Category: Utah

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a [...]

3 activities to help you make the most of Spring in Park City, Utah

3 activities to help you make the most of Spring in Park City, Utah

Spring is an absolutely wonderful time of year in Park City. During the day the temperatures are anywhere from low 60s to high 70s and mostly sunny. The crowds of the winter season have left and the summer biking and hiking enthusiasts have yet to home. If you want to get to know Park City [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The world’s most insane rope swings!

The world’s most insane rope swings!

Like thrills? Then about these extreme rope swings? This first video shows people swinging on a rope underneath the Corona Arch of Moab in Utah. The filming was done by YouTube sensation Devin Graham over a two day period; it’s a pendulum style swing anchored at five different points and made from 150 feet of [...]

5 of the best luxury family holiday destinations

5 of the best luxury family holiday destinations

Planning the perfect family holiday can be difficult at the best of times; choosing where to go, where to stay, what to do, and so on and so forth. We’ve picked our top five luxury holiday destinations packed full of adventure and perfect for a family trip, guaranteed to tick all the right boxes. South [...]

5 of the world’s best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

5 of the world’s best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

With blue skies, soft snow and pleasant temperatures, spring is arguably the best time of year for a ski vacation. These top destinations add lively culture and unique experiences that appeal to storm chasers and social skiers alike, so here are our 5 best luxury destinations for Spring skiing: L’Escape Killy, France A vast area encompassing the resorts of Tignes [...]

Luxurious Utah – no longer a hidden gem

Luxurious Utah – no longer a hidden gem

Despite laying claim to a dozen world-class ski resorts and indulgent desert retreats, Utah has flown largely under the radar as a luxury destination. This anonymity has meant crowd-free ski slopes and great deals at posh spa retreats, but an influx of internationally recognized hoteliers and high-profile events may foil Utah’s secret as a year-round hot spot. For those yet to [...]

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

When people picture a luxury vacation, Utah isn’t always the first place that comes to mind. The truth is, however, a ski trip to Utah can allow you to be active in the outdoors as well as enjoy world-class dining, superior accommodations and pampering spa treatments. For those who want one of the country’s best [...]

Photograph of the week: Zion rainbow

Photograph of the week: Zion rainbow

John Ferebee had been visiting Zion National Park over Labor Day and spent the first day inside the park looking and photographing many of the popular rock formations but wanted something unique. Several miles west of the park are some very high mesas. This was taken from the top of the highest one looking back [...]

5 ways to après ski in Park City, Utah

5 ways to après ski in Park City, Utah

Arguably as enjoyable as time on the slopes, après ski is an essential part of a luxury mountain getaway. Park City, Utah features après options of every nature, from sophisticated lounges to lively social hot spots. Here are five unique ways to unwind after a day on the slopes in Park City: High West Distillery The ski-in [...]

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa [...]

Top 10 cold weather active North American vacations to renew your spirit

Top 10 cold weather active North American vacations to renew your spirit

For many people fall and winter vacations aren’t so much about money, they are about time and escaping the eternal screech of the smart phone ringer. Some of the best fall and winter luxury vacation spots will let you trade in the phone for a pair of skis, hiking shoes or scuba gear and come back renewed and [...]

The Waldorf Astoria Collection: Dakota Mountain Lodge

The Waldorf Astoria Collection: Dakota Mountain Lodge

Scheduled to open this Summer and nestled among the pristine Wasatch Mountains, Park City, Utah, Dakota Mountain Lodge is a mere 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Founded in 1870 as a mining town, Park City retains its charm, sense of community and great appreciation for the outdoors. Located at the base [...]

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem…

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem…

A new follower of A Luxury Travel Blog on Twitter caught my eye this morning. Mangia  (Twitter account, @Mangia_Inc) is an online service where you can order food from your stadium seat  by cell phone and have it brought straight to you.   Sheeesh… and they wonder why they have an obesity problem in the [...]

Sundance Resort, Utah

Sundance Resort, Utah

Rocky Mountain highs are the speciality at Sundance Resort, a true retreat and revitalisation centre. Activities complement each season, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to fishing, hiking, biking and scenic lift rides in summer. The spa is open year-round, and yoga classes and art lessons are on the menu  - as well as [...]

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