Circle the World in 21 Days by Private Jet With TCS & Starquest Expeditions

Oct 24, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Here is the new $64,000 question: Is this exclusive fantasy vacation for two a deal at $63,950 per person? TCS & Starquest Expeditions thinks so and they are calling its special trip the "Heaven & Earth: Around the World by Private" Jet program.... Read More

Marrakech Magic at Amanresorts' Amanjena

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Forget Casablanca. "Everyone goes to Marrakech," said international travelers I encountered. Accordingly, on my recent tour of Africa, I made Morocco’s Marrakech my first stop, and Amanjena my first resort. What a way to kick off one of my grandest international trips to date! What follows is my account of my stay at Amanjena, the "peaceful paradise," in the midst of Marrakech’s magic.... Read More

The Residence Zanzibar: Exotic Luxury in The Indian Ocean

Aug 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

For those dreaming of distant and exotic adventures, The Residence Zanzibar is a new luxurious destination located on a remote southwest corner of the island of Zanzibar. Hospitality design firm HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates recently completed the design of this property which is the only member of the leading Hotels of the World in Tanzania.... Read More

Cape Town Luxury Accommodation with a View: The Ellerman House

Aug 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

When the staff from the Ellerman House says, “Welcome home,” they actually mean it. Creating a sense of home, with all the intimate elements of familiarity, coziness, and warmth, is as elusive to many luxury properties as a sixth sense. The Ellerman House, however, has mastered this sixth sense to a remarkably high degree.... Read More

Inside Moroccan Hammams

Jul 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

What it is: Once a week, Moroccans gather at communal bath houses to engage in a traditional full-body cleansing. A Hammam (or public bath), is a time-honored cleansing ritual practiced in Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

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African Safari Adventure | Sanctuary Olonana

Aug 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Luxury is changing. The old view showcased glam and glittering possessions few could ever purchase. The new view is having access to experiences few on the planet can gain or even fantasize about. On my recent tour of Africa, one resort showcased such an outstanding example of the new luxury that is a challenge to me to put into words the surreal experiences I soaked in. This is my feeble attempt, if not my urging, to encourage a stay at the Sanctuary Olonana.

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Solo Travel as an Emerging Trend: Going it Alone

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Arguably, solo travel has always been a significant method of going places, and to many the only way of getting to see and feel a destination without assuming personal responsibility for anyone else. Many solo travelers also feel that going alone is a necessary adjunct in personal growth, assuming truth to the old adage, "he (or she) who travels fastest travels alone."... Read More

Cape Town in Three Days

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Chic and exciting, historic and endearing...Cape Town can be seen in just three days, (but should be enjoyed for many days longer).

DC’s "Snowpocolypse 2011" had us stranded in a taxi for nine hours (with the meter running) instead of flying over the Atlantic Ocean, leaving our long awaited trip to South Africa two days short, allowing only three days in Cape Town. And of course, I immediately fell in love the "Tavern of the Seas" and wanted to stay for weeks… or years. Getting down to business, I carefully drew a plan to ensure that I would see as much as the city as possible in a short amount of time. A success!

Inhabited by Dutch settlers, the Afrikaans, Zimbabwean migrants from darker days of oppression, and nomadic expats, Cape Town is nothing short of a... Read More

African Safari Cruises on the Zambezi Queen

May 18, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Zambezi Queen is the first eco-friendly, floating boutique hotel in South Africa. The luxurious 150-foot riverboat travels along the Chobe River, in Botswana, through the Chobe National Park, on two- and three-night sightseeing cruises.... Read More

Vacation Packages for Kenya's New "Camping" Grounds

Nov 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  4 Comments

Luxury Vacations: When you imagine an international luxury vacation, Paris, New Zealand, or Tokyo might come to mind. If you’re a traveler that likes to think outside the box you could just find yourself landing in stunning Africa. Luxury and adventure make the perfect pair on this exclusive Kenyan getaway. This trip will not only leave you feeling completely refreshed and pampered, but allows you to make one-of-a-kind connections with nature that you won’t soon forget.

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The Safari Collection Introduces Special Quantum Yoga Safari

Sep 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

Luxury Vacations: The Safari Collection, along with London-based yoga expert Victoria Woodhall, are offering a one-of-a-kind Quantum Yoga Safari Re­treat. The invigorating and spiritual escape incorporates yoga classes along with safari experiences at three of the luxurious Safari Collection properties in Kenya: Sasaab, Solio Lodge, and Giraffe Manor.... Read More

Singita Grumeti Reserves Introduces Luxurious Mobile Safari Experience in East Africa

Aug 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

Luxury Vacations: Singita Grumeti Reserves has launched a one-of-a-kind luxury tented safari, ideal for small groups or families, in its expansive Tan­zania reserve. Beginning November 2010, guests can overnight under the stars in mobile accommodations styled after the charm and romanticism of Africa's bygone days.... Read More

Camelot Spa at The Table Bay Hotel Offers New Spa Experiences

Jul 23, 2010  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

Luxury Spas: The Camelot Spa at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town recently unveiled the brand new Aqua Zen innovative water massage and African Baobab Journey sensory massage experience.... Read More

Adventure Travel in Africa: Botswana Safari Experience

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato  |  2 Comments

Put simply, Botswana is home to some of the best safari experiences in the world. From Victoria Falls to the Okavango Delta to the luxury base camps, unforgettable experiences are just waiting to happen. As an authority in luxury travel, Black Tomato has been creating bespoke travel experiences worldwide for more than six years. Their extravagant and extraordinary adventure travel itineraries are meant to leave a lasting impression, and this one is no exception.... Read More

Sport Fishing Vacations: Rani Resorts Lures Fishing Enthusiasts to Mozambique

Jan 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

Luxury Vacations: Rani Resorts has introduced a new website catering to the international sport fishing world.... Read More

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