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From Singapore to Bangkok on Belmond's 3-Day Train Excursion

Sep 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Taking place over three days, Belmond’s Eastern and Oriental express train takes travelers from Singapore to Malaysia and ends in Bangkok. The train can accommodate up to 200 passengers, and based on the number of guests, will add or take away railway cars. Indoors the cars feature rich rosewood and elm paneling, brass fixtures and elegant lighting.

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Are "Hometels" the Future of Home Sharing?

Sep 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

With the emergence of Airbnb in 2008, the short-term rental world dramatically changed and continues to do so today. Eight years after it launched, Airbnb has been turned into a verb, following the likes of Kleenex, TiVo and Google. Today the company is valued at around $30 billion and many competitors have come along to participate in the home sharing economy. 

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A Culinary Marriage of Savory Proportions

Sep 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Even though we dined at Andiron Steak & Sea months ago, the flavors of the meal still linger in our memory. While in Las Vegas, we had heard about this restaurant by two food writers. The eatery, which sits about 30 minutes outside of town in Summerlin, is the brainchild of Chef Kim Canteenwalla and his wife, award-winning restaurateur Elizabeth Blau. Together, their combined experience expresses itself through the restaurant’s design and eclectic dishes. 

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Brad Pitt Considers Hotelier Game With Croatia Property

Sep 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Among the world’s hundreds of thousands of hotels, only 21 of them are owned by celebrities. With names like Robert DeNiro (Nobu Hotel in Manila), Richard Gere (The Bedford Post Inn), Leonardo DiCaprio (Blackadore Caye) and Elizabeth Hurley (Number 11 Cadogan Gardens), the list is small, but growing each year. The newest Hollywood face to reportedly join the hotelier game is 52-year-old Brad Pitt.

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Four Seasons Finds Wellness the Pura Vida Way

Sep 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If the journey to living the good life is paved with wellness, the Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo will put you on the right path. Their goal is to infuse health and wellness principles and practices into every aspect of the guest experience. Costa Rica has long established a focus on biodiversity and eco-sustainability throughout the country. 

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Every Maldives Visitor Should Experience These 4 Things | Sponsored Content by Milaidhoo Island, Maldives

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Milaidhoo Maldives

The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. Which means, choosing which one to visit can be a pretty tough decision. Blue lagoons, extensive reefs and an amazing underwater world, you really canít go wrong with any single island. While visiting this earthly paradise, youíll never be lacking in exciting activities to participate in between all of that much-needed downtime. If relaxing is your main objective though, be sure to at least squeeze in these four must-do experiences in the Maldives:

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Grand Velas Gives All-Inclusive the 5-Star Treatment

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Before you even reach the lobby of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, you are met by large, striking white walls on either side of a check-in booth. Fronted by a sparkling pond, the entrance is stunning and a good indication of the level of luxury you can expect behind its walls. As you make your way to your designated lobby—the property is separated into three distinct areas—you pass by lush manicured grounds on a palm-tree-lined street.

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Elephants, Glamping and Al Fresco Spa Treatments in Thailand

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Mena, a 35-year-old Indian elephant that was rescued from a Thai logging camp 10 years ago, was my ride for the afternoon. We waded into the Ruak River as my mahout (elephant trainer) barked his orders for her to turn, stop and sit down. The water was cold but we couldn’t care less, as we were having the most memorable experiences of our lives riding these amazing animals.This excursion is only part of what makes a stay at the Four Seasons Golden Triangle so great.

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The Best Prohibition Cocktails in Chicago | Sponsored Content by The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Chicago goes by many names, including The Windy City, Chi-Town, and the Jewel of the Midwest. But during Prohibition, the state was known mostly as the home of jazz music and speakeasy watering holes frequented by thirsty (and frankly, very sneaky) city-dwellers. Fortunately those years are long gone. The cocktails that emerged from these drinking institutions, however, remain as classic libations on any respectable bar’s menu.  

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The Emirates Palace: Abu Dhabiís Icon of Opulence

Sep 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

The Emirates Palace is among the most expensive hotels in the world with a price tag of over $4.25 billion. Opened in 2005, it took 20,000 artisans three years to complete the project which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government (Royal Family) and managed by the Kempinski hotel chain. It was destined to become one of the world’s best hotels. Paris has the Ritz, New York has the Plaza and the Middle East has the Emirates Palace.

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