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Letter From The Publisher
Hello my friends, You’ve probably noticed that you are holding a double issue in your hands. In light of all that we have collectively gone through over the past twelve to fifteen months, I wanted to share our sister publication with you. In a sense,
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Contributors
As a self-proclaimed @hotelista I do quite a bit of traveling, and from holding a tarantula in an ancient site in Guatemala to drinking high tea in Dubai, and petting grey whales in Baja, you bet I’ve got stories to tell. I am the Caribbean. I’m a
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Soaking UP RIVIERA MAYA
Upon walking into the door you feel as if you walked into a zen paradise. The decor immediately grabs your attention in the best of ways. Inspired by the area of Riviera Maya, every little detail of decor at this resort is worth noting. What’s also w
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WE WILL WE WILL Rock You 2021
There is no denying that travel in 2020 is completely different. Now that resorts and destinations have had time to develop safety measures and precautions to keep travelers safe, more people are ready to get out of the homes they’ve been stuck in fo
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Sound track Vacation TO YOUR NEXT
The moment you step on Hard Rock Punta Cana’s property you feel like you are at home but with a much better soundtrack and scenery. I’d never been to the Dominican Republic before but had heard wonderful stories about the gorgeous beaches, kind peopl
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Jamaica, Jamaica...
We all know that there is something about Jamaica. The island is rich in history, music, culture, food, and its warm, hospitable people are the heartbeat of the island. Royalton knew all of that and more as it opened their resorts on the island. In d
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Letter From The Editor In Chief
Hi, Me again. I hope you enjoy this double travel issue. A little Caribbean to spice up your travel planning for 2021. If you didn’t know about our sister magazine, now’s a good time to get acquainted and make some plans a little closer to home once
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The Swank Team
When you look up "wanderlust" in the dictionary odds are that a picture of me is in the definition. As a self-proclaimed @hotelista I do quite a bit of traveling, and from holding a tarantula in an ancient site in Guatemala to drinking high tea in D
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Swellegant Stays
Rajasthan is already the archetype of the fairytale East, and when you stay at Aman-i-Khas you might as well be stepping into the pages of 1,001 Nights or The Jungle Book. The tented Mughal pavilions are inspired by the travelling tents of emperors a
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A LETTER FROM Europe: BATH, ENGLAND
Friends, Romans, countrymen! Welcome to Bath. The Romans knew a thing or two about how to build a city, and 2,000 years ago they founded Aquae Sulis -- “The Waters of Sul” -- on the banks of the River Avon in Somerset. Even then, they knew that there
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The SWANK List
Keep your spirits high this year We adore the well-rounded foundation of a great bourbon. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon is named American Whisky Distiller of the Year for three years in a row by Whisky Magazine. Founded in 1884, today Master Distill
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The Cape Los Cabos
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, reopening today, welcomes guests back with enhanced safety procedures and creative offerings designed to meet the needs of today’s traveler. From the option to bring signature experiences in room (cooking classes, wellness
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About The Cape A Thompson Hotel
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, located in the Cabo San Lucas region of Baja California Sur, Mexico, is situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the world-renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach. The bout
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Cycling The Oregon Coast ADNRENALINE RUSH
Getting outside and connecting with nature does wonders for the soul. Nowadays, it’s one of the best travel options on the planet, and what a way to see the world. From the saddle of a bike, it becomes apparent that you would be hard-pressed to find
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GASTRONOMIC GALLIVANTS: INDULGE IN THE bay TAMPA BAY
This destination is quickly growing into its own well-deserved place in the spotlight while embracing all the fabulous aspects of its history, interwoven in the fabric of its burgeoning food scene. For those who have yet to visit Tampa Bay or haven’t
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Walk This Way, the Wild Atlantic Way
while walking along Ireland’s rugged West Coast. I suddenly feel like waxing poetic. It could be the verdant fields and steep cliffs of this side of the Emerald Isle. There is something very magical about this country and this part of it, in particul
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We Love California Too
The guest experience at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort just got a little swankier. Thanks to Nathan Turner. The designer whose style is synonymous with “the easy glam of California living” has designed the interiors of a set of guest cottages at this ic
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Letter From The Editor In Chief
Welcome to the winter issue… We have a Swank List that’s all about the good stuff. Amy, our newly minted sommelier, gives you her latest take on the hottest wines. Then, saunter through Bali, the Dominican Republic, South Africa and India in our Lett
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The Swank Team
When you look up "wanderlust" in the dictionary odds are that a picture of me is in the definition. Wherever the destination may be, it’s the villa life for me. When I am not at a music concert, you might catch me hunting down new and exciting road
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The SWANK List
Amy is certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and has worked with brands such as Barton & Guestier and Wines of Chile. She’s a contributor to the Vitner Project and a somm at Miami’s Design District bespoke wine shop and tasting bar, Abaco Wi
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Swellegant Stays
Bulgari Bali is not just for honeymooners. Whether you are young, free, and single, coupled up and in love, or visiting with extended family in tow, this glorious beachside retreat is a stunning place to rewind. The resort is built into a steep cliff
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A LETTER FROM AFRICA: Cape Town
Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa. I’m spending a week exploring “The Mother City”, also known as Cape Town. Though it’s not the country’s capital, this vibrant city boasts everything you could wish for, from culture to commerce. I have checked in at
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A LETTER FROM Europe: DORSET, ENGLAND
Dear friends, The cliffs of Lyme Regis on the south coast of England are full of secrets. This is the Jurassic Coast -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- where some of the earliest and most significant discoveries of dinosaurs were found. Walking along
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A LETTER FROM North America: FLORIDA KEYS
Walking through an executive area of Ft Lauderdale International Airport, I’m ready for a some disconnection from the predictable schedule of city life, during my stay at the Adults Only (21 and older) All Inclusive Resort The Bungalows Key Largo. Th
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A LETTER FROM Asia: INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Namaste! I’m living a fairytale in India. I followed an elephant down the road, and stopped to chat with his mahout. In a palace I was greeted by a genuine princess, and we drank tea on the terrace while peacocks strutted by. Priests garlanded with m
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A LETTER FROM the Caribbean: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Hi guys, There’s been one resort that I have wanted to check out in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. It’s the Excellence Resort Punta Cana. When choosing all inclusive resorts, some things can be quite tricky, so I had to come and experience fo
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SWANKY SIPS: Rhum Room
This winter we are warmed by the spirit of rum. The rarely sipped, often mixed, sometimes under-represented fermented sugarcane juice that can leave you with a hankering for more. The good stuff will rarely, if consumed in moderation, leave you with
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Time... In Ireland
My good friend time, presented a gift, in the form of a one hour drive from downtown Dublin, I’m threading Kilkea Castle's enticing tree-lined canopy, a tunnel of leaves trunks and branches, an entry to a building of wood and stone construction in th
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CATCHING UP IN Old Montreal
In the Autumn issue, I wrote “A Letter from North America Montreal, Canada” It alluded to a feature further in the magazine,then the hurricane hit the Bahamas and we retooled much of the magazine to dedicate pages to our friends in the islands. I ina
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Letter From The Editor In Chief
Hello my friends, I say it every autumn, and I will say it once again, I love this season and every aspect of it. The light is more subtle and paints everything with a gorgeous brush. Do you see and feel the same? Do you plan your trips, during this
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