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Secret Bay Debuts 2 New Treehouse Villas

Sep 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This month, Secret Bay in Dominica, West Indies is debuting two new treehouse Ylang Ylang Villas designed to look like the petals of their namesake flower. The legendary plant first originated in Indonesia and is best known for its aroma, the same scent Chanel No5 is based on. It is also meant to produce a calming effect by reducing blood pressure and helping you relax.

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W Scottsdale Hosts Brand's First-Ever Music Festival

Sep 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

W Hotels is putting on their very first music festival this fall dubbed: Wake Up Call. Taking place at W Scottsdale from September 30 to October 2, the event will feature performances by Bebe Rexha, Cee Lo Green (DJ set), De La Soul, Jess Glynne, Kungs, Lost Frequencies, Matoma, Mayer Hawthorne and Nico & Vinz with additional artists in the works.

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5 Summertime Adventures in Arctic Norway

Sep 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

I first visited the Arctic in winter in February, when the whites and blues of the fjords were dazzling in detail. The whoosh of the powdery silver snow hit our faces as we traveled behind the howling, happy sled dogs. Recently I went back in the summer and got to experience a whole new side of the destination. From surfing to visiting the oldest pub in Northern Norway and kissing wolves, here are five summertime adventures to enjoy while in the Arctic.

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September Simmers In Ibiza

Sep 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Boasting balmy temperatures well into September and easily accessible by air from most points in Europe, Ibiza is the perfect destination for the seasoned island hopper looking to add a few more beach days to their travel calendar. As summer winds down in the Mediterranean, so do peak crowds, making September an ideal time to enjoy the beauty and calm of this island paradise known as Ibiza.

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A Passion For Wine, Redefined

Sep 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

As a grad student at Stanford in 1989, Argentinean Santiago Achaval discovered a passion that many college scholars are just experiencing: the love of wine. And not just any brand, fine wines. Weekend road trips to Napa and Sonoma bested his academic studies. Returning to his career in accounting in Argentina, he could not leave behind the thoughts of those exquisite wines he had tasted in California. Something in him told him that Argentina, with her soil composition and climate, could provide him with qualities similar to, if not exceeding, those wines. And so, his appetite for drinking wines turned into a desire for creating wines. 

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Mandarin Oriental Welcomes in Fall With Wine & Truffle Packages

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With autumn nearly upon us, Mandarin Oriental, Milan has created two packages for its guests visiting the resort between October 1 and December 21, 2016. Travelers can choose between a wine excursion in Franciacorta or a truffle hunting adventure in Alba.

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The New MahaNakhon Becomes Bangkok's Tallest Skyscraper

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Architecture firm Büro Ole Scheeren was reaching for the stars when they designed the MahaNakhon tower, literally. The structure which was officially introduced to the world on Monday is now Bangkok's tallest skyscraper. At 1,029 feet, the building has 77 towers filled with a mix of retail, hotel and residential units.

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Understanding the History & Profiles of Southwest France Wines

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Southwest France is defined by a wide range of geographical distinctions yielding diverse landscapes, each with their own unique microclimates producing a total of 300 grape varieties, 120 of which are native to the area. Wine trade throughout much of Europe was established when Santiago de Compostela was consecrated as a holy town in 1189 by Pope Alexander III. Waves of pilgrims made a ritualistic passage between Northern Europe and Spain, taking them right through southwest France.

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5 Reasons Why 50-Year-Old Caesars Palace Will Never Go Out of Style

Aug 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Caesars Palace is one of the most recognizable names on the Las Vegas Strip, not only because of its longtime residence in Sin City but also due to its slew of regular celebrity clientele; its 75,000-square-foot, multilevel behemoth of a nightclub; and what feels like miles upon miles of luxury shops and fine dining options. And even if you’ve never stayed in the five-star hotel, you’d have to be living under a rock to not read its name in headlines each year.

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An Epicurean Adventure at LAs Original Farmers Market

Aug 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

Don’t think of a visit to the Los Angeles Farmers Market as an afternoon of wandering through stalls of fresh produce, instead consider it more as an around-the-world culinary excursion. I recently joined Melting Pot Food Tours for one of their trips to the city’s famed market. To fully appreciate all that this foodie paradise has to offer, you first have to understand its 82-year history. 

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UAE's Homegrown Jumeriah Hotel

Aug 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

The corniche is Abu Dhabi’s most famous boulevard and passes through the capital city’s sky scrapers along the azure coast of the Arabian Sea. At the end of it, rising high above all others, are the Etihad Towers. The futuristic towers are made of glass and mirror, and reach into the clouds to create an unmistakable landmark in the sky. Four of the developments are residential and office buildings with the fifth and tallest being Jumeirah.

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Dubai Brings the Rainforest to the Desert

Aug 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems that Dubai will stop at nothing to have the biggest, best, most over-the-top theme parks, hotels, restaurants, basically everything. When it comes to pulling out all the stops, the city knows how to top itself each year. Set to debut in 2018, one of its newest projects is a 75,000-square-foot, man-made rainforest at the $550-million Rosemont Hotel and Residences.

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Aloft and Siri Team Up for Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms

Aug 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hotels are getting a lot smarter nowadays, thanks to iPad check-ins, smartphone keyless entry, robot butlers and now, voice-activated rooms. Aloft has debuted two new properties that are utilizing voice commands to allow guests to ask Siri anything they’d like while in their rooms.

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The Gray Floats Into the Windy City

Aug 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Chicago welcomed a new property to the neighborhood with the opening of the 293-room Gray hotel. Located in the former New York Life Insurance Building, the Kimpton hotel features custom-made materials that pay homage to the city and original pieces of art made by locals.

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Lake Como's Most-Anticipated Hotel Opens With Interiors by Patricia Urquiola

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Possibly one of the most buzzed about openings of 2016, Il Sereno Lago di Como has finally welcomed its first guests this month. The design hotel comes from the same owners as the Sereno in Saint Barthélemy and was designed by Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola, known as one of the best in the industry. Her products include collections for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Baccarat, B&B Italia, BMW and Moroso.

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