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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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Springtime in Tuscany, 25% off
Relais San Sanino is a charming, unique resort in Tuscany, near Montepulciano, offering 4 Exclusive Luxury Suites in the Countryside.

 

 

Private Villa Rentals - Caribbean & Mexico
In the realm of world-class luxury private villa rentals, we know that the exceptional experiences our guests deserve are about much more than just the villa itself.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

WEALTH MAGAZINE
The luxury lifestyle - how to spend it on autos, jets, yachts, real estate, travel, shopping, wellness and all the best in life.

 

 

 

Anse Chastanet - St. Lucia
Set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

ULTIMATE ADVENTURES
Explore the world outdoors - discover the best travel adventures, glamping, activities, gear, apparel, vehicles, and more.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Argentario Resort Golf & Spa
The Design Golf Resort - named 'Best Luxury Hotel in Italy' by Overseas Living Magazine - offers 73 design rooms, one luxurious villa for rent and a number of sophisticated homes for sale.

 

 

SUPERYACHT MAGAZINE
Living the dream - the world's best yachts for sale and charter. See the latest trends in yacht design, tech, toys, destinations and lifestyle.

 

 

Mountain Shadows
The new resort features timeless modern design, 183 guestrooms, a restaurant with an exhibition kitchen, two pools, a high-tech fitness facility, a fully revamped short golf course, a golf grill and lounge as well as 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

JETSETTER MAGAZINE
Luxury travel and lifestyle - discover all the best destinations, hotels, resorts, nightlife, adventure, shopping, safaris, villas, spas and much more.

 

 

A.M.A Selections
A.M.A Selections offers a portfolio of hand-picked villas on the French Riviera, Tuscany and Umbria, complemented with an exclusive range of concierge services such as private jet and yacht charter, private chef, car service, and more.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

VOYAGES MAGAZINE
Exploring the World in Style - cruising, yachting, expeditions, family adventure, luxury, river cruising - all to the best destinations in the world.