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The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

A Look inside Luxury Destination Travel

Introducing travelers to up-to-date destination trends, along with insider information and contacts, the boutique company Luxury Destination Travel provides invaluable service while creating luxury travel experiences for clients around the world. Much of this expertise is owing to years of experience and established collaborations. Linda Mitchell, owner of Luxury Destination Travel, reflects this through her 25 years of travel industry […]

Spa of the Week: GOCO JW Marriott Venice

By Olivia Cuccaro When choosing a Spa of the Week, nothing impresses us quite like a destination-inspired treatment. In Italy, that special local influence is, of course, olive oil. JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is using its very own olive oil to create a “Mediterranean Bliss” experience that combines the cultural significance of olive oil with its benefits for […]

Cocktail of the Week: Mezcali Me Banana

By Olivia Cuccaro Mezcali Me Banana from Melrose Umbrella Co 1.5 oz El Silencio Espadín 1 oz grapefruit juice 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz prickly pear purée 1/4 oz Giffards Banana du Bresil 1/4 oz light agave nectar To create this cocktail of the week, combine all ingredients and shake. Strain over ice in a double old fashioned glass, rimmed halfway […]

Take Three/// Upcoming Art Showcases

By Lauren Jade Hill This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Hauser &Wirth, Los Angeles Considered one of America’s most influential artists, Paul McCarthy garners great acclaim for creating artworks that challenge the viewer’s perception. The black walnut sculptures from the artist’s celebrated White Snow series will be on display in this upcoming show, including […]

By Olivia Cuccaro

Rainy days are nothing to fear in Washington’s largest city. A seaport on the West Coast of the US (hence the “sea,”) Seattle is a waterfront city with a thriving arts scene. The birthplace of grunge rock, Seattle is known for its museums and galleries in addition to its musical fame. From outdoor excursions to indoor exhibits, these are our picks of the best things to do in Seattle.

Museums

Ancient Mediterranean, African and Australian Aboriginal are just a few of the collections found in the Seattle Art Museum. Sit in on a 30-minute gallery discussion, or take a tour with one of Seattle’s artistic elite to learn about their favorite works of art. Then, make your way to the Olympic Sculpture Park for stunning installations like Alexander Calder’s The Eagle and Teresita Fernández’s
Seattle Cloud Cover. Make it an art-filled day with a visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass and view the 40ft Glasshouse centerpiece before watching a glassblowing demonstration bring it all to life.

If the trip to Seattle wasn’t enough time on the jet, take a trip to the Museum of Flight to learn everything there is to know about air and space. Book a one-hour session at the Aviation Learning Center for their Pilot Experience in a professional-grade simulator. A Shuttle Trainer Tour explores the inside of a space shuttle crew compartment, while expert guides can accompany you on a Docent Tour of the museum’s exhibits. Should you wish to make the museum the first stop on your itinerary, you can fly your plane into one of five parking spaces onsite.

In a city with such a storied music history – think Nirvana and Pearl Jam – it’s only fitting that the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) should make the list. Exhibitions range from a guitar gallery to a Star Trek set.

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A Must for Steak Aficionados, SEARED at One&Only Palmilla

Los Cabos’ contribution to Mexico’s leadership position in the world of gastronomic excellence is visible in its culinary diversity, innovation and trend-setting chefs. Long recognized for its fresh seafood and amazing vistas, Los Cabos is now setting the standard for the “best steak restaurants” in Mexico.  Several new signature restaurants have opened their doors finding inspiration from top chefs, with […]

Grand Velas Los Cabos hosts Kitchen Fiesta at the Grand Chefs Festival

On June 24th a number of the world’s top chefs, including James Beard award winners, Food Network chefs and Michelin star recipients, will be coming together at Grand Velas Los Cabos for the Kitchen Fiesta at the resort’s Grand Chefs Festival. These 16 revered chefs and mixologists from North America and Europe promise to provide guests with a behind-the-scenes insider […]

Things to do in Edinburgh

Vibrant arts, a unique culture and fascinating history all make Edinburgh a destination that captivates those passing through. While the city’s Fringe festival, Hogmanay and Burns Night draw the biggest crowds in, this is a city that rewards visitors year-round. We take a look at the best things to do in Edinburgh throughout every season. Arts and Culture Historically rich […]

Inkaterra Founder José Koechlin on Pioneering Ecotourism in Peru

By Lauren Jade Hill Founder of Inkaterra José Koechlin has been on an extraordinary journey in his efforts to establish ecotourism in Peru. We talk to the conservationist, filmmaker and entrepreneur about his first impressions of the Peruvian wilderness as a child and the difference Inkaterra has now made, as well as what guests can experience when they stay at […]

Spa of the Week: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

By Olivia Cuccaro For many, a day at the spa is a time to disconnect and bring the focus to one’s own personal wellness. While spending a few hours alone at the spa can be a welcome respite from a busy schedule, it’s that same busy schedule that impedes time with our loved ones. At the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, […]