Extravagance Archive

Antarctica Alternative: the Falklands and South Georgia Island

Many travelers want to visit Antarctica because it’s a bucket list item, or because it’s continent number seven for them. Or maybe there’s a pull because it seems like the last wild place where nature rules. You could hang a left on the map from Argentina instead, however, and see teeming wildlife in the Falkland [&hellip

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8 Excursion Activities You Can Take From Cancun

If you’ve never been to Mexico’s most popular destination of Cancun, you might be surprised about how much there is to do in the region. The usual cliché about vacationers in Cancun resorts is that they stay in a walled-off all-inclusive complex the whole time, then turn around and fly back home. It’s very easy [&hellip

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Where Your Ship Goes in Antarctica

There are some great excursions on this planet where you can compress the experience down to a few short days, but that’s not going to work for Antarctica. Even if you fly across the Drake Passage you’ll need plenty of time, so you might as well commit to the long haul. If you can extend [&hellip

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A Sure Bet on Romance at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Sure, cozying up by a fireplace can be romantic, but then you have to bundle up to go outside. How about escaping to a romantic beach in the Riviera Maya of Mexico instead and cozying up with less clothing on at Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa? Getting in the mood for romance is easy when [&hellip

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Every Guest Deserves a Villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

At some beach resorts the room choices are limited to studio units and suites. At Banyan Tree Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya the question is, “How big will your villa be?” The only room category that doesn’t have “villa” in its title at this luxury Mexico resort is the Three-bedroom Family Residence. As you’d expect, [&hellip

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Where Luxury All-Inclusive is a Reality in Mexico

Many upscale travelers cling to the idea that “luxury resort” and “all-inclusive” are mutually exclusive. When they hear “luxury all-inclusive resort” they think of buffet lines, sappy entertainment, some cheerleader with a mic by the pool, and rowdy kids accompanying loud drunken parents. Granted, there are plenty of hotels like that in the Cancun area [&hellip

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