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Nihiwatu Might Just Be the Best Island Resort in the World, Here's Why We Think So

BY : Katherine Bond | 2015

It sounds like hyperbole, but it's not; Nihiwatu is the best island resort in the world. I am convinced of this, and I feel confident in claiming so after visiting more than four dozen other stunning excursions around the globe from the...

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5 of the Most Lavish Luxury Ski Hotels & Resorts in the Alps

BY : Dan Frith | 2015

There’s a lot to be said for the independence and freedom that comes with hiring a luxury ski chalet when visiting the Alps. Other times, you may be wanting more of a true hotel experience. For those who prefer the latter, there are plenty of...

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Villa Inle Resort & Spa Wins Us Over With Private Suites, Boating Trips & Burmese Delights

BY : Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss | 2015

No trip to Myanmar would be complete without a visit to Inle Lake. In fact, if you only visit one place in the sovereign state, it should be this magical area. This lake, sitting 4,000-feet-above sea level, provides a microcosm of all of the...

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The $3.5 Billion Caribbean Mega-Resort is Almost Here, Will You Be its First Guests?

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

You know how people like to exaggerate numbers to make a point, or to sensationalize an event? Well, this isn’t one of those times. To build the Bahamas’ newest mega-resort, it literally took 4,000 laborers, $3.5 billion and...

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Never Sign a Check at Mexico's Royal Hideaway Playacar

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2015

It’s kind of a coming-of-age awakening when you first venture outside the hectic city of Cancun in search of a more grown up resort experience on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. And if you value classic luxury, service and style, you will most...

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ME Brings an Aura Concierge, Celebrity Sparkle and a Youthful Classy Vibe to the Cancun Coastline

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2015

It’s clear from first glance that the stylish ME Cancun by Melia is a cut above in the Mexican beach town known as the ultimate spring breaker’s paradise. Part of the renowned Melia Hotels International, it is in fact the only all-inclusive ME...

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Omni Amelia Island's New $85M Makeover Includes a Rum & Tequila Experience

BY : Beth Graham | 2015

For generations, travelers have been flocking to Amelia Island for its 13 miles of pristine white sand beaches, quaint shops and charming cafes. Now this exclusive island community boasts one of Florida’s most elegant hotels, Omni Amelia...

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What Can $28K Get You in Palm Beach? A Yacht, Presidential Suite & Personal Butler

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

While much of the East Coast is currently covered in snow and forecasting freezing temperatures, The Sunshine State is staying true to its nickname with plenty of warm  weather. Taking advantage of their destination, Palm Beach Marriott Singer...

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Meet the $75 Million Members-Only Hermitage Club in Vermont

BY : Kimberly Fisher | 2015

Opened late last year, the East Coast finally got its first exclusive, members-only, private ski resort in Southern Vermont. Located on a private mountain, The Hermitage Club hopes to provide the classic New England lifestyle with a...

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Is Four Seasons Looking to Expand in South America?

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

If you’re thinking about a vacation to Colombia this year, consider waiting a few months until the two new Four Seasons are open in Bogota. Closed in 2014, both Hotel Casa Medina and Hotel Charleston Bogota were procured by the...

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Montana's Resort at Paws Up Is Still One of our Favorite Glamping Spots

BY : Katherine Bond | 2015

Camping and luxury are usually mutually exclusive. It's difficult to reconcile ambiguous canned meals and frigid sleeping bags with five-star white linen dinners and heavenly duvet covers. Not too long ago, however, the term "glamping"...

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From Butchering Classes to Alfalfa Treatments, Sonoma's Fanciest Farm Has a Genuine Farm-to-Table Ethos

BY : Katherine Bond | 2015

Farms aren’t typically too fancy. Or at least, they usually don't house a Michelin-starred chef, half a dozen concierges, three-course breakfasts, and private spa cabanas overlooking meticulous gardens. The Farmhouse Inn is,...

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