Tag Archives: Luxury

What To Do With A Few Days In Santiago, Chile

I didn’t do a whole lot of research of what to do in Santiago before I got on a plane to go there because I didn’t have a whole lot of time to spend—just 2-and-a-half days and 2 nights. I showed up with a multitude of devices loaded with apps that I rely heavily upon when I travel (e.g. TripAdvisor); […]

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Travelers on a zodiac boat exploring the South Shetland Islands with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic on the Antarctica, South Georgia, Falkland Islands adventure

Antarctica — Land of Sea and Ice

On February 24, 2015, I posted this to social media: “I’m leaving Antarctica today. But not before stopping to see where Shackleton’s men lived before being rescued and seeing a leopard seal kill.” Rewriting this now, this post reads as fiction. But this type of experience truly is par for the course in the land […]

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Giraffe against sunset in Namibia

11 Reasons Why Namibia is One of Africa’s Most Awesome Countries

There was good reason that the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit was held in Namibia this year — it is a prime off-beat destination for desert adventure travel and sport. But this African jewel is emerging as a progressive leader in many other areas as well, under larger umbrellas, balancing tourism opportunities, conservation efforts and community development.  I loved […]

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Ornamental Russia: St. Petersburg — Image Gallery

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Halkidiki, Northern Greece

How to Experience Halkidiki — the Most Tranquil Region in Greece

Traveling to the islands of Greece is by far the most popular way to experience the beaches on the Aegean Sea. But north of Santorini and Rhodes, you’ll find a new way to explore the beaches of Greece on the coasts of Halkidiki — the birthplace of Aristotle. Here, there is no cultural, culinary, back-roads […]

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Aerial view of Porto Carras Resort in Halkidiki, Greece

Luxury Hotels in Northern Greece

There are accommodations in every price range, offering every level of inclusion or abandon, at nearly every destination around the world.  What makes a hotel stay outstanding instead of just good and fine is the level of attention to detail. At a macro level these standout details are things like over-sized towels, spacious and uncluttered […]

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Best Tea Houses in Chicago, Illinois USA

Great Teahouses of Chicago

One of the best ways to warm up in the very cold and Windy City of Chicago is with a spot of tea. The most beloved tea spots in the city: Russian Tea Time A seventeen year old Chicago landmark restaurant that never fails to impress locals and international tourists alike. Located in the heart of […]

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