June 23, 2016

New Culture, Art & Food Tours of Mexico

We’re excited to announce a new series of luxury Mexico tours that are ideal for food and culture lovers, families, honeymooners and individual travelers. Our new Mexico tours include exclusive experiences such as: • In-depth art and architecture touring in Mexico City • A private tasting tour in Mexico City • Street food tour in Puebla • Chocolate tasting in Oaxaca • Visiting […]

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Destinations:  Latin America, Mexico

Tags:  adventure, art, birds, cooking classes, design, food, food tours, honeymoons, luxury Mexico tours, luxury resorts, Mexico, Mexico tours, romance, ruins

June 20, 2016

A Few Favorite Dining Spots in the Cotswolds, England

Rolling hills, charming stone villages, Roman ruins, and beautiful gardens are the best-known highlights of the Cotswolds in England. The pastoral region—which is at the heart of England’s farm-to-table movement—has also become a popular foodie destination where restaurants incorporate fresh, local ingredients into refined versions of traditional British cuisine and more modern takes on international […]

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Destinations:  England

Tags:  Britain, Cotswolds, Cotswolds tours, culinary tours, England, England tours, food, foodie, restaurants

June 9, 2016

Must Stay: Singita Lebombo in South Africa

There are many top-quality safari lodges in South Africa, but one name comes up over and over when you ask for the best: Singita. The company’s lodges in South Africa—and also now in Tanzania and Zimbabwe—set the standard for accommodations, guides, location and cuisine. And with an ongoing renovation program, Singita is in the process […]

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Destinations:  Africa, South Africa, Tanzania

Tags:  African safaris, family travel, food, luxury safaris, safari, Singita, South Africa, Tanzania, wildlife

June 6, 2016

The Temples of Myanmar (Burma)

No matter how many temples you’ve seen in Asia, nothing prepares you for the startling, gilded majesty of the temples of Myanmar. Starting in the intricate, immense complex of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the country’s most sacred place of worship dating back 2,500 years, you’re surrounded by hundreds of statues and stupas. Inside the various […]

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Destinations:  Asia, Burma, Myanmar

Tags:  Asia, Buddhism, Burma, Myanmar, Southeast Asia, temples

May 24, 2016

The Rich Culinary Heritage of Genoa, Italy

Genoa, a port town in the Liguria region of northern Italy, may not be the first city that comes to mind when thinking of culinary destinations in Italy, but that means fewer tourists and lots of hidden gems. Genoa’s culinary tradition is rich and vibrant. The city is best-known as the birthplace of pesto, but […]

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Destinations:  Europe, France, Italy

Tags:  cooking class, culinary tours, food, food tours, Genoa, Italian food, Italy, Italy tours, markets, Riviera

April 21, 2016

Decorative Arts in the City Palace of Udaipur, India

Udaipur, a city in Rajasthan, India, has a long history and tradition of beautiful decorative arts. One of the best places to appreciate the many local styles and techniques in Udaipur is at the City Palace. Over the centuries, local maharanas (princes) brought the most skilled craftsmen to decorate the palace with intricate carvings, detailed […]

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Destinations:  Asia, India

Tags:  art, art tours, decorative arts, gardens, India, India tours, luxury hotels, luxury India tours, palaces, royal, Udaipur

April 20, 2016

Arts and Crafts Touring in Peru

An interesting part of any trip to Peru is exploring the country’s rich history and culture through its fascinating arts and crafts. Beautiful handmade textiles are among the most famous Peruvian crafts. They’re also among the most ancient: The oldest fabrics discovered in Peru have been dated to around 10,000 B.C. Artisans of Leisure Peru […]

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Destinations:  Peru, South America

Tags:  art, art tours, ceramics, crafts, folk art, Inca, markets, museums, Peru, Peruvian, ruins, South America, textiles, weaving

April 19, 2016

Must Stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman

Perched on the edge of a deep gorge high in the Al Hajar Mountains of northern  Oman, the luxurious Alila Jabal Akhdar resort offers spectacular views and easy access to soft adventure activities and cultural touring in the surrounding region. Incorporating native rock and timber, the Alila Jabal Akhdar buildings are a contemporary take on ancient […]

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Destinations:  Middle East, Oman

Tags:  adventure, flowers, hiking, luxury hotels, mountains, Oman