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Ten cities I would visit again

and again… and again… and again. There are some cities that I just can’t get enough of. It could be for any particular reason: the energy, a lively culinary scene, a spectacular setting, a melting-pot of cultures, history, architecture, a laid-back pace or a mix of everything. These are cities that I would never tire […]

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Ten airports you must book a window seat for

Aisle or window? That’s a question I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I’m a big fan of window seats – you’ll know why if you’ve seen any of my Plane Views posts! Whether you’re an aisle or a window person, here are ten airports you’ll want to book a window seat for (arriving, […]

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Where a million paths cross

New York City! Who could ever forget their very first time in this great city? I remember strolling down the streets in complete awe of the buildings and the incredible energy gushing through the city. On my first visit in 1992, I was determined to see all the famous landmarks that I’d gotten to know […]

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Hip boutique hotels in New York City

New York City has a wealth of cutting-edge boutique hotels that are so exclusively hip that they remain beyond the mainstream luxury travel radar. They can be found all over Manhattan in a multitude of styles, from classically understated to unabashedly decadent. Here are five boutique hotels in New York City that are sure to […]

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Unforgettable NYC

This is a guest series called “Unforgettable Travel Moments“. We all have our special travel moments: a memorable meal, meeting someone, an embarrassing faux pas or simply being awestruck by scenery. With this new series, I hope to uncover the moments, the anecdotes and the tales which make travel special. This week’s post and photos […]

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Places that inspire: New York City Highline

A guest post by Gina Gorelik. The New York City Highline One of my favorite places to go to in New York on a sunny afternoon is the NYC Highline. This completely unique place always inspires me, and makes me happy and proud to be a New Yorker. The Highline used to be a train […]

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Brooklyn: New York City’s Foodie Paradise

A special guest post by @TravelingAnna34. Brooklyn – NYC’s Foodie Paradise is a Velvet Escape New York City is a paradise to many travelers, and business visitors alike. With a myriad of attractions, theatres, museums and hotels in New York, visitors are spoilt for choice. But growing up in NYC can make you a little […]

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Ten incredible bridge walks

I love bridges, from the simple brick-and-mortar and wooden contraptions (I’m not so sure about the rope kind) to the massive engineering marvels with their elegant spans and towering masts. Some cross a simple stream or small creeks whilst others traverse wide rivers, harbours and canyons. It’s always a joy to cross a bridge on […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: New York City

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. I’m a serious nature lover, […]

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Ten unforgettable city cruises

Some of the most spectacular cities in the world have a sea- or harbour-side setting. Think of Sydney, with its breathtaking harbour; or downtown Vancouver, hemmed in by Coal Harbour and the Burrard Inlet; New York, Cape Town, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and the list goes on. The best way to really appreciate the beauty […]

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