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Mandarin Oriental Singapore: A 5-Star Gem on the Bay With Sensational City Views

Mar 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

In less than 50 years of nationhood, Singapore has risen to become a first world powerhouse. It's home to the city-state’s Botanical Garden, the night zoo, and all the entertainment on Sentosa Island. Of course, you can experience endless shopping at every price point as well, and 24/7-dining.

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Capella Singapore Reigns as One of the City-State's Best Five-Star Resorts

Mar 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Singapore shines with the brightest facets of a star-studded jewel. This remarkable island nation lit the galaxy of first world nations just 50 years ago and continues to sparkle with world-class offerings in every category from aquariums to zoos and accommodations to nightlife.

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Villa Inle Resort & Spa Wins Us Over With Private Suites, Boating Trips & Burmese Delights

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

No trip to Myanmar would be complete without a visit to Inle Lake. In fact, if you only visit one place in the sovereign state, it should be this magical area. This lake, sitting 4,000-feet-above sea level, provides a microcosm of all of the delights you wish to experience in Myanmar without the hassle of traveling from village to village.

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This 9-Day Myanmar River Cruise Gets You Up Close and Personal to the Land of Golden Temples

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

Experiencing Myanmar now—before it becomes too commercialized—is a must for any seasoned traveler. Doing it in style aboard the newly-built 56-passenger, all-suite Irrawaddy Explorer, offered by Haimark Travel, makes the trip a deluxe adventure.

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Is Now the Best or Worst Time to Buy Up Singapore Real Estate?

Jan 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you own property in Singapore, you may have noticed that several of your neighbors sold their luxury homes last year, while taking some pretty hefty losses compared to what they paid originally. 

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Singapore's Prestigious Fullerton Bay Hotel Offers Unicorn Fur Robes & a Modern High Tea

Jan 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

I love Singapore. This tiny island city-state is something of an enigma with its lack of obvious natural resources or sheer land-mass, yet it has fashioned itself as a powerhouse economy of Asia and continues to grow from strength to visionary-strength. It is no surprise that the luxury hotel scene in Singapore is strong.

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Azamara Cruises Looks to the Future With 2017 Itineraries & New Ports

Jan 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Even though we’re only one week into 2015, Azamara Club Cruises® has us thinking about our travel plans two years in advance. In 2017, the boutique cruise line will be offering 65 voyages to 203 ports in 68 countries including new trips from Australia to Asia and Southern California to South Beach.

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1,300-Year-Old Luxury Inn: An Inside Look at World's Oldest Family-Run Business

Dec 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  3 Comments

While hotels nowadays are constantly evolving by getting bigger, grander and more technologically advanced, it’s rare to see a property do the opposite and remain true to its original form and traditions. Having been run by the same family since 718, the 1,300-year-old Houshi Ryokan is the oldest still-running family business in the world.

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Shangri-La Releases New Video Showcasing Tropical Paradise Surrounding Boracay Resort

Dec 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Boracay in the Philippines was voted #2 best island destination in the world by Travel + Leisure readers in 2013. Sitting among lush green foliage is Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa, a 219-room property that offers panoramic views of the Sibuyan Sea and luxury accommodations surrounded by natural beauty, of which you can see plenty in the newly released video above.  

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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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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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Silversea Luxury Cruises Announces 2016 Voyages in 385 Destinations

Sep 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Though more than a year away, Silversea Cruises' 2016 voyages are already slated to take place in 385 locations and will span across 177 voyages, and 19 of their port calls will be completely new to the cruiseline. These new additions to the luxury ocean-faring brand include stops in Asia, Europe and North America including Shimizu, Japan; Ullapool, Scotland; Kalmar, Sweden; and Summerside, Canada.

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5 of The Most Unique Hong Kong Luxury Hotel Amenities

Jul 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

As a major metropolis at the crossroads of China and the Pacific, Hong Kong has one of the highest per-capita numbers of luxury hotels in the world. With all that competition, some of the city’s top properties are providing a slew of unique amenities and offerings to separate themselves from the pack and to woo luxury travelers. Here are five Hong Kong hotels offering exclusive experiences you can expect on your next stay.

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Banyan Tree Announces New Venture Into Extended-Stay Properties With Cassia

Jul 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, Banyan Tree announced their latest project, a new brand called Cassia which will move the award-winning brand into the serviced apartment sector. Utilizing its expertise in design and innovation, Banyan Tree will now have three brands under its umbrella. Cassia will include one- and two-bedroom units aimed at upper middle-class travelers looking for extended-stay rentals.

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4 of the Best Traditional Spa Treatments in All of Asia

Jun 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Many of Asia’s cultures have a long history of healing techniques and traditional medicines. Some of the continent’s top luxury hotel spas now incorporate these treatments into their menus for the ultimate pampering experience. In my search for Asia’s best spa treatments, I came across four that stood out above the rest:

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