Extravagance Archive

9 Resorts With Their Own Airstrip in Mexico and Central America

Some luxury resorts are certainly worth the hub airport connections and a long ride on bumpy roads to get there, but wouldn’t it be great to just fly there in a private plane and land on the property instead? On a typical international trip, the flight is the worst part. You must get to the […]

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Barber & Blade Experience at One&Only Palmilla

Any male interested in spa services at a resort could usually be forgiven for asking, “Hey what about us?” I’ve seen spa menus that went on for 20 pages, then had three lines of offerings for men at the end. Granted, most of the customers booking hours of treatments at the typical spa are women, […]

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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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