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A Luxury Hotel Spa Bucket List: 10 Spas You Simply Have to Experience

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Traveling can be tough on our bodies. Throw in jetlag and a new climate to acclimate yourself to, and it can be pretty tiring. But any smart vacationer knows that finding the perfect hotel for your trip means ensuring that its spa is just as distinguished as its guestrooms. And these days, resort spas are becoming more than just another amenity.

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Princess Cruises Crowns Chef Curtis Stone its New Kitchen King

Aug 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Cruise ship dining is about to get a whole lot finer (and cruise chefs more epically handsome). As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Princess Cruises is preparing to disembark on a new culinary voyage in an exclusive partnership with superstar Chef Curtis Stone. The Michelin-star chef and author of six bestselling cookbooks will serve up elevated new menus aboard Princess voyages starting this fall, and then will expand his menus to the entire Princess fleet by the end of the year.

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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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P&O Cruises to Debut New Luxury Ships Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria in November

Jun 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Aria and Eden will debut this November with fresh, luxury upgrades. The new ships, which will be unveiled at the Sydney Harbour, will include new restaurants and bars, updated rooms and penthouse suites with private balconies, large spa baths, walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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Pretty Beach House Reopens After 2-Year Remodel, The Results Are Stunning

May 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

If you’ve ever imagined your own personal retreat in Australia's New South Wales bushland, chances are your idyllic fantasy looks a lot like Pretty Beach House. The residence is an exclusive guest lodge offering butler service, stunning national parkland and shoreline views, and the utmost in privacy for a handful of guests. And it has just reopened after an extensive two-year remodel.   

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Sweet, Funny, Loving: We Share Your Fondest Travel Memories of Mom for Mother's Day

May 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As we gear up for Mother’s Day on May 10, we began considering a fun and unique way to honor mom this year. Realizing that sometimes it’s the things that can’t be purchased that really mean the most, we decided to focus on the intangible gifts. Whether it’s flying to another country, road tripping to a nearby state or fulfilling your mother's lifelong dream, we hold our travel memories with mom close to our hearts. So we took to social media to ask you about your favorite sojourn stories involving your mother. The responses were touching, funny and deeply personal. We complied 12 of them to share with you. To get things started, here’s my own personal memory of an adventure shared with my mom:

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The World's Only Tasmanian Devil Encounter is a Heavenly Eco-Tourism Adventure

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Nature lovers looking for a wildlife adventure in Australia have a wealth of options to choose from:  kangaroos bounding across the Outback, salt water crocodiles in tropical Queensland, dolphins and whale sharks along the Western Australia coast, and the unforgettable wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Dune Port Douglas Promises the Perfect Amount of Seclusion & Five-Star Amenities

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just forty miles north of Cairns is one of Queensland’s most sought-after vacation destinations, and it’s quite possible you’ve never even heard of it. Known for its beautiful beaches, year-round tropical climate, golf courses and fine dining, Port Douglas attracts elite travelers looking for a true escape Down Under. It’s just far enough off-the-grid to keep the crowds at bay, but still within reach of the state’s most popular attractions, further increasing its quiet appeal.

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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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Silversea Luxury Cruises Announces 2016 Voyages in 385 Destinations

Sep 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

In 2016, Silversea Cruises' voyages are 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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Live High Above Melbourne In This Lavish $20M+ Eureka 82 Penthouse

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've been waiting to check out the one-off Eureka 82 Penthouse for a while now and we have to admit, it doesn't disappoint. Found at the top of Melbourne, Australia's Eureka Tower (which one of the tallest residential buildings in the world), the home is selling for $22 million AUD (which is around $20.7 USD) and spans the entire 82nd floor.

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Bright Vivid Sydney Fills the Cultural City With Light, Music & Ideas

Jun 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Right now, Sydney, Australia is flooded with color for their annual light, idea, and music exhibition Vivid Sydney (which runs until June 9). Tons of installations, sculptures and projections can be seen while strolling around downtown or while floating along Sydney Harbor, making it a must-see event for locals and visitors. Don't believe us? Check out these amazing photos and book your plane ticket immediately (or plan for next year, but that's much less inspired).

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Crown Group is Turning Sydney Into Luxury Capital One Development at a Time

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

As the leading developer in Sydney, Crown Group is making us want to book a one-way flight to Australia right now and after you drool over these pictures, you'll want to do the same. CEO Iwan Sunito and his team are seriously setting the bar for luxury residential and mixed-use structures, offering incredible designs and architecture you typically only see in five-star resorts. Plus, they often choose sites that are pretty uninspired and turn them into buildings that give the surrounding neighborhood a boost.

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Head Down Under for Tasmania's Uninhabited Wilderness, Thriving Art Scene & Gourmet Eats

May 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Though the very name conjures up a faraway place at the very end of the earth, not to mention an irascible but beloved animated character, Tasmania is one of Australia’s most beguiling destinations, and one that is attracting more visitors than ever thanks to a thriving arts scene, a cadre of talented young chefs making the most of the island’s bounty, spectacular unspoiled scenery and fabulous luxury experiences. Whether it’s a traveler’s first trip to Australia or a frequent visitor looking for new corners to explore, this intriguing island is a destination worth exploring on your next jaunt Down Under.

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Australia's Controversial Luxury Car Tax is Up for Debate in New Report

Feb 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those of you who live in Australia and are in the market for a luxury car, you probably already know all about the controversy surrounding the luxury auto tax (which is 33 percent on some cars that cost over $60k). Well, according to The Age, the tax is up on the chopping block yet again for being so unpopular.

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