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Traveler Itinerary: Isla Holbox, Mexico

A plaster, paint-chipped whale shark hovers over the docks and glances below, greeting toothless as you disembark onto Isla Holbox (pronounced...

Global Decor: Bring Back Isla Holbox Mexican Style into Your Home Decor

  Homesick for someplace that's not exactly home? Have a case of the post-vacation blues? I know how ya feel. Enjoy this lovingly curated collection...

Traveler Itinerary: Isla Holbox, Mexico

A plaster, paint-chipped whale shark hovers over the docks and glances below, greeting toothless as you disembark onto Isla Holbox (pronounced “ole-bosh”). It is a close—if not true-to-size—scale of...

10 Coffee Mugs for the Adventurer in All of Us

    As the weather turns from crisp autumn to chilly winter, here is a collection of 10 coffee mugs for the adventurer in all of us. Hot-chocolate works too. 1. The Conservationist United by Blue's...

The 5 Essentials for Hiking a National Park with Your Dog

  In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100 this week and ending with National Dog Day, here are 5 essentials for hiking with your dog...

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THE TAO OF TRAVEL

Brette and one of her favorite tents

Hello and Welcome!

Once a hospitality interior designer, I now prefer a tent to a suite. Here I am, happily seated outside one of my favorites (yes, I own several). Don’t get me wrong, I love hotels too. I simply love traveling and exploring the outdoors more. Yet, even though we wanderlust types travel often—our homes are not hotels. Gilded Stakes’ readers are travelers who love to move and rarely settle (at least not for long). We find home everywhere and within. We carry it in our backpacks, but we also climb and circumnavigate it by red-eye flights. It’s for those with itchy feet who find themselves stuck with dreams of striking a match, purging their belongings, and leaving it behind to travel the world. And yet Gilded Stakes is also for weary travelers—cherishing everywhere they’ve been and all they’ve seen—who now wish for a stationary life, bringing back accumulated treasures and adding character and nostalgia into their home. At Gilded Stakes, the idea of home is vast. But one thing’s for certain: It is not a hotel room. Forget the blackout curtains; sleep when you’re dead. Get outside. Go explore.

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