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10 Secret Speakeasies Around the United States

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How about a cocktail and a secret? These underground speakeasies are well-hidden and password-protected, allowing only the in-the-know drinker into their doors.

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Beautiful cities on the water

Bangkok, Thailand
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands

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When pronouncing the phrase “city on the water” comes to mind Venice. Architecture, rich history and romance of the place turned this water attraction in Italy, a real treasure for tourists. However, in the world there are many cities, standing on the water. In this issue we will talk about the ten most popular ones.MORE CITIES

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Hotel experiences: the most expressive hotels through the eyes of their creators

Each of these hotels comes from a unique background and has an interesting story to tell.
This article offer guests the chance to get insider tips on unseen locations, venture into untouched places, and get a behind the scenes look at striking properties around the world.

1. Tribe Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, by Shamim Ehsani

Creating a hotel that both defines a city and represents a nation is a daunting task. But it’s one that Nairobi’s Shamim Ehsani and his family pulled off to masterful effect.

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2. The Thief, Oslo, Norway, by Petter A. Stordalen

At the age of twelve, environmentalist and philanthropist Petter A. Stordalen became Norway’s top seller of strawberries. Today, he’s not only preserving the environment, he’s reshaping it with an island hotel that’s setting a new standard for sustainability, art, and architecture. A world-class waterfront hotel in Oslo’s most anticipated cultural hub, The Thief will steal you away from everyday life.

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2014 Campari Calendar with Uma Thurman

Behold, Uma. Be sure you have age enough to see this article about beverage and the most dangerous girl on Earth…..according to Quentin Tarantino. She definitely could be December calendar girl,  The extraordinaire Tarantino’s dancer/muse, now is hurting some hearts and minds everywhere, thanks to Campari’s new 2014 calendar, following the footsteps of Penelope Cruz and Milla Jovovich.

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JANUARY-CHINA

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FEBRUARY-TANZANIA

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MARCH-USA

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While we’re not really sure what she’s doing in that bathtub/throne/boat thing, we do know that it somehow is supposed to represent Venice in the newest calendar’s “Worldwide Celebrations” theme. At the very least we definitely know Uma’s done other Italian commercials for drinks before, so this image is not without precedent. Anyhow, no one’s complaining.

APRIL-JAPAN

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MAY-SPAIN

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JUNE-ENGLAND

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Campari is very well known by its yearly calendars which are one of the world’s iconic artistic calendars. The previous stars of the Campari Calendars have featured Benicio del Toro, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek and others and this year, the star of the 15th edition is famous actress Uma Thurman.

JULY-GERMANY

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AUGUST-ARGENTINA

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SEPTEMBER-ITALY

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The Campari 2014 calendar was photographed by, Koto Bolofo, famous for his dynamic imagery. Born in South Africa, raised in UK and curently living in France ,he declare being a citizen of the world. Considering the worldwide celebration theme of the calendar he was a great choice.

OCTOBER-MEXICO

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NOVEMBER-AUSTRALIA

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DECEMBER-BRAZIL

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Uma Thurman shines in the latest calendar for 2014, where her classic beauty is very much expressed. In this edition the theme is “Worldwide Celebrations” and Uma is presenting 12 famous festivals from around the world. Chinese New Year in Beijing, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Melbourne Cup, Buenos Aires’ Tango Festival, the annual cherry blossom festival in Japan, are just some of the places which paint the Campari’s 2014 Calendar as a way to invite and motivate the brand’s fans to start discovering the beauty of traveling and meeting other cultures.

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Top 5 Luxury Ski Destinations

The winter has arrived, so we like to announce to you the best destinations for you to enjoy the winter snow in the best . Yes, it is that time of year again, time for a few mountain highs.  Cold isn’t just about the temperature it is about  hotel design too. So here’s our 2013 choice of  top five boutique hotels  with cutting edge design as sharp as your skis-sides, and style so cool its freezing.
CopperHill Mountain Lodge in Sweden

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The Cambrian in Swiss Alps

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Top 10 World’s Winter Sports Destinations

10. Aspen, USA

In Colorado you can find Aspen one of the best places in the world if you want some danger. During winter or summer, an Aspen vacation is the perfect choice for any season. Soo give it a try!

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9. Courchevel 1850, France

Like the name tell us Courchevel have 1850 metros. There you can find teh Trois Vallées skiing station. The perfect place for a family winter trip!

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8. St Moritz, Switzerland

Are you in love? You will be if you visit St. Moritz during the winter. The perfect combination of romantic places and the adrenaline of skiing.

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7. Whistler-Blackcomb, Canada

If you don’t know how to ski but you wanna learn it this is the bets place for you.

Everywhere in Whistler you can find a school to teach you how to ski. Perfect place for beginners.

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6. Dolomites, Italy

Looks for adrenaline and no family trips? Try Dolomites! Enjoy your skiing and finish the day in a italian restaurant!

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5. Niseko, Japan

One of the must places on earth it’s also a very good skiing station! You may also eat on a gourmet restaurant like the famous Kamimura.

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4. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Ok this one it’s just for the serious winter sporting variety. Not just because it’s dangerous but because the facilities are very limited!

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3. Jammu and Kashmir, India

Reaching altitudes of 4000 metres and more, only experienced sportsman dare to travel here. If you are extreme this is your moutain!

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2. Oberhof, Germany

A new station that becames famous in the last few years. Because we love trends this is our secound in the top.

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1. Yabuli, China

Don’t have pre-conceived notion and you will love this station! It’s one of the largest ski run in the world and have great winter sport facilities! Give it a try!

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Best luxury destinations for a family trip

As we are heading towards Christmas celebration and as you might consider travelling abroad with your family it’s time to think about the destination where you are going to take your family to. You prefer a tropical weather or the Mediterranean one? Cold or hot? There are many details you should consider before choosing. Furthermore, don’t forget there are destinations that are more suitable for trips with friends than family.

This way, we chose the best luxury destinations for a family trip, what do you think?

Copenhagen, Denmark

It’s not all about Noma; the capital city of the land that invented Lego is stacks of fun for kids, too.

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Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado

If escaping to warmer weather isn’t your optimal idea of a vacation, head west to the Rockies for a family ski trip.

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Family Safari, Kenya

A perfect destination for families seeking for adventure.

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Treetops Lodge & Estate, New Zealand

Some families prefer the beach, some the ski slopes. But for those who find solace in the forest, it’s hard to beat Treetops Lodge & Estate in New Zealand.

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Senegal, West Africa

With beautiful golden sands, fantastic surf, great music and delta wildlife, Senegal is a holiday destination for life-changing experiences.

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27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

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The rainbow formation is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down for over 24 million years,

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TAGHAZOUT, MOROCCO – a travel guide

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Taghazout is a sleepy fishing village on the coast of Morocco – home to some of the best surf in Africa it has been a firm favourite of nomadic surfers for decades. Check it out at Global Yodel.

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Manta Resort Underwater Room

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The adventure of a lifetime can be yours at The Manta Resort. Experience a unique view of the underwater world. A private floating island with your bedroom four meters below the surface. It is yours to enjoy while sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck, lounging and dining on the water deck and sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment.

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10 OF THE MOST INSPIRING PLACES ON EARTH

The world is home to an incredible natural wealth which only the very privileged will ever catch a glimpse of. Whilst man is capable of creating sites of extraordinary beauty, nothing can quite compare with what happens when nature is left to its own devices.  Unimaginable shapes, colours and forms feature for some of the most incredible and unique spots in the world. The following 10 inspiring places are a prime example of the majesty of nature and what can be achieved when left to work its magic!

1) Aurora Borealis – Iceland

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Aurora Borealis, often referred to as the Northern Lights, comprises a natural light display in the sky. They occur as a result of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun entering the earth’s atmosphere. Pale green and pink are the most common colours however, shades of violet, green, blue, yellow and red have also been reported.  Taking many forms, they vary from streamers, arcs, or rippling curtains to scattered or patchy clouds which beautifully illuminate the sky with an eerie glow.  Iceland features amongst one of the best places in the Northern Hemisphere to witness this stunning natural phenomenon.

2) Waitomo Glowworm Caves – New Zealand

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The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are located on the North Island of New Zealand. The cave forms part of the Waitomo Caves system which also includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave. As the name indicates, the Glowworm Caves are indeed home to thousands of these little creatures. In what is known as the Glowworm Grotto, they can be identified by the myriad of tiny bright lights dotting the ceiling providing a twinkling glow which reflects off the water. In addition to the glowworms, the caves feature spectacular limestone formations including stalactites and stalagmites produced as a result of water dripping through the ceiling, or flowing over the walls, and leaving limestone deposits behind.

3) Marble Cathedral  – Chile

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Chile’s Marble Cathedral comprises an intricate system of water-filled caverns located in the second largest freshwater lake in South America, General Carerra, Patagonia. It is considered the most beautiful cave network in the world and, as the name indicates, the walls are of marble whilst the surrounding azure water boasts a breathtaking blue owing to finely ground glacial silt. The unique shape of the walls have been formed by the water itself and many will travel hundreds of miles to see the incredible light show caused by the reflection of the crystal clear waters on the marble walls.

4) Zhangjiajie National Forest Park – China

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The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park comprises a unique national park located in Southern Hunan, China. It’s most notable feature comprises the pillar-like formations which have emerged as a result of many years of erosion. One of the most famous comprises the Southern Sky Column. This tower of quartz-sandstone stands 3,544 feet high and a small oasis of trees graces its peak. It became the inspiration for James Cameron’s “Avatar” and was consequently renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” in honour of the film.

5) Coves del Drach – Mallorca

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The Coves del Drach (Dragon Caves) are located in Porto Cristo, Mallorca, and consist of four large caves called the Black Cave, White Cave, Cave of Luis Salvador and the Cave of the French. The aforementioned caves were formed by water being forced through the entrance from the Mediterranean and has resulted in some spectacular natural formations including stalactites, stalagmites and one of the world’s largest underground lakes called the Martel Lake.

 

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World’s Sexiest Hotel Bedroom of the Year

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Smith Hotels has voted this particular London room the sexiest in the world– see if you agree. [View More Photos at Inthralld.com]

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50 beautiful Europe Villages Photography

Lindau, Germany

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Fishing village of Lofoten islands

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Smögen Village, Sweden

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Whoever loves pleasant nature they must be visit Europe in lifetime. Pure air, less crowd, no pollution and rural traditions live a big cluster’s behind Villages.

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10 Coolest London Hotels to stay

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If leisure allies itself to modernity in a cozy space that is meant to sleep, well, you can’t ask for more!

Find these amazing luxury hotels in London.

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Best London Luxury Hotel #1 – Sanderson

The Sanderson is a 5-star luxury boutique experience located in the heart of London’s trendy Soho district. The landmarked 50s building has been transformed by Philippe Starck into a surreal mix of baroque and modern design that is absolutely unlike anything you’ve seen before. Every space blends extravagance and simplicity, taking inspiration from everywhere and everyone, and making it feel like you’ve followed Alice into Wonderland.

 

 

ME London 10 Coolest London Hotels to stay

Best London Luxury Hotel #2 – ME London

ME London is perched on the southern tip of Covent Garden. The 57 guest rooms – including 16 suites – offer views of many major local landmarks, like the cityskyline, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, and the River Thames, through floor-to-ceiling windows. This year, ME London was honored on the famous Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist 2013.

 

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Many Moons Over Ashcroft – a locals guide to Vancouver BC

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Head over to Global Yodel to check out this full moon of a travel guide!