A Complete Guide to Tayrona National Park, Colombia
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Tayrona National Park, located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, is any adventurer’s dream escape as an ocean-rainforest combination. But its remote location and lack of a nearby airport can leave travelers scratching their heads on how to get there without breaking the bank. The good news is that... Read More

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The Morgans Hotel Group, which offers a spate of stylish, upscale properties around the world, is in the midst of some major expansion. The Mondrian London at Sea Containers is set to open September 30, followed by the Mondrian Doha, and the Mondrian Istanbul. The hotel group is also... Read More

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There are many reasons to visit Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean gem, from its stunning old town, to its proximity to tropical islands and white-sand beaches, to its incredible Creole cuisine. For lovers of stylish boutique hotels, this fairy-tale city impresses with a wealth of affordable options, all of which offer... Read More

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If you, perhaps wisely, chose to refrain from the pandemonium of holiday travel, a new 48-hour JetBlue promotion could have you back in the sky sooner than you thought. The appropriately titled, if slightly laborious, FLY LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA sale went up this morning, covering... Read More

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Up-and-Coming Cruise Ports

Every cruise vacationer has a favorite port of call. For some it’s posh St. Bart’s in the Eastern Caribbean or St. Tropez in the Western Mediterranean. Others value the culture of Barcelona or the Nordic history of Copenhagen. These destinations are common port calls for most major cruise ships... Read More

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Music and Cocktails in Cartagena

Every destination has a taste or sound that burrows deep into our memory, instantly transporting us back. For me, In Cartagena, Colombia, the taste is mojitos and the sound is live music by a son cubano band. Moments after the music strikes up, locals are on the dance floor, entangled... Read More

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Hangover Cures Around the World

No matter where we call home, we share one thing in common: gathering around the table to break bread and crack open a bottle or two. Sometimes when the conversation and local liquor get flowing, the result is a big old headache the following morning. Approaches to alleviating the hangover... Read More

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New Flights to the Caribbean

Timing, as they say, is everything. It’s true of romance, successfully poaching eggs and, of course, booking travel. That’s why it’s important to know that it’s currently shoulder season in the Caribbean. The interim period between peak winter and low summer travel months, shoulder season is the perfect time... Read More

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While exploring charming Cartagena, Colombia, a colonial gem of a city fronting the Caribbean, I bumped into a group of New Yorkers who had just flown in on a nonstop 4.5-hour JetBlue flight from NYC. Exciting news! The airline recently launched the only nonstop service between New York’s JFK and... Read More

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Cartagena City Guide

Upon arrival in Cartagena, you’re immediately struck by the Caribbean feel of the city. The pastel colored low-rise buildings, high humidity, and infectious salsa music reminds you that this coastal enclave is very much part of the Caribbean. The old town of Cartagena, a walled city, is charming and... Read More


Plan ahead and escape the cold this December by hopping aboard the Norwegian Star as it sails for 13 nights, westbound through the Panama Canal. Rates start at just $699, with travelers also receiving a 4-category room upgrade and 10 percent discounts on select shore excursions! On December 5... Read More


SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury Noted Latin-American fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi opened her Tcherassi Hotel + Spa last September, and already the opulent mansion turned high-end hotel in Cartagena’s old city has earned rave reviews. Each unique room – named for fabrics used in Silvia’s collections – boasts lofty ceilings, Tcherassi-branded... Read More

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There’s no excuse for missing out on a South American adventure thanks to Spirit Airlines’ new sale to Colombia. Those seeking to soak up some sun and culture can now fly to Colombia from 10 different U.S. cities for as little as $49 one-way! Travelers can choose to fly... Read More

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Byblos Art HotelThe heir to the Byblos fashion throne transformed a 15th-century villa in Verona into this jewel-box designer hotel

For true style mavens, there’s no need to stop at simply wearing decadent designer duds when you can live, breathe, eat, and sleep them, too, quite literally, at one of these deluxe designer hotels. Bearing the high-fashion fingerprints of their high-profile designers (from Lagerfeld to Lauren to Lacroix), fashion-branded... Read More


Opening this fall, the Tcherassi Hotel + Spa is a 250-year-old mansion turned boutique hotel that reflects the contemporary glamour of its maker, Latin women’s wear designer Silvia Tcherassi. Located in the heart of Cartagena’s Old City, the haute hotel will feature large guestrooms and suites with high ceilings... Read More