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Subterranean treasure: Cenote Ik Kil near Chichen Itza

Subterranean treasure: Cenote Ik Kil near Chichen Itza


Exploring the Ancient History and Natural Wonders of Quintana Roo

by Sylvie Greil


Snorkeling with enormous turtles in warm, turquoise waters; scaling ancient jungle pyramids; exploring phantasmagorical sinkholes amid stalactites and stalagmites… the “Riviera Maya” feels a million worlds away. Continue reading “Top 7 Things to Do on Mexico’s Riviera Maya” »



Sunborn Barcelona Yacht Hotel

Sunborn Barcelona Yacht Hotel

The hottest hotel real estate in Barcelona is actually in the water: Sunborn Barcelona, the world’s first luxury yacht hotel of its kind, will soon debut at the Port Forum Marina, just north of the city.

Continue reading “Sunborn Yacht Hotel to Dock in Barcelona – Travel News” »



Abu Dhabi Airport GoSleep sleeping pods

Abu Dhabi Airport GoSleep sleeping pods


Power Nap in a Pod in Abu Dhabi


During your next layover at Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, chill out in one of their brand new sleep capsules designed by Uni in Finland. Abu Dhabi International Airport is now offering its transit passengers individual GoSleep pods right in the terminal, which transform from a chair into a bed, complete with sliding shade for privacy and noise reduction. As of November 2014, GoSleep Pods are also available at the Dubai International Airport at Terminal 3 in the the two Marhaba lounge locations. 

Continue reading “Abu Dhabi International Airport Debuts Sleeping Pods in Terminals – Travel News” »


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A Guide to the Home of the Masters Tournament

 

Augusta, Georgia, home of the Masters Tournament, has long been a mecca for golf lovers

Discover the history and culture of Augusta, Georgia

 


Every April, the golf world turns its eyes to the historic Southern town of Augusta, Georgia, when the Masters Tournament gathers top professionals from across the globe to battle for the sport’s most prestigious article of clothing — the green jacket. Continue reading “Exploring Augusta, Georgia” »



Boeing's Sky Interior as debuted at flydubai airlines

Boeing’s Sky Interior as debuted at flydubai airlines


Air travel need not be an insufferable purgatory between heaven and earth — and with this airline’s in-flight entertainment offerings, it won’t be.


Dubai’s low-cost airline, flydubai, is the first carrier in the world to show HD movies from all six major Hollywood studios.

Continue reading “Flydubai Offers HD Movies from All Major Hollywood Studios – Travel News” »


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The exterior of a Dassault Falcon 2000

The exterior of a Dassault Falcon 2000


Lufthansa Private Jet, German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s charter service, is offering direct flights to more than 1,000 destinations within Europe, the Russian Federation and North Africa, along with 6,000 North American destinations.


On board Lufthansa Private Jets, which can be booked on short notice, passengers can enjoy catering and entertainment suited to their personal preferences. On the ground, Lufthansa Private Jet guests will be chauffeured to and from the airport via limousine service and will have access to VIP services and First Class lounges at all major departure and arrival airports.

Continue reading “Lufthansa Private Jet Service – Travel News” »



The lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

The lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco


No Nonsense Luxury Hotel in San Francisco


Enjoying a convenient SoMa location just blocks from Union Square, the Four Seasons San Francisco offers a retreat for both business and leisure travelers. Guests enter from Market Street or a quiet cul-de-sac, then check in with the personable staff at the fifth-floor lobby, granting them access to all the hotel’s impressive features, such as the luxurious accommodations, 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space located on the floor just below and 127,000 square feet dedicated to fitness and wellness on the second and third floors. The 277 guest rooms and suites provide guests with creature comforts such as down duvets and pillows, thick terry bathrobes, twice daily housekeeping, an iHome alarm clock, multi-line phone with voicemail, in-room safe, refrigerated private bar, Wi-Fi and floor-to-ceiling windows. On-site amenities include a 75-foot junior Olympic pool, a 24-hour business center, a private art collection of 90+ works and MKT Restaurant – Bar. The menu features a local, California-inspired cuisine of steaks and small plates, as well as artisanal cocktails, craft beers and California wines.

Continue reading “Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco – Review” »



Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles, California

Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles, California


Defining Paso Robles


On October 9th, 2014, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published a final ruling establishing 11 new viticultural sub-areas nested within the greater Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. The decision marks the conclusion of a seven year process that will help to better define the diversity of Paso Robles’ wine region, which until this ruling had existed as the largest undivided AVA in California.

  Continue reading “Paso Robles Establishes 11 New Viticultural Areas” »



The beautiful city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic

The beautiful city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic


The European Capital of Culture

Welcome to the Czech Republic, “The Land of Stories.” At least that’s the line from the tourism board – the truth of this former Soviet Bloc region is much more nuanced. Take for example Pilsen, the official home of Pilsner, that light Czech-style golden pale lager that is so well known. This rich and vibrant city boasts an evocative history full of kings, tyrants and a constantly transforming government and people; some buildings are still peppered with bullet holes from World War II, while others hold their centuries-old charm with a boundless grace.

  Continue reading “Pilsen, Czech Republic – Exploring Beer and Culture in the Land of Stories” »



Achaval-Ferrer looks to push the envelope when it comes to Argentine Wine

Achaval-Ferrer looks to push the envelope when it comes to Argentine Wine


Does Robust Red Wine From Argentina Age Well?

 


Santiago Achaval knows personality when he tastes it – especially when those same characteristics are repeated year after year in bottles of his Argentine Achaval-Ferrer wine. A good wine has a “sense of place,” or terroir, meaning astute tasters can often determine a wine’s growing region (and sometimes even year) just by the taste. Grapes offer the uncanny ability to take on the characteristics of their geology, geography and climate, and express those same characteristics year after year when tasted. It’s part of what makes winemaking such a personal experience for growers like Achaval.

 

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