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

'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".

Now the actor wants to bring those celeb hangouts to the average Joe.

Ziering has become a travel agent of sorts …

U.S. Travel

14 Best Rooftop Restaurants

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).

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.

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 shortest month of the year is slow for travel, which makes it perfect for taking advantage of low-season rates, celebrating a special occasion, and escaping winter blues.

The holidays are officially over, New Year’s resolutions have slowly begun to wane, and that relaxed-vacation feeling is all …

U.S. 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

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

Luxury

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

Turn off Istanbul’s frenetic Istiklal Street, and pull up a seat at Yeni Lokanta, the modern meyhane 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

Berlin

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 …

South America Travel

The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations Right Now

The 10 hottest travel destinations right now.

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.

That’s probably why Los Angeles International Airport, which is paparazzi …

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

Citymapper

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.

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

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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 mountains that all skiers and boarders should visit in their …

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

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...The post …

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 …

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 retail boutique that …

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 …

Flying

2016’s Hottest Hotels: The 16 Most Anticipated Openings

A new hotel is to a seasoned traveler what a new car smell is to a gearhead. (Basically, pure heaven.) Even the rehabilitation of legendary properties can be just as thrilling. Here, we take a look at the 16 openings that we’re most excited for in 2016.

The latest high-end hotel amenity? A red Ferrari

Lavazza machines and free Wi-Fi are nice, but guests at one Beverly Hills boutique property can savour a much sweeter perk.

Hollywood has an historic love affair with Italy. Whenever they can write it into a budget, they hop over to make a Ben-Hur or a Three Coins in the Fountain or a Zoolander 2 …

European Travel

How to Order Sake Like a Pro

Sake sommelier Yasuyuki Suzuki shares his tips on how to order the Japanese beverage.

Whether you’re traveling in Tokyo or out for Japanese food, it can be hard to navigate a sake menu. Sake choices range from clear to cloudy, hot to cold, low-priced to very expensive and it is easy to get confused. …

Food

The 10 Best International Airports: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

Condé Nast Traveler readers pick the top ten international airports outside the U.S. Most are in Asia and the Middle East, with a slew of bells and …

Airports

World’s Best Nightlife Hotels

Laser-lit clubs, swanky lobby bars: these hotels know exactly how to show guests, and locals, a good time all night long.

Hotels—at least, the very best of them—are so much more than a place to bed down. Often, hotels are the epicenter of a city's nightlife, offering guests and locals everything …

10 Chocolate Shops Worth Traveling For

Great chocolate was once the sole territory of European chocolatiers but now, startup bean-to-bar producers around the globe are giving them a run …

Chocolate

Study ranks world's most popular luxury hotel brands for 2015

A new study by Luxury Branding, a London-based consultancy that specializes in the global luxury market, reveals a fresh and unexpected ranking of

Big inside-the-airport hotels coming soon at DEN, JFK, SFO

The new Westin at Denver International opens this fall. (Image: Westin)

If an “airport hotel” is a few miles away from the terminals, is it really an …

5 Need-To-Know Tips for Frequent Travelers of All Types

Leaving your home for extended periods of time can bring about waves of unwanted stress and anxiety. No one is immune to that feeling of being …

10 Of The Best Luxury Hotel Brands In The World

The good news for American travelers seeking luxury is that there are more high-end hotels around the world than ever before. The bad news is that not every expensive, glitzy new hotel is a luxury property.

There has been a huge worldwide hospitality building boom for the past decade, in established …

Asia Travel