relaxation - Best Vacation Destination Surf Spots

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Tyler Fleck

Mother Nature is majestic and powerful, and nowhere is that more apparent than the ocean; swift currents and strong waves pose a danger even to modern ships.... Read More

Visiting Positano on the Amalfi Coast

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Teresa D'Esposito

Positano is a small town located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, in southern Italy. It is not a place to be missed for a lot of reasons. First of all, the panorama!... Read More

Five of the Best Places for Cycling Holidays Around the World

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Bérangere & Eugénie

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

The Ten Best Family Destinations in the World

Apr 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Kid & Coe

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

Mendoza’s Modern Retreat for Wine, Food and Outdoor Aficionados

Apr 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Whitney Spielfogel

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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