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Beyond Vacations: The Quintess Collection

| October 1, 2014
Beyond Vacations: The Quintess Collection

Enjoy effortless travel to dazzling destinations on six continents By Noel Valentine Superb homes in spectacular locations make the Quintess Collection the preferred choice for private luxury travel, providing members with exclusive access to exquisite residences and one-of-a-kind experiences in the world’s most sought-after destinations. The most important component, Quintess asserts, is its members, which […]

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Opulence and Serenity in Sonora

| September 1, 2014
Opulence and Serenity in Sonora

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain are a desert oasis

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Pelican Hill is SoCal’s Own Tuscany

| August 1, 2014
Pelican Hill is SoCal’s Own Tuscany

Festa dell’Autunno welcomes Fall with Italian flair

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Wake Zone Luxury Houseboats

| July 1, 2014
Wake Zone Luxury Houseboats

By Cheryl Alexander Each summer season brings families to the beautiful shores of Lake Ouachita. Nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest less than two hours’ drive from the capital city of Little Rock, this jewel of Arkansas’ Diamond Lakes Region offers pristine waters and top-flight hiking and camping opportunities. Since 2002, Wake […]

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Experience Life at Its Fullest… Experience Las Campanas

| June 1, 2014
Experience Life at Its Fullest… Experience Las Campanas

A Spectacular Getaway In Santa Fe Las Campanas and Santa Fe are profound wells of inspiration for both visitors and residents. Glorious weather and endless activities make Santa Fe a world-renowned place to visit, live and to retire. The dramatic clear light, awesome surrounding mountains, historic architecture, rich arts, unique cuisine, and interplay of cultures create […]

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Elevate Family Fun! The Woodlands Resort is the fabulous getaway that’s not far away

| May 1, 2014
Elevate Family Fun! The Woodlands Resort is the fabulous getaway that’s not far away

Summer vacation is about more than the break we all take from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s about the memories made together as a family. It’s about the fun times in the sun, the funny moments we recall, and the place where those memories are made. Located just 30 minutes north of […]

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Wake Zone Luxury Houseboats

| April 1, 2014
Wake Zone Luxury Houseboats

By Cheryl Alexander Each summer season brings families to the beautiful shores of Lake Ouachita. Nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest less than two hours’ drive from the capital city of Little Rock, this jewel of Arkansas’ Diamond Lakes Region offers pristine waters and top-flight hiking and camping opportunities. Since 2002, Wake […]

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San Diego’s Grand Del Mar
A Grand and Glorious Getaway

| February 1, 2014
San Diego’s Grand Del Mar</br> A Grand and Glorious Getaway

Stay in a resort whose amenities are as grand and glorious as the weather of the region, you’d be hard pressed to find a destination finer than The Grand Del Mar

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The Cliffs of the Carolinas

| December 1, 2013
The Cliffs of the Carolinas

By Bill Anderson with Cheryl Alexander Whether you enjoy being close to the water, up in the mountains or part of vibrant city life, The Cliffs — an extraordinary collection of resort communities straddling North and South Carolina in the heart of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains — offers something for your whole family to […]

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SKI NEW MEXICO!

| October 1, 2013
SKI NEW MEXICO!

A “Land Of Enchantment” Beckons With Family Friendly Resorts There’s a reason New Mexico’s nickname is “Land of Enchantment.”  New Mexico offers skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of world-class mountains. Favored for some of the most welcoming accommodations in the nation, visitors to these lower Rockies enjoy entertainment and cuisine to heighten the best […]

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Living La Pura Vida

| September 1, 2013
Living La Pura Vida

The Palms — Luxury oceanfront retreat in exotic Costa Rica By Cheryl Alexander Costa Rica is well known for its stunning natural beauty and La Pura Vida (The Pure Life), a phrase commonly heard around this beautiful, diverse and tropical Central American country which aptly describes the lifestyle here. Costa Rica is small — half […]

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Southern Classic Reynolds Plantation

| August 1, 2013
Southern Classic Reynolds Plantation

Only once before have I vacationed in Georgia — as a child with my parents and my sister on a family trip to the Georgia coast. It was awesome. The other time I spent there was simply driving through on my way to elsewhere.

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Stay and Play at The Woodlands Resort This Summer The entertaining getaway that’s not far away

| May 1, 2013
Stay and Play at The Woodlands Resort This Summer  The entertaining getaway that’s not far away

The entertaining getaway that’s not far away When looking back on family vacations it’s fun to think of the carefree days spent basking in the sun, the delicious poolside food, the comfortable rooms and, of course, all the laughs and new memories made with your family. What’s not fun to remember are the hours spent […]

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The Magic of Moody Gardens

| April 1, 2013
The Magic of Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens attractions include pyramids, golf and more! Looking for a great family destination this summer that is just a short drive away? Head down to Galveston Island and visit Moody Gardens, the top tourist destination on the Gulf Coast. Featuring nine unique attractions, Moody Gardens has been entertaining families for more than two decades […]

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The Birdman of Mayakoba

| March 1, 2013
The Birdman of Mayakoba

Sharing the bird-watching splendors on Mexico’s Riviera Maya By Melanie Saxton Last month, Lifestyles & Homes introduced readers to the sustainable splendor of Mayakoba, located in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The resort is known for its luxury and offers a breathtaking array of wildlife. “We are seeing a new trend in tourism based […]

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Sustainable Splendor on Mexico’s Rivera Maya

| February 1, 2013
Sustainable Splendor on Mexico’s Rivera Maya

By Cheryl Alexander Mention the Mexican Riviera and images of the decadence, partying and over-consumption of Cancun may be conjured in the minds of many who have traveled there. But there’s a new resort destination in Mexico by the name of Mayakoba, and this one is eco-conscious and uber-green in its approach to development and […]

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Wilkommen to Fredericksburg

| January 1, 2013
Wilkommen to Fredericksburg

Hospitality and Heritage in the Hill Country The charming scenic hills of Fredericksburg are home to some of the most popular small-town tourism destinations in the state of Texas. Visitors can dine at over 60 restaurants, visit more than 150 shops, or attend one of the 60 festivals and special events that take place throughout […]

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Omni Amelia Island Plantation

| December 1, 2012
Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Golf seaside at Florida’s premier island resort Nestled at the tip of a barrier island off the Northeast Florida coast, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation surrounds itself with sparkling Atlantic waters and lush salt marshlands.   At a Glance With 579 rooms across 1,350 acres of canopied live oaks and ocean beachfront resort, Amelia Island […]

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Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club Beckons

| July 1, 2012
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club Beckons

On the Jamaican Riviera at Ocho Rios, catering equally to parents and kids By Kelly Foss Looking for a pick-me-up this winter? A short getaway to the Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club located on the Jamaican Riviera at Ocho Rios may fit the bill. The Boscobel is a resort that will pamper the adults […]

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Emerald Coast Enchantment Florida’s gem shines bright at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties

| July 1, 2012
Emerald Coast Enchantment Florida’s gem shines bright at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties

By Cheryl Alexander Destin, Florida, is famous for its dazzling sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters, which have earned the area the moniker “Emerald Coast.” It was recently named “One of the Ten Most Beautiful Places in America” by Good Morning America viewers. Finding the right place to stay and the best places […]

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Destination Golf: The Grand Golf Resorts of Florida

| June 1, 2012
Destination Golf: The Grand Golf Resorts of Florida

Salamander Hotels & Resorts has united three of Florida’s finest golf and family resorts By Melanie Saxton Offering luxurious, relaxing escapes and innumerable opportunities to create family memories, Innisbrook, Reunion and Hammock Beach are premier destinations for golf trips, family vacations and romantic getaways. Rich in history, famed for the terrains, and a favorite of […]

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The Woodlands Resort: Where you’ll never hear, “Are we there yet?”

| May 1, 2012
The Woodlands Resort: Where you’ll never hear, “Are we there yet?”

Close your eyes. Now imagine yourself basking in the sun while palm trees sway in the cool breeze overhead — your favorite magazine in one hand and a frozen margarita with fresh squeezed lime in the other. The kids? You hear their giggles as they splash under flowing waterfalls and zoom down winding waterslides. Open […]

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Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach

By Cheryl Alexander Do you wish you could travel the world with ease? Do you have friends and family around the globe? Do you dream about staying in luxury homes in amazing destinations? Do you desire worry-free travel with everything pre-planned and orchestrated to suit your family’s personal preferences? Have you considered buying a vacation […]

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