Stories written by Kelly Phillips Badal
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Travel  

The Best Things to See and Do in Breckenridge, Colorado

The sky-high town of Breckenridge, perched 9,600 feet above sea level, sits in the midst of Colorado’s most stunning alpine scenery. The ski resorts are considered among the finest in the United States, and making successful runs down double blacks like the Windows (Peak 9) and Beyond Bowl (Peak 6) are a key post-trip bragging points […]

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Homes  

Glamorous Treetop Living in Costa Rica

If you once ruled your backyard from the lofty perch of a treehouse—or even if you ever daydreamed about it as a kid—these soaring homes are a childhood fantasy brought to life. Rising above the riotous Costa Rica jungle, each of these architectural masterpieces boast incredible birds-eye views paired with the kind of luxurious amenities […]

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Food  

The Must-Try Food and Rum of the Caribbean

It’s difficult to easily define “Caribbean cuisine,” as it’s the absolute epitome of fusion food, with influences from African, Creole, Cajun, Amerindian, European, Latin American, East Indian, and Chinese cooking. Explaining rum (the majority of which is produced in the Caribbean and Latin America) is a tad easier, as at its most basic, it’s a […]

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5 Fabulous Mid-Century Modern Homes in Palm Springs

The desert resort town of Palm Springs was the epicenter for the explosion of mid-century modern-style homes in Southern California after World War II ended; now the city claims one of the largest concentrations of  “MCM” architecture in the United States. What’s more, these homes—notable for an aesthetic that embraces the dramatic desert environment—still seem […]

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10 Ways to Make Phuket an Explorer’s Oasis

Thailand’s paradisiacal island of Phuket has an outsized reputation as a hotspot for beachgoers, but there’s a whole other side to this popular yet multifaceted travel destination. These 10 activities are unmissable for adventurers. 1. Hike to the Island’s Famous “Big Buddha.” One of Phuket’s most famous landmarks is a 130-foot-high alabaster Buddha, perched at […]

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Food  

How To Taste Your Way Through Tuscany

Tuscan food is richly entrenched in rustic traditions with simple regional staples like wild game and fish, bread, beans, cheese, and of course, olive oil and wine. Modern Tuscany is literally dotted with Michelin-starred restaurants and celebrated among gastronomes, but the culinary essentials remain the same: fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients, simply prepared to allow […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Provence This Year

Storied cities, Roman ruins, a celebrated coastline, endless lavender fields, excellent wining, dining, and antiquing—we could easily make a list numbering into the hundreds of why a trip to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region should be in your sightline this year. But for now, we’ve limited it to our top 10. 1. The French Riviera Coastline is Absolutely […]