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For those who enjoy the finer things in life...


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    5 exciting dining experiences for you to try in Reykjavik, Iceland

    Not too many years ago, Iceland faced an economic recession that threatened to put restaurants out of business due to the inability to obtain expensive imported ingredients. Out of necessity, chefs turned to locally-grown and raised ingredients and the res...
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    10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

    Holidays are about relaxing, but that doesn’t mean sitting around sunbathing all day long. Provence is such an incredibly varied region and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of activities available. From cooking to mountain biking, ...
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    10 of the best African safaris

    When defining the World’s best safaris of course there’s an awful lot that goes into it, and much of this will of course be based on personal opinion. The following luxury safaris are by no means the be all and end all, but are a very good starting point...
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    Why Greece is a Fall destination

    An acclaimed summer destination for the entire world, Greece has successfully entered the top 25-list of countries that travelers select for their summer vacation. Usually, by referring to summer the months of July, August and September come to mind and th...
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    5 days in Luxor, Egypt

    Egypt is a land of many faces, from the beach resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to the bustle of Cairo and the laidback history of Luxor – and the latter is certainly worth your time. Tourism is slow at the moment, but in Luxor it is easy to forget the headlines ...
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    5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

    Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast arra...
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    Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

    Anyone who has ever played the famous Monopoly boardgame will already be familiar with the whereabouts of one of our latest stays. The Athenaeum is located in Mayfair, among some of London’s prime real estate, so to have the pleasure of an entire apa...
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    Brazil’s top 5 celebrations

    World famous for its colourful carnivals and fabulous parties, Brazil is already preparing for the celebrations of 2016. Visitors to this diverse and fascinating country can expect flamboyant outfits bedecked with glitter and sequins, extravagant make up a...
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    Top 5 luxury cruise ships

    Many cruise lines market themselves as luxury, but which luxury cruise ships truly deserve the moniker? For most luxury travelers, it’s not just about the suite or stateroom, but also the level of service, food, and overall attention to detail. Here ...
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    Short stay: Bette Davis Suite, Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain

    The elegant Hotel Maria Cristina is a member of the Luxury Collection, has 136 rooms and was designed by Charles Mew̬s Рa French architect who was also behind the Ritz hotels in both Paris and Madrid. Since its opening in 1912 it has been a firm fa...
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    5 of the best family friendly activities in Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington is a vibrant and culturally rich city with much to discover. From divine dining to quirky art and decor, there’s so much to look forward to when you visit Wellington. While adults may be mesmerised by the lively aura of this metropolis, childre...
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    5 top tips for a chic Toronto city break

    Toronto is Canada’s east coast wonder city, and top choice for a city break holiday. Canada’s answer to Manhattan, the young and vibrant city is infectious, and after one visit to Toronto you will want to pack your bags and move here! Whether you...
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    Madrid: the rooftops with the best views

    There is a popular phrase in Spanish that says “de Madrid al cielo” meaning “from Madrid to heaven”. It may come as a surprise to those who are not familiar with this splendid city, but one of the best qualities that Madrid has to offer is its sky. Mad...
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    5 vegan luxury experiences in Bali

    The island of Bali conjures up images of tropical beaches, majestic volcanos and lush natural beauty, once you escape from the congested streets of Denpasar and the busy tourist areas in the South, you really can find your very own slice of paradise on thi...
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    5 Hana views and the fun ways to find them

    Heavenly Hana. From the surf and sand to the lush, tropical foliage that surrounds its many waterfalls. Only 50 or so miles from bustling Kahului, it’s another side of Maui. The legendary Road to Hana has a view at just about every turn. Trouble is there ...
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    Best DIY bites in Bologna

    Medieval Bologna is home to one of Europe’s best-preserved town centers, full of graceful terracotta porticos, majestic towers and landmark churches. It also has the oldest university in the western world, which almost begs to be explored via a walking to...
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    The world’s best curry: 6 unmissable Indian restaurants

    India is a country that is best enjoyed when the traveller makes full use of all his senses. The kaleidoscopic colours of a Hindu temple, the hot sugar smell of jabeli being fried at a roadside stall, the laughter and shouts of a billion people busying abo...
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    5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

    If you are planning an African safari and are keen to see the Big 5 (African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), not all the parks will afford you this luxury. Sadly, the rhino has been poached to extinction in many of the parks, but there are sti...
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    The best way to see Barcelona… by boat!

    As the weather warms up, and summer is well on its way, there’s no better way to explore the city, soak up the rays and relax, than by riding the waves of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Forget traipsing around the city as the weather hits the 30 degree ...
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    Interview with Tim Bewer, Founder and Director of Isan Explorer

    Originally from Wisconsin in the USA, Tim has lived full-time in Khon Kaen, Thailand since 2007. After a short stint as a legislative assistant, he gave up the 9-5 to become a travel writer-photographer and has since written or co-written over two dozen gu...
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    A luxury par 3 in Scotland

    Whether an independent country or part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has plenty to offer the luxury traveller. It has breathtaking scenery, rugged coastlines, a proud culture, centuries of heritage and this year is the Year of the Homecoming – a ye...
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    6 top tips for a perfect weekend in Washington, DC

    Washington, DC may be best known to international visitors as the capital of the U.S. and home of the White House, which will soon have a new occupant, but its many museums and memorials make it a popular destination for U.S. residents as well. Since the c...
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    Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

    Finding unique travel gifts is never easy, especially when you’re buying for someone who already seemingly has everything they need.  Whether you’re looking for something to put a smile on his face, or a gift that pulls out all the stops, we ho...
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    10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

    Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild an...
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    Photograph of the week: Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

    It’s estimated that around 100,000 people pass through Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo every hour, making it the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world. The traffic lights are on a two-minute cycle with pedestrians coming from five directions. On the sec...
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    The ultimate guide to Paris Fashion Week: the best places to eat, drink and sleep

    When it comes to fashion, we will always have Paris. The City of lights wears a merit-worthy crown as the queen of the fashion world. Paris is the last but certainly not the least of four major fashion weeks that take place during the fall. Paris is always...
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    How to plan the perfect destination wedding in Andalucia

    Thanks to its temperate climate, dramatic sun-swept landscapes and romantic traditions, Andalucia is one of Europe’s top spots for a destination wedding abroad. But with so many things to consider it can be complicated to organize such an important event ...
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    Top 5 ski chalet swimming pools

    It’s pretty counter intuitive to be packing your thong along with a pair of budgie smugglers for his lordship when you’re off to the Alps, after all you’re going skiing, it’s not a beach holiday but a growing number of luxury ski chalets are including ...
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    5 stops you mustn’t miss when visiting Lake Orta in Italy

    In Northern Italy, west of Lake Maggiore, you will find Lake Orta. Though not the biggest egg in the basket, it is surely one of the most beautiful lakes. It appears as if all the charm and memories of the larger lakes are found in this small sub-Alpine la...
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    Tignes – the new wave of luxury

    Tignes was once the underdog, too far out of town to be considered luxurious. Now it is leaping ahead with its new wave of excitement. Perfect for the cool kids in town wanting the new experience to deliver home to colleagues or for families, wanting luxur...
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