April 2014

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Editor’s Notes

This ISLANDS issue is one of my favorite issues of the year. Obviously, there’s a sense of paradise attached to the word “islands,” but it’s more than that.


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Hotel Desk: Commune Hotels & Resorts

Although Commune Hotels & Resorts is made up of three separate brands—Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre and the new Tommie hotels—at its core, “we are wholly committed to creating transformative experiences for our guests, across all lifestyle brands


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Tour Talk: Collette

Collette Vacations, which has been offering high-value escorted tours for almost 100 years, has hit the refresh button, dropping the word “Vacations,” and going simply by Collette.


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

What’s New in Mexico

Here’s a rundown of what’s new (or improved) along Mexico’s coastline with a mix of offshore island adventures.


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Fiji: Fantasy Islands

Even in the most enchanting tropical daydream, it’s difficult to conjure up fantasies that transcend the realities of Fiji.


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

There’s a good reason why St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) was chosen as a prime shooting location for the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie a decade ago


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

RCI’s Vision of the Seas

From updated staterooms to WiFi available from bow to stern, six new dining options and an outdoor movie screen, Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas offers a revitalized look and upgraded amenities that were first introduced on Oasis-class ships such as the Allure of the Seas.


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Florida Keys

Embracing the essence of a classic American road trip, the 120-mile-long chain of islands forming the Florida Keys offers plenty of ways to take an island getaway without ever having to leave the U.S.


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Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Oahu, Aston-Style

Since wading into Waikiki’s tourism scene with a single 14-room hotel in 1948, Aston Hotels & Resorts has burgeoned into a Hawaii heavyweight with 24 condominium resorts, hotels, villas and cottages on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.


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