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5 Extreme Adventure Trips Based on Oscar-Nominated Films

Mar 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Now that you’ve watched all the Oscar-nominated films, it’s time to live them firsthand—well, their destinations at least. This year’s selections had a strong focus on locations and landscapes, especially Best Picture winner The Revenant which was filmed over nine months in extreme weather conditions. 

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Be Batman For a Day With Your Own Personal Alfred

Mar 9, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In just a few weeks, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters nationwide. Celebrating its release, The Keating hotel in San Diego has created a unique package for superhero lovers. The Live Like Bruce Wayne package includes a stay in the one-bedroom Macallan Suite along with a personal “Alfred” (butler) for your entire stay.

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The Suite Life: Sky Villas, ARIA Las Vegas

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

After experiencing many suites, villas and luxury destination club residences, I have developed a philosophy about these temporary living spaces. The goal of many luxury resorts is to imitate the comfort and elegance of a high-end home, translated into a suite or villa. These often have private butlers, valets, limos, separate entrances, elevators and lobbies that all create an exclusivity that many of its guests expect.  

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Top Female Travel Execs Weigh in On Industry Trends

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Studies show that 80 percent of all travel decisions are made by women, and they control $15 trillion in spending power, according to the Harvard Business Review. Today’s female traveler is not only impacting the industry, but reshaping it. Yet, when we look behind the curtain of luxury brands in the hospitality sector, we find that many C-Suites are still being occupied by men. CNN Money reports that “only 14.2 percent of the top five leadership positions at the companies in the S&P 500 are held by women.”

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Authentic and Bio-Diverse Costa Rican Adventures

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

Costa Rica should never be billed as a “quick weekend getaway” hotspot, an easily-navigable locale, or budget-friendly travel option. Rather, it should be thought of as a place where wanderlusters can take their time to explore without being bound to time, location or an inflexible wallet. 

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The 7 All-Time Best Beaches in the World

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Every year, travel sites all over release a list of the world’s best beaches. As we took a look at these selections and compared them with our own, we noticed that many of the same sandy locales show up time and again. In an effort to truly identify the best of the best, we looked at travel authorities from TripAdvisor to Condé Nast Traveler, on top of an array of other publications, to determine the clear cut winners who were consistently mentioned. 

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La Dolce Vita at The Baglioni Hotel Regina

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

Before you even get settled into the five-star Baglioni Hotel Regina in Rome, one of the property’s butlers will request to unpack your bags for you. It’s this kind of service and attention to detail that is at the forefront of a stay at this over-a-century-old hotel.

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The Cultural Rebirth of America’s Ghost Town

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

Walk around Detroit on a sunny day and you’ll see hipster cafés, tattoo parlors, Art Déco towers, Neo-Gothic churches, Industrial skylines, deserted Victorian mansions and glistening in the sun, the majestic river that rushes through the city. The place once known as America’s ghost town is pulsating with culture and ideas, and tourists are gathering to rediscover the city’s history and the new trendy spots that have established it as the ‘new Brooklyn.’ 

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An Alpine Experience with Chic Euro Style

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

To many, the Alps are the prime locations for snow sport excellence. Endless runs in pristine conditions, fabulous infrastructures and picturesque villages with a chic Euro style; it is ski heaven. The tiny Alpine town of Valmorel, set high in the French Alps, is transformed in the winter. Valmorel village may be small, but it punches above its weight in premium offerings. Some of the finest French cheese, wine and produce are from this region and the skiing is simply sublime.

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Iconic HMS Hermes to be Turned Into Five-Star Hotel

Mar 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Originally, the HMS Hermes aircraft carrier was part of the Royal Navy before becoming the flagship of the British military’s taskforce commissioned to recapture the Falkland Islands from Argentina in 1982. After its successful mission and almost 35 years later, the iconic carrier re-named Viraat will be decommissioned in June and turned into a 600-room, five-star hotel.

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W Dallas - Victory Gets Stylish in The Lone Star State | Sponsored By W Dallas - Victory

Mar 1, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When travelers want to do Dallas in style, they stay at none other than the W Dallas - Victory. The first W hotel to come to Texas, the property is located just outside downtown near the Turtle Creek and Design District neighborhoods along with attractions such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas World Aquarium, Winspear Opera House. 

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Queen Mary 2 Takes Fashion to the Seas

Mar 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

Cunard is offering a stellar lineup of fashion events on a week-long cruise aboard the iconic Queen Mary 2, which will depart from Southampton, England. The ship will arrive in New York on September 8, just in time for Fashion Week.

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Sit On-Stage During Florence + The Machine's Performance at BottleRock

Feb 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With headliners Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bevy of great bands, this year’s BottleRock Napa Valley is set to be a pretty solid weekend. The fest will kick off in Napa Valley on May 27, and those who want the full fan experience can purchase Platinum Pass tickets.

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Villa Belvedere is Everything We Love About Villa Living

Feb 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, JetBlue launched a video showcasing a social experiment in which they offered 150 passengers flying from Boston to Phoenix free roundtrip tickets to one of 20 domestic or international cities. The catch? All 150 passengers had to agree on the destination before they landed. After deciding upon an international getaway, they all finally settled on Costa Rica.

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Can Hotels Keep Up With Millennial Travel Expectations?

Feb 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Millennials are a fascinating study of contrasts: creatures of habit and lovers of change; warriors for social consciousness and aficionados of self-promotion; innovators and philanthropists. Despite the group’s love of instant gratification and selfies, the discerning traveler subset is defining in-demand travel, seeking unique, life-enriching moments over flashy, superficial ones. 

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