Hotel Review: Grand Hotel Cannes — travelux

The Grand Hotel Cannes is one of many luxury hotels in the prestigeous city in the South of France. In this extensive hotel review, I’ll explain why I think that the boutique property is a good choice for staying in Cannes! You can find more content about Cannes on our city page! Personally, I’d say […]

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The New Four Seasons Private Jet Will Come Complete With Mixologists and Wellness Experts — Robb Report

The full bar will whip up cocktails inspired by your next stop while world-class chefs host workshops on local fare.

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Part 1: Travel Packages and DYI Travels: Which is better for you?

I will tackle the advantages and disadvantages of acquiring Travel tour packages. This will be a two-part blog series which will focus on the difference between taking a travel tour and do it yourself trips.

Have you ever been tempted to go on a trip whenever you see promos from travel agencies? I know I have. The itinerary looked so awesome. Very enticing indeed. Not to mention those irresistible bundled perks. However, how come there are still some people who say that it’s expensive to get those packages than doing it on your own? What’s the truth behind these statements. Are you planning to have your own travel anytime soon? I have tried both options and here’s what I can say. It all depends on the traveler. How come? Does it sound like a cliche? I wonder too. In this blog, I will tackle the advantages and disadvantages of acquiring Travel tour packages. This will be a two-part blog series which will focus on the difference between taking a travel tour and do it yourself trips. Well let’s do a simple dissect on the details about Travel tours, shall we?

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Here’s a Sneak Peek at Napa Valley’s Biggest Wine Shindig — Robb Report

Tickets are now available for the country’s leading charity wine extravaganza. Leaked details promise a pretty incredible lineup.

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Finding the “Best” Flights — Small World, Big Adventures

If you do an online search for “best flights”, “flights to”, “cheap flights”, “airline deals”, or something similar, you will be inundated with dozens and dozens of websites that will advertise their cheapest flights.

Tips for Finding the Best Flights

  • Start searching as early as possible. Don’t purchase right away.
  • Flexibility= More Options and More Options usually equals cheaper or better.
  • Cheaper does not always mean best. The best for you, may not always mean the cheapest.
  • Often better flights (not basic economy, or better layovers, less connections, preferred airline, etc.) are only slightly more expensive than the cheapest of fares.
  • Prioritize what is most important to you when searching through all of the details.
  • Use filters to narrow results to what fits your needs.
  • Subscribe to price alerts and watch the prices over time to make sure you are getting a good deal. This requires patience.
  • Open your options to other airports, sometimes driving a bit farther will make it worth your while in over all price. Sometimes it doesn’t.
  • Read the fine print before you book!
  • Booking directly with the airline is usually best.
  • Sign up for the free version of loyalty points, even if you don’t use that company very often.
  • Flying very budget friendly may mean long layovers or less comfortable seating or no overhead bin access.

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VistaJet’s Reveals Its Pet Project for Business-Jet Travelers — Robb Report

The private aviation company introduces VistaPet, a service that offers first-class treatment for dogs, cats or other animals that fly with you.

If you frequently or just occasionally fly commercially with your dog or cat (or hamster, iguana or other member of the animal kingdom), here’s some good news: The airlines are getting better at not killing, injuring or losing pets. According to the US Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report, of the 424,621 animals that were transported by commercial carriers in 2018, 10 died and seven were injured in-flight. That’s 0.40 per 10,000 passenger pets, and it’s a big improvement over the airlines’ performance for 2017, when the incident rate was 0.79 per 10,000. That year, 24 pets died in-flight, 15 were injured, and one was lost (lost?!). Two years earlier, in 2015, 35 pets died while flying on airliners, 25 were injured, and three were lost.

So the chances that your pet will survive an airline flight continue to improve. But maybe you want to actually enjoy, instead of just endure, flying with your pet. VistaPet promises to make that possible. This new service from the private-aviation company VistaJet is designed to thoroughly pamper passengers’ furry, feathered or scaled travel companions.

VistaJet reports that  the number of pets it transports on its fleet of business jets has more than doubled in the past two years, and that the number of dogs it flew grew by 47 percent between 2017 and 2018. The company also says that one out of every four of its clients regularly travels with a pet.

With those figures in mind, the VistaJet created VistaPet, which can include four weeks of fear-of-flying therapy for your dog—with the exception of Underdog, canines have a natural aversion to flying. The service also includes a bag full of pet treats that you can dip into during the flight.

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13 Secret Beaches for a Clandestine Getaway — Robb Report

You won’t have to share the sand at these hidden paradises around the world.

Beaches, like travelers, come in all styles. There are the sleek and sophisticated ones, the powdery-soft stretches that make all the “most beautiful” lists and star in countless Instagram posts. There are the party ones, home to lively day clubs and DJ-fueled parties, and the boho-chic ones that chill out with bonfires and sing-a-longs. Exotic ones in far-flung locations are vibrant with color and culture, while rocky ones may seem prickly at first, but end up revealing their own treasures.

But our favorite beaches are the ones you have to work for—the little-known stretches of sand around the world that require a real effort to find. Here, we spotlight 13 such spots—beaches that are local secrets, hidden away, and totally private. They aren’t just exclusive or reserved for a lucky few, but real discoveries, like the beach in Australia that requires a two-day return hike, or another one in Bermuda that only exists for a few hours of the day at low tide. From Mykonos to Mozambique, these 13 beaches are the so special, you might not want to share (and good thing, you won’t have to).

 

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