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Category Archives: Luxury

Hotel de la Paix – Siem Reap, Cambodia: Understated Elegance with a Social Conscience

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Siem Reap, Cambodia is a dream destination for many – just a few kilometers away are the mythical, mysterious, awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat, World Heritage site and one of the Wonders of the World. A journey to Angkor is a must for serious world travelers, right up there with the Pyramids of Egypt and Machu Picchu. Hotel de la Paix is a modern respite of luxury in the shadows… Read More

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The Eugenia – Bangkok, Thailand: Old-World Charm and Luxury in Heart of City

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The Eugenia is old-fashioned Bangkok at its best: an old world style architectural beauty, is embodied in a late 19th-century colonial-style house, charmingly decorated and tastefully furnished in the heart of down town Bangkok. The Eugenia was inspired by the owner’s 83-year-old Vietnamese lady friend, whom we shall call Eugenia and her sense of chic and sophistication and, gracious living. She could well be the human embodiment of The Eugenia… Read More

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Governor’s Residence – Yangon, Myanmar: A Step Back into Burma’s History

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The former land of Burma is shrouded in history, mystery and controversy. Due to its oppressive government, Myanmar is one of the least-visited Southeast Asian countries – a shame, as it has much to offer in beauty, people, culture and traditions. International flights arrive in the capital city of Yangon, a colonial city whose skyline is dominated by the massive, gold-domed Shwedagon Pagoda. For a taste of the historical Rangoon,… Read More

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Sri Panwa Resort: Live like a Rock Star in Phuket, Thailand

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I should clarify: live like a rock star who wants privacy and seclusion, along with opulence and unfailing service. The rock star who wants to get away from it all in a place surrounded by gorgeous natural beauty and where he can be left to his own devices; if everyone knows your name and face here, it’s simply because they do with all of the guests who are treated like… Read More

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Honolulu Luxury: Pohaku Massage and High Tea

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You do not have to go far to experience luxury in Honolulu. My day of pampering began with an oceanfront breakfast at House Without a Key. While the restaurant draws tourists and locals alike every night with Hawaiian music and classic hula they also offer an amazing breakfast.

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Learning to Ski At Timberline

If you want to get your little ones out on the slopes for the first time or they need a skiing 101 refresher, Timberline can’t be beat. 

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Vancouver: Washington’s Debt to the Humble Beaver

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Imagine prairie grasslands and oak savannas surrounded by forests of Douglas fir. Lewis and Clark saw pristine wilderness when they reached Washington’s frontier. Although Capt. James Cook failed to find a northwest passage to the Far East, he discovered a land rich in animal furs. Mink, otter, fox, lynx, bear, and especially beaver made 19th Century Vancouver a fur-trading dynamo, with a cultural, commercial, and political history worth exploring.

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The Ultimate Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway

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No longer reserved for gamblers and wild bachelor parties, Las Vegas now has everything the female heart desires. Once considered a playground for groups of men, Las Vegas also offers a blissful escape from the daily grind for groups of women. According to statistics at insiderlv.com, 50% of visitors to Vegas are women and 79% of Vegas visitors are married. That means more and more women are visiting Sin City for the ultimate girlfriend getaway.

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Livermore Valley: Napa’s Laid-Back Twin

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Although it’s easy to see why Northern California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys are so popular, their commercial success has come at a cost. The area’s quick expansion has meant that smaller wineries have mostly been swallowed up by larger, more commercially-viable estates. For this reason, if you’re looking for a low-key wine tasting experience in a smaller, family-run environment, the tri-valley may be your best option. For a more personal… Read More

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