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Best Boutique All-Inclusives in the Dominican Republic

If you’ve never personally experienced an all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic, your impression of one might hinge on long buffet lines and lip-synched Michael Jackson shows. It’s true that big, booze-happy all-inclusive resorts are quite popular, especially in Punta Cana (the country’s tourism hub), but they’re far from the island’s only hotel option, or…

Best Cottages in the Florida Keys

Like ground frost and incessant smartphone meeting alerts, mega-resorts are rare in the Florida Keys. Small and mid-size hotels are the rule here, not the exception. After all, the Florida Keys are as beloved for their easygoing island vibes and quaint accommodations as they are for their year-round temperate weather and amazing dolphin sightings. To…

Is This the Most Romantic Destination in Mexico?

Terrace at Mansion San Miguel/Oyster Way up in the central highlands of Mexico sits a little jewel of a town. San Miguel de Allende — a colonial-era city defined by bright colors, Baroque architecture, and bohemian spirit — has been inspiring love letters from visitors and expats since the turn of the last century. And…

10 Naughty Hotels That Aren’t Afraid of a Little Nudity, and More…

Whether its to kickstart a relationship, revive a relationship, or simply maintain a relationship, couples (of all ages.. and degrees of commitment) will often plan a romantic getaway — or two or three — at some point throughout their courtship. While relaxing on a beach somewhere may be all some couples need to reconnect, others…

Gorgeous Private Island Retreats

With additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso. Owning a private island is overrated and a lot of work — or so we’ve heard from our many island-owning friends. You have to deal with the astronomical taxes, the development, and the upkeep. It’s a full-time job, really (one that island owners simply pay other people to…

Get Your Hands Dirty: 12 Hotels on Working Farms

Additional reporting by Lara Grant Hay! How about a visit to the ‘ole barnyard for your next getaway? Hotels on working farms allow you to leave the fast-paced city life behind — at least for the weekend — and hit the country to hone your farming chops. But don’t worry; the farmtastic resorts that make…

The Most Charming Boutique Hotels in Europe

A word of advice: Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to searching for the perfect hotel stay. In fact, for those seeking a more intimate, charming ambience with a personal touch, a boutique hotel is the way to go. Whether you’re heading off on a long vacation or sneaking in a short weekend getaway,…

5 Adorable Boutique Hotels in Austria

When considering accommodations in Austria, the definition of what’s “adorable” will certainly differ among travelers. As such, we’ve rounded up a range of boutique hotels countrywide, from ultra-chic stays in Vienna to cozy inns in the Alps. We also picked properties a variety of price points to suit different budgets. Read on for our top…

8 Fabulous Midcentury Modern Hotels in the U.S.

Break out the cocktail shakers and Rat Pack records because we are listing out our eight favorite midcentury hotels! If you have a soft spot for sputnik light fixtures, vibrant pop art, and streamlined Eames furniture, these funky hotels across the U.S. will be your happy place. Piled high with architectural flourishes and shagadelic vibes,…

5 Cool Boatels to Live Out Every Seafaring Fantasy

Funny how “sailing off into the sunset” is shorthand for a happy ending. For many of us, being on the water in a seafaring vessel counts among our favorite vacation memories. Thankfully, you can get your boating fix without abandoning your sightseeing plans. These five funky “boatels” (boats-turned-hotels) give travelers a quirky home base near…