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Sip Champagne from a private hotel balcony overlooking the ocean, enjoy butler service in your sprawling suite or let sparks fly during a romantic private dinner — it's all in the name of luxury travel. Discover the finest resorts, Michelin-starred restaurants and a wealth of spas in the world's finest destinations.

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Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, resort, Samana, Dominican Republic
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is the only resort with its own private island in the Dominican Republic. Soak up the sun at the scenic beaches and beautiful pools, and relax in the luxurious rooms with private whirlpool tubs. 960 1280

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Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Located on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic, the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado has two gorgeous pools with bars nearby and plenty of lounge chairs, and both are exceptionally clean. The snack bar at the beach pool offers a basic buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, rice, salad and selected entrees. 960 1280

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Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Relax in the hammocks on the quiet beach at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, a charming but no-frills property on Oahu's picturesque North Shore. Oahu's most famous surfing spots are just down the street. 960 1280

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows  

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Location trumps luxury at these 11 beachfront bungalows. The lodgings are modest, with few amenities and minimal service, but a beautiful beach is just steps away. 960 1280

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows  

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana has incredible service, a top-notch spa, excellent food and 77 rooms on acres of property. It may be hard to reach, but it's worth the trip. 960 1280

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Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

The Travaasa Hana delivers rustic luxury in the middle of Maui's lush and secluded east coast. It's not directly on the beach, but it has two beautiful pools. 960 1280

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Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's is a member of Island Outpost, Jamaica's trendiest hotel group. Guests come to unplug — there's no phone, internet or TV in the cottages. 960 1280

Jakes Hotel  

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's is a particular favorite because of the on-site painting and yoga classes, the excellent food and the Driftwood Spa. The spa has several open-air treatment rooms that are built into cliffs overlooking the ocean. 960 1280

Jakes Hotel  

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

The setting of the Geejam is gorgeous, the service is extraordinary, and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches is only 10 minutes away. The hotel offers guests peaceful isolation, but one of its drawbacks is that there are no pool or spa facilities. 960 1280

Geejam Hotel  

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

The Geejam is made up of only five private, high-tech cottages in the lush foothills of Port Antonio. Modern electronics in the rooms include 42-inch flat-screens, AppleTV, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. 960 1280

Geejam Hotel  

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay sits on 170 acres of a protected national park, dotted with seven remote beaches. The largest beach also attracts non-resort guests, but the other beaches on the property are much more secluded. 960 1280

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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel's attentive service and gorgeous setting make it one of the Caribbean's best secluded resorts. The most notable of the hotel's four restaurants is Equator, which was built inside and on top of an 18th-century sugar mill. 960 1280

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Jigsaw Ranch exterior photo
Jigsaw Ranch

Jigsaw Ranch

An outdoorsman’s paradise, the 90-acre Jigsaw Ranch sits on the backside of Colorado’s Aspen Mountain, one of the best mountains in the country, perhaps the world, for skiers. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Bedroom

Jigsaw Ranch Bedroom

Valued at $48.5 million, Jigsaw Ranch has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a game room, theater, 6-washer laundry room and a wine cellar. Check out the spectacular view from 1 of the bedrooms. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Theater Room

Jigsaw Ranch Theater Room

The Jigsaw Ranch as unbelievable amenities. Need to get away and decompress after a long day? Settle in the theater room and grab a glass of wine from the wine cellar nearby. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Wine Cellar

Jigsaw Ranch Wine Cellar

Jigsaw Ranch’s wine cellar resembles many of the wine rooms in Italy and other countries in Europe. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Kitchen

Jigsaw Ranch Kitchen

Take a look at the spacious kitchen with birds-eye maple cabinets, a stainless steel fridge and island with beautiful marble countertops. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Country-Style Kitchen

Jigsaw Ranch Country-Style Kitchen

Whip up a nice meal in the country-style kitchen after spending a few hours fishing in the Roaring Fork River, just a short walk from Aspen’s Jigsaw Ranch. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Living Room

Jigsaw Ranch Living Room

Take a look at this amazing living area with an awesome view. Every inch of this mammoth dwelling is designed to blend in with natural vision and rhythm of the outdoors. An indoor heating system also heats the outdoor patio, rendering a shovel useless. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Living Room

Jigsaw Ranch Living Room

Jigsaw Ranch, built like a small village, is the perfect setting for the high-end mountain man. Tens of 1000s of acres of National Forest surround the massive property. 960 1280

  

Jigsaw Ranch Living Room

Jigsaw Ranch Living Room

Entertain your guest in this specious living area. Jigsaw Ranch’s interior, the unique artistry of intertwined beams and ceilings, is nothing short of majestic. 960 1280

  

Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion

Country Music Hall of Fame’s Barbara Mandrell and her family made music at the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN, for more than 15 years. The 27,000-square-foot mansion includes 6 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a swimming pool, and an atrium. 960 1280

  

Fontanel Mansion Great Room

Fontanel Mansion Great Room

Fontanel Mansion's "Great Room” has a beam that celebrity guests, including Bob Hope, Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, sign before they leave. The room is furnished with priceless pieces of history, a Harley-Davidson piano, walls of platinum albums and guitars. 960 1280

  

Fontanel Mansion Dessert Bar

Fontanel Mansion Dessert Bar

Fontanel Mansion has a dessert bar, a throwback to the soda fountain rooms in the 1950s. Each member of the Mandrell family has a drink or dessert named after them.  960 1280

  

Kirkland Kastle

Kirkland Kastle

Kirkland Kastle is a 3-story wooded palace lies on a serene 40-acre plot of land in Canton, TX. It was made primarily out of timber located in a 10-mile radius from where the big tree house resides.  960 1280

  

Kirkland Kastle Kitchen

Kirkland Kastle Kitchen

The $4-million Kirkland Kastle estate has a pier for fishing, a bandstand for performances, a 12-acre pond, $20,000 commercial grade Viking appliances and more. 960 1280

  

One of the best-kept travel secrets
One of the best-kept travel secrets

One of the best-kept travel secrets

Luxury trains are the best-kept secrets in the world of first class travel. 960 1280

  

The Georgia 300

The Georgia 300

The Georgia 300 has provided the transportation for the whistle-stop tours of 4 presidents. 960 1280

  

The Georgia 300

The Georgia 300

The Georgia 300 has earned the nickname, “the Express Lane to the White House.” 960 1280

  

The Walnut Street Bridge

The Walnut Street Bridge

The Walnut Street Bridge crosses the Tennessee River, connecting Chattanooga to the North Shore. 960 1280

  

The Georgia 300

The Georgia 300

A set dining table inside the Georgia 300. 960 1280

  

The presidential phone

The presidential phone

The presidential phone and desk inside the Georgia 300. 960 1280

  

An empty train car

An empty train car

An empty train car before it gets “tricked out.” 960 1280

  

McKeen Motor Car

McKeen Motor Car

This McKeen Motor Car is part of the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s collection in Carson City. 960 1280

  

The Patron Tequila Express

The Patron Tequila Express

The Patron Tequila Express is owned by John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Patrón Tequila and Paul Mitchell hair products. 960 1280

  

The Patron Tequila Express

The Patron Tequila Express

The Patron Tequila Express was built in 1927 as a private business car. 960 1280

  

A luxury train car

A luxury train car

Private train owners travel in over-the-top, money-is-no-object cars. 960 1280

  

'Inside Silver Lariat Lounge Drinking car with empty chairs on either side.' 960 1280

  

'Close up of Caritas Rail car stopped at station platform.' 960 1280

  

'Beautiful lounge car with empty sofa chairs and a table with roses on it in the center.' 960 1280

  

'Dining Table set with Red table cloth and Champagne bottles with glasses and plates.' 960 1280

  

'Shot of Pullman Pennsylvania train car. Not moving.' 960 1280

  

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