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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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Kinglike Concierge & Luxury Villa Rentals - Mykonos, Greece
Kinglike is a luxury villa rentals and personal concierge services company based in Mykonos, Greece offering 150 villa rentals, concierge, event planning, luxury transfers, yacht charters, and more.

 

 

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
A private, international sporting club and residential community situated on 453 acres in the Bahamas. The Abaco Club offers a world of relaxation with pristine white sand beaches, world-class Scottish styled links golf and a spectacular offering of other water, leisure and sporting activities.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
This majestic oceanfront beach resort engages the senses and its storied personality captivates the imagination of global guests and San Diego locals alike. Situated on America's most beloved beach, The Del is an iconic destination on every savvy traveler's must-see list.

 

 

 

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Grand Hotel Portovenere, Italy
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Eden Roc at Cap Cana - Punta Cana
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Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
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Mountain Shadows
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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.

 

 

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Anse Chastanet - St. Lucia
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Meadowood Napa Valley
One of the true luxury resorts in Napa Valley offering golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming, fitness, spa, wine education and a Michelin three-star restaurant dining experience...all on a private 250-acre estate in the heart of the Napa Valley.

 

 

 

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