Category: California

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Mariek Anselme is the Co-Founder of A.M.A Selections, the new premier luxury vacation rental agency on the French Riviera. Mariek currently resides in the South of France near Cannes. Although half French and half American by birth, Mariek grew up moving quite often and has lived in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. [...]

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

With spring comes the inevitable appetite for renewal–for new life, new wonders and new experiences. Take this changing of seasons as the perfect reason to round up your closest gal pals and explore sunny Southern California. Head for places where you can enjoy the outdoors and let the Golden State’s natural elements work their wonders [...]

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

“The early bird catches the worm,” as the renowned idiom states. One of the true joys of life is watching the sun rise, slowly lightening the cool, dark dawn with the warm rays of the star that burns brightly in the centre of our solar system. This phenomenon has been the inspiration for many a [...]

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Take a look at this wonderful video edited from footage captured by a drone controlled by Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari which operates out of Dana Point, California. It shows thousands of dolphins, three gray whales migrating off the coast of San Clemente, and some wonderful imagery of a humpback [...]

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

You won’t believe the amazing options offered at the most unique resorts in the US. When it comes to priceless luxury travel, it doesn’t get better than fresh local-grown cuisine, your own private island, or better yet, the sight of the Aurora Borealis! There are many luxurious resorts throughout America, but there are only a [...]

Top 5 Californian restaurants for all palates

Top 5 Californian restaurants for all palates

Visiting California could be a regular jaunt, something you’re only ever going to enjoy once or maybe the first steps to a long term move to the States. However long you’re visiting for you want to ensure you make the most out of it. Ensure you’ve got a no-expense spared base in your own luxury [...]

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d’Isere

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d’Isere

I was recently invited to join the Luxury Travel Blog Network, a group of leading, like-minded, luxury travel bloggers from various corners of the globe. This is just an opportunity for us to share what we’ve each been up to each month. Regular readers of ALTB will already be aware that I enjoyed a lovely [...]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for [...]

Summer paradise in Malibu

Summer paradise in Malibu

In the summertime, Malibu, California hosts what is considered by many as the most perfect weather on the planet.  The air has very little humidity, while temperatures remain between 75 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  It should not come as a surprise that Malibu is the most highly desired areas to vacation in Southern California.  [...]

Win a fabulous 2 night stay in Malibu!

Win a fabulous 2 night stay in Malibu!

To celebrate the launch of their new website, Privé Luxury Rentals is giving away a free 2 night stay at their Modern Malibu Hills Estate in Malibu, CA the weekend of Aug 22 and 23 in the summer of 2014. This is the prime time to enjoy the perfect weather, surf, and beaches of Malibu [...]

5 Californian gems you may not have considered

5 Californian gems you may not have considered

California is the annual holiday destination for thousands of Brits and many book into their same hotel and enjoy the same experiences. Yes, it’s a fantastic experience but perhaps it’s worth looking further afield and trying something different. You’ll be amazed at some of the different experiences available in the areas surrounding your usual haunts. [...]

8 US destinations for active travelers

8 US destinations for active travelers

When choosing a vacation destination, I tend to look for a place that is alive with activity. Athletes are very focused on fitness, and I am no different.  This is why, when I travel, I make sure I’m able to squeeze some much needed exercise into the holiday.  These are what I consider to be [...]

A luxurious Valentine’s Day in San Diego

A luxurious Valentine’s Day in San Diego

Feel warm all over this Valentine’s Day – in more ways than one! Get ready to soak up the sun in America’s Finest City and be sure to have your significant other in tow. We’ve put together a luxurious itinerary that’s bound to get the two of you in love with the city and even [...]

The ultimate bucket list – part 2

The ultimate bucket list – part 2

Continuing from our previous instalment of the Ultimate Bucket List, we are scouring the Earth trying to find the most adventurous and memorable things to do before kicking the proverbial bucket… Visit the Grand Canyon Regarded as one of America’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon would understandably feature on anyone’s bucket list. It is a [...]

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

No matter how long or short they may be, everyone has a list of things they want to see or do before they die. From skydiving to travelling around the world in a caravan, there are endless goals to achieve before kicking the bucket. To help get you started, we’re compiling the ultimate bucket list. [...]

California’s top 5 winery tours

California’s top 5 winery tours

California is known for its wine producing regions. Their wines are known worldwide and whether you enjoy an occasional tipple or are a true connoisseur you can enjoy a tour of one or more of the wine growing regions. There are many private vineyards in the region, some small and intimate, others large and involved [...]

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