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Best places to visit in Morocco on a Morocco cruise

Snake charmers? Harems? Visiting Morocco on a cruise

By Janice and George

Casablanca or Marrakesh? We chose the Marrakesh shore excursion on our Morocco cruise, which also visited Tangier. Right choice! A magical day…

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Private pool suites

You want swank? These private pool suites are tops

By Janice and George

As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.

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Best luxury hotels in Bali

Beach lover? Romantic? 14 Best luxury hotels in Bali for you

By Janice and George

Is a beach a must? Do you want “affordable luxury” or a splurge? We review 14 of the best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your travel style.

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12 Apostles Hotel

12 Apostles Hotel: A Luxury Retreat in Cape Town

By Janice and George

One of the best 5 star hotels in Cape Town, the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa wowed us with killer sea views, elegantly decorated rooms, bubbly at check-in, mountain walking trails and its superb Leopard Bar.

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5 star hotels in Cabo San Lucas

11 Chic boutique and 5 star hotels in Cabo San Lucas

By Janice and George

The 5 star hotels in Cabo San Lucas are among the most deluxe in the world; the boutique hotels are cool too. (Pssst! Discover where Jennifer Aniston likes to bed down.)

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Seabourn Odyssey review

Seabourn Odyssey review: What’s luxury like on Seabourn Cruises?

By Janice and George

How much champagne can a girl drink? Lots on Seabourn Cruises! Get the scoop on the suites, service and food in this review of the ultra-luxe Seabourn Odyssey.

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Los Cabos Grand Velas

Is Los Cabos Grand Velas the Best All-Inclusive Resort in Cabo?

By Janice and George

The Los Cabos Grand Velas has upped the wow factor with $25,000 gold-flaked tacos and $2 million teen parties. For pure luxe, this is the best of the best all-inclusive Cabo resorts!

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Hostal de la Gavina

A memorable coastal walk and stay at Hostal de la Gavina

By Janice and George

The coastal path from Hostal de la Gavina is one of the loveliest stretches of the Camino de Ronda. The hotel’s pool and perch above the chi-chi town of S’Agaro are sweet too.

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Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

Embracing History at Lisbon’s Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

By Janice and George

Built in 1870, this former Lisbon palace boasts elegant rooms and an outdoor pool in a beautiful garden setting. Bonus: The city center is a 15-minute vintage tram ride away.

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river cruise from Paris to Normandy

Discover the historic riches of Normandy on a Seine River cruise

By Janice and George

Our “Scenic Gem” Seine River cruise through Normandy? Delightful! Castles, gardens, artist studios and museums – explored from a Scenic “space ship” with cool sun-room balconies.

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Azura Quilalea

Make like a celebrity at Azura Quilalea Private Island Resort

By Janice and George

The private island resort of Azura Quilalea in Mozambique’s off-the-grid Quirimbas Archipelago wows with just 9 hand-crafted villas, colorful diving and a picture-perfect beach.

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Banyan Tree Cabo Marques

Asian Style in Acapulco! Banyan Tree Cabo Marques

By Janice and George

Have you ever been totally happy to just stay put in your hotel? Cliffside villas at Acapulco’s Banyan Tree Cabo Marques offer secluded tropical luxury and private pools. Why leave?

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things to do in Mozambique

Unique things to do in Mozambique on a luxury beach holiday

By Janice and George

Snorkeling with wild dolphins. Haunting colonial ruins. Millionaire hideaways. Northern Mozambique is as far off-the-grid as you can get. And perfect for a post-safari idyll.

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Is Alila Villas Uluwatu the most luxurious hotel in Bali?

By Janice and George

We’ve stayed at many gorgeous Bali hotels. But with 3,000 sq. ft villas, a clifftop perch and a stunning birdcage lounge, Alila Villas Uluwatu may be the most luxurious hotel in Bali.

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