Beds in Space: Hotel Aurora Taking Reservations

Space travel

Space travel? It may still linger at a distance from anything we can imagine. Yet, the first-ever luxury space hotel was introduced recently during the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California. Named after the magical light phenomenon that illuminates the Earth’s polar skies, Aurora Station is being developed by Orion Span as the first fully modular space station to ever debut. Aurora Station will operate as the first luxury hotel in space. Read more »

Top Spots for Memorial Day and Summer 2018

As Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season at the end of this month, online booking engines are weighing in with what’s hot, what’s popular, what’s worth it and what’s not.  Read more »

Luxury Resorts in Grenada: Gold at Silversands

Luxury Resort Granada Silversands

Luxury resorts in Grenada may be few and far between, but for this Caribbean island, that is about to change. The super luxurious Silversands resort will become Grenada’s latest and most luxurious resort with 40 decked out suites and nine stunning residences when phase one of the new development opens this summer on Grand Anse Beach.  READ MORE ….

Vacation Inflation: Truth in Travel

truth in travel
By Christopher Elliott

It’s time to tell the truth about your last vacation — the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Was that hotel or vacation rental overrated? Did that five-star restaurant only deserve four stars — or less? Was the place too crowded, too expensive?

“Dad, it’s time to tell your readers the truth,” my 15-year-old son Aren exclaimed after a recent trip.

“What do you mean?” I asked incredulously. “Haven’t I been doing that all along?”

“No,” he said, “I mean the truth.”

Ah, the truth. Read more »

Affluent Travel is All About the Experience

Luxury travel experiences
A recent survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group reveals that luxury travelers are most interested in exclusive access and experiences, particularly VIP tours, private cars and drivers, and customized culinary experiences.

Similarly, a survey by Virtuoso of its agent network late last year showed the desire for experiences that foster genuine human connection is another key driver for today’s travelers. Travelers are asking for everything from reaching the edge of space in a MiG-29 flight in Russia, to herding cattle in Australia, to hosting a celebration in a private capsule aboard the London Eye. They also seek rare accommodations such as an igloo in Norway, a private castle all to themselves, and sleeping under the stars in the desert – no tent required. Read more »

Move Over Vegas. We’re Cruising to Alaska

Cruising alaska in summer

Amy Hurley of Boston cruised in Alaska in 2017 with three generations of her family. Outside of Ketchikan, she had a jaw-dropping moment – the kind you dream about in anticipation of a cruise to a bucket list destination.

“We saw four whales spiraling down to create a whirlpool to get food and jump up with their mouths open,” said Hurley, 50, a hospital fundraiser. “It’s rare, and we saw them do it four times. That was pretty amazing. Cruising is a great way to see Alaska.”

She is not alone in this opinion. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the number of cruise visitors to Alaska is expected to break records this year with 34 ships bringing more than 1.165 million passengers to the destination. Alaska will be hot next year as well, with 37 ships expected to bring more than 1.3 million passengers. Read more »