The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, in Mexico

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Mexico is awash in destinations offering everything from party-central activity to laid-back family enjoyment—plus everything in between. That’s why I jumped at the chance to explore the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a new luxury property south of Cancun, in the Riviera Cancun area, that offers a bit of everything for vacationers needing a break from […]

7 Surprising Things to See and Do in Buffalo

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If you thought you knew the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, well think again. New York state’s second largest metropolitan area has been undergoing somewhat of a renaissance that’s given it a new urban vibe in both its downtown core and throughout its system of outdoor parks and growing-in-stature art galleries. Plus, 3.1 million Canadians cross the […]

Mexico’s Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: An Upscale All-Inclusive

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The thought of an all-inclusive resort automatically conjures up images of drunken college groups or families with a half-dozen kids splashing loudly in the pool. But the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a unique alternative that caters to a largely high-end and upscale crowd; in fact, it’s a member of The Leading Hotels of the […]

Inside: The Star Alliance Lounge at LAX

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Los Angeles International Airport finally has a respectable terminal that it can be proud of when welcoming travelers from across the globe. Beautiful shops, eateries, and numerous club lounges (mostly grouped by alliance) are part of the new offering. We recently took a tour of the beautiful Star Alliance lounge and were impressed with the […]