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To indulge like a local in Hawaii, try one of SpaHalekulani's Polynesian therapies at the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki.

Posted on July 20th, 2016

How to Live Like a Local in Hawaii 

Today's travelers don't just want to fit in with the locals, they want to live like them, too. And while your clients may not be able to pick up Pidgin in time for their Hawaii vacation, you can book them at one of these properties where they can surf, party and get pampered like a native.
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The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Posted on July 20th, 2016

Taking Yoga to the Next (Elevation) Level

At the luxury tented Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, guests can participate in one of three heli-yoga experiences in the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area.
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A rendering of the Cliff House hotel opening next month in Neddick, Maine.

Posted on July 20th, 2016

Take a Hike in Southern Maine

When your outdoorsy clients come asking for a new place to adventure, tell them you’ve found this oceanfront escape on the rocky coast of Southern Maine where they can hike, mountain bike, and sail.
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The Outdoor Lounge at Karongwe River Lodge.

Posted on July 1st, 2016

South Africa From Beach to Bush

At INDABA 2016, one catchphrase that kept ringing throughout Africa’s largest tradeshow was “value for money.” While this notion could easily apply to hotels alone in South Africa (five-star lodges at less than $200 a night are just the start), value in this country goes far beyond the physical.
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Guests can enjoy paddleboarding on the St. Lucie River. (Michelle Arean)

Posted on July 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: An Athletic Transformation at Club Med Sandpiper Bay

onfession: I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. My idea of a workout is my occasional Bar Method class or biking through the neighborhood. And even that, I can’t commit to with much accountability. But during my stay at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida, I transformed into a pseudo-athlete. A
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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas offers a Desert to Ocean Experience.

Posted on July 1st, 2016

Singular Experiences

We’ve put together a selection of singular experiences that can only be made in Mexico.
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The Marchenzimmer Raum (Fairy Tale Room) at the Boutique Hotel Schieferhof.

Posted on July 1st, 2016

At Home in Thuringia, Germany

It was a chilly December night when I settled into my seat at St. George’s Church (Georgenkirche) in Eisenach, Germany for the sold-out Johann Sebastian Bach Weihnachts Oratorium. By this time, my press trip through the central German state of Thuringia had ended, but my affable guide Cornelia insisted I take part in this cherished holiday tradition she and her husband attend annually.
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Wild Planet Adventures’ Borneo itineraries offer the opportunity to see orangutans in the wild.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Journeys Beyond the Ordinary

Adventure travelers in general, and baby boomers in particular, have both ample appetites and ample budgets for vacations that mix up active adventure and involving cultural experiences, enhanced by expert guides and top-quality comfort, according to the Adventure Travel Trade Association. And that’s where the growth market seems to be in the wide and wonderful world called Asia, where clients will find a host of different paths to exploring far horizons on journeys beyond the ordinary.
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Whale-watching in the Bay of Samana in the Dominican Republic.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Only on These Islands, 5 Unforgettable Experiences

“The average couple staying for one week at a Sandals Resort will take three Island Routes tours.” That insider’s comment at JAPEX is Exhibit A for making the case that Caribbean beach holidays have changed. Sure, even the most active and inquisitive travelers still lounge around the pool, but they also want to do things, see things. Following are five experiential activities that are hot—and are best booked in advance.
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The new explora Valle Sagrado hotel in Peru offers exploration programs in Pisac, Vilacabamba, and Moray. 

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

explora Valle Sagrado Puts the Accent on Exploring

With the opening of explora Valle Sagrado in Peru’s Sacred Valley on July 1, the explora group will be welcoming guests to its first hotel outside Chile.
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