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6 Honeymoon Ideas for Avoiding the Typical Beach Getaway

May 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you ask most brides about what they’re looking forward to before their wedding, many will mention the honeymoon. With all the planning that goes into the big day, it’s not hard to see why brides are counting down the days until they are married and headed out on their first trip as Mr. & Mrs. As far as destinations go, beach locales usually top lists for the romantic getaway. 

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5 Mother-Daughter Adventure Trips to Gift Active Moms

May 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As Mother’s Day approaches each year, offers for spa treatments, Sunday brunches and flowers flood our inboxes. While we’re not ones to turn down a luxe massage, we know there are some mothers who seek the thrill of adventure over the sweet-smelling aromas of essential oils. To them, the best gifts are wrapped in exploration and heart-pumping activities. For this holiday, we’ve scoped out the best female-centric adventure trips for moms and daughters to experience together.

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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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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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White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli Takes Us to The Less-Visited Side of Mozambique

Nov 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

Because world-class beaches and resorts abound along the central and northern coastline of Mozambique, its southern region can sometimes be overshadowed. But paradise seekers willing to take the road less traveled should consider White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli located along a remote stretch of golden sands in the south. White Pearl Resorts is nestled onto a towering, flora-smothered dune with 21 private suites overlooking unspoiled beach and bush.

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Virtuoso Survey Reveals Luxury Traveler's Top 5 Must-Have Experiences For 2016

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Everyone has a dream destination in mind when it comes to traveling or one that they return to year-after-year because of their unabashed love for the city. But what guides us in our decision-making efforts? As travel trends change and new ones emerge, how do today’s luxury sojourners look at the world and select their upcoming holidays?

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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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Kenya's Finch Hattons Takes Us Back to the Golden Days of Luxury Safari Experiences

Oct 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re dreaming of a luxurious African vacation that still puts you in the center of the country’s wildlife and beautiful landscapes, you are probably picturing something a lot like Finch Hattons. The upscale camp sits in Tsavo National Park in Kenya and is comprised of 17 suites, and as the above video shows, it’s all about living well in the wilderness.

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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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Seychelles' Original Five-Star Resort Is Still One of the Island Country’s Best

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Asia may have Bali and the Maldives, but Africa has the Seychelles. An archipelago just off the coast of Madagascar, the Seychelles are blessed with powder-white beaches, lush rainforest canopies, and winding roadways that hug unending picturesque coastlines. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, the Aldabra, the once-dubbed “Garden of Eden,” and the Vallee de Mai, are major draws to this island with a population just over 90,000.

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The Once-Forgotten and Beautiful Country of Zimbabwe is Making a Slow Comeback, Know the Facts Before Going

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Zimbabwe has been in the news a lot recently, but not in terms of travel. By now, most know that the landlocked country was the scene of Cecil the Lion’s death. But if you've really been paying attention, you know that it has also been making headline for being the scene of one of the worst cases of inflation in modern history. 

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Segera Retreat in Kenya Takes Safari Lodging to a Whole New Level

Oct 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Laikipia, Africa, sitting east of the Great Rift Valley and west of Mount Kenya, is known for its conservation efforts and luxurious safari tourism. It has also long been a hotspot for wealthy travelers and is considered one of Kenya’s best safari regions. Hidden among the area’s woodlands, grasslands and riverbeds is Segera Retreat, a luxury lodge covering 50,000 acres of African wilderness.

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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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Go Gorilla Trekking Above the Clouds in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Jul 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Some of the world’s best destinations are often the hardest to reach. Uganda is one such place. A landlocked country in East Africa, Uganda has stunning terrain that ranges from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the shores of massive Lake Victoria. Roads are decent in some areas, but in others, such as to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a skilled driver and off-road vehicle are required.

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6 Full-Service Private Islands You Should Book For Your Upcoming Destination Wedding

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’re betting that when you were young, you dreamt of your perfect wedding, maybe even to the point of making scrapbooks filled with your favorite décor, flowers and attire. Good news is, now that you’re all grown up, those aspirations can finally be turned into reality—starting with the location. And if you ask us, one of the best ways to say “I Do,” is by having a destination wedding.

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