Tired of hotels? Luxury villa rentals are great for family vacations or girlfriend getaways
With a façade of exposed glass and steel that climbs 44 stories high, the five-star Hotel Arts Barcelona is the tallest building in this capital city of Catalonia.
Many luxury travelers are skeptical about taking cruise vacations. They associate cruises with mediocre, calorific buffet food; cramped, ill-designed cabins; hoards of people with lines at every turn; not being able to get off the beaten path; and being nickeled and dimed for extras. If you are cruise avoidant, a voyage on the Crystal Symphony will dispel any such misgivings.
Even before they board their flights, people are acutely aware of the haves and have-nots of air travel. On a recent long-haul domestic airline flight (after waiting for platinum, silver, gold, and bronze to board), I sat down in my assigned middle seat in a row directly behind first class. My view was neither window…