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A SoCal Local's Perspective at Tower23

Apr 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As a Travel Editor, I’m often asked about which hotels around the world are the best to visit, and this is especially true when travelers head to San Diego (where I currently reside). Having lived at the beach for the past six years, my initial response is somewhere that views out onto the Pacific. The problem is, when it comes to luxury beachside properties, there are only six that offer oceanfront locations (versus bayfront). If you want close to downtown and just steps from the beach that number gets even smaller.

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The Scarlet: Singapore’s Naughty Boutique Hotel

Apr 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Singapore is a vibrant and exciting city that is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated as well as sexy and a little bit naughty. This dynamic personality can also be used to describe The Scarlet Singapore, an 80-room mischievous yet ultra-chic hotel in Lion City. Scarlet is the property’s fictional persona and muse—think maid in stilettos, fish nets and a garter belt. She is the concept which drives the hotel’s design, ethos and experience.

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Chile’s Magical Rain Forest Reserve

Apr 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

If you don’t believe the forest is a magical place, a stay at the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in Chile’s Patagonian rain forest will likely change your mind. The reserve is home to eight hotels and lodges that differ based on the kind of experience you’d like to have.

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A Look at One&Only Palmilla One Year After Its Resurrection

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Katie Chang

Upon entering your suite at One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, your dedicated butler will immediately offer you tequila while he gets you get situated in the room. That’s because all 174 rooms and suites come with a bottle of aged reposado as a welcome amenity. The tequila has been aged for 12 months in white oak barrels and sits neatly next to little wells of sea salt and freshly-cut limes. 

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7 Non-Touristy Things to Do During Art Basel Hong Kong

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

So you’re heading to Art Basel in Hong Kong this weekend. Your wardrobe is picked out, you’ve mapped out your must-see galleries and chosen which parties to attend over the three days—but have you considered what to do during down times? With a city as big and exciting as Hong Kong, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to navigate your way through it. Instead of relying on typical guidebooks, we put together a list of seven off-the-tourist-path attractions, restaurants and activities to experience while in the Pearl of the Orient.

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Island Hop Your Way Through the BVI With a Private Yacht & Helicopter

Mar 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s nothing that a little sunshine, warm water and ocean breezes can’t cure (in our opinion). And if the British Virgin Islands are on your travel list, Hallas Travels has a new way to warm up your post-winter bones. The tour operator’s Island Hopping Experience is a seven-day getaway loaded with five-course dinners, helicopter excursions and your own private yacht and staff for the week. 

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Hunter Valley Wine Country's 5 Not-to-be-Missed Restaurants

Mar 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Just a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley Wine Country is the oldest and most historic wine region in Australia. As it is especially well known for Semillon and Shiraz, a visit will result in tasting endless varietal blends and expressions of these grapes along with other varietals grown in nearby regions. While the wines are the stars of the show, the valley’s dining scene is just as impressive. Every establishment strives to serve seasonal local fare that highlights the area’s wines. Here are five of the area’s best restaurants that are worth a visit:

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Hunter Valley Wine Country's 5 Not-to-be-Missed Restaurants

Mar 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Just a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley Wine Country is the oldest and most historic wine region in Australia. As it is especially well known for Semillon and Shiraz, a visit will result in tasting endless varietal blends and expressions of these grapes along with other varietals grown in nearby regions. While the wines are the stars of the show, the valley’s dining scene is just as impressive. Every establishment strives to serve seasonal local fare that highlights the area’s wines. Here are five of the area’s best restaurants that are worth a visit:

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VIDEO: An Inside Look at the Iconic Raffles Singapore

Mar 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

Since Raffles Singapore Hotel opened in 1887, it has seen the surrounding area grow from a colonial trading center under the rule of the British Empire to a thriving independent modern city-state. The hotel's historian Leslie Danker will happily tell you about the property's many famous guests over the years, including statesmen, entertainers and royalty.

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A River Cruise for the Sake of Whisky

Mar 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If there was ever a river cruise that was calling my name, European Waterways’ Whisky Trail excursion would be it. Taking place along Caledonian Canal aboard the Scottish Highlander, the six-night trip will make stops at three historic distilleries in Scotland.

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La Dolce Vita at The Baglioni Hotel Regina

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

Before you even get settled into the five-star Baglioni Hotel Regina in Rome, one of the property’s butlers will request to unpack your bags for you. It’s this kind of service and attention to detail that is at the forefront of a stay at this over-a-century-old hotel.

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11 Exotic Places to Savor a Romantic Table For Two

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

On the hunt for an incredible moment for two? From quiet settings along the beach to unique experiences with wildlife and the thunderous roar of majestic waterfalls, there are some amazing spots around the globe. Here are our picks for some of the most romantic destinations to set your sights on. 

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Inside the Incredibly Cool Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Feb 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

The maritime-themed Mondrian London at Sea Containers docked along the Thames River is becoming one of the city’s hottest hotels. What was once an unsightly 1970s office building is now a stunning five-star property created by British Designer Tom Dixon. 

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The $42K Houseboat "Culinary Adventure" Weekend

Jan 26, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Services, Forever Resorts will be hosting a Scenic and Savory Houseboat Excursion on Lake Mead from April 29 to May 1. The three-day weekend will take place on one of Forever Resorts’ 70-foot houseboats, and will be limited to only 12 guests. 

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Champagne Trolleys, Noodle Tossing & Dancing Art Steal the Show at the New Mr. Chow

Jan 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Forget all those diva headliners on the Las Vegas main stages. There’s a grandiose new theatrical experience on The Strip, and it has a deliciously Chinese cast. Legendary restaurateur Michael Chow has just opened his signature Mr. Chow restaurant at Caesars Palace, and it’s a five-star showstopper.

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