Luxury Travel: Most Popular Articles
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.
What defines great hotel service? What makes hospitality personnel five-star? Hospitality expert Eric Weiss on the rules of true luxury hotel service.
Find out what defines boutique hotels, see some nice examples, and decide if a boutique hotel is your style.
Why some luxury travelers, especially those with American Express cards, join Inspirato with American Express, an elite vacation club.
What defines a luxury hotel or resort? Here's what About Guide's to Luxury Travel thinks luxury hotels must offer and do.
The 10 best luxury dining restaurants in Vegas according to the Sin City dining critics who wrote EATING LAS VEGAS.
What are the best dining experiences in Mexico City? Here are the Top 10 restaurants and food places in
Paris, France, is a top luxury travel destination. Are you ready for love?
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.
Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Thailand is a luxury resort hotel that travel magazines rave about. See why.
The Virtuoso luxury travel network plans high-end vacations and gives its members hotel upgrades and other exclusive perks.
The Point in upstate New York's Adirondacks is a tiny Relais & Châteaux hotel that provides an incredibly luxurious getaway.
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Tired of learning the hard way in your travels? Here, luxury travel writer share their best travel tips to save you time, money, and heartache.
How to get to San Luis Obispo on California's Central Coast, and hotels to stay at in San Luis Obispo.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has good food, and a lot of it. These are the best restaurants and places to eat in Rio.
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.
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.
Sutton Place Hotel Toronto is a bargain luxury hotel in pricey Toronto, offering good value for your Toronto hotel dollar.
Silverado Resort in Napa is committed to recreation and wellness, offering two famed golf courses, and a great spa, gym, and pools.
Traveling lighter means traveling happier. Here's how to pack light and fly carryon only.
Los Cabos is a party magnet -- and a sophisto Mexico beach destination with world-class hotels, dining, spas, golf, whale-watching, and celeb-spotting.
Where should you eat in Cancun? Here, American dining critics round up Cancun's best restaurants. Yum.
Santa Fe is famous for great local New Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Here's where to eat informally, cheaply, and deliciously in Santa Fe.
What is meant by grande dame hotels and grand hotels? Here's the definition of grand hotels.
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.
Live Aqua Cancun is a great getaway hotel: easy (all-inclusive) and fun (but sophisticated).
Tarquinia, Italy, is near Rome but un-touristy, with thrilling Etruscan history and spectacular art and architecture (and best-in-your-life pizza nearby).
The 5 best Quebec City restaurants, dining, and can't-miss eating experiences in French Canada's capital.
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Hotel Cinco is on one of Pacific Mexico's best surfing beaches, in Punta de Mita. Surfers, yoga babes, and other groovy types gather at Hotel Cinco.
Do you have a travel bucket list? Here, writers from luxurytravel.about.com share their vacation fantasies and bucket lists.
Luxury Link can get you great travel deals on luxury travel vacations. Here's how Luxury Link works.
St. Lucia, a stunning Caribbean island, is a luxury travel magnet. Here's a one-Web-page guide to St. Lucia upscale vacations.
Taking railroad trains in Italy is the way to finesse your Italian vacation travel.
Toronto-bound? Canada's exuberant, restaurant-obsessed First City is a foodie must-visit. Here's your Toronto dining cheat sheet.
Are you a real luxury traveler, or just someone who likes fancy hotels? Here are the 12 tipoffs of luxury travel wannabes.
Fort Lauderdale luxury travel in mind? Here are the best hotels, restaurants, festivals, casinos, shopping, and more top things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
All about PlaneClear, a company providing private planes and private jets for charter flights.
Why the Fairmont luxury hotel and resort brand has become a reliable vacation choice for upscale travelers worldwide.
The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, is heaven for Hollywood collectibles, vintage clothes and celebrity sightings.
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.
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.
A quick look at the famous Hotel Byblos, where celebrities and models stay and party in St. Tropez on the French Riviera.
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.
The facts about Jetway Private Air, a private plane broker and charter service known for no-commitment jet use at competitive prices.
No more lousy hotel rooms! Here's how to get the hotel or resort room or suite you really want.
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.
What are parador hotels and why do visitors to Spain rave about them? Find out here and see some spectacular paradors.
A look at Zoetry Riviera Maya, a luxury all-inclusive resort, one of the Cancun area's best beach hotels.
Ocean Key Resort, a family-friendly, four-star Key West hotel, has a sensational location right atop Mallory Square. Will you like Ocean Key?
Why buy Rail Europe tickets and Eurail Passes instead of local or national railroad tickets?
One great reason to visit St. Lucia in the Caribbean is its amazing chocolate and chocolate-related things to do.
Headed for the Jersey Shore? The Water Club at Borgata has great Atlantic City dining, a casino, spas, pools, designer shopping, and more.
Why is Tahiti, also called French Polynesia, a trophy luxury travel destination? Because there's no more tranquil place on Earth.
A quick look at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, the former Ritz-Carlton, and the swanky clientele of this Florida beachfront luxury hotel.
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.
Description of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's top brands of luxury hotels.
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.
India Hicks' insider travel guide to Harbour Island in the Bahamas, known for pink sand beaches, where this British-born model and designer lives.
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Great dining is a good reason to get away to Revel hotel resort in Atlantic city, with excellent, varied restaurants and bars.
What is medical tourism, and why is it so popular? Would traveling for surgery, an operation, cosmetic procedures, or other foreign medical care work for you?
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.
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.
Toto toilets are popular with luxury hotels and with luxury travelers. Find out what a TOTO toilet is and does.
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?
Bio of Nikki Neu, Vegas-based food and travel writer and contributor to luxurytravel.about.com.
About Hotel La Reserve Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a French beach hotel with a great Basque restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury private and small-group tour company known as A&K.
A look at Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni, a 5-star luxury hotel in Bologna, Italy.
Chefs to the Max, a 2014 series of fab Vegas dinners kicking off on January 19th, will help injured critic Max Jacobson.
Live Aqua Cancun is an adults-only, all-inclusive luxury hotel, with sophisticated international dining and drinking.
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.
New York City is a vacation legend. Have you been? Picture yourself in NYC's amazing hotels, restaurants, shops, and landmarks.
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.
Delicious fun in the sun: Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival 2014, March 13 thru 16.
Home exchanges and house swaps let you live like a local in a beautiful home in a top travel destination, with no hotel bills.
A quick look at the Nines, a luxury hotel in Portland, Oregon.
Why Sin City visitors are raving about The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a high-design luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Biography of Gerrie Summers, Brooklyn-based career journalist, music reporter, multicultural beauty editor at about.com, and luxury travel writer.
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.
Here's what Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica is like. Will you like this LA luxury beach hotel?
The facts about 3RD HOME, an upscale yet low-cost vacation club for luxury home owners. Is it for you?
Dining, bars, restaurants at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, all-inclusive luxury beach hotel in Mexico.
Waldorf Astoria Naples, a luxury resort near, but not on, the beach on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Find out why Relais & Chateaux hotels around the world are sought out by the most tasteful luxury travelers and gourmets.
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.
Paul Gauguin luxury cruise passengers get to experience French Polynesia's rarely visited, out-of-the-way islands.
Bio of Max Jacobson, restaurant reviewer, Vegas critic, and Luxurytravel.about.com writer.
How to find a great villa for your luxury vacation? First, find a reputable agent.
Save money when you fly! You don't have to pay airline baggage-check fees if you follow these eight ingenious tips.
W Union Square New York Hotel, a lively downtown NYC hotel at Union Square Park.
Radisson Blu Resort St. Martin has a beautiful beach, huge pool, good diving, and lots of other things to do.
Napa Valley in Northern California is a luxury travel legend. Here's what visitors love about Napa: its best wineries, restaurants, hotels, and more.
Kensington Tours' is a luxury private tour company whose customized itineraries show the entire world to adventurous luxury travelers.
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?
The Pierre Hotel New York: what to expect at this elegant, pet-friendly, five-star NYC luxury hotel facing Central Park.
The convenient, safe Riviera Maya beach region in Mexico is a top getaway vacation destination, ideal for luxury travel visitors from North America.
Hyatt 48 Lex Hotel, a modern boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan, has one of New York City's best hotel lounges.
Best reason to choose Turnberry Isle Miami: this resort has everything that active, athletic guests want (though kids and lovebirds like it too).
Why stay at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace in Las Vegas? Because it's an enclave of privacy and exquisite service, with the sensational Nobu restaurant Las Vegas steps away.
Why you might want to stay in W St. Petersburg, a modern luxury hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia
All about Absolute Travel, a tour company that plans and leads private, guided luxury tours.
Jacada Travel is a private luxury tour company whose custom luxury tour itineraries are planned by experts on Africa and South America.
Rooms and suites in MGallery Hôtel de la Cité in medieval Carcassonne, France.
A description of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, a New Mexico hot-springs retreat.
Congress Hall is a historic beachfront hotel and resort in Cape May, on the Jersey Shore. See if you'll like staying there.
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.
Inflight beauty and health from Bahamas resident India Hicks: British model, Princess Diana bridesmaid, Crabtree & Evelyn designer.
What the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance classic car show is, and why people love it.
Wimco luxury villas are for rent everywhere, especially in St. Barths, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Vancouver is filled with great dining and top chefs. Here, a well-known food critic picks the best restaurants in Vancouver, Canada.
Where to stay in Prague? Corinthia Hotel has the Czech capital's best views and a penthouse pool.
Everything you need to start planning your luxury travel vacation in Italy.
Santa Fe, New Mexico is an inspired luxury travel destination, with incredible hotels, dining, museums, and galleries, and a spectacular Southwestern landscape.
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.
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.
Planning a Labor Day getaway or luxury travel weekend? Here are some insider tips and great Labor Day hotels.
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.
The Langham, Chicago luxury hotel offers guests the indulgent Chuan Spa, a great gym, and a lap pool.
Russian visas are a nightmare. Read how St. Peter Line Cruise lets you visit Russia without a visa.
Ritz-Carlton Hotels are renowned for their great service. What do these luxury hotels do to make their guests so happy?
La Paz, Mexico is a peaceful alternative to Los Cabos. It has great hotels, amazing golf, modern marinas, and swimmable beaches.
Description and photos of Eagle Island, a private island home and nature retreat off the Georgia coast, a vacation rental villa.
Famous in the Fifties, Port Antonio, Jamaica is once again an exclusive vacation choice for entertainment A-listers.
The world's top hotel brands tried to out-do one another by building spectacular luxury hotels in Toronto, Canada. Who won? Luxury travelers.
Why take a luxury travel vacation in Quebec City, Canada? Quebec City is gorgeous and historic, with hotels and restaurants you'll love.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui is a beautiful resort for luxury travelers seeking a family, golf, or romantic vacation in Hawaii. Will you like it?
The Lexington Hotel NYC is historic yet right-now.
There are many good restaurants at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles.
Boy your cowboy boots where celebrities do, at Back at the Ranch, a luxury cowboy boot store in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale is a value-priced South Florida beachfront hotel with excellent restaurants.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is a modern, luxurious, five-star hotel right on the harbor. Read what makes this Baltimore's best hotel and one of the best weekend getaways on the US East Coast.
Which islands are the best to visit in Tahiti, French Polynesia?
Labor Day is a good time to check out a great American hotel, but so is any day.
Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe's most famous restaurant, is a legend. Now it boasts celebrity chef Eric DiStefano.
What travelers should know about Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil. Will you like this Sao Paulo luxury hotel?
Food-crazed Montreal is the birthplace of major culinary trends. Catch the gourmet wave at Montreal's best restaurants of all kinds, rounded up here.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, a bargain Chicago luxury hotel with dazzling design.
FInd out about the Florida beach, pool, spa, gym, and cabanas at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale luxury hotel.
Mexico City's best hotels are in the center of town, where you want to be. Here's the cream of the crop of luxury hotels in Mexico City.
Mike Hiller biography, meet About.com luxury travel writer, photographer, and golf expert Michael Hiller of Dallas.
To really see Asia, you can't miss these top sacred sites and holy temples in Asia. First: Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.