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Travel Stories

Essential luxury in New Zealand

Determined to be different, then New Zealand is the place for you. From Queenstown in the south, to Hawke’s Bay on your way up to Matauri Bay, almost as far up the North Island as you can get, there are three lodges that will blow your mind and take your New Zealand experience to a […]

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WAOW Charters

It’s 5:57 pm and the sun has just dipped below the sea, the evening sky is set ablaze by fierce refractions of light sending spectacular colours in every direction. If you turn around, the brightest stars are already faintly visible on the horizon, sections of constellations getting brighter by the second as the light quickly […]

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Find Yourself in Puerto Rico

St. Regis Bahia Beach It’s balmy, breezy, full of spice and swankier than ever.  This is Puerto Rico and it will charm and embrace you.  It’s no secret that from the narrow streets of Old San Juan, you can find the essence of what the island used to be.  The history among the cobblestones and […]

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Because I had it on good authority how serious Belgrade’s party scene was, my plan for the Adriatic was to begin my three location stay there with a spot of city-based celebration and follow that with a lot of what I will call serious recreation, likely termed “Recovery” by others, regardless of terminology, fantastic is […]

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The Amazon

Cruising down the Amazon in what is more of a yacht than what one imagines a cruise to be. Delfin cruise lines operate three boats on this river we have all come to know from movies, the news or other sources. Few of us have managed to actually set foot in this region and experience […]

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Jumby Bay – Exclusively inclusive

I like things that are only accessible by boat. There’s something romantic, mysterious and obviously secluded about it. Only two miles off the coast of mainland Antigua is such a place. Jumby Bay is brimming with Rosewood’s sensibility and an unmistakable sense of place. To say that this is laidback luxury at its finest would […]

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The luxury side of The Galapagos

Pikaia Lodge Mention The Galapagos Islands and you’ll incite the expected conversations about Charles Darwin, evolution, giant tortoises and even a geography lesson on where the islands are actually located. What you won’t expect? A luxury resort with one of the lightest carbon footprints of any hotel on earth. The Galapagos Islands were slow to […]

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Stargazing in the Atacama Desert, Chile

A guided tour of the Cosmos – Atacama Desert, Chile At first glance the Atacama Desert, like most deserts on earth, appears barren, void of life, or anything remotely interesting unless you’re passionate about rocks. Strung between the Andes and the Chilean Coastal Mountain Range, like a giant desert, the Atacama is classified as the […]

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El Floridita, Cuba

El Floridita Cuba is a country steeped in history, its culture largely unchanged for the past five decades. You can feel it when you walk through the streets of Havana, you can see it in the texture of the buildings. You can hear it in the music that plays in the bodeguitas at night, and […]

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I landed in Vancouver, already a major foodie destination, but kept my palate from wandering around town and gobbling up all the goodness that abounds. I was heading out to the wilderness and ready to indulge every sense at this Relais & Chateaux wilderness retreat. You may have read my rave reviews about the resort […]

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