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6th Annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

May 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The sixth annual Restaurant Week returns May 31-June 16, 2013, with its signature “Eat. See. Stay.” experience, featuring exclusive dining deals, hotels packages, and even a chance to win an ultimate desert oasis getaway for two. ... Read More

The Power of Spa for Our Well Being

May 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Emily Smith

The spa industry suffers from the problem that the concept of spa has been used unanimously to often describe facilities that does not really offer wellness and focus more on superficial beauty treatment. However, those who have immense faith... Read More

Best of Luxury Beaches In Australia

May 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Ella Borrie

Australia boasts of some of the most luxurious beaches of the world in terms of their captivating beauty and the enthralling myriad beach activities along with the luxury accommodation that these beach towns offer. They are the perfect destination... Read More

Enjoying a Holiday without Breaking the Bank

May 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Abell Smith

If you want to go on a holiday but are worried about the cost, you can find cheap vacation deals tha let you experience your much-needed holiday without breaking the bank. Reward yourself with an enjoyable and relaxing trip that can fly all the st... Read More

Luxury Hotels

May 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Marcel Wave

Five of the world’s most luxurious hotels   Everybody knows that there are four and five star hotels all over the world. However, there are hotels that cater to less than 1% ... Read More

High-Tech Hotels: The Best Gadgetry In 2013

May 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Palmer

When you check into a luxury hotel, what do you expect to find in your room? A marble bathroom, thick fluffy towels, Egyptian cotton sheets? What about a robotic concierge or the use of your own iPad 2? Luxury hotels worldwide are now using techno... Read More

7 Essential Hotel Ingredients

May 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Palmer

1) Be local Have you ever been in a hotel and had that horrible feeling that you could be anywhere in the world? While you may want your own hotel to keep to international standards when it comes to cleanliness and amenities... Read More

Choosing the Ultimate Brazilian Beach and Home

May 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Patricia Johnson

Brazil is an oasis of tropical paradise with its wealth of beaches. In the state of San Paulo lies miles of coastline known as the Ubatuba beaches... Read More

How to Plan a Multi-Generational Travel Vacation

May 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Jacque Salentine Busby

Families don’t just get together for the holidays anymore. These days multi-generational travel has become more popular as grandparents want to spend more time with their grand children. More and more, family travel includes three generat... Read More

The Best Vegas Shows

May 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Brandon Peters

Living it up in Vegasusually meanshitting the gaming tables, partying in clubs, and(a relatively recent development), dinner at restaurants owned by celebrity chefs.Vegas shows arealsoa part of the luxe life you shouldn't miss, sinceshow org... Read More

La Plagne

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Seymour Moore

La Plagne is a great French resort for all abilities and ages, that offers something for everyone. You can reach it from most major airports in around 2.5 hours and the snow train is also an option as from Bourg St Maurice it is just a short 40 mi... Read More

How to Get the Maximum Pleasure Out of Your Business Trip

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Dawn Gates

How does it feel when you get an opportunity to go on a business trip? It sounds glamorous since you get to visit a distant place on the expenses of your company. However, when you face the reality, your once-glamorous trip seems to be reduced... Read More

Top 3 Boutique Hotels in the Mayan Riviera

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Simon Gerard

After Christmas, I picked Playa del Carmen and the Mayan Riviera in Mexico as my location for an extended vacation. I’ve never really experienced Mexico (only been to an inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta)  or visited the Caribbean, so... Read More

Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Milda Ratkelyte

Full of colour and teeming with life, Hong Kong is a modern Asian metropolis located amidst the spectacular South China Sea. Known for its incredible efficiency, its superb shopping, world-beating cuisine, mystic temples and exhilarating nightlife... Read More

Get ready to Experience the Joy of Spas in Your Next Vacation

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Emily Smith

The very concept of vacation and travel is closely related to uncontrolled excess- too much of eating, drinking and little sleep. The fall-out is you become less healthy when you check out than when you check in. However, what constitutes a tr... Read More

3 Breathtaking Travel Sites

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Lexi Johnson

Many things are described as breathtaking and 'awesome' but do we really remember what these words mean in 2013? I've been to only a few places that have made me stop and think about how amazing they are to exist and look the way th... Read More

Chakra Treatments Offered at Spa Anjali at the Westin Riverfront Hotel and Spa

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Carri Wilbanks

As you may expect, Spa Anjali at the Westin Riverfront Hotel and Spa is impressive. The upscale facility is complete steam rooms, changing areas, a full-service salon and14 trea... Read More

Gaining Travel Insurance for your Luxury Holiday: How to Protect your Investment

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Lewis Humphries

Despite the portents for sluggish economic growth, consumer confidence continues to head along an upward curve. This is at least partially due to the fact that consumers have adopted a more responsible attitude to spending, as they begin to heed t... Read More

Paris Walks offer a unique view of the City of Light

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With Paris being one of the world's best 'strolling' cities, there's no better way to understand its layout as well as learn about its history and development than to join one of the organised walking tours there. ... Read More

LEGOLAND Resort Hopping How To's

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

With the addition of the LEGOLAND Water Park and the SEA LIFE Aquarium to the LEGOLAND California Resort, it may be hard to imagine how you could see and do it all--even with the available“1-Day Resort Hopper” ticket option. I’m... Read More

Hilton Carlsbad Resort Proffers Pleasure Packages

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

With its prime seaside location on the northwest end of San Diego County, the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa has been... Read More

New Menu at Kitchen 1540 Del Mar Making its Mark

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Now a year after Kitchen 1540 restaurant’s Executive Chef, Scott Thomas Dolbee, debuted a new seaso... Read More

Discovering the beauty of Puerto de Santiago

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: John I.

Tenerife is a location that caters for many tastes, but perhaps the best area in which to get everything the island offers rolled into one is Puerto de Santiago. Here, we take a look at what makes this particular location stand out. ... Read More

Jumeirah Frankfurt is the bee's knees

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Q: What do you call a person from Hamburg and a Person from Frankfurt? A: A person from Hamburg is called a Hamburger and a person from Frankfurt is called a Frankfurter. This is just one of the many interesting tidbits I found out... Read More


May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Joel Thomas

Developed by Hawker Beechcraft, the King Air 200 and its related family of planes are a line of high performance, twin-turbop... Read More

Los Cabos Hotel El Ganzo

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

For those who daydreamed through their high school Spanish vocab, El Ganzo means "The Goose". El Ganzo is also the name of Los Cabos’ newest 72-room Preferred Boutique waterfront hotel w... Read More

Two Spanish Summer Destinations for the Jet Set

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Brandon Peters

Summer is coming, and sun worshipers the world over are stocking up on sunblock and poring over blogs and guidebooks, searching for their next destination. The front ranks of the sunchasers are of course the jet set, with money to burn and either... Read More

5 Star River Cruising on a Viking Longship

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nathan Amery

Viking River Cruises’ newest ships, deemed ‘Viking Longships’ after the ships used by the Norse people around 800 A.D, are finally bringi... Read More

Stay at the One&Only Le Saint Geran

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Daniel Lofthouse

When thinking about luxury vacations, one’s thoughts inevitably turn to thoughts of sun, sea and sand. So it’s not surprising that, for so many people each year, their conception of the perfect luxury holiday inevitably involves the... Read More

Tenerife - the Latest Luxury Hotspot

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Katie Belle

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of west Africa, Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. This volcanic island has long been one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations for families and couples who are sear... Read More

A Unique Whisky Journey On Board the Sensational Royal Scotsman

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Damon M. Banks

Whisky Business: If you're like me, you're always looking for a unique travel experience that doesn't necessarily include a 10-mile hike into a remote corner of the world. I am from a generation that travels often, but rarely has th... Read More

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the World

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Ross Moffat

In a time of austerity and budget cuts it can be hard to imagine life in the glitz and glamour of luxury hotel stays! For those who wish to treat themselves to a lavish slice of luxury, whether that includes location, service or architecture you c... Read More

Goa Beaches - An Unusual Combination of Tranquility and Excitement

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Arvind Kumar

    Goa, the small state of India conceals the treasures of never-ending fun in its lap. With its sun kissed beaches, Goa offers various exciting and relaxing activities to the tourists. Thu... Read More

5 Hidden Beaches in Kerala

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Shubhanshi Aggarwal

  The awe-inspiring Kerala, the "God's own Country" is endowed with crystal-clear blue water beaches amalgamated by the lip-smacking cuisine, green swaying coconut groves, serene landscape, smiling sun and humble... Read More

Air Traffic Control Tower Closures

May 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Joel Thomas

Opened last May with $5.3 million from the federal government, the 106-foot tall control tower at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland may soon shut its doors. The stimulus package, a law enacted in 2009 from President Obama in an attempt to j... Read More

Citation Ultra

May 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Joel Thomas

Developed by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, the Citation Ultra is an incredibly popular and high performance light pri... Read More

The Incredible Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Thomas Edwards

When my partner and I were looking for the perfect romantic getaway, we wanted a holiday ensconced in luxury, where we could be pampered by the expert staff of a five-star boutique hotel. We eventually set our eyes on a stay in the eastern Anatoli... Read More

Luxury Construction From Around the World

May 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Wagner

In the words of Thomas Friedman, the world is getting flatter. More wealth and opportunity are available to more people than ever before, and rich people all over the world are discovering new and innovative ways of demonstrating their success.... Read More

Palazzo Versace Dubai to Offer Hotel Accommodations and Condos

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: TTA

Innovative design, supreme quality and sophisticated styling: in just three decades the Versace Group, founded in 1978 by Gianni Versace, has become one of the leading international fashion houses and a symbol of Italian luxury worldwide.... Read More

The Ultimate Italian Experience: Touring Tuscany

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Sarah Murphy

When planning a trip to Italy, there are so many sights and cities to see it can get overwhelming trying to choose which ones to include in a single trip. While a tour of Rome is a must, if you’re looking to add an element of relaxation whi... Read More

Paris in Style

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Seymour Moore

Backpacking Through Paris in Style Paris is one of the most decadent and beautiful cities in Europe, which is exactly why I picked it for a backpacking trip last year. Like many of us, I have to travel on a budget, so Pari... Read More

London's Draycott Hotel Celebrates 2013 Wimbledon Championships with Champagne & Strawberries

May 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

In celebration of the upcoming 2013 Wimbledon Championships, the Draycott Hotel will be offering complimentary champagne & strawberries to guests. A customary treat long enjoyed by Wimbledon spectators, the champagne & strawberries will be... Read More

Catalina Island: A Pacific Playground

May 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Just 22 miles off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island has long been regarded as a Pacific paradise where families, romantics, adventurers and business folk go to stay and play. The island's idyllic small beach town charm is just a quick boat ride away from fast-paced city life. Whether venturing over for a day, weekend, or longer, Catalina Island is teeming with leisure and adrenaline-pumping activities suitable for adults and children alike.... Read More

The Millennium Bostonian Provides Sweeping Views of Faneuil Hall

May 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

You’ve been putting in endless hours on the job, the commute seems to have gotten worse and the kids, well, they’ve been driving you nuts. Admit it, you and your hubby could use some escape time. Welcome to the vibrant ... Read More

The largest hotels in the world

May 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Ashley Jackson

 Mostlargehotels inthe world -huge complexes.This isnot just ahotel,it'sthe wholecity.Number of staffateach of thesemay exceed thepopulation of the capitalof Andorra.1. First World HotelThis huge hotel is located... Read More

Ski Chalets in Courchevel - A Wonderful Place to Enjoy

May 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Jack Pearce

Are you planning for Ski holidays in Courchevel? It's a wonderful decision to consider Skiing to spend vacation in some beautiful places. You need to search for comfortable resorts, including ... Read More

Are You Planning to Enjoy Your Holidays in a Luxury Villa?

May 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Jack Pearce

Luxury villas offer a unique pleasure and they can really make your vacation worth remembering. These are the gateway for most people who want to spend the most happ... Read More

Moms, Dads and Grads celebrated at The Oxford

May 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Centrally located in Denver, The Oxford Hotel is a wonderful way to spend any celebration. From the hotel’s wedding and event venue to Butler Bath service that will make anyone feel appreciated, The Oxford has a history of warm hospitality.... Read More

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Patron's Mexican Kitchen and Watering Hole

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo and we have just the place in mind for you to celebrate this year. Introducing Patron’s Mexican Kitchen and Watering Hole in Allston.... Read More

Special Birthday Treats in Scotland

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: robert cruce

Considering something extra special for a birthday treat this year? Ideas might range from spa days out to a luxury weekend in Paris, as well as a theatre stay in London, or afternoon tea in an authentic Scottish castle. At the same time, you may want to try out a murder mystery party, with the aim of combining a unique experience with boutique accommodation. Whatever your taste, it’s worth booking far in advance to guarantee that you can participate in some of the more distinctive events and activities for a person’s birthday, while having a broad range of places to choose from.... Read More

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