A Slice of South Beach in Mexico’s – Riviera Maya

April 16, 2014
A Slice of South Beach in Mexico’s – Riviera Maya

Love them or hate them, the world is full is “party capitals,” places where people flock to drench in the warm sunshine on a crowded beach by day and revel in the vibrant nightlife seen, as the sun sets. Playa del Carmen has surpassed Cabo San Lucas and even Cancun, as Mexico’s party capital. Sting bikini clad, senoritas and tanned surfer boys in board shorts line the every space on the beaches of Play del Carmen. When the beers run low,...

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The Jewel of the Nile: Cruising Egypt

April 16, 2014
The Jewel of the Nile: Cruising Egypt

More than 4,000 miles long, the Nile flows through a number of African countries, including Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. One of the most popular ways to see the region, particularly Egypt’s landscape, is by going on Nile cruises,...

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EXPERIENCING INDIA ALONG THE KERALA TRAIL

April 14, 2014
EXPERIENCING INDIA ALONG THE KERALA TRAIL

  “I am basically a finance professional,” said Arun Nanda, founder of Club Mahindra Holidays, a collection of family-oriented properties throughout India. We had met Arun, (who is also one of the principals of Mahindra and Mahindra, the automobile...

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Beautiful Buenos Aires: A Place of Possibilities

April 12, 2014
Beautiful Buenos Aires:  A Place of Possibilities

From the Frommer’s Vault “Honey are you ready for tango?” said the voice on the other end of the phone. It was Christophe Lorvo calling his wife Alicia one morning last fall. The young general manager of  the Hyatt...

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12 Unheard Of New York City Locales That Will Make You Question Whether You’re A Real New Yorker

April 9, 2014
12 Unheard Of New York City Locales That Will Make You Question Whether You’re A Real New Yorker

1. Jumel Terrace Buzzfeed Original / Via Chase Guttman The cobblestone streets of Jumel Terrace give a surprising peek at New York City’s architectural version of the French Quarter. The oldest house in Manhattan (the former residence of George...

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10 Secret Worlds Below Your Feet

April 6, 2014
10 Secret Worlds Below Your Feet

New York City’s underground is one creepy place. 1. Canal Street Canal npr.org / Via Google Collect Pond, a once idyllic spring-fed body of water, was the sole water source for a burgeoning Manhattan. Located near the contemporary intersection...

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Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires C’est Magnifique!

April 6, 2014
Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires C’est Magnifique!

From the Frommer’s Vault The last time we saw Christophe Lorvo he was wearing  a hard hat and carefully escorting us through a construction site in Recoleta, the lovely, leafy Buenos Aires neighborhood that is often likened to Paris....

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Why Sri Lanka should be your next destination

April 2, 2014
Why Sri Lanka should be your next destination

By Justine Williams @justinecw1 First posted on www.dancingtraveller.com The tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has long excited travellers as an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the big cities of India and the tourist beaches of Thailand, when planning...

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A Wild Paradise and a Luxury Hotel in Patagonia’s El Chaltén

March 30, 2014
A Wild Paradise and a Luxury Hotel in Patagonia’s El Chaltén

Outside the airport in Calafate, the skies are gray, the wind is strong.  A van is waiting to take us north to El Chaltén, an Argentine town close to the Chilean border. Five members of a Brazilian family are...

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A Mexican Fiesta Every Night: At La Hacienda in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

March 23, 2014

The valet takes your car when you arrive at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Then it’s a long walk through a loggia and across a wide patio until you come to a one-story Spanish-style building named, unsurprisingly, la Hacienda. From...

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