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A Quiet Corner of the French Riviera    pool.jpg   By:   Mary Winston Nicklin

Take off on the ultimate escapade to less-traveled parts of the French Riviera to kick back and relax. View

April 24, 2014


April 23, 2014 | News

Want to meet author Patricia Schultz? Want to learn all about opera in some of the countries that inspired the greatest composers? Take a look at... more >>


April 23, 2014 | News

Dining out in Tuscany's tourist centres can be a pricey business, but once you get into the rural areas you can find some of the region's delicious... more >>


April 23, 2014 | News

Ask the Experts: our Vienna expert advises a reader on suitable restaurants and bars in which to celebrate a milestone birthday. more >>


April 22, 2014 | News

The renovation program involved refurbishment, extensions and many new features, like fully restored rooms and suites, one Michelin-starred... more >>


April 22, 2014 | News | By Mary Winston Nicklin

The landmark hotel unveils the results of its year-long renovation program. more >>


April 22, 2014 | News | By Mary Winston Nicklin

In the privacy of the Ray Charles Suite at the Parisian palace hotel, drink cocktails while listening to a piano concert. more >>


April 4, 2014 | Deal

​The Beau-Rivage Palace is offering a Easter package for guests staying between April 11 and 27 that includes egg hunts, visits from the Easter... more >>

April 2, 2014 | Deal

In London, the Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments has a special Spring Family Break offer that includes accommodations in one of the property’s deluxe... more >>


March 18, 2014 | Deal

The Turkish hotel offers plenty of activities for a swank honeymoon—think samplings of local wine (from the hotel’s vineyards) in the private... more >>

March 5, 2014 | Deal

Dromoland Castle is offering two Easter holiday packages, available April 17 – 27. more >>

ashford castle, ireland

February 24, 2014 | Deal

As it prepares to reopen from its first stage of renovation next month, Ashford Castle is offering a midweek two-night package to welcome guests back. more >>


February 7, 2014 | Deal

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris has launched a new luxury shopping experience with a package that includes VIP access to Printemps Haussman, a top... more >>

The Douro River Valley is considered to be the center of Port Wine production.

April 8, 2014 | Article | By Susan J. Young

Quaint destinations in France, Germany, Austria and Portugal await river cruisers. more >>

April 8, 2014 | Article

Here’s a summary of some of the latest developments in the global hotel industry. more >>

The view from the Shangri-La Bosphorus is mesmerizing, where you can sit all day and watch boat traffic on the river.

April 8, 2014 | Article | By Mary Winston Nicklin

Dynamite cuisine, sophisticated nightlife and major international events like the Contemporary Istanbul art fair and Turkish Airlines Open contribute... more >>

Hotel Majestic Barrière’s Suite Majestic boasts a private rooftop terrace with a sun deck and swimming pool.

April 8, 2014 | Article | By Mary Winston Nicklin

The Riviera resort’s reputation for high-octane glamour stems from the annual Film Festival, when A-list stars and the pursuing paparazzi make the... more >>

Culinary Travel

February 28, 2014 | Article | By Meagan Drillinger

Cox & Kings is offering traveling gourmets a chance to interact and learn from MasterChef winners and contestants on a set of new cruise itineraries. more >>


February 28, 2014 | Article | By Mary Winston Nicklin

Paris has a new luxury tour company, offering insights into the unique world of French artisans. more >>


December 27, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

What could be better than taking a dip in a new destination? more >>


December 10, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

There's a reason it's called "The Isle of Beauty." more >>


November 22, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

From the catacombs to contemporary art, the French capital has a wealth of museums- literally something for everyone. more >>


November 13, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

Shangri-La has a prime Bosphorus location in one of my favorite cities on earth. more >>


November 5, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

A postcard-perfect wine route where you can taste extraordinary Gewurztraminers and Rieslings. more >>


October 28, 2013 | Blog | By Ruthanne Terrero

We try to live like a local; it took two tries, but we think we got it right the second time. more >>

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