Travel

Old World Elegance in Newport

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By Jennifer Pelaez On the coast of the small yet majestically beautiful, ocean-gripped Rhode Island, Newport recalls the splendor and opulence of the Gilded Age, the perfect blend of natural beauty and culturally rich architecture and history.


The New England Island Life of Martha’s Vineyard

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By Hillary Latos As a favorite summertime destination for US Presidents from the Kennedys to the Obamas, Martha’s Vineyard is a quintessential New England island destination for the rich and famous, old money families, and those who come to appreciate the low key attitude, nature reserves, fine dining and gorgeous coastline.


Florida’s Sweet 16

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Words and photographs by Janis Turk Florida is always an easy sell for New Yorkers. It’s a no-brainer destination: You leave cold and grey JFK and in a few hours you land sunny side up someplace warm and welcoming. How sweet it is.


HAMPTONS SUMMER SEASON 2014

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Best known as the summer playground for the rich and famous, the Hamptons are home to the summer’s hottest hotels, bars, clubs and events. New York movers and shakers de-camp from New York City to their summer homes between Memorial Day and Labor Day to socialize, support charities and play.  Below is a sneak peek […]


The Art of Serenity

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By Hillary Latos Named after the shape of an eel, Anguilla is one of those classic Caribbean islands whose beaches look like your favorite screensavers. About the same size as Manhattan it too is fairly flat and measures approximately 16 miles long and 3 miles wide.


Glasgow rising

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Indeed Scotland’s scenic highlands are spectacular, and there are countless bonny banks, monster-filled lochs, ancient castles and, yes, sheep. However, I quickly learned it offers much more than green hills, single-malt Scotch whisky and rich history. I also discovered Scotland’s best-kept secret: Glasgow.


‘Made in Hong Kong’ Redefined

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By Rory Winston No, this was not that Hong Kong – not the ‘made in Hong Kong’ stuck ignominiously on the back of a trinket; not the one dreamt up by a child who watched Enter the Dragon and mistakenly believed he could intimidate the school bully by pretending to be Bruce Lee. This was […]


Oriental Reveries in Time

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By Rory Winston The renowned Singaporean poet Alvin Pang once described the half-fish half-lion national mascot, Merlion in the following way: “Even though there are more websites on you than verses, even though you evoke cameras more than pride, postcards more than praise, still you seem to have a face poets love to woo”.  The […]


Captivating Cambodia

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by Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert As a travel writer who has circled the globe and seen many fascinating locales, it’s a rare treasure when I find a place that touches my heart and soul. Cambodia is one such place. I came to see the dazzling 12th–century temples. What I found was a beautiful country with […]


Wow macau

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By Sibylle Eschapasse It’s a magical place, an exciting world of luxurious hotels, superb dining, premier attractions and so much more! No, I am not talking about Disneyland but this unique place called: MACAU!  Macau… even its name is full of mysteries and touched by certain magic. A place like no others where its vibrant […]


The Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hotel

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By Bob & Sandy Nesoff The city of Hong Kong is arguably the business center of the Far East.  With the cost of doing business there far less expensive than in the United States, Hong Kong’s economy is booming. That means business people from the U.S. have no choice but to either telecommute or fly […]


The Excelsior Hotel

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By Sandy & Bob Nesoff Hong Kong has long been one of the top destinations for travelers seeking luxury.  But what they see isn’t always what they get…unless, that is, they know where to go. Experienced travelers to this former British colony head for the Excelsior Hotel, a member of the Mandarin Oriental Group.  The […]


Malta and All of Its Wonders

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Story by Manos and Barbara Angelakis Photography by Manos Angelakis Malta is a rather atypical Mediterranean island located South of Sicily in a small archipelago of 3 islands, with a very, very ancient history.


LEHIGH VALLEY

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When searching for a destination that has it all – headline live music, exquisite food, one-of-a-kind art exhibits, table games, renown comedy acts, breathtaking wine tours, wonderful family activities – does Lehigh Valley, Pa., the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton come to mind? Well, it should.


Cruise the Caribbean with Silversea Cruises

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By Norah Bradford Silversea’s five-star luxury Caribbean cruises are the perfect way to enjoy this gorgeous island chain in a distinctive, unique way. Whether you sail out from the departure port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico, or Bridgetown, Barbados, you are sure to have a luxurious, sophisticated home aboard from which to […]


Raffles Singapore Icon and Hotel

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By Maxine Albert Probably the world’s most famous hotel, Raffles Singapore is an oasis of colonial style, calm and charm in the heart of modern Singapore – exclusive, historic and one of a kind.


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An Expert in the Outer Banks

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By Spencer Bistricer The Outer Banks of North Carolina has all the qualities dreams are made of: skies that reflect a most brilliant blue; sea oats that sway in warm salty breezes; waves that create a rhythmic backdrop to each day. For many, this is a dream vision. For a few, this is a way […]


Beautiful Buenos Aires

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By Christopher A. Pape If you’re going to take a Cruceros Australis trip to Cape Horn, you’ll either begin or end the cruise in Argentina. While there, don’t miss your chance to see South America’s largest and most cosmopolitan city—Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city, a place that reflects a rich and widely diverse European heritage. […]


The Goring Hotel: London’s Quintessential English Luxury Hotel

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By Janis Turk Sitting practically in Buckingham Palace’s backyard, The Goring Hotel has been in the same family for more than a century and has welcomed royal guests ever since it first opened its doors. The coronations of George VI and the present queen brought guests of foreign royalty to The Goring, and when Kate […]


Hotel Chanler Luxury on the Cliffs of Newport

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By Hillary Latos The Vanderbilts and Astors called it home. Doris Duke was the grand dame about town. It was the elitist summer playground for the scions and industrialists from the Gilded Age. Sitting at the edge of these elegant and massive mansions along the Cliff Walk is the luxurious boutique Hotel Chanler. Sporting the […]


Star Chefs in Cancun

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By W.A. Muller The Wine & Food Festival Cancun has announce its third edition to be celebrated from Thursday, March 13 through Sunday, March 16, 2014, where visitors worldwide will enjoy a great selection of gastronomy and wine offerings from the Americas’ continent, in the spectacular natural paradise of Cancun.


Hip, Trendy Israel

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By Maxine Albert Jerusalem Chic For thousands of years the holy sites of Jerusalem have drawn millions of pilgrims and visitors from around the globe. Now, a wave of stylish restaurants, wine bars, on-trend boutiques, art galleries and lively nightlife is attracting the fashionable and fabulous to this wondrous and exotic city, adding chic new […]


Urge to Submerge

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By Sarah Sekula If you’re serious about getting away from it all, a vacation spent under water should do the trick. More specifically, try diving in Curacao among yellowfish, sea turtles and sting rays. Anyone can do it (as long as you’re cool with a little bit of studying, training and braving the open waters […]


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