Category: USA

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, California, USA

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, California, USA

Housed in a decidedly commercial building, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco might, at first glance, lack the character of some of the city’s other finer hotels, but, with a traditionally warm smile housed in the chain’s Asian roots, infused with the calmly unique nature of this fine American city, the hotel retains not only a very […]

Short stay: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, California, USA

Short stay: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, California, USA

There is something about grand finance buildings built in the late-19th and early-20th century, later reconverted into luxury hotels, that just brings out the best of architecture. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, located in upscale Nob Hill and opened in 1991 following an extensive renovation, is no different. Perched atop one of the city’s most famous […]

Short stay: Taj Campton Place, San Francisco, USA

Short stay: Taj Campton Place, San Francisco, USA

San Francisco has many unique districts, but its beating heart is the small square-ish block of Union Square. Pitting luxe designer stores against boutique outfits, high-end restaurants against cafes, delis and brasseries, and art galleries against museums, the centre is abuzz with tourists and locals alike; and smack-bang in the middle of the Union Square […]

4 fun ways to pass the time when stuck at O'Hare Airport

4 fun ways to pass the time when stuck at O’Hare Airport

Long layovers, flight delays, and cancellations are dreaded words in any traveler’s vocabulary. But being stuck at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport no longer means you are stuck to a plastic seat, stuck in an overcrowded bar, or stuck for hours with nothing to do but wander around the concourses lamenting your luck. Thanks to a well-developed […]

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

A travel junkie, Larry Klimczyk got the bug early in life when joining an international courier company; this is back in the day when people actually traveled overseas to deliver important business documents! Born in Seattle, he has worked in about 35 countries around the globe and visited nearly 70. Today his passion is in […]

4 of the best islands to visit in Hawaii

4 of the best islands to visit in Hawaii

If there ever was an Eden on Earth it would be Hawaii with her cluster of pristine islands offering the richest hues of blue, the cleanest waterfalls and the very best in luxury accommodations. From the verdant green cloak of Maui to the rolling waves and ancient charm of Oahu, hop on a private jet […]

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

3 unexpected honeymoon destinations

When it comes to luxurious honeymoons, there are the tried and true standards: destinations like Maui, St. Barts and Santorini that will never go out of style. But what if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track? Here are three surprisingly romantic destinations you may not have considered. Wine and dine in […]

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Food and travel are the two loves of our lives, and there’s nothing quite like the appetite to ignite that spark of wanderlust, from the incredible street food in Mexico’s bustling capital to uncovering the hidden local hotspots in Vietnam. So we’ve scoured the globe searching for our favourite culinary experiences, from truffle hunting in […]

Chicago’s top three hotels for luxurious fun on the Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s top three hotels for luxurious fun on the Magnificent Mile

Three of Chicago’s luxury hotels are situated on the Magnificent Mile’s prime location of Water Tower Place. They have world class spas and attractive swimming pools plus excellent restaurants. They are located above or across the street from some Chicago’s finest shopping venues and two acclaimed theaters: the LookingGlass Theater and the Broadway Playhouse.  The […]

5 of the best high-in-the-sky travel experiences

5 of the best high-in-the-sky travel experiences

Dubai, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Shanghai… A solid top 5 must-visit list, and home to some the highest and sought after attractions. Being on top will always be en vogue! How do you rival an Orlando Disney World experience? What’s it like to stand atop a glass floor from 100 storeys high? How much adrenalin […]

The best alternative activities in Las Vegas

The best alternative activities in Las Vegas

Although Las Vegas is known as a gambling mecca, it is also a city which boasts many other fun activities too. It is a place which caters for any type of traveller, whether you are someone who likes to stay up all night partying or prefer to curl up with a good book. We’ve drawn […]

Experiences worth bragging rights!

Experiences worth bragging rights!

It’s all about the experience. That’s what we are told. With reports coming from BCG and American Express, consumers are spending their money on luxury experiences instead of premium goods. The UK has recently looked into Britain’s ‘Super Rich’ where Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain and where they spend their money. […]

6 of America's most scenic food and wine festivals

6 of America’s most scenic food and wine festivals

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering food and wine festival but your mate happens to believe that “man does not live by bread alone” and would rather just relax at a fabulous resort with breathtaking views, then these six scenic food and wine festivals should help keep the marriage intact. They are all held in […]

Photograph of the week: Concord Point lighthouse on Independence Day

Photograph of the week: Concord Point lighthouse on Independence Day

Concord Point lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Maryland that the public is allowed to access, sits bayside in the city Havre de Grace, Maryland. Historic Havre de Grace is a great place for tourists and locals alike to experience authentic Maryland seafood, boating, fishing and events throughout the year. This photo was taken over Independence […]

9 of Seattle's top luxury hotels

9 of Seattle’s top luxury hotels

Seattle is a multi dimensional city that offers a great combination of outdoor activities and urban entertainment. You’ve got seaplanes flying overhead, quirky neighborhoods to explore, fantastic food, a busy iconic market on the water and a ferry system that provides infinite possibilities. If it’s culture you’re looking for, Seattle has theatre, museums and art […]

5 Hana views and the fun ways to find them

5 Hana views and the fun ways to find them

Heavenly Hana. From the surf and sand to the lush, tropical foliage that surrounds its many waterfalls. Only 50 or so miles from bustling Kahului, it’s another side of Maui. The legendary Road to Hana has a view at just about every turn. Trouble is there are a lot of turns. The Hana Highway, HI-360, […]

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