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3 Spa Retreats For Water-Based Bliss

A warm soak. A bracing swim. Since the dawn of time, humans have refueled their life force with nature’s original elixir. From hot springs to mineral pools to ancient Roman baths, the healing powers of water have never been more popular.   1. The Ultimate Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, Italy Take to […]

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Carry-On Perfection

Packing the perfect carry-on can be a challenge (or a nightmare) for even the savviest traveler. What do you include? What do you leave out? How do you maximize space? And it’s different for men and women, of course. Don’t worry, though: Virtuoso Life has you covered. A Woman’s Carry-On Descriptions below are from top middle photo, clockwise […]

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Haute Houston

Long known as a business boomtown, Houston now boasts a thriving arts and culinary scene. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1001 Bissonnet Street) has morphed from a regional draw to a national powerhouse, thanks to a new A-list director and ambitious exhibitions. Walk through leafy Montrose neighborhood and enjoy the mesmerizing Rothko Chapel (3900 Yupon Street), the Cy […]

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New Zealand for Two

A little wine-tasting, maybe a limit-testing hike, and a few late nights are in order on this grown-up 15-day itinerary from an Auckland-based Virtuoso on-site. You are free to tailor it to your wishes with added days and activities. And because some top New Zealand lodges don’t allow young children, if you prefer your cocktail […]

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Experience Portland’s Laid Back Vibe

Portland has an exploding food scene, and love affair with charming bungalow-style homes, many that date back to the early part of the twentieth century. And as America’s best city for cycling, Portland is best seen from the backseat of a pedicab or any bicycle! Eat Simple preparations and excellent ingredients are hallmarks of local […]

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Santa Monica’s Beach Town Escape

A breeze away from the L.A. bustle, surfers and screenwriters meet here on sophisticated shopping strips such as Montana Avenue and Main Street. Less bohemian now than during its years as “the People’s Republic of Santa Monica,” the incorporated town is home to Silicon Beach (L.A.’s tech corridor) and some of the city’s priciest real […]

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