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Celebrity Edge: A New Cruise Line for Young, Affluent Travelers

Mar 16, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In October of last year, Richard Branson promised his new cruise line would be a different kind of experience, a sexier more glamorous voyage meant to attract a younger set of travelers. On Monday,  Richard Fain, the chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity Cruises made a similar announcement with the introduction of their newest category of ship set to debut next year. The Celebrity-Edge class vessels are hoping to disrupt the industry with their cutting-edge designs and tricked-out amenities.

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Sweat it Out With the Latest Travel Trend: Cycling Excursions

Feb 7, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Active vacations are becoming one of the year’s hottest travel trends, allowing adventurers to lose some calories while getting a deeper sense of the country through hiking, biking and multi-sport trips. One company offering this type of excursion is Trek Travel, a tour operator providing cycling excursions across the globe.

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Book a Room at Necker Island This January for $4,000/Night

Dec 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The infamous Necker Island has been a Caribbean playground for affluent travelers and the world’s most notable people for many years. Thanks to Sir Richard Branson’s vision for the isle, visitors have been coming to this destination to experience over-the-top luxury with that effortlessly-cool Virgin vibe.

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6 Full-Service Private Islands to Book For Your Upcoming 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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Anguilla’s Gorgeous Zemi Resort Boasts One of the Best New Spas in the World

Sep 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Just in case you weren’t aware, tomorrow is October 1. That means we’re only weeks away from the holiday season. If your travel plans involve warm beaches, a tropical island and plenty of room service, you may want to consider Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa in Anguilla. Opened at the beginning of the year, the property has already received a slew of accolades including being named among the world’s best new spas by CNN and claiming Jetsetter’s Best 2016 Beach Hotel award.

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5 Picturesque Wedding Venues in the Bahamas

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’ve been to many weddings in our lifetime, some over-the-top, others rustic and traditional, and some weeklong-destination nuptials in tropical locales. Of all the affairs, the latter always takes the cake as our favorite way to see those we love say “I Do.” Last month we made our way to the Bahamas to scope out some of the best wedding venues in Nassau for every kind of bride and groom. Here are five gorgeous hotels ready to make you Mr. and Mrs.

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Secret Bay Debuts 2 New Treehouse Villas

Sep 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This month, Secret Bay in Dominica, West Indies is debuting two new treehouse Ylang Ylang Villas designed to look like the petals of their namesake flower. The legendary plant first originated in Indonesia and is best known for its aroma, the same scent Chanel No5 is based on. It is also meant to produce a calming effect by reducing blood pressure and helping you relax.

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This Dreamy Resort Opens in St. Barths This October

Jul 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you have yet to set a destination for your fall travel plans, you may want to consider St. Barths. Come October 1, Le Barthélemy hotel will open in the Bay of Grand Cul de Sac along a 600-foot beachfront location that is part of the Nature Reserve of Saint-Barthélemy. Created by designer Sybille de Margerie, its interiors feature natural materials, plenty of light and create a dreamy and understated vibe.

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Elevate your Cabo Vacation Experience to the Next Level | Sponsored by Cabo Villas

Jun 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Cabo Villas

Select a participating Los Cabos, Mexico villa property and stay by Oct 15, to receive over $600 in added values plus a 7th night free! Take advantage of CaboVillas’ endless Summer Sale and receive a FREE one-week car rental, 60-minute massage, private chef, 2-for-1 activities, margarita welcome, private transfer and more!

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Tahiti Who? Check Out Sandals Royal Caribbean's New Over-Water Suites

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sandals Royal Caribbean just stepped up their accommodations game with their new over-water suites. Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, these five Tahitian-style bungalows rest on a floating deck connected by various walkways in a circular layout.  Above the turquoise sea, the villas boast king-sized beds, floating over-water hammocks, two outdoor showers, private infinity pools and hardwood floors.

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5 New Hotels Debuting in 2016 to Add To Your Travel Bucketlist

Jan 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

At the start of the year, my thoughts always turn to travel plans for the coming months. Personally, I'd like to visit Lisbon, Douro Valley, Santorini, St. Lucia and the Amalfi Coast. But if you're unlike me and are a having a hard time choosing which destinations to escape to, consider basing it around your hotel instead. Here are five new properties debuting in 2016 that should be added to your wanderlust itineraries:

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Amazing Restaurants, Historical Sites & Plenty of Sunshine: Why We're Heading to St. Kitts This Winter

Dec 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

For some of us, the onslaught of winter means the perfect time to head to warmer horizons. For me, that involved St. Kitts, catamaran rides, cocktails and plenty of fresh seafood. If you book a VIP package with St. Kitts Marriott & The Royal Beach Casino, after you arrive on the island you’ll be escorted to the YU Private Lounge. The terminal, located just west of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, used to only offer travelers flying privately, to and from St. Kitts, this amazing service. Now it is available to passengers on commercial flights.

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Live the Rockstar Life at Eden Rock St Barths' 16,000-Square-Foot Villa

Nov 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Sarah Gilbert

Our puddle-jumper flew over pool-blue water and red-tiled rooftops before threading its way through two jagged, green peaks, and as I gave a sharp intake of breath, landed perfectly on the second shortest runway in the Caribbean. An equally short drive later and we were being greeted by our personal butler at the door to Eden Rock’s Villa Rockstar.

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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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Aquamare's Heavenly Villas Are Sprawling Virgin Gorda Residences That Might Leave You Speechless

Apr 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

“What is the first word that people utter when they step inside this villa?” we asked our host William Matthews at Aquamare in Virgin Gorda. We were standing in the Great Room of what was to be our home for the next three days, and all we could think of was “WOW.” “They don’t utter any words at all,” he replied, “but their mouths are wide open in silent awe,” (ours were open in noisy awe).

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