Off the Beaten Path in the Dominican Republic at Sublime Samana

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If your family beach vacation dream includes total relaxation on a gorgeous, undeveloped tropical beach, bookmark this page, as Sublime Samana is for you. Aptly named, this remote Small Luxury Hotel on the Atlantic coast of the Dominican Republic is a true gem in every sense of the word. The resort offers intimate, simple luxury without pretentious frills;…

An Exquisite Italian Mountain Family Holiday in Summer or Winter

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Tucked into the Sarentino Valley in Northern Italy, at 5,321 feet in altitude, is a peaceful mountain retreat, Auener Hof Dining House. They describe themselves as “discreet luxury with a nature-inspired design.” This is exactly how I found Auener Hof to be; guests receive the comfort and warmth of a mountain retreat, while experiencing the simple, personalized pampering that a small…

A Weekend of History and Southern Fun in Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston teems with options for a quick family getaway, and it has something for everyone: movie-caliber scenery, quaint shops, tempting Southern delicacies, and enticing adventures for any budding history buff. We pared our excursions down to a few each day to keep the trip enjoyable and relaxed. Highlights for families include: Things To Do in Charleston…