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Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Casa Dos Cisnes’ Luxury Private Villa Elevates Industry Standards

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Secluded five-star Mexican villa offers an ultimate luxury accommodations experience trumping top resorts; boasts its own gourmet private chef, service staff, elite accommodations up to 10 adults and premier on-site amenities—all amid unrivaled ocean views Amid the explosion of “the sharing economy,” the private villa accommodations sector has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, today’s breed of private villa rentals ... Read More »

Enchantment Abounds at Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Rhythms of the Night’ Dinner Show

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Rhythms of the Night is an immersive dinner show experience like none other, transforming your night into an enchanted evening on a mystical land. The experience begins with a relaxing cruise across the Banderas Bay where complimentary snacks and cocktails are served. As the sun sets across the sky, you will be rewarded with a stunning light display along the coastline, ... Read More »

Bleu Bohème San Diego Enchants With Free-Spirited French Fare

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Ensconced in San Diego’s delightful Kensington neighborhood, Bleu Bohème is a must-visit eatery for anyone in San Diego county seeking a one-of-a-kind, transcendent French dining experience that’s as authentic as you’ll find on this side of the Atlantic. From the moment you step through the front door it’s clear an exceptional experience lies ahead, as with that first step patrons ... Read More »

7 Ways Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort Ups the Luxe All-Inclusive Ante

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The newest property in Grand Velas Resorts’ esteemed portfolio is Grand Velas Los Cabos—an all-inclusive spa resort with stunning ocean views and a wide variety of amenities and activities for guests of all ages. No ordinary destination, Grand Velas Los Cabos has pulled out all the stops in its readily apparent quest to provide an unrivaled luxury vacation experience for ... Read More »

5 Disruptive Luxury Travel Trends Shattering the Status Quo

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With the global luxury market collectively growing at 4 percent to an estimated $1.15 (€1.08) trillion in 2016, according to a recent “Bain & Company Luxury Study,” coupled with optimistic forecasts that the luxury goods market will pick up this year, the hospitality industry is gearing up for elevated demand among both leisure and business travelers. This amid evidence that, ... Read More »

Culinary Cultural Immersion a Foodie-Forward Travel Trend

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:::Indigenous epicurean adventure escalates among ‘victual vacationers’::: Whether for adventure travel or more relaxing respites, travelers are increasingly seeking regionally-authentic itineraries that offer an intimate view of local cultures. In fact, reports show the trend of being “connoisseurs of local culture” will boom this year. Indigenous tourism and cultural immersion experiences—especially those with culinary components—are white hot. For culturally AND ... Read More »

7 Reasons Dining at Marina Kitchen San Diego Is a Must-Do

Courtesy Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Destination-driven gourmands will do well to visit Marina Kitchen restaurant ensconced in the San Diego Marriott Marquis hotel. This innovation-oriented eatery serves up classic Southern California dishes, but with its own distinctive, modern twist courtesy of Chef Aron Schwartz. He is a man on a mission to proffer foodstuffs crafted from the best fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients—dishes that are ... Read More »

4 SoCal Locales Where Holiday Spirit Runs High

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Southern California is known for having more than its fair share of hot spots, from the trendiest happy hour haunts, to hotels and resorts with out-of-the-box offerings that proffer an exceptional travel experience. Here are a noteworthy few that have hit my radar of late: iFLY Indoor Skydiving (www.iFlyWorld.com) – Starting at $79.95 iFLY is an experiential entertainment company that ... Read More »

Anatomy of a Grand Weekend Getaway at Boulders Resort & Spa Arizona

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::: Turnkey, print-ready 3-night itinerary chock-full of fun and fabulosity ::: Amid my considerably hectic work schedule and family life where there’s nary a moment to spare, let alone full weeks (or more) to take extended trips, I’ve become a master of the “micro-vacation”—those long weekend getaways that strike just the right balance of relaxation, adventure and indulgence to suitably ... Read More »

6 Cool Summer Travel Solutions

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I get so much joy in helping fellow travel-lovers solve annoying problems and otherwise make their trips easier and more enjoyable. Toward this end, I’m always keeping an eye out for noteworthy innovations that can resolve common annoyances and expedite the fun and functionality of getting from point A to point B. And, of course, I’m ever on alert for ... Read More »