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Symphony of the Seas: Experience Ponant’s Latest Vessel

By Theodora Halstead

These days it is becoming increasingly difficult to remain in the moment. When you’re next on vacation, look around and see who is soaking up the atmosphere and who is bent over their phones, oblivious to their surroundings—you’ll likely see more of the latter. Ponant’s latest vessel, Le Lapérouse, tackles this issue by submerging guests in a unique, immersive experience. […]

First Flight: Experiencing the Icon A5

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. No runway? No problem. With a sense of adventure, the only limit to the all-new Icon A5 light-sport aircraft is the amount of free time you have to explore. Approaching the tiny plane on the tarmac at Westchester Airport, I had to wonder if I’d gone too far.Was I […]

Latest and greatest: The ultimate buyers guide for ready-to-go superyachts

By Elite Traveler

By Ellie Brade Presented by Bermuda Tourism Building a custom superyacht is a one-of-a-kind experience but, like all good things, one that takes time. At the higher end of the yacht-building spectrum, you could be waiting for more than three years for your dream yacht to become a reality, and that is once you’ve managed to secure a build slot in […]

Signature Flight Support Announces Latest Developments

By Lauren Hill

The global FBO network, Signature Flight Support, has just announced a series of new developments, from a new partnership with international hospitality real estate development company Nexus Luxury Collection to improvements in efficiency and access in the EMEA region. In partnership with the real estate company founded by Joe Lewis and his Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Justin […]

Alberto Galassi on Manning the Helm at Ferretti Group

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.  Keeping up with the changing trends of yacht ownership is no easy task. Alberto Galassi draws on his years of experience as a yacht owner to ensure Ferretti Group stays ahead of the curve. Though I was 10 years old, I clearly remember when my father brought home our […]

The Luxury Collaboration Elevating Fine Dining at Altitude

By Lauren Hill

When executive in-flight concierge On Air Dining, leader in luxury wine and spirits Moët Hennessy and private jet charter marketplace Victor collaborate the result is the ultimate in fine dining at altitude. In a brand new partnership, these three luxury brands are creating a new ‘personal flying experience’ for private fliers. Bringing culinary finesse together with fine produce and expertise […]

Family-Friendly Jets to Invest In

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. As the holiday season is fast approaching, there’s no better time to invest in a family-friendly jet. Whether you’re flying between states to visit relatives or going on a further-flung vacation, these aircrafts can get you there. HondaJet Elite At this year’s EBACE in Geneva, HondaJet revealed significant upgrades […]

The Three Ultimate Tow Vehicles

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum At its core, Cadillac calls Escalade an SUV with the capacities of a full-size truck. Its new 10-speed automatic transmission with a 7.39 gear ratio spread apportions the engine to run at a lower rpm on the highway, adjusting shift points in a manner similar […]

The Best Jet Skis to get Right Now

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Kawasaki’s Jet Ski Ultra 310LX We’re not sure what we love most about this model—the serious power, the sporty look or the Jetsound audio system allowing you to listen to music while you’re on the water. From $17,999, kawasaki.com Yamaha’s FX Cruiser SVHO Its super-vortex high-output marine engine delivers […]

The New Era of Customized Luxury Travel Trailers

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Explore with complete freedom and flexibility; no pilot, predetermined destination or schedule is necessary. A new era of customized, purpose-built travel trailers from Living Vehicle, Airstream and Land Ark allow you to traverse the world with the luxuries of home and on your own terms. Land Ark Drake In […]