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The Best Golf Resorts in the US

For golf lovers, a vacation isn’t complete without finding a place to try out their skills in a new city. Instead of tracking down a golf course to visit, consider staying right onsite at the best golf resorts in the US made for indulging in your favorite pastime. These impressive resorts around the country offer up lavish amenities that will make your golfing getaway worthwhile.

Best Golf Resorts in the US

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Head to Hawaii’s big island to explore the tropical paradise of Mauna Kea. Overlooking the white sands of the Kauna’oa Beach, the resort’s award-winning championship golf course can’t be matched as it set the standard for golfing in Hawaii. Their over-the-ocean 3rd hole is a draw for many, but there are plenty of places off the course that also attract guests from around the world. Suites with panoramic ocean balcony views and restaurants with delectable island cuisine make it hard to leave when you stay at this breathtaking Pacific Ocean resort.

 

Photo: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – Zach Stovall – The Best Golf Resorts in the US

Photo: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Golf Course

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Head to this luxurious California resort to be taken away into a Mediterranean-inspired ambiance. Boasting the largest circular pool in the world, Pelican Hill will be the perfect escape with its hillside villas that overlook the ocean. The beauty of the property is an added touch to your days spent golfing on either of their 18-hole seaside courses. With six restaurants and a lavish spa, this world-class resort experience will give you a one-of-a-kind golfing vacation.

 

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Photo: The Resort at Pelican Hill

The American Club

This historical 100-year-old building turned golf resort is an elegant representation of classic Wisconsin architecture paired with modern amenities that will make any golfer feel at home. The five-star and five-diamond hotel has four golf courses along with activities like canoeing, archery, and many more that will get you in touch with the great outdoors. You’ll be surrounded by scenery to take in a relaxing day when you stay at this iconic Midwest destination.

 

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Photo: The American Club

Pebble Beach Resorts

This well-known resort on California’s Monterey Peninsula is a dream come true for golfers that appreciate breathtaking scenery. The coastal location is home to four courses and three choices of lodging to cater to your every need. The Lodge has an elegant feel with views of the oceanside. The Inn at Spanish Bay overlooks the dunes creating a romantic escape. The Casa Palmero lodging boasts a Mediterranean look with the ultimate privacy for a hideaway stay.

 

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Photo: Pebble Beach Resorts

Augusta National Golf Club

Considered to be one of the best golf destinations in the world, the Augusta National Golf Club is an exclusive, members only club located in Augusta, Georgia. The pristine property is only accessible to invited members, who include the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Members get to enjoy the Butler Cabin clubhouse, complimentary onsite restaurant and green membership jackets signifying their association with the world-renowned facility.

 

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Photo: Augusta National Golf Club / Andrew Redington

Pinehurst Resort

Located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, this resort makes for the perfect golf vacation, with nine 18-hole courses creating a variety in terrain that keeps players entertained. This serene retreat offers impeccable service, dining and living accommodations alongside their Ryder Cup Lounge and Pinehurst Brewing Co. for places to relax after a day on the green.

 

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Photo: Pinehurst Golf Resort

Kapalua

Travel to the tropical island of Maui to visit Kapalua, known to be the best golf destination in Hawaii. Their Plantation and Bay courses attract visitors from around the world, especially during its PGA Tour tournaments. The connected Ritz Carlton resort provides a well-rounded holiday, with a pool, spa and easy access to the renowned Kapalua courses.

 

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Sea Pines Resort

Experience a superb golf vacation at Sea Pines, a prime destination for golf enthusiasts and their families. This South Carolina golf resort sits along a stunning beach and offers both rooms and luxury villas with direct access to the shore. The Harbor Town Golf Links holds a tournament each year that attracts PGA players to play and relax at one of the best golf resorts in the US.

 

The Broadmoor

Head to Colorado Springs, Colorado to enjoy this classic golf resort featuring three outstanding courses. Take in the region’s stunning mountain views as you enjoy your days on the green experiencing one of the best golf destinations in the country. The resort also features activities like tennis, fly fishing and rock climbing for those seeking variety in their golfing vacation.

Bandon Dunes

Explore the terrain at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Oregon to get a taste of the Pacific. Their five unique courses attract golfers from around the world looking to experience the breezy weather and ocean views. Their choice of five lodging options and impeccable service will be just what you need after a long day of play. With terrain reminiscent of where golf originated along Scotland’s shores, golf lovers are sure to be in for a treat at this Northwest Pacific getaway.

 

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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.

 

Photo: Azulik Eco Resort – Tulum – Best Spring Break Destinations for Your Vacation

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.

 

Photo: Honolulu – Best Spring Break Destinations for Your Vacation

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.

 

Photo: Como Shambhala Estate – Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

Photo: COMO Shambhala Estate – COMO Hotels

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.

 

Photo: Amanpuri – AMAN Hotels – Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

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.

 

Photo: Kinkara Luxury Retreat – Costa Rica – Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

Photo: Kinkara Luxury Retreat – Costa Rica

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.

 

Photo: Amanzoe, Kranidi Greece – AMAN Hotels – Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

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.

 

Photo: Belmond Cap Juluca – Belmond Hotels – Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

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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Photo: Mii Amo Spa

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.

 

Photo: Rosewood Phuket, Rosewood Hotels – Most Beautiful Health & Wellness Retreats in the World

Photo: Rosewood Phuket, Rosewood Hotels

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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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!

 

Photo: The Yacht Week

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.

 

Photo: The Yacht Week

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.

 

Photo: The Yacht Week

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.

 

Photo: Split, Croatia

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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Photo: The Yacht Week

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Villa Rentals in Los Angeles for an Escape to Luxury

People visit Los Angeles from all over the world looking to indulge in the creative culture, beautiful weather, and lavish surroundings. Splurging on a luxurious hotel room is one way to dive into the perks of the city, but a villa rental may also take your trip to the next level of extravagance. Your LA vacation will be one to remember when you see what it’s like to live in one of these breathtaking villa rentals in Los Angeles.

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Sunset Hideaway

An acre of land North of Sunset Boulevard will be yours if you rent this modern, Beverly Hills property. The designer kitchen is perfect for cooking up a meal with a view of the swimming pool and jacuzzi out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. The gated entry and lush landscaping create an air of privacy for you and your guests to enjoy your luxury hideaway.

 

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Sunset Hideaway – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Sunset Hideaway – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Crest Estate

You’ll have everything you need when you rent this impressive property with an elegant, modern design. Large enough for eight guests, the picturesque pool deck offers a breathtaking view of Los Angeles making this Hollywood Hills space a great place for al fresco group entertainment. With palm trees dotting the property, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the terrace, you’ll have a classic LA getaway at this luxury escape.

 

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Crest Estate – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Crest Estate – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Villa Alexandria

You’ll live in the lap of luxury in this four-bedroom estate overlooking the Los Angeles skyline in the heart of Bel Air. The expansive backyard comes complete with an infinity pool, spa and multiple shaded seating areas that create the perfect setting for an evening under the stars. The modern furnishings, dramatic ceilings and natural sunlight will keep you satisfied in this stylish and welcoming space.

 

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Villa Alexandria – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Villa Alexandria – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Zen Oasis

Relaxation is inevitable in this artsy, Beverly Hills estate located in the Trousdale community. The décor boasts a mix of modern and traditional with an array of eccentric design elements. Take a dip in the expansive swimming pool or lounge in the spacious, indoor living areas with help from a personal housekeeper to cater to your every need.

 

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Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Mockingbird Estate

Get lost in paradise at this stunning property with unobstructed views that span from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Located at the top of a bluff in the Hollywood Hills, the Italian-inspired home is full of elaborate details such as a sun deck, poolside cabana, and sculptures by well-established artists. You’ll never want to leave this 67,000 square foot lot that acts as the perfect stay for up to 14 of your closest friends.

 

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Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Nusa Dua Resort

Escape to an ocean paradise in this Bali-inspired, beachfront estate. The outdoors are just a button away as the glass walls can be opened to bring nature right into your home. The smart home amenities, top-of-the-line kitchen and access to a private beach cove make this five-bedroom rental one of the best on the water.

 

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Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Laurel Grand

Head to the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles to live in this modern work of art with an unparalleled space for entertainment. The bright furnishings and opulent decor create a lavish atmosphere where you’ll spend your time in the private movie theater, eye-catching kitchen, and private backyard space perfect for a gathering. The breathtaking outdoor living space will keep guests entertained as you dive into the pool on a sunny LA day.

 

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Laurel Grand – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Laurel Grand – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Trousdale

This newly remodeled estate brings elements of warmth and style to the prime, Beverly Hills location. The private, gated entry gives way to a 12,000 square foot property complete with a screening room, state-of-the-art appliances and an elevator to move easily between floors. Head outside to enjoy the customized swimming pool and see stunning views of the hillside as the backdrop to your stay.

 

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Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Hollywood Vista Estate

You’ll live like a star at this exclusive estate in the Hollywood Hills’ OutPost Estates. You’ll get two homes in one at this property which features lavish furnishings, a game room, and two heated pools. The sweeping views of the city create a serene atmosphere as you settle into your own private oasis.

 

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Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

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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.

Luxury Hotels Resorts Bali

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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

Photo: Amandari Bali – Most Luxurious Hotels and Resorts in Bali

Amandari Bali

Photo: Amandari Bali

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

Photo: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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

Photo: COMO Shambhala Estate

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

Photo: The St. Regis Bali Resort

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 Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

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The Top 10 New Food Trends for 2020

With every new year comes a wave of new trends projected to gain popularity in the world of food products, dining and hospitality. These top new food trends for 2020 will likely start to pop up on grocery store shelves and restaurant menus as the months go by. Add some variety to your diet this year by tasting some of the front runners that should be soon coming to a table near you.

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Pinsa

This century-old, Italian style of cooking pizza makes for a fluffier dough by using soy and rice flours, making it a healthier alternative to traditional pizza. The trend is already common in Italy but is now expected to make its way to the US.

 

Photo: Pinsa – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Ghost Kitchens

With delivery apps increasingly making up a larger portion of dining out, sometimes a brick and mortar restaurant isn’t even necessary. Delivery-only ghost kitchens are expected to become more common, even offering a variety of cuisines or brands all made in a single private kitchen.

 

Photo: Ghost Kitchen – USA Today – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Alcoholic Kombucha

Consumers have embraced kombucha in past years, and will moving towards integrating booze to enjoy it as a health-conscious, alcoholic beverage. The product has already become popular along the coasts and will soon find its way across the country as a food trend in 2020.

 

Photo: Alcoholic Komcucha – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Cauliflower

Those following vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or keto diet plans have given cauliflower its time in the spotlight in recent years. This vegetable will continue to be seen as an alternative to starches like potatoes and gluten products like bread.

 

Photo: Cauliflower – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Wood-Fire Cooking

While many are used to seeing pizzas cooked in a wood-fired method, 2020 will bring new creativity with chefs using open hearths to make different kinds of food. Guests love to see their food being prepared in real time, and this cooking style is expected to deliver a show along with your meal in 2020.

 

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Mocktails

Non-alcoholic cocktails will have a moment in 2020, with dry happy hours and zero-proof beverages piquing the interest of consumers. Thoughtfully-made elixirs with fresh juice blends are sure to keep guests interested in these healthier alternative drinks.

 

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Oat Milk & Milk Alternatives

With cow’s milk slowly but surely phasing its way out of fridges across America, non-animal based alternatives are being adopted as necessities for consumers. With soy and almond milk being a favorite, soon oat milk will be added to the group as a go-to alternative.

 

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Seafood Snacks

Stores and restaurants will be taking Japan’s lead in embracing seafood, including vegetables, as a snack food. Roasted seaweed and salmon skins will gain more traction along with innovative items like kelp jerky.

 

Photo: Roasted Seaweed – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Hummus

There’s no secret that hummus is a go-to snack for many people, but this year it’ll be used differently than consumers have seen in the past. Adventurous flavors will come about along with menus integrating hummus into desserts, making for a unique and healthy treat.

 

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Probiotics

Many people have integrated probiotics into their diet for digestive health, but this year the trend will also include dry items that can be stored in your pantry. Things like cereal, granola, nut butters and nutrition bars will be made to be shelf-stable for long term storage.

 

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Vegan Meat Snacks

Veggie versions of popular dishes have made their way onto menus all over the world and will continue to do so throughout 2020. Consumers will also see vegan meat snacks line the shelves of your local grocery store with options like soy jerky and mushroom bacon chips.

 

Photo: Mushroom Bacon – Vegan Meat – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Celtuce

Kale and romaine are on their way out with celtuce, a lettuce cultivar, moving in as an alternative. The health benefits to this versatile, Chinese lettuce makes it worth adding to any meal as a side dish or even as an ingredient in juices and smoothies.

 

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15 of the Best Brunch Spots in Los Angeles

The people of Los Angeles have a reputation for laid back work schedules and a weakness for a midday brunch outing. If you’re in town and looking for a spot to quiet your half-breakfast half-lunch craving, the range of options in LA are sure to satisfy. Some of the best brunch spots in Los Angeles are known to turn your average meal into a necessary social event.

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A.O.C.

One of the best brunches in Beverly Grove, A.O.C. boasts a delicious food menu along with a quality wine list filled with selections to complement your meal. The spacious, airy dining room with vines covering the walls adds a touch of Spanish inspiration to the environment.

 

Photo: A.O.C. Restaurant Los Angeles

Photo: A.O.C.

Rossoblu

This Italian eatery is a great destination for brunch when you’re in Downtown LA. The breakfast plates and mouth-watering burgers supply you with everything you need to recover from the previous night’s adventures.

 

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Photo: Rossoblu

Fia

Fia has quickly become one of Santa Monica’s best options for a weekend brunch, with an alluring outdoor space perfect for taking in the California sunshine. The Italian and globally-influenced menu means there’s something for everyone at this attractive locale.

 

Photo: Fia Restaurant Santa Monica Brunch

Photo: Fia Restaurant Santa Monica

Gjusta

This sprawling Venice bakery and restaurant offers up a mouth-watering brunch menu of savory bites. Their fresh ingredients sourced from Southern Californian farms ensure a fresh-tasting dining experience to put a quality touch on your day out.

 

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Photo: Gjusta Venice

Yours Truly

Venice’s beautiful space Yours Truly lures in brunch-goers with unique dishes like Nashville Hot Shrimp and Avocado Hummus, making it a solid choice for a memorable weekend meal.

 

Photo: Yours Truly Venice Brunch

Photo: Yours Truly Venice

Margot

You’ll get a rooftop view to go with your dining experience at this Culver City spot perfect for brunching. The modern decor with wooden accents lets you nibble and sip in style at their outdoor seating, ideal for taking in the Los Angeles breeze.

 

Photo: Margot Culver City Brunch

Photo: Margot Culver City

Republique

This innovative brunch destination will put you in a food coma with their filling dishes of sandwiches, chicken and waffles, pastries and anything else you can think of that’s required for tasty afternoon eats.

 

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Photo: Republique

Elephante

This Santa Monica hot spot is a go-to due to its indoor-outdoor space with an unparalleled view of the Pacific Ocean. Modern, eccentric decor pairs perfectly with signature cocktails and a menu of thoughtful dishes in this trendy space.

 

Photo: Elephante Brunch

Photo: Elephante

Little Doms

Head to the Eastside to get a taste of everything that’s best about brunch—the in-house deli at Little Dom’s provides all the best meats along with breakfast pizza that will fulfill your Italian brunch dreams.

 

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Photo: Little Dom’s

Kismet

For a Middle Eastern twist on your brunch outing, Kismet in Los Feliz provides a delicious spot for filling up on homemade breads and satisfying egg dishes. Their Turkish-ish breakfast is a signature choice for starting off your day right.

 

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Photo: Kismet

Sqirl

This Silver Lake hot spot is known for putting together a tasty selection of unique dishes. The long line will be worth the wait as their signature seasonal spreads are sure to bring something sweet to your afternoon.

 

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Photo: Sqirl

Neighbor

This hidden Abbott Kinney resraurant boasts a bright outdoor patio for you to take in the breeze as you dine. Their granola is a popular treat to get your day started after recovering from a busy weekend.

 

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Photo: Neighbor Venice

Salts Cure

The mouth-watering eats at Salt’s Cure come from a collection of ingredients locally sourced from California. Their in-house butchering gives dishes fresh cuts that will make your mouth water.

 

Photo: Salt’s Cure

Photo: Salt’s Cure

Heres Looking at You

Head to Koreatown to experience the inventive dishes at Here’s Looking at You, a menu filled with seasonal ingredients and soul food-inspired plates. Cocktails are equally innovative making it a great destination to sip and savor.

 

Photo: Here’s Looking at You Brunch

Photo: Here’s Looking at You

Huckleberry

Waiting in line at Huckleberry is just a part of the experience, but sitting down to dine on their delicious eats makes it all worth it. Their freshly baked pastries are a must-try as the fresh, local ingredients make it easy to indulge.

 

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Photo: Huckleberry Santa Monica

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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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Photo: Celine SoHo

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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Photo: Nolita

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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Photo: St. Marks Place

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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Photo: Lafayette Street / GVSHP

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.

 

Photo: Bleeker Street – Best Areas for Shopping in New York City

Photo: Bleecker Street

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.

 

Photo: Union Square – Best Areas for Shopping in New York City

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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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Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

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.

 

Photo: Park Slope / Loving New York

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.

 

Photo: Canal Street

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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Photo: South Street Seaport Pier 17

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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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