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Staying Places: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Staying Places: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

They had us at the view. Our room wasn’t quite ready at check-in, so we sipped chilled South African bubbly in the Leopard Bar – on the house, of course. The Leopard Bar must be one of the best bars...

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Insider’s View: Pure BLISS

Insider’s View: Pure BLISS

With the arrival of the Bliss, Norwegian has definitely raised the bar and is providing a solidly upscale onboard experience. This is a really elegant and sophisticated ship with special public spaces that offer a true sense of luxury –...

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A Regal Reception Awaits at Pestana Palace Lisboa 

A Regal Reception Awaits at Pestana Palace Lisboa 

Looking for some royal treatment? The five-star, ultra-elegant Pestana Palace Lisboa, one of The Leading Hotels of the World, is the regal retreat you need. Simply driving through the imposing stone front gates is a special moment but when a...

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Club Med & Lacoste Announce A Partnership And Contest

Club Med & Lacoste Announce A Partnership And Contest

Club Med has just announced a Canadian partnership with French clothing company, Lacoste. Known for its premium services and upscale experiences, Club Med is an expert in delivering premium sports vacations, with up to 15 sports and activities to choose...

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River Cruising As You Like It

River Cruising As You Like It

Sail, walk, bike, hike, explore… Enjoy your choice of active discoveries aboard the Avalon Felicity The late afternoon light must have looked the same to him, I thought, and irises, after all, are still irises, no matter what century they’re...

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Immersed and Embraced by Portugal

Immersed and Embraced by Portugal

From the Fado clubs of Lisbon, to the Crayola-bright towers of the Pena Palace at Sintra, Portugal enfolds you in a welcome so warm – bem vinda – you’ll find it hard to leave. It’s not often you meet someone...

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Finding Peace and Love on Ibiza & Formentera

Finding Peace and Love on Ibiza & Formentera

Our world has drifted frighteningly far from the flower power vibe of the 60s, but if you’re longing for a return to the hippies, I know where to find them. They’re on the sunny, relaxed Balearic Islands of Ibiza and...

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The Return of the Queen: Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel

The Return of the Queen: Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel

When a Vancouver developer bought Victoria’s historic Empress hotel in 2014 and announced plans to restore the landmark property, locals held their collective breath. What would become of their beloved hotel that has entertained countless royalty and celebrities and where...

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Making Waves on the Seine

Making Waves on the Seine

In the world of travel, it’s all about more: how to fit more guests on a ship, squeeze more people into a plane, take more travelers onto tours. There’s even a sexy financial catchphrase to describe this phenomenon: economy of...

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Céad míle fáilte… A hundred thousand welcomes

Céad míle fáilte… A hundred thousand welcomes

Dublin, Ireland’s captivating capital city, packs a powerful historic punch while embracing the new and trendy in an eclectic mix of brimming-with-personality attractions. One of the friendliest cities in Europe, it has the advantage of being big enough to be...

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