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of a once glorious institution, the solemn engravings on the headstone of a property where personality has all but been replaced by a generic form of distinction.
Located in the heart of the shophouse-style setting of the Bugis Precinct, Intercontinental Singapore is an architectural triumph whose design brilliantly integrates into its surroundings while managing to retain the feel of a cloistered realm.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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 dramatic vaulted ceiling and exposed brick.
Guests can savor the tastes of signature dishes including Spicy Tuna Osaka, Crispy Kobe Beef & Truffle, 16 oz Filet Mignon Bone In, 34 oz Cote de Boeuf, Figs & Gorgonzola, Beef Short Rib/American Wagyu and Tourondel’s signature Gruyere Popovers.
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.
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?
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.