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Lindblad-National Geographic Announces Epic Antarctica Voyage

By Lauren Hill

The expedition specialist Lindblad-National Geographic has announced the newest adventure in its expedition collection. Epic Antarctica will take passengers of next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance on a voyage along the ice’s edge of remote Antarctic shores. This 35-day journey will take in rarely visited parts of Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands off Australia and New Zealand, combining wilderness and wildlife. […]

Celebrity Edge Debuts Caribbean Itineraries For Winter and Spring 2019

By Emma Reynolds

Earlier this month, the new Celebrity Edge cruise ship completed her maiden transatlantic voyage to her new home in Hollywood, Florida, and the ship’s first seven-night voyage to the Western Caribbean (you’ll visit Tulum, ancient Mayan cities and the Cayman Islands) kicked off on December 9. If you (literally) missed the boat, don’t worry – the same itinerary will be […]

Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Celebrations to Toast 2019

By Lauren Hill

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at these lavish events taking place around the world. From seeing Rita Ora perform in a Maldivian idyll to dancing the night away on a rooftop in New York, these are the best ways to see in 2019. Join Retro Glam Festivities in the Maldives Venture to this idyllic Maldivian island this month for […]

Courchevel 1850 Unveils New Spa by Bellefontaine

By Lauren Hill

The luxury alpine hotel, Grandes Alpes, Courchevel 1850, has unveiled a brand new spa and exclusive partnership with Swiss anti-ageing brand, Bellefontaine, just in time for its seasonal opening this month. The new exclusive-to-Courchevel Bellefontaine spa concept adds to the already soaring appeal of the hotel’s picturesque setting in the Three Valleys, ski-in, ski-out access, ski l’Atelier, and private chalet […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to St. Lucia

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. There’s no better place to chill out than in the super laid-back island of St. Lucia. Life goes by a little slower here; the peaceful vibe is infectious. The south of the island is the best place to experience authentic Caribbean life—traveling through its winding roads you’ll see ice-cream […]

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Debuts Lavish New Restaurant

By Lauren Hill

The luxurious Mexican beach resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, has announced the launch of its brand new Asian restaurant, Sen Lin, which is the result of a $800,000 enhancement. This new dining concept brings the hotel’s restaurant collection to six distinct venues specializing in French gastronomy, Italian fare and gourmet Mexican cuisine, as well as Asian specialties. The latest addition […]

Three Ultimate World Cruises

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. If you’ve got a few hundred days at your disposal and want to see as much of the world as possible without the hassle of multiple itineraries and agents, embark on a world cruise. Amsterdam The 128-day Grand World Voyage on board the midsize Amsterdam is a round trip […]

Elite Review: Hotel du Collectionneur

Just a lovely 15-minute stroll from the Arc de Triomphe and with the Champs-Èlysèes just around the corner, Hôtel du Collectionneur is perfectly located to explore the city of love. It is the biggest independent 5-star hotel in France with 487 guestrooms, subterranean spa, fully equipped gym, restaurants and bar, a comprehensive business center and meeting rooms that encircle a […]

The Stars of Munich’s Restaurant Scene

By Andy Hayler

Munich is the capital of Bavaria, in the south east of Germany near the Austrian border. Internationally, many people associate German food mostly with sausages, but this is an out-dated view – even though they do indeed love their sausages in Bavaria. Munich has six one star Michelin restaurants as well as four two star places and the recently promoted […]

Getting a Taste for Sherry in Jerez

By Lauren Hill

Tucked into Spain’s Cadiz province, Jerez is a major draw for its rich history and cuisine, and a mecca for Andalusian culture—from flamenco dancing to equestrian sport—but one of the region’s greatest hallmarks is its claim to Spain’s celebrated fortified wine, sherry. Step into atmospheric bodegas, stroll through vineyards and pair some of these local wines with tapas. It’s the […]