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The Best Instagram Travel Accounts That Inspire Wanderlust

Jan 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret that we’re addicted to scrolling through our Instagram feeds daily, especially the Explore tab. If you’re like me, you’re constantly double-tapping exotic locales, scenic destinations and other wanderlust escapes that you’d like to visit one day. 

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Baccarat Celebrates 250 Years With $300K Around the World Trip

Jul 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In its 250 years of existence, Baccarat has made a name for itself in the crystal business, becoming one of the most respected and recognizable brands in the game. To celebrate their centuries-long success, the luxury label is offering a 12-day trip around the world starting off in New York.

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The Ultimate Proposal to Put All Others to Shame

Jul 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When it comes to proposing to your significant other, some men will keep it simple and intimate, while others want to pull out all the stops to show their love how much they mean to them. If you’re part of the latter group, World Of Diamonds and Cé La Vi have put together the most lavish way to pop the question. The companies are collaborating on a romantic dining experience for the buyer of the rare 2.08-carat Fancy Vivid Blue Jane Seymour diamond ring (US size 7).

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London's Victorian Grand Dame Hotel

Jul 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Built in 1865, and one of London's grandest hotels catering to tourists traveling there on the developing railway network, the five-star Langham sits directly across from the BBC, the company that owned it until 1965.

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This Dreamy Resort Opens in St. Barths This October

Jul 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you have yet to set a destination for your fall travel plans, you may want to consider St. Barths. Come October 1, Le Barthélemy hotel will open in the Bay of Grand Cul de Sac along a 600-foot beachfront location that is part of the Nature Reserve of Saint-Barthélemy. Created by designer Sybille de Margerie, its interiors feature natural materials, plenty of light and create a dreamy and understated vibe.

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Philly's Ritz-Carlton Pays Tribute to its Moneyed Past

Jul 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Leave it to one of the most well-respected luxury brands to design a hotel around the color of money. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, has revealed its yearlong, multi-million dollar renewal project featuring a new design based on the textures and materials of money and currency, with pops of metallic and bronze. It’s a nod to the rich lifestyle within, and the building’s moneyed past. 

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Sardinia’s Forte Village is Packed With Kid-Friendly Entertainment

Jul 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With more than 30 restaurants and bars and 61 different room categories, it doesn't get much better than the Forte Village resort on the southern tip of Sardinia, 25 miles from Cagliari and its international airport. Making it even more attractive is the fact that the entire property has just undergone an estimated USD $33 million renovation and a new open-air theater seating 5,000 people is set to open this summer. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will be the venue’s first musical performance.

 

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Singapore Food Festival Celebrates 23 Years This July

Jul 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Next Friday, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) will kick off its annual event under the theme of “Savor the Past, Taste the Future.” From July 15-31, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a line-up of 18 gastronomic experiences that walk guests through the city-state’s food history.

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The One Villa in Cannes is a Work of Art

Jul 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

Located in the hills above the French Riviera in Cannes, Villa The One is an architectural achievement all its own. With sweeping views of the Mediterranean and easy access to one of France's most notoriously beautiful towns, The One mimics the beauty of its ethereal surroundings. Inside the home, expect open, airy collective spaces on the bottom floor which lead to three en-suite bedrooms and a master bedroom with a private terrace that overlooks the Mediterranean.

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Merlin's Medieval Castle in France

Jul 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The Château de Pierrefonds, the atmospheric central location for the popular BBC series Merlin, is located a two-hour drive north-east of Paris, and was originally built by Duke Louis of Orleans in the 14th century. This impressive castle-like structure became the setting for the adventures of the famous magician, King Arthur and the fabled Knights of the Round Table.

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Then Inn-Within-an-Inn Along Connecticut's Coast

Jul 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

In 1870 The Pease House was built as a colonial inn on Connecticut's coastline. It was eventually replaced in the 1950s by a mid-century modernist hotel called the Terra Mar. Attracting guests like Sinatra’s Rat Pack and the Kennedy clan, a growing number of gamblers and those with alleged mob connections eventually got it shut down in 1980. Shortly after, the locally-prominent Tagliatela family purchased it and took nearly a decade to demolish and build what remains today as the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. Those renovations gave the property back its classic New England character.

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The Keating Shows Off its Baseball Pride With MLB All-Star Package

Jul 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Next week, baseball lovers from across the country will make their way to San Diego on July 12 for the MLB All-Star game at Petco Park. To celebrate the affair, The Keating hotel is offering fans a special package from July 8 until the end of the baseball season.

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Discovering Ecuador’s Less-Traveled Backcountry

Jul 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Sarah Staples

I was at the cruising altitude of a Cessna, inching down the steepest canyon of my life. Waist-tall thorny brush, wildflowers and gnarled polylepis shrubs surrounded me in a rare, high-altitude wetland ecosystem called a paramo, which only exists in Ecuador and in neighboring Bolivia. Each step required exertion because my body hadn’t adjusted yet to hiking at 13,123 feet. 

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Grand Velas' Billionaire's Wedding Package in Mexico

Jul 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We love a good over-the-top wedding, especially if it involves a warm, sunny and beachside destination. This year, Grand Velas in Mexico is giving couples a chance to celebrate in high style with their Billionaire’s Wedding Package.

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Hilton Cuddles Up With UGG Australia for Christmas in July

Jul 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Melbourne, Australia. It’s not such a wacky concept; after all, Oz is currently in the throes of its coldest season. But Ugg Australia and Hilton decided to go full Santa by turning two hotel rooms into winter wonderlands. From July 1 through August 31 Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DoubleTree Hilton Melbourne Flinders Street will deck their halls...

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