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August 8, 2012
Prague
Expect to be awestruck when you enter the open expanse of Prague’s Old Town Square. You’ll face an array of facades, pediments and spires ranging from Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance to baroque and art nouveau. The buildings constitute a textbook study of urban development from the 14th century to the present.
May 3, 2012
Where the ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic Sank
Looking for something unusual to do this summer? How about exploring the remains of the Titanic from an Mir submersible vehicle at 12,500 feet below sea level? Fifteen-day excursions will begin July 12, July 27 and August 6 and will include lectures and a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.
February 1, 2012
The world's leading luxury yacht builders and shipyards will display their products and services at the 20th annual Dubai International Boat Show from March 13 to 17.
February 1, 2012
A Tale of Two Belgian Cities
Bruges, Belgium, was but a blip on the tourist map until the movie In Bruges hit theaters in 2008. The dark comedy, featuring a duo of Laurel-and-Hardy-type hit men, resonated with audiences that were intrigued by its twisted plot, but also by its deliberate obeisance to a city that had managed to elude most American tourists.
December 1, 2011
Antarctica
"You can do this," I told myself. I stripped out of my yellow expedition jacket, wool cap, gloves, fleece layers, tights, rain pants and long underwear–down to my bathing suit. I was ready to step into the frigid South Atlantic Ocean off Deception Island to become a member of the Antarctic Polar Plunge Club.
November 17, 2011
Los Cabos, Mexico
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program–which provides 25, 30 or 35 hours of flying time on Bombardier aircraft–is offering a bonus to customers who sign up by January 31: a getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico, created by luxury travel consultants Abercrombie & Kent.
October 1, 2011
Boxgroove-affiliated Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio
It's now possible to golf at any of 400 private clubs, thanks to Boxgroove, a Web-based service that allows members to sign up for available tee times at participating U.S. venues. Depending on your membership (basic membership is free), a round of golf starts at approximately $90 per person.
October 1, 2011
Want to stay at a resort without staying put? The new Yogi superyacht, which is now available for charter, offers all the ­amenities of a high-end resort, plus the ability to set sail.
October 1, 2011
Why hurry dinner when a cozy Basque bistro sends out piping hot escargots swi
Even many of the world's savviest travelers have yet to discover pristine Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, two sleepy but thoroughly enchanting islands 15 miles south of Newfoundland. They swirl in fog and mystery and boast the anomaly of being France's last foothold in North America.
August 1, 2011
Ernest Hemingway was just one of the characters who engraved the Club in popu
For more than seven decades, the Bimini Big Game Club was a larger-than-life destination on this tiny Bahamian island just 50 miles off the Florida coast.

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““CEOs go to their vacation homes just after companies report favorable news, and CEOs return to headquarters right before subsequent news is released. More good news is released when CEOs are back at work, and CEOs appear not to leave headquarters at all if a firm has adverse news to disclose. When CEOs are away from the office, stock prices behave quietly with sharply lower volatility. Volatility increases immediately when CEOs return to work.” —David Yermack, a New York University finance professor, whose recently released study shows a correlation between when CEOs take their private jets on vacation and movements in their companies’ stock price ”

-David Yermack