A Costa Rican Adventure


By Hillary Latos Though many countries claim to have first been discovered by Christopher Columbus, he is still credited with being the first European to have set foot on the golden shores of Costa Rica- hence earning its name that translates to “Rich Coast.”  The adventurous spirit of explorers and adventure seekers still reverberates through […]

Aruba’s Melting Pot


By Hillary Latos Around every winter, I have a recurring dream of dipping my feet in warm sparkling aquamarine waters, lying on a white sandy beach, snorkeling with tropical fish, and then dining amongst the samba beats of the Caribbean – then I realize this is just a dream. Or is it possibly a yearning […]

Quintessential English Luxury and Style


By Norah Bradford The Goring has been recognized one of London’s finest luxury hotels for over a century and the only family-owned Central London hospitality establishment in its third generation of management. Opening its doors in 1910, it was the last hotel constructed during the reign of King Emperor Edward VII. The hotel has been […]

The Stunning St. Regis Aspen


By Lisa Loverro An iconic hotel in the heart of downtown Aspen, the St. Regis Aspen, part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts, brings together everything I love about this tony town in the mountains – hot tubs, mountain views and rustic charm. And, although I visited in the summer, it’s the ideal place to […]

Simply the Best, Simply St. Regis


By Rory Winston Luxurious, opulent, posh… Discerning travelers have become all too familiar with high-end superlatives. More often than not these adjectives are the plastic wreaths strewn on the corpse of a once glorious institution, the solemn engravings on the headstone of a property where personality has all but been replaced by a generic form […]

A Room with an Overview


By Rory Winston While our perception of optimal urban societies may have evolved from ‘melting pot’ to ‘salad bowl,’ we often forget that cultural diversity is not a phenomenon reserved solely for western cosmopolites such as New York and London; rather it exists the world over in equal if not more elaborate measure. Nowhere is […]

Trails of the Inca


By Hillary Latos From the legendary Spanish quest for the fabled “El Dorado” city of gold to the buried cities under Lake Titicaca, the mysteries of ancient Peru have fascinated explorers, treasure hunters and conquistadors over the last 20,000 years. The beautiful Peruvian landscape is characterized by dense forests, wild mountains and majestic lakes dotted […]

Dry White Hills of Red


By Rory Winston Rising from the sandy beaches that hang like a wreath along the Adriatic’s turquoise sea, the chalk white world of Puglia with its limestone hills, stone towers, and row upon row of olive trees and grapevines. Here, 3000 years of wine making tradition – from ancient Greek to Roman to Turkish, French […]

The Perfect Paradise


By Jennifer Pelaez A perfect private island hideaway where lush rolling tropical woodlands meet the pristine heavenly waters and white powdered sands of the Caribbean, Petit St. Vincent resort offers an idyllic setting for the jet set traveler seeking privacy and tranquility. This 115-acre oasis of private island luxury lies just 40 miles south of […]

The Majestic Kohala Coast


By Hillary Latos On the big island of Hawaii adventure awaits where the different microclimates and forces of nature characterize the island- from the snow capped vertiginous peak of Mauna Kea to the flowing lava of Kilauea volcano and the tropical rainforests of Kona. Unlike its developed sister islands of Oahu and Maui, the big […]

Wynn Wonderland


By Norah Bradford Wynn Las Vegas, a two hundred fifteen acre resort in Las Vegas, is known for luxury and distinctiveness in all the small details that make guests’ stays memorable. It is among the world’s most luxurious resorts. Built on the site of the Desert Inn (where Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cher, Barry […]

The Impressive Arlington Club

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By W. A. Muller Drew Barrymore, Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, and Bethenny Frankel are among the celebrities that love the fresh sushi and hearty steaks served up by celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel at Arlington Club. This two-floor restaurant on New York City’s Upper East Side is reminiscent of the old Penn Station, with a […]

Mala Mala and its Land of Wonder


By Christopher A. Pape Africa is big. Breathtakingly, ground-shatteringly big; and it’s giant in more than just the incredible expanse. The ruggedly charming continent encases history of thousands of years like fine wine with each sip revealing more secrets; along with cultures so diverse and rich it’s practically dripping in elegance. Africa is still the […]

Opulence on the Zambezi


By Christopher A. Pape What wondrous feeling must he had, when David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary, and explorer set out onto the broad land of Africa and discovered the marvelous Victoria Falls? The discovery of the glorious site, viewed from a first-person-ever perspective, must have left Dr. Livingstone in such paralyzing wonder, since the site […]

A Zest for Zambia

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By Christopher A. Pape Deep in the heart of the southern African country of Zambia, in the South Luangwa National Park, quietly exists two very special safari camps: Camp Chinzombo and Luwi Camp of Norman Carr Safaris. What makes these camps so special is the area in which they’re located. South Luangwa is a one […]

South African Grandeur


By Christopher A. Pape and Jennifer Pelaez Set in the tranquil and exclusive tree-lined ambassadorial suburb of Sandhurst, on the northwestern slope of Johannesburg, the Saxon Hotel, exemplifies five-star elegance and unparalleled South African hospitality. Nestled on ten acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this all-suite boutique hotel provides a peaceful retreat for all travelers, whether […]

Luxury in the Sky


By Christopher A. Pape While the thought of a 16 hour flight can be a bit daunting, South African Airways whisks you in style with a direct flight from JFK to Johannesburg.  With their premium business class enjoy the best of South African hospitality in the sky with seats that recline 180 degrees to fully […]

Ultimate in West Coast Glamour


By Norah Bradford The Four Seasons Los Angeles, known as the epicenter of West Coast glamour and luxury, is the perfect place to stay in Southern California for business and leisure travelers alike. Recently renovated, this five-star luxury hotel is nestled in a vibrant and leafy residential enclave between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. During […]

Beauty And The Beach

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By Ann Grenier With summer officially drawing to a close, many are dreaming of heading out to Long Island’s East End to make the most of the remaining sunshine and enjoy the beautiful beaches. To ensure you’re packing the very best beauty and grooming products, Travel Beauty – an online destination dedicated to offering the […]

London’s Twenty-First Century Grand Hotel

Twilight Exterior Corinthia Hotel London

By Norah Bradford Corinthia Hotel London is rated amongst London’s finest 5-star luxury hotels. Combining traditional grandeur with modern freshness, the luxuriously redesigned Victorian destination is ideally located in the heart of London, a short walk from many of the city’s major attractions.

Sandcastles by the Sea


By Hillary Latos Become one with nature and immerse yourself in the wild and natural beauty of North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks known as the Crystal Coast. It’s easy to fall in love with the beauty of the region from the sweeping vistas of the beach and sound to the romantic backdrop of colonial Beaufort, […]

The Only Key You’ll Ever Need


By Janis Turk Forget Key West, and put your lips together and blow goodbye kisses to Key Largo. The only Florida Key you’ll ever need doesn’t have a sexy Lauren Bacall story or rowdy frat-boy reputation. The Sunshine State’s best-kept- secret spot is Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key, just outside the beachy little Florida […]

Summer at the Cape


By Hillary Latos From the eternal beauty of the dramatic coastline to the distinct characteristics of each seaside village dotting the Cape, nothing symbolizes a New England summer more than Cape Cod. Since its first discovery, the Cape has been a magical landscape of solitude and beauty with its 560 miles of unspoiled coastline inspiring […]

Jungle Paradise


By Lisa Loverro You’ll know the minute you turn off the main highway to enter the Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa that you’re in for something special. As you continue to drive deeper and deeper on a dirt road through the lush mangrove jungle it becomes evident that this resort is, quite literally, a secret […]

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