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Tropical Dream Villa in Punta Cana
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You’ll Never Face Boredom In These Activity-Filled Dominican Republic Luxury Villas

Finding an unexplored vacation destination can be difficult when you’ve spent time in all seven continents like Laurent Fort, a senior manager at Luxury Retreats, has already done. To date, he’s lived in seven different major cities: Bordeaux, London, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Toronto, and currently, Montreal. This spring, Fort added a new city to […]

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Stan's gang at El Cano villa in Marbella
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One Travel Pro’s Rules For Making The Most Of Any Trip

Luxury Retreats market manager Stanislas Helou has traveled all over the world, often bouncing between Geneva, Cannes, New York, Crete, London, and Barcelona. His personal travel motto? Live as the locals do, especially when it comes to food and drink. “I can be happy with a €5 tapas dish from a street vendor in the […]

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An Idyllic Island Getaway On South Caicos

For Palo Alto couple Stephen and Debra Smith, the tale of their first trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands more than two decades ago is as much about their adventure getting to the island as about the luxury villa at Sailrock that they would eventually buy. Back then, the tiny British Overseas Territory 500 […]

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Beach at Casa Del Agua
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Two Luxury Retreats Travel Experts Take On The Riviera Maya

The 80-mile coastal slice of Mexico from Tulum to the Punta Allen peninsula is known as the Riviera Maya—and within the last 15 years, it’s become one of the country’s top luxury travel destinations. Now filled with fine dining, high-end entertainment, and extravagant hotel and villa rentals, many of its cities still retain a small-town charm […]

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The Sunniest Spot To See 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse

One absolute necessity for ideal views of the first solar eclipse of this century on August 21? Clear skies. And with 250 sunny days each year, Idaho’s Sun Valley region is a sure bet among the narrow, 70-mile-wide band of destinations stretching from Oregon to South Carolina that will experience a total eclipse. Imagine seeing the […]

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View of Beaver Creek from Silver Mine villa
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A Ski Town in Summer: Spotlight on Beaver Creek

There’s an old saying about Colorado’s Vail Valley, a region that includes Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, and more: “You come for the winters, but stay for the summers.” And anyone who’s summered in Beaver Creek can vouch that its “off-season” is still very much on. From outstanding dining to world-class golf within breathtaking surroundings, who’s even thinking […]

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The Arizona Town Defining Desert Luxury

Between fashion-forward desert festivals, the chic desert modernism design trend, and many culturati-approved desert art installations, deserts—and the saguaro-studded towns that adorn them—are having a moment like never before. While these arid environs long attracted free spirits, travelers seeking higher-end experiences have now discovered Scottsdale. This 184-square-mile city 10 miles east of Phoenix is the desert’s poshest […]

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By the pool at Villa Tjitrap in Bali
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Indonesia: A Travel Diary

Diana Soler is a Market Manager with Luxury Retreats and an expert in high-end travel, having been to 12 countries and visited more than 20 luxury villas around the world. Traveling with her husband and another couple, she recently took her first trip to Indonesia, soaking in Bali & Lombok’s culture, food, and top-notch service. […]