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The 8 Best Spring Break Destinations for Your Vacation

As the weather starts to get warmer at some of the most fun travel destinations in the world, spring is the best time to start taking advantage of the atmosphere with a leisurely vacation. From Mexico to the Bahamas, you can find the perfect spring break destinations that will have you relaxing in the sun by day and partying along the beach all night long.

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Cabo San Lucas

You can’t go wrong by heading down to Cabo for an adventure in this tropical, Mexican paradise. With a reputation for being one of the best party cities in North America, nightlife lovers will have no problem living it up at their many resorts and lively nightclubs. Grab margaritas and fresh seafood at one of the many beachfront bars, or head to a club to party it up with the bustling crowds of visitors and locals.

 

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Key West

Travelers visiting Florida will find plenty to do at this classic Spring Break destination. With activities like snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, and plenty more at your fingertips, there won’t be a dull moment as you enjoy the clear blue oceans of this tropical getaway.

 

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Bahamas

From private island parties in Nassau, to coral reefs in Freeport, to exploring caves in Eleuthera, the Bahamas are a great place to have a tropical excursion to remember.  Comfortable, drier weather in the spring ensures your vacation to be hurricane-free, with plenty of five-star resorts helping to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

 

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Miami

Those looking for a good time in Miami are bound to get their fill by visiting during the spring months. Miami Music Week is a popular attraction for visitors ready to enjoy some of their favorite artists who come to town to perform during the two-week March event. Special club night performances also draw in a nightlife crowd ready to dance the night away.

 

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Tulum

This trendy, Mexican destination will have you tapping into your cultural side in a city full of historical, ancient ruins. Places likes the Chichen Itza and Tulum ruins of the Mayan civilization will open your eyes to Mexican history. After the sun goes down, you can bar hop at the town centre or head to Papaya Playa Beach Club to party along the shore.

 

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Palm Springs

For a laid back place to relax amongst the palm trees and sunshine, Palm Springs might just be the perfect escape. This desert oasis becomes the perfect place to party under the sun alongside the influx of visitors in town during Coachella. Temperatures won’t reach their summer peaks, so catching up on a tan by the pool at the Ace or Saguaro Hotel are popular ways to relax and enjoy the comfortable heat.

 

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Honolulu

Visit Hawaii’s capital to have a taste of their one-of-a-kind dining and cocktail scene. The city boasts world class resorts and perfect weather to compliment the delicious, local cuisine. Enjoy the sparkling ocean with a Mai Tai in hand at this perfect spring destination.

 

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Las Vegas

Vegas is known for its triple digit temperatures that heat up resorts and pools during the summer. But in the springtime, the weather is perfect for enjoying the sunshine without having to suffer record-breaking heat. Hotel destinations with poolside dayclubs like Encore, Wet Republic, and Marquee are a main attraction with the convenience of getting to party right in your own backyard.

 

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The Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

Enter into a dreamlike oasis of relaxation when you indulge in a luxury spa and wellness getaway. Properties around the globe showcase awe-inspiring architecture and unparalleled views to surround guests in a habitat of serenity. Explore some of the most beautiful health and wellness retreats in the world to learn how to pamper yourself in an environment of extravagance.

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Como Shambhala Estate – Bali, Indonesia

This award-winning estate is known as one of the best health and wellness retreats in the world. Reach all your personal goals on this 23-acre property surrounded by tropical forest, with custom activities like hydrotherapy, stress management and reflexology available depending on your needs.

 

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SHA Wellness Clinic – Alicante, Spain

With short-term suites and long-term residences available, you can rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at SHA Wellness Clinic. Their focus on a combination of Western and Eastern medical treatments set guests on the right path to health with detox, fitness and overall lifestyle improvement in a breathtaking setting overlooking the Mediterranean.

 

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Photo: SHA Wellness Clinic – Alicante, Spain

Amanpuri – Phuket, Thailand

Whether you’re aiming to shed some pounds or seeking a mindfulness reset, Amanpuri surrounds guests in a beautiful scene of palm trees, a sparkling swimming pool and an unmatched view of Phuket’s west coastline. Disappear into luxury while embracing calming treatments like private therapy and meditation sessions.

 

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Photo: Amanpuri – AMAN Hotels

Kinkara – Santa Elena, Costa Rica

Succumb to the natural beauty of Costa Rica at this luxury camping and wellness destination. The stunning layout of the property includes a Mandala Garden with sustainable food grown onsite. Trained healers perform traditional wellness ceremonies along with hikes, tours and culinary experiences creating a one-of-a-kind stay.

 

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AmanZoe – Kranidi, Greece

The Greek Hippocratic view of holistic health is what makes AmanZoe one of the best wellness retreats in the world. The beautiful and exclusive setting overlooking the Aegean Sea sweeps you away into a fantasy destination complete with fitness sessions, spa treatments and natural baths in the glimmering waters.

 

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Photo: Amanzoe, Kranidi Greece – AMAN Hotels

Belmond Cap Juluca – Maundays Bay, Anguilla

Situated along one of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean, Belmond Cap Juluca is a resort with an awe-inspiring design to complement the sand and sun that surrounds. Take in a breath of fresh air with self-care retreats held on the property ensuring an education on wellness amidst the airy landscape of serenity.

 

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Photo: Belmond Cap Juluca – Belmond Hotels

Mii Amo – Arizona, United States

One of the best health and wellness retreats in the United States, Mii Amo Spa is renowned for its location among the red rock of Arizona’s Valley of the Sun. The stone structure of Mii Amo makes it a natural escape during your wellness journey led by experts who guide you through your revitalizing stay.

 

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Rosewood – Phuket, Thailand

Head to one of the most remarkable sites for lush landscapes and experience Rosewood–71 villas situated on 2,0000 ft. of beachfront property. The surrounding banyan trees and blue skies will make your stay blissful, along with their Asaya wellness program consisting of activities like volcanic clay wraps, sound therapy and mindful movement workshops.

 

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LUX* Grand Gaube – Mauritius

The East African island nation of Mauritius draws visitors from around the world to experience the exclusive, five-star property LUX* Grand Gaube. This hidden gem boasts everything guests can imagine in a spa retreat, including three swimming pools, two beaches and 11 spa treatment rooms for the ultimate luxury experience.

 

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Photo: LUX Grand Gaube Resort & Villas

7132 Hotel – Vals, Switzerland

This beautiful health and wellness resort in Switzerland will get your life back on track with their signature thermal baths that have helped it become an award-winning property, along with its sensational architecture that complements the green, mountainous landscape.

 

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Photo: 7132 Hotel – Switzerland

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Coachella Parties 2020: A Guide to the Best Events of the Weekend

One of the best music festivals in the world is enhanced every year by a flurry of pop-ups, sponsored Coachella parties and branded events put on for the influx of festivalgoers in the area. Nearby cities like Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Thermal and Rancho Mirage act as the sites of these numerous unofficial Coachella parties 2020. Their own music lineups and attractions draw in partygoers looking to make the most of their time in the desert. Get an idea of what to expect for this year’s festivities along with an updated list of Coachella parties for 2020 as they’re announced.

COACHELLA PARTIES 2020

 

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Neon Carnival: April 2020

Known as the best Coachella party of the weekend, the annual Neon Carnival has been one of the most highly-coveted wristbands as the guest list filled with actors, musicians, socialites and industry insiders is one where you can’t buy your way in. The exclusive, invite-only event put on by nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse has blossomed into a mini-festival itself, with carnival rides, a ferris wheel and world-renowned music acts taking the stage.

After moving to a larger location in 2018 to include an even bigger invite list, the party will be taking on multiple weekends for 2020 at the expansive HITS Desert Horse Park for its 10 year anniversary. The festivities will start off weekend one and pick up during the unofficial “weekend three” that coincides with Stagecoach Music Festival. This exclusive extravaganza will be sponsored by Levi’s as usual, along with Bondi Sands and the upcoming Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie.

 

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Poppy x Revolve – Friday April 10th 2020

The annual Poppy party has become one of the most sought-after invites of Coachella weekend one. Guests like Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Kylie Jenner and Cardi B have partied the night away in past years alongside a trendy crowd of partygoers. This year’s event will be even more exclusive as it joins with the influencer-favorite Revolve brand to create a can’t-miss celebration on Friday evening.

 

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Bootsy Bellows Pool Party in the Desert – Saturday, April 11th 2020

Known for its exclusivity, an invite to the annual Bootsy Bellows party is hard to come by. The Los Angeles nightclub owned by h. wood group will partner with McDonald’s and Pac Sun for a pop-up event that attracts plenty of celebrities along with Los Angeles’ finest. The pool party, now in its 7th year, continues to be fully-stocked with musicians, models and actors digging into the selection of McDonald’s burgers making for a day party dream.

 

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Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel: April 10th-12th & 17th-19th, 2020

One of the more approachable parties of the weekend, The Ace Hotel’s Desert Gold event spans two weekends and is open for RSVPs in the weeks leading up to Coachella. DJs spin music all day long with the hotel pool open for drinks, food and taking a dip in the sparkling water. The go-to hangout spot in Palm Springs makes for a relaxing way to enjoy the desert sun.

 

Photo: Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club Coachella

Desert Dream: April 10th

This party held in Indio promises an immersive experience with DJs spinning alongside art and wellness activities. The fantasy-like experience of dancing in the desert in close proximity to Coachella’s Empire Polo Grounds makes this event an ideal stop during the weekend of festivities.

 

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 MORE COACHELLA PARTIES TO BE ANNOUNCED – PREVIOUS EVENTS BELOW

The Do-Over by Adidas Soundoff & Desert Sundays: April 2020

This roving international event shows up each year as a Sunday Coachella party that has been going on for years, continuing to be a great way to close out a weekend of fun. The Commune space at the Ace Hotel is taken over by photo booths, a food truck and Adidas merch while you hang out and dance to the sounds of the DJ. Take a dip to cool off as you round out your weekend with a relaxing day at the pool.

 

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Vestal Village: April 2020

This annual event held at an undisclosed location each year features live music and plenty of sponsored swag to keep up the good time. Past events have seen performances from Crystal Castles, Ariel Pink and Shiny Toy Guns along with hair and makeup makeover stations and sponsored drinks to fuel your buzz. DJs also take the stage in between sets to spin music while you cool off in the pool under the sun.

 

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T-Mobile & Pandora Indio Invasion: April 2020

You’ll have a great time at this party that decks out the Cree Estate in Palm Springs with food, drinks and music. You’ll be partying poolside with up-close-and personal performances from artists like Charli XCX and Dillon Francis. The complimentary drinks and swag make this party a lively daytime event that leaves plenty of time for you to catch the artists at the festival.

 

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VAMPPED Vacancy: April 2020

This social media talent and branding agency throws an influencer-filled bash each year alongside brands like BooHoo, L’Oreal Paris and Bumble. Guests travel to a private estate for a desert pool party with sponsored gifts and an open bar. Past parties have included attendees like Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski, and performances from celebrity DJs like Brody Jenner.

 

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DayClub Palm Springs

Head to the Palm Springs Hilton for a pool party extravaganza at DayClub Palm Springs. Each day features a new artist performing to a crowd of lively partygoers, with international acts like Diplo, Rufus du Sol and Dillon Francis taking the stage. Upgrade to a Cabana to have the best spot in the house for this dance party in the desert.

 

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TAO x Revolve Desert Nights: April 2020

The well-known nightlife brand TAO Group collaborates with Revolve for a warm, desert night of fashion, cocktails and partying. With past sponsors like Puma and Palms Resort, this highly-coveted event invite goes out to celebrities, influencers, models and fashion insiders aiming to have a good time in the Palm Desert locale. Past attendees have included G-Eazy, Halsey, Miguel, YG and performances from Marshmello.

 

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Cafe Mambo Ibiza: April 2020

You’ll get a taste of the Ibiza party scene at this event held at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. The Cafe Mambo bar is known for its iconic DJ performances and energetic crowd who get to party overlooking the Spanish sunset. This Palm Springs pop-up is sure to bring in house music lovers who want to experience the added touch to their Coachella weekend.

 

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ZOEasis: April 2020

Rachel Zoe’s fashion website The Zoe Report is throwing their annual ZOEasis event for its fifth year. The Parker Palm Springs hosts fashion’s biggest names for a light and airy outdoor soiree inspired by the Zoe Report brand. A-list attendees like Paris Hilton, Victoria Justice, and Whitney Cummings join models, influencers and Rachel Zoe herself to kickoff the weekend with style.

 

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Deep in the Desert: April 2020

This party put on by Deep Space Productions is known to be a hot destination for invited guests with an appreciation for EDM and dance music. DJ Erick Morillo will be headlining the party again this year at an expansive private estate in Bermuda Dunes. Past Deep in the Desert attendees include plenty of A-listers like Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

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Prism Boutique Desert House: April 2020

The Southern California fashion brand Prism Boutique brings its styling to the desert for a weekend of pampering and shopping to prep for your Coachella adventure. Stop by on Friday for mini makeovers and facials or come in on Saturday for hair styling and lashes. The cocktails and refreshments will keep guests happy at this oasis for indulgence.

 

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Lucky Brand Desert Jam: April 2020

Head to Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs to make a splash at this annual pool party event. Lucky Brand jeans and Rolling Stone Live come together to provide drinks, live music and gifts for a guest list of partygoers.

 

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Moschino Party: April 2020

This iconic late night event is a favorite for celebrities and fashion lovers looking for a way to end their weekend one Saturday with a bang. With this year’s sponsors like The Sims, Ciroc and Perrier, the party is sure to be an eclectic experience with legendary designer Jeremy Scott continuing to bring his unique aesthetic to the event. Last year’s guests included fashion-forward A-listers like Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, Cardi B, and Paris Jackson.

 

Photo: Moschino Coachella Party / Gigi Hadid

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Check back each week as we continue to update our list with new information on all the best Coachella parties as soon as they’re announced.

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Feel the Energy at the Best Music Festivals in the US

As the weather rises for the start of spring, music lovers across the nation begin making plans to attend the best events of the year. The best music festivals in the US draws in thousands of concertgoers looking to see all their favorite artists take the stage for unforgettable performances. With sunshine and talented artists fueling the crowd’s energy, each festival has its own style with something unique to offer its patrons.

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SXSW: March 9th-March 18th

This Austin event doesn’t limit itself to just music—it includes a mix of performances, film screenings, panels, and new media exhibitions that attract thousands of attendees each year. The conference showcases professionals in a variety of industries that come to share their expertise in their field, while the individual festivals feature talented artists in numerous of genres. From comedy to gaming, SXSW has got it all covered and makes for an entertaining kick off to spring.

 

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Ultra: March 23rd-25th

Opening its doors right in the middle of Miami Music Week, Ultra Music Festival showcases some of the hottest acts in the electronic music scene. DJs from all over the world turn Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park into one big dance party with lively shows under the sun. This year’s 20th anniversary event will include exclusive performances to make any EDM lover want to join in on the excitement. With thousands already in town for the events of the week, Ultra draws in audiences ready to live it up by taking in the sights and sounds of their favorite dance music performers.

 

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival: April 13th-April 22nd

One of the most popular events in California, Coachella has cemented itself as a staple in the music festival scene as attendees are drawn to the desert each year for music, art, food, and the experience of a lifetime. From independent up-and-comers to established Grammy winners, the quality lineup of artists makes tickets sell out almost a year in advance. Along with the festival, the events and parties surrounding Coachella help create an enjoyable escape into all that’s hot in the music world.

 

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EDC Las Vegas: May 18th-20th

Electronic music fans migrate to Vegas each year to experience one of the most established dance music raves in the country. EDM acts take the stage alongside impressive light shows and art installations, all in appreciation for the genre. Coupled with the timing of Memorial Day Weekend, this festival draws in plenty of attendees ready to enjoy Vegas by taking in the sights and sounds of some of the hottest DJs in the world.

 

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Lollapalooza: August 2nd-5th

With almost 200 bands taking the stage each year, Lollapalooza brings the music industry’s finest to Chicago for an experience to remember. Well-known headliners and buzzed about newcomers perform for thousands with food and drinks from Chicago’s best restaurants keeping concertgoers energized. The Grant Park location also features pop-up bars, photo booths, a roller skating tent and art installations for attendees to indulge in creativity, along with family-friendly DIY activities for younger patrons. With a turnout of over 400,000 each year, Lollapalooza is a force to be reckoned with in the festival circuit.

 

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Outside Lands: August 10th-12th

Golden Gate Park is transformed into a weekend-long party as San Francisco music lovers enjoy the end of their summer by seeing their favorite acts live. From DJs to rock bands to rappers, you can catch a performance from some of the world’s best musicians in all types of genres. Attendees also get to experience a dose of SF’s creativity with their Cocktail Magic, Gastromagic, stand up comedy shows, live painting and delicious food truck fare to keep the fun flowing.

 

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Life is Beautiful: September 21st -23rd

This festival focused on feel-good vibes takes over Downtown Las Vegas every year with live music, art exhibitions, panels, and delicious dining. Thousands of music lovers flock to the event for an impressive lineup of musicians, but also get to take in murals by skilled street artists, presentations from world-renowned speakers, and top of the line cuisine. A trip to Life is Beautiful can be the perfect way to close out festival season with a bang.

 

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Set Sail and Party at The Yacht Week

This year, check another travel experience off your bucket list by setting sail on the boating trip of a lifetime. The Yacht Week is a party on the water where you and your friends can dive into a vacation while sailing the seas on your own private yacht. With the option of visiting eight different countries including Thailand, Greece, Brazil, and Italy, your sun-soaked holiday will include day parties, volcano hikes, dancing under the stars, and getting the best tan of your life!

 

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Photo: The Yacht Week

Destinations

With eight routes to choose from, there are plenty of places for you to dive right in and explore the local culture and scenery. Taking the Spain trip will send you to Mallorca, a locale perfect for indulging in sand and sea. The Caribbean option will land you in the British Virgin Islands, where relaxation is easy amidst the clear blue ocean. If Croatia is more your style, you can choose between the original route or the Ultra Route, which gives you access to an exclusive VIP section of Ultra Music Festival. No matter the destination, the trip ensures your weeklong yacht party will be fully stocked with adventure.

 

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Photo: The Yacht Week

Yacht Crew

You can get into the Gilligan’s Island spirit by assembling a crew of your favorite people to take on the waters in your chosen city. For smaller groups, you can be paired up with other travelers who are also ready to sail the seas. Those looking for a touch of convenience can upgrade their trip to include a knowledgeable skipper who will navigate your journey, or a hostess to prepare your meals. You and your crew will get to toast your drinks in the lap of luxury alongside dozens of boats full of equally lively partygoers.

 

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Culture

No matter which destination you choose for your vacation on the sea, there is a diversity of cultures for you to explore. The boats dock in each city allowing you to explore, and also attend private parties for you to get to know your fellow boaters. Croatia’s ancient ruins draw in those who’d like to embrace the historical side, while their green caves make for a scenic view perfect for any Instagram shot. You’ll have plenty of tales to bring home from the Thailand route, where you can see fire breathers, snorkel with the sea life, and get a taste of the delectable local street food. The newest addition to the Yacht Week lineup is Montenegro, which boasts exclusive beach and yacht clubs, along with entire fortress towns for you to visit a piece of their history.

 

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If you’ve been planning to get away this year, and want the added twist of a weeklong party on the seas, The Yacht Week has plenty of excursions lined up just waiting for you to join. With former travelers describing the trip as “insane,” “paradise,” and a “dream,” you can’t go wrong with embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

 

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Crafting the Perfect Corporate Travel Experience

From Los Angeles to Tokyo, the travel industry thrives in part because of the demand for mobility from businesses all over the world. Corporate travel is an important aspect of many companies as they aim to expand their scope to work with domestic and foreign partners. Having the perfect environment to conduct business is an essential part of creating a professional portrayal of your company when you’re away from the office.

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Hotel Accommodations

The hotel you choose during a business trip can be the difference between having a productive work experience or a stressful stay. Some hotels are fit for families and have amenities targeted at parents and children. Others work well for vacationers looking to party. These types of environments can often become distracting when your prime focus is to conduct business. Choosing a hotel that isn’t in the center of tourist areas or near popular attractions can sometimes be the best way to ensure the atmosphere is right for your trip. Quiet areas like lounge spaces and business centers are also an essential in contributing to your productivity. Seeking out these types of amenities beforehand can help you make the right choice in narrowing down the best place to stay.

 

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Meeting Spaces

When leaving your city for business, you won’t have a private office space to be able to meet with clients or partners. Where you choose to conduct meetings can make all the difference in properly representing your company. Business meals can work well in certain situations—a casual lunch or corner dinner table at a restaurant can be great for smaller meetings that do not require privacy. However for larger groups or for discussing confidential matters, a hotel conference room can function as a great space to congregate. Technology like projection screens and wi-fi are readily available, and hotel staff members are there to help with making arrangements. Professionalism is key in creating an environment where your meeting can run without external factors to disrupt the workflow.

 

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Entertainment

Whether you’re traveling with your own team, or meeting with executives, clients or partners, there are many situations where you may need to provide entertainment for your group. It can be difficult to choose the proper place to bring your guests in a city where you’re unfamiliar with the best options. Sports games can often be an impressive choice and private suites can provide a space for conducting casual business. Private rooms at restaurants can also be viable options to enjoy a meal while mingling with your team. Impressing your guest can involve a great deal of planning, but when the right accommodations are made, the end result can lead to developing a valuable business relationship that ultimately helps your company.

 

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A Tropical Island Getaway at the Most Luxurious Hotels and Resorts in Bali

The Indonesian island paradise of Bali has long been a traveler’s bucket list destination with pristine beaches, unparalleled hiking, and an overall sense of slow-paced relaxation and luxury. An air of reverence and serenity surround the Hindu island that has attracted visitors from all around the world for decades. Along with breathtaking landscapes, Bali also holds a rich culture that’s just waiting to be explored by guests. With no shortage of luxury villas and suites to enhance your stay, these lavish luxury hotels and resorts in Bali will give an added touch to your next vacation.

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Amandari Bali

Located in the hills of the northern highlands of Bali is the breathtaking and serene Amandari Bali. Guests travel from all over the world to experience the unrivaled beauty and tranquility of the resort and stay at Amandari’s 31 individual villas and suites, designed in a traditional Balinese style. The wide variety of amenities includes a completely organic and local restaurant menu, a Balinese purification spa ritual, a historic Hindu shrine with a guarding stone tiger, and a 105-foot infinity pool.

 

Amandari Bali

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Amandari Bali

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Viceroy Bali

Experience the best that Bali has to offer when you stay at Viceroy Bali Luxury Resort. The resort serves as the island’s premier provider of romance and luxury, with a uniquely crafted array of experiences that brings the timeless traditions and cultures of Bali right to guests. Set out on an adventure-filled tour of the Balinese countryside, or sit poolside and catch a tan. The options are truly endless at Viceroy Bali.

 

VIceroy Bali

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VIceroy Bali

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan dots along the verdant hills that surround the arts capital of Ubud. Connected by suspended walkways, the guest villas create the illusion of being suspended above the trees of the forest below and allow for some of the best views of the Balinese countryside that one will be able to find when visiting the island paradise. When visiting the Four Seasons at Sayan, enjoy complimentary yoga classes and a 106-foot Skytop pool that allows for ultimate relaxation and leisure.

 

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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Bulgari Resort Bali

Traditional Balinese design and Italian high style blend together perfectly at the Bulgari Resort Bali. Set 500 feet atop a cliff overlooking the Indian ocean, the resort pays homage to Bali’s tranquil respect of nature while at the same time maintaining an ultra-exclusive but welcoming and warm atmosphere. Many of the 59 rooms are one-bedroom of 1,000 square feet with a private, walled garden and plunge pool.

 

Bulgari Resort Bali

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Bulgari Resort Bali

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COMO Shambhala Estate

This serene wellness center focuses on a slow and holistic pace for guests to ensure ultimate relaxation. Guests from all around come to strengthen their bodies and minds and absorb the tranquility that Balinese culture and nature have to offer. Located near Ubud in the mystic jungle near the sacred Ayung River, the 36 rooms, including villas and suites, are the height of luxury and relaxation.

 

COMO Shambhala

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COMO Shambhala

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The St. Regis Bali Resort

Along the panoramic beach of Nusa Dua lies The St. Regis Bali Resort that embodies the essence of ‘barefoot elegance’. Both high-class sophistication and relaxation can be found within the resort’s traditionally styled Balinese villas and suites, which include amenities such as an award-winning spa, expertly led beach yoga, and pool and lagoon complex.

 

St Regis Bali Resort

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St Regis Bali Resort

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AYANA Resort and Spa

With locations all around Bali, AYANA Resort and Spa caters to guests no matter where they prefer to vacation on the island. Every location is expertly crafted and designed to make sure guests receive only the very best treatment when visiting the island paradise, and include amenities such as luxury restaurants, infinity pools that overlook Bali’s lush green forests, and even daily boat tours and leisure cruises.

 

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

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AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

AYANA Resort and Spa

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

A stone-lined lagoon built around a historic Hindu shrine serves as the centerpiece for the immaculate Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali resort that brings the true essence of Balinese living to all that visit. Guest villas are decorated with breathtaking Balinese teakwood and silk brocade, with bathrooms that closely resemble personal spas. Multiple restaurants, a beach with wifi, and a dazzling 164-foot pool can all be enjoyed by guests staying at the Fairmont Sanur.

 

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

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Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

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The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

This tranquil surfside escape lies within close proximity to Seminyak Beach, a world-renowned surf spot. Along with surfing, guests also enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving. The resort, designed after a traditional Balinese village, includes 14 luxury villas set among tropical gardens and stone walkways. With the beautiful scenery also comes a full-time wait staff that can deliver a menu of second-to-none pan-Asian cuisine right to your room.

 

Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

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The 10 Best Areas for Shopping in New York City

Shopping is an entertaining way to spend your free time, and New York City is known as the US mecca for fashion. With lavish high fashion boutiques and independently-owned vintage shops all throughout the city, it can be an undertaking to find places that capture your style. If you’re on the hunt to enhance your wardrobe in NYC, head to these shopping destinations for the best areas for shopping in New York City to find your new favorite outfit.

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SoHo

SoHo, or south of Houston St., has blown up recently into an uber-popular destination for style icons and hometown fashion heroes alike. Whether you’re looking for Alexander Wang or Céline, or a small independent vintage shop, SoHo has all the threads you could ever want.

 

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Nolita

A quick walk north of Little Italy in the Lower East Side will land you in the neighborhood of Nolita, a quaint Manhattan community whose streets are dotted with cute, independently-owned shops. If you’re looking to get away from the mainstream style scene and shop somewhere unique, Nolita is the place to check out.

 

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St. Marks Place

Great finds of trendy vintage clothes and handmade jewelry is exactly what you can expect to find in St. Marks Place in the East Village. Right along with small vendors and shops, you can also explore luxury stores to indulge in the neighborhood’s offerings.

 

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Lafayette Street

If antiques and classic items are your forte then you’ll have to take a walk along Lafayette Street in SoHo and NoHo. It has become extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts because of its great selection of shops with rare finds. You’re sure to find one-of-a-kind items when you head to this neighborhood favorite.

 

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Bleecker Street

Home of the biggest influx of shoppers in recent years, Bleecker Street is quickly becoming a ‘must’ for shopping in New York. Whether you’re a foodie, a vintage nut, or a high fashion connoisseur, this Greenwich Village go-to has something for everyone.

 

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Union Square

If you’re in the mood to spend your day shopping with some friends or a loved one, you should check out Union Square in Manhattan. With long stretches of big name stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus in one area, and old record stores and antique jewelry in another, you could spend hours shopping until you drop for a variety of items. If you need a break, check out the famous Union Square Park or any number of artisan eateries in the area.

 

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5th Avenue

Spend a leisurely day at one of NYC’s iconic destinations for retail therapy. Whether you’re aiming for a day at Tiffany’s or indulging in Prada’s purse collection, you’ll always find a variety of luxury goods that are sure to be the cherry on top of your New York experience.

 

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Park Slope

Brooklyn’s Park Slope has become immortalized for its incredible shopping selection and variety, making this area any serial shopper’s dream. Unique, handmade wares are always offered, along with great vintage clothing, antiques, furniture, and much more.

 

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Photo: Park Slope

Canal Street

If Asian goods are what you’re after, head over to Canal Street in Chinatown. Along with all the herbal and exotic animal shops found along the street, you can also find the Canal Street Market, which opened in 2017. The Market is a 50/50 split between food vendors and New York-based artists and artisans showing off and selling their creations.

 

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Photo: Canal Street

South Street Seaport

Chic malls and hip shops are commonplace in the South Street Seaport area, with places like Pier 17 and Corso Como making a huge name for it. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy and appreciate a unique look, you’ll definitely want to check out some of the hotspots in this area.

 

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Guide to SXSW Parties 2020

Each year, thousands of visitors head to Austin,Texas to attend SXSW, a festival celebrating what’s up and coming in film, music, art, technology and more. Days are filled with attending panels, film screenings and performances alongside unofficial parties held throughout the city. Some of the best unofficial parties for SXSW involve complimentary bites, cocktails and plenty of mixing and mingling with festival guests. Take a look at our guide to the best SXSW parties 2020 for some of the most worthy events happening throughout the festival.

MORE SXSW PARTIES 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

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Create & Cultivate Austin Pop-Up – Sunday, March 15th, 2020

This event from women’s entrepreneurship platform Create & Cultivate will be joining with MasterCard for a day of panels, networking and getting educated on building a business, including a talk from keynote speaker Michelle Pfieffer.

 

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MashBash 2020: Fave the Planet – Sunday, March 15th, 2020

The Mashable House is an annual SXSW destination for immersive experiences, now in its eleventh year. The activation takes on a rotating theme, with this year’s topic being “sustainability.” The MashBash closes out the weekend on Sunday night with a bang through live performances and interactive activations, giving it a necessary spot on any SXSW party guide.

 

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Splash Getaway – March 13th-15th, 2020

The popular event marketing platform Splash will be holding its own event during this year’s festival. Escape the hustle and bustle of SXSW by attending the Splash Getaway. This weekend of entertainment promises to be a serene destination for relaxing alongside discussions from key players in tech and inspiring activities.

 

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Cinderblock Block Party – Saturday, March 21st 2020

Multimedia company Cinderblock will be holding their 4th annual Block Party presented by Corona. Live music is the focus of this event, with performances from a talented lineup of artists along with food and of course Corona beer. VIPs receive an invite to the after party promising a full night of excitement.

 

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Check back here for regular updates as more unofficial SXSW parties are announced, with events expected from brands like SnapChat, LinkedIn, Shopify, Verizon, Tito’s Vodka, Lush Cosmetics, Equinox, Bumble and more.

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Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Destinations for a Wild Weekend

When you’re tying the knot, it isn’t just about finding the prime location for your wedding ceremony. Bachelor and Bachelorette parties have flourished in popularity as the wedding party’s way to give the soon-to-be bride or groom a ‘last hurrah’ to remember. These group getaways can involve a number of lively activities that mix wild nights out and quality bonding with friends and family. Finding the perfect bachelor and bachelorette party destinations to celebrate will take your weekend of festivities to the next level.

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Head to Las Vegas

Vegas is a classic Bachelor and Bachelorette party destination with its nightlife and ‘Sin City’ reputation that lead wedding parties to flock there for an exciting trip. Use the opportunity to splurge on a lavish hotel suite like The Chelsea Penthouse at The Cosmopolitan or the Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort.

Nightlife is always the main attraction for those looking to go hard or go home during their bride or groom-to-be’s last single night. Start your night at Park MGM’s speakeasy lounge On the Record to toast to a weekend of excitement. Bottle service at XS, Marquee, TAO or one of Vegas’ many favorite nightclub hot spots will give you a home base to call your own as you dance the night away. Stop by Hakkasan to lose yourself in an energetic multi-level nightclub. Make the most of your weekend and reserve a table at a day club like Drais or Encore to have fun in the sun at the lively poolside destinations.

 

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Celebrate in Los Angeles

World-renowned for its star-studded streets, Los Angeles may be the perfect place for your group to enjoy a wild weekend. With unrivaled views of the breathtaking LA skyline, hotels like The West Hollywood Edition, 1Hotel West Hollywood and The Dream Hotel Hollywood each offer up a quality stay.

Bars and lounges throughout the city boast bartending talent to take your palate on a journey whether it be through a whiskey tasting at Seven Grand or a rum craft cocktail at La Descarga. Your LA trip won’t be complete without booking a table at one of the city’s exclusive nightclubs like Warwick, 1OAK or Poppy to complete your Bachelor or Bachelorette adventure.

 

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Plan a Trip to NYC

The hustle and bustle of the city might be just what you need to get a little crazy for the weekend. Indulge in a penthouse experience at the James Hotel for your group to live the high life overlooking the skyline. Take in some fresh air while you day drink at Magic Hour or Mr. Purple.

Later in the night, duck into one of the city’s many speakeasy-style hot spots like Bathtub Gin or Employees Only or Blind Barber. If you’re ready for a night of partying, get bottle service for your group at PHD Lounge or head to 1OAK NYC if you’d prefer to dance the night away.

 

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Party in Miami

Take advantage of the sunshine by choosing Miami as your destination for partying and relaxing on the beach with the future bride or groom. You’ll have a private pool and breathtaking ocean view if your group chooses a luxurious penthouse suite at The W South Beach.

Your trip won’t be complete without a little day drinking–visit Broken Shaker for a handcrafted cocktail or Jaguar Sun to toast in a refreshing indoor-outdoor space. Miami’s nightlife will have you dancing ‘til dawn at places like E11EVEN, LIV, Rockwell or one of the many other exclusive Miami Beach hot spots, including day party destination Hyde Beach.

 

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