Category: Reviews & Resources

Best Brunch Spots in Europe

Brunch is my favorite meal.  I love the eggs.  The cheeses and charcuterie.  The selection of salads.  The pastries.  The bloody marys.  You name it, I love everything about brunch.  So, I was particularly delighted to find this piece in…

More challenges for traveling to Cuba

Interesting piece from AFAR Magazine detailing more challenges for Americans traveling to Cuba post-embargo.  Bottom line: A.  Don’t believe what you’re hearing about using credit cards or phones in Cuba – its not happening yet; B.  Go with a travel company,…

Sayulita Siren Song

I’ve been singing the praises of Sayulita, Mexico for years now.  There is something simply magical about this sleepy little village – a vibe, an energy, a kindred spirit, that swept me up on sight.  My family and I consider…

B&B Chic in Venice – Settimo Cielo

We just spent four nights at Settimo Cielo and had a wonderful experience here. We had no problem finding it (using the instructions that came with the reservation confirmation email) and came in via train, and then vaporetto to Sant…

Sleek New Riverboats Sail the Amazon

Imagine discovering places only a fortunate few have ever visited,  traveling deep into the mystical Amazon rainforest, exploring the unexplored, while floating in luxury on board your own private five star home. Imagine that – together with impeccable service, adventure…

L.A. Dodgers Play Team Australia

MLB working double time to bring baseball to Australia. Spent more than $2 million to fly in the perfect baseball turf to convert the cricket pitch to a baseball diamond (diamond surely trumps pitch). Vendors slinging cracker jacks, cokes and…

Legal Pot Inspires New Kind of Tourism

The Nickname Mile High City took on a whole new meaning for Denver last month with a major pot rally and the launch of a tour company dedicated to marijuana-themed treks. Denver, which hosts about 13 million visitors a year,…

Walking the (High) Line

The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High…

T+L Coolest Hotel Bathtubs

Travel + Leisure has just released their list of “coolest hotel bathtubs”.  Among the list, Bambu Indah in Bali, a very special, unusual property just outside of Ubud, where Stu and I have stayed.  Every beautiful detail of Bambu Indah…

Top 5 Restaurants Downtown NYC

From the Foodie Life – a great selection of hot downtown restaurants… “Dining out in New York is one of the things that make this the greatest city to live in!  No matter the occasion or the company, there is…

Sleep No More – MUST DO Interactive Theatre in NYC

“A merry macabre chase. A voyeur’s delight.  Messes with your head as thorougly as any artificial stimulant. Spectacular!” — Ben Brantley, New York Times Recently I attended “Sleep No More” in NYC, a full-sensory experience that takes place at the…

Hotel Bar Hot List

I always love a good hotel bar.  In fact, I can be a little precious about the topic.  Certainly a good hotel bar should be cool yet cozy.  Good lighting is everything, as is comfy seats and interesting, quirky (but always…

Shady Pines Saloon – Sydney

Best kept secret in Sydney – Shady Pines Saloon in Darlinghurst. Visited Shady Pines Saloon as part of a cool urban pub crawl organized by a friend. What a hoot! Don’t let the stuffed animal heads put you off, this…