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We Love California too – Alisal Ranch

We Love California too Alisal Ranch The guest experience at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort just got a little swankier. Thanks to Nathan Turner. The designer whose style is synonymous with “the easy glam of California living” has designed the interiors of a set of guest cottages at this iconic guest ranch into everything we […]

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Living the dream in Florence is easy at Il Salviatino

The 15th century villa overlooks the city of Florence from its hillside home in Filsole. I flew into Milan and took a train directly to Florence where I was about to begin my Italian dream trip. The energy that filled the train station quickly morphed into an elevated sense of place as we wended our […]

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Crossroads of Authenticity and Luxury

In a cove carved centuries ago against the peaceful Pacific,Puerto Vallarta sways sweetly between the forests and the beaches, creating a perfect balance for the Casa Velas resort. It’s raining upon my arrival, and it’s wonderful. Mountains in the distance shyly hide under misty skies, while raindrops bounce off every green leaf in sight. Often […]

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Still a Wonderland

While news of blizzards around the globe flash on my phone, I simply shut it off and glance out the plane window to find a beautifully sunny day in Eleuthera. After landing at the single building airport I’m greeted by a friendly taxi driver who takes me on the ‘highway’ – which is essentially one […]

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Feeling Revitalized in Dresden

Lying in my deluxe room’s bed, I have things narrowed between Pure relaxation, a vitalizing whole-body peeling, a Bubbly Moment, the Milk and Honey Signature Treatment, a back massage and facial, or the Oriental Indulgement’s hot towel warm up ritual and Ayurvedic full body massage with massage bars. I settle on Milk and Honey, thanking […]

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Wine Country Uncharted

Raise your hand if you knew this rugged Northern California coast was home to wineries and vineyards that rival some of the state’s more talked about wine producing counties. My hand is down. This was a totally uncharted part of the state for me. I frequent San Francisco and actually lived nearby when I was […]

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Swelegant Stays Ireland -Adare Manor

Adare Manor County Limerick, Ireland Ireland is full of lore, green hills, cliffs, castles and manors. We love the idea of being able to spend a few nights in the lap of luxury and absorb the history that surrounds one at this manor. Adare Manor is a neo-Gothic architectural masterpiece, once the family seat of […]

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BUENOS AIRES From Here…

The InterContinental, Buenos Aires allows travelers a base in that city’s Montserrat neighborhood that renders an experience of nearby sites, attractions and events while offering guests the promise of all the comforts of home after a day of business or pleasure. Concierge services and staff fluency accommodates guests who speak any of a half dozen […]

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Wild about Spring in Montana

This was my first trip to the state and I had been given an itinerary that included spa time, snowshoeing, horseback riding, skijoring, ice skating, dog-sledding, photography workshop, snowmobiling and wine tasting. Every single one of these was right up my alley. I had been craving the snow for months. When winter hat come bursting […]

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Wild and Wonderful- Barnsley Resort

Just 60 miles outside of Atlanta, GA tucked amongst winding roads you will find an award-winning Sothern estate dating back to the 1840’s. Barnsley Resort, covers 3,000 acres and has all the space one needs to roam.  This historic estate was built by Godfrey Barnsley for his beloved wife Julia and remains now as a […]

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