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7 Best Luxury Hotels to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
In February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen of England became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee: 70 years on throne. The Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history. That calls for a celebration of epic proportions! Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of the best 5-star luxury hotels in London and New York with special packages, parties and more to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
7 Memorial Day Luxury Travel Destinations Best to Book 2022
It's not too late to book a last-minute weekend getaway for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. If you move quickly, there are luxurious spots with space available - and who doesn't want to kick the summer off right? Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of 7 Memorial Day 2022 luxury travel destinations best to book right now.
10 Best Luxury Travel Destinations for Dream Vacation in June
What are the best luxury vacation destinations in the month of June? So many great choices, so little time. It’s the start of summer, school’s out, the days are longer and the weather is fine in lots of stunning locales. The summer pop music, dance, jazz, and classical seasons are in full swing. There are baseball games, mountain hikes, art fairs and luxury cruises on tap. If you're wondering where to go on vacation in the month  of June, here are 10 of the best luxury travel destinations in the world, with places for adventure, romance, families and more.
Stunning Photos of Lilacs in Bloom at the NY Botanical Garden
If you ask an experienced botanist what spring smells like, they might very well say that it smells like the lilac collection at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). And that's where they'd suggest you go in New York if you want a full immersion in their particular brand of spring renewal, along with a host of other spring flowers. These fragrant, beautiful blooms are at their peak right now, and visiting feels like something out of a magical spring dream. Here are some of our favorite photos of the lilacs in bloom in NY at the Botanical Garden. We just wish we could share their heady fragrance with you, as well. For that, you'll just have to go and experience them for yourselves.
8 Luxury Camping Resorts Families will Love this Summer 2022
Glamping has continued its rise as a top Google search term for those seeking vacation ideas and information during the last two years. We've previously covered this luxury-meets-the-Great-Outdoors experience, including a memorable stay on Governor's Island. But there's always something new in travel, so we're back with some additional inspiration for your next adventure. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 8 luxury camping - aka glamping - resorts across the US that families with kids will love for vacation trips this Summer 2022.
7 Adventure Hikes Best for an Active Vacation in Summer 2022
What better way to celebrate the start of summer than fresh air and exercise, plus stunning natural views while backpacking through some of the world's best trails? Our correspondent Tomas White has curated a list of 7 of the best adventure travel hikes, hiking and backpacking trails in the world for a vacation this summer 2022, including trekking trips and scenic tours.
14 Luxury Destinations Fully Open to U.S. Visitors This Summer
Finally, there's a glimmer of hope that travel will return to its pre-COVID state. And it's happening just in time for summer vacation 2022! Our travel agent just alerted us that the list of countries with no restrictions for visitors from the US and other countries outside of the EU continues to grow. When deciding where to travel in the coming weeks, here are 14 luxury destinations in countries in Europe - plus the U.K. - that are fully open to U.S. visitors for vacation in Summer 2022.
The Ultimate Black Culture Guide to the Best of Martha’s Vineyard
Editor's note: First published in June 2019. Martha's Vineyard is well-known as the summer home of the black elite. But really, it's the summer of home of black heritage, black excellence, and black friends and family. If you're planning to visit Martha's Vineyard this summer, what are the best places to see, stay, and dine on the island? Especially if you're seeking the iconic black experience on Martha's Vineyard that African-American families have had since the late 1890's? We went straight to the expert. Author of Our Kind of People, Lawrence Otis Graham, shares the ultimate Black and African-American culture guide to the best of Martha's Vineyard for families, first-time visitors and more.
12 Luxury Destinations Just a Short Drive from New York City
Sometimes the best weekend plan is a getaway from the city that's not too far away - but just distant enough to feel like a true escape. One that won't involve sitting in traffic for hours - but that also gives you that jolt of road trip adrenaline as you put the car in drive. If you live in New York City, you know exactly what we mean. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 12 luxury vacation spots perfect for a romantic, family or even solo weekend getaway that are just a short drive, and close to or very near New York City (NYC).
The 8 Best Places to Celebrate Mother’s Day in New York City
Our Gotham Guide series provides information from those of us who live in New York about the events, eateries and other happenings that are truly special and worth your time. In this installment, our Brooklyn-based correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares her take on the best places for celebrating Mother's Day 2022 in New York City (NYC), including museums, restaurants and more.
Celebrate World Earth Day 2022 with 12 Fun Creative Activities
Looking for Earth Day 2022 events to help make an impact in your community and support sustainability, conservation and the environment? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has some ideas to share. Join others around the world and celebrate Earth Day 2022 with any one of these 12 fun and creative activities perfect for kids and adults.
15 New Ways to Experience Beauty and Romance of April in Paris
Planning a luxury vacation to Paris this spring? Looking for advice on how to experience April in Paris like a luxury insider? Meredith Lepore is sharing her tips on how to have the best luxury vacation in April in Paris, given that there are so many things to do, including the must-see hotels, cafes, parks and museum exhibits. Book your travel plans, dear reader. And let's go!
Lyndhurst Mansion Flower Show is Ideal Way to Greet the Spring
What happens when a group of world class floral artists gets the freedom to transform a historic mansion just as spring arrives? Dear reader, it's something to behold. Our photos prove it: a visit to the annual Lyndhurst Mansion flower show in the historic Hudson Valley just outside New York City is an ideal and wildly romantic way to greet the spring. It's a micro-luxury of the best type - the kind of marvelous experience of which lovely memories are made. Here's a sneak peek at what you'll find by the banks of the Hudson River just north of New York in spring 2022.
10 Best Luxury Travel Destinations in the Month of April 2022
Where's the best place to go for a luxury vacation in April 2022? Dear reader, there are so many great choices, it's very hard to narrow the list. Still, we've done it. Here are our top 10 recommendations for the best luxury travel destinations in the world for a vacation in the month of April with ideas a family, a couple, a solo traveler and more.
7 Luxury Vacation Websites for the Best Summer Rental Home 2022
If you're thinking of taking a vacation this summer, you may be looking exclusively for luxury private rental homes. In this weird coronavirus era, who could blame you for wanting to be in a more secluded (and socially distanced) location for your summer vacation this year? So, where should you go online to find websites with the best luxury vacation rentals available this summer? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing her picks of the 7 luxury vacation websites for the best summer rental home in 2022.
The Hot New Luxury Spa Treatment of 2022 is Cold Water Plunge
It's official. Those "Polar Bear" clubs had it right all along. The hot new luxury spa treatment of 2022 is the cold water plunge. How is jumping into freezing cold water therapeutic, you ask? Devotees swear that it reduces anxiety. We feel anxious just thinking about it. Thankfully, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has answers, and she's sharing 5 invigorating ways to experience the benefits of cold water plunge therapy at a luxury spa, or with cool new tech tools at home, right now.
7 Best Upscale Karaoke Lounges Right Now in New York City (NYC)
Most of our staff members live in New York, and in our ongoing series Gotham Insider's Guide, we're opening the vault and sharing favorite secret places throughout NYC. In this edition, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 7 of the best upscale karaoke bars and lounges to visit right now in New York City (NYC), including our favorite top spots in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
How to Find the Best Luxury Summer Rental Home on Nantucket 2022
Looking for the perfect rental home on Nantucket this summer? Have a look at our 9-step guide to finding the perfect luxury rental. Then check out the fun facts and good-to-knows that our correspndent Julie Chang Murphy has uncovered, and view some specific properties that are currently for rent on the island that caught our eye. We’ve profiled five Nantucket neighborhoods, along with the hotels and eateries that get strong reviews, in case you decide to visit during your house hunt. We feel you coming, summer. And we are so ready. Here's how to find the best luxury summer rental home on Nantucket 2022 for you, your family and friends among homes currently on the market.
How to Find the Best Luxury Summer Rental Home in Hamptons 2022
Looking for the perfect home to rent in the Hamptons for summer 2022? Have a look at our 9-step guide to finding the perfect luxury rental. And assess which of the 7 social circles in the Hamptons suits you best. Then check out some of the specific fun facts and good things to know that our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has uncovered, as well as some specific properties that are currently for rent that caught our eye. We’ve also noted our favorite hotels and restaurants, should you decide to visit before you make your final rental decision. Summer’s almost here. Let's make plans! Most of our staff are New Yorkers, so we know from the Hamptons - here's how to find the best luxury summer rental home for you in 2022.
How to Find the Best Summer Rental Home on Martha’s Vineyard 2022
Looking for the perfect luxury rental home on Martha’s Vineyard for summer vacation 2022? Have a look at our 9-step guide to finding the perfect luxury rental. And assess which of the 5 social circles of Martha’s Vineyard is yours. Then check out some of the specific fun facts and good things to know that we’ve uncovered, as well as some specific properties that are currently for rent that caught our eye. Summer’s almost here! Let's make some plans. Here's how to find the best luxury summer rental home on the island of Martha’s Vineyard for vacation 2022 for you, your family and friends.
5 Secrets to Getting the Perfect Luxury Rental Home this Summer
When it comes to renting the perfect summer luxury home for your vacation, it gets late really early. Like, lots of people book in January for July. However, despair not if you haven't locked down your luxury rental just yet. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing 5 expert hacks on how to rent a luxurious vacation home, in the service of helping you get your dream summer luxury rental for this post-COVID season 2022.

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