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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Love, Cuisine, and Adventures
Seahorse Sculpture, Puerta Vallarta, MexicoPicture postcard perfect, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico located in the western part of Mexico in the state of Jalisco, is the home of the mariachi, ranchera music, and tequila! Ever since the director John Huston discovered the beauty and the magic of Puerto Vallarta for his 1963 film Night of the Iguana, filmmakers, celebrities, and tourists have flocked to discover this most charming city for themselves.
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The Hamptons - Southampton to Montauk, Long Island, NY, USA
Kirk Park Beach, The Hamptons, Long Island, NY, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Hamptons, from Southampton to Montauk, Long Island, New York, is a versatile year-round destination offering diverse attractions beyond the famous beaches with historic architectural treasures, museums, art galleries, vineyards, excellent restaurants, and upscale boutique shopping to discover that will appeal to a wide audience. Although this time we stayed in the Hamptons in mid-September, we have visited and stayed there in all seasons, and have thoroughly enjoyed each stay as we made new discoveries.
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Maine, USA - Natural Beauty and Cultural Charm
Nubble Light House, York, Maine - Photo by Luxury ExperienceIf you dream of vacationing on the southern coast of Maine, pack your luggage and look no further than the historic Black Point Inn in the exclusive community of Prouts Neck in Scarborough, where breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean beckon from its rocky coast that meld into stunning white sandy beaches. Prouts Neck is located in the town of Scarborough, Maine, settled in 1635, and incorporated on July 14, 1658. Prouts Neck, named for Timothy Prout, a Boston merchant who settled there in the late 18th century, is rich in history and charm, it is a place where you can relax and do nothing, partake of land or water sports, or explore the many natural, cultural, and nearby attractions to create a memorable vacation.
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Discovering the White Mountains of New Hampshire, USA
Snow-Capped White Mountains -Phoito by Luxury ExperienceWe visited the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Mount Washington Valley to attend the Country Inns in the White Mountains Annual Inn-to-Inn Holiday Cookie & Candy Tour, and soon discovered there is something wonderful to experience and explore in any season as the region is breathtakingly beautiful and has long attracted artists and nature-lovers.
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New York - Sunday in the Big Apple
Statue of Liberty, New York City - Photo by Luxury ExperienceAs business travelers often arrive in New York on a Sunday, their only free day, sometime for their first time in the Big Apple, Luxury Experience wanted to create a very doable day in New York experience. We hope that you enjoy, New York - Sunday in the Big Apple.
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Olympic Valley, California: Winter Playground
Squaw Valley, Olmpic Valley, California - photo by Luxury Experience The thrill of alpine skiing and riding at Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, as well as cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, dog sledding, horse-drawn carriage rides, sledding, snowmobiling, skating, and a long skiing/riding season are a few of the reasons that make the Resort at Squaw Creek and Olympic Valley, California, a wonderful winter vacation.
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Catskill Mountains: Day Trip from New York City, USA
Catskill Mountains, Hunter, New York, 1851 Chickering Piano at the Piano Museum - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Catskill Mountains, located two hours north of New York City, have long attracted year round visitors with its outdoor adventures, however, the area also has wonderful indoor experiences for you to discover including The Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano Performance Museum featuring the Steven E. Greenstein Piano Collection and the Doctorow Center for the Arts, where the Catskill High Peaks Music Festvial is held, located in Hunter, New York making it a perfect day trip at any time of the year.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - The 3 Cs: Cuisine, Cocktails, and Culture
Mardi Gras Museum - Mardi Gras Parade Float - Photo by Luxury ExperienceUsually when one references the 3 Cs, it is about diamonds and refers to the cut, clarity, and carat; however the 3 Cs can easily be applied to New Orleans, Louisiana, and its cuisine, cocktails, and culture.
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Quebec, Canada - Always Romantic, Always Charming
Simon Lemelin and Amelie-Anne Blais - The Kiss (Toujours romantique, toujours charmant) - Photo by Luxury ExperienceCobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, old-world charm and architectural ambience tempered with modern amenities are what makes Québec, Canada, always romantic, always charming (toujours romantique, toujours charmant). Samuel de Champlain founded Québec City in 1608, it is the oldest city in North America, and although France signed the Treaty of Paris in 1763 ceding Canada to Britain, Québec retains its strong French heritage and feeling, and the official language is French.
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Montreal, Canada - BRP Powersports Turns the City into a Playground
Montreal, Canada, Skyline - Photo by Luxury ExperienceMontréal, Canada has architecture, culture, and cuisine, but this time I visited for adventure, speed, and excitement on the ‘Wow' toys from BRP  makers of Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude and Rotax motors, and the Can-Am all terrain Side-By-Side, ATV, and Spyder Roadster powersports ‘toys'.  Invited to participate in Club BRP (which should stand for Best Ride Possible), I ventured to Montréal to quench my thirst for speed, power, and excitement, I was not disappointed.
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Historic Hudson Valley, New York, United States - A Luxurious Weekend
Washington Irving - Sunnyside House, Irvington, NY - Photo by Luxury Experience New York State's Hudson Valley is historically and culturally rich offering visitors delightful surprises along the way that include diverse museums, attractions, and Glenmere Mansion, a luxury hotel that recalls the opulence of the gilded age. With its close proximity to New York City, the Hudson Valley is perfect for a luxurious weekend getaway.
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Mont-Tremblant, Canada - Winter Playground
Mont-Tremblant, Canada - Photo by Luxury Experience Mont-Tremblant, Canada, located in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains, in the province of Quebec, is a year-round destination and a nature lovers' paradise. In the winter, Mont-Tremblant is a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and dogsledding. Mont-Tremblant is easily accessible via 90-minute flights from Toronto and is approximately a 90-minute drive from Montreal, once you arrive, it is easy to enjoy a car-free vacation. Let the adventures begin!
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Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class Eclipse
Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class - EclipseThe stunning Celebrity Eclipse, the third ship in the Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class, is truly a Luxury Experience.  With its sleek and sexy design, well-appointed staterooms, Spa, 10 restaurants, 14 bars, outdoor and indoor pools, day and nighttime entertainment and activities, green grass lawn where you can play croquet, diverse shops, an art gallery, a casino, a library, and enough intimate places to relax, plan on leaving reality behind the minute you embark on the ship.
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Wining and Dining on the Connecticut Wine Trail, USA

Gouveia Vineyards, Connecticut Wine Trail, Connecticut, USA - Photo by Luxury Experience For a state measuring only 5,543 square miles (14,356 sq. km), Connecticut has an abundance of vineyards and wineries. Nicknamed the "Nutmeg State," it may soon have another moniker, "the Vineyard State." Ever since Sherman Haight Jr. planted the first grapes in 1973, the number has steadily grown and now comprises 30 vineyards and wineries. Luxury Experience swirled, sniffed, and deliciously tasted our way along the Connecticut Wine Trail.

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Family Vacation Memories in Montreal, Canada
Old Montreal, Canada Growing up, summer meant vacations, and vacations meant quality family time, what my mother, Victoria V. Argen, calls, "creating memories." According to Luxury Experience Company President, Edward F. Nesta, "people travel for emotion, passion, and knowledge." Looking to combine these two philosophies, my teen nephew, Steven M. Argen, and I flew to Montréal, Canada for a family vacation where he had the opportunity to learn French as well as experience the many attractions and adventures of this enchanted city.
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Summer Romance in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, USA
Berkshires, Massachusetts, USA - Summer Romance - Photo by Luxury Experience We fell in love with the Berkshire Mountains for the first time in late autumn when the leaves wore their finest gold, orange, and crimson colors. To celebrate a special anniversary, we returned in the summer, to experience the Berkshires when the gardens were spectacular and the air was fragrant with their blossoms; ah, romance, how lovely is summer in the Berkshires.
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Discovering the Gold Coast of Long Island - Home of the Great Gatsby
Hempstead House, Gold Coast, Long Island, New York, USA I love the Jazz Age, a term that F.Scott Fitzgerald coined in his novel, The Great Gatsby, set on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York, and thought it was high time to discover this interesting and affluent area located only 20 miles from New York City.
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Swirl, Sniff, and Taste Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Sand Castle Vineyards, Bucks County PA, USA - Photo by Luxury Experience Bucks County, Pennsylvania provides visitors with the opportunity to experience history from pre-Revolutionary times to the wine pioneers who established the Bucks County Wine Trail. Swirl, sniff, and taste Bucks County is an introduction to the wine and dine scene; eat, drink, and be merry! With its close proximity to New York City, (a 90 minute drive), and to Philadelphia, (a mere 45 minute drive), Bucks County is perfect as a pleasant day trip or for a getaway weekend.
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Stamford, Connecticut - Historic, Coastal City
Stamford Connecticut, USA - View of Long Island Sound - Photo by Luxury Experience Stamford, settled in 1641, is Connecticut's fourth largest city and is the eighth largest city of the New England states. Located on the shores of Long Island Sound only 25 miles from New York City, 40 miles from New Haven, and 90 miles from Hartford, the state capital, Stamford provides visitors with the ability to explore historic New England, enjoy its beaches, and commute to New York City.
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Luxurious Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Photo by Luxury Experience When it comes to luxury lifestyles, Newport, Rhode Island, is truly a luxury experience with its gilded age mansions, luxury hotels, culture, tennis, fresh from the sea cuisine, polo, colonial homes, yachting and boating. Conveniently located 34 miles (55 km) from Providence, 71 miles (114 km) from Boston, 180 miles (290 km) from New York, 277 miles (446 km) from Philadelphia, and 408 miles (657 miles) from Washington, D.C., Newport is perfect for a weekend getaway.
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The Berkshires, Massachusetts - The Perfect All-Season Getaway

The Mount, Berkshires, Massachusetts, USAThe Berkshires in Massachusetts is the home of Gilded Age mansions, Tanglewood® - the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, theatre, Shakespeare & Company, and dance, Jacob's Pillow, however there is much more to delight the eye as well as the palate, as the region also offers culinary, cultural, and outdoor activities that are sure to please at any time of the year. Conveniently located 147 miles (247 km) from New York, 120 miles (193 km) from Boston, 36 miles (58 km) from Albany, and 258 miles (415 km) from Philadelphia, it is perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay vacation.

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Discovering the Historic and Culinary Treasures of Dutchess County, New York, USA

Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, New YorkDutchess County conveniently located 90 minutes north of New York City, and 90 minutes south of Albany, the state capitol of New York, offers visitors a wide range of culinary and historic attractions including The Culinary Institute of America, the former homes of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, and examples of Gilded Age splendor in the Vanderbilt Mansion, Mills Mansion, and Locust Grove. Combined with year-round activities, Dutchess County is waiting for you to discover all it has to offer.

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Puebla, Mexico - Architecture, Cocina Poblana, and Talavera Pottery

Yohualichan Archological Zone 1, Puebla, MexicoPuebla, Mexico is an enchanting UNESCO World Heritage city where the historical architecture is a delicious mélange of Baroque, Classical, and Renaissance styles that captivate the eyes; it is the home of talavera pottery, and Cocina Poblano, Mexico's famous gastronomy featuring mole poblano.

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Reykjavik, Iceland - The Perfect Time to Visit

Icelandic Horses - Photo by Luxury ExperienceIceland with its dramatic landscape created by volcanic eruptions has a rugged, natural beauty that is waiting for adventurers to discover its Icelandic horses,  waterfalls, hot springs, lava caves, and glaciers, and for those that prefer more urban adventures, Reykjavik, the capital city, offers excellent shopping, culture, museums, and diverse gastronomical possibilities. With the weakened Icelandic Krona and a stronger US Dollar and Euro, there has never been a better time to visit this unique country.

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Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada - 1967 Olympic StadiumAlthough Montréal, located in the Province of Québec is Canada's second largest city, this charming city is easy to walk and offers visitors much to discover with its rich history, culture, gastronomy, and attractions that are sure to please.

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Quebec, Canada - The Charming French-speaking City

Quebec, CanadaQuébec, Canada celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008, and is one of the oldest cities in North America. Cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriage rides, museums, culture, gastronomy, and the opportunity to speak French, make this city oh so charming.

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Chicago - A Weekend is Not Enough

Chicago Skyline Architecture Cruise View From Chicago RiverChicago, the third largest city in the United States, offers visitors much to experience. As lovers of architecture, the Chicago skyline beckoned to us like a candy shop calling to children with its diversity, and its rich culture of museums, theatre, and attractions, had us wishing that we had an extra day or two to spend in this fascinating city.

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Discovering Greater Miami, Florida

Greater Miami, FloridaDriving from Sunny Isles Beach to South Beach, we discovered that there is much to explore in Greater Miami, Florida than the beautiful stretch of beaches; the area is a treasure trove of culture, gastronomy, and boating.

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A Perfect Day in Zurich, Switzerland

Grossmuenster, Zurich, SwitzerlandDid you ever wish that you could jet set off to an exotic destination for one perfect day? That is exactly what I did on the inaugural SWISS International Air Lines flight from New York to Zurich, Switzerland. Although the Vernon Duke and E.Y. Harburg song extols the virtues of April in Paris, Zurich in April is wonderful.

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Luxurious Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale BeachLuxurious Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 23 miles of sandy beaches to stroll, upscale restaurants, mega yachts, multi-million dollar homes, and interesting sights to explore was the perfect spring getaway when we desperately needed sun and sand.

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San Francisco - City of Romance

San Francisco - Golden Gate BridgeWhat could be more romantic than visiting San Francisco, California with your special someone? Toney Bennett definitely struck the right chord when he sang, "I left my heart in San Francisco." 

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