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The Multi-Million Dollar Business of Las Vegas Pool Parties

Apr 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Ten years ago, Las Vegas pool parties paled in comparison to what they’ve become today. Sin City was a place for gambling, nightlife and shows, but wasn’t up to par with dayclub destinations such as Ibiza or Miami. But that was then, and this is now.

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens to Indulge You in Island Living

Mar 6, 2021  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In this post-pandemic world, one rarely gets the opportunity to enjoy the best of destination travel, but that’s exactly what the newly reopened Beaches Turks & Caicos is offering. An all-inclusive, family-friendly destination that includes five magnificent villages featuring the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean, and Key West, a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, 21 gourmet restaurants, a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters, and 10 impressive pools, all to indulge in the best of island living.

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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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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 Emirates Palace: Abu Dhabi’s 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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Oman's Al Bustan Palace is Charmingly Traditional & Tastefully Opulent

Sep 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Cradled between the majestic Al Hajar Mountains and the blue waters of the Sea of Oman, Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman is regarded as one of the top five-star hotels in the world. Even from afar, the property is impressive with its ornate exterior of Arabic geometric patterns. The property was originally developed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in order to accommodate visiting heads of state. It was subsequently renovated and then managed by the Ritz-Carlton.

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UAE's Homegrown Jumeriah Hotel

Aug 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

The corniche is Abu Dhabi’s most famous boulevard and passes through the capital city’s sky scrapers along the azure coast of the Arabian Sea. At the end of it, rising high above all others, are the Etihad Towers. The futuristic towers are made of glass and mirror, and reach into the clouds to create an unmistakable landmark in the sky. Four of the developments are residential and office buildings with the fifth and tallest being Jumeirah.

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Finding Restoration at The Home of Daya

Aug 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

When we travel, we are on a journey in search of something. Possibly compelled by a desire to explore, to celebrate a loved one or to simply find peace and relaxation. I recently found that later in the countryside of Cebu, Philippines at a resort called Kandaya. Cebu is a large island within the country and the hotel sits in the north of it. 

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One of Maui's Oldest Hotels Continues to Impress Nearly 60 Years Later

Mar 12, 2020  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Opened in 1963, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s history on the island is just as notable as the property itself.

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Maui's Magical Hideaway Creating Romantic & Serene Escapes For Lovers

Feb 17, 2020  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

No matter when you go to Hawaii, you are almost-always guaranteed a magical time. The same can be said about Hotel Wailea on the South Shore.

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Lima's Newest Hotel Showcases Luxury,
Culture & Peruvian Gastronomy

May 5, 2020  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Serene, modern and chic, AC Hotel Lima Miraflores offers travelers a chance to experience a side of Lima that caters to affluent crowds while still showcasing the country’s culture, flavors and way of life.

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Lima's Newest Hotel Showcases Luxury,
Culture & Peruvian Gastronomy

Dec 19, 2019  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Serene, modern and chic, AC Hotel Lima Miraflores offers travelers a chance to experience a side of Lima that caters to affluent crowds while still showcasing the country’s culture, flavors and way of life.

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The SLS South Beach: Miami's Most Seductive Hotel

Dec 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

There is a sexy crowd of models, business moguls, and artsy types gathering at Hyde Beach, Miami’s place to see and be seen in the SLS Miami Beach. The centerpiece of this orgy of colors, patterns, and sculpture is a 12-foot silver duck, reminiscent of the yellow ones found in baths. Anywhere else in the world it would be completely out of place, but not here. This is the SLS South Beach and this scene was created by one of the most renowned designers Philippe Starck.

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Cruising the Nile River Aboard the Oberoi Philae

Nov 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Egypt is a beautiful country full of historical importance, wonders of the world, and is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. In fact, 30 percent of the world’s ancient artifacts are found here. For centuries, we’ve heard stories about the Nile River, accounts of mythical gods, pharaohs that conquered lands and this magical body of water that was at the center of the dynasty. Although many travelers may have shied away from Egypt due to reports of civil unrest, the country is finally starting to see an uprising in tourism again.

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Giving Back to the Dominican Republic With Fathom Cruises

Oct 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

We all love travel—going to an exotic place to have a new experience and the personal growth that comes from it. But some travelers want more, a sense of purpose and doing something meaningful with their time and giving back to the communities they visit. One company helping sojourners do just that is Fathom cruises. The brand has partnered with not-for-profit organizations in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and has developed a series of volunteer activities where passengers work side by side with locals on community projects.

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