The London aristocrat and hospitality maven dishes on her must-have travel gear
At 27 years old, Irene Forte, the daughter of English hotel tycoon Sir Rocco Forte—whose portfolio of 11 iconic properties includes London’s Brown’s and Edinburgh’s Balmoral—is anything but content to fall back on her vast fortune. While overseeing all training and development for the company’s hotels, she also runs the ... More
The East African country emerges from tragedy to reinvent itself as a haven for travelers seeking nature, culture, heart and soul
In the spring of 1994, I was in my final weeks of high school when nearly a million people died in one of history’s most brutal genocides, 100 days of machete and gunfire attacks as friends and neighbors turned on one another in the Hutu majority’s efforts to eradicate the ... More
The iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has finally opened its most exciting feature
Marking a triumphant day in luxury innovation, Dubai’s sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has finally opened its highly anticipated Burj Al Arab Terrace.
The private terrace is the first in marine and off-site construction, as it was built in Finland and then transported by ship ... More
These incredible bodies of water will give your mind, body and spirit a boost
The instant calm that washes over you when you hit the beach. The adrenaline rush of falling water. The total relaxation of staring at a placid lake.
In his buzzy new book, Blue Mind, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols investigates the hidden benefits of being in, on, under, or near H20. Mashing ... More
These companies help you get a little refresher while on a jaunt abroad
A new trend has emerged in cosmetic surgery. No, it isn’t elbow enhancements. It’s plastic surgery tourism. Americans are turning their tummy tucks and breast implants into full-blown vacations to countries like Thailand and Brazil. There, they can get quality care plus a retreat for as much as ... More
For a guaranteed unique experience, book a trip to the world's strangest spots complete with ironic travel oddities
Have you ever heard about that über-fancy ski resort in North Korea? Yes, you read correctly—the secretive and poverty-stricken country opened a multi-million dollar luxury ski resort in 2013, despite the fact that the population of skiers in North Korea is around .02 percent.
North Korea's Masik Pass ... More
In his new book Beaches, some of the photographer’s greatest shots are paired with personal notes and invaluable advice (like where to stay in Saint-Tropez) to make for an indispensible guide to living an A-list life seaside