December 2, 2022

You Can Rent a Whole Italian Village With Its Own Castle for $1,577 a Night

Basking in the Italian countryside is on many people's bucket lists. And while plenty of people have Tuscany on their radar, there is even more of Italy to explore. For instance, just a little way to the east, bordering the Adriatic sea, is the Marche region. Here, tourists have the option of renting an entire village—including houses, shops, and restaurants—for $1,577 per night.

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November 8, 2022

Studio Ghibli’s Highly Anticipated Theme Park Is Finally Open

After years of construction and some slight delays, Studio Ghibli's very own theme park is finally open to the public. Located about an hour away from Kyoto, in Nagakute City, the sprawling destination is built on the former site of the 2005 World EXPO. There, spread across 494 spacious acres, are recreations of some of the beloved buildings and gardens depicted in Studio Ghibli's animated films, such as Howl's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro.

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October 22, 2022

Legendary Orient Express Train Is Redesigned To Be a Contemporary Art Deco Dream

Since it was first launched 140 years ago, the Orient Express has been synonymous with luxury. And thanks to Accor, that tradition will continue long into the future. In 2018, the hospitality group took possession of the Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express train cars and asked respected French architect Maxime d’Angeac to redesign the interiors. Now, the public is getting a sneak preview of d'Angeac's sumptuous design, which marries the nostalgia of the 1920s with contemporary sensibilities.

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August 15, 2022

You Can Buy a Small Scottish Island and Lighthouse for Less Than the Average Cost of a House

Who wouldn’t want to live on a remote island, away from the loud city? Seabirds, creative freedom, and a lifestyle that mirrors the wide open sky might be more attainable than you think. Global real estate consultancy Knight Frank has an incredible opportunity on their books for some lucky dreamer to live such a life, and for almost a steal.

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