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NEW Budapest to Prague Private Train Tour Unveiled

There is a NEW private train journey being offered by MIR Corporation. Guests will enjoy the pleasures of Old World rail travel aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express from Budapest to Prague. On the way, they’ll stop in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, to admire the imposing Bratislava Castle, explore Vienna’s historic center, visit Krakow, tour four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and end the tour at a 5-star hotel in Prague. This Budapest to Prague private train tour is scheduled for July 5-12, 2020. Prices range from $6,895 to $21,995 per person. For more info, visit https://www.mircorp.com/trip/central-european-classics-by-private-train/. Days 1-3: Budapest, Hungary •...

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3 Summer Getaways to Visit Before Cold Weather Comes

to do that is by going on vacation. If you’re struggling to figure out where to go, you’re not alone; up to 52% of people plan a summer vacation and more than 100 million adults go on vacation every year. That’s more than double the number of people who move house each year! Whether you’re looking for vacation romance or a getaway with your special someone, there’s no better time to book a vacation than right now. Here are some of the best destinations to visit before the sun sets on summer. Look for unique events that speak to you One of the...

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Luxury Trans-Siberian railway trip by IMPERIAL RUSSIA Train

The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world and is one of the best ways to explore Russia and Asia. The epic Trans-Siberian railway journey takes you to some of the most remote parts of Russia, Mongolia, and China. You can watch the countries unfold right through the window of your comfortable train cabin. You will get a feeling of Russian, Mongolian and Chinese cultures and spirit, see the mysterious Urals, Lake Baikal, unbelievable Ulaanbaatar, and ancient Chinese provinces. On top of that, the travelers have a unique chance to enjoy spectacular Russian nature: its beautiful lakes...

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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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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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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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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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River Cruise Showcases Chicago’s Gems

Ah, Chicago! Famous for its colorful history, vibrant culture, sports teams, food and yes, climate, this Midwest hub is a magnet for visitors. They come to tour its venerable museums, take in a show at one of the many renowned theaters and performance venues, cheer on the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Bears, munch on a slice of Chicago style deep dish pizza, shop till they drop on the Magnificent Mile and stroll along picturesque Lake Michigan (unless it’s mid-winter when Mother Nature does its best to live up to the town’s nickname, “The Windy City!”). Chicago is also...

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Top Vacation Trends of 2019 You Never Expected for the Luxurious Traveler

Summer is already here and vacations have gone into full effect. Whether your idea of a vacation is spending a week on the white sands of Greece or a quiet retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains, your vacation is what you make of it. Sure, you may encounter some travel issues along the way but you have to choose to not let it ruin the entire vacation for you. Now, when it comes to vacationing, you have the typical vacationers who are just happy to be on vacation period, regardless of whether or not they have the fancy upgrades....

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