Author Archive for Jean Glock

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

The Queen Mary II called on Abu Dhabi for the first time in March. Dubai is moving again at warp speed to entice and enthral travelers with new hotels and experiences. Other ports in the Middle East are a little iffy at this time and pirates are still trolling the Horn of Africa. So am [...]

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

Time to explore Paris is the ultimate luxury.  But deciding how to spend that precious time is always the challenge.   You can visit the iconic monuments,  Mona Lisa at the Louvre,  Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame, wade through the crowds and click them off your list.  Or you can take a slightly different road map and [...]

Getting luxury right – at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Getting luxury right – at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Maybe I am jaded, too much travel to too many wonderful places, but rarely do luxury resorts live up to over the top hype. So I flew up to Vermont with trepidation to visit the much touted Twin Farms. Additionally, I am not really a nature girl,  so promises of fly fishing lessons and campfires [...]

Tales of the Vienna Woods… and ballrooms

In a travel world that increasingly defines luxury with unique, “experiential” travel, many look to the newest (a chic or 6 star hotel), most remote (newly reopened Burma or Bhutan) or most challenging (a climb to Everest Base camp or Gorilla watching in Congo) trip to add to their travel portfolio. Finding any of these, combined with the [...]