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A Travel Guide: Navigating South America’s Bucket List Destinations

It’s no surprise the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu are two of the most sought-after destinations in South America.  The thrill to experience these fascinating travel hot-spots are on many a person’s bucket-list, and if you aren’t likely to take another trip to South America, combining the destinations into one trip makes a lot of sense as they are relatively close to one another on the western side of South America. Expertly led by the travel advisors at Voyagers Travel I soon realized how their knowledge of all things Latin America became invaluable throughout my “sensory-overloaded” two weeks of...

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AmaWaterways Launches 2020 Itineraries in Europe, Asia and Africa

  AmaWaterways will debut 24th Ship, AmaSiena and feature unique itineraries and new land extensions Following a record-breaking 2019, award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has launched its 2020 Europe, Asia & Africa Extensive Brochure. The company will debut another new ship, AmaSiena, along with the addition of unique itineraries and new land extensions – including an itinerary specifically curated for the revolutionary AmaMagna. “We are always looking to innovate and add new offerings and experiences to surpass the expectations of our guests, and 2020 will be yet another amazing year,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “With a new...

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The Hidden Charm of Clifden, Ireland’s Countryside

Clifden is a coastal town nestled in the rugged cliffs of Connemara, Country Galloway on the west coast of Ireland. The town rests along the vast Owenglin River flowing straight into Clifden bay. The misty, sea air blankets Clifden’s lush greenery sprawling across the rural landscape home to approximately 2,000 people. A town so full of wonder, my family’s decades of traveling to this hidden gem speaks to its timeless appeal.  Clifden was originally inhabited primarily by fishermen and farmers. However, in the past few decades the town has become much more cosmopolitan while still sustaining its rich Celtic...

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Wooing Clients: The 7 Best London Hotels for Luxury

When looking to woo prospective clients or reaffirm your relationship with current ones, knowing the best London hotels for luxury will have them living large. First impressions are very important, especially when running a business. You always want to give your potential or current client a taste of what they can expect by working with you and your company. When looking to woo prospective clients or reaffirm your relationship with current ones, knowing the best London hotels for luxury will have them living large. Keep reading for a list of the best London hotels to hold your next business...

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Haunted Ozarks at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs

The mountainous, quirky little town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas is full of surprises, but one of the most startling is the presence of supernatural visitors. Eureka Springs is home to one of the most haunted hotels in the United States: The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. I personally find ghosts and their stories endlessly fascinating, so I knew I would have to go by and see the hotel for myself. The Crescent has a long and unique history. Originally built in 1886 as a luxury resort for wealthy and famous guests, it quickly became too much to manage and...

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Indulge in Your Moroccan Fantasy: Take a Trip to Jaimas Madu Luxury Camp

Interested in disconnecting yourself from society and taking a luxurious trip unlike any other? Consider traveling outside of Marrakech, Morocco to a remote destination in the heart of the Sahara Desert. In the middle of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, there is a hotel that sits among the rolling dunes of the Sahara Desert. Located 300 miles from the center of Marrakech Morocco, Jaimas Madu Luxury Camp is a hidden gem you’ll find after an hour’s camel ride from the start of the desert. This past winter, I was lucky enough to indulge my Moroccan fantasy and spend a day and...

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Pali Wine Tasting Room in Santa Barbara

Walking along The Urban Wine Trail in Santa Barbara into the Funk Zone, you soon come upon 10 blocks filled with an eclectic mix of galleries, shops, restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Converted warehouses are decked out as wine tasting rooms for local wineries in the Santa Barbara County and Central California. We stopped inside the Pali Wine Co., which is located just two blocks from the ocean and Santa Barbara train station.   Once inside, we selected two tasting flights of five wines each, the Pali Wine Taste and Tower 15. Tim Perr and Scott Knight co-founded Pali Wine...

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Time to Get Away: 5 Unique Luxury Vacations You Need to Try

Ready to get away from it all and go somewhere off the beaten path? Here are five of the most luxurious unique vacations every travel enthusiast needs to try. Are you ready for a vacation? Are you beyond ready and need a vacation to reboot and relax. Forget about those cookie-cutter vacations that have you traveling with the masses. They leave you more exhausted than when you left. Instead, consider one of these unique vacations full of luxury, charm, and memory-making. Pack your bags and get ready for the luxury vacation of a lifetime. The only question is how...

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Photo Essay: Luxurious Desert Getaway at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

All photography ©Dale Sanders 2019, article written by Christine Sallas   Relax and Recharge If you’re looking for a luxurious escape that truly connects you back to mother nature, look no further than the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Located in the Sonoran Desert near Pinnacle Peak, this western, adobe style property blends in perfectly with the beautiful mountains and desert of the surrounding landscape. Rooms in the resort are spread out across Southwestern style casitas, all with stunning views of the desert and the unique formations of Pinnacle Peak. You can enjoy Scottsdale’s 330 days of...

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In Pursuit of Nirvana in the Far East

When wanderlust strikes, there’s only one cure: a departure from the everyday to discover something extraordinary. Every few months my gypsy spirit awakens anxious to explore new lands; most palpable typically when I’m on hiatus from filming for my travel show, Travel Time with Linda. With the world as my oyster, my pursuit of nirvana was most recently sated on our travels through Thailand; a destination so diverse there is no shortage of fabulous experiences. From Elephant Trekking the jungles of Chiang Mai to exploring the ultimate urban playground of Bangkok, with its centuries-old temples sitting alongside bustling markets...

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Santa Barbara’s Newest Elegant Hideaway

There’s a new boutique bed and breakfast for discerning travelers, blending “old world” charm with “new world” comfort at Hideaway Santa Barbara. Located in the West Beach area on Montecito Street, it recently opened in June, 2019. The Kirkwood Collection, known for their special destinations in San Luis Obispo, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, recently acquired a 1908 California craftsman with a carriage house under a canopy of trees, which they later converted into nine unique guest rooms, some with fireplaces and sitting areas. Founder and president Alex Kirkwood is excited about this new property. “We are delighted to present Hideaway...

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Raptures of the Deep: Beneath British Columbia’s Emerald Sea

In his best-selling book, “The Silent World”, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau waxed poetically about his intrepid 50-fathom dives into the zone of rapture, that precarious depth where… “divers become like drunken gods”. Cousteau was recounting his early experiences deep diving under the mind-numbing effects of nitrogen narcosis. He described these intoxicating seizures as “l’ivresse des grandes profundeurs” which when translated means “rapture or intoxication, of the great depths”.  “Raptures of the Deep” is an evocative phrase that accurately describes the dizzying underwater grandeur beneath British Columbia’s Emerald Sea. Splendor In The Pass Queen Charlotte Strait lies between the “top end”...

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