January 18, 2019

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From Drones to Driverless Cars: The Future of Transport

Supersonic 2.0, driverless cars, and a realized 1960s vision will redefine how we move around the world. Faster Than a Speeding Bullet It’s supersonic! While Richard Branson aims for his spaceline, Virgin Galactic, to put its first passengers into suborbital flight this year, and Elon Musk aspires to Martian landings in 2022, the entrepreneurs are […]

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Person of Interest: Wilderness Guide Kasey Austin

Kasey Austin in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. (Photo by Andy Austin) Girl Powered Vice president of operations for adventure-travel tour company Austin Adventures and Outside magazine’s 2014 Family Guide of the Year, Kasey Austin is an exuberant champion of outdoor recreation in general, but especially of its ability to inspire and empower women. Spurred into action […]

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Five Things We Love: Mexico City

My husband and I take an anniversary trip each year, and this year we headed south to explore Mexico City. We hoped it would hit all our favorite vacation necessities: culture, art, architecture, style, and, of course, food. When friends heard we were going, several asked if it’s safe; I’m happy to report that I […]

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8 Travel Resolutions from Virtuoso

We may already be a few days into 2018, but it’s not too late to set some New Year resolutions! At Virtuoso, we believe that a new year means fresh opportunities to better ourselves as well as others and the world around us – and to make every trip better with the help of  a travel advisor. […]

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Our 2018 Travel Resolutions

Some of the Virtuoso content team in New York City. Every destination, trip, and trend in our magazines (Virtuoso Life and Virtuoso Traveler) is vetted by a staff of avid travelers and backed up with insight from expert advisors. But it’s a big world – so many places, so little time, and so many different […]

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The Closest You’ll Get to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding

Talk about access: Virtuoso’s insider connections just may secure you the best view for the biggest wedding of the year. Prince Harry will wed American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, and you could be there for the big day, as close as possible without an actual wedding invitation. Virtuoso travelers […]

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A Travel Advisor on Why Sustainable Tourism Matters

Travel with a Purpose “Instead of Fly and Flop, my travel mantra is Stop and Sop,” says Ottawa-based Sheila Gallant-Halloran. “Sop up the culture and experience, immersing yourself wherever you are.” Gallant-Halloran, a travel advisor for 12 years, has long championed sustainable tourism, and feels strongly that we can have a trip of a lifetime […]

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Why We Love Eichardt’s Private Hotel

After dreaming of New Zealand’s surreal landscapes for years, I finally traveled to the country on my honeymoon this year. Queenstown was a favorite stop on our ten-day trip, where my husband and I checked into Eichardt’s Private Hotel, an 11-room gem overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Stays here feel like sleepovers at a friend’s apartment – […]

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The Secret to Your Best Day in Aspen Yet

Glide Tribe Sometimes the stars align on ski trips: fresh powder, bluebird skies, and balmy spring temps. When that happens in Aspen, which opens Thanksgiving day, you can count on the whole town turning out for the gondola’s first cars. Unless you have a friend with a helicopter or an indefatigable pair of legs for […]

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Dream Job: Luxury Travel Influencer Tiffany Dowd

Tiffany Dowd at the XV Beacon Hotel in Boston. In the world of luxury travel, “Luxe Tiffany” – Boston-based Tiffany Dowd – shines bright. As the founder and president of Luxe Social Media and a freelance journalist for various travel publications (including her own, Luxe Tiffany), Dowd travels the world one to two weeks a month […]

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