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Ideas to help reluctant armchair travelers satisfy their wanderlust from the comfort and safety of home

As the coronavirus outbreak grounds global adventurers, we’ve gathered a few ideas to help reluctant armchair travelers satisfy their wanderlust from the comfort and safety of home. Tip 1: Revisit favorite vacation settings through books and movies. Leading Irish tour operator CIE Tours has hit “pause” on its guided vacations, but Ireland’s rich literary legacy will keep travelers endlessly inspired until they can visit again. C.S. Lewis based much of his fantasy land in “The Chronicles of Narnia” on County Down’s Mourne Mountains, while James Joyce captured Dublin life in “Ulysses” and “Dubliners.” Film buffs can revel in spectacular Irish scenery...

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4 Kinds of Trips You Should Take at Least Once

Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Maybe you’re the type of person that can’t stay in one place for too long, or maybe it’s been way too long since your last getaway and you’re dying for a trip. If you’re thinking about traveling soon, there are so many options you can take to make your next trip an unforgettable experience. Here are four kinds of trips that every kind of traveler should take at least once in their lifetimes. Glamping For those who love the great outdoors, camping is a great way to explore, but glamping is...

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The Top Luxury Experiences You Can Have in London in 2020

London is a lot of things to a lot of people – A thriving metropolis, cultural epicentre, historical landmark and (to some) the home of some of the world’s most exceptional luxury experiences. It is, after all, a city packed full of glamour, excitement and history. To celebrate the city and everything it represents, we thought we’d take you through a few of the experiences you might want to consider the next time you’re in town and want to really spoil yourself. So, without further ado, let’s get fancy! Travel in style You might have caught a train travelling...

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Why Africa is the Perfect Place to go for a Richly Diverse Holiday

Going on holiday is something us Brits look forward to more than anything else. After all, it’s our chance to escape the pressures of our day to day lives for something else, whether that be relaxation, excitement, adventure, culture, a combination of these or something completely different, holidays are a popular annual event for us. When it comes to looking for where to go on holiday, many of us can fall into a rut of visiting the same places over and over again or visiting somewhere similar to where we went the previous year. This year, why not try...

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Spring Fling at Les Cactus in Palm Springs

Centrally located in the welcoming Warm Sands neighborhood in Palm Springs,  LA-based hotelier Matthew Kurtz refreshed a historic 1930’s one-story motel with local hoteliers Richard Crisman and Jeff Brock. Together they created a cheerful adult-only boutique hotel with hip design elements, in a private, quiet and comfortable setting. The soothing design interior rooms, and plenty of outdoor serene space allowing guests to relax, unwind and soak up the Palm Springs sunshine. Guests will instantly feel at ease while checking-in at the cheerful lobby, and are offered a Modelo beer or glass of wine with their room assignment. The area...

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Oregon’s Allison Inn & Spa hosts wine auction

Allison Inn & Spa is hosting The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction event on April 3 and April 4, 2020. This non-profit organization is dedicated to achieving recognition for Oregon’s acclaimed Willamette Valley as a premier Pinot noir–producing region. Located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, Allison Inn & Spa is nestled amidst the verdant Willamette Valley, home to over 500 wineries. Many are recognized as the leading producers of Pinot Noir in the world. Nearly 250 members represent wineries and tasting rooms along the bucolic and verdant 150 mile stretch from Portland to Eugene....

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Photo Essay: Discover Auberge Du Soleil Spa, Experience True Zen, Inside And Out

All photography ©Dale Sanders 2019, article written by Christine Sallas Located in the heart of California wine country, Auberge du Soleil features some of Napa Valley’s most luxurious, decadent accommodations, spectacular view of the valley, and has recently been named as a recipient of Forbes Travel Guide’s prestigious Five Star Award for the seventh year in a row. In addition to its incredible resort offering, Auberge du Soleil is home to the exclusive Auberge du Soleil Spa. This incredible and indulgent spa is the perfect setting for that long-awaited romantic getaway. A long-time member of Relais & Château, an...

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Melbourne – Down Under’s Cultural Metropolis

The capital of the Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne is a city that is often overlooked as a destination. Whilst tourists flock in their droves to cities like Sydney, and regions like The Gold Coast, few would think to visit Melbourne, despite it being a cultural hotspot, rich in color and dynamism. Its picturesque location on the banks of the Yarra river make for a splendid location, and the city offers a unique European feel, laden with that distinctive Aussie charm. It’s also a city that is made to be explored, with each suburb offering a new atmosphere and...

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South Africa, Heading West

Confidential surfing and bird watching spots, good food and organic wines…the west coast of South Africa offers a 180 km long stretch of natural beauty from Cape Town to Elands Bay. Chic room on the heights of Cape Town Overlooking the picturesque Malaysian district of Bo-Kaap, the Dorp Hotel is well deserved. It is reached after climbing a steep alleyway – the establishment, opened last autumn by the designer Gail Behr, was built on hillside terraces. Up there, the atmosphere is incredibly soothing, with breathtaking views of Table Mountain. The vintage decor, the large cosy rooms and the lush...

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7 Key Steps For Planning A Destination Wedding

Planning a destination wedding is incredibly fun, but it can also be a challenge. You may have a limited budget, a huge guest list, and about 1,000 places you want to be married at. How do you plan a great destination wedding that you’ll always remember? What are the first steps you should take in the planning process? If you want to plan a destination wedding, here are seven key steps you must take. Step 1: Set Your Budget Before you plan any part of your destination wedding, you must set a budget. It’s crucial to know how much...

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America’s Most Scenic Drives

From the stunning ocean views of the Pacific Coast Highway to the spectacular backdrop of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America boasts several of the world’s most scenic drives. So grab the camera, gas up the car, and enjoy the ride. Here are ten of our country’s most picturesque roadways. Scenic Byway 12, Utah Starting at Capitol Reef National Park, Scenic Byway 12 in Utah has a higher concentration of scenic overlooks, National and State Parks, and points of interest than any other road in the nation. Scenic Byway 12 spans 112-miles and travels through the spectacular Grand Staircase...

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A First-time Visitor’s Guide to Ubud, Bali

Is it time for you to start planning your next vacation? Perhaps it’s been a difficult start to 2020 and you’re in need of some rest and relaxation? Maybe you’re planning a fun adventure for you and all the family, or a romantic getaway for some quality time with your partner? Or perhaps you need a break on your own to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life? Whichever type of holiday you’re after, the beautiful setting of Ubud has it all. Although foreign tourism in Indonesia dropped by 2.03% between 2018 and 2019, the number of visitors...

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