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

Your inter-island flight on Hawaii’s Island Air will be more comfortable and quicker with upgraded Q400 planes

Your inter-island flight on Hawaii’s Island Air will be more comfortable and quicker, thanks to a new fleet of planes that promise roomier seats and faster flight times.<p>The company recently started flying Q400 planes made by Montreal-based Bombardier. Island Air flies 400 flights a week between the …

Hawaii

5 restaurants where the views are as amazing as the food

Michelin-starred chefs, standout tasting menus, and extensive wine lists can only get you so far. When it comes to the world’s greatest meals — ambience is as big a factor as any. That's why we're all about these 10 next-level restaurants where mouthwatering plates are met with jaw-dropping scenery.

Hotels

Travel the Globe in Serious Style with Aman’s Latest Private Jet Journey

Read about Aman’s 22-day private jet adventure that will whisk just 16 passengers in a well-appointed Airbus through nine countries across Asia and …

Travel

Visiting a Private Island Not Luxe Enough? Try this Jaw-Dropping $1 Million Private Island Package

Calala Island’s new $1 million package comes complete with unlimited Dom Perignon and a $150,000 treasure hunt.<p>If the standard private-island …

Luxury

12 Exquisite Hotel Rooms That Include Private Pools

From Bermuda to Bali, private personal pools is where it’s at for the ultimate in luxury travel<p>On a relaxing vacation, the last thing one wants to worry about is setting an alarm to get up in time to secure a poolside chaise longue. When a private, personal pool exists just a step outside your own …

Hotels

Cuba's first luxury hotel opens in Havana

Cuba's first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the …

Take The Pledge To Travel Better

7 rules–from eating with locals to avoiding all-inclusive resorts–to make your travel more impactful for you and the places you’re visiting.<p>What if I told you the best way to give back to local communities and create a positive impact is by having the time of your life when you travel? Simply by …

Travel

5 Landmark Hotels That Look Better Than Ever: Hot List 2017

When we hear that a beloved hotel is getting major work done, we hold our breath. What happens if they ditch those period brass doorknobs in favor of brushed-steel ones, or swap vintage sconces for “contemporary” halogens that will kill the lobby’s vibe? Lucky for us, these properties got it right. …

Hotels

Top 100 Bistros In Paris: The New Gastronomic Stars At Affordable Prices

No need to be a connoisseur, a gourmet, or a millionaire to have a top dinner in Paris. No need to bankrupt yourself, either, at a Michelin-starred restaurant in order to eat well and make new gastronomic discoveries.<p>100 Parisian Bistros – like Bistrot Vivienne – have become part of a select list …

Paris

How to get in to Hong Kong's best secret bars

A hidden bar adds an element of discovery to a night out, and Hong Kong has no shortage of hiding spots thanks to a plethora of nondescript commercial towers and tiny alleyways. Modern speakeasies in Hong Kong pay homage to the 1920s Prohibition era with throwback décor and classic cocktails, …

Hong Kong

The One Must-Try Food in 47 European Countries

There’s always one -- that one inimitable treat your trip to Europe wouldn’t be complete without sampling. It's the one dish your friends waste no …

Europe

Nicolás Obregón: ‘Tokyo is a million cities … and it’s full of secrets’

A city that can be ‘Blade Runner and old Japan all at once’ inspired Blue Light Yokohama novelist Nicolás Obregón – who is in thrall to Tokyo’s towers, street food and quiet corners<p><b>Tokyo has magnetism, and it feels endless</b>. What hits you first is the scale. There’s the neon signs, the ancient …

Japan

Tour Brooklyn’s Newest Ecofriendly Boutique Hotel

View Slideshow<p>Last week I did something that New Yorkers rarely do: I spent the night in a hotel. I checked into the new 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the …

Hotels

26+ images that prove Hawaii is the most underrated place for outdoor adventure

Photo: Anianiku Chong<p><i>Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow</i> …

Are these the 10 greatest city breaks on Earth?

Opposites attract, especially when it comes to holidays. If you live a stressful city life, a week or two in the countryside probably seems like an ideal antidote to the pressures of everyday life – the best way to slow down, unwind and refresh the soul. If you are retired and living a rural idyll, …

Europe

Four Seasons Announces New Luxurious Napa Valley Property

After years of speculation, plans for the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Napa Valley, an enclave at the northern tip of California wine …

The 17 Things You Must Do In St. Bart's

Where the locals shop, eat and sun on the famously posh — yet entirely unpretentious — French Caribbean island.<p>The Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy — St. Bart's, as it's known — is beautiful, sexy, chic and fun. The food is some of the best island fare in the world, and the French influence is …

Travel

An abandoned terminal at New York's JFK airport is being transformed into a swanky new hotel

For decades, New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport has stood as one of the world's largest aviation hubs, servicing some 50 million passengers a year. But modern times have seen it fall behind pioneering airports in places like Singapore and Zurich, which have begun adding facilities …

John F. Kennedy International Airport

13 incredible destinations that are now easier to visit

A raft of UK airlines have announced the new destinations they want to take you this year.<p>Carriers regularly chop and change the routes they operate, but the new year is the best time to pay attention to the exciting additions to the UK’s travel map over the next 12 months.<p>Read on for the pick of …

10 Hotel Trends That Will Shape Guest Experience in 2017

“What’s the biggest trend in ______ you’re seeing these days?”<p>This is a question we here at Skift field every day, 24/7, 365 days a year, and one …

Top 10 restaurants in Napa Valley

Top 10 restaurants in Napa Valley<p>Known first and foremost for its incredible wines produced from award-winning family-run vineyards, Napa Valley is …

Restaurants

See 31 Incredible Luxury Hotels Opening Around the World This Year

1 of 31<p>Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills<p>The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will spread across 12 floors and offer unobstructed views from its 170 rooms. …

7 new ski hotels to stay at this winter

From pricey remodels to new builds, here’s what’s fresh in lodging<p>Thanks to a shorter construction season and an array of challenging zoning laws to navigate, the pace of ski town development can seem slow moving. But with most ski town economies now fully recovered from the Great Recession, a new …

Skiing

15 of the Most Expensive Hotel Suites in New York City Photos | Architectural Digest

Even for just one night, these Manhattan suites come at mind-blowing prices<p>It’s not only condos in spiraling towers and quaint West Village brownstones that command jaw-dropping prices in New York. The city’s very best hotel suites are similarly stratospheric in cost and cater to guests who expect …

Hotels

The Best Hotel in Every State

From the country’s first beach resort to a swanky, Madison Avenue boutique, these are the top hotels from sea to shining sea.<p>In central Vermont, …

Hotels

Ex-Goldman Trader Sells Tourists Access to Top Tokyo Restaurants

Are you a business traveler who wants to jump to the front of the waiting list for Tokyo’s most exclusive restaurants? Check out this former Goldman …

The 20 Best Holiday Gifts to Buy Women Who Travel - Pretty and Practical Presents for Every Budget

Mon Purse Liberté Travel Wallet<p>Ancient Greek Sandals<p>Country Road Scarf<p>Papier d'Amour Leather Journal<p>Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist<p>Memo …

7 Overlooked Tropical Islands to Visit in 2017

With winter approaching and the new year only a few weeks away, right now is a great time to start thinking about your next tropical getaway that involves sunny blue skies and white sanded beaches.<p>In this post, you'll get ideas for some of the best, hidden tropical islands to visit in 2017. I've …

Beaches

Airport therapy animals take stress out of travel

Whether you hate to fly or just dread the security lines, airports can be stressful places. There's the race for the gates, the lugging of luggage …