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Elizabeth Hansen
I love writing about ways that travelers can connect with local people and their cultures while they are visiting an unfamiliar destination.This might be a foreign country or a nearby city. In my articles, I provide readers with information they can use to wander off the beaten path instead of following the well-worn trail of tourist sites.
I love writing about ways that travelers can connect with local people and their cultures while they are visiting an unfamiliar destination.This might be a foreign country or a nearby city. In my articles, I provide readers with information they can use to wander off the beaten path instead of following the well-worn trail of tourist sites.
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#NewZealand beach communities are dotted along the country’s coast. Until recently, I thought I’d experienced the best of them — but then I found #Waikanae. #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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Just because Valentine's Day has passed, doesn't mean the romance can't live on. Looking to enjoy a romantic rendezvous with your significant other? Here are a few of my favorite places to stay. #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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Renting a private jet means getting to your destination is part of the fun!

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My favorite Santa Barbara hotel? That’s easy. Belmond El Encanto won my heart with gracious suites in historic cottages, beautiful gardens, and a panoramic ocean view. #SantaBarbara #AuthenticLuxuryTravel http://bit.ly/2h9GOAF

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My favorite Santa Barbara hotel? That’s easy. Belmond El Encanto won my heart with gracious suites in historic cottages, beautiful gardens, and a panoramic ocean view. #SantaBarbara #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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Rancho La Puerta, the famous spa retreat in #Tecate, #Mexico, is a great option for visitors to #SanDiego who want a taste of Mexican culture. The resort is an hour east of San Diego and just 3.3 miles south of the border. Normally reservations are only accepted for one-week stays, but savvy San Diegans — like Mimi Pollack, who contributed this guest post — know that one day visits are possible on selected Saturdays. #LocalTips #RanchoLaPuerta #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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Borgo Santo Pietro is a 13th-century stone-clad villa set in 13 acres of gardens overlooking the Serena valley in the southern #Tuscan countryside. The original building has been converted into a stylish retreat that is both antique and modern. #BorgoSantoPietro #Italy #romantic #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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Not only is solo travel a wonderful way to see the world, it is also a great way to get to know yourself. #TravelSolo #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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Dinner at the Sindabezi Island Lodge was served at a candlelit table under which I wiggled my toes in the sand. Over the meal, our guide Raphael said that Zambezi means “how am I going to bathe?” in the language of the indigenous people because there were so many crocs in the river. Under normal circumstances, I might have worried about this, but it was all too beautiful and #romantic. #VictoriaFalls #Africa #AuthenticLuxuryTravel

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There are two ways to see #Antartica — sea voyages and overland travel. For sea travel, National Geographic operates their own Antarctic cruises. A company named Polar Cruises also handles travel on a variety of cruises ranging from “luxury expedition,” “expedition,” and small-group passenger options. Polar Cruises also offers a series of land-based options. These options include trips to the South Pole, and even ski trips that include travel to within a relatively short distance of the Pole where you ski the last distance to the bottom end of the world. #AuthenticLuxuryTravel
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