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A Taste of Adventure: How to Spend Two Days in Charlevoix, Québec

Mar 28, 2019  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When I first found out that my two-day trip to Charlevoix, Québec would include sledding at Le Massif de Charlevoix, fat biking on a frozen river, a distillery and brewery tour of Menaud, VIP dog sledding and a helicopter tour, I assumed something would definitely have to be cut from the itinerary.

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The Magic of Québec City: The Winter Carnival, Ice Fishing, Toboggan Runs, Eats and More

Mar 7, 2019  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As a veteran visitor of Canada’s Alberta region, I didn’t expect Québec to be that much different – aside from it being a predominantly French-speaking province, of course – but I was completely wrong. 

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How to Survive a Night at the Ice Hotel

Feb 27, 2019  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I have had some pretty unforgettable experiences while staying in some of the world’s most gorgeous hotels, but having to attend a mandatory training session before tucking in for the night was completely new to me.

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Sands Hotel & Spa: The Most Beautiful Desert Oasis You Will Ever See

Jan 25, 2019  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If Wes Anderson is on the hunt for a stylish boutique hotel perfect for one of his upcoming projects, we found it: the Sands Hotel & Spa.

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Bordeaux’s Sensory Encounters: Notes from a Wine-Inspired River Cruise

May 5, 2017  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Many new dimensions define what luxury has become. Opulence was once considered to be acquisition of high end material: purses, clothing, shoes, basic consumer stuff.  With travel, it was seeing destinations along a well-trod, well-known path. Now, with new emerging buying populations, the meaning is evolving. 

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Fashion and Villa-Living Meet Among the Southern Hills of Florence

Aug 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  2 Comments

Italy is no stranger to fashion, and while Florence doesn’t hold the same weight as Milan in the industry, you may be surprised to know that this little city holds a piece of the fashion world on its soil. The Salvatore Ferragamo family-owned Villa Le Rose of the Lungarno Collection sits on the southern hills of Florence. Previously owned by the Medici family, Villa Le Rose has long been a place of superior luxury and an icon of wealth. The Medici’s were well known for their support of the arts and humanities; and as such, it is fitting that its current owner is among the top luxury brands in fashion.&... Read More

5 Sailing & Yacht Charters to Indulge Your Seafaring Fantasies This Summer

Jun 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s the perfect weather for sailing, and we’ve found some of the best vessels for your most indulgent seafaring fantasies. Whether you prefer a lavishly appointed tall ship, a set departure on a specialty small ship, a fully crewed charter, or to captain and crew your own boat, there’s a company to fit your needs and a suggested destination on where to set your coordinates.

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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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5 Stunning Villas Turned Wedding Venues

Jun 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Summer is undoubtedly wedding season, which means you’re either attending a ceremony, in the wedding party, or bridezilla herself in the planning stages. Booking a venue is usually the first step, along with choosing the kind of event you want to host—an exotic destination wedding, casual beach nuptials, or over-the-top fairytale affair are just a few ways to go about it. For a little inspiration (or just something to fantasize about) here are five very different, but very beautiful and enchanting luxury villas just waiting to be that ideal 'I do' location.

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Eco-Friendly Viceroy Riviera Maya Offers a Quiet Hideaway Experience

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The Viceroy Riviera Maya, one of the Caribbean’s finest and most romantic luxury resorts, is unique in combining an eco-friendly experience tailored to those who prefer quieter, private hideaways, while still being able to enjoy five-star services and amenities. With just 41 villas on an unspoiled six-acre sanctuary fronting a picture-perfect stretch of Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, the elegant oasis is a seductive escape designed to keep guests’ cares at bay.

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Take Your V-Day Plans to the High Seas on a VanDutch Luxury Yacht

Feb 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? If you don’t perhaps you should spend an evening with VanDutch. For Valentine’s Day the luxury yacht brand will be offering two unique dining experiences—one that takes place by land, the other by sea.

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Get Lost in the North Shore Lifestyle at Turtle Bay Resort

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

It’s hard to believe that the North Shore of Oahu and that Waikiki Beach are on the same island. Where crowds jam Waikiki Beach, the North Shore is a placid oasis of farms, mountains and beaches every bit as good—or better, for surfing at least—than those in the crowded Honolulu area.

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Once Home to Napoleon's Relative, Shangri-La Hotel Paris Remains a Symbol of Refinement and Class

Jun 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Formerly the home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grand-nephew Roland, Shangri-La Hotel Paris is as elegant a hotel property as you’re likely to find in the City of Lights. From its tall, impressive black cast iron gateway on Avenue d’Ilena, domed entryway and giant Ming dynasty-inspired porcelain vases to the intricately-ornate ceiling of the grand ballroom and perfectly-proportioned staircase leading to it, the 101-room (including 36 suites) Shangri-La oozes class.

 

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W Retreat and Spa - Vieques Island Offers an Award-Winning Caribbean Experience Just Off Puerto Rico's Mainland

Jun 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Located on a small isle just a short hop from the Puerto Rican mainland, W Retreat and Spa – Vieques Island is an ideal destination for those who want to be just out of reach of throngs of tourists and a unique and memorable vacation.  

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Is Nicaragua on Your Travel List? If Not, Jicaro Island Ecolodge May Change That

Jun 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Nicaragua is one of those countries that has it all, lush rainforests framed by jolting volcanic mountains, vibrant colonial villages filled with docile locals, and a now-stable political situation, it's an enticing destination in Central America. The Jicaro Island Ecolodge, located on a speck of an island in Lake Nicaragua, is an incredible choice to experience the country Condé Nast listed as one of the ten destinations to watch in 2014.

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