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Fall Foliage Road Trip: Connecticut to Vermont

Nov 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The east coast has been experiencing a warmer than usual autumn. Temperatures have been soaring into the ‘80s as far north as New England, making for some pretty epic opportunities to enjoy the fall foliage outdoors. Before things start to cool down, take advantage of this year’s weather and pack up your car for a colorful road trip from Lake Candlewood, Connecticut to Lake Champlain, Vermont. Get your playlist ready, pack your favorite sweaters, throw in your hiking boots, and check out our guide to an east coast excursion.

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10 Yoga Retreats to Prepare You for the Busy Holiday Season

Nov 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

The holidays are fast approaching, which means there are gifts to wrap, meals to cook, families to visit, trees to decorate and a whole mess of other things you need to get done to prep for your festivities, with little time for yourself.

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5 Restaurants Standing Out in Orange County's Culinary Scene

Nov 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

For years, Orange County in California has been known for its million-dollar estates, picturesque beaches, Disneyland and as the sun-kissed backdrop for shows such as The OC, Laguna Beach and The Real Housewives of Orange County.

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Hamburg's Stunning $1 Billion Concert Venue Opens After 10 Years

Nov 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Much like Chicago Cubs fans, Hamburg’s residents can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that the Elbphilharmonie is finally completed. Started almost a decade ago, Pritzker-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron will debut their beautifully-designed, $1 billion concert venue on November 4.

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Omni La Costa Brings the Holiday Spirit to San Diego

Nov 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego is one of those destinations that doesn’t have four distinct seasons. And, if you’re used to snow days and chilly nights, it can be hard to get into the holiday spirit each winter. This year, however, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad is debuting a new package for those who need an extra dose of Christmas cheer this season.

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Sleep Inside David Bowie's 7-Bedroom Mustique Villa

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This year we lost one of the greatest musicians and innovators of our time with the passing of David Bowie. While his legacy lives on, we can’t help but miss catching glimpses of his otherworldly life. Thankfully, for fans of the English singer, there is still a way to get an up-close-and-personal tour of his creative and mysterious existence: his seven-bedroom villa.

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5 Hotels That Lived Former Lives

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

It’s not that new, from-the-ground-up hotels are any less esteemed, it’s just that properties with a storied past are just more intriguing. Sometimes to really get a sense of place when traveling, the best suites are the ones found in historic properties that have been around for centuries. Long before these luxury destinations were welcoming guests, they were the residences of princes, the estates of Italian musicians and former prison cells. If their stories don’t impress you, their fine furnishings, list of amenities and scenic locations just might do the trick. Here are five historic properties that have been restored and turned into luxury hotels:

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The Porsche Driving Experience Zooms Into The Golden State

Nov 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

West Coasters, soon you’ll no longer have to head to Atlanta to get in some racing time at the Porsche Experience Center (PEC). The luxury car brand is opening a second location for its driving experience in California. In 2015, the manufacturer opened its first PEC and North American headquarters in Georgia, and with The Golden State being a major market for the brand, the company decided to debut its new facility in Los Angeles County.

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The Family-Owned B&B Carving Out Its Place in Healdsburg's History

Nov 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

The Camellia Inn, so named after the 50 or so varieties of camellias on property, is a short three-block walk from Healdsburg’s main square. As I approached the walkway up to the inn, I could sense its rich history, one attribute of inns that I love. During a delicious breakfast one morning, the inn’s current owner Ray Lewand wandered in and shared the story of the inn which few had heard straight from him.

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7 Private Cinemas Hidden Inside Luxury Hotels

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, when you’re on vacation, going to see a movie may not sound like your ideal activity. But when the theater is located inside your hotel, that’s a whole different story. Across the globe, luxury properties are offering guests some pretty unique amenities, and among them are private screening rooms. 

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Branson Ditches His Cruise Line for Something Sexier

Oct 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sir Richard Branson isn’t a fan of cruises. Or at least, doesn’t love the sound of them. “I have never been on a cruise, and never wanted to—they sound stuffy and dull. But I would love to go on a voyage—they sound adventurous, exciting and glamourous,” said the entrepreneur during the unveiling of his new cruise voyage line this past month.

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Experience Paris Like A Fashion Week Insider

Oct 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

There’s nothing like being in Paris during Fashion Week. Not only is the city flooded with some of the best designers in the world, but the French destination is booming with parties, events and plenty of opportunities to hobnob the industry’s most notable names. If you’re headed to the City of Lights next year for any of its fashion weeks, here’s an insider guide to navigating one of its most distinguished affairs.

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Set Your Sights on These Dallas Staycation Destinations | Sponsored by The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club

Oct 28, 2016  |   Contributor: The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club

Dallas is a town that is busy, busy, busy. As the home of over 21 Fortune 500 companies, five professional sports teams, over 200 golf courses, and 23 of the richest American citizens, it’s obvious where Texas gets its reputation for doing things big. Dallas’ location is also conveniently close to a few fun neighboring cities ideal for a quick staycation. Our top picks for a weekend getaway are all within a three-hour driving distance of downtown Dallas and are definitely worth the trip:

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Follow the Fall Colors to Stowe for the Weekend

Oct 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

There is no place in the world like New England for the fall season. When the leaves change to fiery shades of yellow, orange and red, and the temperature starts to cool, the region becomes an autumn dream, especially if you escape to the countryside. The small town of Stowe in Vermont is a great choice for a day of foliage chasing while still being surrounded by amazing restaurants, luxury hotels and outdoor activities.

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St. Regis Abu Dhabi Goes Sky-High With New Dining Experience

Oct 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Talk about an elevated dining experience. Next month, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will debut its newest offering for guests looking for a one-of-a-kind event. Launching on November 11, the property will begin hosting monthly dinners on its helipad, 836 feet in the air.

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