Luxury Travel: Most Popular Articles
Find out what defines boutique hotels, see some nice examples, and decide if a boutique hotel is your style.
What defines great hotel service? What makes hospitality personnel five-star? Hospitality expert Eric Weiss on the rules of true luxury hotel service.
What defines a luxury hotel or resort? Here's what About Guide's to Luxury Travel thinks luxury hotels must offer and do.
Why some luxury travelers, especially those with American Express cards, join Inspirato with American Express, an elite vacation club.
The 10 best luxury dining restaurants in Vegas according to the Sin City dining critics who wrote EATING LAS VEGAS.
Paris, France, is a top luxury travel destination. Are you ready for love?
Why Sin City visitors are raving about The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a high-design luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
What are the best dining experiences in Mexico City? Here are the Top 10 restaurants and food places in
Pullman Rail Journeys, a luxury train with overnight sleeper cars, brings back old-time railroad travel. See who travels on the Pullman railroad.
How to connect with Regal Princess, a glittering mega-cruise ship, and find cruise deals.
See if you agree with our picks for the world's top 10 best luxury travel destinations and vacation places, old and new.
Is a private jet in your luxury travel plans? Here's everything you were wondering about private jet flights & private jet flights. Page 2.
Luxury travel is never cheap travel. But here are a dozen proven ways to stretch your travel budget and make upscale vacations more affordable.
Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Thailand is a luxury resort hotel that travel magazines rave about. See why.
How to get into hotel club floor rooms and enjoy their VIP lounges. Club floors cost more. See if the upgrade would be worth it to you.
Traveling lighter means traveling happier. Here's how to pack light and fly carryon only.
A 60-foot-long whale shark will tell you you're not the center of the universe. See what it's like to jump in and swim with whale sharks in Cancun.
Where should you eat in Cancun? Here, American dining critics round up Cancun's best restaurants. Yum.
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What can hotels do better? What hotel trends make you crazy? (Bolted-in hangers, MIA wakeup calls?) Here's a fun look at hotel service, good and bad.
St. Lucia, a stunning Caribbean island, is a luxury travel magnet. Here's a one-Web-page guide to St. Lucia upscale vacations.
The Ritz-Carlton is a luxury hotel legend. See what makes it different from other five-star hotels, and decide if you'll like Ritz-Carlton.
The Virtuoso luxury travel network plans high-end vacations and gives its members hotel upgrades and other exclusive perks.
What is meant by grande dame hotels and grand hotels? Here's the definition of grand hotels.
The 5 best Quebec City restaurants, dining, and can't-miss eating experiences in French Canada's capital.
Premium economy airline seating: how much more comfortable are the seats, how much more it costs, and how you can get a Premium Economy ticket for a great price.
Luxury Link can get you great travel deals on luxury travel vacations. Here's how Luxury Link works.
A look at Zoetry Riviera Maya, a luxury all-inclusive resort, one of the Cancun area's best beach hotels.
The Point in upstate New York's Adirondacks is a tiny Relais & Châteaux hotel that provides an incredibly luxurious getaway.
Toronto-bound? Canada's exuberant, restaurant-obsessed First City is a foodie must-visit. Here's your Toronto dining cheat sheet.
Taking railroad trains in Italy is the way to finesse your Italian vacation travel.
All about PlaneClear, a company providing private planes and private jets for charter flights.
Do you have a travel bucket list? Here, writers from luxurytravel.about.com share their vacation fantasies and bucket lists.
Tired of learning the hard way in your travels? Here, luxury travel writers share their best travel tips to save you time, money, and heartache.
Tarquinia, Italy, is near Rome but un-touristy, with thrilling Etruscan history and spectacular art and architecture (and best-in-your-life pizza nearby).
A quick look at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, the former Ritz-Carlton, and the swanky clientele of this Florida beachfront luxury hotel.
Fort Lauderdale luxury travel in mind? Here are the best hotels, restaurants, festivals, casinos, shopping, and more top things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
A quick look at the famous Hotel Byblos, where celebrities and models stay and party in St. Tropez on the French Riviera.
Some pet-friendly hotels are truly pet-friendly. Others are faux-friendly. These hotels feel harass and overcharge pet owners. Here's how to find a truly pet-friendly hotel.
Los Cabos is a party magnet -- and a sophisto Mexico beach destination with world-class hotels, dining, spas, golf, whale-watching, and celeb-spotting.
Is the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris better than flying? Compare trains and flights, and find out how long the Eurostar train takes.
Are you a real luxury traveler, or just someone who likes fancy hotels? Here are the 12 tipoffs of luxury travel wannabes.
What advantages do luxury villa and home rentals have over luxury hotels, and which is right for your luxury vacation: a villa rental or a hotel stay?
New York City is a vacation legend. Have you been? Picture yourself in NYC's amazing hotels, restaurants, shops, and landmarks.
Description of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's top brands of luxury hotels.
Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury private and small-group tour company known as A&K.
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What travelers should know about Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil. Will you like this Sao Paulo luxury hotel?
Home exchanges and house swaps let you live like a local in a beautiful home in a top travel destination, with no hotel bills.
FInd out about the Florida beach, pool, spa, gym, and cabanas at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale luxury hotel.
Ritz-Carlton Seoul Hotel, in Gangnam, has Gangnam style! See if the Ritz-Carton will be your best place to stay in Seoul, South Korea.
W Union Square New York Hotel, a lively downtown NYC hotel at Union Square Park.
Cancun luxury travel? That's the name of the game these days. If you're wondering about luxury vacations in Cancun, the info is right here.
Monastero Santa Rosa is a beautiful luxury hotel on Southern Italy's Amalfi Coast near Positano and Ravello. Read about this unique, American-owned hotel.
Great dining is a good reason to get away to Revel hotel resort in Atlantic city, with excellent, varied restaurants and bars.
Wailea is the most upscale destination on Maui, with beachfront ultra-luxury hotels. Find out here which Wailea beach resort will be right for your Hawaii vacation.
Why the Fairmont luxury hotel and resort brand has become a reliable vacation choice for upscale travelers worldwide.
What the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance classic car show is, and why people love it.
The Westin New York Grand Central hotel offers NYC visitors great beds, a terrific restaurant and bar, good fitness options, and affordable rates. Check it out here.
India Hicks' insider travel guide to Harbour Island in the Bahamas, known for pink sand beaches, where this British-born model and designer lives.
Why is Tahiti, also called French Polynesia, a trophy luxury travel destination? Because there's no more tranquil place on Earth.
What defines all-inclusive hotels? Find out what's actually included, what the best all-inclusive hotels are, & decide if all-inclusive is your style.
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Sonesta Great Bay is a an all-inclusive, adults-only Caribbean beach resort in St. Maarten. See how nice its beach, pools, and spa are.
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has a secret. Find out why a Marriott hotel commands one of the very best locations in all of Maui, Hawaii.
The Crawford Hotel in downtown Denver is the talk of the town and the place to stay in Denver. Find out why.
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a unique travel destination, full of history and local color amidst the volcanoes of the Andes. Are you up for a luxury travel adventure?
Nizuc hotel near Cancun is one of the most spectacularly designed resorts in Mexico, or anywhere in the world. See what Nizuc Resort is like.
How to get to San Luis Obispo on California's Central Coast, and hotels to stay at in San Luis Obispo.
Live Aqua Cancun is an adults-only, all-inclusive luxury hotel, with sophisticated international dining and drinking.
Toto toilets are popular with luxury hotels and with luxury travelers. Find out what a TOTO toilet is and does.
Russian visas are a nightmare. Read how St. Peter Line Cruise lets you visit Russia without a visa.
Waldorf Astoria Naples, a luxury resort near, but not on, the beach on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Rooms and suites in MGallery Hôtel de la Cité in medieval Carcassonne, France.
Famous in the Fifties, Port Antonio, Jamaica is once again an exclusive vacation choice for entertainment A-listers.
Live Aqua Cancun is a great getaway hotel: easy (all-inclusive) and fun (but sophisticated).
No more lousy hotel rooms! Here's how to get the hotel or resort room or suite you really want.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has good food, and a lot of it. These are the best restaurants and places to eat in Rio.
The Langham, Chicago, boasts a great club floor and executive lounge. Find out what these elite services are like.
Bio of Nikki Neu, Vegas-based food and travel writer and contributor to luxurytravel.about.com.
Best reason to choose Turnberry Isle Miami: this resort has everything that active, athletic guests want (though kids and lovebirds like it too).
Congress Hall is a historic beachfront hotel and resort in Cape May, on the Jersey Shore. See if you'll like staying there.
Headed for the Jersey Shore? The Water Club at Borgata has great Atlantic City dining, a casino, spas, pools, designer shopping, and more.
The world's best ecotourism destinations for green travel and environmental nature vacations according to Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson.
A look at Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni, a 5-star luxury hotel in Bologna, Italy.
How to find a great villa for your luxury vacation? First, find a reputable agent.
Eat it and die happy: the eight-course tasting dinner at Oro restaurant in Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice.
Delicious fun in the sun: Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival 2014, March 13 thru 16.
The facts about Jetway Private Air, a private plane broker and charter service known for no-commitment jet use at competitive prices.
G2G, or Getaway 2 Give, is a luxury travel vacation club with great properties and built-in philanthropy. Members do good while having great vacations.
The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, is heaven for Hollywood collectibles, vintage clothes and celebrity sightings.
See why The Jefferson, a refined boutique hotel in the heart of Washington DC, is a favorite place for luxury travelers to stay in the District.
Hyatt 48 Lex Hotel, a modern boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan, has one of New York City's best hotel lounges.
A description of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, a New Mexico hot-springs retreat.
Find out why Relais & Chateaux hotels around the world are sought out by the most tasteful luxury travelers and gourmets.
A quick look at the Nines, a luxury hotel in Portland, Oregon.
The Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia is an experience you will never forget. See what incredible art awaits you at the Barnes.
Why Punta Mita, a beach resort on Mexico's Pacific Coast, has become a glam luxury travel destination for the jet set and golf players.
Napa Valley in Northern California is a luxury travel legend. Here's what visitors love about Napa: its best wineries, restaurants, hotels, and more.
Paul Gauguin luxury cruise passengers get to experience French Polynesia's rarely visited, out-of-the-way islands.
Everything you need to start planning your luxury travel vacation in Italy.
One great reason to visit St. Lucia in the Caribbean is its amazing chocolate and chocolate-related things to do.
Here's what Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica is like. Will you like this LA luxury beach hotel?
Ocean Key Resort, a family-friendly, four-star Key West hotel, has a sensational location right atop Mallory Square. Will you like Ocean Key?
Santa Fe is famous for great local New Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Here's where to eat informally, cheaply, and deliciously in Santa Fe.
House swaps are free! Find out about HomeChicHome.com, a no-cost site for global luxury home exchanges and upscale house swaps.
In Villas Veritas is known for fabulous luxury vacation villas and houses to rent in France, Italy, Caribbean, and more.
Vive Unique, a London-based villa and vacation home agent for luxury property rentals everywhere in the world.
Kensington Tours' is a luxury private tour company whose customized itineraries show the entire world to adventurous luxury travelers.
The convenient, safe Riviera Maya beach region in Mexico is a top getaway vacation destination, ideal for luxury travel visitors from North America.
Will you like Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, a luxury all-inclusive hotel on the beach in Mexico? Take this quiz!
The Pierre Hotel New York: what to expect at this elegant, pet-friendly, five-star NYC luxury hotel facing Central Park.
Headed to New York? Michael Jordan The Steak House serves amazing lunches and dinners in historic Grand Central Terminal. (Yes, that MJ.)
Bio of Max Jacobson, restaurant reviewer, Vegas critic, and Luxurytravel.about.com writer.
There are many good restaurants at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles.
Loews Hotel Philadelphia, an Art Deco landmark in the famed PSFS building, is a pet-friendly hotel in Philadelphia.
La Paz, Mexico is a peaceful alternative to Los Cabos. It has great hotels, amazing golf, modern marinas, and swimmable beaches.
Why take a luxury travel vacation in Quebec City, Canada? Quebec City is gorgeous and historic, with hotels and restaurants you'll love.
There are lots of reasons to plan a luxury travel vacation in sophisticated Torino, Italy. The Shroud of Turin isn't one of them.
Why buy Rail Europe tickets and Eurail Passes instead of local or national railroad tickets?
Canyon Ranch Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, is one of America's top wellness retreats, with spa and fitness options that are up to the legend.
Estiatorio Milos Miami is the best seafood and fish restaurant in Miami, and one of the best Greek and seafood restaurants in the United states.
Biography of Gerrie Summers, Brooklyn-based career journalist, music reporter, multicultural beauty editor at about.com, and luxury travel writer.
MGallery Hotel Papadopoli, set in a real Venice neighborhood, is ideal for visitors who want to feel like Venetians -- and not like Venice tourists.
Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe's most famous restaurant, is a legend. Now it boasts celebrity chef Eric DiStefano.
Get off the grid in luxury resort style at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa in Thailand.
Which islands are the best to visit in Tahiti, French Polynesia?
Jacada Travel is a private luxury tour company whose custom luxury tour itineraries are planned by experts on Africa and South America.
The world's top hotel brands tried to out-do one another by building spectacular luxury hotels in Toronto, Canada. Who won? Luxury travelers.
Description and photos of Eagle Island, a private island home and nature retreat off the Georgia coast, a vacation rental villa.
If you're a spa devotee, you will be dazzled by the diamond facial and other spa treatments created for Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace in Vegas.
Inflight beauty and health from Bahamas resident India Hicks: British model, Princess Diana bridesmaid, Crabtree & Evelyn designer.
Rtz-Carlton hotels are known for their cushy club floors. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui in Hawaii has a terrific club lounge. See if you'd benefit from a room upgrade to club floor status.
Chefs to the Max, a 2014 series of fab Vegas dinners kicking off on January 19th, will help injured critic Max Jacobson.
Radisson Blu Resort St. Martin has a beautiful beach, huge pool, good diving, and lots of other things to do.
Boy your cowboy boots where celebrities do, at Back at the Ranch, a luxury cowboy boot store in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The coolest place to stay in Stockholm, Sweden, is Nobis Hotel. But will you like it? Read this and decide.
Save money when you fly! You don't have to pay airline baggage-check fees if you follow these eight ingenious tips.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico is an inspired luxury travel destination, with incredible hotels, dining, museums, and galleries, and a spectacular Southwestern landscape.
Dining and restaurants at Palace Hotel Tokyo, a top luxury hotel in Japan.
Why stay at Windsor Court Hotel? Because it's New Orleans' best hotel, with great rooms, food, views, and service that makes guests feel important.
Vancouver is filled with great dining and top chefs. Here, a well-known food critic picks the best restaurants in Vancouver, Canada.
Dental tourism means travel to places like Mexico, Costa Rica and Thailand for cheap root canals and tooth bleaching. See if dental tourism is safe.
Condesa DF Hotel's dining, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, nightlife in Mexico City.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, a bargain Chicago luxury hotel with dazzling design.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa created Nobu Restaurants and Nobu Hotels, and people around the world love them. Find out why Chef Nobu is a living legend.
Istria in Croatia: Unspoiled Village Europe Do you know Istria...yet? This arrowhead-shaped peninsula is the
Will Las Terrazas Be Your Vacation Style? You will probabl y like Las Terrazas if: You're a diver or snorkeler seeking easy
UNESCO World Heritage Sites are the real 1,000 places you must see. Find out about these amazing global cultural destinations.