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Todos Santos: Fresh Fish Tacos, Stiff Margaritas, and Baja’s Best Waves (Conde Nast Traveler)

About an hour north of Cabo, this Mexican village is home to some of Baja’s greatest waves. Here’s where resident beach bums find the best breakfast, beachwear, and breaks:   7 a.m. Begin at one of the ­area’s—if not the country’s—best breaks: San Pedrito has the big...

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Cinque Terre’s Comback: How Vernazza Rebuilt Itself (Conde Nast Traveler)

When a biblical storm rolled across the Cinque Terre, northwest Italy’s string of five historic coastal villages, last October, the floods carried fishing boats all the way to Morocco—and almost wiped the prettiest village, Vernazza, off the map. The silver lining would b...

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Armani-Ville (T Magazine)

Milan. It’s probably fair to say that Giorgio Armani owns this town — or at least a glamorous and centrally located chunk of it. Last month, the designer further expanded his domain with the opening of the Armani Hotel Milano. Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Archive 1. Emporio...

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Family Friendly Florence (Conde Nast Traveler)

Where to stay, eat and play in Florence, with kids. Read Full Article

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BEST TRAVEL FINDS OF 2010

Last year was a great one for hotel and restaurant openings, particularly for the intimate and one of a kind places I love. Here were the best of the spots that I was lucky enough to check out in 2010. See the post at the Huffington Post

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Can’t Miss Travel Tips for 2010

Is it really already nearing the end of January? Time to think about some can’t-miss hotels, exhibitions and goings-on for 2010: * The Irving Penn exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London starting February 18th. Penn passed away in October, and the retrosp...

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Retail Therapy in Paris

I didn’t get to make my annual Paris expedition last year due to travels elsewhere and I really missed it especially for the killer shopping opportunities (among my favorite stops are Vanessa Bruno for dresses, Paul and Joe for chic separates and suits, Sabbia Rosa ...

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Goodbye 2009: Ondine’s Favorite Travel Discoveries

Before looking ahead to the most anticipated destinations and openings of 2010, it is time to say goodbye to 2009 and ten of my favorite discoveries of the year: * The rocky island of Giglio off the Tuscan coast. The clarity and the beauty of the sea here makes up for the...

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New York Hotel Restaurants Now Home to Top Chefs

A decade ago, a hotel restaurant was mostly an afterthought, the sad stomping grounds of weary business travelers and harried families who couldn’t make it off site to somewhere better. But in the last few years particularly, an on-site eatery has become a property&...

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The Latest Grand Dame Revamps

One of the main hotel trends I have noticed in the last few years is the revamp of the grand dame properties. Basically after these places become a little fusty the owners inject a good amount of cash, hire a hot shot interior designer, add a few funky details like a grea...