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A Guide to the Cannes Film Festival for Regular People

The glitz and glamor of Cannes is around the corner – the 70th edition of the world’s premier film festival runs from May 17th to 28th, 2017. An invite-only gathering place for industry professionals, celebrities, and millionaires, Cannes can be tough to penetrate if you’re not one of the above. The list of things you […]

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Perfume Making in Grasse, Provence

Drop by your local beauty counter and you’ll find the usual selection of celebrity fragrances by Katy Perry, Rihanna, and even One Direction. But if you’re looking for something more unique, consider spending an afternoon in the Provençal perfume capital of Grasse, creating your own signature scent. Blessed with an abundance of water and sunny […]

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Hacienda Clark in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Finding the Perfect Vacation Home

Kirsten Schneider is a VIP Villa Specialist with Luxury Retreats. That means she helps some of the world’s most discerning travelers find the perfect vacation rental home. Kirsten’s job includes having in-depth knowledge of the top villas in Luxury Retreats’ extensive portfolio. To truly serve her clients’ needs to the best of her abilities, she needs […]

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Casa Bri Bri in Costa Rica
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The Power of Simplicity at Casa Bri-Bri

She had an idea to buy a small hotel. He needed to be near the sea so he could surf. And they both agreed that when the time came to start their family, they could not imagine leaving the house early in the morning and not seeing their child until six in the evening. So […]

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7 Travel Trends for Summer 2017

While summer officially begins in June, it’s never too early to start thinking about it and of course planning this season’s vacations. When the warm weather hits and schools let out, we’re officially in summer getaway mode. Here are the top travel trends of what promises to be a summer unlike any other. Top Destination […]

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Michelin Starred Restaurants in France: Our Must-Visit List

Well over a century ago, the very first Michelin Guide was published in France and given away free to motorists. It was 1900, there were only about 3,000 cars in the country, and the guide covered everything from locations of gas pumps to instructions for changing flat tires. In the 1920s it began to cover […]

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Where to go When: May

May is the perfect time to get away. Lovely, warm sunny days give way to fresh spring nights, and with great pre-season deals, you’ll miss the high travel traffic of June, July and August. From sunny Southern California to the Big Island, the breathtaking Italian Amalfi coast or the rich history and culture of Croatia’s […]

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Stone Manor villa in Malibu, California
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The 10 Best California Villas

They say California is always a good idea. We think it’s a great idea. There’s so much to do and see – amazing beaches, fantastic restaurants, some of the country’s best people-watching – that it can be hard to decide how to spend your time. Between Malibu, Beverly Hills, and Palm Springs, the Golden State […]