Luxury travel brand Eleven Experience has launched Eleven Weeks of Summer, a collection of curated adventures in fly-fishing, off-roading, mountain biking and more at its flagship property Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Pure Entertainment Group, a Montreal-based event management and high-end concierge company known for providing only the best in entertainment, travel and lifestyle services, is giving their elite members even more ways to stay and play in style: the acquisition of one hundred luxury villas around the world. These new villa rentals are located in over 30 destinations and come in all shapes and sizes—from châteaus to mansions to urban hideaways—all complete with staff services, high-end amenities, and a welcome basket of goodies, compliments of PEG.
If you think that taking an African safari might be roughing it, you haven’t taken one with the South African company andBeyond. Sure, you may get a little dusty out in an open land cruiser on the Serengeti, but when you arrive back at camp, and enter your enormous state-of-the art suite bathroom with its mahogany walls, stone floor, Oriental rugs and chandelier over the freestanding bathtub, you’ll be put at ease by seeing that your personal butler has drawn your bath and surrounded your robe and slippers with rose petals.
Windstar Cruises has been known for its intimate small ships and unique port stops for nearly 30 years, but that doesn’t mean they’re afraid to shake things up a bit. Recently the luxury cruise line has expanded their fleet by acquiring new ships to continually evolve the Windstar experience for loyal cruise-goers and new guests alike. Here’s what they’re been up to:
A leap and bound over a small section of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island awaits for a distinctive adventure just south of Adelaide, Australia. The unique ecosystem of Kangaroo Island is a well-kept travel destination; even products from the mainland are not permitted on KI due to a rare Ligurian Bee Sanctuary and delicate balance of the indigenous wildlife. The Island is not only home to unique flora and fauna, it also is where globetrotters can discover the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge.
Luxury bespoke safari company Extraordinary Journeys is offering a 36-day African expedition of a lifetime for four people at a total cost of $810,000. The extravagant experience includes travel via private plane and the exclusive services of renowned private guide Mark Homan, one of the most sought after safari leaders on the continent.
It seems like every time we open a magazine, there’s another celebrity frolicking on the beach somewhere. Stars just love to get away from the flashbulbs of the paparazzi and screaming fans for some peaceful relaxation before going back to their hectic lives of fame and fortune. It all sounds so rough, I know. But where exactly do A-listers escape to for some summer fun in the sun? Just because they don’t want us to know doesn’t mean we’re not going to find out.
Just when you thought there weren’t enough lavish ways to travel, another private jet tour company pops up and saves the day. Launched this past April, Intrav is giving just 50 guests at a time (who can take almost a month off from work/life and spare $100K) the opportunity to go on personalized, once-in-a-lifetime trips around the world.
There are many ways to experience Venice and its surrounding towns, but few as special as from a river cruise along the Po River. This is an experience only available with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. As this is the city of water, living in the very same lagoon and stepping out for a stroll with the Venetians is an ultimate indulgence.
It’s sunny summer swimming weather; time to turn off the TV and get outside. Real-life Animal Planet adventures await in the rivers, oceans and water parks. Kiss a Riviera Maya dolphin, find Nemo, or tickle a sea lion under the chin.
Summer is undoubtedly wedding season, which means you’re either attending a ceremony, in the wedding party, or bridezilla herself in the planning stages. Booking a venue is usually the first step, along with choosing the kind of event you want to host—an exotic destination wedding, casual beach nuptials, or over-the-top fairytale affair are just a few ways to go about it. For a little inspiration (or just something to fantasize about) here are five very different, but very beautiful and enchanting luxury villas just waiting to be that ideal 'I do' location.
The grandeur of the St. Regis name speaks volumes on luxury, yet the details make for so much more. Particulars especially garner interest when discussing the location at the magical retreat of Aspen during the summer. At the foot of Aspen Mountain, right in the thick of downtown, the resort maintains 176 guest rooms and suites, a heated pool and Jacuzzi, all surrounded by purple mountains majesty.
I was wearing a pair of bright orange heels poolside at The Parker Palm Springs last weekend. I commented, “Well, these aren’t appropriate for the pool.” A lady nearby leaned over and laughed, “It’s Palm Springs. Inappropriate is the appropriate!” Indeed, Palm Springs has remained one bizarre haven for the aspirational and well-heeled traveler, almost inappropriately so.
A rotund lobby with an intricate mosaic stone floor makes for an impressive entrance to Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences—a two-story, horseshoe shaped building with palm trees, exotic shrubs and flowering plants scattered along a well-watered lawn from which a paved pathway leads to a private beach two hundred yards away.
Meet Riviera Nayarit, a place where there are no rigid rules to follow, no rush hour, and no worries. You’re in Mexico and time slows down when you land in Puerto Vallarta and becomes even slower as you head 10 miles north into Mexico’s newest tourist destination, the region known as Riviera Nayarit.
The phrase “a table for two” has been the inspiration for songs, titles of masterpieces, and memories that are etched into couples’ indelible memories. From quiet settings along the beach or on the deck of a boat, to unique experiences with wildlife and the thunderous roar of majestic waterfalls, we bring you some of the most romantic spots around the globe for those memorable moments for two.
It’s al fresco dining season again, and hotels are getting creative with their outdoor setups. From a rustic-elegant set up overlooking the Spanish hillside, to a romantic beach tryst on a private South Sea island, here are 10 over-the-top open air set ups that take picnicking to a new level.
With a climate of year-round sun fused with cool sea breezes, it’s no surprise Santorini fosters a host of scrumptious delicacies that have become essential to locals, and adored by chefs and foodies the world over.
For many years now, one wine has become practically synonymous with Argentina: Malbec. This hardy red varietal has garnered fans across the globe thanks to its popular fruit-forward, robust qualities and affordable price point. Argentina’s wine industry has ridden its popularity to worldwide acclaim for about two decades.
We’ve covered a wide variety of luxury travel over the years—million dollar tours of India, women’s solo travel destinations, and extravagant private jet tours around the world; but we have yet to explore another popular way to stay: in the nude.
Located at one end of Duval Street in the heart of Key West’s bustling tourism center, the aptly-named Ocean Key Resort & Spa—a Nobel House property—makes for an easy walk to many of the area’s most historic landmarks, museums, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya, one of the Caribbean’s finest and most romantic luxury resorts, is unique in combining an eco-friendly experience tailored to those who prefer quieter, private hideaways, while still being able to enjoy five-star services and amenities. With just 41 villas on an unspoiled six-acre sanctuary fronting a picture-perfect stretch of Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, the elegant oasis is a seductive escape designed to keep guests’ cares at bay.
Spring has sprung, warm weather has arrived, and golf fanatics migrated south to Augusta, Georgia for the start of the first majors tournament of the year, The Masters. Unfortunately, you didn’t get to go because your boss said you have to stay and finish those TPS reports (what a tyrant!). And while it would’ve been exciting to see that green jacket grace the shoulders of the first Australian winner, going on your own extravagant golf getaway is by far a better way to spend your hard earned vacation time. To help inspire this much deserve respite, here are five exceptional golf experiences from around the world that might even make Tiger a bit jealous.
What to do with that million dollars burning a hole in your pocket. You could donate it to a worthy charitable cause. Buy your parents their dream home, and hey, why not throw in something shiny for yourself? Don't be silly, you're going on an extravagant tour of India! YOLO right?
Dilemma: While you’re busy working, shopping, traveling, or whatever it is that keeps you occupied, your sprawling, gorgeously appointed second home sits empty elsewhere. You spent all that time and money on fancy fabrics, furniture and fine art and you barely get to appreciate it. It seems awfully unfair to a perfectly good house that did nothing to deserve such neglect.