With the car industry turning greener, electric vehicles are the next big thing. Although EVs have been on the market for a while, high prices, lack of charging stations, range limitations between charges have hindered universal adoption. The Volkswagen ID.3 and Nissan Leaf are competing to address these concerns. How do they measure up?
A sailing vacation around the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas is equivalent to liberation. Wind, sun, bays and coves, beaches and plenty of clear turquoise water are guaranteed to make the sailor feel unfettered. But sailing enthusiasts should also take time to go ashore and check out the natural gems these European islands have to offer.
Not everyone drives on a paved road, but most vehicles, even SUVs, are built to maneuver pavement and not dirt, rock and mud—except for the iconic, rugged off-roaders, the Ford Bronco and the Jeep Wrangler. Each vehicle, while similar, is aimed at a slightly different market. But which one gets down and dirty best for a comparable price?
The Greek island of Crete is as saturated in ancient history as breathtaking natural beauty. Surrounded by ocean waters and liberally endowed with beaches and mountains, contrast defines this magical place. We take you on a tour of the most rewarding spots to add to your itinerary, with culture, relaxation and luxury consistent themes.
Despite attempted encroachments from the ever-popular luxury SUV, the luxury sedan still reigns in its class of automotive grandeur. Mercedes-Benz has long held the top spot with its matchless S-Class, but that doesn’t mean that others haven’t attempted a coup, including Lexus with its LS. If price is no object, buyers will probably stick with the inimitable Mercedes-Benz S-Class. But the less-expensive, feature-rich Lexus LS is worthy of careful consideration.
COVID-19 has dealt the global travel industry a heavy blow and has been merciless to the aviation industry. With passenger flights slashed by staggering percentages, large airlines are walking thin tightropes. However, segments of the industry are faring well, including the private-jet charter sector, which is finding that its unique blend of customized services is exactly what businesses and families are seeking during the pandemic—and likely will beyond it.
Dubai real estate regained its footing in 2019 and was off to the races as 2020 dawned. Then came a pandemic in March accompanied by lockdown measures, bringing much of the vibrant city to a halt. Dubai’s property market picked itself up more quickly than many other contenders and finished the year on a winning streak, but COVID-19 altered the must-have lists of buyers and renters of Dubai’s luxury property.
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is where things happen, including the biggest sales dollarwise in the history of real estate. Why does this particular piece of geography continue to attract so much high-end buyer interest? Is it the temperate climate, the ocean, the celebrities? David Parnes and James Harris of the famous The Agency offer their opinions on where this one-of-a-kind market sits now and where it is headed.
And the Winner Is in the Matchup between the German Saloons…the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class or the 2019 BMW 5 Series?
When it comes to producing midsize luxury sedans, Germany wins hands down. The only unanswered question regarding the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2019 BMW 5 Series contestants is which one of the two tops the executive-saloon category. In our car feature, we examine the specs in detail but leave to the reader the final decision of which vehicle will give its new owner the best value for a luxury-vehicle price.
Humans have expressed their creativity through art since the world’s beginnings, and to many connoisseurs, viewing as many art treasures as possible is a must for any trip. If the thought of staying in art boutique hotels that showcase stirring first-rate artwork while catering to other requirements—such as sumptuous accommodations and delectable food and drink—thrills you, don’t miss our tour of inspiring art boutique hotels around the world.