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Hawaii: Open for Business

As news of volcanic activity taking place in Hawaii continues to make headlines around the world, tourism officials have been scrambling to assure travelers that there is absolutely no reason at this time to change or alter your leisure or business plans. Important Note: Despite images of rolling lava and smoke coming out of Hawaii this week, the volcanic eruptions …

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Travel Guide: The Kentucky Derby

It’s not often you find tradition, sports, Southern charm and a really tasty bourbon drink in one place, but every year the Kentucky Derby meshes together all that and more for an unforgettable event that draws spectators from all over the world and transforms Louisville, Kentucky into a one huge party. The sound of thundering hooves has been the heartbeat …

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RCCL Announces Private Island Collection

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) will develop private islands around the world that will be marketed in a new “Perfect Day Island Collection.” The program will start with the upcoming relaunch of Bahamian private island CocoCay in September. Few other details of the initiative were released, other than RCCL expects to include islands in Asia, Australia and the Caribbean. The …

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Atlantis Resort Opens in China

Just in time for the lunar new year and the massively popular Spring Festival travel season, China is welcoming the new Atlantis, Sanya Hainan resort. Atlantis, Sanya Hainan is the first Chinese location for the iconic Atlantis brand—known for its over-the-top family activities and offerings—but the third member of the global Atlantis family, joining sister properties, Atlantis resorts, Paradise Island …

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Eurostar Launches London-Amsterdam Service

Eurostar has announced a new direct route from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which will launch on April 4. Tickets will go on sale from February 20, with the inaugural service taking place on the same day. The route travels direct from St Pancras station to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in around three hours. There will be two trains per day …

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For Lovers Only

Luxuriously romantic, stretching along a secluded beach, El Dorado Maroma, a spa resort by Karisma, is Mexico’s premier adults-only resort. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the resort’s Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows, a cluster of exclusive, private bungalows sitting right over the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach, are the only overwater bungalows in the region. Watch the sun rise and …

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Family, Go West!

We had a great response to our Vacation Spotlight featuring “Horseback Riding in Ecuador” two weeks ago, but readers kept asking for an equestrian vacation closer to home…So, saddle up!… An authentic horse and cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1946. Rated among the “Top Ten Colorado Dude …

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Wellness Travel Comes of Age

When 600+ wellness experts from 40+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, a uniquely insightful and global view of trends unfolds. That’s what transpired at the recent Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which brought together leaders from the travel, spa, beauty, fitness, nutrition, technology, medical and architecture worlds. Now, the organization released their top wellness trends for 2018 (and beyond). The group took …

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New Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Whether you’re a corporate traveler looking for a perfect base for a business meeting, or a luxury traveler looking for a new favorite vacation spot, there is something for everyone with this month’s new Small Luxury Hotels of the World members. The Adelphi Hotel: Saratoga Springs, New York State (Pictured above.) Victorian splendour meets cool elegance at this revitalised hotel in …

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Travel Guide: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will begin on February 9, 2018, with the closing ceremonies happening on February 25, 2018. In between there will be 102 events in seven different sports with the sports being divided between 15 different disciplines. Pyeongchang is located some 80 miles east of the country’s capital, Seoul, and about 60 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone …