Travel: COVID-19, 6 Key Questions Answered

Travel: COVID-19, 6 Key Questions Answered

A novel coronavirus which was 1st detected in November 2019 in the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province, PRC has shaken the world as it spread across continents. Global Travel Plus, a leading provider of global emergency assistance services, has compiled the latest updates regarding the coronavirus and explains how it affects travel, as follows: 1. […]

What Luxury Travelers Need to Know During this Worldwide Health Emergency

What Luxury Travelers Need to Know During this Worldwide Health Emergency

Rumours began to leak out of China about a strange illness inflicting citizens in the City of Wuhan in January. Word soon got out that a virus known as “SARS-CoV-2” was causing a disease named “coronavirus disease 2019.”  In the few weeks since it was 1st discovered, coronavirus has infected more than 125,000 people around the […]

As long as you are at home, take a virtual tour…

As long as you are at home, take a virtual tour…

Go on a virtual tour of the World’s most famous landmarks Several iconic sights and attractions of our planet have set up incredible virtual tours dream to help you dream of your next extravagant getaway. Below are some of the best tours, as follows: Virtual tour of the Great Wall (China) Virtual tour of Machu Picchu (Peru) Virtual tour […]

Virtual Tour: Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Virtual Tour: Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

This 60-sec video includes dramatic sweeping aerial footage of the 41-sqk park and its animals including cheetahs, giraffes and gazelles. In Y 2019, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi, the capital Emirate welcomed 11.35-M international visitors, a 10.5% Y-Y increase. Of these, 2.83-M stayed in the emirate overnight, while 8.53-M […]

Soak Up Culture at Home During ‘The China Virus” Lockdown

Soak Up Culture at Home During ‘The China Virus” Lockdown

During these uncertain times, it is good to know that we can count on our love for all the beautiful things in this world.  Much of the global population is at a standstill as scientists and governments try and stem the spread of coronavirus. Happily, cultural centers including museums, theaters, and national parks, are stepping up […]

Indotrek Goes Wild with Epic Journey Linking Thailand and Laos

Indotrek Goes Wild with Epic Journey Linking Thailand and Laos

New route among operator’s “signature series” of departures for 2020/21 With a mosaic of ethnic cultures and a topography that lends itself to adrenalized activities, the highlands of Thailand and Laos have long been prime quarry for intrepid adventurers. And one of Asia’s leading active tour operators, Indotrek, is inviting travellers to take a walk […]

US State Department Warns Americans Against All International Travel

US State Department Warns Americans Against All International Travel

The Trump Administration has upgraded its warning to Americans against all International travel as the virus outbreak spreads. This is an unprecedented move. “The Department of State advises US citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19,” it said in the new advice. “In countries where commercial departure options remain […]

Australia raises restriction to highest level: “Do not travel overseas”

Australia raises restriction to highest level: “Do not travel overseas”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Wednesday strongly discouraged the country’s residents against all overseas travel as he declared a human biosecurity emergency and banned all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. “The travel advice to every Australian is ‘Do not travel abroad’. Do not go overseas,” he said. PM Morrison said the advice […]

The Siam Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Siam Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is a private 39-room luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, the Art Deco inspired, Thai antique infused masterpiece is the Kingdom’s premier urban resort. Guests have an array of superlative amenities at […]

CDC Recommends to Avoid All Not Essential Travel to These EU Countries

CDC Recommends to Avoid All Not Essential Travel to These EU Countries

Warning – Level 3 Alert! CDC recommends that travelers avoid all not essential travel to the specified countries listed below, as there may be limited access to adequate medical care in the regions. The countries included in the CDC notice Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein […]

The Royal Scotsman: Grand Tour of Great Britain by Train

The Royal Scotsman: Grand Tour of Great Britain by Train

Journey aboard the Royal Scotsman through ever-changing landscapes of sweeping glens, towering peaks and mirror-calm lochs on this round-Britain itinerary. Explore some of Great Britain’s most historic and noteworthy cities on this 8-Day luxury rail journey through Scotland, Wales, and England. Beginning and ending in Edinburgh, make a grand circle as you travel to Aviemore, down through […]

Stuart Lyall Appointed General Manager of Fusion Newest Vietnam Hotel

Stuart Lyall Appointed General Manager of Fusion Newest Vietnam Hotel

As Fusion grows its hotel portfolio with the opening of Fusion Suites Vung Tau, the wellness-focused hospitality group has appointed seasoned hotelier, Stuart John Lyall, to manage the new property. The new general manager is already leading the hotel through its soft-opening phase and putting plans into action for an April grand opening. Stuart’s most […]

Choose Your Yacht Flag Wisely

Choose Your Yacht Flag Wisely

For those of you who have successfully opened an offshore bank account, got a 2nd passport and is living the lifestyle of dreams traveling the world, the time has come to move on to the next level of flag theory.  This is the 1 where the focus shifts from acquisitions that are largely for diversification purposes toward purchases meant […]

Portugal is Famous for Great Food!

Portugal is Famous for Great Food!

Portugal may have introduced hot chiles to Asia, tea to England, and tempura to Japan, but the country’s cuisine still remains a mystery to most food lovers outside of its borders. Only custard tarts, the ubiquitous pastéis de nata have broken into the larger food-obsessed culture. The roots of Portuguese food lie in both native peasant cookery and […]

Hottest Instagram Accounts This Week: Kate Upton, 𝐁𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐃𝐨 𝐈𝐭 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, Jennifer Lopez

Hottest Instagram Accounts This Week: Kate Upton, 𝐁𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐃𝐨 𝐈𝐭 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, Jennifer Lopez

It has been another sizzling hot week on Instagram with some posts almost sending the photosharing app into meltdown. Kate Upton Kate Upton joined the barrage of celebrities hitting Instagram to honor its weekly thirstythursday hashtag. The 27-year-old new mum, model and actress has lit up Instagram with her minishorts and Orange bikini posts lately […]

Motoring Around Europe, Then Be Sure to Stop in These Seaside Towns

Motoring Around Europe, Then Be Sure to Stop in These Seaside Towns

Europe has some of the most picturesque coastline in the world, especially the crystal clear turquoise waters along the Mediterranean. Below are 3 European coastal towns that are worth seeing 1st hand, as follows: Biarritz, France Elegant villas and residences line the shores of Biarritz, France, while surfers cannot get enough of the wild waves […]

Sharjah’s Most Astonishing New Resort Attracts Worldwide Acclaim

Sharjah’s Most Astonishing New Resort Attracts Worldwide Acclaim

Travel + Leisure puts GHM debut on its 2020 IT List as resort announces new name A year after Al Bait Sharjah opened in the U.A.E. as an antidote to the towering hospitality ambitions of nearby Dubai, the resort has won acclaim as one of the most remarkable new hotels in the world. Travel + […]

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Forays Into Sustainable Fashion

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Forays Into Sustainable Fashion

– Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is dressing its staff in a runway-worthy collection of apparel that brings a bold, contemporary layer to Vietnamese culture, after joining forces with a sustainable fashion house. The 17-hectare resort overlooking Ho Tram beach has teamed up with Hanoi-based Chula Fashion to put a Spanish spin on the traditional […]

The 10 Best Restaurants in London

The 10 Best Restaurants in London

London is a city of diners that are adventurous to a fault. Beyond the gimmicks the best restaurants focus on ingredients and craft, whether it’s hand-rolled pasta or fiery clay-pot cooking. Our latest picks for where to eat runs from Michelin-Starred dining rooms to neighborhood places, some serving exquisite tasting menus, some serving versions of […]

Meliá Koh Samui Announces Ernesto Osuna as General Manager

Meliá Koh Samui Announces Ernesto Osuna as General Manager

A seasoned professional with two decades of luxury hospitality experience across Europe, North America and Asia has been appointed to the helm of the new nautical-themed beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui. Spanish-born Ernesto Osuna has taken charge of the opening of the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, on Koh Samui’s north-eastern […]

GRAND-HÔTEL DU CAP-FERRAT, FRANCE

GRAND-HÔTEL DU CAP-FERRAT, FRANCE

TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND ICONIC GLAMOUR ON THE COTE D’AZUR With a guestbook signed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Winston Churchill and an enviable location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the palatial spread of the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel has been the epitome of Côte d’Azur chic for more than a hundred years. […]

Giant Turtle Lays Eggs on Samui Beach

Giant Turtle Lays Eggs on Samui Beach

Hotel acts act to protect nest Khun Veeraphat, a waiter at Sands beachfront restaurant on Koh Samui, made a startling discovery on 13 February when he spotted what appeared to be tracks coming from the sea. CCTV footage at Banyan Tree Samui clearly showed a giant sea turtle laying eggs on the beach the night […]

ROSIE, the New and Trendy Brasserie in the Bastille Area

ROSIE, the New and Trendy Brasserie in the Bastille Area

Brasserie Rosie has opened in Paris 11th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from the Place de la Bastille. On the menu find traditional brasserie dishes provided for a very reasonable price and paired with vintage wines and delicious cocktails. On 53 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine used to stand an Irish pub, and now stands brasserie Rosie all pink and blue. […]

GHM Lures Kretschmann Back to Lead Chedi in Maldives

GHM Lures Kretschmann Back to Lead Chedi in Maldives

One of the ‘first generation’ of general managers to open GHM properties from the Far East to the Middle East is flying the Chedi flag again as he prepares to introduce a new resort on Kudavillingili Island in the Maldives later this year. André Kretschmann, who started with GHM in 1995, has assumed pre-opening responsibilities […]

Some Super Places to Visit in France

Some Super Places to Visit in France

The French call their beloved homeland “l’Hexagone” because of its distinct 6-sided shape. Each corner of France has its own unique character: the rugged and French Alps, Sun-drenched Provence, the glamorous and gorgeous Côte d’Azur coastline, and Alsace with picturesque hamlets nestled in vine-covered hills. Paris and Versailles are must-see destinations for a 1st trip to France. Other classic travel […]

Exploring the United Kingdom

Exploring the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is on lots of people’s ‘where to visit’ lists. Historic cities, picturesque villages, majestic country houses and years of heritage and culture make the island Kingdom a very diverse place to visit. From discovering Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon to hiking through the Scottish Highlands, the UK has it all.  With 2020 marking 120 yrs of The […]

Peninsula Paris: The World’s #1 Luxury Hotel

Peninsula Paris: The World’s #1 Luxury Hotel

At the 26th World Travel Awards, The Peninsula Paris was designated the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel, while other French winners included the champagne house G.H. Mumm, which took the prize for the best wine tourism visit. For its part, Disneyland Paris was honoured not for the quality of its theme park, but for its resort. […]

Memories Group Ring the Changes in Myanmar

Memories Group Ring the Changes in Myanmar

Experienced hotel managers take up the reins in Yangon, Mergui Archipelago Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Thibaut Stettler as Hotel Manager at Awei Metta hotel in Yangon, while outgoing GM Mr Eric Laurent takes over as General Manager at the firm’s sister resort, Awei Pila, in the Mergui Archipelago. […]

Secret Beaches

Secret Beaches

Fact: the most famous and beautiful beaches are typically overrun by tourists. The lesson here is to try to bypass those frequented beaches and discover someplace new. Below are a few that are off the beaten path and delightful, as follows: Pyla Sur Mer, France The Atlantic coast of France has a romantic oceanside resort known as […]

Paradise Vietnam Debuts Paradise Grand Cruise in Emerging Lan Ha Bay

Paradise Vietnam Debuts Paradise Grand Cruise in Emerging Lan Ha Bay

One of Vietnam’s leading providers of luxury hospitality services has sailed into uncharted waters with the launch of its inaugural cruise in Lan Ha Bay, situated just south of famed Halong Bay. A UNESCO biosphere, Lan Ha Bay is a geological extension of Halong Bay minus its large tourist numbers and home to 300-odd towering […]

Azerai Can Tho Introduces 4- and 6-Day Healthy Yoga Retreat Packages

Azerai Can Tho Introduces 4- and 6-Day Healthy Yoga Retreat Packages

Yoga fans and wellness enthusiasts will learn to master essential poses while calming their minds and re-energizing their bodies with new, multiple-day healthy yoga retreat packages at Azerai Can Tho. The retreats are for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, and include 6 day/5 night (“Ultimate Yoga Retreat”) and 4 day/3 night (“Essential Yoga Getaway”) options. […]

Thailand’s Most Luxurious Hotels

Thailand’s Most Luxurious Hotels

The Top 10 luxury hotels & resorts in Thailand. Synonymous with white sand, turquoise waters, and tropical scenery, Thailand’s beaches are renowned world wide for their beauty. Despite being a magnet for budget and backpacker travelers, Thailand is home to some of the world’s most ultra-luxurious resorts, whether it be beach enclaves, urban hotels or […]

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion Launches Wellbeing Retreat Programmes

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion Launches Wellbeing Retreat Programmes

The hot springs resort in Central Vietnam tunes guests health with detox and Reiki Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion is getting into the flow of things with new retreats that tap the healing powers of a geothermal spring at the resort’s heart. A Reiki Training and Sound Journey in March, a Hot Springs Detox Retreat […]

Traveling Is Good for Our Health

Traveling Is Good for Our Health

Americans are known for their work ethic, working on average more than most other western countries and taking fewer vacations.  In fact, Americans are 50% as likely as Europeans to travel to more than 1 country, and 29% have never been abroad. Travel is good for us, and here are studies that prove it, as […]

Walk Around Paris

Walk Around Paris

The French capital may well be the ultimate city for romance, but Paris impresses travelers for reasons that stretch beyond its cafés and amorous air. There is always an undiscovered secret waiting for you in Paris and no other city can match the soul of Paris. The next time you’re visiting Paris, I the believe […]

Italy’s Liguria Region, a Trip to the Italian Riviera

Italy’s Liguria Region, a Trip to the Italian Riviera

Brightly painted houses hanging off of cliffs that jut from the sea, the scent of basil, glamorous seaside resorts, and boats bobbing around small coves, this is Liguria. Nestled between Tuscany and Piedmont, this region, known as the Italian Riviera, is worth visiting if you love beautiful scenery, good food and wine, and La Dolce Vita. The […]

Metropole Hanoi Awarded 5-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide

Metropole Hanoi Awarded 5-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has been awarded a Five-Star rating—the top level of recognition—from Forbes Travel Guide in the independent ratings agency’s assessment of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas in Vietnam. “Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a supremely beautiful hotel, inside and out. Every corner is a compelling photo opportunity, especially in the gleaming historic […]

Heritage Line to Chart New Waters on Upper Mekong

Heritage Line to Chart New Waters on Upper Mekong

Luxury cruise operator schedules September launch for latest vessel One of Southeast Asia’s leading boutique cruise operators Heritage Line, is making progress on its sumptuous new ten-berth ship Anouvong, which will be the first luxury boat to ply the upper-Mekong river in Laos upon its launch later this year. “We are well on course to […]

Four of the World’s Most Romantic Hotels

Four of the World’s Most Romantic Hotels

For some travelers, a romantic escape is about real luxury, private dining, and poolside spa treatments. For others, it means a getaway into remote wilderness spot surrounded by pristine scenery. Whatever your preference, below is a list of 4 favorite romantic hotels in the world  where lovers connect. Soneva Jan, Maldives Located on an uninhabited […]

When in Paris, the Dos, the Don’ts

When in Paris, the Dos, the Don’ts

Paris’s seductive charms are legendary; inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, lots things to do, and its fabled food and restaurant scene make Paris the model of cities, beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn. But to enjoy it you must learn how to avoid the Top 10 mistakes 1st-timers make in the […]

Retreat & Recharge

Retreat & Recharge

In today’s high-stress world, we all need to take some time to relax. Retreats are a fantastic way to do this, as they get you away from the things that tend to make you feel anxious or overwhelmed every day, and get you into a place of serenity. Below are 7 retreats to recharge your […]

Cities for Music Lovers

Cities for Music Lovers

The most rewarding kind of travel comes when people are able to combine the interests they love with an unfamiliar place. It is 1 of the best ways of connecting with a new destination, a chance to share passions with those like minded folks met along the way. If you enjoy music, then there are […]

GHM Plants Chedi Flag in the Maldives

GHM Plants Chedi Flag in the Maldives

Kudavillingili Island promises ease of access and inimitable luxury product GHM has announced plans to launch The Chedi Kudavillingili, its first resort in the Maldives, later this year. The 99-villa property will feature 36 overwater villas, a 150-metre-long central pool and desirable proximity to the Malé International Airport, a 25-minute speedboat ride away. Located on […]

The American Deserts

The American Deserts

When you think of the desert, you probably envision endless dunes, harsh sunlight, and isolated stretches of nothingness. While there is plenty of that to go around, American deserts are also about contrast. The desert can be cruel and uninviting, with plenty of hazards. Snakes, spiders, and every manner of spiny plants are common. But […]

Never Eat This Food on a Plane

Never Eat This Food on a Plane

Imagine being on a plane and everyone decides to take their shoes off at the same time. That stench is Durian. If you’re not familiar with the spiky Southeast Asian fruit. Although it’s not illegal to bring Durian on board, so long as it’s properly wrapped, leave it at home lest you want a revolt onboard. Travelers have some […]

Like Cinema? These 5 Film Festivals are for Diehard Cinephiles

Like Cinema? These 5 Film Festivals are for Diehard Cinephiles

Everyone has heard of Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto and Hong Kong, but what about the film festivals that do not generate worldwide headlines. Some of the world’s best festivals lie far beyond Park City and the South of France. Whether you prefer a specific genre or just enjoy being exposed to new filmmakers, below are 5 festivals […]

Adventure Travel: Which Country Will You Visit?

Adventure Travel: Which Country Will You Visit?

Adventure travel comes in many forms, and no matter which way you cut it, adventures can be found in lots of places in our world. That being the case there are certain places that have a little more of an advantage in the adrenaline department, thanks to a combination of natural resources and tourist attractions. With this in mind, […]

Overcoming Altitude Sickness, What You Need to Know

Overcoming Altitude Sickness, What You Need to Know

It is not only intrepid trekkers who climb to Mt. Everest base camp and scale Kilimanjaro that suffer from altitude sickness. Neither is it limited to skiers that carve up on high alpine terrain. Visitors to cities like La Paz, Bolivia or  Santa Fe, New Mexico, have been known to experience this ailment. Like jet lag and […]

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

One Thai resort shows what dedication it takes to lead the way in sustainability The tipping point for Banyan Tree Samui might have been the 213,314 plastic bottles the resort passed out to guests in 2017. Or the 42,150 plastic bags they used to haul away trash that year. Or the 176,880 meters of cling […]

Al Bait Sharjah Appoints Albert Meow as Hotel Manager

Al Bait Sharjah Appoints Albert Meow as Hotel Manager

Al Bait Sharjah, the most recent debut from GHM, has named Albert Meow as hotel manager of the 53-key hotel that opened recently in a historic district of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) third largest city. From a foundation established by more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, Meow will oversee daily hotel operations […]

Always Travel with This Clothing Item

Always Travel with This Clothing Item

Minimalist travel is not easy. Condensing a wardrobe for a 2-wk trip full of unknown variables is daunting. The Big Q’s What if it rains? What if it’s blisteringly hot? What if you run out of underwear or find that you find you desperately need those sneakers you decided to leave at home? Finding versatile […]

Fusion Hotel Group Opens Fusion Suites Vung Tau in the South of Vietnam

Fusion Hotel Group Opens Fusion Suites Vung Tau in the South of Vietnam

The latest addition to Fusion’s portfolio is the group’s third suite-style property Fusion’s newest hotel, Fusion Suites Vung Tau, is set to open on January 24th, 2020 in southern Vietnam’s popular coastal playground. The new 19-storey property features 171 well-appointed suites and apartments, a multitude of dining options, a maritime-inspired spa, and the city’s only […]

Meliá Hotels International celebrates grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, its first hotel in Thailand

Meliá Hotels International celebrates grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, its first hotel in Thailand

Leading Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International launches nautical-themed beachfront resort in partnership with Asset World Corporation, marking the start of a nationwide roll-out of hotels and resorts Koh Samui, Thailand (Jan. 16, 2020) – On January 10th 2020, Meliá Hotels International and Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group celebrated […]

After You Have Seen Paris…

After You Have Seen Paris…

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, with picnics under the Eiffel Tower and romantic strolls down the Champs-Élysées, few places compare to the City of Lights. But France is much more than Paris. So, venture out to explore cities with romantic vineyards, exquisite architecture, and pristine beaches instead. Leave Paris behind […]

Need a Passport Fast? Here is How to Get 1

Need a Passport Fast? Here is How to Get 1

The Big Qs: Have you just realized your passport expired and you have a trip coming up? Did you just end up with some unexpected free time and you are looking to plan a vacation in the immediate future but do not have a passport yet? Either way, people often underestimate just how long it […]

New Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Supports ‘Soap for Hope’ Program

New Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Supports ‘Soap for Hope’ Program

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort has signed up to help save lives in disadvantaged communities, create livelihoods, and shield the environment by joining soap recycling program Soap for Hope. The 17-hectare five-star resort, which celebrated its grand opening in April last year, has joined forces with hygiene and cleaning solutions company Diversey to participate in […]

The Guide for Surviving Jet Lag

The Guide for Surviving Jet Lag

All of us who travel by air know that nothing ruins a good day of business or vacation faster than falling asleep in the middle of a meeting, meal or waking up hours past Sunrise. Jet lag is a problem that plagues even the most experienced of travelers, but there are ways to fight against […]

2020: An Art Lover’s Guide to Marrakech

2020: An Art Lover’s Guide to Marrakech

Marrakech’s latest designation as the 1st African Capital of Culture 2020 should come as no surprise to anyone who has walked through the city’s UNESCO-listed medina or heard the sounds of Midnight drum circles in Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. The 1000 yr old metropolis is a living museum of Moorish traditions but in recent years, the city […]

2020: TSA Rules All Air Travelers Should Know

2020: TSA Rules All Air Travelers Should Know

No 1 likes being held up at airport security because someone forgot to take off their shoes. Help make this process go faster by knowing the rules and regulations before you go. Chances are, you already know basic TSA regs, so the focus here is on some lesser-known rules for air travel. You will look like a […]

2020: Places to Go in This New Year

2020: Places to Go in This New Year

The New Year brings with it the promise of great adventures. Here is our list some up-and-coming Top destinations to visit in Y 2020, as follows: Antananarivo, Madagascar Antananarivo, Tana for short is Madagascar’s capital and largest city is home to rugby, incredible wildlife, and tours of the natural environs just beyond city limits. The […]

REAL ID: What It is, How to Get It

REAL ID: What It is, How to Get It

Only about 42% of Americans have a passport. That number has gone up in the last 20 years. In Y 1997 only 15% of Americans had 1. Now more than 50% of Americans are rely on their driver’s license as identification when they take a domestic commercial flight, that may be about to change. Americans […]

Our World is Big, Wonderful and Wild

Our World is Big, Wonderful and Wild

We live in a big, wonderful world with many terrifying and mysterious places, places just waiting for the next death defying traveler go to visit. From Hell-themed amusement parks to islands covered with snakes, below are some of the scariest places in the world, as follows; North Yungas Road, Bolivia The path from La Paz to […]

The Most Anticipated Hotel and Resort Openings in Asia in 2020

The Most Anticipated Hotel and Resort Openings in Asia in 2020

Banyan Tree Krabi Singapore-based Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, one of Asia’s foremost luxury hotel groups, has announced plans to open a new resort in Krabi in the second quarter of 2020. Currently under development in a serene location on Tubkaek Beach, a scenic 45-minute drive from Krabi Airport, Banyan Tree Krabi fronts powdery white sands […]

January 2020’s Big Festivals

January 2020’s Big Festivals

We are now in the New Year and what better way to celebrate the start of the year than checking out some of the big events around the world. Below are 4 big events to check out in January, as follows; 2020 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 20 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY / MELBOURNE Celebrating 108 yrs of […]

When in Paris These are the Things ‘Not’ to Do

When in Paris These are the Things ‘Not’ to Do

As one enters the French capital, a wave of excitement and enthusiasm drives us to experience it all as soon as we can. With elements of romance and extravagance weaved into the cafés and bars that line the Seine and the city’s elegant tree lined boulevards, the sophisticated capital is one of the world’s greatest […]

Luxury Trains Channel the Golden Age of Travel

Luxury Trains Channel the Golden Age of Travel

Luxury trains channel the Golden Age of Travel. There iss something undeniably romantic about falling asleep to the rhythmic sound of the wheels clacking over iron rails and waking up to sun streaming through the window that provides a new but equally fabulous view every morning. If money’s no object for your next vacation, these […]

Small Towns in the US Celebrating the Holidays

Small Towns in the US Celebrating the Holidays

Every town across the US has its way of celebrating the Holidays, check out these American towns that do it up in special ways, as follows: Leavenworth, Washington Love the idea of the world-famous Christmas Markets in Germany, but most are not able to get to Europe over the holidays. Head to Leavenworth, a tiny […]

White Christmas, Our Favorite Cities Covered in Snow

White Christmas, Our Favorite Cities Covered in Snow

It is that time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when gray clouds gather and drop the 1st snow flakes of the season. So, let us take a few minutes appreciate the wonder and magic a good snowfall can bring. Whether you live in a cold place or not, enjoy these pictures of our favorite cities covered […]

The World’s Largest Natural Ice Skating Rink

The World’s Largest Natural Ice Skating Rink

For next-level skating, you will want to travel to Ottawa, Canada this Winter. Each year, the Rideau Canal, which runs through the city center, freezes over enough to form the world’s largest natural ice rink—stretching 4.8 miles from Downtown Ontario to man-made Dow’s Lake. Access is free, and visitors can explore over 6 sqm of frozen […]

Balloons Over Bagan Marks Milestone in the Sky

Balloons Over Bagan Marks Milestone in the Sky

Myanmar’s favorite travel experience celebrates its 20th anniversary Look at any travel story or poster promoting tourism in Myanmar and chances are it will feature one of two iconic images – the shimmering golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda, or a hot-air balloon drifting celestially over the ancient temples of Bagan at sunrise.  While Shwedagon is […]

‘Paradise Sails’ to Set Sail in Halong Bay

‘Paradise Sails’ to Set Sail in Halong Bay

Premier cruise outfit on Vietnam’s most famed natural attraction repositions original fleet Paradise Cruises, creator of the most luxurious overnight cruise experiences on storied Halong Bay, will usher in 2020 with the launch of a cruise dedicated to Vietnamese culture. To pay homage to the traditional wooden junk synonymous with UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay, […]

Terrific Day Trips From Paris

Terrific Day Trips From Paris

If you can manage to pull yourself away from Paris for a day, these are the quick getaways to check out. Whether you are in Paris for a few days or a few weeks, there will always be beaucoup de possibilités for endless enjoyment in the City of Lights. In fact, it’s generally quite difficult to pull yourself away from the […]

Countries With the Strictest Travel Requirements

Countries With the Strictest Travel Requirements

Yes, traveling is fun, but it is not always easy. Delayed flights, lost luggage, and bad weather are all things you’ll end up contending with if you travel often. That is all assuming you can even get to the place you want to visit in the 1st place. Some travelers are fueled by the desire to see everything, […]

The Places to Vacation This Winter

The Places to Vacation This Winter

Whenever the cold weather swings around, our travel daydreams tend to fluctuate between 2 different types of vacations: Winter wonderlands and tropical beaches. If you experience bipolar pangs of wanderlust, then you are in luck, as we have rounded up some of the best Winter vacations to take this season, divided equally between cold- and warm-weather destinations. Here […]

Ways to Deal With Jet Lag

Ways to Deal With Jet Lag

The Key to dealing with jet lag is to 1st understand why it happens. Both the underlying cause and the basic cure for jet lag are dependent upon a natural body process called the circadian rhythm. Your circadian rhythm regulates your 24-hour sleep-wake cycle. When you travel through different time zones, your circadian rhythm gets […]

Next Time You Plan a Vacation, Take the Train

Next Time You Plan a Vacation, Take the Train

Next time you are planning to take a vacation, consider investing more time and make the journey part of the adventure, and travel by rail and you will be surprised at just how much more you will see. Below are 5 train routes in the US to consider, as follows: Pacific Surfliner If you do […]

The Reverie Saigon Charts the City’s Food Scene with Hidden Saigon

The Reverie Saigon Charts the City’s Food Scene with Hidden Saigon

Vietnam’s only Leading Hotel of the World deepens guests’ access to authentic experiences with a new culinary adventure Vietnam (Dec. 10, 2019) – The Reverie Saigon is spicing up its bespoke foodie offerings with the launch of guided excursions designed to help travellers navigate Ho Chi Minh City’s multi-layered food scene – peeling the richness […]

The 70th Anniversary of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2020

The 70th Anniversary of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2020

 1950–2020: AN UNMATCHED TRADITION OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE Past Best of Show Winners to Return for 70th Anniversary of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2020 Features Include Early Electrics, Pininfarina, Porsche 917, and MoreJ.B. Nethercutt’s meticulous restoration of this 1930 duPont led to the 1st of his record 6 Best of Show wins at Pebble Beach and […]

Azerai Announces Third Property in Vietnam, Azerai Ke Ga Bay, to Open in Early 2020

Azerai Announces Third Property in Vietnam, Azerai Ke Ga Bay, to Open in Early 2020

Azerai Ke Ga Bay, a luxurious and secluded oceanfront retreat in southeastern Vietnam, is set to launch in early 2020 as the third property in Azerai Resorts’ growing portfolio. The property is scheduled to open April 1, 2020, with first bookings available online early in the New Year. The 55-room resort, which will succeed Princess […]

Azerai La Residence, Hue Unveils Newly Renovated Guest Rooms

Azerai La Residence, Hue Unveils Newly Renovated Guest Rooms

Azerai La Residence, Hue has opened the door on 39 newly renovated guest rooms and suites in the hotel’s east wing, marking the completion of the second phase of an extensive three-part refurbishment project that began last year. The new guest rooms feature updated aesthetics notable for their elegant and simple design, and brighter, more […]

Heritage Line Sets A Course For Sailing Bliss In Vietnam

Heritage Line Sets A Course For Sailing Bliss In Vietnam

New 10-berth vessel Ylang pioneers wellness cruising on beautiful Lan Ha Bay One of Asia’s leading boutique cruise operators, Heritage Line, is charting blissful new channels by launching the first ever wellness and mindfulness focused voyage on Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam. The limestone karst-studded seascape in the northern reaches of the Gulf of Tonkin […]

Heritage Line Pushes Boat Out With Special Offer on Mekong Journey

Heritage Line Pushes Boat Out With Special Offer on Mekong Journey

Heritage Line, one of Asia’s leading boutique cruise operators, is pushing out the boat by offering a huge discount on one of its signature lower Mekong journeys. An epic 7-day voyage linking Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s vibrant southern hub, and Siem Reap, the gateway to the iconic World Heritage temples of Angkor in Cambodia, […]

Take a Hike this Winter

Take a Hike this Winter

The snow is here for some, the opportunities for outdoor activities begin to change and we start thinking about swapping our surfboard for skis. Hiking is the perfect activity to enjoy alone, with friends or the family without having to worry about running into perilous snow conditions. It is also ideal for shaking off the Winter blues, […]

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