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Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Santa Barbara Seeking a Valentine’s Day getaway, here are five destinations that offer a romantic ambiance in Southern California. SANTA BARBARA Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Santa Barbara is owned by ABC’s The Bachelor reality star Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker, co-founders of StonePark Capital. This Santa Barbara-based hospitality development company turned an
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Casa Gangotena Our first impressions of Quito were at night. We were going from the airport to the old town, and all that could be seen were old buildings, and winding streets. Then, a lighted building, white, almost-church-like, with huge, hand-carved wooden doors. “We have arrived,” said the driver in a grandiose tone, “At Casa
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The Cayman Islands have long been a popular destination for travelers, with its tropical climate and laid-back vibe. Getting there is fairly easy for those on the U.S. East Coast. With a nonstop Cayman Airways flight from LAX, the islands are gaining traction with the West Coast set too. But what are you to do
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Images courtesy of 20Diezz Arquitectos From JustLuxe Content Partner MensGear Casa Lohr emerges from an abandoned 19th-century colonial house in the historic center of Mérida, Mexico. 20Diezz Arquitectos restored the crumbling stone structure and preserved its historical beauty by conserving the interior vestiges. This includes remnants of an old masonry wall which becomes the defining
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Bardessono Resort & Spa A trip up the California coast to wine country is a great vacation for oenophiles and anyone looking for great farm to table food, delicious wine and relaxation in a gorgeous setting. California is one of the leading winemaking regions in the world. More than 600,000 acres of the Golden State
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“Blown Away” contestant Minhi Su England doing a demonstration at Seattle Glassblowing Studio — Photo courtesy of Ian Lewis Media Advertisement Thanks to the popularity of “Blown Away,” Netflix’s competitive glassblowing reality show, glass art is hotter than ever. Words like “annealer,” “frit,” “hot shop” and “glory hole” have become familiar to millions of viewers,
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Nothing like the energy of live music — Photo courtesy of melis82 / Getty Images Where did you see your first live music concert? Live musical performances can be transformative, and these 10 venues in the Northeast have certainly hosted their fair share of transformational evenings. If you’re in New England, be sure to check
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