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The Historical Romance of Quebec City

If ever a place looked like a movie set, it’s Quebec City in springtime. Pristine stone walls brightened by jewel-tone doors and kaleidoscope window boxes seem to have been plucked from a historical romance. Buildings don’t appear to have withstood a day in the elements, let alone hundreds of years. In reality, Quebec City was established in […] Read more

Love and Crepes In Mont Tremblant

When a Parisian vacation is not in the budget, consider a road trip to Quebec, Canada. Just a five-hour drive from Albany, NY along the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87,) Mont-Tremblant is well-known for its challenging ski runs and European-style village. Less well-known is that year-round it’s an ideal destination for couples seeking the romance of France, and its […] Read more

Fall In Love On An Old Montreal Winter Getaway

When the mercury drops and other places close up shop for the winter, Old Montreal positively sparkles. Gas lights cast a warm glow on cobble-stone streets as thousands of little white lights twinkle on multistory garlands adorning shops, art galleries, posh hotels, and comfort-food restaurants. 17th century buildings lie juxtaposed against a backdrop of modern buildings […] Read more

17 Best Things to Do Around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: One of the Prettiest Places on Earth

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a four-hour drive from the international airport in Guatemala City, is beguiling in its beauty. Ringed by mountains, volcanoes, and twelve towns and villages, Lake Atitlan is best discovered by small boat. From artisan weavers, to legends of The Little Prince (the author spent time here recovering from injuries sustained in a […] Read more

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza Region, Argentina – Relais & Chateaux in the Midst of Malbec Country

Cavas Wine Lodge, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, sets a new precedent for vineyard-luxe. Even in winter, when leaves and fruit shrivel and brown, this posh outpost nurtures guests with meticulous service, excellent cuisine, and warm, involved owners. Billed as “The first luxury lodge in the foothills of the Andes,” Cavas Wine Lodge takes some […] Read more

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Merry Crowds, Otherworldly Landscape

WHY GO: Don’t you want to sing Girl from Ipanema on the very beach that inspired that song? Or be whisked atop a rock formation that protrudes from the sea like a giant breaching whale? Or pretend to grab the 125 ‘ tall Christ the Redeemer’s outstretched hands? In 2012, Rio de Janeiro was named […] Read more

12 Great Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala Before and After the Destination Wedding

Spain colonized Antigua Guatemala in the early 1500’s, building churches and convents in the shadow of three volcanoes. The Earthquake of 1773 reduced most of these structures to rubble, and though some were restored, the splendor of the remaining ruins seems to have a magnetic, and magical, effect. Tourists – even those from other areas […] Read more

Nassau Bahamas; Fun In Paradise Island

WHY GO: Sand as fine as sugar, ocean as clear and endless as an infinity pool, and a tropical heat that warms the heart. Natural beauty is reason enough to visit Nassau Bahamas and Paradise Island, but with this Caribbean destination, it’s all about more: more thrills, more attractions, and more FUN. Fun Things To Do […] Read more

St. Barths (aka Saint Barthélemy,) French Caribbean Luxe

WHY GO: St. Barths  (also known as St. Barts or Saint Barthélemy) was long the forgotten child of the French West Indies. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for his brother Bartholomeo, the fierce little isle resisted easy settlement. It wasn’t until the late 1600s that an enterprising band of Normandy Huguenots made a go […] Read more

7 Unusual Attractions in Grand Cayman; a Travel Guide

The Cayman Islands have some of the best dive spots in the world, but did you know there were mermaids? This and six other quirky attractions make Grand Cayman a Getaway Maven favorite. Things To Do In Grand Cayman DIVE: Underwater Mermaid Statue. Amphitrite, the 9-foot-tall bronze mermaid known as the Siren of Sunset Reef, is found 55 feet […] Read more

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