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Zambezi Queen Safari Cruise Offers Wild, African Adventure

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Zambezi Queen from AmaWaterways is a luxury boat designed with specifications that make it perfect for cruising on the Chobe River in Botswana, Africa. This area of the country is the place to see regional wildlife and inspiring landscapes. The Zambezi Queen can hold 28 passengers, providing stately rooms and suites with luxury amenities.... Read More

La Sultana Oualidia is an Idyll of Tranquility in Morocco

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If it’s peace and tranquility you seek in Morocco — especially after the rambunctiousness of Marrakesh — then it’s hard to beat Oualidia and its stately, five-star La Sultana property.... Read More

Madada Mogador in Eclectic Essaouira, Morocco

Apr 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Quiet, unassuming, minimalist – these words best sum up Madada Mogador, a comfortable riad centrally located in Essaouira, a picturesque port resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Madada Mogador’s relaxed atmosphere is due in great part to its willowy manageress, Pauline, and her helpful, unobtrusive staff.... Read More

Tented Camp in Kenya to be Latest Addition to Virgin Limited Edition Collection

Mar 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mahali Mzuri will be added to the Virgin Limited Edition of luxury properties. The Kenyan safari camp is due to open in 2013. The camp will be situated in the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem of Kenya. "I'm thrilled to be able to announce Mahali Mzuri as the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection," said Sir Richard Branson. “With such a beautiful and serene setting, Mahali Mzuri will undoubtedly offer a unique African experience like no other and as with all our other properties it too will offer great service and fun in true Virgin style." The luxury Kenyan safari camp will host a maximum of 24 guests in 12 sleep tents. The daily rate is $580 per person and is based on double occupancy.... Read More

Exotic Vacations to Marrakesh Start With a Stay at Zamzam Riad and Spa

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

Parsley and pumpkin seed milkshakes are just one of Emma's surprising specialties at Zamzam Riad, luxury hotel and spa in Marrakesh. The Ugandan-born mother of one swears by the benefits of the drink, and if the effects on you are equal to what they seem to be... Read More

Where to Go in 2012

Jan 27, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Tokyo boasts the most Michelin stars of any city in the world, with a culinary landscape of incredible and incredibly expensive foods. And with an ever-increasing focus on Japanese food stateside, travelers are more and more excited about and willing to venture to Tokyo's crowded, bustling streets. What's more, beyond the Michelin-starred eateries, budget travelers can have a ball in Tokyo on the cheap.... Read More

Where to Go in 2012

Jan 27, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Where should you set your sights next year? In 2011, travelers barbecue and listened to music in Austin, tried shark meat in Iceland, explored the Riviera Maya in Mexico, let their hair down in Las Vegas, sunbathed in Hawaii, and hit the streets of Australia. But where should your frequent flier miles take you in 2012? We came up with a list of 12 cities that bubbled beneath the surface in 2011, but will be drawing in-the-know jet-setters to their shores and skyscrapers next year.... Read More

African Pride | Mount Grace Country House in Magaliesburg, South Africa

Jan 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

In retrospect — knowing that my immediate future included countless days bouncing from the seats of souped-up 4X4’s on many miles of broken African roads — I should have saved my session with an expert massage therapist until the end of my trip.... Read More

JeanRichard Revives Highlands Watch with Photographer Nick Brandt

Dec 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

JeanRichard, the high-end Swiss watch brand that dates back to 1681, has over 300 years of horological history to draw from. For its latest creation however, the timepiece titan decided to revive the Highlands, a renowned model from the mid-1990s which was created to celebrate "the quintessence of nature."... Read More

Vacation Rental Companies Offer the Comforts of Home and Then Some

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As consumers show an ever-increasing diligence about finding alternatives to rack rate hotels, vacation rental brokers provide a middle ground between hotels and the somewhat un-policed and intimidating sites like HomeAway.com and Airbnb.... Read More

Circle the World in 21 Days by Private Jet With TCS & Starquest Expeditions

Oct 24, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Here is the new $64,000 question: Is this exclusive fantasy vacation for two a deal at $63,950 per person? TCS & Starquest Expeditions thinks so and they are calling its special trip the "Heaven & Earth: Around the World by Private" Jet program.... Read More

Marrakech Magic at Amanresorts' Amanjena

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Forget Casablanca. "Everyone goes to Marrakech," said international travelers I encountered. Accordingly, on my recent tour of Africa, I made Morocco’s Marrakech my first stop, and Amanjena my first resort. What a way to kick off one of my grandest international trips to date! What follows is my account of my stay at Amanjena, the "peaceful paradise," in the midst of Marrakech’s magic.... Read More

The Residence Zanzibar: Exotic Luxury in The Indian Ocean

Aug 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

For those dreaming of distant and exotic adventures, The Residence Zanzibar is a new luxurious destination located on a remote southwest corner of the island of Zanzibar. Hospitality design firm HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates recently completed the design of this property which is the only member of the leading Hotels of the World in Tanzania.... Read More

Cape Town Luxury Accommodation with a View: The Ellerman House

Aug 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

When the staff from the Ellerman House says, “Welcome home,” they actually mean it. Creating a sense of home, with all the intimate elements of familiarity, coziness, and warmth, is as elusive to many luxury properties as a sixth sense. The Ellerman House, however, has mastered this sixth sense to a remarkably high degree.... Read More

Inside Moroccan Hammams

Jul 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

What it is: Once a week, Moroccans gather at communal bath houses to engage in a traditional full-body cleansing. A Hammam (or public bath), is a time-honored cleansing ritual practiced in Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.... Read More

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