Category: California

6 luxury vacation ideas to quell your wanderlust right now

6 luxury vacation ideas to quell your wanderlust right now

If quarantine has you itching to leave your four walls, we can relate. The truth is, the only cure for wanderlust is travel, but that can feel like a daunting feat right now. The good news is, with approved vaccines being distributed and as borders, businesses, and accommodations begin to re-open, our options are broadening, […]

The best Christmas traditions in luxury hotels 2020

The best Christmas traditions in luxury hotels 2020

The snow is falling in Europe, and Christmas is just around the corner. It is a Christmas that is different from how we have known it before. Nevertheless, the Christmas decorations are hung around the world, and the Christmas trees are decorated. Like every year, it will be a contemplative family celebration – just a […]

Suite of the week: Barn One-Bedroom Suite, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA

Suite of the week: Barn One-Bedroom Suite, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA

Suite name: Barn One-Bedroom Suite Location: Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USA Size of accommodation: 850 square feet Cost per night: $1,675 What makes it special: The Barn One Bedroom Suite is set apart by touches unique to this Farmhouse Inn suite, including the double-sided fireplace to enjoy from the indoor comforts of the suite or on the private […]

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when […]

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How to finish this dreadful year well

2020 has been almost universally challenging for us all, and now we are coming into the holiday season, traditionally a time of caring for those who are having it even tougher than us. I think this is even more important this year, especially for those in the developing world who, in addition to COVID-19, face […]

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite of the week: Penthouse Suite, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Suite name: Penthouse Suite Location: Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA Size of accommodation: 465 sq m Cost per night: $15,000 Who’s stayed there? Celebrities, royalty and the international elite What makes it special: As the largest Penthouse in all of Los Angeles at 5,000 sq ft., this one-of-a-kind Specialty Suite is complete with 270 degree views […]

Explore the USA this Summer... and make a difference

Explore the USA this Summer… and make a difference

Especially for those of you who live in the US, this is a great time to explore the US and discover the wonders in store. (Even if you live in the UK or elsewhere, the US is still a good option, if you can accept a quarantine period when you return home). In a post-lockdown […]

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, than to travel). I realized a few interesting things. Why do I travel? Well, clearly to escape and explore. But, also to embrace and understand other cultures, to free my mind, […]

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Under the current shelter-in-place order, people in San Francisco still get to dine on some of the best food anywhere as the city’s restaurants retool their culinary excellence for takeout service. Here are just some of the many ways San Francisco is combining culinary resilience and innovation. Gourmet takeaways There are adored eateries in every […]

Photograph of the Week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Photograph of the week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

In 2011 the American Society of Civil Engineers chose the Golden Gate Bridge for inclusion in its Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It’s not a stretch to understand why: not only is this iconic orange span of graceful steel recognized the world over, it is also, quite simply, a marvel of engineering, architectural design, […]

Photograph of the Week: Yosemite, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Photograph of the week: Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Yosemite National Park is many things to many people. For climbers, it is revered as the birthplace of rock climbing as a sport, and home to the holy grail of that sport: the Dawn Wall, El Capitan. For photo enthusiasts, it is well-known as muse to famed black-and-white photographer Ansel Adams. For snow-seekers it is […]

Beyond LEGOLAND®: why Carlsbad, California is the ultimate destination for the whole family

Beyond LEGOLAND®: why Carlsbad, California is the ultimate destination for the whole family

As multigenerational travel continues to trend, families want to visit destinations where there are activities to satisfy everyone from toddlers to grandparents. A recent study by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation reported that Gen Z influences $600 billion of family spending, playing a pivotal role in the decision to take family trips. What […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Celebrate the holidays in these 5 cozy US festival towns

Celebrate the holidays in these 5 cozy US festival towns

The winter holidays are coming! For some, the holidays come with Christmas cheer, family gatherings and cozy cuddles. For others, the winter months can be isolating and lonely. Our cure? Travel. What better way to change things up than by going somewhere new? You don’t have to stay at home and watch a Hallmark movie. […]

6 reasons why Carlsbad, California should be your next wellness destination

6 reasons why Carlsbad, California should be your next wellness destination

Nestled in the coastal foothills of north San Diego County, travelers will find the seaside town of Carlsbad, California. Known for its landmark attractions including The Flower Fields and LEGOLAND® California resort, it may come as a surprise that the destination is a mecca for wellness experiences. Originally drawing wellness seekers with its mineral spring […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]