Photos courtesy of Jekyll Island Authority, Golden Isles, Kathy M. Newbern, The Cloister and The Lodge, Sea Island

(This story  appears in the Nov./Dec. issue of AAA Southern Traveler Magazine. All rights reserved.)

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Architecturally stunning Casa Monica Resort & Spa is the historic, iconic choice for luxury accommodations from which to explore America’s first city, St. Augustine, FL. Upon check-in, we were promised this Kessler Collection property is at the city’s epicenter and ver...

We bestow our own “most lavish spa day at sea award” to Seabourn Quest thanks to the incredible four hours of pampering and relaxation we experienced in the ship’s expansive upper deck Spa Villa during one of our three sea days on our Athens-to-Malaga sailing.


We’ve loved The Umstead Hotel and Spa ever since its 2007 opening. This five-star property is a truly luxurious getaway in the Research Triangle Park area of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC.

Our first visit, we were wowed by the elegant décor, the incredible museum-quali...

Locals call the French West Indies island of Saint Barthélemy ‘St. Barth,’ also spelled St. Bart. No matter how you spell it, it equals splendid beaches, fantastic cuisine and plenty of pampered luxury.

After David Rockefeller bought a property here in 1957, the little...

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