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July 21, 2011
Bugatti Veyron
We missed the road for Key Air at Waterbury Oxford Airport in Connecticut, and the ­subsequent U-turn in a church parking lot could have been a metaphor for seeking redemption for tooling around in the most powerful, most expensive production car in the world. I half expected to hear a voice from on high as we did our 180 in front of the house of worship: "You couldn't just drive a Prius?" Not today, sorry. Heaven can wait.
June 1, 2011
There's almost room for a game of tennis doubles in the back of the new A8L, but since this is an Audi with Quattro all-wheel drive and a V8 in the nose, it's more sports limo than prom parade float.
May 31, 2011
Tourists trek through Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans, observe elephants i
Many once-in a-lifetime vacations are just a flight away when you own a jet or have access to one via charter, a fractional share or a jet card. Even then, however, some destinations can pose challenges. They may be out of range for your aircraft. Or the airports, language, culture or other factors may pose challenges that you’re not comfortable facing on your own.
May 31, 2011
Want to use your own business jet or private charter? Linda Lockner of the TravelStore and Malaka Hilton of AuthentEscapes can help you arrange odysseys with privileged access anywhere in the world. 
May 31, 2011
The Latin American business aviation market is delivering on its promise, with Brazil leading the charge. The eighth annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) will be held at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 11 to 13.
May 31, 2011
Located on the 35th floor of New York City's five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel, the gorgeous Asiate boasts floor-to-ceiling window views of Central Park and the Upper West Side. The restaurant offers elegance, impeccable service and delicate, Asian-inspired cuisine. 
April 1, 2011
The French Riviera seems likely to be a popular destination this spring, with the famous Cannes International Film Festival set for May 11 to 22 and the Formula 1 Grand Prix in the streets of neighboring Monaco scheduled for May 24. Then comes the Cannes Airshow, a business and general aviation event, from June 9 through 11.
April 1, 2011
It's a bit like playing golf in a fishbowl Or in downtown Hong Kong. But there is something compelling about a round or two at Turnberry Isle Miami. For here amid gleaming steel-and-glass residential high-rises 13 miles north of Miami Beach unfolds a lush, 36-hole layout that feels like a refuge or nest.
April 1, 2011
Rugged and refined, historic but New Age, northern New Mexico offers a colorful landscape and a lifestyle that tempts vacationers with a panoply of world-class golf, fashionable ski resorts, operas, fine-art galleries and handcrafted goods. The Land of Enchantment, nestled around the southern end of the Rockies, is as much a state of mind as a geographical region.
February 28, 2011
The GTC’s 4.7-liter engine is a sibling of the V8 in the Ferrari F430. its 43
If a Ferrari or Lamborghini is over the top for your wallet, there's always the other Italian exotic.

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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”

-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts