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Destination spotlight: Bermuda

April 26, 2021

In so many ways, Bermuda stands alone. Geographically speaking, it’s by itself in the Atlantic, well to the north of the Caribbean islands it’s normally lumped in with. This position on the same latitude as the Carolinas means it’s not a year-round beach destination, but from May-November it’s right in the Goldilocks zone with high […]

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Destination spotlight: Egypt

April 12, 2021

Even to the people we call the ancients, Egypt was ancient. The pyramids at Giza had lorded over the Western Desert for two thousand years before the Roman Republic was founded, let alone the empire. The mysteries of the Land of the Pharaohs have intrigued travelers as illustrious as Alexander the Great, who founded Alexandria […]

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Destination spotlight: Greece

April 5, 2021

Myth and daily life are so intertwined in Greek life you can’t help but lose yourself in time and space. Each place you visit has thousands of years of documented civilization to go with a collection of legends about ancient gods, goddesses and heroes who were timeless even to the people who lived all those […]

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Destination spotlight: Iceland

March 29, 2021

If you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you’re once again welcome in Iceland. With official paper or electronic proof of vaccination, Americans can skip testing and quarantine requirements in the land of fire and ice. The decision to allow vaccinated visitors from outside the Schengen zone is another sign that the world is reopening. If you’re […]

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Destination spotlight: Belize

March 22, 2021

  Belize might not be a large country, even by Central American standards, but there are so many layers it’s worth a deep dive — and not just into the Great Blue Hole, which none other than Jacques Cousteau declared one of the best SCUBA sites in the world.  The Maya thrived here, and there […]

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Destination spotlight: Antigua and Barbuda

March 1, 2021

In Horatio Nelson’s time, the safe harbors and protective reef that define Antigua’s 95 miles of coastline made for a great Caribbean base for the Royal Navy. Today, those same characteristics make the island ideal for a romantic getaway. The sailing is still fantastic, with consistent trade winds nearly all year round and Sailing Week […]

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Destination spotlight: Hawaii

February 1, 2021

With so many international borders closed, our thoughts turn to a tropical island paradise in the Pacific you don’t need a passport to visit. Your choice of island in Hawaii has always been important and tailored to the type of your experience you’re looking for, as each has its own unique style and charm. With […]

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Destination spotlight: Jamaica

January 11, 2021

Exploring… There are few places in the world where you’ll spot friendlier faces than Jamaica. “There’s nothing better than a Jamaican,” says Karen Bull of Island Luxe, Places of Personality, which represents resorts across the Caribbean and Bermuda. “They’re the warmest, most beautiful people.” Bull, a native Bermudian and the “Queen of the Caribbean,” knows […]

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Destination spotlight: Dominican Republic

December 7, 2020

In just a few hours’ flight from the East Coast you can surround yourself with 250 miles of beach in the Dominican Republic. The second-largest nation in the Antilles (after Cuba), the Dominican offers a diversity of places that makes it unique, with coastlines along the Caribbean and Atlantic.  In Puerto Plata, where you can […]

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Rockies to the Red Rocks on Rocky Mountaineer

November 30, 2020

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, you’ve seen the majestic beauty of Western Canada on one of the world’s outstanding train rides. Starting next August, that Rocky Mountaineer experience is coming to the U.S. on the newest route: Rockies to the Red Rocks. The two-day journey between Denver […]

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Destination spotlight: St. Lucia

November 16, 2020

You can pack a lot into 238 square miles. A lot of fun in the sun, a lot of history, great food, great people and two majestic peaks rising out of the Caribbean Sea. That’s St. Lucia, and the iconic pitons are not only a symbol of the island but the gateway to some of […]

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An ode to Mexico

October 26, 2020

“It sounds so simple I just got to go,” James Taylor sang of Mexico. He was spot-on at any time, but particularly now when it’s one of the few places Americans can travel without taking a COVID-19 test first or quarantining on arrival. That’s not to say safety isn’t a priority, as enhanced airport protocols […]

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