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Four Seasons Introduces 3 New Private Jet Journeys

Apr 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced three new private jet journeys: Culinary Discoveries, Global Getaway and International Intrigue. The three-week itineraries will include stops in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations such as Seoul, Mumbai, Lisbon, Koh Samui, Beijing and Budapest.

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Vibrant Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia

Feb 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Most people are familiar with the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year. But what some may not realize is that between Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is celebrated on different days and in various ways. This year, Chinese New Year fell on Monday, February 8, but in India they party it up for five days in October. Tibet's celebrations, which begin on February 22, include dough balls that will tell your loved ones (or enemies) exactly how you feel about them. 

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These Treehouse Villas Have Pools that Overlook the Thai Jungle

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’ve seen some pretty cool, well-designed villas in our time, but Keemala’s accommodations in Phuket might be some of our favorites. Opened in December 2015, the wellness-focused resort was designed by Architect Space and interior designer Pisit Aongskultong. The pair envisioned a property that would blend in with the surrounding Thai jungle and be created as structures that the island’s indigenous clans might have once lived in.

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Secluded, Romantic & Lavish: Conrad Koh Samui is What Traveling Well is All About

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes I wonder if I chose a life of traveling or if it chose me; the age-old “What came first?” question. At five it was El Salvador, at 16 it was all about Costa Rica, and later Spain sealed my love for the world. A plethora of destinations followed over the years. Twenty five years after that first overseas trip, Thailand brought me right back to that same place of awe and discovery.  

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Bored by the Luxury Hotel Experience? Ritz-Carlton Might Have a Remedy for That

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Around the world, Ritz-Carlton resorts and hotels are known for the elegance, grandeur and exemplary service. But what may be lesser known is that their portfolio also includes a collection of prestigious villas and cottages in spectacular destinations. The brand has placed some of their most unique accommodations in Thailand, China, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Georgia and Puerto Rico. 

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Find Some Serious Zen at Thailand's Villa Mayavee

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I've never met anyone who visited Thailand and didn't immediately fall in love with it. Whether you are the type to spend hours sunbathing on the beach or exploring tropical jungles, Thailand is where you should be doing it. Don't know where to go? Try Villa Mayavee on the island of Phuket, because…just look at it!

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6 Cruise Itineraries Across Asia That You Should Embark On in 2015

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the year coming to an end in just seven short weeks, we thought we’d get plans for 2015 started with a look at next year’s cruises through Asia. Pairing together places such as Singapore with Bali and Mynamar with Tokyo, we couldn’t get enough of all the offerings available next year. We handpicked six of our favorites to share to give you a little bit of wanderlust for the continent filled with ancient wonders, mouth-watering cuisine and a deeply spiritual heritage.

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10 Global Designers & One Beach House: A Mastery of Contemporary Design in Thailand

Sep 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Boasting an impressive resume of 10 esteemed designers including Chris Jones, Joseph Walsh, A-Cero, Graham Lamb and the Campana Brothers, the all-inclusive Iniala Beach House located on Natai beach in Thailand will probably make you cry tears of joy upon arrival. Seriously, we wouldn’t lie to you. As the brain child of philanthropist Mark Weingard, the property is made up of three villas and a penthouse suite with a combined total of 10 bedrooms.

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Luang Prabang's Amantaka Resort & Spa is Filled With Luxury, A Sense of Place & History

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It is rare to find a hotel that blends luxury, history and a unique sense of place under one roof, but travelers who venture to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang, nestled at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, can find all three at Amantaka.

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Is This What You Had in Mind When You Requested 'Al Fresco' Dining?

Jun 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

When Soneva Kiri resort says “al fresco dining,” they really mean it; no seriously, like in a Swiss-Family-Robinson kind of way. Seated in a private bamboo pod, guests are invited to dine among Thailand’s rainforest while strung high above the ground with 360-degree views. In case that wasn’t enough, just wait until you watch your personal server deliver your meal via zip-line acrobatics.

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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 a 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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The St. Regis Bangkok: An Urban Hotel With Uncompromising Class & Elegance

Nov 13, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Treat yourself to an urban vacation at The St. Regis Bangkok situated right at the heart of this remarkable Thai city. Exquisite nearby restaurants, boutique shopping, and Bangkok's internationally renowned elite businesses, and delectable cuisine are mere moments away for guests.

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Starwood Opens Its 22nd Property in Thailand: Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Just because Starwood Hotels & Resorts already has 21 properties in Thailand doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more. The Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas recently opened its doors in Prachuap Khirikhan, frequented by many because of its beautiful coastline and chic resort towns of Hua Hin and Pranburi. The converted and rebranded 55-villa resort is owned by Bangkok-based Honor Business Company Limited, which also owns the nearby Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa.

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World's First Spice Concierge at Thailand's Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You probably didn’t know you needed a spice expert while vacationing in Thailand, but with so many different Thai flavors to experience, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi has made them more accessible to travelers with the world’s first Spice Concierge. Through refreshing cocktails, exclusive spa treatments from the internationally renowned ESPA and resort-wide programs, the Thai spice expert will give guests a chance to taste unique flavors and explore the health benefits of the featured monthly spice.... Read More

Experience a Tropical Oasis at Thailand's Award-Winning Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The Naka Island, Phuket may have only been around for a little over a year and a half, but it has quickly made a name for itself among serious luxury-seeking guests. The award-winning property offers everything one could ever want in a beach getaway and then some. Excellent cuisine, service, activities, and great amenities — none of which come at the expense of endangering the environment — can be found at the resort. The Naka Island maintains strict environmental ethics, ensuring the area's surrounding beauty will be around for generations to come. Located on Naka Yai Island, the property is truly an exceptional escape from the monotony and rigors of travelers' everyday lives.... Read More

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