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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…

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…

Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.

Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.

Reading Time: 6 minutesYou have your luxury lifestyle. You find the person of your dreams and you start a simple life made of small pleasures and luxury delights. You appreciate small luxury hotels, you enjoy marvelous weekends in amazing cities like Prague, Barcelona or Paris. And then one day, you decide to build a family and get children. It is probably one of the most beautiful things you will have in life: children. Problems start when you get your first holidays with your children. You realize the following cannot happen anymore: Decide on last minute what to do Get in this marvelous small luxurious romantic hotel Just lay down by the pool and enjoy a calm and stylish afternoon Go party all night get that table for 2 in that 3 Michelin star restaurant Children and luxury, you become immediately a drama queen When your life get full with children, you start realizing that…

Luxury Family Holidays – Best Tips

Luxury Family Holidays – Best Tips

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen you are used to live a stylish life, you enjoy the best places, the best services and experiences. When you travel, you want to have the very best because generally you deserve it. Then one day you decide to have children and your life starts changing. Here are some good tips to allow you to keep your luxury lifestyle, now with children. This will be a regular theme on Luxury Activist as many readers are asking for tips. With Children, you realize many things. It gives you another perspective. When it comes to travel and holidays, you realize that you cannot do as you used to do before: No preparation Last minute offers Easy organization during travel One thing very important as well is the choice of hotels. While you and your companion would always choose the very best luxury hotels, confidential addresses and quite intimate atmosphere, this was…

5 Paradisiacal Destinations for Your Summer Holiday in 2016

5 Paradisiacal Destinations for Your Summer Holiday in 2016

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile the term luxury is often banded about with reckless abandon, undermining what it means to deliver the ultimate in comfort and style, there are many destinations that have retained a sense of exclusiveness and continue to attract only the most discerning of holidaymakers. We’ve hand selected 5 of the most alluring holiday destinations in Europe; take note to best enjoy your family getaway, your escapade with friends, or your romantic break with a loved one this summer. St Tropez, France St Tropez still retains much of the glitz and glamour that made it a celebrity playground in the 1950’s. Restaurants including Brigitte Bardot’s favourite, Club 55, and Greta Garbo’s beloved L’Auberge des Maures still offer the same fine dining today as they did back then. For something more modern, La Vague d’Or is a three star Michelin restaurant where France’s 2013 chef of the year works his magic. For…

How to Finance a Luxury Holiday with Ease

How to Finance a Luxury Holiday with Ease

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou know how it starts: you look through your Instagram feed and holiday envy kicks in when you see photos of idyllic sun-kissed beaches and swaying palm trees. A week in Benidorm doesn’t feel half as attractive when you flick through pages of luxury holidays in Bali or the British Virgin Islands. The good news is that it isn’t difficult to finance a luxury holiday. With the right planning, you and your travel companions can be jetting off on a no expense spared trip of a lifetime. And here’s how!

Three Winter Travel Ideas to Help You Beat Those Holiday Blues

Three Winter Travel Ideas to Help You Beat Those Holiday Blues

Reading Time: 3 minutesJust because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Summer vacations are fun and all, but you’re probably really in need of a seriously stress-busting vacation before or after dealing with the insanity of the holidays. Here are some of the best U.S. destinations for beating the winter blues and embracing the wintertime vacation of your dreams.

Hotel Acquaviva del Garda, between sunshine, wellness and style. 

Hotel Acquaviva del Garda, between sunshine, wellness and style. 

Reading Time: 3 minutesItaly is an amazing place for holidays, especially if you choose the right hotel. If you wish to visit Lake Garda, in the north of the country, there is one amazing address: Acquaviva Del Garda Wellness, Resort & Spa. Close to Sirmione, Maria Callas preferred holiday place, you will have a beautiful stay.

Paradizo Private Collection – Holidays with exclusive style.

Paradizo Private Collection – Holidays with exclusive style.

Reading Time: 3 minutesTime is money and when it comes to holidays you definitely wish to take the best out of it. Discover Paradizo Private Collection. A new holidays service in which you will find the destination of your dreams. All exclusive for members only. Paradizo Private collection is an exclusive service that offers to its members amazing destinations and experiences at privileged prices. You can find your self in Kenya, Ibiza or Chamonix in France in a clap of fingers, or should I say clicks. It is like having second homes everywhere without the painful obligation to maintain them. Imagine a MEMBERS-ONLY CLUB that offers its members EXCLUSIVE access to a hand-picked selection of private villas in UPSCALE DESTINATIONS, with the finest amenities and services, for your family holidays, weekend breaks with friends or corporate retreats. Check this amazing Villa in Ibiza called Villa Can Mar Ibiza. Do you imagine yourself, your…

aBoatTime, sailing with style.

aBoatTime, sailing with style.

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen it comes to luxury holidays, one amazing service company needs to be highlighted: aBoatTime, Yatch charters – sailing & motorboat rentals. This company is the first fully transactional boat charter booking website in the world, offering completely online real time bookings. All the boats displayed on aBoatTime website have real time availability, so they can be booked and confirmed immediately. The payments are also done online following a payment schedule that starts with a 20% down payment. Payments can be split among the crew members by sending an email and inviting people whom you book a boat with to pay their part of the total amount. Check the website here: http://aboattime.com The website is pretty well done. You can in a few clicks plan your dream holidays. Several type of boats are available: Sailing boat Catamaran Motor Also several tips for perfect destinations can be found, so that you will…