Brent and Kirsten Handler believe the value of vacation lies in bringing families closer together.
Get Inspired When I vacation, I always bring my… ipad 3 loaded with entire seasons of mad men and any movies that i missed at the theater. verizon 4g LTE MiFi for wireless access to all of my various devices. MacBook air loaded with all the best Mac and PC programs—it gives me the best of both worlds. iPod Nano with Klipsch noise-reduction headphones. Tumi rolling carry-on bag and briefcase.
elcome to our Summer 2012 edition of Inspirato Magazine. We have pages and pages of exciting new articles to share in this issue, but first I have to tell you about my recent trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and my vacation with family and friends at one of our signature residences—Casa Cana. I’ve traveled to some of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world, but this home, on the white sand beaches of the Caribbean, may be the most magnificent of them all: the flow-through breezeway design with spectacular outdoor living spaces; the wide balconies front and back; the palm-lined private pool; and the resort setting with a host of luxurious amenities. My family and I will never forget our alltoo-brief stay in this island paradise. It’s the simple moments that make vacations special—like golfing with my son Davis, playing tennis with my daughter Micha, and tossing the ball in the backyard with my youngest son Eli. These little snapshots in time will stay with me forever. We plan to return again soon, to spend more time, and to relive this very special Inspirato experience. Visit Inspirato.com and click through to Punta Cana for more details about Casa Cana.
I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the comments we received on our Winter 2012 premiere issue of Inspirato Magazine. As a result of the feedback, we’ve expanded our Savvy Traveler section with more information about the best iPhone apps for summer, high-tech toys and fashions for your face— all must-haves for the luxury traveler. And don’t miss our Inspiration section with articles about rue style in the City of Light, fly fishing the Big Wood River in Idaho and seeking the ultimate in relaxation at world-renowned spas. In addition, we included a feature article from one of our favorite sommeliers, Sean Meyer, with Destination Cellars. A mainstay of the magazine will always be the portfolio section, 50-plus pages chockfull of information and inspiration about our entire collection of vacation options. It’s here where you’ll learn more about Inspirato and what it’s like to be a member of the club. As a club, we continue to explore new ways to increase the value of a membership, such as adding new signature properties to the portfolio, bringing more hotel and resort partnerships into the fold and taking on the world’s greatest adventures. We want to ensure that the hardest part of being a member is deciding where to go next. Enjoy the magazine and don’t forget to send us your comments. If you’re not yet a member, we hope you’ll be inspired by the places, the experiences, and the togetherness that are hallmarks of an Inspirato membership. If you are a member, thanks again for your support, and I look forward to seeing you on vacation soon. All the best, BRENT HANDLER FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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