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What Kind of Traveler are YOU?

April 12, 2011

A May 5, 1879 headline in The New York Times proclaims "Two Kinds of Travelers," those who travel because they really enjoy it, and those who travel in order to say they have done it.

Picture Perfect: Photography Tips and Tricks

April 12, 2011

Ever taken that perfect picture? The one that captures a scene so stunning it takes your breath away every time you look at it? Given some of the beautiful images submitted to our Member Photo Contests, you know the moments we are talking about. Recently, we turned to Quintess member Joel Kocen, an avid photographer, to gather some insights.

April Photo of the Month: Wildlife Wonders from Jackson Hole to Cape Town

April 12, 2011

Stunning scenery and wondrous wildlife abound outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming where Quintess and DUO have properties. The above photo is of a Grizzly bear with her three cubs huddled together in Grand Teton National Park; the below is of a herd of bison grazing on the fall grasses of Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. Both of these images can be found within the pages of Thomas D. Mangelsen's "The Natural World", which is one of the three autographed books we are giving away as prizes for our New Horizons Photo Contest!

Join the Conversation: Dreaming of Africa! #TravelWell

April 7, 2011

In celebration of the launch of our new incredible African experiences with Quintess Beyond, we're excited to announce that our April #TravelWell Twitter conversation will focus on the amazing travel opportunities available in Africa and will be co-hosted by Sandy Salle of Hills of Africa!

Golf at The Masters!

March 31, 2011

For golf lovers, the "wearin' o' the green" on St. Patrick's Day is the signal that the first week of April and the first major golf event of the season, The Masters, is fast approaching. So who will be next to put on the green jacket in Butler Cabin and then near the 18th green in front of spectators at Augusta National Golf Club?

DUO by Quintess Goes to Vail!

March 31, 2011

Vail is a firm favorite among Quintess members, so DUO by Quintess is poised to impress as well with its two properties at The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residence. Members are sure to have unforgettable experiences!

Wine Tales

March 29, 2011

Wine simply and elegantly enhances life. The refreshing coolness of a glass of Pinot Grigio or the beautiful depth of a round Temperneo is not lost on the weary traveler.

In our most recent #travelwell conversation, we requested your tales of wine and travel.

Luxury Travel Magazine: Luxury Destination Club Quintess Offers New Adventures

March 21, 2011

What images does the word "luxury" evoke? Is it the feel of plush pillows, the beauty of a ballet or the swell of an orchestra? What about the roar of a lion? Well, whether it was already in there or not, wild animal sounds can be added to the repertoire of things you might experience on a high-end trip. One luxury destination club has been listening to its members and added some options that include new novel adventures as well as some old favorites. Quintess has recently launched the Quintess Beyond program plus announced a partnership with the Ritz-Carlton to open up new properties to members.

Yachts + Music + Glorious Vistas = Serious Fun in the Caribbean

March 17, 2011

The Caribbean is buzzing with anticipation for the upcoming St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, now in its 31st year.

Approximately 150 yachts, ranging from 24 to 115 feet, compete in numerous categories and challenging courses for maximum effect. After...

Quintess Announces a Second Home in Naples, Florida

March 17, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that we are bringing on a second home in Naples! This additional four-bedroom, 4,955-square-foot home, which we are calling Villa Bella, is located in the charming Old Town, just a short walk from the beach.

New Horizons: Kenya and South Africa

March 15, 2011

Quintess Beyond was just launched with two life-changing African experiences in Kenya and South Africa. If you've never been to the continent, prepare yourself for an adventure that will engulf your senses. If you've explored before, now you can satisfy that longing to return. Incredible sights, sounds, tastes, smells and textures await you on...

Members are Raving About Quintess Beyond in Kenya and South Africa

March 15, 2011

There has been an amazing response to the launch of Quintess Beyond! Many Members have already confirmed their 2011 reservations for both Kenya and South Africa; in fact, this entire email contains photos from the most recent trip to Kenya! As we intend to offer different experiences every year, we are currently creating our 2012 program and want your input.

March Photo of the Month: Safari Sightings, and More...

March 15, 2011

We are excited to announce the winners of the Winter Wonderland Photo Contest and to kick off our New Horizons Photo Contest with some awesome prizes based on our new Quintess Beyond African safaris! To celebrate our Quintess Beyond experiences in South Africa and Kenya, we are thrilled to give away three hardcover, autographed books that epitomize the African experience.

Spring Delights

March 10, 2011

Soon the air will feel fresher, days will be warmer, and shoots will eagerly push through the soil. Spring celebrations in Miami, Kiawah Island or Napa Valley offer perfect opportunities to catch the first rays of spring sunshine bringing with it new growth.

Last Call for Spring Snow?

February 24, 2011

As the seasons change, outdoor enthusiasts encounter a new type of terrain. Winter snow is often fresh and doesn't vary much beyond being packed down through the weight of skiers and snowboarders, re-fluffed by groomers, and aerated by kids using sharp stops and turns to spray one another with a sheen of powder. Spring snow, on the other hand...

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