DESTINATIONS

Hats off to the Kentucky Derby

Hats off to the Kentucky Derby

At the iconic Kentucky Derby, it’s unclear whether hats or horses command more attention.

April 1, 2014 | 8 comments Continue reading
Plantation tours and visits offer a glimpse into history and local culture

Plantation tours and visits offer a glimpse into history and local culture

Eight bloggers describe their plantation tours or visits here and abroad.

March 21, 2014 | 6 comments Continue reading
Unique Museum at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Unique Museum at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

The museum at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti welcomes learners of all ages.

March 19, 2014 | 21 comments Continue reading

CRUISES

Queen Victoria: Thoroughly modern with a British pedigree

Queen Victoria: Thoroughly modern with a British pedigree

Passengers discover that Cunard’s Queen Victoria couples British traditions with modern design and amenities. Read my recent article on CruiseVoyant.

Crossing the Atlantic on Cunard Queen Mary 2

Crossing the Atlantic on Cunard Queen Mary 2

One of the nicest things about a transcontinental crossing on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 is that the ship passes through five different times zones.

March 17, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading
Multigenerational travel: Why cruising Is the perfect vacation

Multigenerational travel: Why cruising Is the perfect vacation

Read my article on PBS Next Avenue that explores the growing popularity of multigenerational travel and describes some of the new offerings on various cruise lines.

January 6, 2014 | 7 comments Continue reading

FOOD

Black Tie and Truffles at the CIA

Black Tie and Truffles at the CIA

A unique opportunity for lovers of truffles at the CIA Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, one of four restaurants on the campus that serve as classrooms.

March 28, 2014 | 4 comments Continue reading
A Swedish smorgasbord done right

A Swedish smorgasbord done right

If you visit Stockholm, don’t miss the chance to sample an authentic Swedish smorgasbord at the Grand Hotel.

March 26, 2014 | 17 comments Continue reading
Cheers! On National Margarita Day

Cheers! On National Margarita Day

Although the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, National Margarita Day is celebrated every year on the same day, February 22.

February 22, 2014 | 5 comments Continue reading

HOTELS & SPAS

A five-star annual spa vacation

A five-star annual spa vacation

Four women share an annual spa vacation, a ritual that deepens the bonds of their friendship.

April 10, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading
Suite Luxury: Secrets The Vine Cancun

Suite Luxury: Secrets The Vine Cancun

A sumptuous stay at Secrets The Vine Cancun can spoil a girl rotten.

March 22, 2014 | 6 comments Continue reading
Hotel Review: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, a rich blend of old and new


Hotel Review: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, a rich blend of old and new


The Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is a luxury resort that respects the history and culture of its unique setting.

March 2, 2014 | 21 comments Continue reading

TIPS

Secrets to staying fit while traveling

Secrets to staying fit while traveling

Contributing health and spa writer Sheryl Kraft offers some simple steps for staying fit while traveling.

Travel Tip: Have you joined TSA PreCheck?

Travel Tip: Have you joined TSA PreCheck?

Options for direct enrollment in TSA PreCheck have expanded

Psychology of Travel: Reducing the stress of hotel stays

Psychology of Travel: Reducing the stress of hotel stays

Because there is no place like home, hotel stays can often be stressful.

March 30, 2014 | 15 comments Continue reading

BOOKS & GEAR

Book Giveaway – Home Sweet Anywhere (contest ends 4/29/14)

Book Giveaway – Home Sweet Anywhere (contest ends 4/29/14)

Lynne Martin’s new memoir, Home Sweet Anywhere, offers a roadmap and hefty dose of inspiration for the late life traveler.

April 11, 2014 | 27 comments Continue reading
Book Review: Here is New York by E.B. White

Book Review: Here is New York by E.B. White

I took the Kindle version of E.B. White’s essay Here is New York on the treadmill with me this morning and I didn’t want to get off.

April 5, 2014 | 4 comments Continue reading
Book review – Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain

Book review – Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain

This new book about the Spanish art of charcuterie is not your garden-variety cookbook.

April 4, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading

Other Recent Articles & News

Media Alert – Author Lynne Martin on CBS This Morning

Media Alert – Author Lynne Martin on CBS This Morning

On CBS This Morning, Lynne Martin will recount the fascinating story of how she and her husband live “home-free.” The live show will air on April 15th, 2014.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace’ free travel guide to Budapest

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace’ free travel guide to Budapest

If you are traveling to Budapest, you’ll want to get a copy of this free travel guide from the Four Seasons Hotel esham Palace.

Win a trip for two to Paris (contest ends 6/14/14)

Win a trip for two to Paris (contest ends 6/14/14)

Pottery Barn and Food & Wine Magazine will award one lucky sweepstakes winner a trip for two to Paris, the City of Light!

April 1, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading
Win a San Francisco spa getaway from Mighty Leaf Tea (contest ends 4/30/14)

Win a San Francisco spa getaway from Mighty Leaf Tea (contest ends 4/30/14)

Mighty Leaf® Tea (the one that makes those pretty silken tea bags) is sponsoring the Ultimate Artisan Tea and Taste Giveaway in partnership with Spa Week.



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