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Chicago Is My Kind Of Town To Explore This Summer

Jun 11, 2024  |   Contributor: Jill Weinlein

Listening to the catchy lyrics of 'Chicago' by Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle, 'My kind of town, Chicago is my kind of people too, People who smile at you,' might entice you to visit the most populous city in the Midwest. Also

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Rotterdam: Take the Time to Savor the Manhattan on the Maas

Jun 6, 2024  |   Contributor: Linda Fasteson

Rotterdam, with its modern skyline, is often referred to as Manhattan on the Maas. Bombed into rubble during World War II and rebuilt is has all the amenities of a modern city. It is a popular cruise port, particularly for Holland America Cruises,

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Exquisite Elegance: A Luxurious Escape at Amsterdam's Hotel De L'Europe

Mar 6, 2024  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Nestled along the picturesque banks of the Amstel River lies Amsterdam, a city pulsating with irresistible charm, cultural richness, and a rich tapestry of history. Its iconic canal belt, adorned with picturesque gabled houses, bustling cafes, and

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Exploring One of Egypt's Most Important Archaeological Sites

Nov 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Maria Palacios

Egypt is home to awe-inspiring pyramids, thousands of years of preserved history and miles and miles of desert lands. Sitting within this remarkable country is Abydos (also called Abjdu) located about a 6.5 hour drive from Cairo. Abydos is one of the oldest cities in the country and is known as one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Egypt. Its royal tombs and historic sites date back to 3000-2890 B.C.

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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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48 Hours in Orlando: How to Squeeze in Some Luxury on Your Business Trip | Sponsored Content by Hyatt Regency Orlando

Dec 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Hyatt Regency Orlando

Known as “The City Beautiful,” Orlando attracts millions of visitors each year for its nightlife, theme parks, and weather. These attractions also bring thousands of business tourists to the city each year, who attend conferences in one of the many luxury resorts in the area. Though business travel can be exhausting, it doesn’t mean your time in the city has to be drab! If you’re in town for a short period, there are a multitude of ways to squeeze in a few luxurious activities to make the most of your trip.

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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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