Spend Sultry Nights at the Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace

Jan 17, 2018  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Jetsetters know where to find the next hip scene, and for 18 years the Buddha-Bar has been such a place. Whether it’s their entrancing, electro-ethnic lounge music or their uber-cool restaurants around the world, Buddha-Bar always creates an erogenous vibe that is half dining and half lounge party.

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Old English Charm: Inside The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, West Sussex

Jan 15, 2018  |   Contributor: Selene Nelson

Deep in the West Sussex South Downs is the pretty market town of Midhurst, which is home to one of England's oldest coaching inns. Dating back to 1430, The Spread Eagle is a country escape that’s as charming as it is historic; think oak panelled rooms, roaring open fires, exposed beams and a conversely modern spa.

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Sapientia Hotel Combines Heritage With Contemporary in the Heart of Historic Coimbra

Jan 15, 2018  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

As a bibliophile, imagine my delight upon seeing a mini-library as well as scrolls and a classic, old, manual typewriter adorning shelves in the foyer of the four-star Sapientia Hotel in Coimbra, in central Portugal.

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Spirit And Substance: A 2017 Christmas Markets River Cruise On the Rhine

Jan 9, 2018  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Each December, on the liquid highway of the Rhine, passengers are carried, often for the first time, to European cities and towns to experience the new spirit and substance of Christmas market traditions, a little different in each destination. 

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Hotel Metropole: A Lavish, Historic Geneva Lakeside Property

Jan 4, 2018  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Sipping a cappuccino while listening to the soft piano melodies of Chopin and gazing idly at street activity on the busy Rue du Rhône from a nearby window, I felt completely at ease.

Such is the effect of several relaxing days at Geneva’s grand lakeside Hotel Metropole, facing the charming Jardin Anglais, home to the giant L'horloge fleurie.

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A Lakeside Gem With Top-Class Attractions: Geneva Offers Historic Tourism Choices

Jan 2, 2018  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

From lake boat rides and a charming cobblestone Old Town, to the world’s most advanced scientific research center and a hill-top library and museum housing the oldest manuscripts on earth—all these reflect the sheer diversity of attractions in Geneva.

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Historical Elegance & Rural Portuguese Landscapes Enhance the Beauty of Palacio da Lousa

Dec 18, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Aside from the natural friendliness of Portuguese people, and their fine wine and food, staying at a small-town property in a rural setting with an authentic, 300-year-old history is an added delight. Particularly so if it happens to be the hilltop, four-star, 46-room Palácio da Lousã.

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Exploring The Oenophile Utopia of Bordeaux with Viking River Cruises

Dec 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

When we think of gourmet food and fine wine, most will instantly think of France. And when we think of where to find the finest wine in France, we of course think Bordeaux. It was Napoleon III who first organized the region’s wine chateaus in 1855 and designated their land as unique in their ability to produce the world’s most exquisite wines.

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Fronting Lake Geneva Le Richemond Oozes Elegance and Classic Ambience

Dec 12, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A grande-dame of the Swiss hotel network – first opened in 1875 and now run by The Dorchester Collection – Le Ric

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Beaches & Rolling Hills Characterize the Shandon Hotel & Spa on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Dec 11, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Overlooking rolling hills, a crescent-shaped fine-sand beach and sheer cliffs along the famous "Wild Atlantic Way," the Shandon Hotel & Spa occupies an outstanding rural Irish setting.

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Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is an Art Deco Hotel With a Historical Past

Nov 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Nick Kontis

Overlooking lush Green Park, just a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park Corner and a few blocks to Piccadilly Circus, is the prototypical, Art-Deco classic, long-established Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. A breathtaking, time-skipping property that takes visitors back to the Roaring '20s, when London was in the heyday of the Art Deco era.

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Experience Artistic Shock and Awe at Oslo's The Thief Hotel

Nov 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

If you haven’t been to Norway yet, put it on your must-do list for this year. The country is full of natural beauty with stunning fjords, crystal glacier lakes, charming coastal villages and endless cultural experiences.

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Historic Luxury, Northern Charm: Inside Swinton Park Hotel, Yorkshire

Nov 14, 2017  |   Contributor: Selene Nelson

Deep in the North Yorkshire dales, set in 250 acres of forested parkland bordering the moors, is the Swinton Park Estate. As you drive through wrought-iron gates and catch a first glimpse of this striking ancestral home, complete with ivy-clad turrets and Gothic battlements, it’s easy to imagine you’ve stepped back in time.

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Diving in the Norway's Fjord Country at Solstrand Hotel & Bad

Nov 13, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

A couple, 30-something in age, leans over the infinity edge of the pool. They exchange glances between each other and the beautiful views of the fjords of western Norway. Steam from pool's warm water mixes with the brisk Norwegian air.

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Inside Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa in Wicklow, Ireland

Nov 10, 2017  |   Contributor: Selene Nelson

Just a half hour drive from Dublin, Powerscourt Hotel is located in some of County Wicklow’s most beautiful countryside. Set among the spectacular Powerscourt Estate, this eponymous hotel looks out across a rolling, wooded valley onto the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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