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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…

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Reading Time: 4 minutesPicking the perfect outfit for a luxury location can challenge even the most competent fashionistas. And your refined style skills to dress well for different events might not translate to looking trendy in every locale. But with a little research you can avoid a fashion faux pas, impressing locals and guests alike with your impeccable fashion sense. So here’s how to dress to impress in five dramatically different luxury locations. Cape Town Cape Town is the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s luxury hotspots. Cradled between Table Mountain and the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans converge, its natural beauty is breath-taking. You should put your feet up in a pair of deck-shoes, khaki culottes and a cool cotton shirt from Murphy & Nye as you enjoy the finest seafood at Blues Bar & Restaurant in Camps Bay. But if you’re in residence at The Twelve Apostles hotel a little further round the coast,…

The Best Beaches in and around St Tropez

The Best Beaches in and around St Tropez

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re taking your holiday in St Tropez this year, it’s probable that ‘beautiful beaches’ top your list of destination requirements. Once a small fishing village, the beach resort town has flourished into one of the world’s most popular destinations for a discerning population. The beaches here are considered among the most glamorous in the world and their beauty is unique. But this part of the world is not just for those in search of glitz. Overlooking the gulf of St Tropez, the picturesque town of Sainte-Maxime is home to some of the most delightful beaches in the south of France, meaning that you can experience a varied beach holiday when in the region. Here, villas with sea views encourage visitors to set up home. We’ve compiled a list of the best beaches in St Tropez, Sainte-Maxime and the surrounding region, meaning you can experience paradise like a local. St…

Top 5 Tips for Luxury Travel in the States

Top 5 Tips for Luxury Travel in the States

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen we think of luxury travel, we often imagine whisking ourselves off to Rome or the Maldives. We seem to equate luxury travel with overseas trips. However, you can find the same luxury right here in the United States. We have curated a list of tips on how you can experience European luxury here at home! It’s All About the Location! Of course location matters! We have amazing beaches on the west coast of Florida and in Southern California. We can travel for the best shopping in New York City. We can experience culture in every corner of the continental US. Whatever it is you want to achieve with your luxury vacation, make a list and talk to your travel agent on finding the best locations to get the most out of your travel. Stay in the Best Hotels When talking with your travel agent, be sure to inquire about…

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…

The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe 2017 Formula One World Championship season is fully underway, with the sixth fixture having taken place in Monaco from 25th-28th May 2017. Undoubtedly the highlight of the annual 20-race calendar, this year’s race didn’t disappoint. The sun was out in full force and the mood was jubilant. Some spectators had taken the opportunity to rent a luxury car in Monaco to make the most of the weekend and discover some more of the beautiful Riviera after the festivities finished. The event confirmed exactly why the Monaco circuit is home to the most famous race in the world. The technically challenging street circuit lived up to its reputation for providing plenty of drama and surprises after a slow start. The winners were Sebastian Vettel who led the way, followed by his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen; the two shared the podium with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who claimed third place. Vettel’s…

5 Luxury Things to Do in London

5 Luxury Things to Do in London

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re looking for a luxury trip in the U.K., then look no further than the capital city of London. This city is home to some of the most luxurious tourist attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, where royal weddings take place. In addition, you can also find luxury shopping at the world-famous locations Bond Street, Mayfair, Covent Garden and Saville Row, to name a few. If you’ve got the cash to splash, here are some of the best ways to enjoy your London visit in style. #1. Mahiki Club If you want to party with the royals and several members of the A-lister crowd, then look no further than Mahiki Club. Located on the world-famous luxury shopping destination Dover Street, the club is conveniently close to the Ritz Hotel and is often the setting for many tabloid snaps of…

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…

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

Reading Time: 9 minutesThis morning there was only one place where LuxuryActivist could be. It is a exceptional place where luxury, art and know-how meet. This place is called the Lausanne Royal Savoy. Around this very exclusive breakfast table 5 amazing talents: Mr Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave at Moët & Chandon Mr Marc Haeberlin, 3 stars Michelin and Signature Chef at the Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Julien Krauss, Executive Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Adam Bentalha, Brasserie Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Reza Nahaboo, Chef Sommelier at Lausanne Royal Savoy The idea was to discover the new desserts coming in the new menu and to taste the unique and amazing Moët & Chandon Millésime 2008. It was a true Bubbly Breakfast. Several journalists and bloggers were invited to this very special occasion. Having these 5 great talents around the table was definitely our most inspiring experience of this year so far. Benoît Gouez,…

The World’s most expensive trip by DreamMaker – Bespoke Luxury at all levels.

The World’s most expensive trip by DreamMaker – Bespoke Luxury at all levels.

Reading Time: 5 minutesDreamMaker is a 28-year old-experiential travel and event design boutique. The DreamMaker crafts uniquely creative design concepts for their clients’ vacations with an emphasis on experiences that have never been done before. This time DreamMaker offers a world premiere, the most expensive trip ever made, costing USD 14 million for 50 people. The trip involves flying on two outfitted Boeing business jets, traveling 20 cities in 20 days, while covering 50,000 kilometers in the air. Highlights include a one-to-one ratio of guest to staff, a USD 500,000 charity poker tournament with the world’s top-ranked poker player in the air, and a hotel which will rebrand its identity to “Hotel 50” (including chipping out its marble tile in the foyer). Mining conglomerate World of Diamonds Group was commissioned to create the trip’s most luxurious amenity; a set of 18-karat gold swizzle sticks set with white and blue diamonds worth a total of USD 1…

Classy and Sexy: Top Bikini Trends to Anticipate in 2017

Classy and Sexy: Top Bikini Trends to Anticipate in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere is no better time to shop for the best bikinis than right now. The latest collections are out and you can easily find the best, trendiest pieces for this summer. On top of that, you will also be able to enjoy the best special offers and off-season discounts on high-end bikinis and accessories for the summer. Before you start browsing through catalogues of designer bikinis, however, let’s take a closer look at some of the best styles and options to consider. These are the top bikini trends to anticipate in 2017. Classy One-Piece and Tankinis It easy to get tempted by sexy two-piece bikinis and open cuts, especially once you have applied the tips and tricks we covered when talking about the top models’ body mass indexes in a previous article. Saying that, going for two-piece bikinis is not always a good idea. Instead, search for classy one-piece bikinis that…

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