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Travel Stories

Family Luxury holidays in Portugal

Crafted by a husband and wife team who traveled the world, visiting exotic location and always staying in luxurious accommodations, before having kids, they wanted to keep the travels going and not diminish their style one bit.  They knew that they were not alone in this desire to maintain a high standard even though there […]

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It’s About Rhine

Located in the swanky and sophisticated neighborhood of Salamananca, Hotel Villa Magna put us in the heart of the fashionable side of Madrid while seamlessly embodying that same flair throughout the hotel. Intertwined with modern chic, is a solid foundation of classic elegance.  This is hardly surprising as the very ground it is built on […]

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Inspiring Innsbruck

For a tiny, mountainous, landlocked country with a population just half the size of Florida’s, Austria has produced more brains and brawn than just about any place on earth. From Sigmund Freud to Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Johnny Weissmuller (Yes, Tarzan!), Austrians hold their own both in the arts and in the […]

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A Sojourn Through Southwestern Germany

When thinking of venturing through southwest Germany by car, I looked no further than a group of luxury hotels strategically positioned in that region. My road trip began in Freiburg at the Colombi Hotel, a classic local institution placed in the heart of the city: close to the train station, steps from the old town […]

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A weekend on Miami Beach

Like any piece of art, there are layers to this hotel, and by no mere coincidence, their relationship with art is what fuels the hotel’s decor and ambiance. The moment you step up onto the veranda and the front doors open for you, you know that this is different from any other Art Deco hotel […]

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Realism in the South Pacific

  The story of The Brando goes back to a simpler time. This private island escape encompasses more than any Gauguin painting could ever capture. It is the essence of French Polynesia. Curating the heritage of it’s first known inhabitants, embracing nature and the elements as those same people did and inviting guests who enjoy […]

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Le Passage Mokanshan

Confit de canard, coté de bœuf, saumon fumé and soufflé are traditional foods from the French country side that are as steeped in history as they are in flavour. Its not uncommon to find these dishes and many like them on menus from Paris to Bordeaux. However, tucked away in a quiet corner of China’s […]

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Essential luxury in New Zealand

Determined to be different, then New Zealand is the place for you. From Queenstown in the south, to Hawke’s Bay on your way up to Matauri Bay, almost as far up the North Island as you can get, there are three lodges that will blow your mind and take your New Zealand experience to a […]

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WAOW Charters

It’s 5:57 pm and the sun has just dipped below the sea, the evening sky is set ablaze by fierce refractions of light sending spectacular colours in every direction. If you turn around, the brightest stars are already faintly visible on the horizon, sections of constellations getting brighter by the second as the light quickly […]

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Find Yourself in Puerto Rico

St. Regis Bahia Beach It’s balmy, breezy, full of spice and swankier than ever.  This is Puerto Rico and it will charm and embrace you.  It’s no secret that from the narrow streets of Old San Juan, you can find the essence of what the island used to be.  The history among the cobblestones and […]

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