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New Chiang Mai Resort, Sireeampan Boutique, looks might fine #ttot #travel #thailand

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Thailand’s northern gem Chiang Mai is full of fresh faces, including the recently opened Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa, which is home to an intimate 11 suites. Borrowing from the royal manors of 18th-century Thailand, the resort blends heritage Rattanakosin-style architecture with modern amenities: a piano lounge, wine cellar and a signature “Anytime, Anywhere Breakfast” that comes in a twee…

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Wishlist: Cath Kidston’s New #Travel Gear #ttot #shopping #fashion #luggage #style

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I’m not usually a fan of the girly girl looks from Cath Kidston
(www.cathkidston.com), but this line stole my heart. I love the vintage-looking florals, smart picnic backpacks and natural-hued safari prints. Here are a few of my faves. (more…)

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Aardvark Safaris sets its eye on Asia #travel #ttot #safari #africa

Aardvark Safaris - Living comfortably in a lodge in South Africa

Africa is fast becoming a bucket-list destination for adventurous travelers. Aardvark Safaris, a bespoke safari operator based in London, recently opened up an office in Hong Kong to keep up with demand from Asian travelers. The service operates in 14 countries, including Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. From star-spangled honeymoons to four-wheelin’ family excursions, Aardvark can plan…

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Princess Cruises Japanese cruiser gets a $30 million dry dock revamp #prettyprincess #cruise #japan #asia #ttot #travel

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Started in 1965 with a cruise to Mexico, Princess Cruiseslater became famous when the “Pacific Princess” starred as the titular “Love Boat” in the 70s sitcom. Today, the cruise line ships 1.7 million passengers annually—with plenty of sailings in Asia. In fact this spring, the company’s Diamond Princess is unveiling a double-hitter: a $30 million drydock revamp—which will add a Japanese-style…

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Hard to believe this French villa is just outside of #Shanghai #travel #ttot #hotels

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In case staying in a French mansion and visiting Chinese tea plantations are both on your bucket list, this one’s for you. Located in the Zhejiang province and surrounded by rolling tea hills, Le Passage Mohkan Shan is a stunning escape.

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Le Passage to decadence. Yes, please!

There are 28 rustic rooms, a restaurant, big banquet rooms, tea-picking excursions, French cooking classes and even an…

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When I finally make it to Koh Samui, I want to stay here: #thailand #travel #beach #ttot

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If Koh Samui is calling your name, then check out new-to-town Vana Belle, which is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection. Meaning “beautiful forest” in Sanskrit-slash-French, the hotel combines Himalayan design inspiration, contemporary Thai accents in the guest rooms and Mediterranean dining options for a unique vibe. It’s all suites and villas here, and each room is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, a…

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This looks niceee… #travel #ttot #malaysia - Hot Opening: Avani Sepang Gold Coast Resort

If you’re a fan of Anantara hotels, then you’ll love its swanky little sister Avani, which just opened its fifth property—this time in Malaysia.

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’
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