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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

African Safari Adventure | Sanctuary Olonana

Aug 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury is changing. The old view showcased glam and glittering possessions few could ever purchase. The new view is having access to experiences few on the planet can gain or even fantasize about. On my recent tour of Africa, one resort showcased such an outstanding example of the new luxury that is a challenge to me to put into words the surreal experiences I soaked in. This is my feeble attempt, if not my urging, to encourage a stay at the Sanctuary Olonana.

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Solo Travel as an Emerging Trend: Going it Alone

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Arguably, solo travel has always been a significant method of going places, and to many the only way of getting to see and feel a destination without assuming personal responsibility for anyone else. Many solo travelers also feel that going alone is a necessary adjunct in personal growth, assuming truth to the old adage, "he (or she) who travels fastest travels alone."... Read More

Cape Town in Three Days

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Chic and exciting, historic and endearing...Cape Town can be seen in just three days, (but should be enjoyed for many days longer).

DC’s "Snowpocolypse 2011" had us stranded in a taxi for nine hours (with the meter running) instead of flying over the Atlantic Ocean, leaving our long awaited trip to South Africa two days short, allowing only three days in Cape Town. And of course, I immediately fell in love the "Tavern of the Seas" and wanted to stay for weeks… or years. Getting down to business, I carefully drew a plan to ensure that I would see as much as the city as possible in a short amount of time. A success!

Inhabited by Dutch settlers, the Afrikaans, Zimbabwean migrants from darker days of oppression, and nomadic expats, Cape Town is nothing short of a... Read More

African Safari Cruises on the Zambezi Queen

May 18, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Zambezi Queen is the first eco-friendly, floating boutique hotel in South Africa. The luxurious 150-foot riverboat travels along the Chobe River, in Botswana, through the Chobe National Park, on two- and three-night sightseeing cruises.... Read More

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