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10 Reasons to Stay at the Luxurious Fairmont Mayakoba Resort

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When nature, design and luxury intersect, you have arrived at the Fairmont Mayakoba resort. 

Just 40 miles from Cancun is a stunning nature-infused haven complete with 240 acres of tropical forest known as Mayakoba. Within this gated community is the AAA-Five Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba resort surrounded by lush mangroves, white sand beaches and crystal clear waterways all designed to create a sense of peace, tranquility and well being.

canals overview Mayakoba Fairmont

Located on the Caribbean Sea in Riviera Maya, Mexico, this luxurious resort is south of Cancun in close proximity to Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Mayakoba means “village of water” which describes this piece of paradise perfectly.Read more

Sunny Isles Beach Most Luxurious Resort: Acqualina

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First impressions leave lasting memories. Drive through the gates of the stunning Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and you will see what I mean.

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(Photo courtesy of the Acqualina Resort and Spa)

Impeccably cared for resident-owned, Rolls-Royce sedans frame the hotel’s European-style piazza entrance.

acqualina rolls royce

(Photo courtesy of the Acqualina Resort and Spa)

Art and Design

Walk into the Mediterranean inspired lobby with incredible details from the marble floors to Venetian stucco to the red, gold and aubergine color palette of the brocade fabrics to the chandeliers that draw your gaze up to the dramatic ceiling.… Read more

An Interview with Certified Master Chef Derin Moore

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An interview with Certified Master Chef Derin Moore of Reynolds Lake Oconee on creating a top rated culinary destination for members, guests and golfers.

Are you familiar with the title, Certified Master Chef? This is the highest honor issued by the American Culinary Federation to currently just 68 chefs in the U.S. at the peak of their culinary expertise. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Certified Master Chef, Derin Moore, while visiting Reynolds Lake Oconee located near Atlanta.Chef Derin Moore Reynolds Lake Oconee

The very first thing you notice about Chef Derin Moore is his stature and intensity. And then his warmth, sense of humor and passion for what he is doing comes through.… Read more

5 Reasons to Not Leave the Grounds of the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort

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5 Reasons to Not Leave the Grounds of the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort – A visit to the newly renovated resort and Three Embers restaurant in Northern Illinois.  

Going to a resort sometimes means just dropping your bags in your room and going off into the area in which you are visiting. That is not the case at the newly remodeled Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. Here are 5 reasons why you won’t want to leave. 

Located near the Wisconsin/Illinois border and about 45 minutes north of the city of Chicago, this property just received a $25 million major renovation. The first thing you will notice is that this resort is not located on the edge of a busy street but rather in an exclusive enclave.… Read more

Villa del Palmar: The Hidden Gem in the Baja Peninsula

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Villa del Palmar: The Hidden Gem in the Baja Peninsula – Luxury resort, history and sapphire waters found at the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

When you discover a vacation spot that is so magical, do you tell everyone? Do you share this seemingly private place that offers a type of beauty that comes from nature itself? In a world where traveling is somewhat taken for granted, it is at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa in Loreto, Mexico, that you will learn how mountains, sea, desert and water come together to bring you a sense of peacefulness like no where else.… Read more

Food Network Invades Villa Del Palmar Kitchens

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Food Network Invades Villa Del Palmar Kitchens – Celebrating Celebrity Chef Week as they take over the kitchens of luxury resort, Villa del Palmar, Loreto, Mexico.

When you are a food blogger and you receive an invitation to attend Food Network Chefs’ Week at the beautiful and luxurious Villa Del Palmar resort at the Islands of Loreto, you grab your bag and go. No second thoughts. Just anticipation of what will be a week of delicious food and gorgeous scenery.Food Network Invades Villa Del Palmar KitchensOur first meal welcoming us to the resort included these shrimp tacos that were so good, I ordered them several days in a row!Read more