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London Luxury Trip: 9 Extravagant Things to Do in the City

English writer and poet Samuel Johnson once said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”  No matter how many times I’ve been to London, my heart still skips a beat as the plane approaches the city below. There’s just something …

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Five Places to Stay in Aix-en-Provence

  In charming, lively Aix-en-Provence, lodgings abound for every taste and budget. This civilized, cultured, fountain-filled city in southern France has been a popular tourist destination  for a very long time. Here are five hospitable choices in the historic center, close to the famous main boulevard, Cours Mirabeau: Hotel Cezanne 4-Star Hotel Cezanne,  named for Aix’s …

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Where to Stay in Helsinki

  The capital of Finland, Helsinki, offers a comprehensive selection of ‘where to stay’ options, and the following list includes hotels at every level of luxury and value. In general, prepare for higher-than-usual prices throughout Finnland, and note; when choosing where to stay in Helsinki, the city’s most important sights are located in the area surrounding …

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Where to Stay in Bordeaux

  One of France’s larger cities, Bordeaux offers a great selection of ‘where to stay’ options, from five-star hotels to family-friendly B&Bs imbued with Bordeaux’s wine-culture style. Whereas in many areas of France, you cannot find truly luxurious accommodations worthy of the five-star designation, Bordeaux offers a solid selection, and the following list of ‘where …

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Where to Stay in Bilbao, Spain

A medium-sized city, Bilbao offers a good selection of ‘where to stay’ options; and there’s no excuse for staying outside of the city center, where the most important sights are located. The following where to stay in Bilbao hotel recommendations give preference to centrally located hotels as well as to hotels that offer complimentary WiFi, …

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Where to Stay in Turin Italy – Best Hotels in Turin for Every Budget

Where to Stay in Turin – Best Hotels in Turin In the northwest corner of Italy, the city of Turin is one of the largest cities in the country, and, though it is short on 5-star accommodations, it offers a solid range of ‘where to stay’ options. Turin is off the beaten path for most …

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Where to Stay in Bath, England

Though not comprehensive, these are our picks for the best hotels, B&Bs and Guest Houses in Bath. We have arranged the accommodations by price , from expensive to inexpensive. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the more expensive properties are better; there are some very luxurious guest houses that are moderately priced. Expensive Queensberry Hotel 4-star Privately …

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