Chateau de Villette is French manor home that costs $270,000 a week

Chateau de Villette is more than a French manor house — it’s a walk through history. Built in the late 17th century with the help of Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Andre Le Notre,  both of whom were instrumental in building the world-renowned Palace of Versailles, the chateau features seven suites in the main house, each extravagantly … Read more

See inside one of the world’s best hotels

Few hotels are as synonymous with old world grandeur and colonial architecture as the Raffles Hotel Singapore — the hotel of choice for the city-state’s visiting elite since it first opened in 1887. Guests from Rudyard Kipling to Catherine, Princess of Wales have graced its hallways, which like the rest of the hotel were revamped … Read more

The most expensive hotel rooms in the world: Paris’ Hotel de Crillon

There are 78 rooms at Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon, but only two “Les Grand Appartements.” The apartments can be combined, along with an adjoining room, to make a three-bedroom mega-suite that covers 335 square meters (3,606 square feet) of the hotel’s fourth floor. Famed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld designed the interiors down to the smallest of … Read more

Who is the chef at Odette, one of Singapore’s best restaurants

Odette is named after a revered matriach in Chef Julien Royer’s life: his grandmother. “She is really someone very important to me, and the person that actually showed me how much passion, pleasure, happiness and emotion you can give to people through food,” he told CNBC. Originally from central France, Royer rose to the top … Read more

Here are the world’s top 25 airlines, according to AirlineRatings.com

Qatar Airways is 2024’s “Airline of the Year,” according to AirlineRatings.com. The Doha-based airline is back on top, after falling to No. 2, behind Air New Zealand, in 2023. The list combines major safety and government audits with 12 key criteria, from product ratings and passenger reviews to safety, fleet age and incident reports, according … Read more

Gens Zs are traveling this summer and going into debt to pay for trips

Move over family travelers. Gen Zs are set to make the biggest splash this summer, with surveys showing they are upping their vacation plans and spending more than older travelers. No longer satisfied with road trips to their parents’ homes, Gens Z are planning international trips at higher rates than other generations, according to a … Read more

What to know about touring world famous wine regions

Gone are the days when wine tasting was confined to local wineries or national borders. Today’s consumers crave authentic wine experiences in the land where it’s cultivated. In Europe, where the wine economy is predominantly export-driven, tasting rooms tend to be family-operated. That means there may be just one person serving visitors, and appointments are … Read more

All-inclusive resorts add services to attract more luxury travelers

All-inclusive hotels are making a big play for luxury travelers. In the wake of the pandemic, demand for all-inclusive resorts skyrocketed, according to a report by JLL Research Hotels & Hospitality. Travelers — suddenly and en masse — wanted vacations that were stress-free and easy to plan, ideally with a wellness component, according to the … Read more

Some Covid purchasers are selling

Some pandemic-era yacht owners are headed back for dry land. The pandemic spurred a “massive spike” in yacht sales, said Richard Allen, chief operating officer of the Hong Kong-based yachting company Simpson Marine. “We’ve seen a lot of those people, that had their boats for two years, sort of now wanting to travel,” he told … Read more

Unclaimed Baggage sells items in lost luggage at steep discounts

Live snakes, a mounted ram head, a Halloween card signed by Richard Nixon. Those are some of the most fascinating items found in lost luggage in 2023, according to a new report by Unclaimed Baggage, a store that buys lost items from airlines, sight unseen. The company also found a 13-foot vaulting pole, gruesome props … Read more