From Here to Hawaii

A family-friendly adventure awaits on Oahu’s fabled North Shore. By Kristin Caliendo When I passed by baggage claim at the Honolulu Airport, I had this feeling that I’d forgotten something. This trip, I was traveling lighter than usual––98 pounds lighter to be exact (the combined weight of my two young children). When the chance to take a solo trip to the North Shore of Oahu presented itself, no one had to ...

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Arizona staycation hot spots

STAY-CAY We have the scoop on seven Arizona hot spots you’ll want to experience this summer––all splurge-worthy without a hefty price tag. By Nadine Bubeck       Most Luxurious: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (480) 515-5700 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale   Probably the most serene spot in the Valley. Ideal for romantic getaways, friend-cations, or ...

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Escape the desert heat and head to Orange County

California Dreaming  Escape the desert heat and head to Orange County. By Nadine Bubeck It doesn’t take much to persuade an Arizonan to surrender the sweaty summer heat for a refreshing escape, but before you hop a plane somewhere far-far away, consider a getaway to paradise: the OC. We’ve all heard of Orange County—the place even had a TV show dedicated to the area. However, there’s more to the hot spot th ...

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Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa

The Spirit of Discovery Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is the ultimate escape for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and rejuvenation. By Sondra Barr Your starting point: Sky Harbor Airport. That’s where intrepid Arizona travelers begin their journey to one of Colorado’s best-kept (but not for long) secrets––Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. One of the top 100 resorts in the world, according to Cond ...

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Celebrate the season at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Holiday Escape Celebrate the season at The Resort at Pelican Hill. By Adam Toren Photos courtesy of The Resort at Pelican Hill   The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., is the type of luxurious destination that you can visit over and over again without ever having the same experience twice. All of your stays will have one thing in common, though: They’ll all be amazing. The resort, which i ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship redefines the concept of cruising

Getaway on the Getaway   Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship redefines the concept of cruising. By Alison Bailin Batz When a ship hires iconic Miami artist David Le Batard––commissioned in recent years by Adidas, Calvin Klein, Macy’s, the Miami Heat, and Gibson Guitars, just to name a few––as its “painter,” it is pretty clear that said ship is out to make a statement. But Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new G ...

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