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The Luxury Hotel within a National Park

A Paradise in Patagonia

Nestled inside Torres del Paine National Park, the Explora Patagonia is the ideal lodging, regardless of season.

Chile Issue
Come for the Views, Stay for the Rest

At The View Hotel in Monument Valley, the Name Says it All

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why they decided to name it The View Hotel. Each of the hotel’s 95 rooms features a balcony that faces directly out over the buttes of Monument Valley, providing a thrilling front-row seat for some of the most beautiful terrain in the world.

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GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Stay: Hotel Hugo SoHo

Peering over the Hudson River from between two iconically New York red brick buildings, the brand new Hotel Hugo SoHo features a mix of modern urban escape and industrial warmth. This new kid on the block is an excellent place to call home for a brief stay in New York City.

A New York hotel with clawfoot tubs

Stay: The NoMad Hotel

Inspired by mid-20th century Paris, with nothing twee or precious about it, The NoMad is one of the best hotels in New York.

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Pronounced o-te-sa-ga

Stay: Otesaga Resort Hotel

Cooperstown, a small town of around 2,000 inhabitants, is a natural seat of Yankee Americana; it's got the National Baseball Hall of Fame, James Fenimore Cooper, and a rich patron family to thank for that. The Otesaga Resort Hotel has been a part of that identity since its opening in 1909. It's as much a part of Cooperstown's mystique as Cooper's Deerslayer or the Hall of Fame's sacred plaques. For the modern guest, that translates to old-school luxury that treasures heritage more than almost anything else.

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Welcome to the Jungle

Stay: Ka’ana Resort Belize

Ka’ana is a boutique resort, but rather than catering to those who like to sit by a pool all day with umbrella drinks, it encourages its guests to leave every day. Don’t get us wrong, there is a pool, and if you want an umbrella drink, it can be arranged. But Belize is a country ripe for adventure, and Ka’ana wants to be your (very luxurious) base camp.

The Belize Issue
Canadianisms not included

Stay: The Wickaninnish Inn

Canada is widely known for its maple syrup, hockey, Mike Meyers and Canadian bacon -- all perfectly excellent things. But beyond the typical clichés, our northern neighbor's rugged landscape is full of intrigue and adventure. Few places capture this Canadian beauty as well as the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, which provides a relaxing environment and one of the best spots in the world from which to cast your luxuriating gaze.

Turn it up to eleven

Stay: Scarp Ridge Lodge

Luxury adventure company Eleven takes its name from the ‘80s "rockumentary" This is Spinal Tap. In the movie, band member Nigel tells new guy Marty that while other bands' amps go up to ten, theirs go to eleven: one louder than ten. Staying at Eleven’s Scarp Ridge Lodge amid the Colorado high country of Crested Butte is, well, an eleven experience, full of luxurious comfort.

Paradise, Defined

Stay: Rosewood Mayakoba

When vacationing south of the border, choosing where to stay among endless resorts, hotels and inns can be somewhat overwhelming. But for a truly singular experience -- one laid seamlessly among placid lagoons, thick mangrove forests and pristine white Caribbean sand -- allow your wearied eyes to rest upon Rosewood Mayakoba. This swanky, 1600-acre Riviera Maya getaway has your tropical beach dreams trumped.

A room for you and the conch-ubine

Stay: Hyatt Key West

At the invitation of the Hyatt Key West, we shacked up there for a long weekend to explore the island, the last stop in the Keys. While the other Keys are known for their beaches (Bahia Honda), diving (Key Largo) and fishing (Marathon), Key West is known principally for its eccentricity: it’s the place that values individuality, the arts, fresh seafood, rowdy bars, polydactyl cats and drag shows. The Hyatt is refuge amid the stir.

Original Series
Check out where 007 checked in

Stay: The Hotels of James Bond

Every guy has dreamed of living the Bond life at some point in time. What man wouldn’t want to drive missile-equipped Aston Martins, blow through government slush funds on the tables of Monaco and spar with Grace Jones in bed woo every striking woman in a 200 mile radius while drinking the finest champagne? Practicing...

Wi-Fi password: PaRAd1s3

Stay: 4 Rivers Floating Lodge

Of course you want to go somewhere nice on vacation — the problem is so does everyone else. You could spend your vacation at that all-inclusive fighting over a cabana with a lovely couple from Omaha, or you could man up and take yourself and the significant other to a real tropical destination. Located in...

Camp Envy

Stay | The Resort at Paws Up

For outdoorsy types who still want the indoorsy amenities of a fine hotel, consider the Resort at Paws Up, a lux-ranch in Greenough, Montana, about 25 miles from Missoula. Amid scenery straight out of A River Runs Through It (literally — the movie was filmed nearby), you can choose daily activities including ATV riding, fly-fishing,...

Luxurious terrarium living

Stay | Attrap’Rêves

Attrap’ Rêves (or dreamcatcher in English), is an innovative French hotel chain located in the Alps, Provence, and Côtes d’Azur regions, geared towards eco-friendly travelers who dream of sleeping under an open night sky with all of the comforts of home. Each bubble stands roughly 10 feet high by 14 feet wide, and comes equipped...

One star resort

Stay | Camp Wandawega: Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Part childhood camp, part adult retreat, all neo-luddite, Camp Wandawega proves relaxation doesn’t have to involve iPads and DVRs. In lieu of technology, Wandawega’s camp counselors — oh yes, there are counselors — are happy to point you to activities like lake fishing, archery, various court sports, or one of the many other non-internet-connected activities...

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Stay | Igloo Village: Kakslauttanen, Finland

It may be -26°F outside, but inside the comfort of your thermal glass igloo, it’s far from rough. With a campus of 20 glass ensconced igloos, Igloo Village in Kakslauttanen, Finland is a star-gazing bonanza. Capture views of the Northern Lights and Arctic stars while you bask in a fully appointed room dome complete with...

Southern. Living.

Stay | Blackberry Farm: Walland, Tennessee

If someone were to ask you where to find one of the world’s best getaways, your first instinct might not be East Tennessee. But an easy drive from Knoxville, TN at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains you’ll find Blackberry Farms — 4,200 bucolic acres of pure getaway grandeur. A farm with a penchant...

GP goes on location for our first travel gear review

9 Days in Vietnam, 9 Gear Essentials

Want to be taken away? Well, you must consider Vietnam. Take everything you’ve come to know or partially understand about the country as you’ve seen through the mass media and turn it all on its collective head. This picturesque sliver of a country is a true escape from some of what we’ve come to know...

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