Category: USA

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

I don’t know if it was the incredible view, the impeccable service or the melt-in-your-mouth delicious food that made me think The Capital Grille was going to be our best restaurant experience in all of Las Vegas. But whichever one it was, I was correct. Perched on the third floor of the Fashion Show Mall […]

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Some 20 miles outside of Charleston — and yet seemingly a world away — sits the infinite charms and unmatched natural beauty of Kiawah Island. A barrier island of the South Carolina coast, Kiawah has a long and storied ancient history marked by magnificent Native American culture, European conquest, sprawling agricultural pursuits, and more. But […]

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA

Suite name: The Ritz-Carlton Suite Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA Size of accommodation: 3,000 sq ft Cost per night: $7,500 Who’s stayed there? International presidents, movie starts and entertainers. Celebrities spotted at the hotel have included Nicki Minaj, Will Smith, Will I. Am (Black Eyed Peas), Matt Damon, Usher and Jennifer Lopez. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is unable […]

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

It was deja vu all over again. We had visited Paris in November and now here we were at the Paris Hotel in Vegas, marveling at the fact that the Eiffel Tower looked exactly like the one we had just seen, albeit a trifle smaller. My expectations were honestly pretty low when it came to […]

A day of simple luxury at Tassajara

A day of simple luxury at Tassajara

“Simple luxury”: it sounds like a contradiction in terms. And yet, luxury comes in myriad forms, each wholly interpreted by the individual. For some perhaps it’s an exceptionally soft bed; a gastronomic feast; or merely the perfect day spent with the family. On my own travels simple luxuries seem to appear around every corner; an […]

Revving your engine at Quail Lodge

Revving your engine at Quail Lodge

I love motorcycle shows. Nothing beats walking past row upon row of new, classic, and custom bikes on a beautiful sunny day, marveling at the magnificent chrome details, leather accouterments, and personal touches that add that extra bit of finesse. From Harley-Davidson gatherings fueled by Budweiser and Jack Daniels to sport bike shows frequented by […]

The best spas in North America and the Caribbean

The best spas in North America and the Caribbean

Now in its 21st year, the Condé Nast Traveler Spa Poll has revealed its readers’ favourite spas on the US mainland, in Canada, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and even those at sea. Here are the top 10 for each category they cover – the number indicates the average score […]

Two of the most amazing hotel swimming pools in the world

Here we’ve selected two of the most amazing hotel swimming pools in the world. Watch the videos to see what makes them different. And if you know of any other amazing hotel swimming pools, please let us know in the comments! Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Down on the farm in Big Sur

Down on the farm in Big Sur

Post Ranch. The very name conjures up images of a thoroughly rustic setting, with cowboys galloping along barbed-wire fences and farmhands whiling away the evening on wooden rockers. And while the internationally renowned inn sitting high atop the cliffs in Big Sur is certainly imbued with a rural aura indicative of a California long since […]

Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

American Independence Day is one of the most universally celebrated events in America where the people get together and celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. You can find yourself in many different places all over the country so here is a list of the top 5 places around the country to […]

Interview with Emyr Thomas, Founder and Director of Bon Vivant

Interview with Emyr Thomas, Founder and Director of Bon Vivant

Emyr Thomas is the Founder and Director of Bon Vivant, a concierge and lifestyle management service based in London with global coverage. Bon Vivant is aimed at people with insufficient time to manage their lives who want to regain control of their time, access an insider’s knowledge and expertise, and enjoy exclusive treatment andcomplimentary benefits. […]

Top 10 cosy beachside hotels

Looking for something cosy and with a beach on your doorstep? Then you’re in luck as Tripadvisor have just shared their top 10 cosy beachside hotels. Making the list are hotels from all over the world so, without further ado, here you go: 1. Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 2. Utopia […]

Friday night at the Fairmont

In a city like San Francisco, nothing beats having a longtime local as your personal tour guide. And if that local also happens to be a great friend, then your blessings are doubled. Friends know what you like and don’t like, where you’re comfortable and where you’re not, and how you’re changing moods can quickly […]

The luxurious new Penthouse Suites at Trump SoHo, NYC

The luxurious new Penthouse Suites at Trump SoHo, NYC

The Trump SoHo hotel in NYC has a chic, hip vibe that is welcoming and laid-back. Its posh lobby and contemporary rooms are airy and spacious, and very different from the typical urban, cramped feel that is so common among hotels in New York City. Not to mention that its prime location gives visitors easy […]

In the footsteps of Vanderbilts

Driving up the heavily wooded and romantically shaded road, it’s easy to squint your eyes and be transported back in time to an age when elegant carriages traveled this same route, ushering Presidents and Kings, movie moguls and robber barons through Asheville and the North Carolina mountains. Then, suddenly, there it is in all its […]

Top 10 unusual vacation rentals

Looking for something a little bit different and not just another hotel? Perhaps Tripadvisor’s list of the top 10 unusual vacation rentals will tempt you… 1. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal 2. Hawaii Volcano Genuine Treehouse, Volcano, HI 3. My Sedona Place – Unique Dome Home, Sedona, AZ 4. SUITABLE DIGS…cool green lodgings, Santa […]

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