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November 12, 2015
Puzzled about what to buy that difficult-to-please friend, ­family member or business associate? Whether your gift recipient is sporty or chic, a brainiac or a daredevil, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find ideas here to make anyone on your list feel special.
November 12, 2015
Young, dynamic vintners are producing a wide variety of wines throughout Chile. Some of them rival or surpass anything you’ll find in the U.S. (Photo: Bob Ecker)
On a recent visit to Chile, I sampled many wines, tasted up-and-coming varietals and met a host of young, dynamic vintners.
November 12, 2015
Lilly Library (Photo: Kimberly Button)
Imagine being able to wander through a museum with no glass barriers, freely touching the historical pieces. Special-collection libraries let you do just that with unprecedented access to not only books and papers, but also rare memorabilia, audio recordings and more. Here are some of our favorites.
October 24, 2015
Flowriding at Westin Kierland (PHOTO: KIM ROSENLOF)
As interest in endurance events continues to grow among high-end travelers, many resorts are expanding their wellness programs to provide professional coaching in running, swimming, triathlon and other forms of fitness.
June 29, 2015
Helicopters have been assisting in rescue efforts in the aftermath of Nepal's earthquake.
Some of the helicopter pilots who participated in the recent Nepal earthquake rescue effort have been trained in an innovative recovery technique taught by Air Zermatt CEO and pilot Gerold Biner.
June 22, 2015
A suite at Dubai's Burg-Al-Arab hotel might cost $24,000 a night.
You know things are out of control when the Burg-Al-Arab starts to seem like a bargain. The Dubai hotel, designed in the shape of a sail billowing over Jumeirah Beach, has long been considered the model of ultra-luxury for those who desire an over-the-top lodging experience. If you really want to impress your in-laws, you can book the Burg-Al-Arab’s marble-and-gold-filled Royal Suite, which comes complete with a dining room for 12, a library, a cinema room and a team of butlers to cater to your every whim. The tab: approximately $24,000 a night.
April 20, 2015
Sunset view from the deck of a yacht.
The task of buying a yacht is much like assembling a jigsaw puzzle: all the pieces must fit together perfectly. Here’s help.
March 31, 2015
The Lisa Marie, a Convair 880, is named for Presley’s daughter.
Elvis Presley's airplanes, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, are for sale and are expected to go for $10 to $15 million.
March 12, 2015
Chef Mark at Ritz Carlton, Orlando
Some of the world’s best hotels and resorts have joined the farm-to-table movement, growing and producing food, wine and beer right on their property.
November 24, 2014
BJT's guide makes shopping for that special gift as easy as point and click. (Image: Fotolia)
Complete your holiday shopping with our guide to great gifts for everyone on your list.




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