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Homes

A Handmade Home in Costa Rica

There is a well-known (though anonymous) quote, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Those words perfectly describe the personal philosophy that drove Dan Catalfumo to trade his life as a successful South Florida developer for one of relaxation surrounded by nature in a vacation dream home in Costa Rica. […]

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Travel

24 Hours in San Diego

The birthplace of California and the closest West Coast city to the Mexican border, San Diego has a distinct SoCal-meets-Mexico vibe, from the chilled out beach communities to the proliferation of excellent taco joints. The sprawling city covers almost 400 sq miles, so you wont see everything in one trip, let alone one day, but […]

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Travel

Ambergris Caye: Belize’s Best Kept Secret

For Jeff Lagimodiere, there is no better time to visit Belize than low season, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everything is open, yet places like restaurants are less crowded. “You get more time with the locals that work in the bars and restaurants. They are really friendly, and fun to hang out with. It’s a good time […]

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People

Style and Substance: Stephanie Odegard

The name Stephanie Odegard is quite simply linked with style, luxury and affluence. Her hand knotted rugs and home furnishings are known worldwide. And so is her commitment to human rights. For her entire adult life this celebrated designer has managed to seamlessly weave together a love of (and life among) beautiful things, a wildly […]

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Homes

Get the Look: Rustic Italian Dining Room

A cool evening breeze comes through the open window, rustling the light linen curtains as the warm, festive room is filled with the din of cutlery, conversation and the smell of a delicious home-cooked meal. Chairs scrape the wood floor, wine glasses clink and the soft glow from the candles makes everyone want this meal to […]

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Food

Park City Dining Guide

With more skiing than any other American mountain town, Park City, Utah is home to two very different but one-of-a-kind destination ski resorts. Thankfully, the town has more than enough breakfast, lunch, après, and dinner options to satisfy all its hungry skiers. Deer Valley, just outside the southern edge of downtown, is perhaps the nation’s […]

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Homes

5 Amazing Places to Stay for an Epic Surf Trip

Surfing is rarely just a hobby; it’s a way of life. If you can’t stop your inner Kelly Slater from going off like the barrel of a perfect wave break, it’s time to pack up, head somewhere warm, and get your surf on. Here are 5 sick villas to plan your next surf trip around. Sunset […]

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Travel

The 5 Best Places to Propose in the World

Imagine standing on a dramatic bluff, surrounded by nature. The sun sets in the distance with deep, pinkish colors reflecting off the calm surface of the ocean. Birds swoop in the sky, the gentle, salt-stung breeze kisses your skin. Now imagine getting on one knee, asking your partner to spend the rest of their life […]