Why you should book a trip to Santiago now

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Santiago is hot — culturally… and in February.  One of my dear friends spent over 20 years travelling the world as a flight attendant and told me this place topped her list as a city she would move to when she retired.  After spending a few nights here, I know why.   Read more

Relax in Viña del Mar

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Viña del Mar is the summer hotspot for the whose-who of Santiago.  Spanish for “vineyard by the sea”, the breathtaking views of the indigo sea will not disappoint.  Most tourists plan a day trip to Viña, but the city is definitely worth an over-night visit – especially if you are looking to relax.   Read more

Once Upon a Time in Valparaiso, Chile

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If you are looking for a colorful place with so much to explore, Valparaiso is it.  This port city known for its artsy and bohemian feel has cool restaurants, shops and markets to explore.  If you are planning on spending time in Chile, Valparaiso is an easy drive from Santiago and is not too far from Viña Del Mar — another city with stunning views you will want to visit.   Read more

SLS South Beach Miami

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When Philippe Starck, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Nazarian and Chef José Andrés team up, the result is pretty incredible.  This luxurious 140-room, South Beach hotel is inspired by Louis XV’s mistress, Madame de Pompadour, and offers instagram-worthy sophistication with playful and naughty twists.   Read more

10 Ways to Get Upgraded to First Class

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So, you want to get upgraded to first class on your next flight?  Here are 10 things you can do to increase your chances that will most likely have you saying ‘goodbye’ to your seat in economy. Read more

Moroccan Medina and Souk Shopping 101

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The Medina is an intricate maze with spectacular things to see.  If you love shopping, the colourful offerings of the souks surrounding the Medina, and the stalls within it, are bound to catch your eye.

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The Eco-Luxurious Fellah Hotel

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While a lot of travelers opt for the Moroccan Riad experience, Fellah Hotel is an undeniably cool property with so much to appreciate and discover.  Located on the outskirts of Marrakesh in Tssoultante, your arrival will have you say to yourself ‘where am I?’ when your car doors open at the entrance and a cowboy emerges dressed in an army uniform to greet you and assist with your luggage. Read more

La Sultana Marrakesh Heritage Spa

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Marrakesh is an alluring place with so much to discover.  From the narrow alleys of the Medina to the cultural traditions, I knew my days would be spent going from one gem to another.  Moroccan beauty regimes have always intrigued me and, ever since the Western world’s discovery of argon oil, I wanted to find out what other secrets I might be able to borrow. Read more

A Morning at Jardin Majorelle

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Jardin Majorelle is a place that I have always wanted to visit. Strolling around the twelve-acre garden looking at the different varieties of cactai and plants, walking under a canopy of cascading flowers, while seeing bits of the Majorelle blue appearing through the spaces is exactly what I had envisioned. Read more

Welcome to Hotel Sahrai

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After a long flight, there is nothing better pulling up to your hotel, looking around, and just thinking ‘wow’.  Hotel Sahrai is a contemporary, boutique hotel that is so gorgeous, you will just want to wander around taking in the interior design and location.  Perched on a hill, it has a view of the Medina that will leave you lounging in silence and utter relaxation. Read more