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21 Jul

Instagram Travel Faker: Why The Outrage?

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These days, word of mouth is no longer the driving force of the tourism industry. All it takes for a hotel, restaurant, or attraction to blow up is one good photo: A meticulously-composed Instagram shot that elicits wanderlust, hunger, or an all-important tap on the bookmark button, indicating the user's desire to actually visit the spot at some point in the future. Influence is the name of the game, and travel bloggers — with their high follower counts and multi-platform appeal — are raking it in. Forbes even curated an inaugural list of top travel influencers this April: These men and women can sway the $180 billion millennial travel industry, while making an average of $207 for one post. But now, the inevitable backlash has begun: In article published...
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21 Jul

The 10 Best Hotels In Los Angeles

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The co-founder of luxury trip planner Black Tomato shared his tips on where to rest your head in the City of Angels.

Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote destinations. Marchant's finger on the pulse of travel trends and the world's best in hotels, restaurants, destinations and honeymoons is unique and incomparable–and he's sharing his expertise and curated lists of where to visit, stay, eat and more with BAZAAR.com. There’s something undeniably magical about Los Angeles–be it the Hollywood glamour, the stunning sunsets, whimsical beaches, cutting-edge art, abundant nightlife or plethora of dining options, LA is a city looking...
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19 Jul

You Can Now Island Hop Using Uberboat

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This is how Uber is tackling innovation as it rebuilds its company.

Part of Croatia's charm is the remoteness of its 1,200 islands, each singular in its aesthetic and surrounded by clear, turquoise stretches of Adriatic Sea. That is also its greatest transportation woe, given that water taxis are the only method of transport between the stretches of azure shores. Luckily, Uber is launching a service that hopes to connect Croatia's dotted coastline: UberBOAT. We visited the archipelago to test out the new feature, which enables you to hail a boat via the app just as you would a car in Manhattan, London, Los Angeles and other metropolises around the globe. Within the app, select UberBOAT as your mode of transportation (BOAT will...
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19 Jul

Gucci Is Launching A Travel App

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Alessandro Michele is making the most of his time at Gucci. Just five days after announcing the launch of a 32-piece range of homewear called Gucci Decor, the creative director has outlined plans for a new initiative called Gucci Places. The latter is an online tool that will allow users to to explore various locations around the world that have inspired elements of design throughout the house’s 96-year history. Slated to be made available through Gucci’s dedicated App this Fall, the new platform will shed light on the meaning behind the motifs and historic locales that have become synonymous with Michele’s collections. Each Gucci Place will be unveiled individually, and while some will be well known, there are others that will...
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18 Jul

Entrepreneur Who Just Opened Her Dream Vintage Shop In L.A.

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Aralda Vintage wasn’t built on wheels. The shop’s founder, former model Brynn Jones, always imagined she’d be able to drive around the country selling her collection of long-forgotten ’90s Prada and ’70s Givenchy out of a refurbished food truck. Then in September of last year, reality hit. She realized she didn’t want to be away from home, from her boyfriend and her dog, traveling like a nomad with a car full of clothes. So, she partnered with her friend Lily Kaizer and started planning to open a proper brick-and-mortar vintage store in L.A. Kaizer found a space next to her bridal salon inside the famous 1950s-era shopping center Crossroads of the World in Hollywood. “A few months later, I got the keys...
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18 Jul

This Is the Best Hotel in the World

When traveling, hotels can provide a luxurious home away from homeexperience. It holds the potential to make or break the travel experience, which is why Travel+Leisure ranked the top hotels in the world to serve as a guide.

The Best Hotel in the World: Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba, Indonesia

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SUMBA, INDONESIA - APRIL 14: The pool and sun lounge area at the Kasambi Family Villa at Nihiwatu Resort, Western Sumba on April 14, 2013. Sumba is a remote island in Eastern Indonesia, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands group based in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. (Photo by Callaghan Walsh/Getty Images)
SUMBA, INDONESIA - APRIL 14: The pool and sun lounge area at the Kasambi Family Villa at Nihiwatu Resort, Western Sumba on April 14, 2013. Sumba is a remote island in Eastern Indonesia, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands group based in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. (Photo by Callaghan Walsh/Getty Images)
Nihi Sumba Island (formerly Nihiwatu) holds its place once more as the best place to stay. A luxurious paradise resort in Sumba, Indonesia, Nihi Sumba Island is more than just a beautiful escape. The resort touts its eco-friendly model in which energy wasted on...
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18 Jul

The Rainbow Room Is Opening The Rosé Bar Of your Dreams This Summer

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Summer's favorite flavor now has a whole menu devoted to it.
The legendary Rainbow Room, set on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, is offering a Rosé Bar Pop-Up for four nights this July. Beginning July 14, guests can snack on rosé-inspired treats like a champagne donut bouquet served with rosé sorbet, champagne icing, gold dust, and cotton candy ($15, above) while they sip watermelon rosé sangria ($15).

Watermelon Rosé Sangria
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Watermelon Rosé Sangria / Copyright 2017 © Rainbow Room. All Rights Reserved

The Frisky Oyster is another special, featuring six raw oysters topped with rosé granita, candied grapefruit, and pink peppercorn (market price). Six rosé wines will also be available, of course, alongside rosé cocktails, cider, and champagne.

The Frisky Oyster
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The Frisky Oyster / Copyright 2017 © Rainbow Room. All Rights Reserved
The pop-up is being offered on four nights...
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17 Jul

Just A Bunch Of Photos From Chrissy Teigen And John Legend’s Family Vacation That Will Make You Jealous

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Being a celebrity power couple like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen must be a lot of work.

Which means that when they get a little time for some R&R, they go all out and have the most epic family vacations.

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So when John and Chrissy — with Luna in tow (obvs) — went to Bali, they did everything from exploring all that nature has to offer...
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17 Jul

What Happens When You Have a Fashion Show In a Japanese Restaurant

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Paris. Milan. New York. London. Those are some top-notch food cities. They also happen to be the locations of the most-watched fashion shows in the world. But during Fashion Week, food rarely comes into play. The minds of designers, editors, and photographers are strictly on clothes (and not spilling anything on them). Well, they were, at least, until NYC menswear label Deveaux New York decided to show their spring/summer 2018 collection at a Japanese restaurant this week. Yeah, sounds good to us.

Photos by Atif Ateeq (left) and Alex Lau (right
Photos by Atif Ateeq (left) and Alex Lau (right

Left: A model walks through EN Brasserie and Right: Miso-marinated black cod

“I’ve been to shows where alcohol was a component, but never a true culinary experience,” said Deveaux co-founder Matt Breen. “We strive to create special, intimate environments. This...
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14 Jul

Why Travel To The Middle East Is On The Rise

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Of late, we’ve been bombarded with news of travel bans, laptop bans, and State Department warnings regarding travel to the Middle East. So why are more Americans choosing to travel there? In the last year alone, Intrepid Travel has seen a 70 percent growth in U.S. bookings to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan, leading the company to double down on 2017 departures. Now offering over 45 itineraries across the Middle East—including Oman and the Palestinian territories—Intrepid is just one of many companies hoping to dispel popular cultural bias, ultimately changing the conversation from that of fear to understanding.

The Dead Sea in Jordan
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The Dead Sea in Jordan / Photo: Alamy
“We believe in the power of travel to connect people and break down barriers,” says Intrepid Travel CEO James Thornton. “Our travelers...
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