Turks & Caicos is one of the Caribbean’s most appealing destinations because of its crystalline waters, powdery beaches and multiple direct flights from the US daily. Travelers looking to recline at a private island paradise will adore the tranquility of COMO Parrot Cay, while design mavens will love the sleek style of Amanyara. And for those who want to be in the heart of Grace Bay, the beachfront Grace Bay Club is sophisticated and sprawling with endless amenities for adults and children alike.
One of America’s earliest cities, Charleston remains among its most elegant with live oaks lining cobblestoned streets, which are still plied by horse-drawn carriages. Charleston encompasses the best of two disparate but equally engaging cultures: the aged hush of cobblestoned European hamlets and the welcoming hospitality of the American South with an exciting culinary scene to boot.
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The Dominican Republic’s Spanish influence adds a distinctive flavor to its culture that differentiates it from the rest of the Caribbean. Along with tall coconut palm trees and freshly caught seafood on offer, guests can enjoy spirited merengue music and excellent hand-rolled cigars. With luxurious resorts from the sleek and secluded Amanera to family-friendly compound Casa de Campo to the chic hideaway Playa Grande, there is a divine property for every traveler.
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The view of the Eiffel Tower from one of the Peninsula’s suites.
Long touted as the world’s most beautiful city, Paris, with its elegant architecture, sophisticated shopping and charming l’art de vivre, simply enchants. Visitors can spend days marveling at the masterpieces at The Louvre , wandering the cobblestoned streets of Montmarte or peaceful Tuileries gardens, savoring exquisite cuisine and retreating in style to the city’s most glamorous hotels.
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Also known as “Briland” to vacationers and locals, the Bahamas’ Harbour Island is located 220 miles southeast of Miami. Only a fisherman’s cast north of Eleuthera, the charming island is known for its three-mile pink sand beach, pastel British-colonial cottages enveloped in bougainvillea and easy, laid-back pace.
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With wild terrain, active volcanoes, pristine beaches of red, black and white sands and a unique culture, Hawaii’s allure lies in its spectacular tropical landscapes and welcoming aloha spirit. Each of the five main islands—the Big Island, Maui, Lanai, Oahu and Kauai—offer countless adventures, beautiful vistas and pampering, five-star properties.
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The 40,000-square-mile island located about midway between North America and Europe (surrounded by the Atlantic in the south and the Greenland Sea in the north), is an adventure traveler’s dream destination with activities like heli-skiing, surfing the Arctic Sea, fly-fishing, whale-watching and snowmobiling on offer.
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Los Angeles has always been a crucible for new ideas in the arts, design and lifestyle, and with one third of California’s population living in the metropolitan area’s 4,850 square miles (and speaking 220 languages, from Khmer to Russian), this sprawling, glamorous, change-obsessed place is something to behold.
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Marrakech has it all: history, romance and atmosphere. It exudes a happening, hip vibe, but also has a sterling pedigree. The architecture is amazing, the gardens gorgeous, the shopping an ethnic extravaganza. Everywhere there is color and light with enough history to keep traditionalists happy. If you’re looking for an indulgent time in an exotic place, it doesn’t get any better.
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St. Barth’s has a rhythm of its own that mixes French joie de vivre with a laid-back tropical ease. From world-class hotels to excellent restaurants and shopping, the island accomplishes something few others can – retaining its pristine, undeveloped shores while satisfying serious jet-setters that are happy with nothing less than the best. Despite devastation from Hurricane Irma, St. Barth’s has bounced back, with the re-openings of the chic Villa Marie, multiple lavish villas and beloved restaurants like Shellona and Maya’s.
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Central America’s largest and least densely populated country, Nicaragua is broken up into three areas: the magnificent Pacific coast, the remote Central Region and the nearly deserted Atlantic coast. The moniker “the country of lakes and volcanoes,” is no exaggeration. In addition to the 28 volcanoes (6 of which are still active), 8 crater lakes and hundreds of beaches along 650 miles of untouched coastline, there are also vibrant colonial cities and tropical forests. Set in the lush landscape, the sophisticated Mukul resort boasts one of the best surf breaks anywhere as well as luxurious suites and villas.
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The laid-back Wyoming resort town has some of America’s most stunning landscapes, which draw dare-devil skiers in the winter and nature enthusiasts in the summer. Jackson Hole is tucked into Wyoming’s national park system and is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land, where elk, moose and buffalo roam at the of feet of majestic mountains, from which waterfalls thunder down. Couples will find peace at the sleek and remote Amangani, while families and serious skiers should stay at the base of the mountain at the sprawling Four Seasons.
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Framed by the Florida Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east, Miami is a chic cultural destination comprised of several districts, suburbs and barrier islands, including the seven-square-mile Miami Beach. The dynamic city offers countless luxurious retreats, exciting culinary creations and an ever-evolving contemporary art and design scene.
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Europe’s coolest country—young, fun, energetic and vibrant—is emerging into the spotlight. Boasting a rich, centuries-long history, extraordinary hospitality and a growing sector of high-end hotels, restaurants and shops, Portugal—whose name seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue—is just hitting its stride. The variety of landscapes, from beautiful preserved cities like Lisbon and Porto, to the dramatic coastline of the Algarve and the the lush vineyards and valleys alongside the Douro River, promise something for everyone.
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Rome is a place where ancient history and contemporary life breezily coexist, where you can sip cocktails at a trendy bar while gazing upon a temple colonnade from the year 145 (that would be at Salotto 42, on Piazza della Pietra). The bustling, chaotic city continues to inspire today’s visitors precisely because of its many faces: historic, cultural, religious, culinary, contemporary.
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St. Lucia’s mix of a colonial past with influences from African, Indian and Creole cultures has yielded a tapestry that is as lush and varied as its fabled rainforest. With pampering luxury resorts like Sugar Beach and Jade Mountain and a dramatic, mountainous landscape plus world-class diving and a rich arts culture, St. Lucia is an enchanting getaway that is accessible, but feels far-flung.
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