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London Marriott County Hall Reopens With a Refreshed Look

Nov 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

When I checked into The London Marriott County Hall, I was immediately transported to another time, where British charm reigned and old world hospitality was not forgotten. As you wander through the wooden corridors of the hotel and up to the guestroom floors, you’ll notice that upstairs offers a whole other dynamic. The public spaces are more whimsical and offer a quirky vibe.

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Exploring One of Egypt's Most Important Archaeological Sites

Nov 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Maria Palacios

Egypt is home to awe-inspiring pyramids, thousands of years of preserved history and miles and miles of desert lands. Sitting within this remarkable country is Abydos (also called Abjdu) located about a 6.5 hour drive from Cairo. Abydos is one of the oldest cities in the country and is known as one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Egypt. Its royal tombs and historic sites date back to 3000-2890 B.C.

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Cruising the Nile River Aboard the Oberoi Philae

Nov 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Egypt is a beautiful country full of historical importance, wonders of the world, and is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. In fact, 30 percent of the world’s ancient artifacts are found here. For centuries, we’ve heard stories about the Nile River, accounts of mythical gods, pharaohs that conquered lands and this magical body of water that was at the center of the dynasty. Although many travelers may have shied away from Egypt due to reports of civil unrest, the country is finally starting to see an uprising in tourism again.

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Vancouver: The Place to Relax, Rejuvenate and Participate

Nov 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

At first glance, things seem different in Vancouver—the sky is bluer, the harbor is livelier and the mountains are closer. Looking beyond these physical attributes is an additional appeal, best described as the “Vancouver vibe.” While the Canadian city is where to go to slow down, draw a deep breath and hit the pause button, it is also a destination for recharging your battery, renewing your interests and reinvigorating your lifestyle. In short, Vancouver represents just about everything to everybody.

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Branson's New Project Will Get You From NYC to London in 3.5 Hours

Nov 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sir Richard Branson seems to always have something up his sleeve. A couple of weeks ago we told you about his new cruise line called Virgin Voyages, and this week the innovator debuted the brand’s first 40-seat supersonic jet. The billionaire unveiled the protoype (nicknamed Baby Boom) during a private event at Centennial Airport in Denver yesterday.

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Hotel Bel Ami Makes Paris a Little More Accessible

Nov 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Located just around the corner from Paris’ famed Café de Flore in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés lies the chic Hotel Bel Ami. The hotel is perfectly situated among Paris’ hippest galleries, cafés and boutiques, making it the perfect choice for a timid traveler or a first-time visitor to Paris who may feel a bit overwhelmed or intimidated by the city’s expansive landscape.

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From Alligator Sausage to Late Night Jazz: A Quick Guide to Doing NOLA On Foot

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Fall is a lovely time to visit New Orleans, especially if you tie it into a Saints game. The Superdome is right in the middle of downtown, an easy walk or pedicab ride from the French Quarter. The city is lively as it is and when the fans come out in full force, it practically pulses with energy. Stack that on top of NOLA's colorful assortment of activities, architecture and history, and you have all of the ingredients for a fun getaway.

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Santa Barbara Hosts Next James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

Nov 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On Monday, November 21, the Fess Parker hotel will host the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at 7 p.m. with host chef Kirk DeLong. The “Julia & James Dinner Celebration" begins with a cocktail reception followed by a multi-course dinner with premium wine pairings.

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The Beverly Hilton Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the Holidays

Nov 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the holidays coming up, finding time to pamper yourself and reset your mind and body can seem difficult. For families looking to enjoy a quick escape this winter where the biggest problem you’ll encounter is which bottle of Champagne to open, The Beverly Hilton has just the package to check out.

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Three Michelin-Starred Spanish Chef Opens Restaurant in London

Nov 14, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Three Michelin-starred Chef Eneko Atxa is at it again with the opening of his new Basque restaurant inside One Aldwych hotel. Known for his renowned Azurmendi restaurant in Spain—rated number 16 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list—the Spanish chef debuted Eneko at One Aldwych this fall, bringing his innovative techniques to the British capital.

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Ssshh...Don't Tell Anyone About Malta

Nov 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

Somewhere between Africa’s Northern coast of Tunisia and the Southern tip of Sicily, lies the most densely populated island in the world, Malta. This tiny landmass has long been the coveted possession of almost every major empire in world history, from the Phoenicians to the Normans, and most recently the British. Unlike France, Italy, and Germany, Malta is rarely listed on the inexperienced traveler’s bucket list, making it truly the hidden gem of Europe.

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The Secret World of Invitation-Only Airline Loyalty Programs

Nov 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re a frequent traveler, loyalty programs are nothing new or exciting to you. Plus, most of you have earned enough points with your preferred airlines to be able to access their VIP lounges. But in some airports, only the most elite guests are invited into private programs offering lofty privileges and distinctive perks.

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The Small Kentucky Town Attracting Well-to-Do Travelers

Nov 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

About an hour north of the luster and flash of Downtown Nashville, lies a small Kentucky city that is full of mystery, history, and Southern elegance. Home to the soon-to-open Kentucky Grand Hotel & Spa, Bowling Green, with a locale of only 65,000 people, has big city dreams. The high-end hotel houses the two largest penthouse suites in the state of Kentucky, great for those heading into town for game days at Western Kentucky, exploring Mammoth Cave, or even the ballers coming into town to construct their own Corvette from the ground up at the Corvette Assembly Plant. 

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Lexington is Much More Than Southern Hospitality & Horses

Nov 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

It’s been said that of the more than one million passengers who travel to Lexington through its Blue Grass Airport each year, about 600 of those are horses. Though certainly an unusual stat, this mathematical indicator is illustrative of the region’s love affair with the magnificent mammals. Upon arrival, an oversized, gilded-gold and ornately-framed portrait of Big Lex (a Thoroughbred racehorse of the 1800s named Lexington, now the municipal mascot) serves as the unofficial greeter to this city situated “where the South begins.”

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Andaz Mayakoba Prepares for December Opening in Riviera Maya

Nov 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With just a handful of weeks left in 2016, Hyatt is coming in right under the wire with the opening of their newest property in Riviera Maya this December. Located just north of Playa del Carmen, Andaz Mayakoba is situated on 590 acres of oceanfront property amongst preserved mangroves and lagoons.

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