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Moscow and St. Petersburg: A Resplendent Rivalry

Russia, Winston Churchill famously quipped, “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” That conundrum is perfectly epitomized in the country’s two largest metropolises, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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Topics: Russia, Resplendent Russia, St. Petersburg, Hermitage, History, Moscow, Czars

Irresistible Irish Cuisine

Ireland has been experiencing a culinary renaissance of late, much to the delight of our Emerald Ireland guests. Once the purview of all things potato, the Emerald Isle is now a foodie destination for its seasonal, sustainable fare. An abundance of natural resources, artisan producers, and innovative chefs have elevated modern Irish cuisine to the upper echelons.

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Topics: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Cuisine, Dining, Food, Emerald Ireland

In perfect luxury: Rediscovering Paris and the French Countryside

Paris is a rite of passage for world travelers, perhaps with a few added days on Cannes’ beaches or in the lavender fields of Provence. Yet like one of its premier cru wines, France is a country rich with nuances and details detected only by the more sophisticated palate. Our Tour d’Elegance journey invites you to rediscover this culturally complex land in a number of sumptuous ways. Consider:

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Topics: France, Champs-Elysées, Citroen Deux Chevaux, Saint-Ouen Flea Market, Eze, Vieux-Lyon

In Focus: A Photography Guide to Wildlife Safaris

Photography enthusiasts joining our Grand Safari to Kenya and Tanzania will find endless opportunities for snapping animals great and small. Here, a few tips that’ll have you taking professional-quality wildlife photos in a flash.

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Topics: Africa, Safari, Grand Safari, Photography

5 Myths About Irish Rail Travel, Luxuriously Debunked

Train travel is one of the best ways to experience European countries, including Ireland. Yet for many elite explorers, rail cars are more suited to carrying freight than their Fendi trolley. Those joining our Emerald Ireland journey, however, will find such tall tales delightfully debunked as they board the Belmond Grand Hibernian — the first luxury train in Ireland and one of the finest in the world. Here, a few common rail myths we’d like to unravel:

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Topics: Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian Train

8 Sights That Showcase Russia’s Resplendence

Russia’s tsars were a decadent brood, renowned for flaunting their flamboyant lifestyle. Modern-day Romanovs can rule the country on our upcoming 10-day Resplendent Russia journey, during which the emperors’ opulence is matched by lavish repasts and luxe hotel stays. Here, eight sumptous must-sees:

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Topics: Russia, Resplendent Russia

Top 5 Ways to Go Posh in Paris, Provence, and the Cote d’Azur

As part of Travcoa’s celebrated Anniversary Journeys, we set out to create a singular tour of France that takes elegant excess to new head-spinning levels. Well, we don’t mean to brag, but our Tour d’Elegance journey elicits more “Wow!” moments than most travelers experience in a lifetime. Here are five of the most fabulous:

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Topics: France, Paris, Cote d'Azur, Tour d'Elegance: Paris to Provence & Cote d'Azur, Provence

Luxury African Safari: 7 Things to Know Before Heading to the Bush

Few travel experiences are as transforming as an African safari. To witness elephants bathing in a mud pool or the spectacle of some 2 million wildebeest and zebra migrating across the Serengeti — these moments change you forever. Yet just as no two viewing drives are the same (see below), bush adventures vary widely, as well. Fortunately, our luxury African safari, Grand Safarito Kenya and Tanzania is one of the most exceptional journeys available on the African continent. Here are a few things to keep in mind before setting out on safari.

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Topics: Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, Safari, Serengeti National Park, Nairobi, Arusha

An Insider's Guide to Uncharted India by Private Air

Raju Singh helps plan all our trips to India. Our Uncharted India expedition is for those who may have passed through this marvelous land before and stopped at major sights like the Taj Mahal but have always wanted to return for a closer look.

Here, Raju tells us why this journey is so special. 

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Topics: India, Private Jets

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

As one of the most iconic parts of Southeast Asia, none is more sought out or respected than The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Set in the heart of the Bangkok, Thailand, the Emerald Buddha resides in a diverse complex of buildings at The Grand Palace. Despite the allure of the numerous buildings, halls, pavilions and gardens that make up the Palace, The Emerald Buddha calls out to anyone nearby.

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Topics: Southeast Asia, Asia