Category: North America

Honeymoons On Us from InterContinental

Honeymoons On Us from InterContinental

If you’re about to tie the knot, you might like to take a look at the offering from InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Their Honeymoons on Us programme gives you the chance to enjoy a complimentary honeymoon. Simply book your reception at any InterContinental hotel or resort locations in the United States, Canada or Mexico and, […]

A honeymoon hideaway to the stars

A honeymoon hideaway to the stars

Not only was San Ysidro Ranch the honeymoon hideaway for Sandra Bullock and Jesse James last year, and Julia Roberts and Danny Moder in 2002, but it’s also where newly weds Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley have been spending a few days. The resort is nestled in the Montecito foothills, at Santa […]

A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve  and so concludes  our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The […]

Hilton St Petersburg… but not where you might think

You could be forgiven for thinking that Hilton St Petersburg is in Russia.   But it’s not.   It’s Hilton Hotels’ newest property and it’s at Carillon Park, Florida. The 227-room hotel is influenced by local and international artists such as Salvador Dali and aims to provide guests with “a contemporary and luxurious experience”. State-of-the-art […]

Construction of Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe underway

Construction of Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe underway

Construction of the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe – which I mentioned back in April – has begun. The official groundbreaking ceremony  of Tahoe’s first five-star luxury hotel took place earlier this week. The $300-million  resort project is still expected to be completed for late 2009 with sales of the resort’s first phase of residences expected […]

Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow Appreciation Day!

Today is Cow Appreciation Day at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. This is the 21st annual event of its kind at the farm and includes dairy education programs, judging Jerseys with the farm herd manager, and butter and ice cream making. Have fun with dairy trivia in the Cowlege Bowl competition for all […]

A year of island hopping: November

A year of island hopping: November

This is post eleven  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For November, the following are recommended: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Wild Orchid Resort Big Island of Hawaii: Jacaranda Inn Fernando de Noronha, […]

Experience summer in the Colorado mountains

Experience summer in the Colorado mountains

Summer in the mountains is delightful, especially when you’re staying in sheer luxury at The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa, and surrounded on three sides by the 14,000-foot-high peaks of the San Juan Mountain Range overlooking the charming town of Telluride. Come summer, the famous ski slopes at the doorstep of The Peaks turn […]

Sundays at the Spa from La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

Sundays at the Spa from La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

The Spa at La Costa  is offering  a new way to savour your Sundays, with Sundays at the Spa. You’ll relax in the beauty of the spa courtyard, with special live music, swimming pool, hot tub and Roman waterfall. The Spa Café will feature an exclusive Sundays at the Spa continental brunch menu ($19 per […]

Vermont Brewers Festival

Vermont Brewers Festival

Get yourself along to Burlington’s Waterfront Park this weekend and enjoy tasting some of the finest brews from microbreweries and brewpubs in Vermont (which incidentally is home to more breweries per capita than any other state), New England, New York and elsewhere. Vermont Brewers Festival takes place both today and tomorrow… rain or shine!

Paws and Spa Package at L'Auberge de Sedona, Arizona

Paws and Spa Package at L’Auberge de Sedona, Arizona

Arizona’s L’Auberge de Sedona has taken guest pampering to the next level by opening its doors to guests’ dogs. Its Paws and Spa Package is  a luxury getaway that includes treats for both owner and pet. The package includes accommodation in one of the four-star resort’s Garden Side Cottages, a one hour massage for two […]

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels.   For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]

Napa Valley in California welcomes two new resorts

Napa Valley in California welcomes two new resorts

The Meritage Resort at Napa and Vino Bello Resort  are the two latest editions to the ever growing list of quality luxury hotels in Napa, the gateway to the Napa Valley. Located next to each other, the resorts offer a combined total of 274 new guest rooms to the area. Located on seven acres of […]

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International has today declared that all its US and Canadian hotels as soon as this September. The move follows a growing trend in the industry with the Westin Hotel chain and Anaheim’s Disneyland resort having led the way earlier this year.   Marriott’s decision, however, is one of the largest of its kind, affecting […]

A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post  nine of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island, […]

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