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Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post we share photos from Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa, in Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy.

Set on the lakeshore, the Grand Hotel Victoria is the crown jewel experience in the area.

Visitors, whether staying at the hotel or taking a day trip to Menaggio, can enjoy a leisurely drink on its front lawn sitting and dining area. The pool and lounge area are dreamy, and the spa may be the best in the world.

Consider making Menaggio as home base when in Lake Como due its natural beauty, proximity to other villages by ferry and luxurious hotel.

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Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post we share photos from Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.

The French government named the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme with a five-star classification of the highest distinction. It has been named one of eight official palace hotels in France, thought of the tourism version of the Pulitzer Prize.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we outline how to spend three, four, or five days in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the world and its 16 alcaldías (boroughs, officially designated as demarcaciones territoriales) are home to nearly 2,000 colonias (neighborhoods) each with their own history, culture and flair. For this reason, we consider three to five days in Mexico City as the briefest of introductions to this city.

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In this post we share photos from Andaz Costa Rica Resort on Peninsula Papagayo. Architected by Costa Rican Ronald Zurcher, this property’s inspiration comes from cocoons and seashells, drawing together natural beauty and thoughtful design.

This 1,400-acre ecoparadise is located on a private peninsula, where tropical forest meets stunning coastal beauty with connections to local culture.

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post we share photos from Polanco. One of Mexico City’s most upscale neighborhoods, Polanco is home to luxury shopping, world-class dining, historic theaters, art galleries, and museums.

This walking tour of Polanco bring you to the area’s gems. It takes about an hour of non-stop, flat walking to complete the path. With stops for food, photos, museums, shopping and people watching in the park, plan to spend a full day in Polanco.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we share photos from Hyatt Regency Mexico City. Located in Colonia Polanco, the most exclusive and commercial area throughout Mexico City, the Hyatt Regency is your entry point into lively shopping, art galleries, splendid views of Chapultepec Park and distinctive flavors.

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post we share our time at Tree Chocolate, a family owned and operated chocolate farm in Upala, Alajuela Provence, Costa Rica, which is located near the slopes of the Tenorio Volcano and within driving distance from Liberia and the Papagayo Peninsula.

During their time on the farm, visitors learn about each step of the chocolate-making process from planting to the final Chocolate Tsuru or Yok, a 100% handmade chocolate.

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Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post we share photos from Gilgal Sculpture Garden, an oddball garden in Salt Lake City that offers traditional gardens juxtaposed with 12 original sculptures and over 70 stones engraved with scriptures, poems, and literary texts.

The only identified “visionary art environment” in Utah, this space was imagined by its creator Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. to give physical form to his deep-felt beliefs and develop “a sanctuary or atmosphere in my yard that will shut out fear and keep one’s mind young and alert to the last.”

More curious sculptures include “The Sphinx”, featuring LDS Church founder Joseph Smith’s face and “The Monument to the Trade”, a self-portrait of Child, sporting checkered pants fashioned with brick.

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In this post we share photos from downtown Park City, Utah, the mountainous area just 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City most known for skiing, snowboarding and the Sundance Film Festival.

The historic downtown area pays tribute to its heritage as a miner town with placards noting historical moments and buildings while also offering luxury shops, art galleries and boutique restaurants and breweries, many of which are owned and operated by locals.

Situated between Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, downtown Park City is the place to kickstart a summer or winter weekend getaway.

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Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post we share photos from The Gulch, a once-abandoned industrial area in Nashville, that has now been transformed into a sought-after area. Stop through this area for boutique hotels, high-rise condos, murals that serve as backdrops for a future Instagram posts, specialty shops, live music venues, breweries, and diverse culinary offerings.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we share photos from Playa la Ropa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. This mile-long fine grain white sand beach is lined with coconut trees, and the hotels and restaurants on the shore are nicely integrated into the surrounds as to not disrupt the tranquility.

Playa la Ropa still maintains its roots as a fisherman’s village but offers the modern comforts for a beautiful walk or stay in the area. For this reason, it is a must-visit.

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Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations for three days, two nights in Boise, Idaho, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Boise is consistently included in top ten lists like the best U.S. downtowns, the best city to raise a family, the healthiest, and the best place to retire. It’s no wonder why this city’s second name is Treasure Valley.

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Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations for three days, two nights in South Lake Tahoe, California, a resort city that is situated on Lake Tahoe, the largest Alpine lake in North America.

This is not intended to be a comprehensive visitor’s guide to Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe’s many towns that dot its shoreline and surrounds each deserve their own consideration. For this reason, we plan to highlight our recommendations for things to do in separate posts.