Stories written by Kelly Phillips Badal
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4 Wellness-Focused Vacation Homes for a Blissful Getaway

If you’ve ever returned from an action-packed or overindulgent getaway muttering that you need another vacation just to recover from your trip, the rising trend of wellness travel will cure what ails you. The concept is simple: No matter what you do, you should return feeling rejuvenated, reenergized, and refreshed. And while there’s plenty of […]

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6 Surprising Destinations That Are Magical in Autumn

The autumn months of late August, September, October, and early November are often considered the sweet spot of travel for many destinations, with still-pleasant weather and fewer tourists. Plus, there’s plenty of festivals all over the world, the foliage is stunning, and harvest season is in full swing. With that in mind, we’ve sussed out […]

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5 Stunning Eco-Friendly Vacation Homes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is synonymous with eco-friendliness. The Central American country became the poster child for ecotourism as the term arose in the 1990s; today, with approximately 26% of its land devoted to national parks, wildlife reserves, and protected lands, Costa Rica’s status as a forward-thinking, environmentally-devoted country is second to none. Which is why its […]

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How to Plan the Ultimate Coastal California Road Trip

Few experiences are as quintessential of California as a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. Iconic Highway 1 winds along atop stunning bluffs with panoramic ocean views, passes by several wine regions, famous beaches, and charming towns, plus there’s dozens of worthy detours if you want to extend your trip. And while a massive mudslide […]

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New! 6 Stunning Vacation Homes to Inspire an Epic Summer Escape

Whether it’s your first time or your umpteenth visiting a dreamy destination like Croatia, Turks and Caicos, the French Riviera, Tuscany, Punta Mita or the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, a stay in these newly available villas will take the experience to the next level. While each is its own paradisiacal world, complete with bonuses like infinity pools, […]

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18 Extraordinary Experiences in 6 Top Destinations

Imagine yourself chartering a private yacht to sail along some of the world’s most breathtaking coastlines, like the Amalfi Coast or French Riviera. Envision yourself skipping the lines at some of the world’s most exclusive stores and shopping straight from a private salon on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Picture yourself crafting your own signature […]