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June 8, 2012
Lessons in Other Worlds

Lessons in Other Worlds

When the rains start, it’s time for the high mountains. As the summer monsoon rolls in over the hills, plains, beaches and forests of the Indian subcontinent, the sun emerges in the high altitude desert of Ladakh, India’s corner of the Tibetan Plateau. Hiking here is among the highest highs in this superlative country. And going with Shakti Himalaya is the best way to do it in style.

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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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April 27, 2012
Lessons in Summer Breaks

Lessons in Summer Breaks

 

One of Forbes’s 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is about to enter its summer season. With the kids out of school and summer heat really setting in, the crystal-clear waters of Banderas Bay and the picturesque townscape of Puerto Vallarta might just start beckoning. You should probably go ahead and listen.

At the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, enjoy water sports, family visits to the city of Puerto Vallarta, sailing in the bay and the private resort beach. Want time to yourself? The resort offers programming for children every day from 9am to 9pm, giving you time for spa treatments, visits to the galleries in town or a silent afternoon by the water.

Special promotions running for the summer months will allow parents to book family suites with up to two children under the age of 12 for free, and kids from 13-16 at half off.

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April 14, 2012
Lessons in Royal Pedigrees

Lessons in Royal Pedigrees

It’s not just the visitors to the Caribbean’s most exclusive island who have royal pedigrees. The Hotel Carl Gustaf, named for the reigning king of Sweden in honor of the Scandinavian nation’s historic presence on the French island, received specific permission from the King himself to use his name. Come for the shoulder and summer seasons and you can get your culture fix, as well, as Caribbean arts and French culture are on full display for the international jet set.

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