The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale luxury oceanfront hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, discover one of the most beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach hotels to grace the Florida Gold Coast sands. Embracing its aqueous surroundings like a luxury ocean liner, our luxury beachfront hotel invites guests to savor a voyage of quiet relaxation or thrilling adventure.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale exterior
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale exterior


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Best Baby Travel Systems

The Best BabyTravel Systems

With a good car seat / stroller combo, your baby can see the world in style and comfort

Summer’s coming, and so are vacation plans. You’ll need one of the best baby travel systems so it’ll be easier to take your baby along with you. Travel systems include a car seat and a stroller, sold together, which can be used separately or as a single unit.

Once babies are past the newborn stage, they’re heavier to pack around in their infant carriers, in your arms or wraps. Trust me, you’ll want one of these when you head out on your first family vacation. That’s why we wrote this article breaking down the Best Baby Travel Systems for you.

When our daughter was about 8 months old, my husband had several out-of-town trips for work. I was a full-time mom, so she and I were able to travel with him. She was still small, but at about 16 pounds, our arms got awfully tired carrying her around. That’s when our travel system saved the day.

Take the stress out of outings

While he was in meetings, she and I went to zoos, museums, parks, and malls. She was only crawling at the time, so riding in the stroller gave her a chance to see more of the world and saved my back in the process.

Some strollers come equipped with a bassinet or reclining infant seat that’s great for little ones. But what do you do when she’s fallen asleep in the car on the way to the zoo? You’ll have to unbuckle her, pick her up, get her settled in the stroller, buckle her up again…

You can guess where that leads: one seriously cranky baby and one flustered parent with a backache. Save yourself the sweat and tears and invest in a great travel system.


Mayan Ruins in Tulum Mexico

Tulum, located 15 miles south of Akumal, was once called “Zama”, meaning “place of the dawning”. This breathtaking place which sits on a cliff facing the east Caribbean shoreline offers many Mayan ruins and ocean views for a day or short visit. It is generally accepted that Tulum was an major city in Mayan world between 1000 A.D. and 1600 A.D. Only the wealthy Mayans lived there, where the lovely views of the sea suggest the remains of an ancient country club. However, a 20-foot wall surrounds the city to keep invaders from both land and sea from entering Tulum.

talum maya ruins

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Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The Copacabana Palace is superbly positioned overlooking the sea, this glamorous Orient-Express landmark in Rio de Janeiro has been welcoming the rich and famous since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced here and the Rolling Stones tuned up in its grand salon before their concert on the beach.

The magnificent pool, with its adjacent super-cool Bar do Copa, are where Brazil’s style setters gather to soak up the sun. The hotel’s restaurants are also destinations in themselves, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining in Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.


Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro exterior
Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro exterior


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L`Auberge de Sedona Arizona

In the heart of Sedona’s spectacular Red Rock country lies a romantic Inn – L’Auberge de Sedona. Nestled along the banks of Oak Creek Canyon and surrounded by towering cliffs of magenta, L’Auberge offers traditional comforts in a country French setting. Walkways meander through L’Auberge, from the European styled Lodge past cottages with wisteria twining in the balconies to the award winning L’Auberge Restaurant. Lilacs perfume the air in the spring.


L`Auberge De Sedona Arizona mountain views
L`Auberge De Sedona Arizona mountain views

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Getting Around Bermuda

Bermuda may be easy to get to — after all, this mid-Atlantic archipelago is a quick flight from most East Coast gateways — but getting around isn’t as easy as you might expect, especially if you were planning on driving yourself in a rented convertible. That’s right: Rental cars are not permitted on Bermuda, so if you’d like your own wheels you’ll have to settle for two on a rented scooter. Once you master driving on the left-hand side of the road you’ll be set; otherwise, Bermuda’s buses and ferries are reliable and cover most of the island.


Bermuda aerial view

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Places to visit in Asheville North Carolina

Centrally located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has been ranked as one of the world’s top must-see cities. During an Asheville vacation, surprises wait around every corner, filling your senses with art, architecture and cuisine that mix mountain with modern, classic with country, elegant with unexpected.


Asheville North Carolina
Asheville North Carolina

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Post Ranch Inn Big Sur California

The Post Ranch Inn, perched on the cliffs of Big Sur, boasts astonishing beauty and romance – a place that will stir your soul and awaken your senses. Stretch your muscles and your gaze, and take in yoga with the most amazing view.  Understated, serene, and exclusive, Post Ranch Inn is the ultimate romantic getaway. Clinging to the cliffs of Big Sur, the inn’s architecture is in perfect harmony with the stunning location.


Post Ranch Inn Big Sur California outdoor view
Post Ranch Inn Big Sur California outdoor view

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