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

August 17, 2016

Insider Scandinavia: Interview with a Denmark Travel Expert

One of our Denmark luxury travel experts, Arden Andersen, lived in Copenhagen for six years and is a wealth of knowledge about the city and region. Read about some of her favorite experiences and recommendations in this in-depth interview. Q: Why did you move to Copenhagen? A: I studied abroad in Copenhagen for a semester […]

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Tags:  antiques, books, breweries, cafes, castles, Christmas, cooking, Copenhagen, Denmark, family travel, food, gardens, ice cream, markets, museums, music, Nordic, porcelain, restaurants, Scandinavia, shopping, theme parks, travel experts, UNESCO

August 12, 2016

Akrotiri Archaeological Site on Santorini, Greece

When most people think of the beautiful volcanic island of Santorini in Greece, they think of terraces of whitewashed houses clinging to the steep sides of the caldera or cliffside pools with dreamy views of the Aegean Sea far below. In the southern part of the island is another sight that visitors shouldn’t miss: the […]

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Destinations:  Europe, Greece

Tags:  Akrotiri, archaeology, Greece, ruins, Santorini

August 1, 2016

Exploring Australia’s Outback: Uluru & Kata Tjuta

A highlight of any trip to Australia is visiting the Red Centre to experience its unique geological formations and aboriginal culture. Iconic Uluru is a massive, 1,142-foot-high rock formation surrounded by red desert. Also known as Ayers Rock, it offers a number of interesting experiences that reveal its geological and cultural importance and immerse visitors […]

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Destinations:  Australia, South Pacific

Tags:  Aboriginal, adventure, art, Australia, Australia tours, luxury hotels, Outback, Red Centre, safari, stargazing, Uluru