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Our luxury travel service puts the ultimate touch on Journeys reflecting a unique experience of a lifetime; we design Legacy Travel for our clients. Our focus on bespoke Journeys entails more than a creative idea and a few reservations. We hand select our land teams, guides, behind the scenes experts - all who reflect our passion for excellence and personalized service. I’m passionate about travel and unique experiences; interested in meeting local people,studying architecture, discovering and learning as much as possible about every city I visit. I adore Paris, yearn to see more of Africa, a recent visit to Istanbul reminds me that there is much more to see in Turkey. A passage to India allowed me to explore the rich and diverse culture, and I barely scratched the surface of this amazing country. Love to sail, discover music and indigenous food of each region, seek out the best markets and design, and of course dine at the local restaurants. I particularly love roaming Africa, recently explored Argentina and India, which deserve another visit. A devoted Francophile, love all things Parisian, world music, excellent wines & champagne.

Chable Resort – Day One

First day peek Chable Resort in Merida. Initially, the weather chart noting temps of 90’s and 70% humidity cast a dark cloud; however, with a plunge pool, siestas and cooling breezes, I am quite comfortable at Chable Resort!
 
Soothing repetitive cooing from the pigeons and doves (Mucuy in Maya), and the  jungle filled tropical bird song of cardinals and chattering black birds, provide for a very wild, yet civilized stay, all is muy Bueno at Chable!
 
Chable Resort was built upon the skeleton of an ancient Hacienda; the main building, small chapel, engine house and various other out buildings were once a successful Hacienda owned by a hemp Patron. Imagine these beautiful buildings spread across acres of vast expanses of lawn, magnificent massive trees, flowering fragrant shrubs – all brimming with wild birds. The old cultivated fields of hemp producing agriculture are now a tangle of wild jungle dotted with white block and glass villas, each a secluded oasis – this is not your typical Mexico!
 
Photos of the ancient buildings – modern glass and stone villas coming…and on the spa, divine cuisine, off property excursions to Mayan ruins…the perfect juxtaposition of ancient cultures, modern amenities and comfort, traditional shamanic healing spa located on the banks of a massive cenote.
 

Hacienda Veranda perfect location to enjoy a chilled cocktail

Cigar Bar

Enter through the ancient estate walls to the Presidential Villa

The Point Resort – Preview Soon

Coming Soon Personal Visit – The Point Resort

The Point Resort is a distinctive hideaway, a world apart. The Point is designated as Forbes only 5-star resort in Upstate New York. Built by William Avery Rockefeller a century ago, the fanciful log mansions, crafted of native timber and stone, personified the 19th century romantic notion of roughing it in great comfort, style and luxury. Today, The Point continues the tradition of honoring guests with its unique combination of warm hospitality, privacy and utter comfort.

The great Adirondack Park is a wonderland, a six-million-acre wilderness blanketing upstate New York from Albany all the way to Canada.

The legendary “High Peaks” – 46 mountains soaring higher than 4,000 feet – form the crown of the park, and the vast forest spreads out below them. It is a wild paradise composed of countless clear, cold lakes and tumbling streams, alpine meadows, and untold miles of trails. There is a special silence to be found here, skimming on skis through the snowy woods; waiting for trout to rise to a fly; or watching the campfire flicker in the mirrored edge of a lake.https://i2.wp.com/thepointsaranac.com/images/point-resort-map.png?w=584

Great North Woods  Small clapboard villages are scattered throughout the Adirondacks, and there is art, culture and world-class sporting opportunities as well—but it is the untamed nature of these “Great North Woods,” the magic of wild places, which has drawn people for centuries.https://i0.wp.com/thepointsaranac.com/images/mohawk3.png?w=584

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Summer Lakeside Dining

Open year around.  Days at The Point unfold with boating, fishing, tennis, water skiing, croquet, badminton, swimming and hiking. Nearby, you will find golf, horseback riding, hunting, antiquing and some of the best trout and bass fishing in the country… though a hammock swaying under the high pines can be a great temptation.

Canoes, mahogany electric inboards and Adirondack Guide Boats are on hand, for some secrets of the lake can only be discovered from the vantage of a boat. As the sun sets, our big Elco launch sets out for an evening cocktail cruise, a perfect cap to a perfect day.

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Personal Review Forthcoming!