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TRAVEL TIPS MAY/JUNE 2014 75 The Pearl Hotel Rosemary Beach A beachside retreat in the idyllic town of Rosemary Beach, this serene retreat transports couples to an environment conducive to forgetting the rest of the world and enjoying the perfect escape. Guests at the 55-room luxury property enjoy beautifully appointed accommodations, destination-worthy cuisine, a welcoming spa and white sandy beaches. www.thepearlrb.com The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island ���������������� ���������������� ���� �������������������������� ������ hole golf course and the Atlantic Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island provides ���� �������������������� ���������������� ������������������ ���������� ������ �������� beachfront resort’s 446 spacious guest rooms provides breathtaking views of the ocean and features trademark luxuries such as plush bathrobes, marble baths ���������������������������������������������������� www.ritzcarlton.com Harbour Island Bahamas Known as Briland to its residents, Harbour Island is full of colorfully paint- �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� palm trees, turquoise clear water and pink sand beaches. Perfect for a beach vacation, the island was ranked as one of 2013’s ‘Best Beaches on Earth’ by Travel + Leisure magazine and labeled one of the ‘World’s Most Luxurious Beaches’ by Forbes magazine in 2005. Booking a vacation home really helps guests experience the laid-back lifestyle of island living, and Island Real Estate has just the place for you. With over 40 years experience on the island and more than 115 stunning homes to choose from, you can’t go wrong planning the perfect island getaway with their fantastic team. For more information on the homes for rent and for sale on Harbour Island, visit www.bahamasrealestate.com or call 242.333.2278. wHErE TO rELAx in fLOriDA & nEArby 1. Embrace mobile apps. Travelers who are unable to book in advance should have tools on their mobile device to help them book last-minute hotel rooms and airline tickets. Rates are often lower on apps when booking last minute. �� ������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������ season” can vary from locale ������������������������������������������������������������ falls, it is a time when travel is slower for the certain area, which means potential discounts for travelers who enjoy more peaceful exploration. Typical shoulder season times include: May and October for South Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean, �������������������������������������������������� Boston, and DC, and August for France (the locals go on vacation). 3. Read reviews. An independent hotel might not seem like a gem unless you have a chance to read some of its reviews from recent travelers. Smaller hotels work hard to establish higher review rankings, and this can ������������������������������������������������ personalized service. — BOB DIENER Bob Diener, who co-founded www.hotels.com in the 90’s, serves as co-founder and president of www.getaroom. com which specializes in offering travelers the best rooms at ���������������������������������� Beachfront Dunmore Residence Harbour Island, Bahamas 4 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island


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