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Guide to Venice

By Nick Levine

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The city of Venice conjures up a constellation of colorful, dreamlike images for any sanguine traveler. It is a place bursting with art, history, music and romance, where visitors relish majestic architecture, glorious churches and unrivaled food. The uniqueness of the turquoise lagoon remains a fascination for travelers, who […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa at Culloden

By Olivia Cuccaro

There’s something magical about Belfast during the holiday season, and spending it in a Gothic mansion perched within the Northern Ireland woodlands makes it all the more enchanting. Stroll through the charming Christmas markets in the city center, cozy up by the fireplace with a cup of tea (or an Irish whiskey cocktail), then set time aside for some seasonal […]

The Best Luxury Hotel Stays for the Holidays

Embrace the festive period by celebrating the holidays with the hearty seasonal cuisine, sparkling decorations and exclusive events offered by each of these luxury hotels. Claridge’s London Claridge’s is celebrated for its afternoon tea and the festive offering is considered particularly special. Throughout the holidays, this afternoon tea service comes complete with Claridge’s famous Christmas pudding, of which only 150 […]

Where to Spend Winter Solstice

Celebrated across the globe, winter solstice marks the beginning of longer daylight hours, bringing with it the optimism that spring is on the horizon. As the sun rises and sets on December 21st, pay a visit to the northern hemisphere’s most significant winter solstice settings. Cambodia Like many ancient sacred sites, the Unesco World Heritage temples of Angkor Wat are […]

National Geographic Releases Inspirational Book of Timeless Journeys

By Lauren Hill

Just in time for the holidays, National Geographic has launched its latest coffee table book Timeless Journeys taking inspiration from the extraordinary destinations ventured to on National Geographic Expeditions. Bringing together 50 destinations everyone should see once in their lifetime, this book both inspires and informs through the words of great travel writers—with the foreword written by National Geographic Expeditions […]

The Best Winter Terraces and Pop-Ups in London

By Lauren Hill

With the winter months upon us, restaurants and bars across London are embracing the festive spirit by serving up hot cocktails and seasonal cuisine in cozy alpine inspired surroundings. We take a look at the best winter terraces and pop-ups in London for making the most of this enchanting time. Winter Bar Pop-Up with Moët & Chandon, Sky Garden Throughout […]

Guide to Longines Hong Kong International Races

A highlight of the global horse-racing calendar, the Longines Hong Kong International Races—an event that was founded back in 1988 and returns in 2017 for its 31st edition—marks the year’s final coming together of elite talent. Considered the Turf World Championships, the event’s four prestigious races bring together leading horses, jockeys, trainers and owners from across the globe to compete […]

Explore Magical Christmas Markets with Crystal River Cruises

From the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ comes an unrivaled new way to explore the legendary capitals and enchanting landscapes of Europe’s majestic rivers. Travel into the heart of Europe with Crystal River Cruises and treat yourself to Europe’s fabled Christmas Markets that carry the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, or marvel at snow-dusted town squares aglow with […]

Jumeirah Vittaveli Unveils First Ice Rink in Maldives

By Lauren Hill

An ice rink isn’t normally a sight you’d expect to encounter in the Maldives but that’s exactly what you can now see at the luxury island resort Jumeirah Vittaveli. This December, the resort will be launching an eco-friendly winter wonderland for guests to revel in throughout the festive season. As well as marking a first for the idyllic region by […]

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, […]