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Chef Ken Frank of La Toque

Chef Ken Frank of La Toque

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Napa Valley with its endless vineyards, year round freshness in its orchards and gardens is a perfect environment for wine and food pairing. Ken Ken…moreNapa Valley with its endless vineyards, year round freshness in its orchards and gardens is a perfect environment for wine and food pairing. Ken Ken Frank, has spent more than two- thirds of his life in the kitchen. He learned how to cook in France then moved in Los Angeles where he became a celebrity chef with his restaurant La Toque on Sunset pioneering food and wine pairing there. After running it for 15 years He moved to Napa because he says La Toque has always been a “wine restaurant” and he opened his new La Toque inside the Westin, a true ”wine Hotel”. Since the 70’s Ken has been experimenting with classic technique using the freshest local ingredients. Napa offered immediate access to fresh produce and the best heritage meat suppliers of Northern California. “Moving to Napa Valley was the smartest thing I’ve ever done,” says Frank. “I couldn’t have this kind of restaurant just anywhere.” From his early days in France Ken’s passion for innovation has always been fueled by his attachment to the soil . His move to Napa is part of his journey toward finding his authenticity as a chef in a rich natural environment. So what if it takes a little more travel time to eat at his restaurant? People will keep coming because excellence is the magnet. Michelin stars earned in 2007 and 2009 attest to that. Most recently La Toque was named one of “America’s Best Top 100 Wine Restaurants of 2011” in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. less

Samburu Intrepids Lodge

Samburu Intrepids Lodge

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Samburu Intrepids is a luxury tented camp and a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The lodge is perman…more Samburu Intrepids is a luxury tented camp and a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The lodge is permanently cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The luxury tented camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks. Dry, rugged and stunning, Samburu’s landscape is at once stark and sensual, with its iconic loaf shaped Lolokowe Mountain and hills spreading in every horizon. Its life lung is the Usao Nyiro River coursing through its craggy terrain full of stone, thorn bush and the forked doum palms. In this arid zone where water is scarce and the land baked by the eternal sun, herds of elephants and the big cats roam the plains with the Samburu special - the Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and the long necked antelope and the gerenuk. Also watch: Samburu Wildlife less

Bejing Highlights part 2

Bejing Highlights part 2

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The Temple of Heaven, is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emper…moreThe Temple of Heaven, is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is a magnificent circular building, built on three levels of marble stone base, where the Emperor prayed for good harvests. The building is completely wooden, with no nails. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. Longevity Hill is about 60 meters (200 feet) high and houses many buildings positioned in sequence. The front hill is rich in the splendid halls and pavilions, while the back hill, in sharp contrast, is quiet with natural beauty The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In the Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List. It declared the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire against intrusions . Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC While some portions north of Beijing portrayed in this video and near tourist centers have been preserved and even extensively renovated, in many locations the Wall is in disrepair. The Great Wall is a World Heritage Site. less

Nile Cruise: Aswan

Nile Cruise: Aswan

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The Nile flows among amber deserts and granite mountains to Aswan , a beautiful African city in a great setting. A short ride from Aswan is the beaut…moreThe Nile flows among amber deserts and granite mountains to Aswan , a beautiful African city in a great setting. A short ride from Aswan is the beautiful Philae Temple on the island of Agilika, dedicated to the goddess Isis. less

Nile Cruise: Temple of Komombo

Nile Cruise: Temple of Komombo

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Kom Ombo stands on a promontory at a bend in the Nile and is one of the most spectacular settings of any of Egypt's river temples. The temple was loc…moreKom Ombo stands on a promontory at a bend in the Nile and is one of the most spectacular settings of any of Egypt's river temples. The temple was located in the ancient city of Pa-Sebek, "the Domain of Sobek", who was the crocodile god. less

Nile Cruise:Temple of Edfu

Nile Cruise:Temple of Edfu

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From Esna the cruise on the Oberoi Philae heads south. Navigating the Esna locks takes a couple of hours though local salesmen conduct a brisk busine…moreFrom Esna the cruise on the Oberoi Philae heads south. Navigating the Esna locks takes a couple of hours though local salesmen conduct a brisk business throwing their ware up to the decks…. The ship sails to Edfu. It is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the between 237 and 57 BCE. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor of Dendera. less

Nile Cruise: Valley of the Kings

Nile Cruise: Valley of the Kings

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The West Bank is a quick boat ride across the Nile, Here a baloon ride gives an overview of the immense funerary valleys below. The Valley of the Kin…moreThe West Bank is a quick boat ride across the Nile, Here a baloon ride gives an overview of the immense funerary valleys below. The Valley of the Kings, is a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the . In the next valley rising out of the desert plain as if carved out of the limestone cliffs, is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut ,Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh. On the way back to the river Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, the only survivors of a once imposing temple. less

Nile Cruise: Temples of Luxor and Karnak

Nile Cruise: Temples of Luxor and Karnak

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A beautiful sphinx way leads to the entrance of the temple of Luxor. Built by Ramses the Great it was dedicated to the god Amun. A couple of miles …moreA beautiful sphinx way leads to the entrance of the temple of Luxor. Built by Ramses the Great it was dedicated to the god Amun. A couple of miles north is the spectacular Temple of Karnak. Built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs Karnak is the largest religious complex in the world. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. less

Nile Cruise: Temple of Dendera

Nile Cruise: Temple of Dendera

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The ship sails north from Luxor to Quina .The ship is the Oberoi Philae, a vessel built in 1996 with 50 luxurious cabins and all amenities. The wond…moreThe ship sails north from Luxor to Quina .The ship is the Oberoi Philae, a vessel built in 1996 with 50 luxurious cabins and all amenities. The wonderfully preserved temple of Dendera is a rare sight to behold. The main temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, goddess or pleasure and of love, usually represented as a cow, or a woman with a cow’s head. Its hypostyle hall has towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. The massive stone roof is rich with painted reliefs. Under the temple are dark chambers and underground passages. The courtyard has a rare statue of the god Bes the patron of childbirth. less

Entre Cielos Wine Resort & Spa, Mendoza, Argentina

Entre Cielos - Argentina's Luxury Boutique Wine Resort Hamam and Spa is the ultimate wine country experience. Set in Mendoza, the heart of Argentine…moreEntre Cielos - Argentina's Luxury Boutique Wine Resort Hamam and Spa is the ultimate wine country experience. Set in Mendoza, the heart of Argentine wine region, Entre Cielos offers stunning modernist architecture, a breath-taking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes and South America's first traditional Turkish Hamam as well as two gourmet restaurants. Entre Cielos also provides guests with highly customized itineraries such as wine tours, horseback riding, ballooning, and many other sport and recreational activities. less

Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

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Morocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech. Low cost airlines connect them with 2 to 3 hours flig…moreMorocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech. Low cost airlines connect them with 2 to 3 hours flights to major European capitals. Casablanca is a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site is the spectacular King Hasan Mosque built right on the Atlantic coast and the second largest in the world after Mecca. The next stop is Rabat, the present capital of Morocco. Plenty to see. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. In 1500 bc The Phoenicians used Asilah it as trading port. the Portuguese came in the 15th century and staid for 300 years leaving military fortification. Its position on the Atlantic makes it a great fishing port. Tangier is an international city on the northern tip of Morocco in direct view of Spain. It has access to both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and is a major cruiseship port. After A circle of writers, artists and Hollywood stars converged to Tangiers after WWII and a made it a fashionable spot. The world came to watch the action from its sidewalk cafes in the medina. Among the luxury hotels in Tangiers is the 5 star Movenpick on the Mediterranean side with luxurious amenities and superb Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is very diverse with influences from Berber, Mediterranean and Arab cuisines. Cape Spartel faces the strait of Gilbratar and is considered the northernmost point of the African continent. The Hercules grotto nearby fill up at high tide. The entrance of this mythical place has the shape of an upside map of Africa. Further east on the mediterranean a and Cabo Negro and Martil, cities of endless beaches facing the pristine waters of the Mediterranean. Chefchaouen.is surrounded for miles by olive groves is This is also one of the busiest mountain markets town. The Andalousian architecture of white and blue houses can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. This is also a dying and weaving center. The famous djellaba, the long garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. We stop at the Holy City Of Moulay Idriss where the founder of Islam is buried. His tomb is a pilgrimage site for Muslims. Close by is the beautifully preserved archaeological site of the Roman city of Volubilis. From here on to the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial lake and Bab Mansour, the grandest of all gates in Morocco on the big square which rivals Marrakech with its theatrical events. Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a sprawling a Medina with the oldest tanneries in the world. Fez is also known for great shopping in its bustling souks. Great accommodations can be found in the Riads, old historic Moroccan homes converted to Hotels. Fez is the home of Scenic Voyages one of the premier travel agencies in Morocco serving all travel from Europe and the US . The drive to the Sahara is 300 miles over the dramatic Atlas Mountains. Here great Moroccan specialties like tagine and cous cous can be tasted in restaurants along the mountains. Erfoud is the beginning of the Sahara. Great empty spaces populated by camels with occasional encampments of nomadic people. A four wheel drive is necessary to get to the the sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber Bivouac sleeping under the stars in the desert. sunrise comes while gliding on camelback on the golden sands of the Sahara . This is truly Spectacular. And a big surprise is the luxurious Breakfast at the bivouac. We drive to Zagora in the Dra Valley at the edge of the desert surrounded by oasis and Casbahs like Tifoultoute, ancient fortified towns still inhabited today Ouarzazate has the sprawling and impressive Atlas Film Studios where Gladiator and Kundun were filmed. In Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping anywhere.. But the big story is in Djemaa Elfna, a grand open theater with storytellers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and endless open-air restaurants. Food stalls display the great variety of dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Taroudant is an ancient city in the south with the feel of an old market town. Local women grind a nut with healing properties called argan used to make cosmetic creams. Taroudant with its rug weaving and crafts tradition is a great shopping stop. Agadir is a resort town on the southern Atlantic with beaches that go on forever and endless luxury hotels. It is also one of the busiest fishing ports in North Africa, Next stop Essaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. El Jadida with beautiful Atlantic beaches was a Portuguese settlement from the 15th to the 18th century and it is heavily surrounded by fortified walls. Last stop back in Casablanca. This hectic city slows down on the week-end and this is the last chance to experience the relaxed Moroccan way of life before returning home. Air travel courtesy of Royal Air Morocco Travel co-ordination courtesy of the Moroccan Tourist Board Morocco is a great and safe destination for students, families and meeting planners. www.scenicvoyage.com/ less

The O Hotel in LA

The O Hotel in LA

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The O Hotel is the first independent boutique hotel in Downtown LA. The historic 1920's building was completely refurbished down to the smallest deta…moreThe O Hotel is the first independent boutique hotel in Downtown LA. The historic 1920's building was completely refurbished down to the smallest detail for the launch in September 2007. In a marked contrast to the slick steel-and-glass exterior, a step inside reveals an impressive, warm and instantly inviting space. Replenish your mind and body after a hectic day on the town amid the hotel's all-modern amenities, elegant flair, sophisticated lighting, fine furniture and exotic floral arrangements. O Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown's revitalized urban scene, a few blocks from L.A. Live, Staples Center, the Nokia Theater, the Convention Center and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. From Downtown's central location, attractions such as the Kodak Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Sunset Strip, Pantages Theater, NoHo Arts District or the Santa Monica Ocean Front Walk are all easily accessible. http://www.ohotelgroup.com/ O Hotel 819 S. Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 Phone: 213-623-9904 Fax: 213-614-8010 reservations@ohotelgroup.com less

Hotel Atlante Star

Hotel Atlante Star

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An Epoque Hotel in the center of Rome, Atlante Star Hotel proudly stands just a few blocks from the Vatican City, enjoying one of the finest locatio…moreAn Epoque Hotel in the center of Rome, Atlante Star Hotel proudly stands just a few blocks from the Vatican City, enjoying one of the finest locations of all Rome 4 Star hotels. This distinct superior class hotel enjoys not only a fantastic location just a few steps from St Peter's Basilica but also offers a great standard of service and professionalism coupled with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Atlante Garden Hotel offers a complimentary airport pick up service from Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport. For more information visit http://www.atlantegardenhotel.com/ less

Discover Hong Kong with Vivienne Tam

Discover Hong Kong with Vivienne Tam

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US designer Vivienne Tam talks about her native Hong Kong's influence and inspiration of her East-West designs.

Croatia Wine Tour Part 2

Croatia Wine Tour Part 2

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Pula was an administrative center of Istria since Roman times and the roman arena still stands as a sign of old roman glory. And an old culinary trad…morePula was an administrative center of Istria since Roman times and the roman arena still stands as a sign of old roman glory. And an old culinary traditions which shows in its great markets. Valsabbion is a sophisticated boutique hotel and a much awarded restaurant with very innovative cuisine both in content and presentation. Down toward the central region of Licka are the Plitvize lakes. Surrounded by 3 mountains feeding the lakes this world heritage site is a grand collection of amazing waterfalls and 16 lakes known for their unusual changing colors colors ranging from blue to aqua to turquoise Then through the ancient village of Mlinize with looks to have stepped out right out of the Middle Ages. Nearby in Kuterevo in the Licka region there is a shelter for bear cubs run by volunteers and worth a visit. The peninsual of Primosten is one of the most photogenic places on the Adriatic. This is also a rich wine country. Further south is Trogir a World Heritage site with great architecture and the feeling of having stepped right into the Renaissance. Split is another World heritage site with a very old history: it has an amazing old city built inside the huge palace built by on Roman Emperors’ Diocletian. Split is a lively city with large markets and great outdoor life Ston was a small town built to defend nearby Dubrovnik and its 5 kilometers wall it has the longest fortiefied walls in Europe. Ston is also the center of oyster growing in Dalmatia. Freshness does not come any closer. Korchula is another spectacular island settled since Neolithic time Its most famous citizen Marco Polo is supposed to have been born here. The Matusko winery is right outside Dubrovnik and it produces excellent full bodied reds like Dingac and Plavac. And then there is Dubrovnik . This is the city of all cities a fortress town a port a living museum the jewel of the Adriatic with great beaches history and a feel of having entered a magic place. less

Croatia Wine Tour Part 1

Croatia Wine Tour Part 1

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Zagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the…moreZagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the 17th 18th and 19th century. Samobor is where people from Zagreb come to relax. The town with its beautifully preserved medieval plan looks almost unreal. When here must try the famous aperitif called Bermet and its very special custard cake which the people of Samobor claim has no calories. 30 minutes from Zagreb is a small winery called Korak. The family has been in the wine business for centuries. The current winery has been producing superior wines for 20 years Rieslings and Sauvignons are exceptional. Opatje is a popular Summer and Winter resort on the Adriatic. The emperor of Austria loved this place. It was the Austrian nobility favorite spot in the 19th centuries and it shows. This place is all about indulging and pampering. Motuvun is an old medieval town on top of a hill is in the heart of Istria. Population 500 tradition lives on in Motuvun. In Li’vade there is an outstanding restaurant called Zigante, the cathedral of the Istrian truffle . The Chef prepares a pasta with black truffles, the Summer variety. A white truffle found by Zigante is in the Guinness Book of Records. And of course the store is all about …what else? Great food needs great olive oil. In Buje one can taste what has been a specialty of Istria for centuries: the many varieties of olive oil. In Brtonigla is Astarea one can taste traditional recipes of Istrian grandmothers prepared to perfection by loving traditional hands In the rich wine country of Umag, is another outstanding winery: Kabola with its awarded wines like Malvasia and Grey Pinot. Fusion spa in the hotel Melia has experts from Thailand and India practicing a range of sophisticated massages from Thai to Ayruvedic, to Tibetan Chi Nei Tsang massage In Umag another major winery: Coronica . The wines of Istria are shaped by the red soil rich in iron and the salty sea air. Coronica uses no fertilizers and focuses on its native grapes producing mostly Malvasia for whites and Teran red. Rovinj is a beautiful Adriatic town with a beautiful harbor and a charming an old town which owes its goods looks to the long presence of the Venetians. With a big influx of tourists from nearby Italy and northern Europe it has great hotels and restaurants. less

The Dolce Vita Journeys

The Dolce Vita Journeys

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A sizzler for a 6 X 30' TV series Imagine traditions that have been unchanged for 5,000 years. Where food and wine give way to art and culture. …moreA sizzler for a 6 X 30' TV series Imagine traditions that have been unchanged for 5,000 years. Where food and wine give way to art and culture. Watch men and women engaged in a ritual year after year to bring forth and nurture the best grapes the Earth can grow. Watch as they pick, crush, and ferment this precious juice until all their labors come to fruition. Watch Michelin chefs and humble cooks pick the freshest products of their regions and follow them as they create dishes that will titillate the senses and awaken every taste bud. Finally watch how chefs and sommeliers marry the food to the perfect wines to create magical communal experiences at the table. Wine and food are about family, culture and history. Meet a Tuscan who embodies it all, to the hilt. And in the castle restaurant the baron highlights his wines with innovative Tuscan dishes. 2,500 years ago The Romans built a column at the end of the Appian way in Brindisi. Winemaker Rubino tells us why the Romans loved the wines of Apulia made from Negroamaro grapes still grown exclusively here. His chef works hand-in-hand with the winemaker. You will learn about the secretive and fascinating world of truffles. You will learn why some wines acquire personality. How to identify a great red. You’ll get great tasting tips from great sommeliers. You will learn why wine comes first, food second and not the other way around. You will learn the fundamentals of pairing. In season 1 we’ll visit Tuscany, Piedmont, Umbria, Apulia, Croatia, and Napa. Journey with us through medieval towns, waterfront villages, ancient and new towns in the Mediterranean and America to experience the culture and lifestyles of the people making magic in the cellars and the kitchens. The Dolce Vita Journeys. Informative. Inspiring. Intoxicating. less

Armani/Fifth Avenue

Armani/Fifth Avenue

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10 BEST STORES Just a few blocks from Central Park in New York City, in the center of one of the most famous shopping districts in the world, sits…more10 BEST STORES Just a few blocks from Central Park in New York City, in the center of one of the most famous shopping districts in the world, sits the American flagship store for one of the most well known clothing brands in the world, Armani. One of the largest stores on 5th Avenue, it is clearly identifiable either day or night by its elaborate exterior design, which at night features lights throughout the store windows. Which is only fitting for a brand that has become synonymous with style and class around the world to be seen by everyone any time of the day. The four-story behemoth, which takes up 43,000 square feet, opened its doors in February 2009. It was designed by the architecture firm of Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas (also responsible for the design of Armani stores in Hong Kong and Japan). There are two distinctive features that separate the 5th Avenue Armani store from the other fashion stores, one being the high-end restaurant that sits atop the store. It gives a reason for people to visit the store even if they are not particularly interested in shopping and it remains open after the retail part of the store, with an express elevator that runs to it after the rest of the store has closed. The other standout feature comes courtesy of the store’s architects, which is the dramatic spiral steel staircase sitting in the center that echoes in its sweeping curves the design of the Guggenheim Museum. This alone makes it worth a visit. If the brand name, Armani were not enough, these unique factor make the Armani store on 5th Avenue one of the top stores in New York City. Besides the architectural aspect there are also the stylish offerings in men's, women's and children's clothing plus home furnishings and chocolates. It has just about everything one would need to dress themselves in some of the finest clothes on the planet and live the Armani experience of style. 10 BEST STORES is a series featuring, in the editor' s opinion, the top 10 stores in a given City. less

Croatia by Niko Bulic

Croatia by Niko Bulic

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Niko Bulic is the Director of Tourism of the Croatian National Tourist Board. Here he presents clearly the many reasons why Croatia is one of the pre…moreNiko Bulic is the Director of Tourism of the Croatian National Tourist Board. Here he presents clearly the many reasons why Croatia is one of the preferred destinations for Americans and Europeans alike. less

Cyprus: Luxury wine tour

Cyprus: Luxury wine tour

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We start in Paphos on the western coast. The medieval castle from the days of the Crusades is at the entrance of its beautiful harbor. So is 4…moreWe start in Paphos on the western coast. The medieval castle from the days of the Crusades is at the entrance of its beautiful harbor. So is 4 star Almyra Hotel built right on the water facing it. The Church of the Holy Chrisopolitissa dates from the 13th century. Many pillars still standing are believed to be part of the old roman forum. Here is the pillar of St Paul where according to tradition St Paul was chained and flogged for preaching Christianity At night Paphos comes alive. The Paphos castle once the fort of the knights of St John welcomes culture. During the summer operas are performed there it with the open seas as a backdrop. This is a windy setting for music but uniquely dramatic. The Kato Pafhos archaeological site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1980. Spread over a vast area, The Tombs of the Kings are these impressive underground tombs carved out of solid rock dating back to the 4th century BC. Archeologists are busy uncovering remarkable mosaics. Every Roman villa built here in the 2nd, 3rd and to 4th century had elaborate mosaic floor, which have been amazingly preserved. The mosaics tell us that Cyprus has been cultivating wine for 2,500 years. In a village near Paphos at the Aphrodite delight factory one can see the making of a typical Cyprus sweet called loukkoumi. Although loukumi is made all over the world the only protected geographical area of the European union is Yeroskipou, home to the authentic Cypriot sweet. The western coast is full of coves and secluded beaches with some of the most pristine waters in the Mediterranean. Further up is the port of Latchi. This is a fishing town with some great seafood to taste at its outdoor restaurant. Nearby is the Hotel Anassa a 5 star luxury hotel with sweeping views of the bay North of Paphos is the mountain village of Kathika which has an ideal climate for grape growing The Sterna winery a small artisan like winery typical of the area which use local varieties of grapes Mavro and Xynistery South of Pafhos is the Rock of Aphrodite, where according to legend Aphrodite the goddess of love sprung out of the water. On the way to Limassol is the temple of Apollo Hylates one of the best-preserved archeological sites on the island. What remains of the temple is impressive as well as theater of nearby Kourion and its mosaics The Trodos mountains are the main wine-growing region of Cyprus due to the elevation and the quality of the soil. The village of Kakopetria is a main tourist attraction It’s vintage time and OLYMPUS winery in the Trodos mountains is busy picking grapes. The Kolossi castle in the middle of vineyards and sugar cane plantations was occupied by the Knights of St John after the Crusades. The knights produced here for the first time the well-known dessert wine called commanderia. In Limassol it wine festival time, where wineries from all over Cyprus come to pitch their wines. Cyprus although a very small island ranks 37th in wine production in the world. less

Michoacan

Michoacan

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Michoacan has great colonial cities and spectacular natural events. In Sierra Chincua 40 million butterflies wake up in Spring and mate! Morelia…moreMichoacan has great colonial cities and spectacular natural events. In Sierra Chincua 40 million butterflies wake up in Spring and mate! Morelia is a UNESCO World Heritage site with fun social life. At Villa Montana’ spa compulsive travelers can de-stress with a chocolate bath. Anyone looking for a mate hangs an image of St Anthony upside down at El Miguelito restaurant until a mate is found. Mating is on everone's mind in Michoacan. In Pazcuaro Mario spends 2 years to finish a bowl the way the ancients made them and sells it for $5,000! Giant turtles travel thousands of miles to the Michoacan Pacific coast to mate. At night we follow them laying the eggs and hatchlings returning to the sea with the moon pointing them to the water. less

Luxury Wine Tour of Croatia

Luxury Wine Tour of Croatia

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Zagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the…moreZagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the 17th 18th and 19th century. Samobor is where people from Zagreb come to relax. The town with its beautifully preserved medieval plan looks almost unreal. When here must try the famous aperitif called Bermet and its very special custard cake which the people of Samobor claim has no calories. 30 minutes from Zagreb is a small winery called Korak. The family has been in the wine business for centuries. The current winery has been producing superior wines for 20 years Rieslings and Sauvignons are exceptional. Opatje is a popular Summer and Winter resort on the Adriatic. The emperor of Austria loved this place. It was the Austrian nobility favorite spot in the 19th centuries and it shows. This place is all about indulging and pampering. Motuvun is an old medieval town on top of a hill is in the heart of Istria. Population 500 tradition lives on in Motuvun. In Li’vade there is an outstanding restaurant called Zigante, the cathedral of the Istrian truffle . The Chef prepares a pasta with black truffles, the Summer variety. A white truffle found by Zigante is in the Guinness Book of Records. And of course the store is all about …what else? Great food needs great olive oil. In Buje one can taste what has been a specialty of Istria for centuries: the many varieties of olive oil. In Brtonigla is Astarea one can taste traditional recipes of Istrian grandmothers prepared to perfection by loving traditional hands In the rich wine country of Umag, is another outstanding winery: Kabola with its awarded wines like Malvasia and Grey Pinot. Fusion spa in the hotel Melia has experts from Thailand and India practicing a range of sophisticated massages from Thai to Ayruvedic, to Tibetan Chi Nei Tsang massage In Umag another major winery: Coronica . The wines of Istria are shaped by the red soil rich in iron and the salty sea air. Coronica uses no fertilizers and focuses on its native grapes producing mostly Malvasia for whites and Teran red. Rovinj is a beautiful Adriatic town with a beautiful harbor and a charming an old town which owes its goods looks to the long presence of the Venetians. With a big influx of tourists from nearby Italy and northern Europe it has great hotels and restaurants Pula was an administrative center of Istria since Roman times and the roman arena still stands as a sign of old roman glory. And an old culinary traditions which shows in its great markets. Valsabbion is a sophisticated boutique hotel and a much awarded restaurant with very innovative cuisine both in content and presentation. Down toward the central region of Licka are the Plitvize lakes. Surrounded by 3 mountains feeding the lakes this world heritage site is a grand collection of amazing waterfalls and 16 lakes known for their unusual changing colors colors ranging from blue to aqua to turquoise Then through the ancient village of Mlinize with looks to have stepped out right out of the Middle Ages. Nearby in Kuterevo in the Licka region there is a shelter for bear cubs run by volunteers and worth a visit. The peninsual of Primosten is one of the most photogenic places on the Adriatic. This is also a rich wine country. Further south is Trogir a World Heritage site with great architecture and the feeling of having stepped right into the Renaissance. Split is another World heritage site with a very old history: it has an amazing old city built inside the huge palace built by on Roman Emperors’ Diocletian. Split is a lively city with large markets and great outdoor life Ston was a small town built to defend nearby Dubrovnik and its 5 kilometers wall it has the longest fortiefied walls in Europe. Ston is also the center of oyster growing in Dalmatia. Freshness does not come any closer. Korchula is another spectacular island settled since Neolithic time Its most famous citizen Marco Polo is supposed to have been born here. The Matusko winery is right outside Dubrovnik and it produces excellent full bodied reds like Dingac and Plavac. And then there is Dubrovnik . This is the city of all cities a fortress town a port a living museum the jewel of the Adriatic with great beaches history and a feel of having entered a magic place. less

Independence Hotel Cambodia

Independence Hotel Cambodia

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The Independence Hotel was designed by French architect M. Mondet in 1963 and was constructed to complement the burgeoning tourist influx in Sihano…moreThe Independence Hotel was designed by French architect M. Mondet in 1963 and was constructed to complement the burgeoning tourist influx in Sihanouk Ville. Cambodians still refer to the Independence Hotel as the "7 storey hotel". It is a direct reference to this outstanding landmark which sits like a beacon on a promontory in the heart of the tropical forest. One hallmark of modernist architecture is the use of a site to add prominence to the architect's intentions. In this particular case, the marriage works well with the hotel commanding views of coastline and the rolling hills of Sihanouk Ville in every direction. King Norodom Sihanouk's designed the interiors as well as Promenade des Anglais - a garden and walkway at the base of the rocky outcrop that skirts Independence Beach. Jacqueline Kennedy staid there as well as a wide range of political celebrities from around the world. Today, fully restored to its former beauty and glory, The Independence Hotel succeeds in combining luxury with modernity and history. http://www.independencehotel.net/ less

Naga World

Naga World

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Amidst the Mekong and Tonle Sap River Phnom Penh. NagaWorld was birthed in 1995 in the capital city of Cambodia, a city rich in Khmer history. Acc…moreAmidst the Mekong and Tonle Sap River Phnom Penh. NagaWorld was birthed in 1995 in the capital city of Cambodia, a city rich in Khmer history. According to legend, NagaWorld derived its name from the mythical fable of a 7-headed dragon or “Naga.” The majestic dragon was believed to be residing in the rivers and guarding the entrance to Phnom Penh. Ever since, NagaWorld has attracted a broad range of guests from the free-spirited adventure traveler to the gaming connoisseur. Today, NagaWorld is recognized as the finest integrated casino-hotel in Indochina rivalling top Southeast Asian and world-renowned casinos. The Hotel boasts a multi-faceted 8-storey wing dedicated to entertainment, more than 500 luxurious Deluxe Rooms and plush Suites in the 14-storey Hotel Wing, a dedicated spa, signature restaurants ranging from Italian to Korean to French and amenities like a night club and a cigar room where visitors will enjoy the lavish comforts offered by unique world-class hotel. The Hotel is within easy distance from the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum and the Central Market. http://www.nagaworld.com less

S Medical Spa Bangkok

S Medical Spa Bangkok

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S Medical Spa is one of the most luxurious rejuvenation centers in Asia winner of the AsiaSpa award in 2009. Unlike other spas, S is staffed by cer…moreS Medical Spa is one of the most luxurious rejuvenation centers in Asia winner of the AsiaSpa award in 2009. Unlike other spas, S is staffed by certified physicians, dermatologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and nutritionists who seamlessly combine Eastern healing and spa treatments with cutting edge Western science. Innovative Intense pulse light treatments are known to repair sun damage and restore skin by removing the ravages of age. The Spa focuses on improving gynecological issues as they relate to aging and endorses rejuvenation therapies through hormonal rebalancing. http://www.smedspa.com/ less

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 1

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 1

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Castello di Tornano in the heart of Chianti (Gaiole in Chianti) makes an outstanding wine from the vineyards surrounding it. The complex was a mediev…moreCastello di Tornano in the heart of Chianti (Gaiole in Chianti) makes an outstanding wine from the vineyards surrounding it. The complex was a medieval castle from the 10th century, lavishly restored. The Ricasoli family of Castello di Brolio dates back to the 7th Century. An ancestor of the current owner Francesco, Bettino Ricasoli, was prime Minister of Italy in the 19th Century and invented the Chianti formula. The winery is the oldest in Italy. Badia a Coltibuono once an Abbey from the 11th century is now a charming hotel, restaurant, winery and cooking school run by the Stucchi Prinetti family dedicated to the preservation of the oldest traditions of the Chianti region. Poggio Antico in Montalcino is the highest elevation winery growing Brunello. An excellent Restaurant run by Chef Roberto Minnetti is on the premises preparing dishes steeped in Tuscan history. Castello Banfi at Sant’Agelo Scalo is owned by the Mariani family dedicated to producing superior wines on their large 6,000 acres estate, marked by technological innovation. An old farm complex in nearby Collupino serves as residence for guests of the Banfi winery. Montepulciano is a Medieval Renaissance town on top of a mountain in the province of Siena known for its “Nobile wine” only produced here. Valdipiatta, an awarded winery, produces the vino Nobile from Prugnolo and Lanaiolo grapes. The owner Mr Caporali runs a wine school educating visitors about wine varieties and growing techniques. He also runs Il Grifon D’Oro, a trendy restaurant and Il Poliziano, an historic cafe in the center of town. Contucci is the oldest wine cellar in Montepulciano holding tastings since Renaissance times. It is located in the main piazza overlooking Palazzo Comunale. Avignonesi is a combination of 4 estates growing awarded wines. It is also a farmhouse growing its own products for its kitchen and its store. The open farm kitchen serves local specialties. Relais San Bruno is an elegant boutique Hotel set among an olive grove and fruit orchard under the walls of Montepulciano. less

Adventure

Adventure

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The Compulsive Traveler series aired on CBS Television on Sundays afternoon and scored #1 in the ratings for the time period faring higher than comp…moreThe Compulsive Traveler series aired on CBS Television on Sundays afternoon and scored #1 in the ratings for the time period faring higher than comparable programs on ABC, NBC and Fox. The Compulsive Traveler follows the adrenaline trail! He is incurably addicted to travel and since adventure is the ultimate travel there he goes! Searching the world’s most exciting adventure spots. First on a game drive safaris in Kenya’s Mara and Samburu. Among the highlights is a staring contest with a female lion with a fresh zebra kill nearby. Then he follows herds of wildebeests (someone counted 1.5 million heads) as they try to cross the Mara River and avoid the hungry crocs. He lives a day with a Masai tribe, one of the Ancestral cultures of East Africa and dances on cow dung with them …. Namena near Savu Savu in Fiji is the ultimate pilgrimage site for a diver.. Being on l’Aventure, Cousteau’s dive boat to get there is a religious experience. This dive site is the reason Fiji has been called the soft coral capital in the world. Strong currents bring an avalanche of nutrients and every predator show up. St Vincent is a place for adventurous spirits of all kinds It’s is a string of 32 islands in the Southern Caribbean with primal forests, unspoiled palm fringed beaches, virgin reefs and definitely outside mass tourism, thank God. The main island is home to a volcano, so it’s hilly and great for cycling. St. Vincent has ancient history: he explore archeology. St. Vincent is known as a sailor’s paradise. So he sails. And all without tourists in sight. Great while it lasts. Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti less

Knai Bang Chatt

Knai Bang Chatt

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Serene and pure, Knai Bang Chatt, an exquisite lifestyle resort, will enchant you. Located in Kep, right on the southern east coastline of Cambodia, …moreSerene and pure, Knai Bang Chatt, an exquisite lifestyle resort, will enchant you. Located in Kep, right on the southern east coastline of Cambodia, the resort gives you a blend of privacy, serenity and exclusivity. Three renovated villas built in the 1970s by protégés of Vann Molyvann, a pupil of the world renowned Le Corbusier, are extraordinary historical landmarks you can now experience as your very own private home. less

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap

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For over 75 years, a visit to the ancient Angkor temples has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Now sensitively restored, t…moreFor over 75 years, a visit to the ancient Angkor temples has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Now sensitively restored, the hotel's renewed elegance and modernity complement the mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never before. less

Angkor Palace Resort & Spa

Angkor Palace Resort & Spa

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One of the leading hotels in Siem Reap, Angkor Palace Resort & Spa is the first Cambodian-owned premier luxury five-star resort accommodation. Its de…moreOne of the leading hotels in Siem Reap, Angkor Palace Resort & Spa is the first Cambodian-owned premier luxury five-star resort accommodation. Its design, décor and furnishing reflect the finest in Cambodian architecture befitting royalties and dignitaries. less

Angkor Village Resort

Angkor Village Resort

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Near the Angkor archeological park, Angkor Village Resort features an elegant wooden palace, exquisite spa and beautiful cottages set amongst lush tr…moreNear the Angkor archeological park, Angkor Village Resort features an elegant wooden palace, exquisite spa and beautiful cottages set amongst lush tropical gardens and along a unique river-shaped pool. less

Golf at Saturnia

Golf at Saturnia

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10 miles from the southern Tuscan coast are thermal baths known for their therapeutic waters since pre Roman times. Today they are the TERME DI SATU…more10 miles from the southern Tuscan coast are thermal baths known for their therapeutic waters since pre Roman times. Today they are the TERME DI SATURNIA, a 5 star Resort and Spa, member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The resort boasts a golf course specially designed for those who like to play in the midst of nature. Conceived by the Californian architect Ronald Fream, this professional - standard 18 - hole course is set in the rolling hills of Maremma. It is open all year round thanks to the mild climate and the balmy sea breezes blowing from the Thyrrenian sea nearby. www.termedisaturnia.it/it/ less

Spa Scandinave - A magical place to relax (Montreal, Canada)

Whether you call them thermal baths, hammam, Norwegian baths or Finnish saunas, the use of baths as a mode of relaxation and source of physical and m…moreWhether you call them thermal baths, hammam, Norwegian baths or Finnish saunas, the use of baths as a mode of relaxation and source of physical and mental well-being is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. This aged-old European tradition is known today as thermotherapy. Scandinave Les bains Vieux-Montréal wants to restore the term spa to its former nobility, sanitas par aquam, or health through water. www.scandinave.com less

EXPLORING MADRID: THE PASEO DEL PRADO ARTS DISTRICT

EXPLORING MADRID: THE PASEO DEL PRADO ARTS DISTRICT

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Four major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whet one’s appetite through this enticing taste of the alluring arts dist…moreFour major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whet one’s appetite through this enticing taste of the alluring arts district of the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. Join Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio as they explore Spain’s vibrant capital city in a cultural feast for all the senses. less

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort integrates a diverse range of Oriental and Western healing practices. ... Kamalaya i…moreKamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort integrates a diverse range of Oriental and Western healing practices. ... Kamalaya is a haven; a place for us to slow down and feel safe enough to let go of old habits, drop our armour and begin to listen once again to our heart’s song, and to realise the depth of inspiration and wisdom all around. Centred around a monk's cave that once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, Kamalaya's essence is expressed in its name, 'Lotus (kamal) Realm (alaya)', an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit. less

Tao Garden Wellness Retreat in Chiang Mai Thailand

Tao Garden Wellness Retreat in Chiang Mai Thailand

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Nestled in upcountry Thailand, south of the lush foothills of those nourishing Himalayas, just outside the delightful city of Chiang Mai, is Tao Gard…moreNestled in upcountry Thailand, south of the lush foothills of those nourishing Himalayas, just outside the delightful city of Chiang Mai, is Tao Garden, an oasis of dynamic healing practice, blending the most exciting new medical developments of Holistic Western Medicine with traditional Eastern arts such as Taoist Massage, Acupuncture, 5 Element Chinese Healing Systems and Ayurvedic practices from India. less

The ceramics of Nicola Fasano

The ceramics of Nicola Fasano

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We are in Puglia at the heel of Italy. This is a land rich with tradition, history and art. In the town of Grottaglie we find that the ceramic tra…moreWe are in Puglia at the heel of Italy. This is a land rich with tradition, history and art. In the town of Grottaglie we find that the ceramic tradition brought to this area by the Greeks in the second century BC is still alive today. In fact Grottaglie, because of its large clay deposits, has been an uninterrupted center of ceramic production until today. And the contemporary master ceramist is Nicola Fasano. An ancestor of his, Francesco Nicola opened a ceramic store in Grottagle in 1623. These figures are inspired by the baroque ceramics of that period. But there is more. The Fasano workshop has been using an ancient oven but no one knew how old until an archeologists did some research. VO: The analysis done with carbon 14 has revealed that this oven dates back to 2,400 years ago. Generations of Fasanos have passed on their knowledge to their descendants. Today they have 30 ceramists, designers, modelers and enamelers , among the most talented in the field producing. ceramics known for their high quality and stylish design. Their work is now seen in the most prestigious stores and museums around the world. 18 generations of Fasanos have proven that by sticking passionately to their craft they can survive and thrive for centuries in an uncertain world of short lived fads. www.fasanocnf.it less

Ultimate  Bed & Breakfast in Florence

Ultimate Bed & Breakfast in Florence

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This is Florence, city of dreams. A few steps from the Duomo is Piazza Annunziata, one of the most beautiful squares in the city and right next …moreThis is Florence, city of dreams. A few steps from the Duomo is Piazza Annunziata, one of the most beautiful squares in the city and right next to it is a Bed and Breakfast with some of the most breathtaking views of Florence. To call it Bed and Breakfast is an understatement. because Home in Palace is on the top floor of one of the grandest palaces in Florence: Palazzo Capponi All’Annunziata. Does this really look like a B&B? This monumental Palace with its Italian gardens was built in the 18th century by Alessandro Capponi from one of the oldest Florentine banking families. The frescoes are considered among the best of Florentine Baroque art. Here in this amazing historical Palazzo you can just come to sleep or let your imagination run wild and throw a party for a thousand, You might even want to get married here and if you’re married already you probably will want to get remarried in these sumptuous spaces. You might just want to be here for the simple life: to be pampered, with luxury, style and comfort. Home in Palace. Your palace in Florence www.palazzocapponiallannunziata.it less

EXPLORING PALAU, MICRONESIA: RAINBOW'S END

EXPLORING PALAU, MICRONESIA: RAINBOW'S END

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Join us as we explore pristine waters and traditional culture in the Republic of Palau. It's an idyllic, equatorial archipelago of islands located i…moreJoin us as we explore pristine waters and traditional culture in the Republic of Palau. It's an idyllic, equatorial archipelago of islands located in the western most corner of Micronesia. Discover this hidden gem, a mecca for adventurous divers, savvy travelers, and Survivor fans. less

The Seven Seas Mariner: A Regent ship

The Seven Seas Mariner: A Regent ship

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he Regent Seven Seas Mariner caters to only 700 guests and has the highest level of personal space and service with highly trained, international cr…morehe Regent Seven Seas Mariner caters to only 700 guests and has the highest level of personal space and service with highly trained, international crewmembers. Signatures is the only restaurant at sea that is run solely by the famous Parisian Chefs from Le Cordon Bleu, the most prestigious culinary authorities in the world. To add to Regent Seven Seas cruises 6 star tradition, they offer only the highest level of personal service with a staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.6. Each of the 354 suites have a king size bed, walk-in closets, marbled bathrooms and private, teak balconies. The 100-seat Signatures is the first permanent restaurant-at-sea by Le Cordon Bleu and they offer exclusive Le Cordon Bleu Classe Culinaire des Croísières workshops to guests on select cruises. Filmed by the Compulsive Traveler team on a cruise from Anchorage, Alaska to Vancouver, BC. less

Hanazono Niseko has commenced a New Era

Hanazono Niseko has commenced a New Era

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Start your day at Hanazono and experience some of the best resort facilities Japan has to offer. The New 308 Day Center has proven to be an outstandi…moreStart your day at Hanazono and experience some of the best resort facilities Japan has to offer. The New 308 Day Center has proven to be an outstanding success and continues to attract the crowds everyday. Hanazonos North East aspect delivers an abundance of dry powder and provides access to the massive off piste / back country areas.The Hanazono basin provides Niseko's best equipped learning area, world class terrain park / half pipe and plenty of activities at its Adventure Park for the thrill seekers. less

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont promo

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont promo

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The area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and…moreThe area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and a dazzling cuisine that is both aristocratic and simple. Let iexplore guide you on this luxury wine tour among castles and vineyards. There you’ll meet the makers of these great wines and the chefs working their dazzling cuisine in some of the most charming medieval towns in Italy. Your trip starts at the Villa Tiboldi, luxuriously renovated Villa and Farmhouse surrounded by Nebbiolo and Arneis vineyards with views that go on forever. Alba has a beautiful Cathedral from the XIth Century and a rich historic center. However Alba’s heart beats to the tune of the truffle. Renato Agnello, truffle hunter of of 60 years leads a search for truffles in the woods with his dog Diana. Tartufi Morra is a truffle emporium Established in 1930. It has the ultimate selection of everything truffle. The restaurant Piazza Duomo owned by the Ceretto winemaking family is a shocking pink space with frescoes by Francesco Clemente.The avant-garde cuisine of Chef Enrico Crippa has earned the restaurant a one Michelin star. The healthy pastry shop created by chef Luca Mentersino uses no sugar, milk or flour. So go ahead and splurge. Neive is at the heart of Barbaresco. Katja and Ivan Rivetti are the third generation of Rivetti making this wine here. Tops labels are Bricco Barbaresco and Bricco de Neveis. The Stupino brothers winery is housed in a sprawling 18th century castle. In the 70’s the Stupino’s cloned an old variety of Arneis vine producing a remarkable sparkling Pinot Noir besides their well known Barbaresco. The restaurant La Ciau del Tornavento is owned by chef Maurilio Garola. The Chef has consistently received one Michelin star for his groundbreaking dishes. The fortified Castle of Grinzane was erected in the XIth Century. Today it houses a very large Enoteca representing the best of Piedmont wines and grappas. Barolo is a charming medieval town surrounded by wineries The Marchesi Falletti created the first Barolo in this village.The first bottle, "Cannubbio 1861” is on permanent display.Today the original 19-century chestnut barrels have been reconditioned to age the Barolo Cannubi or Barolo Riserva. Locanda nel Borgo Antico is set in an hamlet outside Barolo. In this elegant restaurant Chef Massimo Camia prepares the classic dishes which have earned the restaurant a Michelin star. The Ceretto brothers have created a 300 acres network of small estates producing some outstanding labels. Top wines are Bricco Rocche, Brunate and Prapo’. They have also sponsored major art projects the Sol Lewitt Chapel among the vineyards and in their winery their futuristic wine-tasting glass cube. You will stay in the Hotel Villa Beccaris an 18th century palazzo surrounded by vineyards near the historic town of Monforte DAlba. 3 sisters from the Burlotto family run the Castle which their grandfather bought from the first King of Italy. The family restored the original frescos and furniture. Here you’ll attend cooking lesson in classic Piedmontese dishes. Their winery has some of the oldest vintages going back to the 1850’s. Top wines are Verduno Basadone, Barbaresco Rabaja’ . A truly royal lunch is served in the castle courtyard. Pietro Ratti runs the business founded by his father in the 60’s. Today this state of the arts winery produces an outstanding Barolo Marcenasco. After this magical tour with iexplore.com, Langhe Roero will stay with you forever. For more information on this privately guided, dream luxury wine tour call us at 1-800 iexplore or visit iexplore.com Copyright Christina Tours, LLC less

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont

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The area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and…moreThe area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and a dazzling cuisine that is both aristocratic and simple. On this luxury wine tour among castles and vineyards you’ll meet the makers of these great wines and the chefs working their luscious cuisine in some of the most charming medieval towns in Italy. Your trip starts at the Villa Tiboldi, luxuriously renovated Villa and Farmhouse surrounded by Nebbiolo and Arneis vineyards with views that go on forever. The estate produces its own excellent Arneis Malvira. Alba has a beautiful Cathedral from the XIth Century and a rich historic center. However Alba’s heart beats to the tune of the truffle. Renato Agnello, truffle hunter of of 60 years leads a walk through the woods with his dog Diana, looking for truffles. Tartufi Morra is a truffle emporium Established in 1930 working with all the truffle hunters in the area. It has the ultimate selection of everything truffles from chocolate to oils The restaurant Piazza Duomo owned by the Ceretto winemaking family is a shocking pink space with frescoes by Francesco Clemente .The avantguarde cuisine of Chef Enrico Crippa has earned the restaurant a one Michelin star. This is a café and pastry shop created by chef Luca Mentersino uses no sugar, milk or flour. Everything is made with substitute. So go ahead and splurge. Katja and Ivan Rivetti are the third generation of Rivetti making barbaresco here. Tops wines are Bricco Barbaresco and Bricco de Neveis. Housed in a sprawling and movie-set-like 18th century castle owned by the Stupino brothers, the winery focuses on specialty wines. In the 70’s the Stupino’s cloned an old variety of Arneis vine producing a remarkable sparkling Pinot Noir. Among their wide range of wines they produce a top Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano. The restaurant La Ciau del Tornavento in Treiso sits on top of sprawling vineyards is owned by chef Maurilio Garola. It. The Chef has consistently received one Michelin star for his ground breaking dishes such as “ Plin de Seirass”, ravioli stuffed with ricotta and served in an actual nest made out of hay. The fortified Castle erected in the XIth Century on top of a hill once belonged to Count Camillo Benso of Cavour, one of the architects of the Unification of Italy. The castle has a very large Enoteca representing the best of Piedmont wines and grappas. Barolo is a charming medieval town surrounded by wineries. Therefore opening a corkscrew museum was a no brainer for Paolo Annoni who was once a pharmacist but abandoned his old profession to pursue his obsession. Over the years he has travelled the world and auction houses searching for the most unusual corkscrews, collecting 1,300 rare ones . Barolo was first created by the Marchesi Falletti in the middle of the 19th century around the village of Barolo. A bottle of the first Barolo, "Cannubbio 1859” is on permanent display, while vintages from 1938 on are available to collectors. The Enoteca has the most complete collection of Barolo in the world with 35.000 bottles of Barolo and the yearly addition of 400 bottles. Giant 19 century chestnut barrels have been reconditioned to age outstanding Barolo like the Barolo Cannubi or various Barolo Riserva. Locanda nel Borgo Antico is set in an hamlet outside Barolo. In this elegant restaurant Chef Camia prepares his signature traditional classic dishes which have earned him a Michelin star. In little more than thirty years, the Ceretto brothers created a 300 acres network of small independent estates producing some outstanding labels. They have sponsored major art projects like the Clemente frescos for their restaurant, the Sol Lewitt Chapel among the vineyards and for their winery in the town of Castiglione Falletto they have created their futuristic wine-tasting glass cube. Top wines are Bricco Rocche, Brunate and Prapo’. You will stay in the Hotel Villa Beccaris an 18th century palazzo surrounded by vineyards near the historic town of Monforte DAlba. 3 Burlotto sisters run the Castle which their grandfather bought from the first King of Italy. The family restored and maintains the original frescos and furniture. Here cooking lesson in classic Piedmontese dishes are conducted. The winery has some of the oldest vintages in the region dating back from 1850. Top wines are Verduno Basadone, Barbaresco Rabaja’ and the Dolcetto D’Alba Campot. A truly royal lunch is served in the castle courtyard. Pietro Ratti runs the business founded by his father in the 60’s. Today this state of the arts winery produces an outstanding Barolo Marcenasco. In the medieval town of La Morra on top of a hillside sits an old castle, now the restaurant Belvedere with spectacular views of the Barolo hills all the way to the alps. The Bovio family that owns it produces an outstanding Barolo. Copyright Christina Tours, LLC less

Luxury Wine Tour of Umbria

Luxury Wine Tour of Umbria

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Umbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic of its past and the richness of its tradition. Etruscans and Romans made wine here 2,500…moreUmbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic of its past and the richness of its tradition. Etruscans and Romans made wine here 2,500 years ago. Today on this magical Luxury wine tour you’ll meet the great winemakers continuing the great tradition, its great chefs and the great artists of its past. Your trip start in the middle of stunning vineyards outside Perugia at the luxurious Borgo Brufa resort Set in a highly panoramic position . The Goretti estate has its wine tastings in an imposing 14th Century tower , symbol of the winery. Outstanding wines are the L’Arringatore and their awarded Sagrantino grown in Montefalco. Taste the wines with a lunch al fresco with great views of Perugia. Starting from its central square with the cathedral, the Palace of the notaries and Fontana maggiore Perugia will stun you with its perfect Renaissance architecture. At the Hotel 3 Vaselle owned by the lungarotti family Multi-award Chef Domenico D’Imperio holds his Umbrian Cooking Lessons.here he show show to make classic Frascarelli with tomato sauce and basil, You’ll visit the Lungarotti winery, a pioneer in winemaking in Umbria. The winery founded in the 60’s by Giorgio Lungarotti is run today by 3 Lungarotti sisters. taste its excellent , Rubesco Riserva , The Wine museum run by the Lungarotti Foundation is a history lesson on the making and drinking of wine with a world class collection of art works ranging from ancient books to ceramics. The Sportoletti brothers own 40 acres on the hills of Spello and Assisi Taste their great Assisi rosso and taste the food prepared by mrs sportoletti or the Villa Fidelia Bianco Assisi is a dazzling city that will draw you into an enchanted time warp experience. It has managed to preserved most of its medieval buildings andUnesco declared it a World Heritage site. Frescoes by Giottos adorn the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi. you’ll stay at the Roccafiore Luxury Resort Right across from beautiful todi This is a rich and comfortable rural farm house with its own winery where youll taste their Rosso Sangiovese.and a cuisine thats a blend of home made and sophistication. Cantina Peppucci is is a small family business housed in the 13th Century St Antimo Abbey in a spectacular settino and considered one of the most fascinating architectural jewels of Medieval Umbria Taste their excellent Petroro Red, Montorsolo Grechetto di Todi, Alter Ego Red. Visit Mr Todini’s winery and Taste the superb Nero della Cervara then have lunch at his resort with great views of Colli Martani. Todi is another medieval jewel. The Captain’s palace and the Prior’s Palace face the sloping main square, one of the most picturesque in Italy. Todi is regularly used as a film set. Taste the simple foods of Umbria whose ingredients and preparation have remained traditional and flavours are brought out singing with their wines to in perfect harmony. Orvieto’s wine history runs thu history from the Etruscan in 7th century bc. To the magnificent medieval cathedral from the 12th century with carvings of vines on its front Inside enjoy great frescoes by fra angelico and signorelli You’ll be staying at Locanda Palazzone, a 13th century palazzo turned luxury resort surrounded by vynyards with great views of Orvieto.. It is owned by Giovanni and Ludovico Dubini who also own the attached winery . They are the only producers who age Orvieto Taste their great food and wines like Terre Vineate, campo del Guardiano. Owned by enologist brothers Enzo and Riccardo Cotarella the Falesco estate is home to great experimentation with old vinesTop wines are. Vitiano and Ferentano. Wine was grown on the Decugnano Hills since the 13th century. Decugnano dei Barbi makes a unique sparkling wine for which they are famous and ages it in cellars exavated in the lava rock. Taste the brut Decugnano Pinot Nero and have lunch al fresco around the pool. Castello della sala owned by the antinoris is a 1000 acres estate centered on a restored Medieval Castle built in the 14th Century, The castle’s tasting room feels like Henry the VIII could come in any time. Among their top wine is Cervaro della Sala.Tasting: Cervaro della Sala, , Muffato della Sala, e Pinot Nero Sagrantino is exclusively grown in the Montefalco and Bevagna area by no more than 20 growers. Marco Capri is one of the architects of its success . In the 1970’s Caprai took an ancient dessert wine and experimenting with the vine created the first Sagrantino red. Top wine is its a warded Sagrantino Collepiano. Wines: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano DOCG, Montefalco Rosso DOC, Grecante Grechetto Colli Martini DOC In the midst of Montefalco’s main square the enoteca Alchimista is true to its name concoting inimagined flavours out of classic umbrian recipes. In Montefalco visit the St. Francis Church and its remarkable frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli. Paolo Bea’s family roots in Montefalco go back to the 1500’s.The small, still artisanal production focuses on organic farming barring chemicals in the vinyard. Wines tasting: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Montefalco Rosso Riserva DOC St Chiara, Rosso de Veo, , Montefalco DOC Rosso. Meet Salvatore Denaro,a chef who grows all of his own food, does not have a menu and parties every night with his patrons. A true fellinian character and an unforgettable experience. Copyright Christina Tours, LLC less

Umbria Wine Tour promo

Umbria Wine Tour promo

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Umbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic and richness of its past. So Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxury wine tour wh…moreUmbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic and richness of its past. So Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxury wine tour where you’ll meet the great winemakers, the great chefs and the great artists of this land…. Your trip start in the middle of stunning vineyards right outside Perugia at the luxurious start Borgo Brufa resort. Tasting at the Goretti winery is in their 14th century tower where you’ll drink their colliperugini and sagrantino and have lunch in full view of Perugia. Perugia will stun you with its perfect renaissance architecture. Chef Imperio will introduce you to Umbrian cooking at his cooking school. You’ll visit Lungarotti, a pioneer in winemaking in Umbria and taste its excellent Rubesco. You’ll love its world class wine museum. Taste Sportoletti great red Assisi Rosso. Assisi is a dazzling city that will draw you into an enchanted time warp experience. Right across from beautiful Todi you’ll stay at the Roccafiore Luxury Resort with its own winery and a cuisine that is a blend of home made and sophistication. At Cantina Peppucci housed in a 13th century abbey you’ll taste their excellent Petroro Red. Taste the superb Nero della Cervara with Mr Todini then have lunch at his resort with a view. Todi is so picturesque it feels like a movie set. Taste the simple foods of Umbria where ingredients and preparation have remained traditional and flavours are brought out singing with their wines to in perfect harmony. Orvieto’s wine history goes back to the Etruscan and the cathedral carvings of vines from the 13th century bear witness to this tradition. You’ll be staying at Locanda Palazzone owned by the Dubini brothers is a 13th century palazzo turned into a luxry resort surrounded by vineyards. The brothers make superb whites like Terre Vineate. Decugnano dei Barbi makes a unique Decugnano brut and ages it in cellar exacavetd in the lava rock. Castello della sala owned by the antinoris is a 1000 acres estate with top wines like cervaro della sala. Sagrantino is only grown in Montefalco area and marco Capri is one of the architects of its success with its warded Sagrantino Collepiano. Taste the food and wine of Montefalco and then view the remarkable frescos by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Museum of St Francis. Paolo Bea’s family has been on these hills since the 1500’s and he makes sagrantino with a great commitment to environmental standards. Meet Salvatore Denaro, a true fellinian chef who grows all of his own food and parties with his patrons. After this magical tour with iexplore.com, Umbria will stay with you forever. For more information on this privately guided, dream luxury wine tour call us at 1-800 iexplore or visit iexplore.com less

Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia

Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia

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The region of Apulia at the heel of Italy has 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country and its local sun drenched grapes make sup…moreThe region of Apulia at the heel of Italy has 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country and its local sun drenched grapes make superb wines. On this trip you will meet some of the top winemakers of the region, taste their wines and be dazzled by Apulia’s undiscovered richness of wine, food and art . Join us on this spectacular tour. Castel del Monte in Andria is a 13th Century castle and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Carlo de Corato, Rivera’s owner says the unique terrain around the Castle combined with the cool breezes coming down from the Balkans are the reason for outstanding wines like Falcone. You’ll also taste other top wines like Cappellacio and Rupicolo. Mr. Cocevola oversees the working farm, and winery near Castel del Monte producing superior wines likeVandalo. Other good wines are Rosso Cocevola, Pampanuto and Il Tratto. La Corte in Fiore, Trani. Housed in a 16th Century building, this restaurant has won many awards for its seafood specialties. You will love it. Trani is a medieval town built on the Adriatic Sea with one of the most spectacular 13th Century Cathedrals right on the water. You’ll have special access to the cript with splendid frescoes and mosaics. Hidden in the midst of an ancient olive grove this 500 year old Masseria where you will be staying has been a fortress, a farm and a refuge for pilgrims. Today Masseria Torre Coccaro is a 5 star resort, a sublime mixture of Apulian rusticity and world class luxury where you’ll begin to understand the magical allure of Puglia. Alberobello is famous for its 1,500 conical trulli homes. Today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy strolling through the hilltop town of Martina Franca, a beautiful baroque city full of great churches and palazzos from the 17th and 18th century. Small fishing boats deliver the fish daily to the door of L’Ancora Restaurant built on the rocks right on the sea in Monopoli. Enjoy “crudo”, the Italian equivalent of sushi or their cooked specialties. Enjoy a free afternoon at Masseria Torre Coccaro with its own private beach on the Adriatic sea. For further pampering retreat to a cool spa built in in an underground cave. Ostuni known as "the White Town" is an architectural jewel with a striking medieval cathedral and endless winding streets to get lost in before your first glass of wine. At Torre Coccaro the Chef displays his remarkable skills at blending tradition with innovation using just picked seasonal foods grown locally on Coccaro’s land. A private yacht takes guests for swims in the crystal-water coves of Monopoli. Brindisi was a major port city during Roman times and a column still marks the end of the Appian way. Rubino is a family owned winemaker in Brindisi growing local varieties in vinyeards near the Adriatic sea. Luigi Rubino holds his wine tasting at the restaurant Penny, a hot spot on the harbour, housed in a 12th Century building in order to highlight food pairing. Enjoy a lunch with orecchiette, a local pasta specialty with fresh tomatoes and basil that works well with the red negroamaro. Then artichoke ravioli with shrimps sauteed in garlic and slivers of parmesan and tagliolini sauteed with squid and crabmeat, both served with the white malvasia called Giancola. Giancola is a beach on the Adriatic and the sea breezes give it its unique character. Rubino revived a 2000 year old indigenous vine called Sussumaniello producing a superb red called Torre Testa to be paired with red meat and aged cheeses. Cantine Due Palme in Cellino San Marco, is a co-operative of 1,000 growers specializing in local grape varieties like Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo. The Top wines Primitivo Ettamiano, Red Salice Talentino, Canonico Negroamaro, have consistently been winning awards. Taste their top wine Selvarossa with the enologyst and Winery Director Angelo Maci. Lecce is nicknamed "The Florence of the South" Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments carved out of the local white stone. In Lecce you’ll stay at the Hotel Risorgimento, a five star Luxury Hotel in a spectacular 18th Century Palace in the heart of town . Have lunch at Atenze a landmark restaurant housed in a baroque palace with superb Apulian specialties. Go out on the town. Lecce at nite is a throbbing city in a magical setting. The original Leone de Castris was a Spanish nobleman who bought 10 thousand acres in 1665 planting olive trees and vines. The most famous is Five Roses born during World War II in discarded GI’s beer bottles when the wine became popular with U.S. top military brass. Taste the top wine of the collection: the Salice Salentino Donna Lisa. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the harbour from your Palazzo Papaleo, a 5 star hotel in a 17th Century palazzo next to the Cathedral. Walk around Otranto, a bustling sea side town with remarkable monuments from the Middle Ages. Meet the fishing boats as they unload their catch at the harbour with Chef Massimo of Vico Lopez Restaurant. You will pick the fish to eat at his restaurant that night. After this magical tour Apulia will have carved out a place in your heart forever. copyright Christinatours,LLC less

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 1

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 1

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A nile cruise is a magical way to experience the 7000 year history of Egypt because the largest concentration of temples lies along the river Nile be…moreA nile cruise is a magical way to experience the 7000 year history of Egypt because the largest concentration of temples lies along the river Nile between Luxor and Aswan. This 7 day cruise starts in Luxor, which has been called the greatest open air museum and is probably the oldest tourist destination in history. The ship is the Oberoi Philae, a vessel built in 1996 with 50 luxurious cabins and all amenities. A true floating luxury Hotel. The ship sails north to Quina . The wonderfully preserved temple of Dendera is a rare sight to behold. The main temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, goddess or pleasure and of love, usually represented as a cow, or a woman with a cow’s head. Its hypostyle hall has towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. The massive stone roof is rich with painted reliefs. Under the temple are dark chambers and underground passages. The courtyard has a rare statue of the god Bes the patron of childbirth. After Dendera the ship sails back to Luxor. A beautiful sphinx way leads to the entrance of the temple of Luxor. Built by Ramses the Great it was dedicated to the god Amun. A couple of miles north is the spectacular Temple of Karnak. Built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs Karnak is the largest religious complex in the world. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. The West Bank is a quick boat ride across the Nile, Here a baloon ride gives an overview of the immense funerary valleys below. The Valley of the Kings, is a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the . In the next valley rising out of the desert plain as if carved out of the limestone cliffs, is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut ,Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh. On the way back to the river Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, the only survivors of a once imposing temple. The ship sails south to Essna. The Oberoi Philae ranked 3rd in BEST SMALL SHIPS OF THE WORLD awarded by Conde' Nast Traveller, USA in 2009 http://www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_philae less

Yukuro Hot Spring in Niseko Japan

Yukuro Hot Spring in Niseko Japan

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Onsen’s are a traditional Japanese natural thermal hot spring and the therapeutic water rises from deep within the earth. Yukuro Onsen is the most po…moreOnsen’s are a traditional Japanese natural thermal hot spring and the therapeutic water rises from deep within the earth. Yukuro Onsen is the most popular in Niseko and is a great way to relax the body after a hard days boarding or skiing. less

Eden Rock Resort in the Tuscan Hills

Eden Rock Resort in the Tuscan Hills

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Just a few kilometers from Florence, in the hills below Fiesole, with a full view of the Duomo is the charming residence hotel called Eden Rock. …moreJust a few kilometers from Florence, in the hills below Fiesole, with a full view of the Duomo is the charming residence hotel called Eden Rock. Built by world famous race car driver Clemente Biondetti in the 50’s and carved into the rugged mountain that frames it, the Eden Rock is a modern version of the many castles which dot the tuscan country site. With a beaituful pool and Jacuzzi,an open air lobby dug out of the rock and covered with copper tiles, it has 13 suites in all with every comfort plus a cellar club stocked with vintage wine from Tuscany. And just a few minutes way Florence beckons in all its glory. Via Bolognese Nuova, 7 50139 Firenze (FI), Italy +39 055 400331 www.edenrockresort.it www.epoquehotels.com less

Ceretto: art, food and Barolo

Ceretto: art, food and Barolo

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Alba in Piedmont is a very small town but it’s big in 3 areas: Art…. Food, being the world capital of black and white truffles and Wine, producing wo…moreAlba in Piedmont is a very small town but it’s big in 3 areas: Art…. Food, being the world capital of black and white truffles and Wine, producing world reknown Barolo right here. The Ceretto family in Alba is literally and seriously involved in all 3 area. Established wine growers for 70 years they also own their own upscale restaurants and have enlisted major world artists to decorate their building. This never consecrated psychedelic chapel was painted by Saul Lewitt in 1999. Their winery is in nearby Castiglione Falletto, an old medieval town. However true to their adventurous spirit they picked Turin architect De Abate to design their modern building with a glass cube for the tasting room. On these hils on 20 acres they produce 3 outstanding Barolos which have won the company many awards: Bricco Rocche, Prapo and Brunate. So for their Piazza Duomo restaurant they picked Enrico Crippa, an awarded chef who paints beautiful dishes in the kitchen and the artist Francesco Clemente who painted the walls. Of course their Barolo is always on the table. The Chef explains that the fresco it represents happiness, the vineyard, nature and freedom. He also remembers that Clemente was painting with natural colors, made with flowers and natural herbs so while painting the room always filled up with insects and bees which were following the scent as if they were in an open field instead of a room in the center of town. less

Hotel Pulitzer in Rome's EUR

Hotel Pulitzer in Rome's EUR

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A new Hotel Pulitzer has recently opened in Rome in the EUR business center. Good taste and elegance are the key notes of the interior design of this…moreA new Hotel Pulitzer has recently opened in Rome in the EUR business center. Good taste and elegance are the key notes of the interior design of this contemporary hotel, together with elements echoing those of its sister hotel of the same name in Barcelona. It has 83 rooms on 6 floors, most with private terrace, providing all the functionality and comfort you will need during your stay in the city. The hotel also has a bar in the lobby, fitness room and two meeting rooms, perfectly appointed with the latest-generation equipment and with free WiFi internet connection. The Hotel Pulitzer is just a short distance from the impressive sights and attractions of Rome, one of the world’s most appealing and historic cities. A bus stop and metro station are just a few steps from the hotel. Viale Marconi Guglielmo, 903 00146 Roma (RM), Italy +39 06 598591 www.hotelpulitzer.it www.epoquehotels.com less

Ripa Hotel in Trastevere

Ripa Hotel in Trastevere

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Every since its conception Ripa Hotel has strived to stand apart from the status quo of Rome Hotels. The Hotel has always chosen to make a cultural a…moreEvery since its conception Ripa Hotel has strived to stand apart from the status quo of Rome Hotels. The Hotel has always chosen to make a cultural and artistic statement about itself daring to use modern minimalist style in a city hasmade"classical " its trademark. The result is original interiors, breathtaking in their simplicity, that provide an atmosphere of functional luxury in one of Rome's most historical and suggestive districts: Trastevere, minutes away from the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. Hotel Ripa Via Luigi Gianniti, 21 00153 Roma, Italy +39 06 58611 www.ripahotel.com www.epoquehotels.com less

Prana Spa in Bali

Prana Spa in Bali

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One of Asia's most unique spas, PRANA recently won the Spa Asia Design Award. Inspired by the legendary Moguls of Rajasthan, the designers of PRANA S…moreOne of Asia's most unique spas, PRANA recently won the Spa Asia Design Award. Inspired by the legendary Moguls of Rajasthan, the designers of PRANA SPA- Australian owner and painter Jim Elliott and New Zealand Sculptor Rhan Hall, sought to blend Indian Palacial complexity with Moroccan rustic simplicity. PRANA SPA ushers you into a world of divine opulence. A relaxed, exotic and dramatic atmosphere awaits you, transforming the mundane into the sensuous... less

Buggy Fun in Vanuatu...

Buggy Fun in Vanuatu...

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Amelia checks out this awesome adventure, taking her off road in the muddy jungle & along some amazing beaches....

Bali : Kudeta Restaurant

Bali : Kudeta Restaurant

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Kudeta restaurant is located on the beach in the busy bustling Jalan Laksmana, in Seminyak. This place is uber funky and cool. Chill out on the sun …moreKudeta restaurant is located on the beach in the busy bustling Jalan Laksmana, in Seminyak. This place is uber funky and cool. Chill out on the sun lounges during the day, sip cocktails and watch the sunset at dusk or taste the amazing delights on offer from an international menu. Once the sun goes down Kudeta turns in to a awesome place to party the night away with funky house music and dont forget the famous White Party's.. less

The Champagne Region

The Champagne Region

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Champagne was invented in the Marne area East of Paris by a monk called Dom Perignon in the 17th Century. The rest is history!

Sunshine Coast in Australia

Sunshine Coast in Australia

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Pristine coastline and lush hinterland, superb cuisine, action and adventure or just the perfect piece of sand on which to chill out...

10 Best: Bangkok- personal Chef at Lebua Hotel

Bua means lotus in Thai and the french"le" before it clearly spells this Hotel mission to be the ultimate in East-West sophistication offering all su…moreBua means lotus in Thai and the french"le" before it clearly spells this Hotel mission to be the ultimate in East-West sophistication offering all suites and amenities like a personal chef cooking in your room featured here. Ranked as "2008 best Luxury Hotel", by Traveler's Choice, Trip Advisor, Lebua at State Tower is located in the heart of Bangkok a few steps from the Chao-Phraya river. This is a different Bangkok from the familiar hustle and bustle one and its restaurant and bar on the 65th floor terrace offer the most breathtaking views of the city. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

Coriole Winery in South Australia

Coriole Winery in South Australia

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Wine Planet checks out Coriole winery set in the "Seaview" sub region of the McLaren Vale Wine District in South Australia. Coriole Vineyards was…moreWine Planet checks out Coriole winery set in the "Seaview" sub region of the McLaren Vale Wine District in South Australia. Coriole Vineyards was established by the Lloyd family in 1967, in hills overlooking the McLaren Vale wine region and Gulf St Vincent. The area is one of Australia's oldest and best-known wine districts. The original vineyard at Coriole was planted in 1920. Further plantings were added in the late 1960's and 1990's. With its three specialities being Shiraz, Sangiovese and Chenin Blanc. less

Destination Unknown Prague, Czech Republic

Destination Unknown Prague, Czech Republic

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As I continue my journeys around the world I now find myself in one of Europe most historical city I'm your host Michael Murphy and this is Destinati…moreAs I continue my journeys around the world I now find myself in one of Europe most historical city I'm your host Michael Murphy and this is Destination Unknown Prague, Czech republic less

10 Best: Bangkok- Cooking class

10 Best: Bangkok- Cooking class

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The 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. From the Bangkok Marriott Pier, the Manhora cruise boat de…moreThe 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. From the Bangkok Marriott Pier, the Manhora cruise boat departs Monday to Friday for Thai cooking classes cruising down the Chaophraya River. The boat is a 100 year old rice barge restored for 21st century luxury cruising. Sunida is taught the art of preparing a 5 course banquet by Chef de Partie Patchareekorn Seehawat. Here we see the making of the most famous of Thai soups:the Tom Yum Talay. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

South Island Wineries

South Island Wineries

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New Zealand South Island counts more than 70 wineries in the Malborough area. These vinyards benefit for a stony alluvial soil that has superior drai…moreNew Zealand South Island counts more than 70 wineries in the Malborough area. These vinyards benefit for a stony alluvial soil that has superior drainage, perfect for growing the sauvignon blanc favored in this region. Produced by Sidney and mary Lee Nolan for Compulsive Traveler. less

North Island Wineries

North Island Wineries

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New Zealand's wines were unknown to the rest of the world until the 1980's because local consumption was limited by the restrictive laws about drinki…moreNew Zealand's wines were unknown to the rest of the world until the 1980's because local consumption was limited by the restrictive laws about drinking wine with food. When the laws were relaxed in the 60's, a domestic market was born and grapes became a suitable crop for development. Produced by Sidney and Mary Lee Nolan for Compulsive Traveler. less

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 24

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 24

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In this travel video series Ana Alexandra satisfies her cravings for beauty. Costa Rica is full of natural wonders, and exotic wildlife.

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Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 22

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In this travel video Ana Alexandra visits La Paz's five powerful natural waterfalls.

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 21

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 21

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In this travel video series Ana Alexandra goes to one of her favorite restaurant,Tapas de Manuel in Escasu. She visits different stores were you ca…moreIn this travel video series Ana Alexandra goes to one of her favorite restaurant,Tapas de Manuel in Escasu. She visits different stores were you can find the perfect gifts for friends and family, and finally she goes to La Paz to visit a coffee plantation. less

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 20

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 20

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Costa Rica's Alta Hotel has a lot to offer and the manager Michael C. shows you around the place. The Alta is a full featured resort that gives you …moreCosta Rica's Alta Hotel has a lot to offer and the manager Michael C. shows you around the place. The Alta is a full featured resort that gives you the personal attention one expect from a world class establishment. less

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Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 19

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Ana Alexandra takes us to nice little Italian restaurant called Bella Verona in Escasu, Costa Rica. She also interviews the owner of the pleasant Sa…moreAna Alexandra takes us to nice little Italian restaurant called Bella Verona in Escasu, Costa Rica. She also interviews the owner of the pleasant Santa Ana hotel. less

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 18

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 18

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In this travel video series watch a young woman discover herself as she discovers Costa Rica. She takes you on a journey that covers the wildlife an…moreIn this travel video series watch a young woman discover herself as she discovers Costa Rica. She takes you on a journey that covers the wildlife and nature of Eco-Travel adventures and then to the relaxing luxury of world class resorts. She reaches at this small called La Fortuna witch is perfect place for shopping and also she learn a little more about the culture of this place. less

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Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 17

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Ana visits Hidalgo Hot Springs at Arenal enjoying herself in the beautiful scenery.

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Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 16

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In this travel video series Ana Alexandra leaves the Monteverde Lodge and heads to La Mansion at Lake Arenal.

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 10

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 10

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Ana Alexandra reaches the Monteverde Lodge, were she is exited to experience the dramatic change in climate. At the Monteverde restaurant she has a d…moreAna Alexandra reaches the Monteverde Lodge, were she is exited to experience the dramatic change in climate. At the Monteverde restaurant she has a delectable meal with the founder of the Costa Rica Expeditions, Michael S. Kaye. less

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Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 9

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Ana Alexandra leaves Villa Calletas in this travel video clip, and makes her way to another great adventure at the MonteVerde Lodge.

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Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 8

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Ana Alexandra visits Villa Calletas, in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Here you can enjoy the sunsets by the exotic pools.

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 7

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 7

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Ana Alexandra visits Villa Calletas, were she gets to meat the Creator and Founder, Denis Roy.

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 6

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 6

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Ana gets to Villa Calletas, Herradura were she relaxes in the beautiful scenery and cozy wicker couches. This travel video highlights the best of Co…moreAna gets to Villa Calletas, Herradura were she relaxes in the beautiful scenery and cozy wicker couches. This travel video highlights the best of Costa Rican Villas. less

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 5

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 5

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Ana Alexandra goes at the Cafe Britt fields in Costa Rica, where she interviews the founder.

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 4

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 4

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Ana Alexandra reaches the Cafe Britt in Alajuela, Costa Rica and she experiences a bit of the local culture of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 3

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 3

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See how a young woman discover herself as she discovers Costa Rica. She takes you on a journey that covers the wildlife, Eco-Travel adventures and t…moreSee how a young woman discover herself as she discovers Costa Rica. She takes you on a journey that covers the wildlife, Eco-Travel adventures and then to the relaxing luxury of world class resorts. In this clip she take you to see the beauty of Xandari's Hotel and Spa. less

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 2

Costa Rica a Traveler's Guide 2

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Ana Alexandra goes to the exotic Xandari Resort and Spa. She enjoys her self in the natural springs, and beautiful Costa Rican foliage.

10 Best: Berlin- Ka De We

10 Best: Berlin- Ka De We

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10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. This is Europe largest store with a legendary food Departme…more10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. This is Europe largest store with a legendary food Department on the 6th floor. Here Berliners come for oysters and champagne, restaurants come to buy fresh fish and anyone can get lost having to choose among 1,200 types of sausages,1,300 kinds of cheeses and 400 kinds of breads. A must see. Hosted by Julia Grimpe,a theater and TV star who resides in Berlin. less

10 Best: Berlin- Quartier 206

10 Best: Berlin- Quartier 206

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10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Very close to Checkpoint Charlie is the high-end shopping di…more10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Very close to Checkpoint Charlie is the high-end shopping district on Friedrichstrasse. Quartier 206 is a most fashionable department store for the Berlin elite. Designed by the New York architectural firm of Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners it has a dazzling deco feel. Hosted by Julia Grimpe, theater and TV star, who is a resident of Berlin. less

The Niseko Powder Experience

The Niseko Powder Experience

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With a mere 8% water quantity, Niseko snow is always drier, providing some of the most exhilarating powder skiing and snowboarding experiences anywhe…moreWith a mere 8% water quantity, Niseko snow is always drier, providing some of the most exhilarating powder skiing and snowboarding experiences anywhere in the world. It is not unusual for guests to find themselves enveloped in snow, or as we say, "experiencing the White Room", as they bounce their way down the slopes. On a clear day, the Peak climb is rewarded with the ultimate ski or ride experience, where views from the Peak are truly awe-inspiring, spanning from the slopes of nearby Mt Yotei (the North Island's answer to Mt Fuji) all the way to the ocean's edge. less

Europe: unlimited inspiration

Europe: unlimited inspiration

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In conjunction with "My favorite European video" contest run on http://www.visiteurope.com: a brief survey of the endless choices Europe offers a vi…moreIn conjunction with "My favorite European video" contest run on http://www.visiteurope.com: a brief survey of the endless choices Europe offers a videographer. less

Kimono

Kimono

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Cocoroya offers its visitors a unique opportunity to experience the Japanese kimono tradition. The store is located in Kutchan, a small town on Japan…moreCocoroya offers its visitors a unique opportunity to experience the Japanese kimono tradition. The store is located in Kutchan, a small town on Japan’s north island of Hokkaido. Inside you will find beautiful Japanese kimono’s for sale as well as authentic souvenirs for yourself or as presents for loved ones. less

Sheraton Luxor Resort

Sheraton Luxor Resort

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The Sheraton Luxor is located on 8 acres of lush gardens on the East bank of the Nile boasting spectacular sunsets across the river and a 15 minute w…moreThe Sheraton Luxor is located on 8 acres of lush gardens on the East bank of the Nile boasting spectacular sunsets across the river and a 15 minute walk to the historic center of the old Luxor. Right here are the Karnak Temples and across the Nile are the valley of the Kings and Queens. less

Incredible India Part 8 Delhi and Bombay

Incredible India Part 8 Delhi and Bombay

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Tradition and modern society come together in India's most cosmopolitan cities. This 8 part series is narrated by Michael York.

Visit to Vetriano, Italy

Visit to Vetriano, Italy

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This movie promotes the idea of staying in a small house in a Tuscan village. It will be used on a web site featuring the house as a vacation rent…moreThis movie promotes the idea of staying in a small house in a Tuscan village. It will be used on a web site featuring the house as a vacation rental property. less

Hotels of Michoacan

Hotels of Michoacan

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Morelia, founded in 1541 is one of the oldest Cities in Mexico and it is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has 1000 historical buildings in its …moreMorelia, founded in 1541 is one of the oldest Cities in Mexico and it is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has 1000 historical buildings in its center and the look and feel of an old European capital. At 4000 feet above seal level it has mountain air and a pleasant climate. It is known as “The city of pink stone” due to the color of the local quarry materials from which its buildings are constructed. Hosted by Roberto Mitrotti less

Near Whale Pass

Near Whale Pass

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This is an excerpt from our RV Adventure travel series in Alaska. In this clip you will get a feel of what Alaska has to offer for luxierous fishing…moreThis is an excerpt from our RV Adventure travel series in Alaska. In this clip you will get a feel of what Alaska has to offer for luxierous fishing lodges where you can be surrounded in luxuary and wilderness nature. You can get a peak at what is considered to be some of the best fishing in the world. You will also see more high quality nature video that is the cornerstone of RV adventure travel videos. To purchase the complete RV Adventure DVD on Alaska visit www.rvadventurevideos.com less

A Life in Punta Mita

A Life in Punta Mita

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Affluent Americans are heading south of the border for grand style and master craftsmanship in architecturally distinguished vacation homes at Punta …moreAffluent Americans are heading south of the border for grand style and master craftsmanship in architecturally distinguished vacation homes at Punta Mita, a 1,500-acre private gated resort community on nine miles of beautiful Pacific Coast shoreline. http://www.puntamita.com.mx/ less

Punta Mita Style

Punta Mita Style

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A High Class lifestyle of luxury is often a world you only hear about. In this video clip take a peak into a world of amazing resorts, paradise pools…moreA High Class lifestyle of luxury is often a world you only hear about. In this video clip take a peak into a world of amazing resorts, paradise poolsides and sexy fashion. http://www.puntamita.com.mx/ less

Punta Mita Fashion

Punta Mita Fashion

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Designer Michelle Smith’s recent trip to the Pacific Coast resort of Punta Mita, Mexico, is the inspiration for Milly’s stunning “Punta Mita Collecti…moreDesigner Michelle Smith’s recent trip to the Pacific Coast resort of Punta Mita, Mexico, is the inspiration for Milly’s stunning “Punta Mita Collection.” On this natural peninsula of majestic beauty near Puerto Vallarta, her latest line of resort wear debuted on a line up of equally beautiful natural bodies. www.puntamita.com.mx <http://www.puntamita.com.mx> . http://www.millyny.com/ less

Le Meridien Hotel, Heliopolis

Le Meridien Hotel, Heliopolis

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A luxury Hotel situated in the exclusive residential area of Heliopolis close to the Presidential Palace. At the turn of the 19th Century a Belgian …moreA luxury Hotel situated in the exclusive residential area of Heliopolis close to the Presidential Palace. At the turn of the 19th Century a Belgian Industrialist created Heliopolis as a"city of luxury and leasure" with impressive recreational amenities and innovative architecture, 10 Kilometers from Cairo. With the expansion of Cairo Heliopolis is now well inside the city. It is home to the wealthiest class of egyptian society, with neighbouring churches, mosques and synagogues reflecting Cairo's multiculturalism and religious tolerance . less

The Mena House Oberoi, Cairo Egypt

The Mena House Oberoi, Cairo Egypt

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Located on 40 acres of gardens right under the Pyramids the Mena House began as a hunting lodge for Vice King Kedive Ismail. In 1869 he expanded th…moreLocated on 40 acres of gardens right under the Pyramids the Mena House began as a hunting lodge for Vice King Kedive Ismail. In 1869 he expanded the lodge on the occasion of the opening of the Suez Canal in order to impress visiting Empress Eugenie with the best views of the Pyramids. the Mena House Oberoi has played host to kings and Emperors,Heads of State and celebrities and not only boasts the best views of the Pyramids but also the only golf course right under them. less

Sheraton Montazah, Alexandria Egypt

Sheraton Montazah, Alexandria Egypt

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The Hotel faces its own private beach on the Mediterranean Sea right next to King Farouk's Palace and Gardens. Right on the Corniche and very accessi…moreThe Hotel faces its own private beach on the Mediterranean Sea right next to King Farouk's Palace and Gardens. Right on the Corniche and very accessible to the City Center.Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great is an important industrial port with the Suez pipeline ending here. It is also a major tourist resort with Cleopatra's palace buried and still visible in its harbour, major Roman ruins and is home to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern library of Alexandria, and a modern architectural wonder. less

Cappadocia Shopping

Cappadocia Shopping

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Shopping: Carpets, Pottery & Jewelry... Sentez Avanos Hali. Carpet making cooperative and the largest exporter of carpets in Turkey. We had a ver…moreShopping: Carpets, Pottery & Jewelry... Sentez Avanos Hali. Carpet making cooperative and the largest exporter of carpets in Turkey. We had a very professional demonstrations of how silk is harvested and spun and made into carpets. I know its hard to believe, but we did have a chance to buy carpets. We then went to a pottery and jewelry store. I kind of lost interest here and so there is not much filmed of this store. less

The Voyager world cruise

The Voyager world cruise

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by: Marcel Moldovan

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Highlights from the 115 day world cruise on Regent's Voyager calling on 51 ports in 26 countries

Mount Kenya Safari Club

Mount Kenya Safari Club

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William Holden, the Hollywood actor, bought the Mount Kenya Safari Club on a whim in 1960 and turned it into a hideway for the super-rich. This is a…moreWilliam Holden, the Hollywood actor, bought the Mount Kenya Safari Club on a whim in 1960 and turned it into a hideway for the super-rich. This is a spectacular resort at the foot of Mount Kenya, the second tallest mountain in Africa. n 1989, the owners saw potential for a luxury tented camp in this space and set out a plan to build 40 tents with a rustic main building and facilities that would rival the best camps in the Mara and the Serengeti. The main building would house a dining room, bar and reception area for the comfort of our Guests. The grounds would feature winding paths through lush flora and boast a swimming pool and observation areas to gather and gaze at the hippos, the crocs and the incredible bird life that inhabits this part of Kenya. The Mara Safari Club opened its doors in 1989 as an offshoot of Mount Kenya Safari Club, hence the name Safari Club. The Club stands on 100 acres of land, leased from the late Senior Chief Lerionka Ole Ntutu. A tented sanctuary lying at the foot of the Aitong Hills, the Mara Safari Club is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, on the edge of the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. The land the Club sits on was an old hunting camp that had been converted to use for photo tours with the ban on hunting in Kenya in 1976. Originally the retreat of the movie star and his friends, the Club's illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. less

Villa Montana style

Villa Montana style

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In Mexico' Sierra Madre mountains lies Morelia, a colonial gem with a gem of an Hotel

Ballooning over Kenya's Mara

Ballooning over Kenya's Mara

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A twist on the traditional safari offers a slow and silent aerial view of the Mara Plain in Kenya.

The migration of the Wildebeests

The migration of the Wildebeests

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The annual migration of the Wildebeests across the Mara Plain in Kenya offers a grand and awe inspiring spectacle of nature.

Paul Gauguin's Girls in Bora Bora

Paul Gauguin's Girls in Bora Bora

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If Gauguin were in Tahiti today he would hang around Bora Bora to paint 9 beautiful girls called Les Gauguines. They are Regent's Paul Gauguin troup…moreIf Gauguin were in Tahiti today he would hang around Bora Bora to paint 9 beautiful girls called Les Gauguines. They are Regent's Paul Gauguin troupe of live-aboard dancers, singers, poets, pareo-tying teachers and dreamy beauties. "How many times can I fall in love?" asks the Compulsive Traveler. "as many times as there are Gaguines on board" answers his inner voice. less

Diving with sharks in Bora Bora

Diving with sharks in Bora Bora

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Cruise lines need to attract passengers with new enticement: The Paul Gauguin in Polynesia offers an unforgettable dive with sharks in the lagoons of…moreCruise lines need to attract passengers with new enticement: The Paul Gauguin in Polynesia offers an unforgettable dive with sharks in the lagoons of Bora Bora. The Paul Gauguin was designed specifically for sailing the shallow lagoons of French Polynesia year-round. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, with Regent Seven Seas Cruises interpretation of six-star service, comfort and luxury. The watersports marina with its retractable deck allows one to roll out of bed and into the water. Filmed by Roberto Mitrotti and Christina Hajdinjak for Living Trends. less

Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

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One of the oldest and most cosmopolitan city in China with relics like the Jade Buddha temple and the Yuyan gardens.

Yangtze River cruise part 2 Yangzhou,  a World Heritage Site

SThe West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is an implementation of the classical Chinese landscape ideal by improving the natural landscape with b…moreSThe West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is an implementation of the classical Chinese landscape ideal by improving the natural landscape with bridges, causeways, pavillions etc. The ‘improved’ landscape had a profound impact on the design of gardens not only in China but also further afield. Unesco declared West Lake a Worls heritage Site less

Yangtze River cruise part 3 Huangshan, a World Heritage Site

Set in the midst of the most rural China is the dramatic Yellow Mountain, the subject of chinese paintings for two thousand years. Huang Shan (meani…moreSet in the midst of the most rural China is the dramatic Yellow Mountain, the subject of chinese paintings for two thousand years. Huang Shan (meaning Yellow Mountain) is a mountain range that has played a leading role in the cultural, literary and artistic history of China because of its scenic beauty. It has attracted a large number of poets, painters and other artists. Its attraction lies in the peculiar shapes of the granite peaks, in the weather-shaped Huangshan Pine trees, and in views of the clouds from above. The area also has hot springs and natural pools. The Huang Shan are located in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The mountain range comprises of 77 larger peaks. The mountains were formed in the Mesozoic, about 100 million years ago, when an ancient sea disappeared. Unesco declared Huan Shan a World Heritage Site less

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

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Lushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It has inspired many Chinese artists, writers, philosophers and scientists…moreLushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It has inspired many Chinese artists, writers, philosophers and scientists. Lushan is famous for its ‘Lushan Conference’ in 1959, when Mao Zedong asserted his power and led him to proceed with the Great Leap Forward. Mao had a house here too which was previously occupied by Chank Kai Chek, which now holds the Lushan Museum where Mao's period furniture has been preserved. This is a site of pilgrimage for millions of chinese less

Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

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Bronze bells excavated from 2000 year old tomb still play beautifully today

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

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A 3000 year old city with lots of history and the ancient Yueyang tower.

Yangtze River cruise part 7 Sanduping

Yangtze River cruise part 7 Sanduping

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Site of the largest and controversial river dam in the world.

Yangtze River cruise part 8 Wushan

Yangtze River cruise part 8 Wushan

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starting point for a trip on the Daning River up to the three Gorges. Most of areas in film are under water now.

Yangtze River cruise part 9 Fengdu

Yangtze River cruise part 9 Fengdu

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Called "Ghost City", a metropolis built 1800 years ago portaying Taoist Hell. Mostly under water now

Girona City break

Girona City break

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Imagine a full day of city activities from 8 a.m. till dawn

British Cruise

British Cruise

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September 2008

My Islamabad

My Islamabad

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Just a few pictures of serene capital of Pakistan. Pakistan is a big country and has four provinces, all very different and have their own charms. …moreJust a few pictures of serene capital of Pakistan. Pakistan is a big country and has four provinces, all very different and have their own charms. coming soon: many videos on Pakistan less

Thailand 2005

Thailand 2005

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An experimental Travel video based on my week long trip in Thailand.

New York

New York

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This was my first visit to New york.

Rush Hour at Road Town, Tortola, BVI

Rush Hour at Road Town, Tortola, BVI

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Rush Hour at Road Town, Tortola, BVI

Casa dos estrellas

Casa dos estrellas

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Casa Dos Estrellas, a jewel of Careyes, is a Coastal Pacific Mexican storybook seven bedroom villa created by world renown architect Manolo Mestre. C…moreCasa Dos Estrellas, a jewel of Careyes, is a Coastal Pacific Mexican storybook seven bedroom villa created by world renown architect Manolo Mestre. Crested high on a cliff, Casa Dos Estrellas is a sensual and glamourous tropical retreat with dreamy views of Careyes from every room and from the rooftops, spellbinding 360 views of all Careyes. Vivid interiors and ocean vistas create a joyful atmosphere at this cliff-top villa overlooking an intense blue sea, Casa dos Estrellas boasts magnificent views from every room. less

Villa Amanecer

Villa Amanecer

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Villa Amanecer, just 10 minutes from prestigious Punta Mita resort; is the one latest architectural works of art built by Juan Pablo Stone. The drama…moreVilla Amanecer, just 10 minutes from prestigious Punta Mita resort; is the one latest architectural works of art built by Juan Pablo Stone. The dramatic villa faces the south-western sunset and features a privileged and majestic view overlooking the Bay of Banderas, across to Puerto Vallarta, ringed by the Sierra Madre jungle. Designed by architect Ruben Flores, the rugged and diverse coastline is an empty canvas for the country's reknown artisans to execute their best ideas. The tropical coastal life is often imagined by a lavish cascading pool, with a massage and a cocktail. For the builders of these homes, experiencing the art of leisure, a certain joie de viver comes from natural sweeping vistas from a clifftop at the edge of the sea, fresh wind in your face. It is an emotively framed mural view at entry, romantic outdoor living, eating, resting spaces, cascading water features, the finest and grandest wooden palapas and intricate stonework throughout. Descend a stone walkway to the beach and watch the waves crash against the promontory point of Pontoquito. less

No obstacles in Iceland

No obstacles in Iceland

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Iceland on Track will make your travel in Iceland unforgettable. We offer guided tours into Iceland’s untouchable nature and exciting places in our S…moreIceland on Track will make your travel in Iceland unforgettable. We offer guided tours into Iceland’s untouchable nature and exciting places in our Super Jeeps, providing all or our clients with personal, high-quality service. We can also arrange customized self-drive tours. Any of our tours can include a range of exciting adventures from river rafting, snowmobiling, whale watching, horse riding, kayaking, and more, depending on the season. Don't hesitate to ask us about any outdoor activity you want your travel in Iceland to include and let us make the arrangements for you. Iceland on Track drivers are licensed, trained, and experienced professionals. Our Super Jeeps are equipped with top of the line equipment and gear for your safety and comfort. Iceland’s terrain and weather can be unpredictable and difficult to navigate, allow our drivers to guide you safely around our beautiful landscape less

Maho Beach, St Maarten

Maho Beach, St Maarten

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A quiet drink at the bar at Maho Beach, St Maarten