- 03 Mar
Originally conceived by Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz who developed a reputation for creating the finest guest experience anywhere at hotels he managed in Europe. Among these were the venerable Ritz Hotel in Paris, and the Carlton in London. The first Ritz Carlton in America opened in New York in 1911 by Albert Keller, a businessman who secured the rights to own and operate the chain in the US.
Today, if you consult a travel guide, you’ll find Ritz Carlton hotels, Destination Clubs, and Residences across the entire globe, from Arizona to Abu Dhabi, and every point in between. …
- 22 Nov
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- 10 Oct
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- 18 May
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- 01 Mar
Just because an exotic plant native to some remote Pacific island could not possibly survive a temperate weather with its unavoidable cold rains and snows didn’t mean that enthusiastic botanists didn’t try their best to find ways to keep their hobbies alive.
Greenhouses were already being built in the 13th century, but even the ancient Roman new a thing or two about growing plants in controlled spaces.
Nowadays, you can find industrial sized greenhouses in many countries (Holland has some of the biggest greenhouses in the world), but it’s the greenhouses that were built for fun, style, or science that are really worth visiting. Here are some of the most fascinating greenhouses from around the world that make visit-worthy travel attractions. …
- 17 Feb
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and if you’ve missed your chance to engage in some travel romance on February 14, there’s no reason not to seek out some romantic destinations at other times of the year too.
A romantic getaway for two is never a bad idea, especially if you choose the right destination that can combine the right atmosphere for wooing with some interesting attractions, dining options and nightlife.
Although Paris, the world capital or romance is the most obvious choice, there are lots of other cities in the world that manage to tickle a traveler’s romantic bone. Here are some of the world’s best cities for romance, for those who need a bit of sentimentality in their travels. …
- 07 Feb
The Louvre, the Metropolitan and the Tate are leading names in the world of art museums, and every traveler who has a soft spot for the arts should visit them in their lifetime, but sometimes you might not be in the mood to look at ‘serious’ art, and focus on the finer points of the brushwork or sculpture.
For times like these, you’re better off if you try to look on the quirky side of the art world, and stick to museums that are far from stuffy and somber, and are downright irreverent. Have a good laugh, stare with incredulity or shudder with disgust while visiting some of the most unusual art museums in the world. …
- 01 Feb
Maybe you’ve won the lottery and you consider investing much of your prize into gourmet food, or maybe you’re just considering wandering around the planet and spending your life savings on outrageously expensive dishes out of curiosity. Or perhaps you are just interested in what the rich and famous spend their lunch money on while you are sampling affordable street food in some foodie paradise.
In any case, when it comes to food no expenses are spared in some restaurants in the world, and while few people can testify about the quality of these pricey dishes, they are definitely made to be enjoyed. Here are some of the most expensive dishes in the world, and where to eat them. …
- 18 Jan
If you’re a Christian, then Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year, and a perfect opportunity to spend time with friends and family either at home, or even better in a faraway place that promises fun and adventure.And even if you’re not a religious sort, Easter is a great time to get away from home and from work and get up to some traveling, since April is as good a time as ever to be on the road.
But if you are planning on traveling with kids, then Easter gets a whole new meaning: Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs and sometimes even presents! Go traveling with your family on Easter, and take your kids to some of the best Easter egg hunts in the world, they’ll have the time of their lives!
- 16 Jan
St Patrick’s Day is pretty common as far as holidays go, or at least on the surface it is. Celebrating national heritage with parades, traditional music, green clothes and pints of (sometimes) beer is nothing out of the ordinary, but don’t let these customs fool you – there are many other St Paddy’s traditions that can turn March 17th into one of the quirkiest days of the year.
Since St Patrick’s Day is celebrated everywhere in the world where there are Irish communities (and even in some places where it the holiday seems totally out of place, and all the more fun for it!). So if you are planning on celebrating St Paddy’s in style, check out some of the weirdest St Patrick’s Day customs you can find anywhere. …