Louvre Abu Dhabi: Finding Art in the Gulf

Osman Hamdi Bey’s A Young Emir Studying

In a kind of “move over Mona” moment the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened with much fanfare this week to put Abu Dhabi on the world cultural map and put focus on artistic treasures that extend far beyond the bounds of Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile. Read more »

Travel Most Desired; Roads Less Taken

Nordic landscapes in Iceland

Nordic landscapes in Iceland

What’s ahead for travel in 2018? A peek at Virtuoso’s 2018 Luxe Report shows there is no end to the hunger for unspoiled natural beauty and luxury immersion, experiential travel when it comes to the tastes of the traveling American public. Read more »

Luxury Address in Andalucía: Finca Cortesin

Luxury Hotel Malaga Spain

Traveling to Andalucía is its own reward. Staying at a luxury resort in Andalusia with Michelin star dining, some of the best golf and spa options in Spain, and accommodations created by a designer of palaces, well, that is something else entirely. As luxury hotel in Andalucía you might say Finca Cortesin is in a class without equals. READ MORE …

Shopping Trips: Stay and Pay at these Iconic Hubs

Shopping travel vacations

With the holiday season just around the corner, seven fabulous shopping destinations around the globe can turn Christmas shopping into the perfect vacation. Suggestions by Booking.com offer ways to quell shopping addictions while solving holiday gift needs with some very tempting and immersive shopping destinations. Read more »

Travel Stocking Stuffers – Wrap ‘em Up

Christmas travel packages

Santa in the Desert

Imagine a Christmas Eve fantasy come to life, complete with holiday dinner served in-person by Santa’s merry elves, plus $2,000 in shopping mad money, a private movie screening just for friends and family, bedtime stories with cookies and milk presented by the elves, a private breakfast with Santa, a keepsake family photo (ugly sweaters encouraged), and of course, a towering, brilliantly-decorated in-suite Christmas tree. Read more »