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Winter sunset in Lake Tahoe
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Lake Tahoe’s Diehard Surfers

While thousands flock to the Tahoe region ski resorts when a storm promises fresh powder, a smaller group of thrill-seekers head to a place where no one’s queued up at the lift: the shoreline of Lake Tahoe. In certain conditions—mainly frigid, blustery, snowy ones—this freshwater basin is transformed with powerful wind-driven swells irresistible to surfers. […]

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Homes Travel

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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Travel

Next Stop, Paradise at Coco Privé Private Island

Looking for a little privacy from the 21st-century chaos, the sturm und drang of daily life? How about a hideout on an atoll in the Maldives? It sounds remote enough to indulge all your castaway imaginings, but make those fantasies the five-star kind. Coco Privé Private Island is a tranquil complex of astonishing architecture surrounded by coral reefs in the […]

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Underwater Adventures in The Bahamas

On the same latitude as West Palm Beach (and less than 200 miles from Miami), the Bahamas’ Abacos islands might be less well known than The Exumas or Nassau, but they are just as beautiful. What’s more, they offer some of the best sailing and boating anywhere in the Caribbean. To the islands’ western side […]

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By the pool at Villa Tjitrap in Bali
Homes Travel

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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Group dining at restaurant in Italy
Food

Michelin Stars: Italy’s Essential Restaurants

The original Michelin Guide was published in France in 1900 as a tool for motorists, with instructions for changing flat tires and a list of petrol stations. Food did not become a focus until the Twenties, when the guide’s undercover inspectors were first hired. The now famous One to Three Star rating system was launched […]

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Food Travel

Fine Dining and Fast Cars at Miami Supercar Rooms

For exotic car connoisseurs, a visit to Miami SuperCar Rooms is a heart stopping experience, not only for the chance to get up close and personal with some of the rarest autos in the world. The 15,000 square foot gallery of 16 of the world’s sexiest auto masterpieces is also a late night, haute boite […]

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Mykonos
Travel

Essential Guide to the Greek Islands

If you’re looking for a vacation filled with endless sunshine, great food, tons of inexpensive, incredible wines and so many shades of Mediterranean blue your head will spin, look no further than the Greek islands and dreamy places like Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Crete, Zakynthos and Paros. From art and culture that dates back thousands of […]