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Valle de Guadalupe, Baja Mexico

When one thinks of the wine producing regions of the world many places come to mind: Bordeaux or Champagne in France, La Rioja in Spain, Piedmont or Tuscany in Italy, Warra Warra Australia, Napa California, Mendoza Argentina… Even New York’s Finger Lakes or the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia produce quality wines that compete in […]

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Gastown, Vancouver

Vancouver has numerous eclectic neighborhoods.  We’d venture to say that there are at least 14 distinct neighborhoods with their own flavor, charm, history and more. Blessed with diversity, the city offers delights to suit almost every taste.  From Chinatown to Punjabi Market you’ll find an array of shops, restaurants, nightspots and just about everything in […]

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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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The Sherry Netherland

New York City The city that boasts an array of swanky offerings and elegant stays is the perfect home for the Sherry Netherland. It’s New York…It’s going to be in a tall building. Yet this apartment hotel is hidden in plain sight, right on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park. Location, location, location… and space, space, […]

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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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Letter from Europe: Windsor, England

  It’s been many trips back and forth to Ireland, England and the continent. I’ve been on planes, in trains and driven myself all over Ireland – for the first time. Now it’s time to unwind. Of course I had to bypass London this visit. When I’m there, I never want to miss a thing. […]

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Letter from the Caribbean: San Juan, Puerto Rico

The seven-minute ride from the airport to the El San Juan Resort and Casino had, to my delight, transported me into what seemed like a time warp. Immediately upon stepping through the resort doors, I could envision the Copacabana showgirls descending the grand staircase and Desi Arnaz beating out “Babalu” on his conga drum. It […]

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