Bucket List: Nicaragua

Nicaragua is swiftly building a rep as “the new Costa Rica.” An influx of luxury resorts and boutique hotels—plus new direct flights from major U.S. cities—is making it tough to keep this tropical-adventure spot on the back burner. Translation: we’re dying to go. And this is how we’d do it.

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Art, Wine, And Sweet Digs In Provence

The glorious 500-acre Château La Coste in the Luberon region of Provence welcomes families to wander among lush vineyards and dozens of contemporary works by the most famous artists and architects. And it’s only getting more fabulous in 2017, when a Michelin-starred chef takes residence and five-star villas open their doors.

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Bliss Out In Carmel Valley

With its rambling hills and sprawling lavender fields, Carmel Valley Ranch claims 500 acres of California’s stunning Central Coast. Whether riding horseback through the property’s glorious trails or Zenning out at the spa, days on the Ranch are wonderfully tranquil. Here’s how to keep the littles entertained while you unplug.

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Glamming It Up In Los Angeles

Spare yourselves the teenybopping scene at the city’s “hip hotels” and revel instead in the rich history and glorious Hollywood overtones of the Sunset Tower Hotel. Dramatically perched on the Sunset Strip, the Art Deco gem counts Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote, Clark Gable, and Frank Sinatra among its former residents—and currently caters to the biggest names in town.

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Nature And Wine (With Kids) In Calistoga

  Nature And Wine (With Kids) In Calistoga

Known for its hot springs, natural beauty, and bohemian flair, the tiny, laid-back town of Calistoga sits on the northern tip of the Napa Valley and is less touristy than most of the other wine-tasting spots in the area. Here’s how to keep the children engaged in between leisurely wine tastings and even a sumptuous (family) meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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