Each year, the facility has something different — a new bed, a new bar. Luxury, indeed: The family-owned-and-operated property on the Indonesian island of Bali is home to 25 villas, nestled on a hill overlooking the “Valley of the Kings.” 960 1280 “I have wanted to travel to Bali, and have seen the pictures of the Viceroy — luxury resort!” But the Desert Botanical Garden is another year-round highlight. Nielson Barnard / Getty Images There are good times to be had in New Orleans year-round, but things get kicked up a notch when Mardi Gray and college bowl games roll through town. The open-night sky. says Ingber of this Hawaiian island.
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