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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. […]

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Monkey Hill villa in Barbados - pool
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Celebrate the good life at Monkey Hill Villa

Luxury means a lot of things. To Alfie Best, it means privacy and security. When you’ve spent your career in the spotlight, the best kind of vacation you can enjoy is one that features complete anonymity. And it doesn’t hurt if that anonymity can be enjoyed on a colorful island in the Caribbean surrounded by lush gardens and […]

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Torre Bisenzio in Umbria, Italy
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5 Ways You Can Live Like an Italian

What is it about Italy that makes us dream? There’s a part of all of us that wishes we were eating pasta and gelato and drinking wine on a balcony in Rome every night, but for most of us, that can only happen on vacation. While you count down the days until the next time […]

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Get the Look: Provence Style Living Room

There’s no place quite like Provence. The intoxicating scents of lavender and rosemary mingle in the air amongst orange and cherry blossoms, wild daffodils and lily of the valley, while the area’s many fruit trees bear almonds, peaches, apricots and figs. From wild thyme to olives, grapes or honey, this land is so bountiful and […]