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Water, water everywhere

 Water, water everywhere  Baros Maldives One of the first resorts to open in the Maldives in 1973, Baros continues to progress in setting the benchmark for a romantic, luxury holiday with genuine, heartfelt Maldivian hospitality. Just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport, this Maldivian-owned lushly landscaped, private tropical island of 75 secluded […]

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Pools with Great Views

Pools with Great Views If you’re going to swim (or lounge) InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown | Los Angeles, CA Grazing the sky at 1,100 feet and 73 stories, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown forever changed the Los Angeles skyline as the tallest building west of Chicago and largest InterContinental hotel in the Americas since opening last […]

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15 Minutes to Paradise

15 Minutes to Paradise By Peta Phipps I flew in from Miami, wanting to be swept away by the beauty I was hearing o much about, here in Belize. Touching down in Belize City, my journey hadn’t ended yet, I needed to get to Ambergris Caye on Tropic Air, another 15 minutes to paradise. Eyes […]

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It’s Not Enough Just to Have Good Waves

 “It’s Not Enough Just to Have Good Waves” By Amy Sedeño Great vibes, good food and picturesque settings were also high-scoring when selecting Tamarindo as of the trendiest Surf towns in Latin America. The bustling village located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica’s dry forest and smacked between the quieter Playa Langosta and Playa Grande is also […]

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Buenos Dias!

Buenos Dias! At this moment, my ageless mind is struggling to balance my aging body atop a standup paddleboard (SUP) on my maiden voyage.   Roberto, my sculpted Latin instructor is trailing behind me, shouting instructions in a thick accent. He might be just the incentive I need to prevent me from taking an awkward tumble […]

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It’s all about the water on the island of Madeira

It’s all about the water on the island of Madeira Reed’s Palace Lavadas Island life Boat rides Inescapable and truly so when the clouds roll in, the flights cannot. There are worse places to spend an extra day or two. Madeira is a mix of colors, feelings, climates and sounds, surrounded by water and effusing […]

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By the Water in Puerto Vallarta

By the water in Puerto Vallarta By Peta Phipps West coast time in Mexico is always charming. I know that the term “old school” is a bit overused and played out, but it is what comes to mind when I think of some of the coastal towns on this side of the country. The traditional […]

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Swanky Experiences National Parks

National Parks…revealed   Revealed America is the only company with the expertise, connections and relationships that can design fully customized active vacations in the National Parks and at National Monuments. What caught our eye about this experience is that the create trips within the western United States for active, curious and upscale travelers and their […]

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Experience Vail From Sonnenalp

Stepping into the lobby of the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail I feel every minute of this family-owned business’s 99-year history of hospitality. The desk staff is expecting me, and I am shown directly to my suite which has all the amenities one expects, a huge bathroom, ample closet space, a king-sized bed, flat screen TV […]

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Swanky Road Trip – The Florida Keys

Driving thru Homestead, Florida I pass on the last chance for gas in the continental US and smooth the pedal heading south on US 1, The Overseas Highway. The All-American Road transports vehicles along the Lawton Chiles Trail, it’s a tongue of asphalt that will take me through the largest of the 1,700 islands that […]

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