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When traveling, sometimes what starts as a carefree, eye-opening adventure can turn into a hair-pulling stress fest. These accessories have proven to be both stylish and essential for disaster planning. Whether I’m living it up in a beach side, 5-star hotel in Barcelona or toughing it out while hiking and youth hosteling through Scottish mountains, here are five accessories I never hesitate to pack. Personalized Canvas Camera Accessories Bag The cute little case designed by Precious Little Plum on notonthehighstreet.com is just the accessory any budding travel photographer needs to

Any place or space with art deco, Gatsby or empire inspired design speaks to my taste and style so when I came across the Manhattan Private Jet, my jaw was on the ground and I immediately added a new item to my bucket list which includes buying the jet or getting to travel, at least one time in this classic and elegant private jet. The Manhattan features deep mahogany wood panels, brass and gold trim and rich jewel hues. Beautiful artwork in the entry includes a distinctive metallic mural, reminiscent

What happens when one’s passion for city grids, atlases and street maps are let loose? Modern Map Art: An art shop that takes your favorite cities, mountains, and places and turns them into beautiful works of art. Map artist, Jennifer Beck says she was inspired after returning from her honeymoon on a trip around the world. Modern Map Art is her way of taking what she had learned about the culture and colours and turning that into something special. Each grid is created using OpenStreetMaps to create the map grid,

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve never been to Paris, but I know a few people that have and there is never a bad review. Today I’ve compiled a list of activities Paris travelers swear by and also some things that look super fun and interesting. Dinner, Cruise and a Show Spend an evening on the town in Paris. This experience includes pick-up and drop-off at your central Paris hotel plus a half-bottle of champagne per person. Start the evening off with dinner at the Eiffel Tower, proceed to

As the managing editor for Bride & Groom Magazine, part of my role is to seek out, filter, curate and review beautiful content. Almost every part of the wedding industry is a gorgeous encounter from the rings, to the dress, flowers, stationary, cake and my personal favourite, the event decor. In my wedding industry travels, I came across an amazing event decor company, Revelry Event Designers, a visionary team that creates the look and feel of events ranging from the Academy Award Governor’s Ball and Grammy’s to the Disney Hall and

If you’re in the mood to travel somewhere other than your everyday island destination, but still want to enjoy white sandy beaches (five to be exact), Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands, is one option you won’t soon forget. Peter Island spans across 1,800 acres and is the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands. Peter Island comes with the full package: villas, spa’s, activities, wining, dining and five beaches! BEACHES Deadman’s Beach is largest of the five beaches with a mile-long crescent of palm trees, white sand

One of the hotel’s on my travel list is The Grand Hotel Villa Cora. If you browse their photo gallery, you’ll see that every inch of this hotel is absolutely gorgeous and awe inspiring. Villa Cora was originally known to the Florentines as Villa Oppenheim, an elegant residence built at the end of the 1860s and designed by Pietro Comparini and Giuseppe Poggi. The exterior of the building was designed by Comparini, and the interior decor by Edoardo Gioja, the engineer who had designed the Suez Canal. The frescoes and

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