Harvey, get serious!

For those of you who are vaguely aware of Harvey Nichols (Harvey Nick’s) in London, you might recall them as being targeted toward a more upper-crust audience.  Perhaps a bit dry. But, if you haven’t had a look lately, you’re in for a treat, especially if you’re the playful type, no matter what your age. And the store has also…

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Falling in Louvre again

It’s just around the corner, but soon we will see the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi.  A spectacular – and complex design –  makes this one of the most stunning designs in the world. Located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It runs under an agreement between the UAE and France, signed in March 2007, that allows…

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Because, because, because, because, be Oz

Let’s get straight to the point.  Most of us work hard in order to be able to squeeze just a little bit a pleasure into our lives.  So, may we present the proverbial carrot to you now… The Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of 19 lodges and camps located throughout Australia, represent Australia’s diverse landscapes of outback, rainforest, reef,…

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Aire o’ Mexico

Mexico City is an exciting, sprawling, tangled, vibrant, diverse, crazy, inspiring and unforgettable place.  If you’ve been, you know.  Maybe you’ve even been able to cover a lot of ground there.  With almost 10,000,000 inhabitants, there is a lot going on.  You’ve got to be tough, but, boy, is it worth it. If you haven’t been, or if you might…

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JetBlue’s cruise news ensues

Some of you may or may not be aware that JetBlue Airlines also have vacations.  (They’re affiliate friends of ours, by the way.) Well, being the ambitious company that they are, they also sell cruises.  But, the new news is that JetBlue Vacations’ Flight + Cruise packages, making JetBlue the first domestic U.S. airline to offer customers the ability to…

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Packing hacks for adventurous women travelers

Oooh . .  I totally need this blender.  And I can’t leave without my stuffed muskrat collection. Responsible and ready for anything: it can be done, with our pick of the best products that help make traveling lighter on the planet – and your backpack. Take the essential items that will make your trip safer, more enjoyable, and won’t weigh…

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Volando sobre las vegas

Volando sobre las vegas (flying over Las Vegas) We would expect that many of our readers have been to Las Vegas, and maybe more than once.  You  might think that you’ve seen pretty much everything there. Well, here’s a smooth video that might just prove you wrong.  Unless, of course, you’re able to fly with the birdies.  If that’s the…

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Elizabethan manner

We here at Matouring love the UK.  One aspect of the land is the sheer amount and breadth of its history.  (We have plenty of articles here on our site which you can peruse and enjoy. But, just because its history stretches back thousands of years doesn’t mean that it’s mired in the past.  Hardly.  It has been a constant…

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Y’know, homophobia, Seoul style

People are people.  It feels (to us, anyway) that as the world gets bigger and, at the same time it gets smaller (social media) it doesn’t necessarily get any better.  And who would know better than our LGBTQ+ friends?  And their problems can happen anywhere. This article is about how Seoul’s LGBTQ+ district came back from the brink. Read more…

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Don’t throw stones

Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but they should throw caution to the wind — especially in this shiny glass palace that you’ll find just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Known as the Invisible House, the elongated 22-story “horizontal skyscraper” is like a shiny, dreamy mirage in the sand. This once-in-a-lifetime stay is one of the most rented properties in…

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Luxury for cheapskates

Do you cry when you look at the price of flights, and are forced to take the 2:00am option?  Do you find yourself with a black cloud over your head when you are compelled to stay at a 2-star hotel?  And is sitting on a park bench eating out of a bag enough to make you give up? Well, here…

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I’ve suffered for my art. Now it’s your turn

Art is a most wonderful thing, but it also is very subjective.  Obviously, there are masters of all strains of art, and there are some are that simply strain. Have you ever seen performance art and just wondered, “Why is this art?!” You’re not alone, and deciphering performance art is not as difficult or mysterious as it can often seem.…

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Ne’er BnB

A major European destination just banished Airbnb. Will others follow suit? AirBnB has had a somewhat chequered past when it comes to the neighbours.  Most renters are polite and responsible.  But it doesn’t take too many incidents for the love to sour. A recent crackdown in Barcelona portends stronger laws against short-term rentals across the continent.  Read more here courtesy…

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Oooh la LA

Near the famed Los Angeles intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the highly anticipated Thompson Hollywood is now welcoming guests, as of August 2021, who enter through a greenery-laden walkway, the first sign that this new hotel is something special. Featuring a bar, terrace and views of city, Thompson Hollywood is located 701 m from Capitol Records Building. Among the facilities of…

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Two floors of party action!

So, British Airways are introducing a flight to Las Vegas on the newly-loved-again Airbus A380.  The Airbus A380 is a huge aircraft. 469 seats. That means two floors of non-stop party action.  To Las Vegas.  With alcohol.   What could possible go wrong?  🤣  Read more here courtesy of SimpleFlying.com You’ve got to give BA some credit for their chutzpah. Click above…

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Want to be a part of it?

Ahhh . . . New York City.  NYC.  The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Greatest City in the World.  The City So Nice They Named It Twice: a reference to “New York, New York. You can visit a dozen times and still find something new.  But let’s go back in time and look at something old.  It’s…

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You’re the boss

Don’t let the lack of a travel companion stop you from missing out on an amazing travel experience. For all sorts of reasons, you might be faced with the choice of traveling alone, or not traveling at all. Your partner, friends or family may not be able to take the same time off work or they may just not be…

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Sin presión

There are records of tortilla production in the country going back as far as 500bc, so it’s fair to say that what the Mexicans don’t know about corn isn’t worth knowing. El Pastor restaurant co-founder Crispin Somerville shares his inside track on the tastiest snacks. Read more here courtesy of CNN.com Sin presión = no pressure. Southwest fly to Mexico. Click above…

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You can get anything you want

You can get anything you want at the former site of the restaurant immortalized by Arlo Guthrie. ARLO GUTHRIE’S 1967 SONG “ALICE’S RESTAURANT” is a staple of Americana, one that has been synonymous with Thanksgiving ever since a radio station played the nearly 20-minute antiwar tune on the holiday. Deep within the Berkshires, however, Alice’s Restaurant is not just a…

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Share a room with Tracey Emin

Most hotels consider a random collection of prints and local photography an “arts program.” At The Alfond Inn near Rollins College campus in Winter Park, Florida, their arts program features Julie Mehretu, Nicole Eisenman, Hank Willis Thomas, Tracey Emin, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith–top stars of contemporary art with solo shows attracting thousands of visitors at renowned museums around the globe. Read…

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