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March 13, 2013
Lessons in Caribbean Colonial

Lessons in Caribbean Colonial

From a secluded headland over the sea, The Inn looks out over the clear blue waters of English Harbour. Here in southwestern Antigua – the island known by some as the Heart of the West Indies – quiet colonial charm meets natural beauty and rich history. Set in classic seaside villas on 19 acres of green lawns, The Inn epitomizes all the romance and beauty of this most atmospheric island.

The three whitewashed colonial-style houses that constitute The Inn sit just 100 feet from the calm waters of English Harbour. Inside, 28 exclusive rooms offer the utmost in contemporary luxury while maintaining the look and feel of a bygone era. Mahogany floors, white-washed roofbeams and crisp white linens open onto lush tropical greenery, a simple color palette at once enervating and soothing.

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July 29, 2012
Lessons in Turkish Delights

Lessons in Turkish Delights

 

Turkey is anything but new. Peppered with Biblical ruins and Roman cities, home to some of the world’s finest beaches and the only metropolis to span two continents, Turkey has been ‘on the map’ practically since maps were invented. And yet, this vast and diverse country offers no end of surprises. Aida Tours is one great way to find them.

Any trip to Turkey will likely begin in Istanbul, one of the world’s largest – and, by all accounts, greatest – urban centers. Why not arrive by train on the Danube Express‘s Istanbul Loop, beginning in Budapest and passing through Bulgaria and Serbia on the way toward the Bosphorus? Eight scheduled stops allow visitors a chance to admire the changing architectural, natural and cultural scenery along the way.

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June 17, 2012
Lessons in Island Hopping

Lessons in Island Hopping

St. Barth’s is already one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations for international jet setters, but for guests at the Carl Gustaf Hotel, it’s even more than a destination in itself. From the picturesque harbor at Gustavia, embark on half-, full- or multi-day journeys to the surrounding islands to experience the full drama and excitement of the islands.

The shortest jaunts will carry you across cerulean waters to the picturesque small islands just off the shore of St. Barth’s itself. Anse du Grand Colombier and Ile Fourchue are popular choices nearby, both with pretty beaches and quiet inlets.

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May 27, 2012
Lessons in Animal Privileges

Lessons in Animal Privileges

 

If a home’s not a home without a pet, then what’s a home away from home if you can’t bring the little critter along? At the Woof Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, man’s best friend can enjoy all of man’s best luxuries, too.

The one- and two-bedroom cottages, ranked by Forbes magazine among the best pet-friendly resorts in the country, offer all the amenities of a classic New England vacation cottage, with special extras for your cat or dog.

A welcome basket of pet treats and play toys, a Draper Canine Therapy Dog Bed, food and water bowls, litter bins and personalised pet tags are among the treats on offer for your special visitor.

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