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The Most Luxurious Rooms in Mazatlán

Mazatlán, the “Pearl of the Pacific,” long known for its endless beaches, deep sea fishing and mass-market accommodation now offers secluded luxury quarters. Sumptuous rooms may be hidden away in modernized historic landmarks or secreted to the top of 15-storey towers, positioned for memorable Mexican sunsets. With a little insider knowledge, those who prefer to be outside the limelight yet demand luxurious lodgings can be satiated. While some with a penchant for luxury come for the Angela Peralta Theater’s internationally acclaimed opera and theater, all will come back for Mazatlan’s smiling, topnotch service and charming vibe. Casa Lucila Boutique...

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Tequila Corralejo Launches Limited Edition 1821 Extra Añejo

Award-winning Tequila Corralejo has released a limited edition, 1,000 cases of 1821 Extra Añejo in the United States. Produced using only the finest 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila at Hacienda Corralejo in Guanajuato, Mexico, the expressions include silver, reposado and añejo. As one of the very few tequilas produced in Guanajuato, Mexico, Corralejo’s deep roots and production methods are unique in the tequila industry, dating back to 1755, when Hacienda Corralejo became the first estate in Mexico to produce tequila as a commercial venture. The 1821 expression is an ode to Mexico’s rich history and hard-fought sovereignty led by Don...

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Book Review: On The Road With The Cooking Ladies, Let’s Get Grilling

Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, The Cooking Ladies, have outdone themselves one more time with another exceptional, entertaining, easy to follow cookbook. At Luxe Beat Magazine we are familiar with their outstanding work, as they are contributors, and I personally met them when I was president of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. These two women continue on an ongoing lifelong journey of food and exploration. You may see their stylish motorhome on the highways or back roads of Canada and the United States, but they have also made it to Mexico and the Arctic Circle. On...

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Explore the Saint Lawrence River and Discover All its Beauty

Adventure Canada Transports Adventurers to Remote Places Adventure Canada takes expeditioners to some of the most remote and awe-inspiring places in the world, such as the Saint Lawrence River. Whether travelers choose to circumnavigate Newfoundland, walk on Sable Island, investigate the Northwest Passage, navigate the Arctic or travel to other far-reaching destinations, they experience new exciting adventures and witness some of nature’s most breathtaking sights.  Matthew Swan, Director of Business Development and part owner says, “We want to give travelers a raw and genuine feel, not a scripted trip.” Adventure Canada launched its second expedition on the Mighty Saint...

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Grand Velas Los Cabos Offers Over-The-Top Wine Lovers’ Getaway

Grand Velas Los Cabos now offers an Over-The-Top Wine Lovers’ Getaway for oenophiles looking to explore Mexico’s fine wines. The experience features wine spa treatments, Michelin-star dining in the middle of a vineyard, and – the highlight – private jet transportation to Ensenada to Baja California’s top wineries for special wine tastings and to make one’s own vintage. Guests can also opt for accommodations in the resort’s Presidential or Imperial Suites that offer additional insuite beverage features like a premium minibar restocked daily with special wine, spirits, champagne, tequila and mezcal. The experience is exclusive for resort guests.  Sommelier Pedro Poncelis...

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Tastes from BC’s Shellfish and Seafood Line-up

June is the magical month to revel in the bounty of shellfish and seafood in British Columbia, Canada. Comox Valley, located on the east side of Vancouver Island, is the aquaculture capital of Western Canada and home to the annual B.C. Shellfish and Seafood Festival. Each year the event grows in number of events, attendees, exhibits and astounding food creations. This year, at the 11th festival, many of Canada’s top chefs together with several guest chefs from around the world cooked and competed during signature events. Fresh Fest started the celebration on Saturday, June 10, followed by the Salmon...

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UNICO 20ºN 87ºW Changes the All-Inclusive Game in Mexico

The all-inclusive concept isn’t new, but a luxury, adults-only property where spa treatments, golf and excursions are part of that inclusion is. Opened in March 2017, 20N 87W Unico is changing the all-inclusive game in Mexico. Like traditional all-inclusive properties, UNICO 20˚87˚, located on Riviera Maya, includes room, meals, drinks and on property entertainment and water activities, in addition to the unexpected inclusions. Spa divas will find a multitude of treatments available for nothing more than a gratuity. Classics like the Swedish massage or the age-defying facial or more exotic offerings like The Shaman Wrap or the Volcanic Stone massage,...

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Canadian Fruit Festivals to Visit This Year

Fruit festival season is just around the corner and here we offer the best fruit festivals to attend in Canada. Never miss a chance to order season’s fresh fruit bouquets delivery in Canada for your loved ones. 1. Beamsville Strawberry Festival The Beamsville strawberry festival is celebrating its 33rd birthday. This summer enjoy big, red, ripe, juicy strawberries at this festival. There is no extra charge or admission fee for showing great fruits and amazing fireworks at the end of the day. 2. Abbotsford Berry Festival Abbotsford berry festival is another of Canada’s festival. Enjoy berries, including in pancake breakfasts...

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The Literal Translation of Places in Canada & the United States

What’s in a name? A noun, a sense of identity, a form of identification. The discovery of the “New World” has been written about extensively but what can sometimes be forgotten is how states and areas became known for what they are now. Many derive from indigenous languages of the Americas. Alaska for example is derived from the Yupik word, “Alyeska”, an idiom from the Aleut people and Kansas comes from the Native American Sioux language. Others come from an individual person — Georgia from King George II and Louisiana from King Louis XIV. We’ve taken the names of...

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Most Handsome Cities in the United States

GroomingLounge.com, the nation’s premier resource for men’s grooming products and advice, set out to determine which U.S. city was currently home to the country’s most handsome men. “We’re in the business of making men more handsome and as we grow, it’s important for us to keep abreast of how men throughout the country prioritize good grooming,” said GroomingLounge.com Founder and CEO Mike Gilman. GroomingLounge.com just released the results from their 2017 research and here are the major markets in order of most handsome men: 1. Seattle, WA 2. San Francisco, CA 3. Portland, OR 4. Denver, CO 5. Washington,...

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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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The Yukon will leave you spellbound

To most folks, the idea of taking a vacation in the Yukon during the winter seems absurd. The geographically-challenged might first wonder where the Yukon is actually located. Then when they find out it’s in the far northwest corner of Canada, they immediately imagine enduring howling winds, thirty below temps and unfathomable amounts of snow and ice amid miles of forbidding wilderness, and emphatically say, “Thanks, but no thanks!” But, to those in the know, this remote Canadian Territory is a region of dramatic beauty with a rich history, vibrant culture, incredible natural wonders and limitless landscape that’s ripe...

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