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Rustic Luxury in the Canadian Rockies

To be honest I reserved our stay at the Juniper Hotel looking for the closest lodging to our downhill ski destination in Banff National Park. Located down the road from Mount Norquay, the prospect of crawling into the Juniper Hotel’s outdoor hot tub following a day on the ski slopes, after using leg muscles long […]

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A Luxury Meal in Barcelona – Tickets

The minute you step into the circus that is Tickets, you know you’re in for a ride.  El Bulli is no more so those craving the delights of the Adria brothers must venture into Barcelona to find sustenance.  I had read about Tickets four years before as it was about to open and had wanted […]

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A Luxury Trip to Sintra, Portugal

While most people base themselves in Lisbon when visiting Portugal, nearby Sintra, once the summer home of kings and aristocrats, is a more relaxed  alternative to the busy city. Sintra is close enough to Lisbon– a quick thirty minutes via taxi– that it’s easy to pop into Lisbon for dinner, but come back home to […]

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