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Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Reading Time: 8 minutesPortugal became the new El Dorado for luxury travelers but not only. The Lusitania country is now a perfect destination for holidays as well as for living. We hear a lot about international celebrities moving to Portugal and some cities are better than others if you wish to find thr best place to settle. Here is our top places in Portugal if you think moving permanently. They represent hidden gems and you better hurry up if you wish to enjoy the great life there. Why Portugal is a great destination? Probably before telling you where to go in Portugal we should start by answering a very good question: Why Portugal? There are definitely very good reasons, from climate, to cost of living. Let’s start by saying that Portugal is located on the western edge of Europe. This makes Lisbon being in the perfect location for weather. The Portuguese capital is…

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Reading Time: 6 minutesGeneva is one of the world luxury capitals. From Rue du Rhone to Quai des Bergues, the city of Calvin is one of the best destinations for a luxury traveler. In order to help you organize your trip to Geneva, here are our top 5 best luxury hotels of the city. Geneva, an important city Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2015) of 198,072, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 484,736 residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France. Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named “Métropole lémanique” contains a population of 1.25 million.[citation needed] This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards…

Three Top Luxury Vacation Destinations

Three Top Luxury Vacation Destinations

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are planning on traveling this year, but you have no clue where to go, then you have come to the right place.  Below you will find three of the top luxury destinations in the United States.  Each of these locations has something for everyone and all are great places to make memories with friends and family.  Let’s learn more about them, shall we? You just might be surprised at what you find here! Snowmass, Colorado First on the list is Snowmass, Colorado.  This area of the state is a skier’s dream and the perfect place to hit the powder.  Snowmass vacations are not only memorable, you will also have the time of your life and meet some really cool people.  There are many lodges in the area that will accommodate you. Also, you will find luxury condos for rent which will help protect your privacy while you are…

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile tourism to the United States gets more attention, Canada offers many luxury destinations, whether you want to ski, hunt, swim, watch the whales or visit lower cost alternatives to California’s Napa Valley. Here are five great Canadian luxury destinations. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located in Banff National Park. It is called the Castle in the Rockies, and the century old luxury hotel is the center of a massive resort with almost eight hundred rooms. You can find small rooms and fancy suites with amazing views of the mountains. You can golf, hike, go horseback riding, try white water rafting, fishing, ski or enjoy the on-site spa. Day trips from the hotel include Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway. Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, British Columbia The Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, BC sits in the middle of…

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

Reading Time: 7 minutesWe are always connected. Is there any place in this world where we cannot receive any SMS, email or even a phone call? Even in a desert or in the middle of a sub-tropical jungle things are possible. But there was one place in which we were forced to be off-line. There was one magical place that phones, smartphones, tablets and other laptops were out of the grid. One place in which for once you could just relax and enjoy some hours only for yourself. This place is called a plane. While traveling in a plane you could not take any calls, responde to any SMS or browse the internet and answer emails. It was forbidden as this could short-cut the aircraft technology. If you were traveling for business or for lesure this was a moment in your life that you could use to sleep, relax, have creative thoughts or…

Victorinox Travel Gear Lexicon Hardside – Master of volume

Victorinox Travel Gear Lexicon Hardside – Master of volume

Reading Time: 4 minutesVictorinox Travel Gear introduces its most sophisticated rigid hull luggage collection to date and sets new milestones in molding technology and functionality. The Lexicon Global hand luggage maximizes storage space with a volume of up to 34 liters leaving behind all other suitcases in its range of sizes available on the market. And to better meet the challenges of modern business travel, it is equipped with a versatile tool with USB port. LuxuryActivist was lucky enough to be part of an exclusive presentation made by the brand in which we got to meet Carsten Kulcke, Victorinox Travel Gear CEO and Olivier Paillot, European Sales Director for the brand. It was an interesting meeting during which we learned more about how Victorinox is dedicating its time to the highest standards of Travel Gear manufacturing. It was also the occasion to discover the new Lexicon Hardside collection – State of the art….

Best Lodges for the Luxurious Traveller

Best Lodges for the Luxurious Traveller

Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you been putting off an adventurous vacation because the idea of answering nature’s call in the middle of the woods doesn’t exactly appeal to you? Well, you don’t really have to worry about that anymore because, in this article, we have listed places that offer the best of both worlds. By “best of both worlds”, we mean you can experience an exhilarating adventure outdoor and come back to luxuries like delicious meals, classy wine, and massages at the end of the day. So without further ado, let’s take a look and find out more about the best adventure lodges that will provide you with exactly what you always wanted from a vacation; an adventure that doesn’t make you sacrifice luxuries. The Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada This was once a fishing village in the 18th Century and now it has been transformed into a popular adventure destination for…

What to Pack for That Summer Cruise You’ve Always Dreamed of Taking

What to Pack for That Summer Cruise You’ve Always Dreamed of Taking

Reading Time: 5 minutesMany of us dream of that Mediterranean cruise, but somehow never seem to have enough to actually book the trip. You have finally saved enough money for that summertime cruise you’ve always dreamed of and now that the time is near, you don’t know what to pack! After all, you’ve never been on a cruise before and this one is going to be for 14 days and nights, visiting some of the most exotic ports you can imagine. So, what do you pack and perhaps even more importantly, how do you pack? There is only so much room for what you can bring aboard with you and traveling to and from your port of departure/arrival will almost always be by air. With luggage restrictions on most airlines, it can be difficult choosing what to bring and what to leave behind. Here are a few tips on packing for that cruise…

Why Traveling Power Couples Should Marry in the NYC Area

Why Traveling Power Couples Should Marry in the NYC Area

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs a power couple, you are used to the finer things in life. As frequent travelers, you are used to seeing some astonishing locations. When it is time for you to get married, there is no better place in the world than the New York City area. It offers all you could want in a location. Not so sure? Read on to learn more about why you should consider the Big Apple or the surrounding area for your wedding: Best Wedding Professionals The New York metro area is home to some of the best wedding professionals in the world. You can hire the same photographers whose works appear in magazines and hang in museums. You can hire the chefs who appear on television or who cook for the restaurants that you can’t get into without red carpet notoriety. You can hire the wedding planners to the stars and the bakers who…

From Mountains of Work to Mountains of Snow: London to the Alps

From Mountains of Work to Mountains of Snow: London to the Alps

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe immense beauty of the Alps makes them an alluring getaway for those who live and work in prime central London. To those who are stressing under mountains of work, the bright sunshine and fresh snow of the Alps can seem a world away. However, whether you want a short break or an extended skiing holiday, the mountains are closer than one might think. Those who have invested in luxury London real estate are in a prime position to take advantage of the city’s numerous travel links to the mountains. We’ve outlined the three most comfortable and convenient ways to reach the pistes in 2017. Eurostar Residents of Central London who desire a ski holiday without taking to the air should embark the Eurostar Ski Train, which is the most direct way of getting to the Alps. It leaves London St Pancras station every Saturday morning during the ski season…

Planning For Another Type Of Two-Wheeled Tour Of The UK

Planning For Another Type Of Two-Wheeled Tour Of The UK

Reading Time: 4 minutesTravel is all about participation. If you aren’t able to get involved in what’s going on around you, you aren’t getting the full experience. That includes the process of actually reaching your destination. An airplane flight is functional; that is, it rapidly gets you from point A to point B. But you don’t experience anything situated in between, and sometimes that’s the best part. Hence, the appeal of the motorcycle. Riders know that their mode of travel is superior not just to air, but also to auto and rail. Aboard a motorcycle, you can hear the rushing ocean waves on the rocky cliffs of Dover. You can smell the fragrant hay of countryside farms. And without the interference of a roof, you can fully enjoy the bright rays of the sun. So a motorcycle ride through any part of the UK is absolutely amazing. If you’re convinced and just need to…

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Reading Time: 3 minutesSummer is already behind us and as much as we like indian summers, it is not the same thing. So for that week of holiday you have before christmas here are our top destinations for this fall. 1- Saint Barthélemy, land of eternal sun What can we say about this small island of 25 square kilometers and a total population of 9’000 people? Well, it is the perfect destination in the Antilles archipel where th sun shines all year long. French is the native tongue of the population. English is understood in hotels and restaurants, and a small population of Anglophones have been resident in Gustavia (capital) for many years. Saint Barthélemy or Saint Barth, is a magical destination for your holidays. You will discover a stylish yet relaxed lifestyle, interesting for all Luxury travellers around the world. From the Anse du Grand Colombier to the Anse des Flamands or the Saint…

High Culture and Desirable Living: Art in Mayfair, London

High Culture and Desirable Living: Art in Mayfair, London

Reading Time: 4 minutesSince the 18th century, Mayfair in London has been associated with a revered aesthetical appeal thanks to the area’s popularity with people from the higher echelons of society, who have invested in the architecture and design of their prime property. In fact, when Grosvenor Square was built in 1721, titled buyers bought 177 of the 277 houses. As Rev. Sydney Smith, the canon of St Paul’s Cathedral in the mid-19th century, said: “The area contains more intelligence and human ability – to say nothing of wealth and beauty – than the world has ever collected in one space before.” So, it may come as no surprise that Mayfair is now a melting pot of exquisite art galleries and auction houses, housed in a range of architecturally fascinating buildings, from townhouses to modern designs. As well as being home to well-known names, such as Sotheby’s and The Wallace Collection, the area also hosts many…

Turn Your Trips into Extended Adventures: How to Have More Time (and Money) to Travel

Turn Your Trips into Extended Adventures: How to Have More Time (and Money) to Travel

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe’ve talked about a lot of interesting travel destinations to visit, plenty of cuisines to try and the best tips to help you enjoy your trips more. Although going on short trips is always exciting, sometimes, a long adventure is what you really need. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have the time – and money – to go on extended trips. This article will cover some of the things you can do to turn your short trips into longer adventures. Go on a Work-Study-Holiday A lot of countries now offer a WHV, or Working Holiday Visa, which allows you to travel across the country while working at the same time. You can pick up smaller jobs as you backpack through a country of your choice; this allows you to earn money as you travel, which in turn will help you extend your time in the country…

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever

Reading Time: 4 minutesCannes is famous for its internationally renowned festivals that draw visitors to its glamorous harbour. The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 will be no exception. As one of the largest in-water boat shows in Europe, it’s a hugely important event for the yachting industry. This year is the 39th edition and more than 550 superyachts are expected to fill up the majestic Bay of Cannes, including more than 100 premieres of the finest new vessels. All manner of yachts will be on display, ranging from 6m tenders to 52m superyachts of the highest quality. The event takes place from 6th to 11th September 2016. Both Le Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, located at either end of the famous Croisette of Cannes, attract many visitors, exhibitors, owners and buyers. The majority of yachts will be available for sea trials for potential buyers, giving enthusiastic visitors a chance to take the helm…

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