Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Bubbles Set in Stone

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By Rory Winston “Come meet me in the sky”, sings Lily Allen in her recent hit single Air Balloon – an escapist anthem that asks us to enter an alternate universe in which ‘monkeys run off from zoos’ and ‘ceilings turn into floors’. Reveling in a host of exotic images, the song entreats us to […]


Los Angeles: Shangri La, Past and Present

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By Kitty Pilgrim I glimpse an elaborate stone villa on the outskirts of Los Angeles. It looks like the set of the movie Jane Eyre, but it is relatively new, built in the Jazz Age.  Greystone Mansion is a faux English estate, solid and elegant, surrounded by 18 acres of manicured gardens.  Once a private […]


Laos: All My Souls

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By Michèle Gerber Klein My French colonial house on the Aman resort is all elegance with long French windows and hand woven fabrics of silk, cotton and gold. In the back garden my private swimming pool is filled with vermillion rose petals and water that’s Ah! The temperature of my skin. Laos, at the confluence […]


A Room with a View

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By Christopher A. Pape & Anna Ryan One of my favorite games growing up was Word Association. Everyone knows the rules and they hardly bear repeating. I think of myself as quite good at the game so it came as a surprise to me during my visit at Sedona, Arizona the word most frequently on […]


Nantucket

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By Kitty Pilgrim There are normal beach communities, and then there is Nantucket. Of course there are common joys to all seaside places—a pleasurable day spent riding the surf, the “ahhh” of that first stretch-out on the hot sand, a dripping ice cream cone in the afternoon sun, and the lovely taste of seafood in […]


Picturesque Provence

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By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert Have high airfares and complicated connections put the kibosh on your jaunt to the south of France? If only it were possible to wake up in New York and have dinner in Provence without breaking the bank. XL Airways France must have heard our prayers. It’s the only carrier offering […]


Captivating Cartagena

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By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert The recent launch of Jet Blue’s direct flights from JFK to Cartagena is great news for New Yorkers. Now jetsetters and all aficionados of vibrant, romantic locales can travel seamlessly to this favorite haunt of well-heeled Latin Americans in just over four hours. Colombia’s most popular vacation destination boasts a […]


Phantstic Philadelphia

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By Anna Ryan Whether you’re on business or family vacation, Philadelphia offers a variety of luxury hotels, fine dining and attractions you won’t want to miss. So take a step into the City of Brotherly Love and explore all that this city has to offer.


Paradise Found: The Village Latch Inn

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By Isaiah Negron The understated chic of the historic Village Latch Inn in Southampton made it a favorite of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who championed both the preservation and restoration of the White House and the turn of the century “cottages” on the East End where she summered as child. Jackie admired the architecture of the […]


Living the Villa Life on Anguilla

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By Keith Kennedy It may be summer in New York, but it’s not too early to start planning winter travel. The Caribbean is always appealing and Anguilla is particularly striking.  The British West Indian Island just north of St. Maarten and St. Barts has long enjoyed unfair advantages over its Caribbean neighbors. With over thirty […]


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