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Catch the Spirit in Los Cabos, Mexico

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Posted in Activities, Culinary, Luxury, Mexico, Wine Tours

El Arco at Lands End in Los Cabos (Credit: Jerome Levine) From Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo, hotels and restaurants are showcasing wine and spirit experiences. If your liquid memories of Baja, Mexico are limited to cheap tequila shots or six-packs of Corona, it’s time to return
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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Florida, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, River Cruises, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, United States of America

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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The Hotel that Rose From the Ashes

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Posted in Africa, Luxury

Stunning Hout Bay and The Sentinel, Cape Town Gnarled chunks of solid silver  mounted in a picture frame are the only evidence that an elegant hotel near Cape Town isn’t the same building it used to be. The silver was once an ornate chair, destroyed along with 70% of the hotel
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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Destinations, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Rafting, Rail Travel, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, Wild Life

Sleigh Ride courtesy the US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters There’s something about snow that inspires us to escape with that special someone to a peaceful and quiet hideaway from the crowds and hustle and bustle of life. Thankfully, there are places with elegant mountain cabins, tranquil rivers and sleigh rides
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Exquisite African Isles

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Posted in Africa, Beach Vacations, Luxury, Mozambique, Scuba

The Anantara Medjumbe lodge Skimming over the Indian Ocean towards the gorgeous islands of Mozambique is like entering a kid’s over-imaginative coloring book.
Water in a dozen shades of blue washes over the crisp white sand backed by vivid green palm trees. Your camera works overtime to capture some of
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AHI LELE FIRE SHOW HEATS UP KAUAI

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Culinary, Hawaii, Holiday Travel, Luxury, Romance, Uncategorized

Ahi Lele (which translates to dancing/jumping fire) is a must-see! After living on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua’i for the better half of last year, I had the privilege of experiencing many jaw-dropping cultural performances from local artists, musicians and dancers. Because Kauai is the type of mind-blowing place
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24 Hours in Budapest

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Posted in Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Historical travel, Luxury, Romance, Solo Travel

Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Marcia Frost. Budapest is one of the largest and most well-known cities on the Danube River in Hungary. It’s a town of many faces as it’s actually divided between “Buda” and “Pest.” You could easily fill a week in this city, but if
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In Northern France

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Posted in Accommodations, Culinary, Europe, France, Luxury, Style

Just on an hour’s drive south of Calais, wedged in between Le Touquet and Arras, in the historic Somme valleys, is Chateau Bermicourt. Built in 1826, the ancestral Chateau served as the HQ for the Royal tank Corps in the Great War; and during WWII it was occupied by German
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Haute to Historic to Hip: Inside Old San Juan’s Finest Guest Quarters

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Posted in Caribbean, Destinations, Historical travel, Luxury, North America, Style

Hotel Casa Herencia – urban villa lifestyle at an affordable price makes this transformed residence an area value. (Credit: Hal Peat) The legacy of centuries past meets up with the energy and imagination of contemporary generations and awaits visitors today in Old San Juan’s assortment of entertainment, cuisine and fine galleries
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What Makes New York New York?

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Posted in Activities, Family Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Luxury, North America, Shopping, United States of America

Times Square. The purists howled over a decade ago when New York City was accused of Disneyfying Times Square. The funk and grit were replaced by family fare, but with the changes came a friendlier New York. Cab drivers volunteered to be less abrasive. Visitors are less likely to encounter
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Thailand Travel Myths

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Posted in Adventure, Asia, Family Travel, Luxury

Thailand is a diverse and wondrous country located in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is also one of the most popular destinations for tourists worldwide, offering beautiful islands, tropical jungles, and ancient temples. There are several misconceptions about traveling in Thailand, ranging from the sex culture (not all male
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MSC Cruises Brings Europe to Miami and the Caribbean

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Posted in Caribbean, Family Travel, Luxury

The Aqua Park on MSC Divina has a retractable roof. In the past, MSC Cruises has sailed hundreds of enthusiastic crowds out of a myriad of global destinations that include Europe, South America, and even Dubai. The Italian cruise line decided to bring the MSC Divina to Miami in 2013
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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club: What’s it like to stay at the Best Beach Resort in the Caribbean?

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Posted in Accommodations, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Green Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Romance

View from the Beach Bar at Nisbet Plantation It’s been named one of the “Top Resorts in the World” and “Best Beach Resort in the Caribbean” by Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure respectively, and it’s earned a Four Diamond ratting from AAA. What exactly does it take to earn
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Island bliss in Africa

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Posted in Accommodations, Africa, Beach Vacations, Luxury

Sunset on Bazaruto island Africa isn’t normally associated with tropical islands where you can wallow in luxury. It’s a continent painted with the brush of poverty, but beneath that false impression lie some wonderful countries waiting to be explored – and you don’t even have to be adventurous or a
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