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What is the Difference Between FOUR- and FIVE-star Hotels?

May 2, 2016
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It’s quite the debatable question in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. To make matters more confusing, not only are there multiple rating systems (Forbes, AAA, etc.), but also the standards upon which the stars are designated are completely arbitrary and they […]

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5 DOs and DON’Ts in Napa (and Sonoma)

April 19, 2016
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Either give me more wine or leave me alone. Oh Rumi, how I echo that sentiment.
Before you ignite a passionate affair with California Wine Country, there are some things to take note of to maximize your Napa (and Sonoma) experience.

DOs […]

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48 Hours in Paris, France

April 14, 2016
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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.” –Ernest Hemingway
48 Hours in […]

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6 Types of Luxury Travelers — Which One Are You?

March 27, 2016
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I’m a luxury traveler.
But what does that mean? The immediate image that comes to mind may be first-class flights, opulent hotels, and a general air of grandeur, and while all that may be true, the question is much […]

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100 Favorite Travel Tips

July 13, 2015
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To celebrate 75 weeks of The Cultureur, I wrote my favorite 75 travel tips. And now to celebrate 150 weeks, I bring you part II of the original list with 25 new tips, totaling my top 100 TRAVEL TIPS that are sure to […]

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Birthday Reflections: Dirty, Flirty, Thirty (30 Years, 30 Lessons)

June 19, 2015
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“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.” –Benjamin Franklin

According to good ole Ben, I was at the cusp of will and wit yesterday and am at the cusp of wit and judgment today. I’ll […]

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10 Travel Essentials: How to Survive Long Flights

June 12, 2015
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ICELAND. I touched down in the beautiful country after a 12-hour flight from Seattle to Reykjavik. While up in the air, I received an email from a lovely reader asking what I take with me on the plane and if I had any tips on how […]

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Photo Essay: Seattle, the Crown Jewel of the Pacific Northwest

March 4, 2015
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I sat on my sofa on a rainy Saturday evening, staring out into the glittering lights of downtown SEATTLE and reflecting on the past few years in the Emerald City. Without ever having been to Seattle before, I had secured a place for it on […]

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Photo Essay: A Winter Wonderland in Leavenworth, Washington

February 19, 2015
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Leavenworth, Washington (Cascade Mountains)

Close your eyes. Imagine an old quaint Bavarian-themed village nestled in the Cascade Mountains in Washington. Open your eyes. You’ll find yourself in Leavenworth — a tiny enchanting town of less than 2,000 people located about 2 hours east of Seattle […]

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The Cultureur’s Luxe Guide to Sevierville, Tennessee

February 9, 2015
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A new year. A new series. I’m introducing EAT, PLAY, STAY this year as an ongoing series that highlights destinations around the world and offers my itinerary for the trip, giving you information on where and what to eat, where to play and what […]

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