I visited the luxurious wilderness resort in British Columbia with a 2-year waitlist that’s like a summer camp for the world’s most elite travelers

Really stunning!

 

Nimmo Bay

  • Nimmo Bay, a luxury resort in British Columbia, can take up to two years to get into during peak season.
  • A former fishing lodge nestled in the wilderness, this resort has become a destination among elite travelers for wellness, adventure, and luxury.
  • Trevor Morrow , who travels the world, documenting his experiences in his blog, Trevor Morrow Travel , got the chance to visit.

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The Best Seaside Hotels In Denmark

In Denmark, you’re never further than 30km from the sea, and this summer has been particularly long, hot and sunny in Scandinavia. Made up of islands and peninsulas, Denmark punches above its weight when it comes to beaches; there’s over 4,500km of coastline. There are beaches that face both the North Sea and the Baltic (the former has pounding waves, the latter is calmer and non-tidal) and these hotels are right on the beach.

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A Surprising Hotel Brand Luxury Travelers Need To Know

SLH is my personal favorite resource for worldwide luxury lodging.  Their website is how I fantasize about trips I wish I could make 🙂

Dukes Hotel in London is arguably the most famous place to have a martini in the entire world. It’s the very spot where James Bond creator Ian Fleming drank his while ruminating on famed character 007’s penchant for the drink. It’s where white-tuxedoed staff roll a cart filled with gins and vermouths (and organic lemons imported especially from Italy) right to your chair in the stately library style bar, and shake (or stir) your custom drink to order. They have been doing this for many years, before the “mixology” and craft cocktail crazes took over. But it’s not just drinks: the boutique hotel is great, classic Britannia luxury with a fabulous location in tony Mayfair/St. James, steps from the bespoke shopping of Jermyn Street, very close to Green Park and Buckingham Palace. Dukes Hotel is a top choice for business or leisure visitors to London, and it is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. (NOTE: I was a paying guest at Dukes and did not accept any free rooms or travel or martinis from hotels when researching this article).

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12 Reasons To Love Couples Resorts

Love is a trip. For many couples, that trip leads to a picturesque, warm-weather beach. And for shore-loving-splash-happy couples, a multitude of romantic, all-inclusive, luxury-level resorts are now bejeweling the Caribbean, Mexico and other around-the-globe hotspots. The inspirational seed for these no-fuss, all-fun, everything-included getaways initially took root in mid-1970s Jamaica — when this novel hotel concept (set-price-paid-in-advance, covering accommodations, food, alcohol, all activities, gratuities and transportation between the airport and the resort) was first launched by visionary entrepreneur John Issa, who has been called The Father of All-Inclusive Resorts. He studied the Club Med model used in Europe at the time, then polished and bolstered the idea by increasing the sophistication and posh factor, as well as incorporating free drinks and diversions, while promising no extra hidden costs.

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Agua Caliente using new technology to turn food waste to water at Rancho Mirage resort

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The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is taking additional steps toward reducing its carbon footprint, installing machines that convert roughly 624 tons of solid food waste into water, rather than send it to local landfills, at the casino resort spa in Rancho Mirage.

Since the ORCA – Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative – was installed on June 14, 43 tons of food waste from the resort’s restaurants and banquet rooms has been processed by the two machines, said Jim Stone, facilities director for the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

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Your next hotel room may be smarter than you

InterContinental Hotels has teamed up with Baidu to create Smart Rooms fueled by artificial intelligence. The rooms don’t require an app or a special button. Instead guests at InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun and InterContinental Guangzhou Exhibition Centre can do things like tell their room they are “going to sleep,” and the room will recognize the phrase and know what to do with the information.

While it can’t tuck you into bed yet, it will shut the curtains and turn off the lights in the room.

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