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7 Ways Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort Ups the Luxe All-Inclusive Ante

The newest property in Grand Velas Resorts’ esteemed portfolio is Grand Velas Los Cabos—an all-inclusive spa resort with stunning ocean views and a wide variety of amenities and activities for guests of all ages. No ordinary destination, Grand Velas Los Cabos has pulled out all the stops in its readily apparent quest to provide an unrivaled luxury vacation experience for guests at every touch point. Having stayed on-site to see for myself what all of the buzz was about, I can convey with full conviction that this resort proffers what would surely be one of the most impressive and...

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Casa Velas: A Boutique Treasure in Puerto Vallarta

When a friend and I were invited to experience Casa Velas, we were expecting just another nice Puerto Vallarta hotel. We had both visited the area numerous times, but were unfamiliar with this 80-suite boutique hotel. Upon our arrival we were escorted to comfortable sofas and offered a refreshing glass of a cold herbal tea and fruit mixture and shoulder massage to relax us after our flight. Attractive woven bracelets were placed on our wrists, so hotel staff would know we were guests. After we enjoyed our warm welcome, we were escorted to our lovely suites, each of which...

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Luxury Gets Au Naturel in Mexico at Hidden Beach Resort

Looking to take a walk on the wild side? If you are looking for something risque and adventurous mixed with ocean side luxury, look no further than the Mexican Riviera at Hidden Beach Resort. Located just one hour from Cancun is the secret, tucked-away oasis of Hidden Beach Resort. At the private gated entryway, two stone frog statues greet you as a fitting symbol of cleansing, renewal and transformation. Continue through the massive solid wood doors and on the other side is a real-life, modern-day Garden of Eden. The reception area looks like that of any other upscale resort hotel. The...

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Riviera Nayarit: A Luxury Mexican Vacation

For a long time, I’ve avoided visiting Mexico because of all the travel warnings and negative media coverage–not to mention naysayers and friends with misguided advice and fear-mongering.   Despite the warnings, I took a leap of faith and hopped a flight down to Riviera Nayarit recently. Precautions are always necessary when traveling abroad, but maintaining a high level of situational awareness is essential whenever you travel, and I found Mexico to be no different. I was a solo, female traveler and I must say, it was one of the better trips I’ve taken in a long time.  ...

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Bewitching Baja

I’ve seen many Oscar-worthy productions in my life, but perhaps the most memorable was performed by a pod of gray whales at Lopez Mateos in the Sea of Cortez. Our panga, or small boat, was surrounded by these magnificent creatures as they spy-hopped, spouted, rolled over and displayed their distinctive flutes to an audience of starstruck onlookers. The dramatic show reached its climax when several of the moms proudly brought their seven-week-old calves to the side of our craft and we reached out to touch them. It was pure magic and I like to believe that both whales and...

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Know the Major Attractions in Mexico

A vacation to Mexico is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Whether you are staying in Mexico City, Cancun, the Riviera Maya, or you plan to travel around and see as much of the country as possible, your trip is bound to be full of memories that you will treasure forever. Palacio de Bellas Artes The Palace of Fine Arts is often described as the most important cultural center in Mexico City, and possibly the entire country. The Palace has exhibitions and theatrical performances aplenty and it is the best place to see a combination of dance, music, visual...

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Glam Surfing at Rancho Pescadero

Sitting in the raised hot tub overlooking the stunning pool and bar area of the elegant boutique resort, Rancho Pescadero, guests congregate in the hot, bubbly water. Many are here to surf during the day, while their spouses take a yoga class or sit in one of the “floating” chaise lounges in the pool with a cool hibiscus margarita. You don’t have to be a surfer to stay at this luxury boutique resort. Guests range in their mid-40s to -60s. No party animals allowed here. Just well-off people, ready to relax, eat great organic food, take long walks along the...

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Cabo Rebuilds Luxuriously

Flying into Los Cabos International airport, tourists don’t recognize too much damage from Hurricane Odile, which hit Baja California Sur on September 13, 2014. Driving towards the lavish hotels and beautiful resorts towards the Cabo San Lucas Marina, guests will notice how the strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, destroyed almost every building in its path with its 125-mile-per-hour winds. An estimated 92% of the population were left without power or water. It was the biggest electrical disaster in the history of Mexico, according to the Mexican Electric Company (CFE). One of the...

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Mexico’s Grupo Vidanta, Second Cirque du Soleil Project

Grupo Vidanta is the largest and most luxurious group of resort properties in Mexico, with several locations spread out across the country in prime tourist locations. The story of Grupo Vidanta dates back to 1974, when a team of young entrepreneurs opened a small hotel in Mazatlán called Paraíso Mazatlan, and the dream grew year after year with new resort destinations and hotels. The company celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, and 2015 is shaping up to be another grand year of expansion, especially at the Nuevo Vallarta location. One of the biggest additions to their portfolio of offerings...

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Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Hosts Third Annual Cheese & Wine Festival

The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort will be hosting its third annual Cheese & Wine Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico on March 7th. After the destruction of Hurricane Odile this past September, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort is celebrating the rebirth of Los Cabos with the return of its third annual charitable Cheese & Wine Festival. On Saturday March 7, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m., locals and tourists alike will come together to indulge in wine, bread and cheese from 10 of the industry’s best cheese and wine vendors. “As Los Cabos continues to rebuild from the hurricane, it is important for us to help bring fun, light-hearted experiences back to the community for both locals and visitors to enjoy,” said Renato Mendonca, General Manager of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. “With the Sheraton being the only resort in the area with two five star diamond award-winning fine dining restaurants, we pride ourselves in bringing one-of-a-kind culinary experiences to Cabo. And similar to previous events, our Cheese & Wine Festival will benefit a local charity, Sarahuaro AC Foundation, which provides women and children with workshops focused on community action and building self-esteem.” The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar emphasizes creating events in the best interest of the local community all while providing guests with extraordinary culinary experiences. The resort strongly pushes programs that encourage...

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Winter Splendor at Rosewood Inn at the Anasazi

Visiting Santa Fe in winter is an experience everyone should savor at least once. The smell of wood burning fireplaces, and the aroma of delicious cold weather dishes being prepared in Plaza eateries, along with the welcoming warmth of local hotels and shops, is beyond inviting. Delights to be enjoyed in Santa Fe in winter, especially at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, are always at the top of my New Mexico travel list. This impressive property opened on September 23, 1990, with a blessing ceremony by a Pueblos medicine man, a Franciscan priest and local area artists, along...

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