Win a Romantic Retreat to Los Cabos AND Swim with Dolphins? Cha-ching!

What's better than luxury travel? Luxury travel for free! Cabo Adventures and Pueblo Bonito hotels have teamed up to offer a pretty sweet prize. One lucky couple can win a relaxing 4-day/5-night vacation to the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Cabo hotel and two passes to the Cabo Adventure complex where you can swim with ze dolphins. The contest ends on April, 7th 2009 so if you want a shot at paradise, hurrrrrry. Go here to enter!

St. Patrick's Day for the Elite - Luxury Hotels in Ireland

The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow

I've never really thought of St. Patrick's day as a luxury travel event, but it very well could be! Who says you can't drink green beer and be fabulous at the same time? Well if you're going to go all out, you have to go to Ireland! I did a little research and found some of the most luxurious places to stay at the end of the old rainbow. Check it out.

Aghadoe Heights This luxury resort overlooks the world famous lakes and mountains of Killarney. This unique 5 star luxury hotel offers stunning features including an Aveda Spa, Fitness suite, swimming pool, extensive terrace and lounges along with stunning bedrooms & suites, all with spectacular views of the Kerry landscape, lakes and mountain range.

Here's the full description of The Penthouse Suite from the Aghadoe Heights website:
Situated on the roof top of The Spa at The Heights, The Penthouse, all 3,000 sq. ft, offers 360 degree vistas of the Lakes, mountains, Killarney and indeed Kerry. The Penthouse is accessible by private lift comprises a spacious lobby, extensive reception lounge and dining area facilitating 22 guests, private study, 2 luxurious bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, private Roof Top Terrace with Outdoor Hot Tub, plasma screen and piped music. Your home away from home or a dream come true- the Penthouse at Aghadoe is simply unique and among the finest in Europe.
The Clarence Dublin's premier boutique hotel located in the heart of the city on the famous River Liffey. Owned by Bono & The Edge of Irish rock group U2, The Clarence is very much a reflection of 21st century Ireland. A personal vision of the hotel's owners, representing a place that they would choose to stay in when visiting Dublin.

The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow Set amidst one of the most scenic and historic estates in Ireland, The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow is a 200- room resort showcasing Palladian style architecture and offering guests a host of amenities. Two championship-calibre golf courses on the grounds, a 30,000 square foot luxury spa by ESPA and a Gordon Ramsay signature restaurant are among the distinctive attractions of this first Ritz-Carlton in Ireland.

Ashford Castle You can't make a list of luxury places to stay in Ireland with mentioning at least one castle. You can pretend to be a real prince or princess at the Ashford Castl, voted "Best Resort" in Ireland by Conde Nast in 2008, and 2nd Best Resort in Europe. Ashford Castle in Mayo, Ireland has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest accommodation. Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities including Broadband connectivity and Interactive TV.

Dromoland Castle Okay two castles! Standing majestically over 410 acres of its own private demesne, Dromoland Castle quietly affirms itself as one of the most impressive and distinguished castle hotels in Ireland - and one of Europe's most desired 5 Star destinations.

If you're interested in visiting Ireland and staying at the Dromoland Castle, they are currently doing a special Easter Offer - Three nights Deluxe Accommodation, Full Irish Breakfast and Table d'Hote Dinner on two evenings. Yum!

Feeling Fabulous in The Golden Zone - Mazatlan Hotels and Nightlife

Mazatlan is a tried and true vacation destination for those looking to party it up. While the climate is hot and the beaches are beautiful, Mazatlan also posesses a certain old world charm, making it a wonderful destination for cultural exploration and laid back style.

 If you're looking for a wild night out, Mazatlan has plenty of spots to drink, dance and be merry. Senor Frog's Mazatlan (the very first Senor Frogs!) is the perfect place to start. The place has almost become a cult following among those looking to have a good time. The party atmosphere is "legendary and every night is something new." Senor Frog's has good food, a good view, good drinks. That's pretty much all you need!

For a more trendy club experience, try Sumbawa, a popular beach themed nightclub where all the young people are bound to be. Who wants to dance the night away on the sand with me? Another classic dance club experience can be found at Bora Bora, where if the floor is too packed (as it usually is) people dance on the bars!

And don't forget about Fiesta Land. It is what it sounds like.  Located at the end of the Golden Zone, this collection of restaurants and clubs offers different styles and music for all tastes. Whether you want to dance to the latest club mixes or sit down for some romantic piano music, Fiesta Land has you covered. 

All that dancing and drinking will no doubt leave you in need of some rest and relaxation. Enjoy a luxury spa experience at the Mazatlan hotel, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay. The resort boasts a state-of-the-art spa with such signature treatments as the Therapeutic Desert Stone Massage. It's the perfect way to make your fun-filled Mazatlan vacation truly FabTravel. 

Can't Buy Me Love! But You Can Buy Me the Tackiest Wedding Ever

Since it's getting to be wedding season (destination weddings in Cabo anyone?) I just had to share this little gem I found on a blog called Tacky Weddings - teehee! This has less to do with luxury travel and more to do with spending money on awful things. This lovely bride has designed the wedding of her dreams/our nightmare, complete with crop top and skirt wedding dress, Ursula crown and an inappropriately dressed mother. P.S. The bride and groom are 16 and 17. Whatever floats your boat, right?

See the rest of the beautiful weddings photos here!

Top Spring Break Hot Spots for 2009

Spring Break! Woo!

For Spring Break 2009, I expect college students to be taking a nice, relaxing, sun-soaked vacation in their backyards. But if you're still hell bent on having the time of your life, here are the top destinations for Spring Break 2009 (Spoiler Alert: they're the same as every year).

1. Cancun, Mexico
2. Panama City Beach, FL (location of this year's MTV Spring Break 09 thing)
3. South Padre Island, TX
4. Acapulco, Mexico
5. Mazatlan, Mexico
6. Nassau, Bahamas
7. Negril, Jamaica
8. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
9. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
10. Baja (Rosarito Beach, Cabo), Mexico

WOW, Mexico stormed the list! What a suprise! Hey, the party's at where the party's at, right? That was awkward to type. Remember that if you're going to Mexico, you need your passport!