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Eight Different Ways to see the World with Quintess Beyond

August 2, 2011

Eight exceptional experiences await you with Quintess Beyond 2012: the Mediterranean Sea, the Galapagos Islands, Southeast Asia, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Kenya and St. Martin!

Tahoe’s Powerful Water

August 2, 2011

"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."

Thoreau.

To Your Health: Sante, Salud and Cheers!

August 2, 2011

Ever wonder why we say those words as we lift our glass? I have yet to encounter a culture that does not lift their glass in some fashion to the heavens (and perhaps the gods) to celebrate their bounty, or make a divine offering. Whether it is red, white, the palest yellow, pink or the deepest purple, wine makes most of us feel fine.

Your Access to a Second Home on Maui

July 19, 2011

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a second Quintess home on Maui! As one of our most popular destinations, we know that you will love Lani Kai ("beautiful ocean"), your new three-bedroom, 3,100-square-foot property

Good for You: Farm to Table

July 14, 2011

In an effort to improve the unhealthy eating habit of many Americans, countless chefs are going back to basics. They are choosing local ingredients that are packed with nutrients, leave a smaller footprint (less fossil fuel consumption), and are not sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals.

July Photo of the Month: Bend into Bliss

July 14, 2011

There are still a few reservations available for our Yoga and Wellness Retreat in Los Cabos, from October 23 to 28, 2011. While Shannon is teaching at yoga conferences around the country and Linda is leading culinary tours of Italy, your dedicated chefs in Mexico are busy designing the perfect menus:

Wanted: A Few Good Women

July 12, 2011

The High Lights festival in Montreal has often celebrated a specific country, region or city, but last March, the focus turned to women. Top billing went to 31 female chefs and 25 wine producers from around the world who represent a new generation of women coming into their own in the food and wine industries.

Quintess Beyond Brings You to a World of Pure Relaxation

July 12, 2011

Imagine. You step off the plane in Mexico, where tropical sun and sea breezes greet you. You are met by your private chauffeur who whisks you away to your luxuriously appointed home in Los Cabos where you and fellow Quintess women await a full week of wellness, gourmet food and yoga.

Ocean Home Magazine

July 1, 2011

Complete Collection: The Quintess Collection Opens Doors to International Luxury Digs.

Travel to more of the places you’ve always wanted to go, and experience them with local knowledge and private access via the newly launched destination collection from Club Holdings, LLC. The Quintess Collection, made up of Quintess, DUO by Quintess, and THE TOUR CLUB, which debuted in May, provides access to over 100 luxury homes and experiences in more than 40 destinations worldwide. Members benefit from customized travel planning, exclusive relationships with private clubs and resorts, and the expertise of destination hosts.

Your Access to More Three-Bedroom Villas At The Resort At Pelican Hill

June 30, 2011

The Quintess Collection is adding access to three-bedroom villas at The Resort at Pelican Hill to the Quintess portfolio, in addition to THE TOUR CLUB's two-bedroom residences!

Quintess Beyond's First Women's Yoga Retreat in Los Cabos, Mexico

June 28, 2011

Quintess Beyond now offers you bespoke health and wellness experiences. Join Shannon Paige Schneider, founder of Anjali Restorative Yoga, and Linda Hampsten, renowned international private chef, for an exceptional Yoga Retreat in Los Cabos from October 23 to 28, 2011!

Cape Winelands, South Africa: Safari, Wine, History and Cosmopolitan Culture

June 23, 2011

Most visitors to South Africa have in their minds images from the country’s turbulent Apartheid era, when political and social upheaval was at its peak. While it is certainly an important part of the country’s history, much of South Africa’s culture and heritage remains unknown to the average tourist, many of whom are surprised to learn of the country’s historic winemaking tradition, in particular.

The Modern Planner in a Social Media World

June 23, 2011

There are those of us who are meticulous in planning vacations. We eagerly trawl the Web, poring over travel sites, reviews and forums in search of the inside story. Experienced travelers love to exchange advice online, and if you know where to look, you’ll discover everything you need to know.

What's In Your OGIO Bag?

June 23, 2011

Quintess Collection members love their OGIO bags for golf and travel because they are perfect for packing the must-haves. Below, we ask members and their Member Relations Managers to share the things they simply can’t travel without!

Souvenir Strategy: 1, 2, 3.

June 23, 2011

A memorable vacation should be celebrated with a special souvenir. Here are some things to consider when looking for your next keepsake. With a little planning and assistance from your local hosts, you can source specialized artisans who use skills passed down through generations to produce custom-made goods.

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