Why Go: Greece in the Fall

There’s a sweet spot between summer’s dusty crowds and the boarded up off-season. It’s called autumn—and for the savvy traveler, it means a visit to Greece is smiled upon by the Gods: lower rates, lower temperatures and less crowded sites. 

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How to Do Croatia

Deserted white beaches, charming Mediterranean architecture, cuisine and wine to rival Italy’s—but with fewer crowds and lower prices. Croatia’s appeals are many, and recently we’re seeing a lot of interest from our clients. (It might also have to do with some little show called Game of Thrones that’s filmed there). 

But with its attractions spread along a rugged coastline and countless islands, it can be a tricky vacation to plan. We usually recommend exploring the country in a luxury chartered gulet—a traditional wooden sailing yacht—but those need to be reserved well in advance and can be pricey. Here’s an alternative that takes in the highlights and also gets you off the beaten path. 


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Big Sur, Big Surprise

Dramatic coastal helicopter rides and one of California’s most treasured landscapes almost all to yourself? It may seem like a dream, but Skylark clients have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Big Sur this summer.

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Deserted Beach? Coming Right Up!

The problem with European beaches? All the Europeans. Just kidding! As a matter of fact, we love a scene-y beach, and no one does beach scenes like the Europeans (think St. Tropez or Mykonos or Ibiza). But sometimes there’s nothing better than a sunny day and a deserted beach. After all, who wants their nap interrupted by an errant soccer ball or their sunshine blocked by a parade of partiers stomping their way to the water? Here are three off-the radar-beaches in Europe for the people-averse.

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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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