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top posts from November 2018 – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

This month’s blog round up features a post detailing Prague’s most unusual sites, including this spinning statue © Marben / Shutterstock The year may be crawling to a close, but, as this month’s selection of blog posts from our Pathfinders community show, there’s always time to squeeze in one more adventure. This month our picks include stories of life working ...

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Review: Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman)

Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. I recently enjoyed a wonderful long weekend in Dubai. You can read my trip reports here: Today (December 12, 2018): Review of Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman). Six Senses Zighy Bay is an ultra-luxurious “hidden gem”, located on Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula, only a scenic two-hour car journey (but a world apart) from Dubai. The setting of this beautiful ...

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Cunard Introduces New Spa and Wellness Concept – Cruise Maven

Subscribe to Receive New Posts by Email Along with its longtime partner, Canyon Ranch, Cunard is introducing the Mareel Wellness & Beauty spa experience. Luxury cruise line Cunard announced that Mareel Wellness & Beauty: a new spa concept developed in partnership with Canyon Ranch, will be rolled out across its fleet. Mareel launched first on the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth this December 2018.  In November 2020 both Queen Victoria and Queen Mary ...

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The WOW Guide to Rome

Guide to Rome, Italy For nearly 3,000 years the city of Rome has been a living history of art, architecture, culture, and cuisine. Known as the eternal city, Rome is home to Vatican City, home of the Roman Catholic Church and the official residence for the Pope. Yet with all this history steeped in tradition, Rome is a city known ...

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36 Hours in Boston – What to Do and See – Cruise Maven

Subscribe to Receive New Posts by Email Thirty-six hours before boarding a ship in Gloucester, MA for a New England cruise, my husband and I flew into Boston’s Logan airport. Travelers visiting Boston pre-cruise, post-cruise or for only a day can choose from a plethora of fun attractions. Boston is a very walkable city. Its narrow streets, historic buildings and ...

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Top 10 best hotels in the world

Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (December 10,2018): Top 10 best hotels in the world. The question I am asked most often is “what is your favorite hotel in the world?”. It’s somewhat difficult to answer that question since I prefer to rank hotels in different categories according to the experience they offer, whether it be a city break, a romantic getaway, a wilderness ...

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Renting a Luxury Apartment in London: Checking in with One Fine Stay

Over the past six years I’ve been trotting around the world calling various cities home for a while, I’ve been in and out of hotel rooms, apartment rentals, friend’s spare bedrooms, friend’s couches, and the occasional overnight layover at the airport between destinations. While apartment rentals have become a great alternative to hotel stays (especially for travellers visiting a city ...

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Checking In to The Langham London

There is perhaps no single hotel in all of London as luxurious and quintessential as The Langham. Having been around for 150 years, The Langham is a household name in London and having undergone significant renovations, manages to match classic charm with modern day luxuries. I checked in for a two night stay to enjoy the property and its’ iconic ...

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Alaska Railroad is Back on Track After Earthquake – Cruise Maven

Subscribe to Receive New Posts by Email Alaskans pitch in to get the train up and running The Alaska Railroad has restored all regularly scheduled freight and passenger services as of last Tuesday, Dec. 4, after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that fanned out across Southcentral Alaska on Friday, Nov. 30. As a result, the Alaska Railroad had to suspend regularly scheduled ...

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