2021 LuxPin Weekly Travel Abstract from the Latest News W2–1 November

Week 02–1, November 2021

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” 〜 Robert Louis Stevenson

By LuxPin Team

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1. Prince William and Kate Middleton Need a New Social Media Manager — and It Could Be You

◆ Are you particularly skilled at crafting the perfect Instagram caption? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are looking for you. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton posted a new job listing on the royal family’s employment website this month. The role? Every millennial and Gen-Z’s dream job: digital communications officer.

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2. Disney Just Added a New Arctic Itinerary to Its Lineup of Luxury Cruises

◆ Booking begins opening this week for guests who’ve already sailed with Disney and general booking opens Nov. 12. Disney is headed to the Arctic in 2023 on new expedition cruises. Beginning in Oslo, Norway, the 10-day, nine-night sailing takes guests to the remote Svalbard Archipelago, which sits in the Arctic Ocean between the mainland and the North Pole.

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3. Julia Child’s Former Washington, D.C. Home Just Hit the Market for $3.5 Million — See Inside

◆ To truly master the art of French cooking, cultivating the right environment is key. So why not cook in the very kitchen where cultural icon and celebrity chef Julia Child wrote the famous tome? Now that the TV personality’s D.C. home is on the market, you might just have a chance.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF MAYFLOWER INN & SPA, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

4. The 8 Best Spas in New England to Visit This Winter

◆ Fireside cocktails, blustery walks on the beach, and indulgent massages for your winter-ailed muscles. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway to ring in the new year, or a mini-break to recover from a holiday spent with your in-laws, these New England hotels are hygge central, all offering pampering spa treatments among other luxe amenities.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF NESTSEEKERS INTERNATIONAL

5. The Most Instagrammable Townhouse in NYC Just Hit the Market — for $19.5 Million

◆ Manhattan’s Upper East Side has no shortage of buildings with a wow factor. The chic area, home to world-class eateries, the Museum Mile, and many designer boutiques, features some of the most coveted real estate listings in New York City. And now, you can own the most photographed townhouse in the neighborhood that was just listed for $19.5 million.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS

6. Las Vegas’ Resorts World Just Unveiled $15,000-a-night Villas and ‘Palaces’ — Here’s a First Look Inside

◆ As the first newly built resort to open on the Las Vegas strip in over a decade, Resorts World has raised the bar for the entire city. The recently opened, $4.3-billion project boasts north of 40 bars and eateries; a 27,000-square-foot Awana spa and wellness complex; a 5.5-acre pool deck; a 5,000-seat theater that will play host to the likes of Celine Dion, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Carrie Underwood; a megaclub from Singapore’s Zouk Group; and 3,506 guest accommodations.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF DORCHESTER COLLECTION

7. This Luxurious Paris Hotel Unveiled 20 New Suites With Views of Iconic Landmarks — From the Eiffel Tower to the Tuileries

◆ As Paris reawakens this fall, recently waiving testing requirements for vaccinated visitors, the city’s luxury offerings have followed suit. Luxury hotels are debuting new restaurants — Hôtel Plaza Athénée recently unveiled new restaurant Le Relais Plaza and the Ritz Paris is serving up well-mixed cocktails at their new bar. But the Dorchester Collection’s Le Meurice is welcoming travelers back with brand-new suites.

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8. This $4.3 Million Villa in Southern Spain Has an Infinity Pool and Coastal Views — and You Can Co-own It

◆ With more than 300 days of sunshine and almost 100 miles of coastline, Spain’s Costa del Sol is a beach lover’s dream. The region, also famous for its many golf courses, welcomes millions of visitors each year from Europe and around the world. But if you’d like to enjoy this dreamy corner of the world as a local, there’s now an exciting property on the market that’s welcoming multiple owners. Enter the stunning Villa Vida, located in one of Marbella’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF CHÂTEAU DU SUREAU

9. This Under-the-radar Château Is the Most Luxurious Place to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

◆ For travelers to Yosemite National Park in search of the perfect combination of comfort and adventure, an under-the-radar château combines the ambiance of European luxury with quick access to the spectacular views of one of California’s most beloved landscapes. Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux country house resort reminiscent of the Provençal region of France, provides the ultimate backdrop for a breathtakingly beautiful getaway just outside the nation’s third national park.

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10. The Royal Family Has a ‘Resident Clock Master’ Who Has to Turn 1,500 Clocks Back During Daylight Savings

◆ Think having to turn your oven’s clock back over daylight savings is a pain? Try having to maintain the Queen’s 1,500 timepieces back over a single weekend. In the wee hours of Sunday morning, the United Kingdom turned its clocks back one hour, a week before the United States does the same. In an effort to remind people to change the clocks in their house, the British royal family took to social media to show how they, or rather a team of experts, turn back the hundreds of clocks inside Windsor Castle.

11. This 83-year-old Hiker Just Set a Record by Completing the Appalachian Trail — Again

◆ Even the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s own site warns that completing its 2,190-plus miles from Georgia to Maine in one trip is a “mammoth undertaking,” revealing that only a quarter of the thousands who attempt the thru-hike each year actually finish it. But M.J. Eberhart has always been one to beat the odds — and on Sunday, he took the final stretch of his journey into Dalton, Massachusetts, making him the oldest, at 83, to complete the trek.

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12. This 70-year-old Mother Just Became the Oldest Woman to Summit Yosemite’s El Capitan — Again

◆ Rock climbing at any age is no easy feat, but Dierdre Wolownick recently decided to up the ante in celebration of her 70th birthday — and broke her own record — by becoming the oldest woman to scale Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan.

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