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Articles & Videos by Richard Crawford

Ancient Sophistication Meets Modern Luxury in Jordan's Dead Sea Region
December 1, 2016
By Richard Crawford
The melding of ancient sophistication and modern luxury was the theme of my recent trip to Jordan where I enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea and got to make a long-time dream come true with a tour of the ancient city of Petra.
A Back Stage Tour of the Sydney Opera House
November 10, 2016
By Richard Crawford
Sydney Australia's iconic Opera House is famous throughout the world for its distinctive shell-like roof and prominent place in Sydney Harbor.
Experiencing the Palio di Siena with Palio Tours
September 11, 2016
By Richard Crawford
My favorite travel experiences go beyond just seeing the sights and my recent journey to Siena, Italy for the Palio, was just such an experience.
Video: Fairmont The Palm Dubai
August 1, 2016
By Richard Crawford
While there are many fine five-star hotels in Dubai, the Fairmont The Palm offers several unique touches that really set it apart. For one thing, the location is unbeatable.
The Milestone Hotel – The Mark of Luxury Accommodation and Service in London
July 12, 2016
By Richard Crawford
A milestone is not just a measure of distance but also in many cases a significant plateau of achievement. In both of these senses London's Milestone Hotel lives up to its name.
Raffles Dubai - See the World Differently
June 20, 2016
By Richard Crawford
The Raffles Hotel Dubai is nothing if not striking to look at. Built in a pyramid shape, the building is anchored with heavy, hieroglyphic inscribed stele and stone columns at the entrance.
The Aldrovandi Villa Borghese - Five Star Luxury in Rome
June 5, 2016
By Richard Crawford
I'm really excited to tell you about a very special hotel, the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, which is offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation and five-star services in the center one of the world's most magnificent cities, Rome, Italy.
Cayman Islands Luxury at The Caribbean Club
May 8, 2016
By Richard Crawford
Vacation travel at its best makes you feel at least a little bit at home in exotic surroundings. Nowhere is this more delightful than at the Caribbean Club Boutique Condominium Hotel on Grand Cayman Island.
A Taste of Timeless Luxury at Raffles Singapore
March 3, 2016
By Richard Crawford
Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Singapore and enjoy a stay at the iconic Raffles Hotel, one of the oldest, grandest and most fabled luxury hotels in the world.
VIDEO: The Amazing Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in Patagonia, Chile
October 19, 2015
By Richard Crawford
In this episode of Eco Postcards Powered by Atwell, Richard Crawford visits the spectacular Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in Patagonia, Chile.
'Glamping' on Safari in Kenya at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara
May 15, 2015
By Richard Crawford
Experience the freedom of a vacation with no barriers. Enjoy luxury tent accommodations within the 35,000-acre Olare Motorgi Conservancy at the Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara in Kenya.
The Villa Rosa Kempinski 5 Star Luxury in Nairobi, Kenya
April 6, 2015
By Richard Crawford
Did you know that Kenya is one of the largest exporters of flowers? If you didn't know that before, you will know that when you step inside the Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel.

 

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Hotel Valley Ho - Scottsdale, AZ
Escape to the sun in Scottsdale! A hideaway for celebrities, this Downtown Scottsdale resort features generously sized guest rooms with all-glass walls opening onto airy patios or balconies, many with views of Camelback Mountain.

 

 

 

Carneros Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California
The resort features 86 charming private guest cottages and suites and nightly private luxury home rentals, each furnished with casual elegance and nestled in a lush garden courtyard with private deck.

 

 

 

Calala Island - Nicaragua
A luxury resort named one of "The 10 Best Private Islands in the World" is nestled in the undiscovered part of the Caribbean, off the coast of Nicaragua. Come experience barefoot luxury in a pristine paradise!

 

 

 

Carrington Italia - Amalfi Coast
Luxury Villa Accommodations and Personalized Service on Italy's celebrated Amalfi Coast. Experts in providing exclusive travel experiences and local knowledge of the Amalfi Coast.

 

 

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
The iconic Hotel del Coronado has been the world's choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for over 128 years.

 

 

 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana - Punta Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.

 

 

 

The Luxury Signature - The Finest Luxury Villas in Southeast Asia
The Luxury Signature is Southeast Asia's most exclusive collection of luxury villas rental and vacation homes, located in some of the most beautiful destinations including Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, and Bali in Indonesia.

 

 

 

Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
A pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offering 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate getaway for world-class golf, refined dining, and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.

 

 

 

Rawai VIP Villas - Phuket, Thailand
A brand new family community and kids' park that epitomizes modern Thai luxury. Each of the 40 villas boasts a private pool in terraced courtyards.

 

 

Meadowood Napa Valley
Owned by vintners and dedicated to showcasing Napa Valley wines, Meadowood is a member of Relais & Chateaux and features a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant!

 

 

Hurtigruten Cruises
Go beyond a traditional cruise line - explore the world in an authentic, unique & natural style. Hurtigruten offers voyages to Antarctica, Norway, Iceland, Greenland & more.

 

 

From Milan to the Northern Lakes, Luxury and Romance
Relais & Chateaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully customize according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover.

 

 

Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is an exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea.

 

 

Home in Italy: The Most Stunning Villas Imaginable!
The portfolio includes handpicked properties located in the most beautiful regions of Italy; a team of specialists personally selects each villa and only the finest properties become part of the exclusive Home in Italy collection.

 

 

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Set across from the Royal Palace, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is one of the landmark historic hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina. The hotel first opened its doors in 1932 but the legend lives on today after careful restoration.

 

 

Relais San Sanino - Tuscany, Italy
Four suites are beautifully furnished with terracotta floors, wooden beams, refined fabrics, period furniture, travertine and marble, crystal showers, Jacuzzi with chromotherapy, Bang&Olufsen TV, iPod with AirMusic system.

 

 

BINA - Luxury Yacht Charter 142'
Offering remarkable quantities of luxury for a yacht of her size category, nothing but unadulterated bliss awaits you on board BINA. Sleeps 10-12 in 5 cabins.