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Is The Luxury Of Owning A Vacation Home Becoming Passé?

Dec 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Holly Ashby

It’s easy to fall in love with a particular holiday destination. Whether it’s a luminous corner of Cornwall, the green Tuscan hills or a scorching Thai beach, people can find themselves drawn to the same locations again and again. Buying a second home in a place like this is a luxury that offers convenience, privacy and the chance to escape whenever the owner pleases. However, with environmental issues, bad press and the sometimes stressful responsibilities of homeownership, it could be argued that having a vacation home has lost some of its sheen.

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The World's Best Hotel Suite is Located In...

Dec 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

For a second year in a row, The Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan, Italy, won the World Travel Awards’ best suite category. Beating out accommodations at properties such as Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the Raj Palace, Belmond Hotel Cipriani and Emirates Palace, the Katara Suite’s victory was no easy feat.

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Sirenalia's Mermaid Retreat Is What Ariel Dreams Are Made Of

Dec 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Last year, we introduced you to mermaid workouts as a new fitness craze. The exercise included donning mermaid tails and swimming around in pools to work on your core, all while feeling a little like Ariel in your new attire. This year, adventurous swimmers can take their mermaid love to the next level by going on a trip specifically-designed for the water-dwelling creatures.

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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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Reach Mount Everest's Base Camp Without Any Hiking Required

Dec 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Some of the Himalaya’s most iconic hiking trails can be found in Nepal, the country considered one of the ultimate destinations for adventurous travelers and outdoor lovers. But if you’ve always been curious to check out the locale, yet haven’t wanted to bother with all the hiking, Remote Lands has created a new itinerary just for you.

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7 Festive Hotels Getting Guests Into the Holiday Spirit

Dec 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

In just a couple short weeks, Christmas will be here. And no matter where you are in the world, business, homes and cities are turning into colorful and festive displays for the holiday. If you need a little extra dose of holiday cheer this December, step into one of these eight hotels around the globe. With dazzling lights, decked out trees and intricate designs, these seven festive properties have just the right amount of spirit you’re looking for this winter.

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Singapore for the Untourist | Sponsored Content by The St. Regis Singapore

Dec 12, 2016  |   Contributor: The St. Regis Singapore

Singapore—as a global financial center, luxury shopping destination, and cultural hub—is one of the most unique places in the world. Don’t let the luxury of this city let you think it’s out of touch with its roots, however. Often called “The Garden City,” the region is home to a wealth of flora and outdoor experiences that can often be hard to find in such a vibrant urban area. While there are a myriad of different attractions to visit while in the city, take the opportunity to follow the path less taken:  

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Inside The Peninsula New York's $19,000-a-Night Suite

Dec 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s no shortage of stunning suite options in New York, and one of the most recent additions to the city’s best accommodations can be found inside the Five-Diamond Peninsula hotel. The property just unveiled its new Fifth Avenue Suite on the 17th floor that spans over 2,500 square feet.

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Quebec’s Grand Old Dame Has a New Modern Glow

Dec 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

Quebec City is renowned for its phenomenal charm, beauty, fine cuisine and its grand hotel, The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. As the city’s chief landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site, the property is recognized as one of the most-photographed resorts in the world, and its castle-like grandeur has captured the hearts of countless dignitaries, celebrities, and royalty. 

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Kelly House: Martha's Vineyard's Charming 54-Room Inn

Dec 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Steps away from the Chappaquiddick ferry ensconced in the compact and pedestrian-friendly village of Edgartown in Martha's Vineyard, Kelley House stands as a testament to island life before tourists dominated the scene with beach umbrellas and sunscreen. Near the corner of North Water and Kelley Streets, the main 54-room historic inn was built in 1742 and now features an art gallery in the lobby with rotating exhibits showcasing local artists.

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48 Hours in Orlando: How to Squeeze in Some Luxury on Your Business Trip | Sponsored Content by Hyatt Regency Orlando

Dec 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Hyatt Regency Orlando

Known as “The City Beautiful,” Orlando attracts millions of visitors each year for its nightlife, theme parks, and weather. These attractions also bring thousands of business tourists to the city each year, who attend conferences in one of the many luxury resorts in the area. Though business travel can be exhausting, it doesn’t mean your time in the city has to be drab! If you’re in town for a short period, there are a multitude of ways to squeeze in a few luxurious activities to make the most of your trip.

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Hilton Paris' $50M Renovation Adds New Life to the Historic Property

Dec 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Initially, the Hilton Paris Opera opened as the Grand Hotel Terminus in 1889, welcoming in European visitors to the Exposition Universelle. And today, over a century later, the property is still attracting affluent travelers thanks to its quality service, chic rooms and prime location. This year, the hotel underwent a $50 million renovation to bring it back to its former glory while still incorporating just the right amount of contemporary elements to its interiors.

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Savoring Tuscany With Hedonistic Hiking

Dec 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I’ve always felt that the best way to appreciate another country is by traveling on foot while indulging in the local cuisine. As much as I like to hike, I love to eat, which is why Hedonistic Hiking’s unique culinary walking tour A Tuscan Harvest: Chianti, Castles and Tuscan Cooking had my name written all over it.

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Urban-Chic Boutique Hotel Opens in Madrid

Dec 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Celebrating its grand opening today, Only YOU Hotel Atocha made its debut on the streets of Madrid as the brand’s second-ever property. A part of the Palladium Hotel Group, Only YOU focuses on creating an innovative soace in the urban sector while targeting an international, cosmopolitan audience.

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How to Plan Your Bachelorette Weekend in Aruba

Dec 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

He asked, you said yes. Obviously the next step is to go to some tiny island in the Caribbean, without your man to toast your upcoming nuptials. Jetting off to a beautiful beach far from the stress of wedding planning is a must for many brides-to-be.

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