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Enjoy Versailles in the style of Marie-Antoinette

Sep 30, 2011  |   Contributor: michelle murré

Overview An historic hotel located in the heart of Versailles, a leisurely walk from the gardens and famed Louis XIV château, needs to be as magnificent as it’s surroundings and the sumptuously renovated ... Read More

Brooke Burke Helps Out a Charity in Hollywood

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Rhonda Eslinger

Everyone's favorite Dancing With The Stars co-host hit the Beverly Hilton Hotel last weekend looking absolutely stunning. Brooke Burke was at the luxury hotel for the 10th annual Smile Gala to benefit children in need of surgery. She was wear... Read More

Punta Cana trip

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Reyes

OOOOOOOO MMMMMMM GGGGGGGGGG! Punta Cana DR? I can't wait, I luv it there!!!!!!!!!!! It's a beautiful Island period! You guys have to visit!!!!!... Read More

Airport Authority and GIA Unveil Birthstones Exhibit

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Charles Hovis  |  1 Comment

On September 14, the Airport Authority joined GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in officially opening the “GIA Celebrates Birthstones” exhibit at San Diego International Airport.The exhibitcontains more than 250 gems, minerals an... Read More

Moscow's Renovated Bolshoi Theatre to Open the 236th Season

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Gina Vasquez  |  1 Comment

Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre brings to mind intrigue, pain and beauty. As one of Russia’s great international cultural symbols, the theatre has been a reflection of the country itself. The Petrovsky, the first theatre built... Read More

WHEN IN MILAN: SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP!

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

As the last of a Lugano church's bells chimed seven times, the phone rang.  Only in Switzerland I thought as I was greeted, "Good morning signora, this is your 7 o'clock wake-up."  During my visit I had grown accustom... Read More

AMORE! THAT'S ITALY

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

  “When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore,” sang crooner Dean Martin.     Nowhere do the lyrics ring truer than... Read More

World's Top 10 Shopping Cities

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

  For many, a vacation translates to shopping – seeing the sights of the aisles. To these travelers, urban adventures of the retail persuasion are more appealing than on-the-road lures including sightseeing, night life .... Read More

Monte Carlo Spa Well Worth Gamble

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Picture lying on a chaise lounge atop a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. To the right is the Principality’s palace. The nearby marina teems with sparkling white yachts as a fleet of boats with fuchsia sails cr... Read More

Aulani Resort In Hawaii Is Smashing!

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Mike Lang  |  1 Comment

Just returned from Disney's new Aulani resort in Hawaii and it's refreshingly un-Disney in that there are many quiet areas and undisturbed natural areas are at the forefront.... Read More

The 8th wonder of the world.

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Guy Louis Roger  |  2 Comments

A heavenly archipelago in the world, Philippines is a cluster of over 7000 tropical islands.The country is a beautiful tapestry of natural wonders, historical landmarks, exotic wild life and fascinating people with an enchanting sense of hos... Read More

The precious golden pearls of Palawan

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Guy Louis Roger

Palawan Island, known as the last frontier of the Philippines, is a real jewel of greenery, a natural paradise where still coexist big areas of rain forest. The beaches of fine white sand, the abrupt cliffs of limestone as well as mang... Read More

An amazing sanctuary of wild life in Bohol

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Guy Louis Roger

An amazing sanctuary of wild life, Tarsier Botanika is a tropical botanical garden that covers 5 hectares on Panglao Island, Bohol Philippines.Showcasing over 3,000 species and varieties of exotic plants and flowers, as well as an extensive ... Read More

the jewels of Bohol

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Guy Louis Roger

A heavenly archipelago in the world, Philippines is a cluster of over 7000 tropical islands.The country is a beautiful tapestry of natural wonders, historical landmarks, exotic wild life and fascinating people with an enchanting sense of hos... Read More

London, Inside and Out

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

A journey across the pond (translation: the Atlantic Ocean) is more than a change of latitude. Indeed, a visit to London is a trip to the past.  But it’s much more.  Yes, English is spoken, albeit the Queen&rsq... Read More

Wyoming Critter Tour

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Located in Jackson Hole, Spring Creek Ranch is a 1,000-acre oasis surrounded by who’s who of the wilderness world: Grand Teton Mountains, Yellowstone National Park and National Elk Refuge . . . along with Wyoming’s wildlife calling t... Read More

You'll Find a Little Bit of Italy in Switzerland's Ticino

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

  “Arrivederci, signora,” bade thegrotto’sproprietor when I rose from the table to depart. The translation “local eatery” doesn’t adequately describe the appeal of agrotto– a rural, simp... Read More

Hopscotching the Liquid Land of 'Braveheart' - Scotland and its Scotch

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

It’s no secret that the land of kilts and castles, haggis and haddock, is historically linked to liquor.  Scotland is where 500 years of whisky making is revered, but certainly not routine.&... Read More

Montreal's Jazz Fest

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Start with Canada’s Cultural Capital.  Add a celeb-packed entertainment roster. Throw in noon-to-midnight concerts (about 500 of them) over 10 days of fun.  Voilà! — it’s Festival International de Jazz de Montr&e... Read More

Machu Picchu's High Road can be the Short Trail

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Hidden from modern civilization until Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, the Peruvian site is a relative newcomer to the world’s stage of not-to-be-missed wonders.  Named the “lost city&rdq... Read More

Dallas Native Visits JFK Museum

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

  My birthplace, Dallas, has transformed from a mid-sized Texas town to a booming metropolis since that fateful day in November, 1963.     Along the way, on President’s Day, 1989, The Sixth F... Read More

Walking Atop the World

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

  The faint chime of cowbells amid a high altitude backdrop, an up-close-and-personal view of a snow topped “wedding cake” mountain and an impulsive dip in a natural springs pool only yards from the crashing sea; all are... Read More

Hawaii - Paradise Plus

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Imagine a land where the extraordinary is ordinary — daily rainbows, endless waterfalls, same-day surfing and snow skiing and championship golf bordering water hazards known as the Pacific Ocean.   In short . . . imagi... Read More

Where Eagles Dare

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

The year 1994 was a banner one for Brackendale, B. C. and its seasonal guests – the bald eagles. The occasion: the single day that volunteer spotters tallied a record 3,766 of the majestic raptors found only in North America, giving C... Read More

Off-Season: How to hit the world's great destinations when the crowds aren't there

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Though it is not considered prime time, sometimes the best time to travel is when most stay home. True, the weatherman can’t promise perfection and it’s only wise to avoid extreme conditions, such as Palm Springs’ 115-degr... Read More

20th Anniversary in Palm Springs

Sep 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Charlene Durham

We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary at the Hyatt Grand Champions Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. Our trip started with my husband surprising me with a new wedding ring as I had lost my first set years ago. I had no idea he was getting m... Read More

Alitalia

Sep 24, 2011  |   Contributor:

Alitalia has one of the worst business class seats ever. Do not ever pay extra to go on Alitalia by business class. The seats were terrible. non reclining, horrible service and plus they lost our bags.  Hope we never have to fly Alitalia agai... Read More

Las Ventanas al Paraiso - the ultimate in luxury Los Cabos

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Heather McDonough

If you are looking for the ultimate in a luxurious vacation, LasVentanas is the resort for you!  There’s definitely a reason (well,actually many reasons) why celebrities like Britney Spears, GwynethPaltrow an... Read More

Luxe Weekend Getaways

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Meghan Makela

Fall is now in full swing. The kids are back to school and summer Friday's are no longer at the office. Even though your weekdays may be hectic, luxurious weekend getaways are easily a short drive from New York City. No need to worry about passports and jetlag, here are some of my favorite vacation destinations for you to unwind, rejuvenate and be pampered all conveniently surrounding New York City.... Read More

In need of a new vacation

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: WillieMae Wright  |  3 Comments

It has been several years since my last vacation to Montego Bay, Jamaice and Im in need of a vacation. I have been to so many different places and now Im ready to travel again. I love to travel, I ... Read More

Serenity

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Sherri Duarte

I spent a night at the Four Seasons, Troon, in Scottsdale and enjoyed the absolute serenity.  My casita had a beautiful view of Pinnacle Peak and the gorgeous Arizona sunset.  The pool was uncrowded and refreshing, the pool-side service ... Read More

Complete luxury and relaxation!

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Sherri Duarte  |  1 Comment

My husband took me to the Royal Palms for a little get away in our city.  The hotel is one of my favorites because of the ambience, beautifully detailed rooms, gorgeous grounds, and impeccable service!  T. Cooks, the on-site restaurant, ... Read More

fun in the sun

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Cairns  |  3 Comments

Just the love flowers and the beaches there, the best in the world.... Read More

El Dorado Royal

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Keith Radcliff

We spent an amazing week this past March!  Some of the best service and food we have ever experienced.  The staff was attentive without being intrusive, the room was beautiful. We look forward to another stay soon.... Read More

A veritable Fantasy in the Venetian las vegas.

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor:   |  1 Comment

One might say all sorts of clichéd things about Las Vegas, its loud, trashy, cheap, too much bling all over, sparkling lights, glamour, people in search of that one big win. Yet people flock to las Vegas for those fun weekends, pa... Read More

UK, Blakes Boutique Hotel, London

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: PortraitsOfElegance

Blakes was created in 1978 by the world renowned designer Anouska Hempel and is known to be the world’s first luxury boutique hotel. Based in South Kensington, it is famous for its design, service and privacy. Blakes is a sed... Read More

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: John Thomas

 Trip sounds fantastic, hope I win.... Read More

Smoking at Casinos

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Ramon Estevez  |  3 Comments

My wife and I went to the Borgata in Atlantic City for our anniversary.  We had a wonderful time, but not gambling.  Not because we didn't want to (at least I wanted to), but because the smoke was just unbearable.  I know that ... Read More

Punta Cana

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Rita Lautenschlager

The people of Punta Cana are awesome and so appreciate travelers, we love it there!... Read More

Oceania defines Luxury and Customer Service

Sep 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Adam McGinness  |  1 Comment

I am blessed to work with a variety of luxury cruise lines.  Oceania is definitely one of the luxury lines that stands out.  Their exceptional cuisine, luxury accomodations, over 300 unique ports of call, and their intimate &am... Read More

Legendary Le Cirque Launches in Asia

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Legendary American restaurant Le Cirque has opened an outpost in India, marking a move to Asia. The new Le Cirque is located at The Leela Palace New Delhi, the capital’s newest and most opulent hotel located in the heart of th... Read More

Bistrot Bruno Loubet : French Bistrot Chic

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

A visit to Bistrot Bruno Loubet should be combined with a few drinks at the Cocktail Lounge at The Zetter Townhouse, where they also offer snacks from the bistot.... Read More

Gauthier : Soho Fine Dining

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Soho is renowned for its wild, debauched ways, while Alexis Gauthier, former chef at Roussillon in Pimlico, is known for his delicate style with fine French cuisine. This pairing, in a beautiful townhouse on Romilly Street, inches from the centre ... Read More

Bar Boulud : Best Burgers in London

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Bar Boulud is well known for some of the best burgers in London. The restaurant has such a buzz that it's a great place for a lingering lunch.... Read More

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester : Intimate Private Dining

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

The restaurant has some great private dining facilities, especially the Table Lumiere, which is ideal for up to six guests. Cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain, it is surrounded by 4,500 shimmering fibre optics that drop dramatically from the c... Read More

Black Rat Projects : We Need More Black Rat Projects!

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Dorian Gray

Black Rat Projects is an exquisite idea! Their curators always do the most wonderful job of finding new artists- a job that could be considered the most difficult in the industry, as the larger museums merely pick up on everyone that small galleri... Read More

Punta Tragara, Capri joins the Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Neto Angel

Punta Tragara, Capri of the Manfredi Fine Hotel Collection is delighted to announce that it is now a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It joins the beautiful portfolio of 520 luxury hotels around the world. With a heavenly lo... Read More

Destination Resorts Hawaii

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Esite Marketing

Destination Resorts Hawaii provides luxury Maui condos, villas & vacation rentals in Hawaii. These family-friendly condominiums offer resort amen... Read More

Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa Enchanting the World

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Neto Angel

Imagine shut down yourself completely of the world in a secluded spot, surrounded by nature in a bay away from Chilean Patagonia where it comes only by boat, with thermal waters approaching 40 ° of pure relaxation and where the cuisine blendin... Read More

Dubai: The Ultimate VIP Experience

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Peggy Goldman  |  1 Comment

You probably wouldn’t consider a city in the middle of the desert to be the world’s mecca of luxury. But despite its surroundings, Dubai is the epitome of opulence. At the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Dubai has no shortage of magnificent architecture, superb cuisine, and every amenity imaginable. Here, the extreme luxury is the point, and no expense is spared toward proving that this city is unparalleled in its extravagance. Here’s why Dubai is the ultimate experience in luxury.... Read More

AMAZING AMAZON

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial  |  3 Comments

After receiving yellow fever, typhoid, tetanus and Hepatitis A shots, going on malaria tablets, purchasing a mosquito net for my face, buying insect repellent with deet and quizzing anyone who has traveled within 500 miles of the Amazon rainforest,... Read More

Must Visit - W New Orleans-French Quarter

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Josephine Rowe

I was just looking through the web when I saw this amazing photos of W New Orleans - French Quarter. I checked its profile and amenities and I was like "I'm gonna spend my vacation in this place." I liked its garden especial... Read More

Live Like Princess at Grand Del Mar

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Josephine Rowe  |  3 Comments

  If you want an live like a princess even just for a couple of days, the Grand Del Mar in San Diego is the right place for you. Believe me! My cousin had been to this hotel and their suits are really fantastic. When she first... Read More

The St. Regis Atlanta-A Haven Hotel

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Josephine Rowe

I spent a five-day vacation at St. Regis Atlanta to relax and give myself break from my busy schedule. It was a full blast experience. The place was really astonishing and the service was five-star. I got a room that is not so big but very... Read More

Romantic Escapes

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial  |  3 Comments

If one were to define romance, it would be bubbly champagne, delectable chocolates, pink hearts and red velvet roses. But when a loved one's directive is "send me no flowers," it just may be time for a seductive escape. Alon... Read More

Ciragan Palace Istanbul - Where History Meets Luxury

Sep 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Many a first time visitor to Istanbul, be it for business or pleasure, does not realize how big and busy the European Capital of Culture 2010 is. 12.5 million inhabitants, well over 3,000 mosques, countless museums, historical sites spanning thousands of years, award-winning shopping malls combined with rush hour traffic which practically lasts all day makes the first impression just overwhelming.... Read More

London Eye : London Eye balls in the sky

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: rob luxe  |  1 Comment

What a wonderful way to see some great views of london.  Big Ben, London Towers and london bridge were just steps away.... Read More

The Grill at The Dorchester

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

The Grill at the Dorchester is nestled next to the Promenade, which dominates the ground floor of the glamorous Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. The restaurant has an illustrious culinary history and the current offering from head chef Brian Hughson (previously at Rhodes W1) certainly lives up to the expectations of its past.... Read More

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club : Nothing better than a day at the races...

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Cassandra Latimer  |  2 Comments

Everyone should make it to opening day at Del Mar at least once in their life, but after the novelty of big hats wears off, the track is best enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon mid-season. My favorite jockey, Corey Nackatani no longer rides at Del mar,... Read More

Fleetwood : Love Fleetwood

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Cassandra Latimer

This place may be small, but is definitely big on style. It's always packed on the weekends and filled with 20 to 30-somethings, who are always dressed to impress. ... Read More

America's Greatest City

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Dorian Gray

Having been to the four highest summits, depths of the mariana, and every continent, I feel obliged to share my experiences with the world. Here's my favorite cities.   1.) Boston, MA, USA     ... Read More

 
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