Category: Travel Resources

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…

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…

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…

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…

Boors and barstools at 36,000 feet

On a recent trip to London, I flew Virgin Atlantic.  While I had flown Virgin to London before, I had not experienced Upper Class, which no surprise, was a total game changer.   Sure, the seats turn into beds.  Yup,…

Le Prieure Hotel – Villaneuve-les-Avignon

After having read all the rave reviews of the Outsteau de Beaumaniere (good manners) properties, I had to stay in one of these gems.  Heading to Avignon, we chose Le Prieure, where we spent three nights in two different rooms as…

Coworth Park – Gracious country manor in Ascot

If you’ve ever had a fantasy about the gracious and chic English country lifestyle, look no further than the Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park Hotel. This is, all at once, traditional, contemporary, refined and sleek. I arrived via train from London…

Recommended Roof Top Bars in London

I think rooftop bars are one of the all-time greatest things in the world. Here’s Conde Nast Traveller’s top choices for enjoying a cocktail while overlooking London. Cheers, sweetie!           Rooftop bars in London London Vista…

The Hip Side of Beijing

Make no mistake, Beijing has an edgy, cool and contemporary vibe, hidden just under the surface of the government-run tour packages.  You just have to dig a little.  But per the divine Craig Barbour, a good friend who lived in…

The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant – Auckland, NZ

Recent reports indicate that the famous restaurant /eco-project, The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant is coming back as a venue for private/corporate functions and events. Great news for companies running incentives to New Zealand and looking to create a spectacular experience. The…

Living the Ex-Pat Dream in Milan

I have known Melanie for over 20 years.  We hung out together when we both lived in NY.  Then hung out when we both lived in Venice.  She is a colorful girl, at minimum, with the greatest stories ever.  She’s…