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24 hours in Laguna Beach

The Southern California beach town of Laguna is easy to love and visit year-round. Steeped in the arts for more than 100 years, Laguna Beach hugs seven miles along the famed Pacific Coast Highway and is lined with secluded coves, picturesque bluffs, and sweeping ocean views.   Stop One – Beach Therapy Where: Treasure Island […]

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5 Dream Destinations This Christmas

A White Christmas isn’t for everyone. For those that prefer to escape the frigid temperatures and snowy conditions, our gift to you is these five sun-kissed villas for a warm and memorable holiday season. Le Bleu, Anguilla All I want for Christmas is Le Bleu. Why? Its long dining table offers a view of the […]

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Kauai: Hawaii’s Adventure Island

Kauai has long been thought of as an ideal spot to stop and catch your breath. Nicknamed “The Garden Isle,” even its mountainous interior stretches are lush. Tropical flowers and endless shades of green mingle with waterfalls and define the scenery, until you reach the coast where blue waves and soft sand take over. Kauai […]

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Where To Go When: December

Whether it’s time away for Christmas with the family or a New Year’s beach blow-out, ’tis the season to travel and be merry!   Costa Rica There’s a reason why the country-wide greeting – and national tagline – of Costa Rica is Pura Vida (pure life). Once you visit this incredible place that’s the perfect combination […]

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24 hours in Tulum, Mexico

The secret is out. Tulum, Mexico, a charming town that was once known only for its Mayan ruins, is fast becoming a must-visit spot for savvy travelers. Go there today and you’ll experience incredible food, entertainment and activities, not to mention luxurious accommodations. But rest assured, this isn’t at the expense of what brought us […]

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A Perfect, Peaceful Retreat in Puglia

Giovanni DeBlasio was born in Fasano, a small town in Italy’s Puglia region. It’s an area dotted with ancient white-washed farmhouses, centuries-old olive trees on a backdrop of low lush hillsides that reach as far as the Adriatic Sea. It is a magic place, he says, but as an ambitious young boy growing up there, […]

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Notes From… A Honeymoon in Whistler, Canada

Wedding planning is stressful. While the ‘big day’ always turns out to be magical, oftentimes the newlyweds are in some serious need of R&R afterward. Which is why taking an immediate, quiet honeymoon to a remote location is just what the doctor ordered for Villa Specialist Sarah Rose Walder and her husband Nick after their nuptials. Immediately after the wedding […]

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5 Ski Getaways to Cure Your Winter Blues

There are two types of people: Those that suffer from winter blues, and those that ski. We’ve waited all summer long for the chance to tie on our boots, strap on our blades, and be one with the mountain for days at a time. Among family or friends, often the key to a great ski vacation is where you decide to […]