October 25, 2016

Israel Off the Beaten Track: The Stunning Negev

The Negev is a stark and beautiful desert region in southern Israel. Covering more than half the country’s total land area, it has unique geological features, interesting archaeological ruins, great outdoor activities and even a wine region. One of the highlights of the Negev is Masada, a 2,000-year-old fortress on the edge of a high, […]

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Destinations:  Israel

Tags:  adventure, desert, Israel, Israel tours, Negev

October 10, 2016

A Private Helicopter Flight through Stunning Milford Sound

Perhaps the most famous sight in New Zealand, Milford Sound is a breathtakingly beautiful fjord on the South Island. Steep mountains and dense rainforests border the glacier-carved waterway, which cuts through the Southern Alps and connects to the Tasman Sea. A private helicopter flight is the ideal way to experience the majesty of Milford Sound […]

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Destinations:  New Zealand, South Pacific

Tags:  adventure, fjord, glaciers, luxury lodges, Milford Sound, mountains, nature, New Zealand, New Zealand tours

September 29, 2016

Wadi Rum in Jordan

Wadi Rum in southern Jordan is such a visually gripping and otherworldly place that director Ridley Scott chose it as the location to represent Mars when making his 2015 movie The Martian. It wasn’t the first time the spectacular desert region of red sandstone mountains, towering cliffs and rock bridges portrayed the Martian landscape: It […]

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Destinations:  Jordan

Tags:  Jordan, luxury Jordan tours, Middle East, nature, Wadi Rum

September 20, 2016

Jewish Heritage Tours of Poland

Poland has a deep Jewish history that goes back centuries. Before World War II, 3.3 million Jews lived in Poland, making it home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world. The Nazis nearly destroyed all of this during WWII and the horrific and tragic Holocaust. However, Poland’s two most interesting cities—Warsaw and […]

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Destinations:  Europe, Poland

Tags:  Europe, Jewish, Jewish history, Jewish tours, Poland

September 15, 2016

The Safari Experience in East and Southern Africa

Going on an African safari takes you back to the wide-eyed wonder of childhood. There’s a pure, fundamental excitement about seeing wild African animals in their natural state: elephants wandering to a watering hole, leopards tracking prey, lions snoozing after a big meal. During thrilling morning and afternoon game drives, trackers and guides take you […]

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Destinations:  Africa, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania

Tags:  adventure, African safaris, Botswana, family travel, Kenya, luxury safari lodges, luxury safaris, safari, Singita, South Africa, Tanzania, widlife

September 2, 2016

The Best Luxury and Landscapes in Northern Patagonia, Argentina

Argentina’s Lake District in northwest Patagonia is a region of spectacular beauty—a landscape of dense forests, deep-blue lakes and rugged Andean peaks. In the middle of it all, perched dramatically on a hilltop, is the iconic Llao Llao Hotel & Resort. Founded in 1935, this landmark hotel was built to attract visitors to Nahuel Huapi National Park, […]

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Destinations:  Argentina, South America

Tags:  active travel, Argentina, Argentina tours, Lake District, Llao Llao, luxury hotels, Patagonia, skiing, South America tours

August 30, 2016

The Silo in Cape Town, South Africa

One of our favorite hoteliers, Cape Town-based designer Liz Biden has successfully transformed her family’s vacation retreats into some of the finest hotels in South Africa. Their safari lodge in Kruger National Park became the intimate Royal Malewane. Their beach house overlooking the waves and whales in the coastal town of Hermanus is now the […]

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Destinations:  Africa, South Africa

Tags:  Africa, architecture, art, Cape Town, Liz Biden, luxury hotels, luxury South Africa tours, museum, Royal Portfolio, South Africa, South Africa tours, The Silo, Zeitz MOCAA

August 19, 2016

Must Stay: Ballyfin in Ireland

Ballyfin is—without question—the finest of the many aristocratic manor hotels in Ireland. The 19th-century Regency mansion sits on a 614-acre demesne (estate) in County Laois, about an hour and a half by car from Dublin. For anyone interested in design and interiors, staying at Ballyfin is a dream. Elegant furnishings and details fill every inch […]

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Destinations:  Ireland

Tags:  Ballyfin, countryside, estates, Ireland, Ireland tours, Irish, luxury hotels