Category: California

California's top 5 winery tours

California's top 5 winery tours

California is known for its wine producing regions. Their wines are known worldwide and whether you enjoy an occasional tipple or are a true connoisseur you can enjoy a tour of one or more of the wine growing regions. There are many private vineyards in the region, some small and intimate, others large and involved
7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

As an avid cyclist, I love my bike, and I spend a significant amount of time with it. I love traveling to places with amazing rides and cyclist friendly accommodations. There’s nothing better to me than finding a hotel in an exotic location that caters to my cycling frame of mind and offers fantastic riding
Interview with Ed Kushins, Founder of HomeExchange.com

Interview with Ed Kushins, Founder of HomeExchange.com

Ed Kushins caught the travel bug as a young teenager when he took a road trip across the United States soon after finishing high school. After university, a spell in the Navy and a job as Marketing Director for Flying Tiger Airlines in Asia, Ed founded his own travel company called HomeExchange.com. Whether you live in
Celebrate New Year's Eve twice in one night, by private jet

Celebrate New Year's Eve twice in one night, by private jet

Can’t get enough of New Year’s Eve? For those looking for the ultimate way to see in 2014 – twice – private jet booking service PrivateFly.com is offering a private jet itinerary which allows revellers to experience an evening of celebrations and the stroke of midnight, in both Sydney and Los Angeles. With the world rotating
Passenger wakes up from flight to find himself in a locked, cold, dark and empty plane!

Passenger wakes up from flight to find himself in a locked, cold, dark and empty plane!

Imagine if you fell asleep on your flight and didn’t wake up on landing. Take that a step further and imagine none of the passengers or crew had spotted you as they disembarked. They all leave, leaving you alone on the plane. Now spare a thought for Tom Wagner for whom this precise scenario happened.
2 ways to win a fabulous luxury San Diego vacation

2 ways to win a fabulous luxury San Diego vacation

Love San Diego? Whether it’s the mild year-round climate or the extensive beaches – or both – that draws you to California’s second largest city, here’s something you won’t want to miss: the opportunity to win an incredible San Diego luxury vacation… for free! And that not all – there’s not just one opportunity to win
7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

When travelling, it is always important to never forget to stop and smell the flowers. Or as I prefer – taste the wine! An incredible benefit of my job is that I am able to travel the world, experience different cultures, taste delicious foods, and savor some of the world’s finest wine. If you’re a
Chasing the sunset around the world

Chasing the sunset around the world

As I travel around the world, I continue to be in awe at the beauty of this planet; especially during that magical time of day as the sun sets, turning day into night.  I have made an effort to capture the moments that have left me speechless. Here are 10 fantastic sunsets captured from around
Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Born and raised in California where his family ran a charter yacht business for more than 20 years, Bennett Stevens was stricken with an incurable case of wanderlust in 1996 and took to the road. He “serpentined” his way around the world and wound up in southeast Asia where he managed to survive as a
5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

With chalets filling up fast, and little availability left for Christmas and New Years in many of the popular mountain destinations, a city escape may just be the alternative winter holiday you’ve been looking for. With so many amazing short-term city apartment rentals available year round, you will not be hard-pressed to find a last
Top 5 North American road trips

Top 5 North American road trips

North America is the home of the road trip. Whether you’re sitting on a Greyhound bus, riding pillion on a Harley-Davidson or behind the wheel of a classic Cadillac, your vehicle choice doesn’t matter half as much as the journey itself. Our top five choices are the stuff of movies and the best way of
Photograph of the week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Photograph of the week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

During a two week stay in Napa, California where one can immerse one’s self in the excellent wine and cuisine, a pleasant diversion can be a drive into San Francisco.  Of course, on that drive, be sure to stop on the way to look at the Golden Gate Bridge. It is worth the brief detour
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