Author: Lillian Africano

The Rubens at the Palace: A Bridge Between “Old” and “New” London

The Rubens at the Palace, a Legend in the Heart of the ‘New Victoria’ Victoria is having its moment. Thanks to a landmark new property development, this leafy neighborhood of palaces, parks, and theaters is rapidly becoming the coolest, most cutting-edge destination in London. The $2.8 billion Nova complex, which was completed this year after four years in development, is bringing new life to Victoria. Comprising five striking buildings, this “urban village” offers 85,000 square feet of inventive and inspirational restaurants, bars and shops. The Rubens at the Palace, one of the most luxurious and distinguished hotels in London, sits right opposite Nova, in the...

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Travel for Great Wines

Lovers of fine wines have been traveling the world for years, to taste and enjoy the drink that Robert Louis Stevenson described as “bottled poetry.” Nowadays, it’s easier, with so many wineries providing not only tastings, but also unique accommodations, to enjoy exceptional wines along with exceptional holidays. Italy Frescobaldi Toscana: In Italy, the Marchesi Frescobaldi family have been making wine for longer than 700 years. Today, guests can experience living like royalty at the family’s Pomino and Nipozzano castles, located in the enchanting Chianti Rufina region (about an hour from Florence). Each castle has a a unique charm,...

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Jura 10: A Unique Island Whisky

Jura 10​, an Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the first release in Jura’s new core line for the U.S., arrived on the market this past spring, and judging from the taste and price, it should do well here. I found Jura 10 to be a smooth, light, delicious and well-balanced scotch with strong vanilla and caramel notes. Just lovely, with a delicate finish. Easy to drink straight or with ice/water. For me, this makes Jura 10 an excellent value–easily competitive with scotch that costs two, perhaps even three times more. Produced by one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland,...

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Lock in 2017 Rates on Busabout’s 2018 European Adventures

~ Plus get an additional 15% off select 2018 trips with the ‘free-spirited travel expert’ ~ The 2017 summer travel season may not be over, but passionate budget-savvy travellers are already thinking ahead to where they’d like to vacation in 2018. Busabout, the free-spirited travel expert, is making it incredibly easy for travellers to save on next year’s European adventures with its 2018 Preview Program promotion. For select 2018 itineraries throughout Europe, Busabout is offering a 15% discount on 2017 prices. To take advantage of this remarkable deal, travelers must make an initial deposit payment by September 30, 2017...

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August is Golf Month at the Breakers

Enjoy summer savings through October August is golf month nationwide, but at the luxurious Breakers in Palm Beach, the summer savings extend through October. The special offers include unlimited golf (cart extra)–the opportunity to play on Florida’s oldest 18 holes, as well as a renowned contemporary course. If instruction is needed, lessons at the resort’s John Webster Golf Academy are also discounted. The Ocean Course at The Breakers First laid out in 1896 by Alexander H. Findlay, the 18-hole Ocean Course has fascinated golfers for over a century, with its winding fairways that weave between sandy hazards and six lakes....

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