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Travel

Pet Vacations: A New Era in Luxury Travel

Luxury Retreats is proud to announce the launch of its new initiative: Pet Vacations. Starting today, we’re accepting bookings at select luxury villas exclusively for dogs and cats to live in a human-free environment for a week or two. The very same luxury vacations you know and love will now be available to your pets. We believe […]

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Travel

7 Reasons to Love Mallorca

One of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, Mallorca has something for every type of traveler. From the rugged regions of the west where hikers and bikers can explore the Serra de Tramuntana’s limestone landscape, to the cliffside trails of the north. From the less populated beaches of the east coast where the are […]

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Villa Luna in St. Martin
Homes

5 St. Martin Villas We Love… and You Will Too

When you think about St. Martin, you think about sandy beaches, wild nightlife, and warm weather. You might also think about luxurious vacation rental homes. (We certainly do.) As one of our favorite Caribbean destinations, we can’t seem to stay away. Here are five villas we’ve recently visited and marked with our stamp of approval. Mumbai, […]

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Homes

A Handmade Home in Costa Rica

There is a well-known (though anonymous) quote, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Those words perfectly describe the personal philosophy that drove Dan Catalfumo to trade his life as a successful South Florida developer for one of relaxation surrounded by nature in a vacation dream home in Costa Rica. […]

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Travel

24 Hours in San Diego

The birthplace of California and the closest West Coast city to the Mexican border, San Diego has a distinct SoCal-meets-Mexico vibe, from the chilled out beach communities to the proliferation of excellent taco joints. The sprawling city covers almost 400 sq miles, so you wont see everything in one trip, let alone one day, but […]

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Villa Watina at Belizean Cove Estates
Travel

Ambergris Caye: Belize’s Best Kept Secret

For Jeff Lagimodiere, there is no better time to visit Belize than low season, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everything is open, yet places like restaurants are less crowded. “You get more time with the locals that work in the bars and restaurants. They are really friendly, and fun to hang out with. It’s a good time […]

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People

Style and Substance: Stephanie Odegard

The name Stephanie Odegard is quite simply linked with style, luxury and affluence. Her hand knotted rugs and home furnishings are known worldwide. And so is her commitment to human rights. For her entire adult life this celebrated designer has managed to seamlessly weave together a love of (and life among) beautiful things, a wildly […]

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Homes

Get the Look: Rustic Italian Dining Room

A cool evening breeze comes through the open window, rustling the light linen curtains as the warm, festive room is filled with the din of cutlery, conversation and the smell of a delicious home-cooked meal. Chairs scrape the wood floor, wine glasses clink and the soft glow from the candles makes everyone want this meal to […]