Category: California

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Like a bit of ghoul with your glamour? Or perhaps you prefer your comfort with a side of creepy? Then you’ll love a stay in one of these reputedly haunted properties this Halloween season; luxurious by day, chilling by night… for some potentially spooky surprises, here are our top five suggestions. Angleterre Hotel, St Petersburg, […]

The top 3 coffee houses to visit in San Diego

The top 3 coffee houses to visit in San Diego

Even as Autumn officially gets underway, the cities of Southern California will still have their fair share of visitors intent on making summer last forever.  San Diego will be no different, with bikini-weather still in full swing and the city’s laidback beach attitude so prevalent among the locals.  Summer might as well be year-round as the […]

America's pet friendly hotels

America’s pet friendly hotels

Who says you have to be separated from your four-legged best friend when you go on holiday? With many sleek hotels now offering pet facilities, there’s no reason why you and Fido should ever be parted again! Here are 7 of America’s luxury hotels that are catering for pets as well as their more traditional […]

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Lorne Blythe born in Edinburgh now divides her time between Italy and Edinburgh. She is the owner of Flavours Holidays which organises getaways for people who want a cooking holiday, a painting vacation or a week practising Pilates in Italy. Flavours is a specialised niche market tour operator, and has been offering luxury holidays since […]

Top 10 US cities for families to visit

Top 10 US cities for families to visit

Ever wondered where to take the family on your next trip to the United States? Assessing various US cities for their family friendliness – and taking into account such things as the quality of the family attractions, weather, etc. – Parents magazine released its 2013 list of the ’10 Best U.S. Cities for Families to […]

Photograph of the week: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Photograph of the week: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Eight miles into a hike to the summit of Half Dome, Josh McNair finally reached the base of the cables section of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. This 400 feet of cables loosely attached to the rock face provides an almost insane call to the adventurer, beckoning the accomplishment that is making it to […]

Top 3 luxury beach cities in San Diego

Top 3 luxury beach cities in San Diego

With summer in full force, the cities of Southern California get inundated with visitors from all over.  Perhaps it’s the near-perfect weather (not too hot, not too cold) or the infectious vibe of happy people—but San Diego, at least, can expect many a beach-bound visitor.   And, with 4th of July holiday just around the corner, […]

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

The popularity of rooftop lounging continues to grow, and guests are demanding more unique offerings and more luxurious options.  Whether you grab a cocktail with a few hundred friends or dine in seclusion with the love of your life, these 10 US hotels offer rooftop experiences for every travel personality. The Press Lounge at Ink48 […]

The world's fastest rollercoaster

The world’s fastest rollercoaster

I’m not a huge theme park fan myself (unless it’s a water park!) but I know some of you reading love them, so I feel obliged to share this bit of news. Full Throttle is the latest ride to open at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia (Los Angeles), California – and the 18th […]

Top 3 luxury bistros of San Diego’s Little Italy

Top 3 luxury bistros of San Diego’s Little Italy

A coastal city of Southern California, San Diego is known for its relaxed attitude, friendly people and—despite its modest size—a rather diverse selection of gastronomical delights.  Adjacent to the downtown city center is the beautiful neighborhood of Little Italy.  As one would expect, the area is home to the most authentic Italian food in town.  […]

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

10 of the world's most baby friendly luxury hotels

10 of the world’s most baby friendly luxury hotels

Even the newest members of the family can enjoy the art of fine travel in exotic locations. Baby can enjoy such pleasures as freshly prepared organic baby food, plush crib linens, Maclaren strollers and GUND teddy bears. Mom and Dad will appreciate diaper services, bottle warmers, childproof kits and even a personal butler to help […]

3 new affordable luxury hotels in LA

3 new affordable luxury hotels in LA

Los Angeles has some exciting developments coming both this year and next. Among them will be the new, world class $1.7-billion Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX that opens this Summer and will solidify LA’s role as an international gateway.  Coupled with this, here we highlight three affordable luxury hotels that coming to the city. The […]

New York's newest attraction: the world's biggest Lego model

New York’s newest attraction: the world’s biggest Lego model

The world’s biggest Lego model has been unveiled in New York’s Times Square. Made with more than 5 million Lego bricks (beating the previous biggest model by 2 million), the life-size replica of the LEGO® Star Wars™ X-Wing starfighter celebrates the upcoming premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network. The model weighs over 20 kilos […]

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

Traveling to sprawling, bustling world cities like London and Paris is unquestionably exciting, but even for the most energetic traveler, urban journeys can be sensory overload. Thank goodness for lavish spas that transport you from pounding the pavement to the ultimate in pampering. Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious […]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help […]