Extravagance Archive

Bahia Vik Completes the Artistic Resort Trio in Uruguay

Quick – which upscale hotel brand has the most properties in Uruguay? Surprisingly, it’s one that only has four properties overall: Vik Hotels. Bahia Vik is the third one in a small country dominated by independent properties and one-off locations from the international chains. Like the other two from Norwegian–Uruguayan entrepreneur Alexander Vik, it is […]

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Sometimes it Pays to Let an Expert Arrange the Trip

Those of us who have spent most of our post-internet time booking our own flights and hotels online tend to be kind of smug about it. “Why pay some agency to plan my trip when I’ve got access to the same info they have?” the logic goes. Why, when I can do it all from […]

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A Different Side of Costa Rica Luxury: An Interview With Cristina Jones

With more than fifteen years of experience within the luxury hospitality industry, Cristina Jones, a 2016 Travvy Award winner for most innovative executive, is the CEO and founder of CJONES&CO, a Business Development, PR and Marketing firm based in Costa Rica. Jones is also the CEO of WE-R-CR, a Real Estate and Vacation Rentals company […]

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Playing the Spectacular Quivira Golf Course in Los Cabos

It’s not all fun and games being a travel editor, but yes when you do get out and about you get to experience some spectacular places. Like the gorgeous Quivira Golf Club at the tip of the Baja Peninsula near Cabo San Lucas. This was once mostly uninhabited desert until the family behind the Pueblo […]

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A Vacation in Belize on Us!

Would you rather be kicking back on that Belize island above right now? That’s Hatchet Caye, one of two stunning places you’ll be staying if  you enter our Belize vacation giveaway this month. Every once in a while we like to team up with some of our partners to give back to our regular readers […]

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The Wine Factory’s Back Online: Valle de Guadalupe’s Newest Wine-making Project

Like soviet-era cement bunkers, the storage chambers of one of Valle de Guadalupe’s first wine factories, built in the 1940s, sit empty along the walls. Well, almost empty. Reynaldo Rodriguez, part wine maker, part mad scientist, has filled one of these square cement holding cells with glow-in-the-dark stickers of the solar system and one has […]

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