by Scott McGowan
Luxury Link Concierge ●
"All roads lead to Rome" is a familiar saying, and at this historic moment in time there may not be a better opportunity to visit the glorious Italian capital. With Pope Francis’ recent appointment as the 266th pontiff and a stunning new hotel opening this month in the shadows of the Vatican - combined with some R&R on the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea - you have all the makings of a classic, Audrey Hepburn-esque
Updated 04-14-2013 at 01:04 PM by TravelerBen_ll
One of the must-sees in Germany is Dresden, often dubbed the “Florence of the Elbe“. Situated in the beautiful Elbe valley, which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, it has its rightful place in history. Since reunification its main buildings have been restored to their former glory.
Dresden is internationally recognized to be a highlight for art and culture, the city’s many museums offer unique and incomparable exhibitions
For most members of our Luxury Link community, the days of backpacking through Europe with a rail pass – and without a set itinerary – are but a distant memory. And in this deadline-driven, always-connected society, an extended vacation allowing you to trapeze between countries and experience a variety of rich European cultures is not often feasible.
However, by combining a trio of Luxury Link’s smartly-priced, amenity-laden hotel packages and utilizing
Updated 03-04-2013 at 11:45 AM by TravelerBen_ll
Hungarian Wedding Yields Hidden Gem
Budapest is not really a last-minute destination, at least not when one lives in Los Angeles as I do. But a nephew’s unexpected wedding announcement and two weeks’ notice prompted a scramble for air and hotel accommodations in Hungary's capital city. Fortunately, I had some inside information (I work at Luxury Link, after all): it turns out one of Budapest’s most unique boutique hotels - St. George Residence - is also
Updated 12-19-2012 at 07:52 PM by dmcdavitt
While planning our itinerary to Portugal, we managed to squeeze some extra days into our holiday schedule. Although we considered a number of mainland options, the Portuguese islands looked interesting as well.
During previous trips to Europe and Africa, we have flown over these archipelagos, but had never visited. Being remote and so topographically different from our day-to-day surroundings, we were curious to explore and learn more. We considered
Updated 11-15-2012 at 06:04 AM by omegaet
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