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Retrace the Steps of European Royalty at India's Taj Falaknuma Palace

Jan 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Suzanne Weinstock Klein

Hyderabad, India is off the beaten path for tourists on the sub-continent. Jokingly called Cyberabad, the city is better known for its IT call centers than for its sightseeing. But drawn by reports of a palatial hotel, the Taj Falaknuma Palace, off to Hyderabad I went.... Read More

Take a Swim in Beer Barrels at the Unique Thermalbad & Spa Zurich

Jan 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

If you thought breweries were only good for beers, food and cool meet-up spots for friends and family, think again. Thanks to the creative thinking of the Swiss back in 2010, the building that once held barrels full of Hürlimann beer has been transformed into Thermalbad & Spa Zurich. Connected to Boutique Hotel + Spa Hürlimann-Areal and run by Aqua-Spa-Resorts AG, the retreat is spread over 10,800 square feet.... Read More

Six Senses Esentai Opens in Central Asia's Tallest Building

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Travelers visiting Kazakhstan in Central Asia in the coming months, will have a new option for a spa treatment with opening of Six Senses Spa at the 37-story Esentai Tower (the tallest in the region). Known for their luxurious accommodations and wellness centers, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is located around the world as well as in prestigious hotels. It is comprised of nine resorts and 28 spas.... Read More

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Makes the All-Inclusive Experience Even More Luxe

Jan 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

With a $250 million development situated on 80 acres with a 75,000-square-foot spa, 15 food and beverage options and a 3-to-1 staff to guest ratio—the numbers at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, one of the most luxurious beach resorts, prove truly inspiring. The AAA Five-Diamond resort blows other resorts out of the water by going one step further by re-defining the all-inclusive experience. ... Read More

Experience Exclusive Benefits With the Royal Service Sector of Paradisus Cancun

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

There are many, many resorts lining the beaches of Cancun (one of the world’s most beautiful locales), and navigating the various options and offerings can be a daunting task. For those seeking a truly luxurious sojourn, it is well worth looking at the resorts-within-a-resort that some of the newer all-inclusive properties offer. Among them, the adults-only Royal Service section of the Paradisus Cancun Resort is a standout.... Read More

Sleep in "The Center of the World" at Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa in Chile

Jan 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you zoom in just close enough on Google Maps, you may notice a small speck of a dot located 2,200 miles west of Chile. That mark is Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) and has a population of around 5,035 inhabitants on its 62-square-mile plot of land. It has been called "The Center of the World" and is considered the most remote inhabited island on the planet, with no other landmass being as isolated. ... Read More

Constance Moofushi: A Barefoot Elegance Resort Among the Maldives Islands

Jan 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

The seaplane I was traveling in glided effortlessly through the air, honing in on a small island in the middle of the glimmering Indian Ocean. It was a faultless landing, and smiling faces greeted passengers on a stretch of white sand beach. After the 30-minute flight from the capital, Male, I was taken to the five-star resort Constance Moofushi on the south-western edge of the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. The view is breathtaking.... Read More

Snap Pics with a National Geographic Photographer at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Jan 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there; while on vacation we’ve zoomed in on an exotic flower with our digital SLR’s and blurred the background to create (what we consider) an artistic effect. As impressive as the image is, there is still much to be learned about taking truly striking photographs of wildlife.... Read More

What's a $5,000 Per Night Price Tag When Paradise is on The Other End?

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Laucala, a private island refuge in the South Pacific, is home to 25 Fijian-styled luxury villas among dramatic rainforest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches. Sitting on over 3,400 acres, the tropical hideaway is situated amid coconut plantations atop the island’s volcanic mountains.... Read More

 
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