The best private ski clubs, the world’s largest cruise ship, middle seat benefits and more


The 23 most anticipated luxury hotel openings in 2023

With a lot of opening of new luxury hotels in 2023, it’s never too early to start planning next year’s vacation. From Australia to Tuscany, here are the properties worth checking out.

The largest cruise ship in the world will leave in 2024

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship won’t depart until 2024, but it’s already making waves. When it embarks on its maiden voyage in two years, the Icon of the seas will be the largest cruise ship in the world. At 1,200 feet long, the Icon will have 20 decks with more than 40 restaurants and seven pools. The family ship will also have the largest water park at sea, including a 46-foot-tall free-fall slide.

America’s Best Private Ski Clubs

For a true cutting-edge ski experience, there is no private ski club. Among the most famous are the Aspen Mountain Club in Colorado, Deer Valley in Utah, and the Yellowstone Club in Montana, which counts Bill Gates and Tom Brady among its members. Here’s what you need to know to join some of the best private ski clubs in america.

“Human life is far more important than just reaching the top of a mountain.”

— Sir Edmond Hillary


The middle seat is obviously the worst of both worlds – there’s no view out the window and no easy access to bathrooms. Also, good luck on an armrest. To change this perception, Virgin Australia recently launched the Middle Seat Lottery, a raffle with lucrative weekly prizes open to passengers stuck in the middle. Among the rewards for the promotion, which runs until April 2023, are platinum status on the airline plus one million miles, a Caribbean cruise on Virgin Voyages and a helicopter pub crawl. Presumably, you get a good seat for the latter.

The 5 largest superyachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Those looking for a new superyacht head to Florida this week for the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs through October 30 and showcases the most extravagant and technologically advanced vessels. From largest yachts at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this year are coral oceana 238-foot-long Lurssen yacht with a master suite including a sauna, and OceanoYacht Mangusta 164 feet long with of them infinity pools. That’s a lot of infinity.

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