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Villa + Resort = Heaven

Villas From The Beach

I skimmed across the infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Our housekeeper was doing the morning dishes. Our personal concierge was in town picking up things for dinner. My friends were reading, sleeping, and sunning beside the private pool. How could we make this forever? By moving into a villa at the resort, La Samanna.


Ischgl, Tyrol, Austria

The Alps have upped their game. Everything in the Alps is breathtaking, whether it is the accommodation, restaurants or après ski - it's all big bold and brilliant. The ski-ing isn’t bad either.

Oktoberfest Around the World

Oktoberfest In Nova Scotia Chris Purcell

Munich's Oktoberfest kicked off this past weekend. Ask most Germans, and they'll recommend you steer clear. But around the world, Oktoberfest celebrations are in effect, and are probably not quite so, shall we say, full-on.


Babes in Amsterdam

I used to be a babe. I used to be babe in Amsterdam, strolling along the canals, alternating between museums, coffee shops and design shops. But not anymore. On this trip, the babes dictating the day's (and night's) events were eight and 11 months of age.

Daytona Toy Cars

Diaries of a Daytona Addict: The Introduction

This year will be our 16th visit to Florida to experience the Daytona 500. That represents a 28% attendance rate at the Great American Race at the World Centre of Racing. And, this year I'll be attempting to pass on some of that experience in the form of a day-by-day, blow-by-blow, account.

Delight and Decadence at The Draycott

When you’ve travelled the world and you’re bored with textbook five-star hotels, you come to the Draycott: a luxurious but unpretentious bolt-hole where everyone knows your name and the biscuits are made by the general manager’s wife.

Resting Banker Girl and Her Mountain Men

In summer, a girl’s natural instinct is to pack a bikini and sarong and follow those surfer boys. Given that Ms R is Australian and Resting Banker Girl (RBG) is from New Zealand this would make sense.