April 2012

Posted on March 29th, 2012


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Posted on March 29th, 2012

Editor’s Notes: April 2012

With almost 18 years as editor of Recommend, I’ve had the opportunity to visit countless countries over the years and believe it or not, the bucket list keeps growing.


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Lobby at the Hotel deLuxe in Portland

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Provenance Hotels

Everything about Provenance Hotels is, simply put, fun and quirky. From the reason for the company name to the hotel names themselves, the hip art collections and unique property themes, to its in-room “spiritual menus” and locations, Provenance Hotels is stylish, edgy, urban, and quite an “experience.”


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Posted on March 29th, 2012

Keeping Pace with the Marketplace

Trafalgar is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, but this is not a company that’s celebrating its past. Instead, it’s highlighting the breakthrough programs it’s developed to meet the changing needs of the marketplace with unique and experiential vacation concepts under the umbrella of “Guided Vacations.”


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Sea lions make themselves at home on almost every island in the Galapagos.

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Sailing the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos, forever linked to Charles Darwin for better or worse, shines like a glittering orb at the top of virtually every traveler’s bucket list—a magical almost mythical destination and one of the few places in the world where wildlife actually commune with humans in a Disney-esque fantasy that’s almost mind-boggling.


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Posted on March 29th, 2012

Now Sapphire

The oceanfront Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun delivers. There’s the stylish ambiance—Mayan-inspired architecture with open spaces framed by bubbly water fountains and lush landscaping.


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Accommodations at La Perla

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Paradisus Playa del Carmen

The great thing about Playa del Carmen, located in the Riviera Maya, is that it feels like Mexico. Perhaps that’s a silly statement, but on this stretch of beach travelers can enjoy a tourist destination while they get a real feel for the country at the same time.


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Grand Place is the heart of the city.

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Treat Yourself to Brussels

When it comes to destinations, it’s no surprise that a large number of accomplished travelers have long considered Brussels a remarkable stop. After all, this great and ancient city sits in an unrivaled geographic location—smack on the crossroads of northern Europe.


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Hot air ballooning is easy to find in both the North and South Islands.

Posted on March 29th, 2012

New Zealand

There is no question that New Zealand is one of the world’s most beautiful spots. This is a destination that forces visitors to literally stand back and gasp at unrivaled natural splendors.


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The 31-room Kelebek Hotel in Goreme

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Turkish Delights

Drama lovers, take note: while Istanbul packs a wallop of culture and ambiance, Turkey’s most exciting nature-made attractions are just hours away from the country’s capital.


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