The best hotels in Cape Town, South Africa — Airports and hotels

The African travel destination known as Mother City attracts thousands of business travellers and tourists from all over the world every year, but what is it that makes so many people from so far away fall in love with Cape Town in South Africa? Some of the greatest allures of this South African metropolis are found in the historical site of Robben Island, the streets of Camps Bay neighbourhood, its port and the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront but, most importantly, in its culturally diverse way of life and population.

Those who travel for the purpose of attending international congresses and events may fly into CPT to take part in a gathering at Cape Town’s International Convention Center, whereas incurable globetrotters and adventurers dream of spotting sharks while they surf, dive or go kayaking in Boulders Beach, or of visiting the local penguins at Table Mountain National Park. Whichever the group you think you fall into, continue reading to find out how to get to Cape Town and where to stayduring your trip.

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European Adventure Part 1: Tips for Traveling to CROATIA — Sarah In Style

I hope you have been enjoying your summer as much as I have! I have been a bit absent from the blog world, mainly because I needed a little break to just enjoy life. I have been traveling a lot this summer and also have been playing tourist in my own city.

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Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk Is Teaming Up With Boeing to Launch Flying Taxis — Robb Report

The companies are collaborating to further develop the Cora, a two-seat vehicle Kitty Hawk hopes will be the cornerstone of an air taxi service.

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South Africa’s Leading HotelierJust Upped the Ante on Luxury Safaris — Robb Report

The Farmestad is hotelier Liz Biden’s latest over-the-top creation.

South Africa’s favorite creative mind is back at it again. Liz Biden—the owner of the Royal Portfolio, whose properties include La Residence in the Cape Winelands and The Silo atop Cape Town’s Museum of Contemporary Art Africa—has opened a new luxury experience in the wilds of the Greater Kruger National Park.

The Farmstead debuted in Thornybush, a private game reserve that forms part of the Great Kruger conservation area. Nearby, Biden’s famed safari lodge (which is hardly a lodge at all but rather a luxurious estate in the middle of the bush) Royal Malewane features the six-bedroom Africa House and two-bedroom Royal Suites. But it became so popular that the Biden family had to go back to the drawing board to create more.

The Farmstead includes three luxury suites and the Farmhouse, a villa for six adults and two children. It has been decorated in Biden’s inimitable glamorous style—think riotous Ardmore-covered chairs and plush velvet sofas in deep emerald, blue and ruby, antique doors from Zanzibar, and a North African banking kiosk repurposed as a kitchen hot pass. Deep verandas encourage lazing outdoors in swinging daybeds or on one of the loungers sunk into the shallow end of the pool. Art, as in Biden’s other hotels, plays an important role, with notable pieces by Kudzanai Chiurai and James Jana.

Since fences were dropped on Thornybush’s eastern boundary with the Timbavati private game reserve two years ago, thereby opening it fully to the Greater Kruger National Park, increased movement of animals has resulted in a richer overall game-viewing experience. Exceptional leopard, cheetah and wild dog sightings, as well as sizeable elephant herds, don’t harm either, especially when game drives and walks are led by the most qualified guiding team in Africa, including three master trackers. All that amounts to incredible game-viewing at the Farmstead. The retreat is also built on land owned by the local Moletele community, who benefit financially through a rental agreement, a percentage of the lodge’s revenue and employment opportunities.

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The best hotels with pools in Thessaloniki — Airports and hotels

Are you already dreaming of escaping the heat and searching for the perfect city break? If you prefer urban travel to beach vacations, yet would still want to explore Greek destinations in the Aegean Sea, Thessaloniki in Macedonia boasts a perfect blend of tradition, history, modern culture and nightlife on the Thermaic Gulf. The city is fast becoming a trendy summer destination in Greece for many reasons: its gastronomy, its cultural events, the remaining Byzantine monuments and even the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. While travel photographers and avid instagramers opt for spending their stay roaming the streets of the centre to get the best shots, other types of travellers would rather enjoy the amenities its hotels have to offer and relax in style by the pool while sipping a cool drink, watch the sunset after having a good swim or eat breakfast at a rooftop terrace affording outstanding skyline views.

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Holland America confirms Cuba cancellations — Cruise Waves

Holland America Line will no longer be permitted to sail to Cuba effective June 5, 2019, due to changes in U.S. policy banning cruise ship travel to Cuba from the U.S. Holland America Line had published cruise itineraries including Cuba on Veendam starting 23 Oct 2019 through spring 2021. Guests booked on these sailings and…

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