North America

Sightseeing vessel in a Glacier Bay fjord.

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Eye on the World: Alaska

Recommend’s Asia and South Pacific Editor, Sergio Ortiz, recently hopped on board Holland America Line’s Westerdam on an Alaska sailing. Glaciers, humpback whales, bald eagles and picturesque port stops—it’s all here.


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The recently opened Hotel Zamora in St. Pete.

Posted on July 31st, 2014

St. Pete Beach Welcomes The Hotel Zamora

After 20 years, St. Pete Beach is welcoming a new hotel—The Hotel Zamora.


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Underwater mermaid weddings at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel.

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Mermaid Nuptials in Fort Lauderdale

Mermaids aren’t just a myth at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, where couples can have an underwater ceremony with mermaid entertainment and a tail-wearing photo shoot.


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Palomino Island Kayak

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Swoon-Worthy To-Do’s in Puerto Rico

Those properties weren’t the only things that had us swooning over this Caribbean island destination.


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Water park at Jungle Island.

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Where the Wild Things Roam in Miami

Ligers, rare Andean condors, gibbons, warthogs, kangaroos, lemurs and leopards roam the concrete jungle of Miami….ok, they actually roam an island right smack in the middle of this urban jungle—Jungle Island.


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Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Eye On the World: Naples

Recommend’s Publisher and Editorial Director spent a few days in Naples visiting The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.


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Swimming in the natural pools of Pulpit Falls at Robert Treman State Park. (Photo credit: Kristian Reynolds.)

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Pool Parties & More Around the Globe

Summer is in full swing, so it’s time to take advantage of those unused vacation days, and soak up the long summer days for just a little bit longer.


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Veuve Clicquot Labor Day Experience at El San Juan Resort & Casino.

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Champagne-Infused Weekend in San Juan

This Labor Day, El San Juan Resort & Casino teams up with Champagne label, Veuve Clicquot, for a Champagne-infused weekend known as the Veuve Clicquot Labor Day Experience.


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Birds-eye view of the pools at the Westin La Paloma.

Posted on July 29th, 2014

A Pool Oasis in Arizona

The Westin Paloma Resort & Spa is inviting guests to stay refreshed during the summer with a series of themed poolside BBQ events ranging from Hawaiian Heat to Under the Sea and Surf & Safari.


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Langworthy Farm Vineyards.

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

Rhode Island Wineries

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S., is home to several wineries producing more white wine than red wine, and, in fact, its climate of coastal breezes, fluctuating temperatures, and moist air produce crops that are similar to those found in Germany and northern France.


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