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A Suite Then a Yacht in Placencia, Belize

“The truly rich don’t go on cruises,” the editor of a magazine for high-net-worth readers said to me as we sipped our cocktails. “If they’re going on the water, it’s going to be on their own yacht, with their own staff.” You can get a taste of that experience yourself with Chabil Mar Villas in […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Trip Less Fragile

Unless you have the money to always travel by private jet and have a personal concierge on the other end each time, it’s hard to feel special these days when you travel. Everyone is a number on a spreadsheet while in transit. When things go wrong, those with Platinum Elite status at every airline and […]

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Four Perfect (Healthy) Days: Inland Belize

There are some resorts where you need to entertain yourself and plan lots of outside activities on your own to fill in all that vacation time and add structure to your trip. Some of the best luxury hotels in Belize have some great multi-day itineraries set up for you though. If you want to indulge […]

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Alta Gracia Hotel in Costa Rica is at a Whole New Level

Last summer when we ran down some new and notable luxury hotels that were opening soon, at the top of the list was an ambitious project in southern Costa Rica that aimed to leapfrog over everything else in the country. Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda hotel looked impressive on paper and there was a serious amount […]

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More Americans on Vacation, but They’re Looking for Value

Here’s the good news: Americans are more confident about taking a vacation this summer. The bad news? An improved economy does not mean a more open wallet. The annual Vacation Confidence Index commissioned by Allianz Travel Insurance found that U.S. travelers are feeling better about taking time off for traveling, but the rise in millennial […]

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Hiking the Lares Trails in Peru in Style

When Mountain Lodges of Peru launched its Lodge to Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay route earlier this decade, it was an almost instant success. Prior to that, no matter how “glamping”-like the experience was for a high-end Inca Trail tour, you were still camping, using rudimentary bathroom facilities. With MLP’s lodges, you […]

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