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From Hollywood to Morocco: Actress Linda Kozlowski Gives Us Her Must-Dos in the African City

Feb 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

You may recognize Linda Kozlowski from her role as Sue Charlton in the popular 1980’s Crocodile Dundee movie trilogy. But these days, following her divorce from husband and actor Paul Hogan of 24 years, Kozlowski is more focused on Morocco than Hollywood. In the fall of 2014, Kozlowski combined her love of the African country with her passion for travel and formed Dream My Destiny, a luxury bespoke tour company designed to give travelers a customized vacation in Morocco.

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Behind-the-Scenes of Asprey: London's Finest Jeweler and Luxury Goods House

Mar 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Established back in 1781, London-based Asprey has gone from being a silk printing manufacturer to the luxury goods powerhouse it is today, with eight retail locations in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and Japan. They may be best known for their incredibly famous jewelry pieces, but they also offer a polo line, home goods, pens, timepieces, incredibly rare books, and leather items.

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Iran as a Tourist Destination: Tips For Americans Visiting the Middle Eastern Country

Feb 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Last week, NPR broadcast a story entitled ‘You Are Invited’: Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists, which juxtaposed the revolution’s slogan, “Death to America,” with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even Westerners) to its land. Over the past couple of years, this urgency to attract tourists to Iran has been sprinkling through the news. But in the past few months, it seems to have picked up speed. Ever-curious about the world around us, we began looking into what it would look like for American travelers to visit in 2015.

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Earn Epic Bragging Rights by Racing America’s Cup Class Yachts Across Lake Michigan

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chicagoans will soon be getting an exclusive opportunity to experience two very famous International America’s Cup Class Yachts: the Dennis Conner's USA 34 Stars & Stripes and the Waikiki Yacht Club Challenge's USA 54 Abracadabra. As part of the Next Level Sailing Chicago hands-on experience starting May 15, people will get the chance to compete in a sailing yacht race across Lake MichigaRead More

Mingle With Hollywood Starlets at the Longtime Celebrity Haunt The Beverly Hilton

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I am convinced that there are two ways to feel famous; either simply by being the aforementioned type or by hanging out in Beverly Hills with said persons in the epicenter of the Hollywood elite. As it is award season in tinsel town, I thought the timing was ideal for a frolic among the sequin dripping and Oscar-carrying crowd at The Beverly Hilton

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Alila Ubud is an Exotic Surprise in Bali's Untouched Jungles

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

When a hotel's name means "surprise," my expectations surely rise; such was the case with Alila, whose Sanskrit name translates to just that. During my last trip to Malaysia and Indonesia, there was no greater sheer surprise than Alila Ubud, a modern marvel that rests on the floor of an untouched jungle in Bali.

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3 Tech-Saavy Hotels Offering Great 21st Century Amenities

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

While many hotels struggle to move into the 21st century—some still withholding complimentary Wi-Fi service and others furnishing rooms with outdated digital capabilities—smart hoteliers are bravely leaping into the future with their tech offerings. Here's a look at three particularly innovative luxury hotels withr high-tech amenities and services.

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Stare Into the Eyes Of One of the World’s Priciest Delicacies at La Trainera in Madrid

Feb 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Founded in 1966, Madrid’s La Trainera is a classic seafood restaurant located in the middle of the Salamanca district. Using all of its own boats, fish farms and markets, the eatery serves customers food that is literally straight from the sea. The interior décor is very fisherman-minimalist, with ship helms and lifebuoys on the walls, which allows the fresh fish to take the spotlight. 

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ME Brings an Aura Concierge, Celebrity Sparkle and a Youthful Classy Vibe to the Cancun Coastline

Feb 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

It’s clear from first glance that the stylish ME Cancun by Melia is a cut above in the Mexican beach town known as the ultimate spring breaker’s paradise. Part of the renowned Melia Hotels International, it is in fact the only all-inclusive ME resort in the world, no small distinction. And it also offers the upgraded ME+ Experience for a truly luxurious escape that succeeds at being unique. The resort works hard to fulfill the promise of its name and deliver an altogether more personal experience.

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Hard Rock Hotel Orlando Remasters Their Rooms With Some Serious Rock 'n' Roll Flair

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We always see before and after photos of renovation projects, but not often do we get to see the process. Always wanting to be a little cooler than everyone else, Hard Rock Hotels released the above video starring one of their guest rooms getting a rocking makeover in Universal Orlando.

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The Sebastian Gets a Much-Needed Makeover After Being Open Only 4 years

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

The Vail Valley is known for its fantastic slopes, walkable downtown district and luxury shopping. And its fine dining establishments, annual festivals and concerts bring a worldly crowd to this mountain oasis. In the hustle and bustle city, The Sebastian hotel debuted back in January 2011, and this year re-emerged as the a boutique hotel and private residence club.

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2015 Travel Trends: 5-Star Home Sharing, Millennials Are In Charge & Less Human Interaction

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s hard to remember a time when you couldn’t book, check-in and update your flight info right from the palm of your hand. Before a couple of years ago, no one threw around the word ‘Voluntourism,’ and now, it’s its own industry.

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Hyatt Enters the Realm of "Modern Traveler" Lifestyle Hotels With 15 New Properties in 2015

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer, Hyatt Hotels will debut a new brand in 15 locations geared toward the “modern traveler.” Hyatt Centric will be the hotelier’s sixth brand and is set to open in cities such as Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Paris and New York.

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Terre Blanche is a Golfer's Dream & a Spa-Lover's Haven in the South of France

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort isn’t just an award-winning, five-star property in the South of France (although that would certainly be enough to lure in many a discerning traveler); it is practically a Provençal village unto itself. The 750-acre resort contains 115 luxurious suites and villas, tennis courts, four restaurants, two pools, a full-service spa and fitness center and two 18-hole golf courses.

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Finally! Forbes Makes Chuan Spa at The Langham Chicago's First Five-Star Spa

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Chicago may have plenty of five-star restaurants and hotels, but they’ve never had a five-star spa. Until now. The Forbes Travel Guide 2015 list of Star Award Winners has brought Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago by giving it their prestigious star ranking. As the only Forbes addition this year (aside from the Windy City’s Arista Spa & Salon in Hotel Arista getting a four-star rating), Chuan Spa is definitely going to get an influx in reservations.  

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