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Why Spain and Portugal’s Iberian Peninsula Needs to Top Your Culinary Travel Wish List

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Some things are worth traveling around the world for; great sights, sounds, and experiences that engage all the senses. That’s why culinary tourism is such a growing trend. Great food and drink are always at the top of my list. One of the most prized foods in the world that any foodie visiting Spain must try is Jamon Iberico, a.k.a. iberico ham, the country’s most prized national delicacy. Costing $1,200 and up for a 15-pound leg, the highest grade is more pricey than Champagne and more esteemed than truffles or caviar.

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Platea Offers Not One or Two, But Six Michelin Stars to Madrid

Feb 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Plaza de Colón in the heart of the Salamanca district is known for its honoring of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus (there are even two statues of the man); so it’s no surprise that it’s where the unique gastronomic experience Platea Madrid can be found. Spanning two floors, Platea explores a variety of global regions (just like Columbus) with their array of international cuisine.

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Bored by the Luxury Hotel Experience? Ritz-Carlton Might Have a Remedy for That

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Around the world, Ritz-Carlton resorts and hotels are known for the elegance, grandeur and exemplary service. But what may be lesser known is that their portfolio also includes a collection of prestigious villas and cottages in spectacular destinations. The brand has placed some of their most unique accommodations in Thailand, China, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Georgia and Puerto Rico. 

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The Autograph Collection to Debut 7th Spain Hotel With the New Cotton House

Jan 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2010 when Marriott partnered with seven Kessler Collection properties to form The Autograph Collection, they began to craft hotels themed around local culture, arts and individuality. Today the collection includes 56 properties with 31 in the pipeline for worldwide cities. One of those upcoming hotels is the new Cotton House Hotel set to debut in March.

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Behomm is the Premier Members-Only Home-Exchange Community Exclusively for Artists and Creatives

Jan 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the success of Airbnb and home exchange programs, it was only a short time before companies began to get even more creative with their home-swap communities. Crafted as an exclusive membership for designers and visual artists such as architects, film makers, stylists, photographers, and interior designers, Behomm is an invitation-only home exchange program for those with a similar love of tasteful things and beautiful homes around the world.

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NYC-Influenced Marieta Brings International Cuisines to Madrid

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're hungry, look away, because these photos from Marieta in Madrid are definitely going to be tough on an empty stomach. Though the eatery opened this summer, it's still pretty fresh to the city’s bustling restaurant scene.  

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7 Reasons to Choose Ibiza's Hacienda Na Xamena for Your Honeymoon

Sep 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher  |  4 Comments

Ibiza, the sexy bohemian land brings images of clubs, topless beaches and hedonism. But what does the island actually have to offer? Simple; whatever you want it to, including a romantic, private getaway. The perfect blend of nature and luxury, Ibiza has long been known for its wild nightlife and parties, but it is also a magical place to relax and regroup.

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The New Hard Rock Ibiza Sets a Five-Star Standard on the Sunny, Sexy Isle

Jul 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Think of Ibiza and the mind conjures images of all-night dance parties on the beach, neo-hippies and modern bohemians indulging in too much sun, sand and libations. Think of the Hard Rock Hotel and you probably picture a pool party in Vegas, perhaps with the same spirit of carefree abandon but different clothes (or lack thereof), and music. Now the two have merged with the opening of the new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, an impressive beachfront development that brings a new dimension to Ibiza’s burgeoning luxury hospitality scene.

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See the World Inside a Romantic Rail Car With These 6 Luxury Train Tours

May 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret around here that our Executive Editor has a crush extreme love of travel-by-train excursions. Maybe it’s the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you’re afforded with other passengers as you pass through beautiful countrysides, either way, there really is something very romantic about locomotive travel today. 

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Diving & Snorkeling Are Out: These 6 Deep Sea Submarine Tours Are In

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Okay, so you’ve traveled the world enough to be over the traditional tours that are offered at each different country, and are probably in need of something a little different on your next adventure. Growing in popularity among travelers is submarine tourism, which isn't a new concept per se, but has picked up speed in the last few years. 

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Where to Go If You're In The Know: Three Awesome Destinations for 2014

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

When planning a trip for 2014, whether you’re looking for the best food in the world, a tropical paradise or a wildlife-filled adventure, look past the typical destinations and check out these three must-see places off the beaten path, recommended by Lia Batkin. Batkin, along with Seth Kaplan, is the co-founder of In The Know Experiences, a travel and lifestyle company that prides itself on catering to clients who want more than just a flight and hotel but instead are seeking a unique one-of-a-kind experience. She gave us her thoughts on the location, accommodations, dining and activities to do while visiting these three hot spots.

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New Mallorca Luxury Resort: Historic Hotel Castell Son Claret

Oct 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

The sunny Mediterranean isle of Mallorca has long been a favorite destination of European jetsetters and nightlife enthusiasts alike. To meet guests’ varying needs, hotels offer accommodations ranging from ultra-luxurious private enclaves to seaside huts. While most visitors tend to go for the beaches that fringe the island’s rugged coastline, there is another Mallorca that beckons.

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5 European Wine Tours That Are Anything But Stuffy

Aug 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Wine tours are a quintessential part of traveling through Europe, as its regions hold some of the most famous vineyards, brands and family-run wineries in the world. If you’re a frequent traveler to The Old World you may be looking for something a little different this next time around. Like you, we were itching for that extra twist that made a tour stand out among the rest. Below is a compilation of some of Europe’s unique wine experiences.... Read More

Private Waterfront Estate in Mallorca Comes Complete With Helicopter

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

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.... Read More

Did Your Favorite Restaurant Win World's Best?

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Everyone has a go-to favorite restaurant but the chance of your dining pick being chosen by 900 of the world's dining experts as the best in the world is pretty slim. Unless you chose El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, of course, because it was just announced this past Monday that Can Roca has won the world's best title by the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards.... Read More

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