Fall In Love With Greece In The Low Season

Oct 20, 2017  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Year after year, the Greek Isles continue to top the list for sun-seeking jetsetters full of wanderlust and plenty of cash. Fortunately for last-minute travelers, the low season offers affordable lodging, thinner crowds and mild weather. October through May are the best times to visit Greece in the off season because shops, restaurants and hotels are open, ferry service is plentiful and it is not as chilly or wet as during the winter and early spring months.

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Spend the Night In Croatia's Uber Sexy Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

Oct 5, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

The Dalmatian coast is a captivating territory of emerald waters, rich cultures and the place where holiday-makers descend from March until September of each year. Croatia has the lion’s share of the Adriatic Sea's eastern coastline and plenty of tony vacation spots with its most popular being Dubrovnik.

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Mallorca’s Can Simoneta is a Recipe for Laid-Back Island Leisure

Jun 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Beside a walkway bordered by orange and lemon trees, Mallorca’s Hotel Can Simoneta offers a dazzling location with a wide expanse of manicured lawn overlooking not only the Bay of Canyamel but also sharp cliff faces nearby.

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The Intimacy, Authenticity and 21st-Century Comfort of Tall Mast Sailing

Jul 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Imagine pulling from port in Barcelona with a backdrop of the Spanish city’s twinkling night lights, all decks on hand as yards of sails unfurl to ascend the ship’s four masts with the Vangelis song 1492: Conquest of Paradise playing at departure. Then add to the scene top-of-the-deck passengers lifting their glasses in synchronized toasts to their upcoming venture. This scene is just another day aboard Star Clippers' Star Flyer.

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10 Hotels With Private Marinas & Yacht Docking Perks

Aug 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The yachting lifestyle offers unparalleled escape from crowds and access to obscure destinations, but often at a tradeoff for other creature comforts. After several days of confinement in close quarters, dining on whatever the ship’s kitchen can offer, and becoming over-familiar with the limited recreation the ship can provide, just about everyone craves a stretch on dry land. In coastal or island destinations, “yachties” are a familiar niche of traveler, and many of the finer private hotels encourage them to dock at the resort marina and avail themselves of guest facilities.

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Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is a Regal Gem Tucked Away in Malta

Jun 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Under a clear blue sky with the sun glinting off its sparkling fountains and sandstone façade, the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta looks positively regal. Which is appropriate considering the official residence of the nation’s President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, is across the street. 

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Exploring Greece's Little Island With the Quiet Soul & Deep Blue Waters

Sep 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner  |  5 Comments

If you are a discerning traveler who delights in an elegant stay, romance-inspiring views, and local gastronomy, but seek a place with a casual vibe, you'll fall in love with Santorini. The Santorini of today is moving from courting the daily onslaught of large ship tour groups to fewer travelers who will stay awhile to appreciate her history, monasteries, unique cuisine, local wine, sensual sunsets, languid dining and sumptuous accommodations.

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Reserve Hotel Byblos' New 65-Foot Yacht Algandra in Saint Tropez

Jun 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those of you planning on visiting St. Tropez soon, you may want to check out Hotel Byblos, because they've just started offering access to their very own luxury yacht. Byblos' 65-foot Princess V62 yacht Algandra is now available to reserve through the hotel for day trips or overnight adventures, making it one amenity that will be pretty hard to top.... Read More

Singles Travel to Mediterranean and Far East on Luxury Cruise Line Get Savings

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

In the latest travel news, commercial cruise liner Voyages to Antiquity recently announced that it has increased its number of dedicated single cabins to 12 percent of its entire inventory of accommodations. Dedicated-single cabins are available in a variety of categories, including inside to deluxe outside with a balcony. "Single travel is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry, particularly in the case of destination travel brands where the demographic is generally the mature market,” said Mitchell J. Schlesinger, VP of sales and marketing of Voyages to Antiquity. “We are supporting this growth and extending our 'Extraordinary Value' brand promise by offering a variety of... Read More

5 Great Charter Destinations in the Mediterranean

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  3 Comments

If you find yourself struggling to plan the perfect luxury vacation, you should think about chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean. Not only will you be able to enjoy the freedom the open sea offers, you'll be able to tell all your family and friends about how you spent every night in a new place without having to hassle with constantly re-packing.... Read More

Crystal's Short Cruises Offer More Luxury for Less

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Crystal Cruises recently announced 12 new, short-cruises sailing through the Mediterranean effective July through December 2012. The Crystal Getaway sales offer all-inclusive, five- to eight-day vacations aboard the Crystal Serenity that start at $1,310 per person. The short cruises are long on luxury, as each of these cruises present lavish accommodations, gourmet dining, fitness classes, and other spiritually enriching activities. The dozen new luxury-latent, short cruises include Tuscany, the Greek Isles, the French Riviera, Morocco, Rome, Turkey, and Israel. "Many savvy travelers appreciate the pampering luxury of Crystal Cruises and know how amazing the Mediterranean is as a destination, yet may have... Read More

Pastis | The Soul Drink of the South of France

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

You cannot go to the South of France without lingering at least one midmorning at an outdoor café in the shade of a plane tree, reading Le Figaro or the International Herald Tribune while alternately sipping an espresso and a glass of pastis with a side of water. Pastis, I think, is the “soul drink” of the French Mediterranean, a part of its cultural DNA, even though it was invented only 80 years ago in 1932.... Read More

Dubrovnik, Croatia | Mystical Mediterranean Immersion

Aug 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Most of us still remember the conflicts which blighted the regions around Croatia, however we forget that this country offers some of the most stunning coastlines and historic cities in Europe. The golden walled city of Dubrovnik serves as an ideal destination for those seeking more than just a beautiful coastline. It attracts a large number of tourists from all over Europe and it is easy to see why: the beauty of the surroundings coupled with an old city that has been carefully restored. ... Read More

Mallorca Travel Guide: Best of The Mediterranean

Oct 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas  |  1 Comment

Luxury Vacations: Emyr Thomas from Bon Vivant, a London-based concierge service, shares his thoughts on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. With 554km of coastline, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, situated off the East coast of Spain.... Read More

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