Kidding Around Kauai: Why the Garden Isle is a Dream for Families

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Kauai is that rare destination that doesn’t just live up to the hype — it transcends it. There’s simply no way to capture its ancient, powerful landscape in words, or convey the otherworldly mystique that pervades this pastoral island (the oldest in the Hawaiian archipelago). Hawaiians talk of mana, which loosely translates to spiritual energy. On Kauai, the magic of mana takes hold straightaway, tightening its grip…

Want a Refreshingly Different Beach Holiday? Head to LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius

All the pools at the Lux* Grand Gaube are within steps of the beach

If you thought there was nothing new under the sun when it comes to hotels, think again. LUX* Resorts and Hotels, a boutique chain with properties in Mauritius, Reunion, The Maldives, China and the United Arab Emirates, really does do things fantastically, refreshingly differently. LUX* Grand Gaube Resort in Mauritius Kid-Friendly Review LUX* Grand Gaube is on the…

Eccentric English Style at The George in Rye in East Sussex

One of the bedrooms at the George in Rye

The George in Rye is a quintessentially British coaching inn that has recently been beautifully redesigned in East Sussex, England. I didn’t see it before the refurbishment, but I imagine it once being all black and white and gloomy like something out of a Charles Dicken’s novel. Now, its backdrop is light and airy Farrow & Ball-type shades interspersed with bright pops…