Four New Hotels You Should Know About

You’re probably (hopefully) reading this with your toes in the sand, or sipping a chilled glass of rosé on a sidewalk café somewhere. But don’t let your idyllic summer surroundings distract you from thinking about where you’re heading next. These four brand-new hotels—all recently added to the Skylark collection—will have you considering packing your bags for a long weekend in Napa, a city break in Nashville or Denver, or a damn-it-let’s-be-spontaneous jaunt to London.


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Just Back From Tuscany

Skylark correspondent and luxury travel consultant Joey Levy recently returned from a weekend in Italy, where he stayed at one of Skylark’s favorite Tuscan treasures, Villa la Massa. Here’s his report, wine-stained and still warm from the sun.

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Cartagena In A Nutshell

Are all of your friends coming home from vacation humming Shakira and swiveling their hips a little more than usual? They’re probably just back from Cartagena. The Colombian coastal city makes for an easy and enchanting weekend getaway—especially when you hop a non-stop from New York, Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. Here are five reasons you should go.

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Summer in the City

At long last, going outside is once again a pleasant affair. Sunshine floods the city grid past 4PM, sundresses and sandals have emerged from their winter homes (aka the back of tiny apartment closets) and there's finally more than potatoes and the wheatgrass guy at the farmers' market. Summer in the city gets a pretty bad rap (think Do the Right Thing or 12 Angry Men) but there are way more things to do in NYC than look for the coldest AC.

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Why Canada Is So Hot Right Now

On July 1st, our friendly neighbors to the north will celebrate their country’s 150th birthday—fun fact: it’s called a sesquicentennial—and a milestone this big deserves something special. So one-upping every 20-something year old, they’re going beyond a birthday weekend or even a birthday month and opting for a birthday year. That’s one good reason to plan a trip there this summer. 

Here are a couple of our favorite places to hoist a Molson.

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Where To Stay in Rome

Cosmopolitan yet relaxed, Rome has world-renowned cultural attractions, to-die-for cuisine and a wealth of top-end hotels, each with its own personality. How do you choose the right one for you? We break down five of the best.

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3 Places to take the kids this summer (besides the crowded pool)

When that final school bell signals the end of the year, there's no need to shudder at the thought of dragging your family on a National Lampoon-style road trip. There are better options—like these.

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Just Back From Puerto Vallarta

Emily Westaby, one of Skylark's lovely travel gurus, just got back from Puerto Vallarta, one of the finest stretches of beach on Mexico's Pacific coast. Here is her report.

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How to do the perfect Southern California road trip

Top down, music up—the California road trip is as quintessentially American as apple pie or baseball. Unfortunately Mother Nature is preventing us from driving the whole Pacific Coast Highway at the moment—need to say why. But a jaunt along the southern coast still lets you live the California dream. 

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The Eternal City

Rome is one of our favorite cities, but the high “touristy” quotient can make it tricky to navigate. Luckily, Skylark’s lead travel advisor Marley Gibbons shared her intelligence from a recent scouting trip. 

THE BRIEFING

Rome’s ancient roots make it fascinating and beautiful, wherever you look. But it’s also surprisingly accessible—I felt like I knew my way around after just three days. And Romans are very friendly, clearly loving their city as much as I did. 

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