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The Chanler at Cliff Walk Newport

Gilded Age mansions abound in Rhode Island. The coastal towns are where it’s at, and the Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport enjoys a brilliant position perched directly on the water’s edge. John Winthrop Chanler, a New York State Congressman, built what is now an upscale boutique hotel as a private summer residence, the first […]

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The Hermitage, Nevis

In Nevis, you’ll find a special property that feels like a home away from home. It’s The Hermitage and, in fact, it’s the oldest wooden house on the island and notably one of the oldest such structures in the Caribbean. The main house is earthfast-constructed, meaning roofbearing timbers are in direct contact with the ground, […]

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Alisal Ranch & Resort

Alisal is a spacious ranch: With 10,000 acres, it’s home to cattle, horses, and a full service golf-resort. Enjoy the affectations and ambiance of a dude ranch by day and indulge in elegant dining by night after an expertly performed massage. This is definitely a working ranch and guests can be as much a part […]

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Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Antigua is one of those islands that has always exuded the ever elusive laid-back, under the radar, vibe. That being said, it is home to some fantastic resorts, where the rich and famous can let loose and enjoy the tranquility. Perfect example of that is the classic style with a Caribbean twist at Carlisle Bay. […]

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Wildly Luxurious CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RETREAT

Trying to figure out what to pack, in a duffle, 30 lbs or less…yikes. Fly fishing via helicopter, arranged exclusively by Clayoquot, check. Ocean kayaking in the North Pacific, also on the itinerary. Horseback riding, already in the saddle. They have all the gear, they say, but you still want to look cute and dress […]

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A Letter from North America: Miami

During my stay at The W South Beach in Miami, I realized that just as that brand made standard hotels “boutique,” so did the hotel’s thoughtful design encourage me to make normal directions “artistic.” The environment had me unconsciously translating standard navigation into something more unexpected and unique. The desk clerk, Marc, said “Sir, you’ll...

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A Letter From Africa: Kenya

Sleeping Under the Stars I landed in Kenya with a safari bucket list. I returned with adrenaline still pulsing through my veins. But it wasn’t due to the close proximity to wild animals or the resonating beat during a local Maasai dance…  I fell in love with the solitude of sleeping under the stars. After […]

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