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Top Walls Around The World

Adventure Travel, Luxury Travel, travel destinations, Walls April 19, 2018

You’ve undoubtedly heard talk of building a wall along the southern border of the U.S. While the effectiveness of a wall is debatable in the context of the 21st century, the topic calls to mind some famous walls built throughout human history. One of the best things about travel is it gives us the chance to reflect on where we are, where we’ve come from and where we’re going. Though the walls listed below are no longer used for their original purposes, they still hold great significance as symbols of heritage and a past that should not be forgotten. They remind us that boundaries divide, while travel unites.

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5 Bucket List Trips For Sports Fans

Adventure Travel, sports April 10, 2018

The excitement of March Madness has come and gone, but now that it’s safe to go outside again, the spring sports calendar is warming up. Even if you can’t make it this year, these are dream items to stick on your bucket list and resurrect each time the flowers start blooming again.

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Our Favorite Quick Island Getaways

travel tips, Luxury Travel, island getaways April 5, 2018

After another round of snowmaggedon, it seems like the warm weather might never arrive. But you really need to get out of the house and stop freezing, maybe even see solid ground. Fortunately, with these island getaways just a few hours’ nonstop flight from the major airports on the East Coast, you can get yourself to the warmth without too much trouble.


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Must See Stops For Your Trip to Ireland

Ireland, Adventure Travel, travel destinations April 3, 2018

 It’s a long way until next St. Patrick’s Day, but if you still have some partying left in you after the holiday, get yourself to the Emerald Isle for an authentic Irish cultural experience. With so many regions worth checking out, Ireland is best explored by car, either driving yourself or, better yet, with a driver-guide. Fly into Dublin in the east or Shannon in the west -- preclearing U.S. customs at either airport on the way home -- and circumnavigate the island for an enchanting journey through the land of St. Patrick.

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The Best Travel Destinations For Spring Bloom

Adventure Travel, natural phenomena, spring, travel destinations March 30, 2018

Depending on where you live, it might not yet be evident, but it is officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Soon enough, birdsongs will fill the air and everything will be in blossom. While there is an abundance of festivals celebrating the renaissance of greenery, these places’ blooms are among the best.

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Adventure Travel: Go Where the Wild Things Are

Adventure Travel March 19, 2018

Some of my most memorable trips have been those to places where I've been able to observe wild animals in their natural habitats. Last year I was fortunate to experience the Galapagos Islands, Tanzania, South Africa and Antarctica. 

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Top Dude Ranches

Adventure Travel, virtuoso amenities, Ranches March 8, 2018

After a long winter spent cooped up inside, it’s hard not to dream of open skies and lying out under the stars. The Western U.S. has a lot of great ranches where you can live out your cowboy fantasies and get your fill of the Great Outdoors. Descriptions courtesy of Virtuoso’s Best of the Best catalogue.

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Destination Spotlight: San Miguel De Allende

Luxury Travel, virtuoso amenities, Mexico March 6, 2018

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Spend any time in San Miguel de Allende, and you’ll quickly see why so many people expatriate there. Soon enough, you’ll want to move there too. By day or by night, the place is a work of art. Colonial charm emanates from the town center and spills onto green hillsides. At just over 6,000 feet of elevation and with an average temperature in the 60s Fahrenheit, walking into San Miguel feels like stepping into a dream. Fair warning, though, if you’re driving in -- especially at night -- navigating the narrow and sharply angled cobblestone streets can be more of a nightmare.

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A Culinary Adventure in Mexico City

restaurants, Luxury Travel, mexico city February 22, 2018

The way to the heart of Mexico City is through your stomach. Boasting several restaurants ranked among the best in the world, the sprawling megalopolis is best experienced through its many flavors. It doesn’t hurt that the exchange rate is about 18.50 pesos to the dollar, enabling budget-conscious travelers to eat like royalty.

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Tips For Flying With Your Kids

travel tips, Luxury Travel, kids travel February 20, 2018


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Every detail is taken care of. The resort is gorgeous, full of activities for the whole family and you can’t wait to hit the beach for some fun in the sun. Or you have an itinerary packed with great tours such as scavenger hunt at the Louvre in Paris or following in the footsteps of Harry Potter in London. Yes, every hour is accounted for to keep the kids entertained on your family vacation.

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