Travel

When it comes to international travel, the question on everyone’s mind this year was: Rio – should I stay or should I go? Well, people went, Social Life Magazine was among them, and despite the (questionable) hype around the Olympics, the experience was exhilarating. The food, architecture, nightlife, world-class...

  Nestled along the eastern edge of the Dominican Republic lives the impeccably beautiful five-star boutique hotel called Eden Roc at Cap Cana. The exclusive private community of Cap Cana is a 30,000-acre resort and residential complex. An ecological masterpiece, Cap Cana is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs,...

  When traveling in Italy’s best cities, there are a number of splurges that are simply indisputable. • Skip the Line. Thinking of winging it? Think again. You need only to spend your entire day in line at the Duomo in Florence or the Vatican in Rome to know that getting to the front of the line is an absolute...

There are no bad restaurants in Rome. Some might argue the same for all of Italy. However, when in Rome, Le Jardin de Russie is arguably among the city’s best. In the heart of one the finest of all the five-star hotels in Rome, Hotel de Russie, Le Jardin is located found between two of Rome’s most beautiful and...

Ever since Michael Douglas’s character in Romancing the Stone uttered the word “Cartagena,” the Colombian port city (and, of course, the mythic Joan Wilder) has fascinated me. Sadly, it took me 30 some odd years to visit. What a waste of three decades. Cartagena (notoriously mispronounced by Douglas: the...

Planning a trip to the Caribbean has at least one challenge: the discriminating traveler knows there is no shortage of spectacular island getaways that offer varying degrees of privacy, exclusivity, and accessibility. This season, Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, has set the bar for desirability. Two miles off the coast...

By Anthony Giampetruzzi Contemporary modern is king in the Hamptons, but those in the know will attest the East End is far from the mod homeland. Palm Springs, California, took that trophy long ago, and, in recent years, the statuette has taken on considerable shine. The legendary weekend getaway for the jet set of...

Perched on Malcolm’s Beach, a half-mile of secluded sand on Turks & Caicos, lives Amanyara, a beach resort unmatched for luxury on the Caribbean islands.  Exuding sophistication and elegance from the moment you arrive, the resort – designed by renowned architect Jean Michel Gathy – boasts clean lines,...

LA CÔTE D’AZUR, FRANCE

It’s probably the prettiest expanse of real estate in the world—the golden and fabled Cote d’ Azur.  It takes very little effort to get there — a mere eight-hour hop from New York to the Nice Airport.  Upon arrival, a sporty rented convertible is all that is needed to turn you into one of the bronzed gods...

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