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Hawaii -Starring you Movie – Experience

The St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai is debuting an exclusive movie set tour and experience showcasing the breathtaking island of Kauai as Hollywood’s tropical backlot. The famous island and its incredible, natural surroundings has served as a set for a range of feature films including Jurassic Park, which will be celebrating the 25th anniversary […]

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Gastronomic Gallivants

If iconic Chicago is what you seek, look no further than The Drake Hotel— where elegantly curated cocktails and fare are just what they serve. When you have lived in Chicago your entire life, winters are something and the challenge is real. But if there is a bit of sunshine and an opportunity to stay […]

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O Monot Boutique Hotel – Beirut, Lebanon

O Monot serves up the city on a silver platter for its guests. This capital city is buzzing and selecting a boutique hotel as your base is a wise choice. You’ll want excellent service, attentive staff that can tell you some of the best places to shop, sightsee, and which cafes offer the best seating […]

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Flights of Wine – Portugal

One of the rarest places to find a good bottle of wine may be 38,000 feet in the air. TAP Air Portugal has flipped the script on that notion and is elevating the inflight wine experience. By harvesting some of the best wines in the country, the airline has created an inflight wine experience that […]

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Hotel El Ganzo – Cabo as I Do

When I received an invitation to Cabo, I wanted to do anything, anything at all besides get on another plane and fly across the country and then turn left to head south of the United States. I love Mexico and I love travel, so why was I not my normal bubbly self, ready to pack […]

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Wine in the Algarve Winemaker Experience

Say Portugal these days and a lot of things come to mind. From Porto to Lisbon and Cascais, there’s a lot of buzz about the country, even Madonna moved there. Before all the touristy news bites and the new wave of revitalized energy enjoyed throughout the nation, Portugal was known for its great wine production, […]

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Wining through Bordeaux

I’m offered vodka by the flight attendant, but I hold out because what can one do when heading to the heart of wine country, in a wine country because for the next 8 days Viking River Cruises will guide me through a seriously wine-heavy vacation. After a Parisian layover I deplane at Bordeaux airport where […]

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Putting on the Ritz – Naples

Vanderbilt Beach Rd is a reminder of a bygone era when the rich and famous pioneered the sort of luxury in this area that I will experience for my weekend at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Checking in at the Ritz Carlton, Naples, Stefanie glances at my ID and welcomes me, walking a few steps to her […]

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A Road Less Traveled

Sometimes the adventure down a less obvious path leads to the most unforgettable adventure—maybe even a “glamping” one with an incredible glass of Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. Words by Ann Marie Scheidler If one were to dream up a wine trip out to the western United States, Napa Valley or Sonoma County might first come […]

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Obrigada Portugal

I’m on my way to the hottest European destination of 2017 and possibly of this generation. Everywhere you look someone is posting something about this country.  If you’ve come across any of these posts or pictures of this brilliant and diverse country, you’ll agree with my next sentiment. There was no way I was going […]

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