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Guide to Seoul

By Minty Clinch This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. As a commercial dynamo, Seoul has few equals, but only recently has it emerged to take its rightful place on the world tourist stage. Nowadays it is cutting-edge, with a prestigious biannual fashion week established in 2015 and a vibrant pop culture pioneered by boy band […]

Guide to St Kitts and Nevis

By Sunshine Flint This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. This tiny dual-island nation — St Kitts is 65 square miles and Nevis is just 36 — is the very definition of good things coming in small packages. Surrounded by some of the Caribbean’s clearest waters, St Kitts and Nevis is a dream tropical destination, from the […]

The 15 Most Expensive Ferraris Ever Built

By Elite Traveler

Anyone who found it hard to watch the end of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will know a Ferrari is more than just a sum of its parts. Since the first Fezza hit asphalt in 1940, the hypnotic howl of the engine has had many a bigwig reaching for the check book and parting with a small fortune. 2012 saw a […]

1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider

Matthew Girling on Collecting Jewelry at Auction

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Bonhams is the world’s fastest-growing auction house. Its global CEO and group head of jewelry, Matthew Girling, talks about why now is a good time to start collecting. Whenever I’m speaking at a dinner, the first question people ask me when they learn I’m the CEO of Bonhams is: […]

Henrik Fisker’s Brainchild gets a Chinese Reboot

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Construction workers, Corvette drivers, even the resident valet guy can’t help but exclaim “nice car” as I wind my way through the hills and valleys of Malibu Canyon. With a long, undulating hood and stout, muscular tension through the rear wheelbase, the Karma Revero is a […]

Days of Thunder: Lamborghini Huracán Performante

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. When the Lamborghini Huracán Performante thundered around the Northern Loop of the famed Nürburgring in six minutes and 52 seconds, the 640-horsepower, 5.2-liter V10- aspirated-engine supercar bulldozed the previous record held by the million-dollar 918 Porsche Spyder by five seconds. Among the sun-drenched hills of southern […]

James McKay on Citizenship by Investment

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Recognizing a gap in reliable information in the citizenship by investment industry, James McKay developed the CBI Index — a guide that provides accurate, up-to-date and unbiased data on all 12 current citizenship by investment programs. Citizenship by investment is a burgeoning industry that involves making a contribution to […]

The Auction of La Ferrari Aperta Number 210

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. It’s less of a throaty roar and more of a whoosh, the sound Eurofighter Typhoons create overhead as they blow by. These particular fighter jets belong to the Italian Air Force’s 4th Wing from Grosseto and were present in Fiorano to initiate an auction in honor […]

Guide to Los Cabos

By Becca Hensley This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Hemingway cast for prize marlin from the shores of Cabo San Lucas, back when the now rollicking port was a sleepy fishing hamlet. Today, it is equipped with more than 400 boat slips—many filled with yachts—and has become a bustling year-round vacation destination brimming with restaurants, […]

Guide to Athens

By Rachel Howard This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. With Mandarin Oriental lined up to acquire the Athens Hilton and Four Seasons tipped to take over the revamped Astir Palace resort in 2018, the Athens hotel scene is looking up. Once a quick stopover to dash around the ruins en route to the Greek islands, […]