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What does one put on a private jumbo jet?

The world’s first privately-owned Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental has been delivered to one well-heeled buyer, airplane manufacturer Boeing announced this week. The 747-8, a ‘stretched’ version of the classic jumbo jet, normally seats 467 passengers across its two decks, but the delivery made this week is likely to carry considerably fewer. Instead, the undisclosed VIP customer […]

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Gulfstream Flies Higher, Faster, Farther

Gulfstream, one of the world’s premier business aviation manufacturers, is breaking one record after another. Its top of the line model, the G650ER, can fly higher, faster and farther than almost anything in the sky. Counting in the achievements of its sister aircraft, the standard G650, more than 55 records have been smashed. The latest […]

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Embraer Private Jets to Feature Skylights

We were enthused to learn that a private manufacturer is actually putting skylights in its planes! This might sound crazy but the best part of air-travel has got to be the view. Whatever class you’re in, and no matter whether you’re flying in a private jet or not, the view is amazing. Having said that, […]

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Flying Palace: Dreamliner Boeing 787 BBJ

For one lucky owner, home is literally a flying palace that was once a Boeing 787-8 passenger service jet. The spacious 2,400 square foot Boeing 787-8 (now) private jet was converted from a passenger service jet to one for private use. With some help from Kestrel Aviation Management, Pierrejean Design Studios and Greenpoint Technologies, this is now […]

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Spa Escape: Italy’s Island Of Ischia

For thousands of years, volcanic Ischia’s mineral-rich springs and smoking plumes of air have turned caves into curative saunas. Much of this goodness is channeled into 300-plus spa hotels and thermal parks, making Ischia the largest thermal-water destination in Europe. Italians, Germans, and Brits have long loved the island’s waters and mud treatments, as well […]

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North American Ski Pass Adds Iconic Euro Hotspots

Tis the season in the northern hemisphere to consider plans for ski season and Vail Resorts in North America has a quite a novel move in mind. Designed to appeal to jetsetting ski bunnies, Vail Resorts has added some of Europe’s most iconic ski resorts to their season pass. For the 2016-2017 ski season, holders […]

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Grand Hyatt Opens in Rio de Janeiro

Looking out upon the sands of the Barra da Tijuca and the blue span of the ocean from a post of luxurious comfort sounds like the ultimate plan for any dream tropical vacation. The Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro provides exactly that comfort, with its 436 guestrooms kited out for any tourist’s desire. Among these rooms […]

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Palace of Versailles Hotel and Restaurant

We may not be as lucky as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to rent out the former home of Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV for a night. We can however, soon book one of 20 rooms that will form part of the hotel in the historic Palace of Versailles, soon to be the latest of Paris’ […]

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Romantic Travel: 3 Cities Of Love

As far we are concerned, it is always a good time for romance. While the staple cities of love such as Paris still hold their allure, it would be nice to venture out to fins other scenic cities that provide just as much to offer — and a whole lot of love of course. Iceland […]

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Magnetic North: Iceland and Svalbard

There’s something to be said about the longstanding fascination travelers have with the stark, untouched arctic wilderness. Perhaps it’s because it kindles a primordial connection with the natural world, or offers tranquil respite from the congestion and pandemonium of the modern metropolis. In Philip Pullman’s fantasy novel The Golden Compass, the witch-queen Serafina Pekkala utters […]

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