June 2017 - Hotel Decider

Where to Stay in Hong Kong

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Travel Intel

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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June 28, 2017 - Alex Swanson
Top Picks

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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June 22, 2017 - Jes Ware
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America's Best Fireworks Displays

Come on: admit it. What you’re really excited about isn’t the four days off of work, the excuse to day-drink, the quality time with friends and family. You want fireworks. We all want fireworks! The crackle and pop, the streaming colors, the oohs and aahs. What could be more American? Here are a few of our favorite spots across the country to enjoy sparks in the sky.

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June 22, 2017 - Alex Swanson
Travel Intel

Some Crazy Airfare Deals We’re Seeing Right Now

Summer means sales (and not just at Saks). We’re seeing a lot of great deals for discounted airfares that we wanted to share with our members. See details below—if you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch with one of our agents.

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June 21, 2017 - Peter J. Frank
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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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June 21, 2017 - Alex Swanson
Skylark Travels

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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June 15, 2017 - Staff
Why Go

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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June 12, 2017 - Allison DiLiegro
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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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June 8, 2017 - Jes Ware
Why Go

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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June 1, 2017 - Jes Ware