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By Stacy Small | A curated look at what's hot, hip & hapening in luxury travel.

8 places to travel while the US dollar is still strong

The US Dollar is peaking at the moment, which is great news for Americans travelers trying to decide where to travel.<p>For years we’ve had to watch our wallets in the expensive cities like Stockholm, Paris and Sydney —but 2015 saw the dollar's value steadily increase.<p>Now a trip to Europe is teetering …

Adventure Travel

Ambitious new park to change the face of Singapore

CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.<p>(CNN)How do you make Asia's greenest city even greener?<p>The answer, in Singapore, is to build a new park.<p>But not …

Singapore

The Best Beaches in Hawaii

One of the many reasons we love Hawaii—aside from an incredible mai tai, fresh seafood, and laid-back surf culture—is that it can easily lay claim to having the most beautiful beaches in the world. Why is that? For starters, they come in every size, shape, and color there: wide, calm expanses that …

Adventure Travel

9 Reasons You Need to Travel More

<i>Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™ company and let us tell the world your success story. Get Started »</i><p>Some people are born with wanderlust and spend their lives seeking new experiences. Others plan yearly vacations, enjoy weekend day trips or tack a few extra days onto a business trip to explore …

Travel

21 hotels you didn't know were owned by celebrities

(CNN)More and more celebrities have been investing their Hollywood money in the hospitality sector as of late -- restaurants, nightclubs, and transportation services, to name a few.<p>But it's celebrity-owned hotels that have most recently been thrust into the limelight, though not always for the most …

Hotels

What to eat in the world's top foodie cities

Ever feel like you're wasting time in a world-class city by waiting in line at tourist traps or wandering streets you know nothing about? Sometimes the best way to get to know a city is through your stomach.<p>You'll have to eat either way, and walking food tours, booming brewery scenes, and tasting …

European Travel

The most lavish cruise ships on the high seas

Cruise vacations have always divided travelers. People either love or hate the idea of being on a boat with a couple of thousand other people in the middle of the ocean.<p>Whether you are a skeptic or not, many cruise liners provide passengers with the five-star luxury one might expect from a boutique …

If These Walls Could Talk: London’s Most Storied—And Stylish—Hotel Bars

If you think hotel bars are dated, tired, and dull, it’s time to reconsider. Step into London’s hippest new boutique accommodations and grandes dames of hospitality and you’ll find watering holes esteemed among the best in the world—superstar bartenders; niche, small-production spirits; and …

The World's Most Spectacular Hotel Pools

Indulge in a day of carefree bliss, relax in a luxurious cabana and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at a poolside bar. Where else could you do this than at one of the world's most spectacular hotel pools?<p>Rooftop pools are incredibly complex to create, but the reward is astonishing. Imagine sipping on …

Hotels

Here's your guide to 2016's hottest luxury destinations

What is your definition of luxury travel?<p>Does it include experiencing exquisite lodges set amid some of the world's most stunning winelands in South …

Luxury Lifestyle

'Sharknado' actor Ian Ziering's newest role: Travel agent

Ian Ziering certainly knows his way around Beverly Hills 90210 and all its celebrity haunts – not to mention knowing his way around a chainsaw and some sharks gone berserk in "Sharknado".<p>Now the actor wants to bring those celeb hangouts to the average Joe.<p>Ziering has become a travel agent of sorts …

14 Best Rooftop Restaurants

For $140k, Land Rover wants to take you on the world's most luxurious road trip

Everyone likes a good road trip. Whether it's to move cross country (check), to see the space shuttle launch (I did the drive, though the launch was scrubbed), or just to see somewhere new (check, check, check).<p>A road trip is an opportunity to see the world, one mile at a time. Most of my road …

Road Trips

How Dubai's Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is About to Become Even More Over-the-Top

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is already one of the world’s most notable—and most photographed—hotels, but it’s about to get even more grand.<p>The sail-shaped luxury property, which sits on its own artificial island off the shores of the United Arab Emirates, is adding a brand-new outdoor space that will …

Middle East

The Best Places to Travel in February

The holidays are officially over, New Year’s resolutions have slowly begun to wane, and that relaxed-vacation feeling is all but a distant memory—welcome to February. But don’t underestimate the value of travel during the shortest month of the year. With low-season rates, fewer crowds, and plenty …

Travel

Crystal Cruises offering option to book short segments of World Cruise

Crystal Cruises, the burgeoning luxury travel conglomerate that continues to redefine elegance, is making it easy for travelers who can't afford the …

Luxury Lifestyle

A sneak peek at Burj Al Arab's new beachside resort opening in 2016

• <b>'North Deck' will fan out 328 feet into the Arabian Gulf, providing exclusive access to 32 cabanas and 400 loungers</b>• <b><br>Visitors to the new area, opening</b> …

Middle East Travel

These Are the Best New Restaurants in the World

In 11 of the world’s most compelling food capitals, neo-traditionalists, upstart iconoclasts, and ingredient obsessives are setting new culinary standards<p>Turn off Istanbul’s frenetic Istiklal Street, and pull up a seat at Yeni Lokanta, the modern <i>meyhane</i> of the moment. Chef Civan Er’s small plates …

Restaurants

The Best Tourist Attractions You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Discover new sites in popular vacation destinations<p>Berlin<p>The former West is buzzy thanks to Bikini Berlin, a new cool-kid shopping center full of local high-design brands such as Gestalten. Next door, there’s the whimsical 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, whose rooftop restaurant Neni and Monkey Bar …

Travel

The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations Right Now

The 10 hottest travel destinations right now.<p>When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, Americans are most concerned with their health, according to the social media monitoring company Digimind. However, with 12,224 mentions on social media, travel is the second most popular topic of discussion, …

European Travel

A behind the scenes look at how airlines whisk celebs through LAX

If you think walking through a busy airport is incredibly stressful, imagine how hard it is when you’re a celebrity being hounded by throngs of adoring fans, persistent selfie requests, and paparazzi yelling your name.<p>That’s probably why Los Angeles International Airport, which is paparazzi …

Travel

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

Citymapper<p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend would look over and prod: “Oh, don’t you use Citymapper?” Eventually, I relented.<p>Comprehensive, easy to use and also playful, Citymapper offers more detailed journey planner …

Travel Technology

The new InterContinental Bordeaux opens doors in a 18th-Century historic building

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled its newest property, the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, France, its fifth property …

25 mountains everyone should ski in their lifetime

Ski bums and boarders follow the powder around the world to shred slopes at the best resorts. From ritzy Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado, to the steep terrain of Cerro Catedral in Argentina, here are 25 <b></b>mountains that all skiers and boarders should visit in their lifetime.<p><i>Julie Zeveloff contributed to</i> …

Skiing

This 19th-century sea fort has been converted into a luxury hotel – complete with a nightclub, a mall, and even a laser tag arena

Luxury Travel

Planning a vacation soon? Score some chic and personalized luggage at Prada!

Prada has a new incentive for travelers who love their luggage. They will now offer discerning travelers the chance to customize their luggage from a …

The ultimate luxury in flying – A seat in glass bubble on top of the plane

There’s something about sunroofs that make them indispensable in luxury cars. These windows to the heavens above are always an interesting luxury to …

Peninsula Hotels open their first airport boutique at the Hong Kong International Airport

Flying out of Hong Kong airport and forgot to pick a little something for the family? Head straight to Peninsula Hotel’s first...The post Peninsula …

The nation’s 10 best airports make holiday travel a little less awful

J.D. Power may be best known for rating cars, but the marketing firm also ranks customer satisfaction when it comes to airports. It recently released …