Onsite Reviews

Queenstown as seen from a nearby mountaintop.

Posted on July 23rd, 2012

New Zealand’s South Island is Sheer Eye Candy

If there’s one patent impression from scores of memorable experiences that astonishes visitors to New Zealand, it is that this enthralling destination is bathed under an eerie, unnatural quality of light.


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Resort accommodations range from jr. suites to 4-bedroom condos.

Posted on July 23rd, 2012

Seven Stars Resort, Turks & Caicos

Now that About.com has named Seven Stars Resort the best resort in the entire Caribbean—and just last year this Turks and Caicos getaway was hailed as the most romantic resort in the world—you might be wondering, is it really that good? And can it maintain its, uh, “star” billing?


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The resort’s mega pool deck.

Posted on July 23rd, 2012

Iberostar Cancun

Last year, Iberostar Group, parent company to Iberostar Hotels & Resorts properties, spent $100 million to purchase and redesign the old Hilton Cancun Hotel, converting it into the Iberostar Cancun.


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Waterford Estate in the Winelands.

Posted on July 23rd, 2012

Three Days in Cape Town & the Winelands, South Africa

Winery-hopping, shopping, drumming? Just a few of the sports to try during a visit to the Western Cape.


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Magdalena Grand Beach

Posted on July 2nd, 2012

Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Tobago

The simple fact that the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort is the first full-service resort to open on Tobago in 12 years tells you a lot about Trinidad’s shy little sister.


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Willemstad

Posted on July 2nd, 2012

Unanticipated Adventure in Curaçao

The “C” of what’s known as the ABC islands, Curaçao—Aruba and Bonaire being the A and B, respectively—is a wee island of just 171 sq. miles. But don’t let its size fool you—this itty-bitty piece of paradise is packed with authentic culture, distinctive food and a rich history.


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Costa Baja Lobby

Posted on July 2nd, 2012

A Love Affair with La Paz

Our crush on Baja, still unabated, keeps inching closer to an obsession…but a healthy one.


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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo hosts an annual food and wine festival that showcases Mexico’s famed cuisine.

Posted on July 2nd, 2012

An Appetite for Mexico

Along with old traditions and new trends, hot chefs are spicing up Mexico’s culinary landscape, as recently evidenced in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.


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Now-Sapphire-Oceanfront-Suites-Outdoor-Jacuzzi

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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