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In the premiere episode of EX-PATS, a monthly video series, Savannah Jane Buffet heads to the island paradise of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to meet the Caribbean’s top micro-brewers—Kevin and Chirag (“Cheech”). After long hours as a phy...
In the second episode of EX-PATS, host Savannah Jane Buffett introduces viewers to Nate Olive, a former theater manager from Atlanta, whose life changed after joining a friend, who had just narrowly escaped death, to hike the Appalachian Trail. ...
Jamison Witbeck is doing what he loves. In the third episode of EX-PATS, host Savannah Jane Buffet returns to the beautiful island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a sneak peek into the life of a wooden boat builder from Vermont who ch...
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JAMAICA Hotelier Chris Blackwell continues to place a stamp on his homeland. He has just turned Goldeneye-- the north- shore estate where James Bond creator Ian Fleming lived and wrote-- into an Island Outpost hotel. Guests stay in rustic but styl...
q. I've heard that there's no place more exquisite than the Canary Islands. Where should we plan to go?Do the islands' birds live up to the name?--B.R., Jackson, Miss.a. The Canaries -- a group of Spanish islands off Africa's northwest coast -- ...
If villa-hiring isn't your family's style, consider a full-service resort. However, a kids' menu alone doesn't guarantee the perfect stay. You want to be in a place where there are other young playmates, in addition to planned entertainment. Word ...
ST. THOMAS Hotel 1829Though it's only steps from Charlotte Amalie's cruise-port chaos, this gem of a hotel is miles away in spirit. Built for the bride of a 19th-century French sea captain, Hotel 1829 is a confection of Moroccan tile, terraces swi...
Forget the frumpy, olive-drab tents of your childhood. A new breed of oversized tents is being pitched at ecotourism sites and luxury resorts around the world. Whether done in Rajasthani opulence or hippie chic, they are the little black dresses ...
The Moorings Village Islamorada, Fla.; 305/664-4708; www.themooringsvillage.com; doubles from $185, two-night minimum. Halfway between Miami and Key West, Old Florida is alive and well on this former coconut plantation, where 18 cottages with tin ...
Looking for a private escape in the Caribbean?The newly formed Virgin Islands Villa Owners Association (www.caribbeanvivoa.com) streamlines the tricky process of renting, bringing together owners and first-time lessees.
Great Places to Go for Family Reunions
Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly scheduled celebration of shared ancestry, organizing family reunions isn't as daunting as it so...
See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in ...
Shopping U.S. + Canada 1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership with stores like Gump's and Boucheron means discounts of up to 20 percent, and some of these ...
A BAREBOAT CHARTER IS ESSENTIALLY A YACHT RENTAL. Typically, you leave from a base, take the boat wherever you want, and return it to the base or to another port on an agreed-upon date, usually a week or 10 days later. Companies ask prospective c...