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Casona Don Carlos at Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa has 20,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor living area with soaring 80-foot-high palapa ceilings.

The Buzz

Sleeping in a castle should be on your buck list (if it’s not already). We recently took some time to sleep at two castles in Italy and they left us feeling well rested and like royalty. (Don't forget to pack your crown.) Check out these unique stays in Tuscany here.

It’s time to start planning the ultimate, off-the beaten-track trip to Central America. Dust off those hiking boots and pack your adventurous spirit and head to these less-known destinations in Nicaragua, Panama, Belize and Costa Rica. We’ve got first-hand tips on how to plan the most memorable vacation. Check out the full story here.

Want to travel somewhere closer to home? September is the prime time to visit New Orleans. There are several festivals to choose from in the Big Easy that will indulge you, including a beer festival that is also dog friendly! Need we say more? Discover all the details here.

The Cover Take

The Tollmans make Red Carnation Hotels a home for guests and employees alike. That’s right, we sat down with Beatrice and Brett Tollman at their family farm in Connecticut to discuss the success of the family’s travel brands. Get the full story here.