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Top 7 Things to Do in Pasadena When You're Not Watching the Rose Parade or the Game

updated at 02/18/2020 in Pasadena
All eyes are on this SoCal city every New Year’s Day for two of America’s most iconic annual events. Pasadena, California plays host to the back-to-back morning Rose Parade and afternoon Rose Bowl Game. The game is one of the major bowl games in college football, but the Rose Parade that precedes it is truly one-of-a-kind. The Rose Parade dates back to 1890. Pasadena...

Paris Landmark Hotel Re-Opens after $200-million Renovation

updated at 02/18/2020 in Paris
When you renovate a palatial, historic landmark on one of the most famously elegant squares in one of the most fabled travel destinations in the world, there's a lot at stake.The Hotel de Crillon has dominated Paris' storied Place de la Concorde since the 1700's. Originally the Parisian home of the illustrious Count de Crillon, the palace has been the...

Think Overwater Villas are the Height of Exotic Luxury Travel? Try This UNDERwater Villa

updated at 02/18/2020 in Maldives
It puts new meaning into being immersed in the local natural beauty. The pristine waters of the Maldives are epic, surrounding one of the world's most romantic, remote and legendary tropical eco paradise destinations. Now you can sleep alongside your sweetheart or family as well as the rich marine life that animates the waters of these tiny islands in the Indian Ocean. Conrad...

The Hotel that made Copacabana Famous

updated at 02/18/2020 in Rio de Janeiro
Some hotels help define their destinations.   Not only with an historic pedigree, but with a location that makes them central to the local lifestyle.The Belmond Copacabana Palace helped create the mystique of Rio de Janeiro that thrives even today.Imagine a time when Rio’s now-epic beaches were unused and unfashionable. In the 20’s, Brazil’s upper classes lived in the cooler elevations of...

Where's the Best Place to Spend a Day at Sea on the Seabourn Ovation?

updated at 02/18/2020 in Anywhere
Everyone who sails on Seabourn finds their favorite niches and idyllic space on board. We compare notes with each other and other guests. For some, it's Seabourn Square, the community 'living room' on board, where morning coffees are crafted by baristas, greetings exchanged between guests, and guests meet with guest services in their open concept lounge. For others, it's one of Seabourn's...

High-Flying Winter Luxury at Whistler Blackcomb

updated at 02/18/2020 in Whistler
Canada's Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia has been rated top in North America for the third year in a row.  The mountain and lifestyle are already legendary for skiers and riders, but Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is upping the ante this winter with high-flying luxury helicopter mountain adventures that will give you epic memories and stories...

Video: Fogo Island Inn: Daring Design meets Ancient Fishing Community

updated at 02/18/2020 in Newfoundland and Labrador
In colorful Newfoundland turn of phrase, you might say that Fogo Island is far away from far away. The island is remote; only accessible by ferries and helicopter flights that defy dramatic weather and waves to drop visitors on a a rocky outpost in the North Atlantic that until recently was a centuries-old, declining fishing community. This is not where...

'Glamping' in Laos: Luxury Tented Villas are a Rosewood Resort First

updated at 02/18/2020 in Laos
Laos may be one of the last, best-kept secrets in South-East Asia. Now, travelers looking for an immersive vacation in the unspoiled environment, unique culture and French-Laotian heritage of Laos have the perfect ultra-luxury destination: the tented villas of the new concept Rosewood Luang Prabang.It's Rosewood's second resort in Southeast Asia – and its very first world-wide to feature tented...


3 Reasons to Book Off-Season Travel

updated at 02/18/2020 in Anywhere
Experienced travelers know there’s a code when it comes to travel seasons. High season, low season, shoulder season and off season – your choice of travel season can make a big difference to your travel experience. Is there a perfect time to travel? Well, there are at least 3 good reasons to take ‘off’ season trips. Here’s why.By: Lynn Elmhirst, Producer / Host,...