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Traquair: A Scottish Countryside Manor With Impressive Heritage

Traquair: A Scottish Countryside Manor With Impressive Heritage

Columbia Hillen Eating porridge from a 100-year-old silver spoon is a quirky once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not that it makes any difference to the taste but it was a first for me so I cherish the memory. The occasion was a stay at Traquair, reputedly Scotland’s oldest continuously inhabited house, a sprawling 900-year-old, 50-plus room countryside mansion, …

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Southern Californiaâs Ojai Valley Inn Reopens After $5 Million Renovation

Southern Californiaâs Ojai Valley Inn Reopens After $5 Million Renovation

Southern California’s Ojai Valley Inn Reopens After $5 Million Renovation   LuxuryTravel/Resorts & Spas Ojai Valley Inn—named one of Travel & Leisure’s Top 500 Hotels in the World for 2021—recently reopened following a $5 million months-long renovation. The renovation focused on the award-winning 31,000 square-foot Spa Ojai and the two 1,500 square-foot, two-bedroom Spa Penthouse …

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An Insider's Guide to Australiaâs Tropical Utopia: The Whitsundays, Part 1

An Insider’s Guide to Australiaâs Tropical Utopia: The Whitsundays, Part 1

Mar. 10th, 2021 Although the term paradise is without a doubt cliché, one must admit that there’s something that we all love about a tropical vacation. Those swaying palm trees, glistening cerulean seas, and soft sand beaches as well as a beachside resort are beyond tempting, especially when escaping the doldrums of a blistery cold …

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Velas Resorts and Air Partner Launch $500K âGrand Velas Journeyâ

Velas Resorts and Air Partner Launch $500K âGrand Velas Journeyâ

(credit: Courtesy of Velas Resorts) Mexico’s award-winning Velas Resorts, with locations in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit, and Puerto Vallarta, has partnered with Air Partner, a global leader in private aviation services, to present this once-in-a-lifetime 14-day adventure. Inclusive of private jet charters, bespoke experiences, a stay in Velas Resorts’ Presidential Suites and dining …

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens to Indulge You in Island Living

Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens to Indulge You in Island Living

Photos Courtesy of Beaches Turks & Caicos In this post-pandemic world, one rarely gets the opportunity to enjoy the best of destination travel, but that’s exactly what the newly-reopened Beaches Turks & Caicos is offering. An all-inclusive, family-friendly destination that includes five magnificent villages featuring the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean, and Key West, …

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ROAR AFRICA Partners With Emirates to Create a Carbon Neutral Life-Changing Safari

ROAR AFRICA Partners With Emirates to Create a Carbon Neutral Life-Changing Safari

Mar. 4th, 2021 Offered to only 10 lucky guests, the ROAR AFRICA Emirates Executive Private Jet Safari package debuts in August 2021, and will be offered again in August of 2022 and 2023. Priced at $125,000 per person, the truly exclusive 12-day safari plans to bring to life ROAR AFRICA’s mission statement of ‘rewilding souls …

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Baha Mar is Back and Offering Free Stays or Private Jet Flights for Guests Who Get COVID

Baha Mar is Back and Offering Free Stays or Private Jet Flights for Guests Who Get COVID

Baha Mar is Back and Offering Free Stays or Private Jet Flights for Guests Who Get COVID   LuxuryTravel/Hotels Baha Mar—the luxury resort development in Nassau, Bahamas, with Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood properties, plus a huge suite of restaurants and amenities—completed it phased reopening on March 4, 2021. The Baha Mar reopening comes with the …

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New Seychelles Wellness Resort & Marina from Superyacht Designer Andrew Winch

New Seychelles Wellness Resort & Marina from Superyacht Designer Andrew Winch

New Seychelles Wellness Resort & Marina from Superyacht Designer Andrew Winch   LuxuryTravel/Resorts & Spas Photos by Elsa Young Winch Design—the British design studio helmed by Andrew Winch, known for his designs of superyachts, private jet interiors, and luxury residences—has designed a boutique wellness resort in the Seychelles. L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa, which recently …

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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Adds New Once-in-a-Lifetime Guest Experience

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Adds New Once-in-a-Lifetime Guest Experience

Feb. 18th, 2021 For many marine-life enthusiasts, getting up close to the largest fish in the world counts as an ultimate bucket-list travel experience. Doing it at the Maldives’ southernmost tip from the idyllic Raffles Maldives Meradhoo takes it to another level entirely. Opened in 2019, the resort’s far-flung Indian Ocean location in Gaafu Alifu, …

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Hurtigruten, the World's Greenest Cruise Line Appoints John Downey as its President for the Americas [Interview]

Hurtigruten, the World’s Greenest Cruise Line Appoints John Downey as its President for the Americas [Interview]

Feb. 17th, 2021 Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, has appointed John Downey as President for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters. Downey will be responsible for Hurtigruten’s commercial growth strategy in collaboration with the company’s senior leadership team.  Downey’s appointment comes at a strategic juncture in Hurtigruten’s growth. Already the recognized …

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Exclusive Resortsâ Pandemic-Driven Success Underscores the Value of Private Travel

Exclusive Resortsâ Pandemic-Driven Success Underscores the Value of Private Travel

Feb. 12th, 2021 For the vast majority of travel-industry executives, the global pandemic was detrimental to their businesses and forced sweeping changes to their daily operations. But for James Henderson, CEO of the private-travel club Exclusive Resorts, business is booming. “Overall, we’re seeing higher levels of demand than we’ve seen for quite some time,” says …

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Virgin Hotels Announces 2021 Openings in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and New York City

Virgin Hotels Announces 2021 Openings in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and New York City

Virgin Hotels Announces 2021 Openings in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and New York City   LuxuryTravel/Hotels Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open three new hotels in 2021. This spring, the first opening is Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, followed by Virgin Hotels New Orleans …

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Boutique Perfection With Provenance Hotels at Villa Royale in Palm Springs

Boutique Perfection With Provenance Hotels at Villa Royale in Palm Springs

Provenance Hotels Any true connoisseur of boutique luxury hotels should be familiar with the Provenance Hotels brand. While not the biggest name in the business, it is among the very best and most distinctive. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Provenance specializes in independent hotels “imbued with the soul of the cities in …

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