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This $24K Antarctica Cruise Throws in a Complimentary Parka for Good Measure

Aug 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

One hundred years ago, Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 attempted to cross Antarctica on foot from Weddell Sea to Ross Sea by way of crossing the South Pole. Though the now-famous expedition faced perilous odds and disastrous setbacks, Shackleton and his entire crew were saved in 1916. In commemoration of his tremendous leadership and the unrelenting determination of his crew, a Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent adventure is being offered through National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions.

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Will Crystal Serenity Become the First Luxury Liner to Sail the Northwest Passage in 2016?

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

For 32 days from August 16 through September 27 of 2016, Crystal Serenity cruise ship will make its way through the Northwest Passage and will mark the first time a luxury liner has made the voyage. Starting in Anchorage and ending in New York, the route will take travelers to destinations rarely seen by anyone other than expedition ships and rugged explorers.

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4 Resorts Offering Farm-To-Massage-Table Treatments on the West Coast

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Though the farm-to-table movement has long been a fixture on the fine-dining scene, luxury spas across the country are heading into the garden as well to harvest healing plants and herbs and incorporate them in innovative new treatments. Here is how four West Coast spas are taking advantage of nature’s bounty to pamper their guests to the fullest.

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Le Méridien Panama's Chic Décor and Luxe Services Reflect its Cool, Urban Neighborhood

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In one of the hottest urban locations in Central America, Le Méridien Panama offers guests modern, stylish accommodations with easy access to the city’s best businesses, nightlife and entertainment areas, and is the perfect destination for travelers of any age.

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Awesome Eco-Friendly Villas in Bali Feature Glass Floor Panels, Authentic Décor and Farm-Fresh Dining

Aug 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Originally meant to be 11 private homes in Bali for hosting their friends and family, Canadian-born jewelry designer John Hardy and his wife’s collection of antique Javanese houses are now used as an eco-friendly boutique hotel in Ubud. Bambu Indah, translated beautiful bamboo, celebrates Balinese culture and modern luxury through sustainable practices.

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Fairmont Kenya and Raffles Praslin Seychelles Partner on African Getaway

Aug 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Fairmont Hotels and Raffles have come together to create a wilderness infused getaway that will take guests from luxury glamping and tropical gardens in Kenya to a private villa escape in Seychelles.

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Welcome Back the Cooler Breezes this Fall at These 7 Rooftop Bars & Lounges in Miami

Aug 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Even though the weather in Miami doesn’t change too much from summer to fall, at least the cooler breezes are making their way back in a few weeks. This means it’s time to get back outside and give your air-conditioners a break for a few hours. In preparation for autumn, we put together a list of the city’s best rooftop bars and lounges offering stunning views, refreshing cocktails and plenty of sexy patrons.

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Cape Cod's Ocean Terrace a Favorite Among Locals Seeking Al Fresco Dining

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are many dining options on Cape Cod but when it comes to al fresco eating, there is one that stands out from the rest: Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, Mass.

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"Rent the Life" With Luxury & Exotic Car Rentals From Lou La Vie in Miami

Aug 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

With clients such as Jamie Foxx, Pierre Garcon (Indianapolis Colts) and Professional race car driver and President of Cosmo-Sport, Inc. Guy Cosmo singing their praises, you can be sure that renting a luxury or exotic car from Lou La Vie in Miami won’t disappoint. The privately-owned company, led by Founder John Temerian and partners Jan Otto and DJ Irie of the Miami Heat, was formed to meet the demands of Miami and South Florida’s high-end automobile rental industry.

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Take to the Skies and Experience Nepal by Helicopter on This Awesome 15-Day Trip

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Resting between the jungles of the Indian plains and the Himalayas, the small mountain nation of Nepal is a stunning destination comprised of snowy peaks, monasteries and the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Its region is a favorite among travelers who love the outdoors and seek active adventures.

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Quintessentially New York: The Quin Hotel and The Wayfarer Restaurant

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

New York City never aspires to be anything but itself. Unlike Dubai, Shanghai or any newer cosmopolitan cities that grasp at designing parks, centers and buildings that look globally appealing, New York City loves its textured past. In fact, I go to New York City just for its celebrated history even though I admittedly also revel in its modern revampings.

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3 Hotels Offering the Chance to Go Up, Up and Away on a 225-Horsepower Jet Pack

Aug 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri  |  3 Comments

Adventure-seekers who have seen the episode of the hit HBO series East Bound and Down where Kenny Powers propels above the water wearing what looks like a backpack have wondered, "What is that thing and where can I do that?" Well the thing on Powers’ back is a jet pack, the latest craze in watersports. The commonly-used JetLev pack boasts a 225-horsepower engine, creating 600-800 gallons per minute of thrust, propelling the brave user up to 30 feet above water.

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The Cromwell: Vegas' Newest Boutique Hotel Proving Refined Luxury is Anything but Boring

Aug 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Las Vegas is endlessly busy; the constant noise of slot machines buzzing in casinos, young party scenesters hitting pool parties and nightclubs, and travelers joyfully snapping shots of the bright city (with drink in hand) on their smartphones—it is always alive with excitement. While these are some of the reasons people visit, it can also be pretty draining.

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Art Pops Off The Walls of These 11 Creative Hotel Rooms

Jul 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Would your sleep be sweeter if you bedded down in this one-of-a-kind art room guarded by a Yakuza-style mural of Avanyu, the Tewa tribe’s deity of water? Or is original pop art by Warhol more to your taste? Or maybe, Victorian run amuk. Whether you’re an art connoisseur or not, these over-the-top art rooms will add color and excitement to your dreams.

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The More Laid Back Las Vegas Experience for Travelers of All Ages

Aug 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

As the rare Italian, blueberry-infused beer slid flavorfully to the back of my throat, the cicerone for Public House at The Venetian in Las Vegas described the undeniably unique and especially bold flavors of the aptly named My Blueberry Nightmare. Hints of oak barrel aging and a spicy kick from hot chili confused my taste buds unlike any beverage I've ever experienced before. Imagine expecting a semi-sweet brew only to be confronted with a savory bitter flavor followed up by a punch of heat and a tart blueberry finish. It was nowhere near what I expected, yet I ended up thoroughly enjoying the new combination of tastes, which now stands as a perfect analogy for my entire trip to Las Vegas.

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