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Photo Essay: Santa Barbara When it Sizzles

Santa Barbara, along with the rest of California, may be experiencing a drought, but the city is never short on beautiful views and fun things to do—be it beach days, day hikes or wine tasting. On a recent trip, with a friend born and raised there, I dabbled in a little of everything the American Riviera has to offer.

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The Peninsula Experience: American Luxury

The Peninsula name is synonymous with romance, glamour and style – hotels in some of the world’s most exciting cities, stunning facilities, world-class service and a unique combination of tradition, heritage, innovation and glamour offer guests a hotel stay unlike any other, whether on business or leisure.  In this article from our 3-part Peninsula blog […]

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10 Questions: R. Michael King, Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. This week, we talk to R. Michael King, managing director at Florida’s Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.

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City Travel Guide: 10 Spots to Shop and Snack in Brooklyn, New York

What was once known as a rough and tumble borough in New York is now one of the hippest and progressive neighborhoods in the city (Michelle Williams lives there for one). Filled to the brim with shops, restaurants and ridiculously stylish people, Brooklyn is a worthy way to spend a day. Herein, an itinerary of fabulous shops and food stops.

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Take the Kids: 8 No-brainer Family Summer Vacations

School’s letting out for the summer, and we’re guessing most parents have about a week before their kids start nagging, “Moooooooom, Daaaaaaaad, what are we doing this summer?” But it’s cool, we’ve got this: the research is done, so the only decision you need to make is which of these eight no-brainer family vacations—four in North America, four in Europe—herein is the one you want to take this year. Well, actually, that might be a difficult decision, in that case, flip a coin.

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Photo Essay: Springtime in Vancouver

Vancouver is routinely hailed as one of the most beautiful cities to live in, and with good reason: there aren’t many places in the world where mountains, skyscrapers and the sea converge, and that rain everyone likes to complain about, it keeps everything vibrantly green. There isn’t a bad time to visit, but springtime heading into summer is particularly spectacular, what with cherry blossoms and spot prawns in the mix. Here’s a snapshot (well, snapshots) of the city right now to stoke travel plans.

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Dining Discoveries: 5 Fabulous Food Truck Destinations

With spring, our hunger to be outside and get moving grows: enter the food truck experience. Although its increase in popularity over the years has been met with equal resistance, one can’t deny the unique convenience they offer. As the New York Times says, they’ve made food courts out of empty lots and expanded the chow-down choices. Herewith, our guide to a few of the best food trucks in five American cities and tips for tracking their movements.

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10 Questions: Christof Pignet, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. This week, we talk to Hotel Manager Christof Pignet of Miami’s Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach.

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The Packing List: 5 Stylish Pieces for Guys Going to Vegas

We featured the ladies last week, now it’s time for the gents to get gussied up. The team at Indochino has put together the slickest five items for a visit to the City of Sin (psst, enter the Living the Sky Life contest for a chance to win their $1,000 shopping credit and the ultimate Vegas getaway). Dapper threads for taking the Strip by storm right this way…

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The Packing List: 5 Luxe Items for Ladies Bound for Vegas

Have we told you lately that we love Las Vegas? Might have a little something to do with our mega contest. We asked the folks at Avenue 32 (who’ll be giving a $1,000 dollar shopping credit to the lucky winner, by the way) to share their top picks for a stylish weekend in Sin City. Herewith, their five fabulous designer things to bring.

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