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Italy Tops the List for Fall & Holiday Travel in 2016

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, hordes of travel agents, industry professionals, journalists and bloggers have descended upon Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week. The yearly event is put on by the luxury travel network which is comprised of over 380 agencies with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 30 countries. With a few more days left, the by-invitation-only organization has released its findings for the upcoming travel season.

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This Diamond Safari is Our Favorite Kind of Adventure

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We don’t know about you, but a diamond safari sounds right up our alley. This September, six lucky guests will get the chance to join Ellerman House in South Africa for a sparkling excursion filled with Benguela diamonds, a private jet, luxury accommodations and chef-prepared meals.

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The Perfect 5-Star Endless Summer Surf Trip

Aug 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you see a surfer headed toward the beach, they’re typically running (not walking) to it, even if they’re a couple blocks away from the water. I’ve asked friends why this happens, and they’ve all separately said, “Because you’re that excited to get some good waves.” Simple as that.

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4 Up-And-Coming Destinations for the Gourmand

Apr 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In our opinion, traveling and eating well go hand in hand. There’s nothing better than digging into a plate of paella in Barcelona, sipping on Tom Yum Goong soup in Bangkok or biting into your first gyro in Athens. But it’s also the undiscovered foodie destinations that peak our interest year after year. Whether you’re a studied gourmand or just enjoy trying new dishes, the globe is full of destinations that are begging to be noticed. In 2016, these four locales have caused us to take another look at their culinary prowess and deem them the best new foodie cities of the year.

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The Emerging Foodie Destination Worth Knowing About

Apr 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

South Africa, a country known for surfing, political conflict, and safaris is now slowly beginning to be recognized as a vibrant food and wine powerhouse. While foolishly ignored by the prestigious Michelin Guide, the more in-tune San Pellegrino Best of the World list has their finger on the world’s pulse and has been bringing much-deserved attention to the country’s finest dining establishments. And if you’ve been listening, you know that two of the area’s most celebrated restaurants are Test Kitchen in Cape Town and The Tasting Room in the Winelands town of Franschhoek.

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Surprise Your Love With a Romantic 7-Night South African Valentine's Day Trip & Safari

Dec 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We know, it’s barely Christmas and here we are already talking about Valentine’s Day. But stay with us. When it comes to showing your loved one how much they mean to you, putting a little forethought and planning into your gift is never a

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7 Awesome Trips to Take in 2016 For the Adventurous & Active Traveler

Nov 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re the adventurous type, when your friends talk about their vacations that involve spa treatments, beach lounging and poolside cocktails, you probably inwardly cringe at the thought of wasting a trip on stagnant activities. For you, taking a break off work means you get to do what you love most—exploring the great outdoors in any form possible. 

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Ellerman House's Villa One Might be the Best Way to Vacation in Cape Town

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With five bedrooms and two ground floor spa rooms, Ellerman House Villa One is one of those properties that immediately makes you reconsider the way you vacation. The 7,492-square-foot residence, situated in Cape Town, South Africa, offers 180-degree sea views from its hillside location. The villa has modern, minimalist décor and contemporary furnishings and amenities.

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One Look at The Spa House in Cape Town Will Have You Pulling Out Your Credit Card

Jun 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s renting a villa for your South African vacation, and then there’s really renting a villa. Let me be more clear. You could stay at any ‘ole private residence in Cape Town while visiting or you could book the kind of place that will make your friends jealous for years to come.

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Ellerman House is an Elegant Departure From Big Brand Hotels in Cape Town

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

South Africa is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Because of its beautiful landscapes, premier surf breaks, bustling nightlife and safari adventures available, Cape Town is undoubtedly the region’s golden child. While the area is dotted with its fair share of luxury accommodations, there's one boutique property that has all the amenities of a big-brand hotel, but with the size and feel of a homey residential abode.

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See the World Inside a Romantic Rail Car With These 6 Luxury Train Tours

May 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret around here that our Executive Editor has an crush extreme love of travel-by-train excursions. Maybe it’s the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you’re afforded with other passengers as you pass through beautiful countrysides, either way, there really is something very romantic about locomotive travel today. 

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Stop Dreaming & Let Black Tomato Finally Plan Out Your Bucket List Vacations

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Everyone has a bucket list, seriously, everyone. And somehow we’re always adding to them but rarely crossing things off…mostly because, who really has time to plan these things anyway? Well the good people at Black Tomato, a luxury lifestyle and travel service company, has made it easier to start checking off those boxes. Launching My Bucket List, the company has begun offering its clients a chance to fulfill their goals and finally take part in the experiences they’ve been dreaming about.

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Virgin Limited Edition Sets its Sights on African Vineyard with Purchase of Mont Rochelle

Apr 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Virgin Limited Edition has entered into a contract with the owners of Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard to buy the 22-bedroom hotel in Franschhoek, South Africa — which sits about 45 minutes from Cape Town. The gorgeous property will join the likes of the diverse group of Virgin hotels like the British Virgin Islands' Necker Island, The Roof Gardens in London, and South Africa's Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.

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Tips on What to Explore While Visiting Cape Town, South Africa

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

With picturesque Table Mountain as the backdrop and a variety of things to do ranging from cage diving with great white sharks to hanging out with adorable penguins, Cape Town, South Africa is a great destination for adventurers. There are enough exciting things to do and see to jam-pack a two-week stay, but for a shorter trip, here are some tips on the city’s highlights…and then some.

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Discover Everything From Spectacular Locales to Black Rhinos With These Exotic Treks Below the Equator

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Two of the world's most exotic countries, South Africa and Brazil, will be intriguing travel destinations in 2014 for travelers who enjoy extensive, pre-planned schedules. Travel services Audley and Elevate Destinations are making it easy to visit these countries with tailor-made trips to help tourists experience the local culture and venerable history. 

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