Italy hosts millions of tourists every year. This country has everything to offer from delicious food, spectacular landscapes and an abundance of world history. Most visitors come visit Italy in the Spring and Summer months to sunbathe and swim when the weather is warmer. The Summer months are the busiest and most expensive time of
explora Patagonia Lodge Luxury’s changing meaning has been with us for some time now: what was once defined as opulence with excessive cost with one of a kind perfection is now merging into dimensions of sustainability, as well as a belief in the positive, rare and often intimate, meaningful life experience. How
Well, here we are, nine months have gone by and still no end in sight to travel restrictions and social distancing. It’s understandable that some people are starting to get a little cheesed off. They are the lucky ones. There is hope though for those that really don’t want to miss out on their annual
We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they may differ by or even define a destination. We highlight the other senses—views from an overlook, the tastes of cuisine, the feeling of sand in our toes, and the scent of pine or the ocean, but we don’t talk about what we hear, which
Oct. 12th, 2020 Kyoto Japan is the manifestation of what many sophisticated travelers think of when seeking out a fascinating travel destination. A rich culture based on thousands of years of traditions, natural beauty, and an endless list of UNESCO and sightseeing wonders. It is, in a word, magical. There is no better way to
Exclusive Resorts Exclusive Resorts, the high end, arguably best known destination club, has been in existence since the early 2000’s. Founded by Brad and Brent Handler, two brothers who shared a vision of a better vacation, with a logical second home alternative after a less-than-ideal leisure experience in Hawaii, realized soon they had a powerful
Photo: Max Whittaker With its expansive beaches, enveloping Santa Ynez mountains, and year-round sunshine, no other United States locale so well mimics the aesthetic of the European Riviera. Hence Santa Barbara’s nickname, The American Riviera. And no other hotel in this elegant oceanfront hamlet so closely imitates the vibe and tenor of the Mediterranean as
A survey by Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) shows that an affluent group of “Travel Ready” advocates are driving demand for luxury holidays this year; however, the group comprises about one-third of all travelers. The survey, conducted in partnership with Liz Hall Hotel & Travel Consulting, looked at the current sentiment towards travel
Sep. 28th, 2020 Japan is a destination like no other with a rich culture and heritage built on thousands of years emperors, samurai, and geishas. Tokyo is akin to New York, London, or Paris and the financial, business, and brains, if you will, of Japan. To the south is Kyoto that could be referred to
San Luis Obispo, once dubbed ‘the happiest place in America,’ finally has a hotel befitting its stature as home to one of California’s top-ranked higher learning institutions. Hotel San Luis Obispo, or Hotel SLO, a Piazza Hospitality boutique hotel, is sure to lure friends and family of Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo students, but the new stylish
Casa Palopó With travel rebounding, hotels and resorts are tailoring packages to a new ultra-private travel theme – the resort buyout. And for the ultimate private vacation experience where better to head than Guatemala’s only Relais & Châteaux property? Located around 90 miles from Guatemala City on the edge of Santa Catarina Palopó, one of 12 Mayan
Dalwhinnie Farms Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational cannabis in 2014 and has since experienced a modern-day “green rush” with marijuana sales hitting a record $1.75 billion last year. And so, if there were ever a town where “Rolex products could share space with and pre-rolled joints,” it would be Aspen. Renowned for
Photo by Jill Weinlein The 11 million dollar luxury blue and silver Bellissima yacht is docked right in front of the 159-room waterfront Balboa Bay Resort. Known as one of Newport Beach’s Top 10 most striking private cruise ships, it’s tied up to one of the most upscale properties and marinas in Orange County, California.
Looking for a getaway that provides you with privacy and exclusive amenities? What better option than a fabulous suite or villa in Las Vegas where you can live like royalty and practice social distancing in a most decadent manner. We’ve scouted out several experiences to cure your quarantine blues. The Mirage has just reopened on
Black Tomato “When you look back on your life of travel, this will be one of the standout moments,” says Tom Marchant, co-founder of luxury travel specialists Black Tomato. Experts at curating hyper-personalized tailormade itineraries worldwide, according to Marchant, it’s their latest just-released experience – swimming with humpback whales under the midnight sun in Iceland– that
Columbia Hillen Full credit to general manager, Manolo Rivero and his senior management team at Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity in Gran Canaria. Thinking long and hard about the definition of luxury, and deciding it wasn’t simply marble hallways and gleaming chrome but memorable experiences for guests, they decided ‘personal commitment’ was the key ingredient, so they went
Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club There’s still time to enjoy an East Coast vacation with a fashion-forward twist, thanks to the collaboration between two classic New England-based marques – Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club and iconic American footwear brand, Sperry. Known for its long sandy beaches and quaint downtown, the coastal town of Kennebunkport in southern Maine is
Credit Images Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula Tourism Melbourne is an exciting city with a vibrant culture, world-class cuisine, and a megawatt entertainment scene. Away from the cities are landscapes filled with rolling hills, farmlands, vineyards, and quaint rural villages. The Bellarine Peninsula is such a place filled with turn of the century historic coastal villages.
Ventana Big Sur Summer might officially be coming to an end in other parts of the country, but here in California, the warmer weather lingers on through October. Whether the majestic redwood groves of Big Sur, ancient oaks of Ojai Valley or dreamy desert landscape of Palm Springs appeals, end the season on a high
Photo: The Harbor House Inn Blink, and you might miss it entirely. The boutique Harbor House Inn & Restaurant fronts Highway 1, somewhat nondescriptly, in the tiny town of Elk. Beyond its shingled, Craftsman-style façade, guests find one of the most glorious views featured along the Mendocino Coast, a region known for its unspoiled beauty and fresh
Photo: The Inn at Newport Ranch Spacious, tranquil, and scenic. These Mendocino County attributes lure travelers seeking to truly get away from it all, and Fort Bragg’s The Inn at Newport Ranch more than delivers. Located roughly 175 miles north of San Francisco, the enchanting luxury Inn is part of a 2,000-acre coastal cattle ranch featuring more than a
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