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Experiencing the Waters of Tuscany's Countryside Adler Thermae Spa Resort

Nov 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I recently completed a marvelous one-week Tuscan trekking trip with Hedonistic Hiking, and a luxury stay in an exclusive spa-hotel was a much-needed break following the excursion. My guest and I sought out the help of the five-star Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort, a wellness property in Tuscany, to help us revive our tired bones. The hotel is located next to the small hamlet of Bagno Vignoni, a town with a population of 35.

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A Look at Switzerland's Only Year-Round Resort

Dec 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Large comfy chairs, big furry blankets, and beautifully designed fireplaces are a few of the offerings at the five-star Chedi Andermatt hotel and residences in the Swiss Alps. Guests and owners coming in from the snowy slopes are welcomed into the property’s stylish wood paneling which creates an environment perfectly suited for a cozy Switzerland experience.

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8 Best NYC Hotels to Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The famed Macy’s Day Parade attracts hundreds of visitors each year to its festive celebration which started back in 1924. Instead of battling the crowds for the perfect spot along the parade route, watch the three-hour event directly from your hotel room. These properties provide the best views for watching the second oldest Thanksgiving procession in the U.S.

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Exploring One of Egypt's Most Important Archaeological Sites

Nov 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Maria Palacios

Egypt is home to awe-inspiring pyramids, thousands of years of preserved history and miles and miles of desert lands. Sitting within this remarkable country is Abydos (also called Abjdu) located about a 6.5 hour drive from Cairo. Abydos is one of the oldest cities in the country and is known as one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Egypt. Its royal tombs and historic sites date back to 3000-2890 B.C.

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Vancouver: The Place to Relax, Rejuvenate and Participate

Nov 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

At first glance, things seem different in Vancouver—the sky is bluer, the harbor is livelier and the mountains are closer. Looking beyond these physical attributes is an additional appeal, best described as the “Vancouver vibe.” While the Canadian city is where to go to slow down, draw a deep breath and hit the pause button, it is also a destination for recharging your battery, renewing your interests and reinvigorating your lifestyle. In short, Vancouver represents just about everything to everybody.

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The Beverly Hilton Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the Holidays

Nov 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the holidays coming up, finding time to pamper yourself and reset your mind and body can seem difficult. For families looking to enjoy a quick escape this winter where the biggest problem you’ll encounter is which bottle of Champagne to open, The Beverly Hilton has just the package to check out.

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Ssshh...Don't Tell Anyone About Malta

Nov 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

Somewhere between Africa’s Northern coast of Tunisia and the Southern tip of Sicily, lies the most densely populated island in the world, Malta. This tiny landmass has long been the coveted possession of almost every major empire in world history, from the Phoenicians to the Normans, and most recently the British. Unlike France, Italy, and Germany, Malta is rarely listed on the inexperienced traveler’s bucket list, making it truly the hidden gem of Europe.

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One Visit to Montréal Will Begin Your Lifelong Love Affair With the Canadian City

Jul 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Many people fly into Montréal for business, or they are on a pre/post cruise trip in or near this island metropolis, but they often neglect making the Canadian destination a part of their journey. One of the most inviting, vibrant, diverse and stimulating cities in the world, if Montréal isn't on your travel list, it should  be. If it is, here are suggestions on where to stay, dine and go while there:

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Dine Inside a Real-Life Gingerbread House This Winter

Nov 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We all know the fairytale of Hansel & Gretal, and (under different circumstances) we’ve all grown up wishing to someday walk into a real-life house made of candy. If you’re visiting Tucson, Arizona this winter, now’s your chance to do just that.

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What it's Like to Host the Leader of the Free World

Feb 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Presidents travel, a lot. And when the Commander-in-Chief isn’t sleeping at the White House, he’s cozying up in hotel rooms just like the rest of us. Unlike us however, his check-in process takes a little more work than simply presenting a credit card at the front desk, and his visit is anything but ordinary. To get an idea of what a Presidential hotel stay is really like, we queried properties across the nation to gather insights into what it looks like to host the Leader of the Free World.

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Six Senses' Remote Island Resort is Giving Us Major Wanderlust

Oct 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Unless you know your geography very, very well, you may have no clue where Félicité Island is located. The small, granitic archipelago sits two miles east of La Digue Island in Seychelles, Africa and served as a coconut plantation in the early 1900s until the 1970s. At that time its population was around 50, but fast forward to 2016, and the remote destination is now the home of Six Senses’ newest resort Zil Pasyon.

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4 Amazing Luxury Hotels in the Once-Forgotten City of Yangon

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Bennett Stevens

During British colonial days before World War II and for a brief period in the 1950s, Burma was one of the greatest exotic luxury destinations on earth. And no wonder, with writers and poets like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell helping to set traveler's imaginations alight through their writing. It is also home to the legendary Strand hotel, which is said to be one of the most luxurious in the entire British Empire, almost a destination in itself.

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Where to Stay in Northern Greece: 7 Luxury Hotels to Call Home

Jun 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

There are accommodations in every price range, offering every level of inclusion or abandon, at nearly every destination around the world. What makes a hotel stay outstanding instead of just good and fine is the level of attention to detail. At a macro level, these standout details are things like over-sized towels, spacious and uncluttered rooms, great wine and food, a multitude of amenities and, of course, an unbeatable location.

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A Guide to Paradise Island, Bahamas

Sep 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Michelle Farber Ross

From white sandy beaches to pristine turquoise waters, the Bahamas remain one of the world’s top destinations. Nestled off the coast of Florida, this tropical paradise is a charming refuge for people seeking a slower pace of life. Venture downtown to Nassau where small-scale pink, blue and yellow British colonial buildings line the streets to create a warm environment to shop for crafts and search the local boutiques for treasures. 

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Four Seasons Finds Wellness the Pura Vida Way

Sep 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If the journey to living the good life is paved with wellness, the Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo will put you on the right path. Their goal is to infuse health and wellness principles and practices into every aspect of the guest experience. Costa Rica has long established a focus on biodiversity and eco-sustainability throughout the country. 

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