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Swanky Retreats Winter 2020/2021

Luxury travel magazine that takes readers around the world.

United States
Caribbean Living Magazine, Inc
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
letter from the editor in chief

Hi, Me again. I hope you enjoy this double travel issue. A little Caribbean to spice up your travel planning for 2021. If you didn’t know about our sister magazine, now’s a good time to get acquainted and make some plans a little closer to home once we are all free to roam again. The pent up desire to travel is really real. I hear it from some of you on our social media networks and I feel it myself. I actually took to the open road on a bike a little while ago. I see a new way of traveling on the horizon. I love a swanky resort. What I am about to tell you might sound like I have traded in my luxury lifestyle card for a more basic…

2 min
the swank team

ALEXANDRA MAE EDITOR-AT-LARGE When you look up "wanderlust" in the dictionary odds are that a picture of me is in the definition. AMY SEDEÑO EDITOR-AT-LARGE As a self-proclaimed @hotelista I do quite a bit of traveling, and from holding a tarantula in an ancient site in Guatemala to drinking high tea in Dubai, and petting grey whales in Baja, you bet I’ve got stories to tell. ANDREW INNERARITY DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY I prefer to let the images do the talking. ANN MARIE SCHEIDLER EDITOR-AT-LARGE "Thailand was the trip of a lifetime for this Chicago girl...a sensory overload in the best of ways. The people, the food, the landscape: all unforgettable." AVA ROSALES FEATURES EDITOR Wherever the destination may be, it’s the villa life for me. BRIANA LOZANO EDITOR-AT-LARGE My favorite place to travel to is one I have never been to before! New cities, new sights, new…

8 min
swellegant stays

Aman-i-Khas Rajasthan, India Rajasthan is already the archetype of the fairytale East, and when you stay at Aman-i-Khas you might as well be stepping into the pages of 1,001 Nights or The Jungle Book. The tented Mughal pavilions are inspired by the travelling tents of emperors and maharajas; dinner is served by uniformed waiters in the lamp light; and in the surrounding forest and brush, leopards and tigers roam wild. Aman-i-Khas is an extraordinary tented resort in India’s Aravalli Hills, midway between Jaipur and Delhi. It is on the very edge of the Ranthambore National Park, often regarded as the best place in the country to see tigers in their natural habitat. Daily jeep drives take guests out into the wilderness so you have a good chance of not only spotting the well-camouflaged…

3 min
a letter from europe: bath, england

Friends, Romans, countrymen! Welcome to Bath. The Romans knew a thing or two about how to build a city, and 2,000 years ago they founded Aquae Sulis -- “The Waters of Sul” -- on the banks of the River Avon in Somerset. Even then, they knew that there was something special about the geothermal springs which burst forth from these hills, and the bath houses they built here were as ornate and celebrated as the temples. Bath has always been a fashionable retreat. Jane Austen and the society figures who inspired her novels would retreat here from London, living in houses in the Royal Crescent and the Circus, attending balls and concerts in the Assembly Rooms, and taking afternoon tea in the Grand Pump Rooms. Like the Romans, the Georgians recognised the…

3 min
the swank list

Keep your spirits high this year We adore the well-rounded foundation of a great bourbon. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon is named American Whisky Distiller of the Year for three years in a row by Whisky Magazine. Founded in 1884, today Master Distiller, Brent Elliott carries on the legacy of the brand. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon is proof you can mingle bourbons from four original bourbon recipes and the result is a perfectly balanced, smooth sip. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon is a bourbon drinker’s bourbon. This baby is worth the wait. Aged six to seven years minimum, the end product is simply a fantastic pour. Enjoy it straight up, on the rocks or simply with a splash of your favorite mixer. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon 45% ABV,…

4 min
the cape los cabos

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, reopening today, welcomes guests back with enhanced safety procedures and creative offerings designed to meet the needs of today’s traveler. From the option to bring signature experiences in room (cooking classes, wellness, spa, and more) to bespoke private Villa stays ideal for travelling families, friends, and remote workers, amenities are curated to ensure guests are at ease and can continue to enjoy this unique Baja destination. The Cape—in collaboration with Los Cabos’ private healthcare provider BlueNet Hospitals and parent brand Hyatt—has significantly expanded its safety and sanitation protocols, integrating the latest technology and expert counsel to best protect guests and staff. Measures exceed federal and global health guidelines and include, but are not limited to: thoroughly disinfecting airport transfer vehicles between use (including luggage), providing complimentary…