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Exploring Petra: A First-Timer's Guide to Visiting One of the 7 Wonders of the World

Oct 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hidden away among pink-hued cliffs in the valley of Wadi Musa, sits the forgotten city of Petra. In its heyday, the enigmatic destination was home to 30,000 people and the center of a kingdom four times the size of Jordan. The once-nomadic tribe of Nabataeans who called Petra home gained their wealth through the frankincense and myrrh trade as well as charging merchants for safe passage. It is their 800 tombs and monuments in the 2,640-acre park that drive visitors to the region daily. Today, the city’s chiseled architecture carved out of Mount Hor’s rockface is a reminder of what once was, evoking a sense of awe and mystery upon arrival.

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Travel Around the World & Gain a Healthier Lifestyle on This $230K Wellness Trip

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s something to be said about having an accountability partner when looking to maintain a fitness routine. Having someone by your side through the process is undoubtedly much more helpful and definitely way more fun. However, when traveling, it’s generally just that much harder to keep up your wellness regimen.

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Break Up the Holiday Hustle & Bustle With a Daycation at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems like every year around this time, we begin to wonder how the months flew by so fast and get a little antsy about the upcoming holidays. While the Good Tidings season is all about peace, love and happiness, it can be pretty stressful. Retail stores are already getting busier, parking are harder to find and traffic jams are occurring at all hours of the day. One way to beat the holiday blues? A daycation.

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Capture Sydney’s Beauty With These 7 Hotels & Their Picture-Perfect Views

Oct 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sydney, Australia is easily one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The bustling city is home to some 4.6 million people, the iconic Sydney Opera House, rows of yachts resting in the harbor and a plethora of new restaurants popping up each month. With autumn already in full swing, right now is a great time to visit Harbour City. 

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The Newly-Revamped Ritz-Carlton is Giving Us More Reasons to Visit SF This Fall

Sep 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Resting in Nob Hill between California and Pine Street is the five-star Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Once the Metropolitan Life Insurance building (erected in 1909), it is now a 336-room luxury hotel overlooking the Bay Bridge. The white columned building underwent a four-year renovation in 1991 and another in March of this year.

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One&Only Brings First Hakkasan to Bahrain With New Hotel Opening in 2016

Sep 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Scheduled to open in 2016, One&Only Resorts will be welcoming guests to their first hotel in Bahrain. Set on the northwest coast in Seef, the property will boast a beachfront location and 175 guestrooms, suites, villas and estates. Along with retail shops, sports and entertainment facilities, and extensive meeting spaces, the resort will offer specific programming for families while still preserving a host of adults-only amenities. One of the main features will be a two-and-half acre, man-made lagoon.

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The Ultimate $83K, 44-Day New Zealand + Hawaii Trip You Won't Want to Miss

Sep 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You’d be hard-pressed to find any travel-loving person who doesn’t want to visit to New Zealand. It may be a bit harder, however, to find couples who are able to jet set for 44 days straight and blow $83,000 to do so. Clearly, Frontiers Travel is after an exclusive crowd with their Ultimate New Zealand Luxury Adventure + Hawaii trip.

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Vietnam On the Rise Among Tourists, A Look at the Southeast Asian Country

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Back in August at Virtuoso Travel Week Conference in Las Vegas, we learned about the “Hot 10,” countries which have seen the biggest jump in year-over-year bookings. Southeast Asia, as a whole, is an emerging hotspot for travelers, and Vietnam tops the list as having seen a rise in tourism (up 270 percent from last year). This is in part due to more visitors seeking experiential travel rather than just a place to lay on the beach all day long.

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9 Hotels Offering Business Amenities That Are Actually Worth Getting Excited About

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re constantly traveling for work you know that not all hotels are created equal, especially when it comes to business amenities. Sure, plenty boast complimentary Wi-Fi, business centers, meeting rooms and car services up to a whole mile (how incredibly generous), but what about when you need an entire wardrobe for an important dinner?

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Tuscany's 37-Room Hotel Cala Del Porto Epitomizes a Quiet, Beachside Vacation

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Giant amphorae filled with multi-colored flowers greeted me upon entering the lobby of Hotel Cala Del Porto. Located amidst picturesque pine forests leading down to the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Maremma region of southern Tuscany, the hotel is an eclectic combination of rustic and modern furnishings with terracotta floors. 

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