October 2013

Posted on October 14th, 2013

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Posted on October 10th, 2013

Editor’s Notes

As I’m writing this column, the Recommend editorial staff and I are busy making the rounds at the ASTA Global Convention, taking place in Miami, our home base.


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Posted on October 10th, 2013

COMO Hotels and Resorts

Luxury brand COMO Hotels and Resorts has a knack for setting up shop in some of the most exotic destinations, ranging from a private island in the Turks and Caicos to the Maldives and the Thai island of Phuket.


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Emirates Vacations offers a 6-day Dubai package.

Posted on October 10th, 2013

Emirates Vacations

Inquiring minds would like to know how Arizona-based DSA Vacations, a tour operator specializing in travel tours to the African continent, was able to snag a 5-year franchise contract with Emirates Holidays, the overseas travel arm of Emirates Airlines.


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The exquisite Qua Baths & Spa at Cesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Posted on October 10th, 2013

Hail Caesars!

When cabana motel owner and craps enthusiast Jay Sarno opened Caesars Palace in 1966, his 680-room spectacle raised the bar among The Strip’s gaming getaways.


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Newton Vineyard in St. Helena in Napa Valley.

Posted on October 10th, 2013

Wine Country + San Francisco

It doesn’t get any more indulgent than sipping Cabernet in the cradle of North America’s wine country and dining at some of the country’s best restaurants in San Francisco.


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The 3,000-book library at La Quinta Luna in Cholula.

Posted on October 10th, 2013

A Vintage Stay in Mexico

Taking a step back in time in Mexico means wandering into its colonial past by strolling along its cobblestone streets, touring ornately designed museums, people-watching in verdant plazas, and staying in vintage properties.


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The infinity pool at La Casa Que Canta.

Posted on October 10th, 2013

Laid-back Luxury at La Casa que Canta, Zihuatanejo

As far as beach resort towns in Mexico go, Zihuatanejo, which is located northwest of Acapulco and which is now being promoted as a Sun Triangle destination (along with Acapulco and Taxco), is one of the country’s most enchanting.


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The Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Jaipur in India.

Posted on October 9th, 2013

Asia Raises the Bar on Luxury

When it comes to sheer luxury, the 21st century traveler’s compass invariably points east because Asia is on a building boom of plush properties and resorts featuring every convenience.


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One of the 'wow' factors is the ship's sleek Upper Deck.

Posted on October 9th, 2013

Royal Princess

Stepping on board the new 3,560-passenger Royal Princess, devoted fans of the “Love Boat” line will breathe a sigh of relief.


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