Hotels & Resorts

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Maine

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn

This was our first visit to the Captain Jefferds Inn and the famous coastal community that is home to the Bush family retreat on Walker Point. Long before news of presidential visits put quaint little Kennebunkport on the global tourist map, it was a favorite vacation spot for local New Englanders. Pounding ocean […]

Courtesy Napa River Inn
California / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Wines & Spirits

What’s Old is New Again at the Napa River Inn

There’s nothing I love more than an immersive vacation experience—one that transports you to a time and place that connects you with the past in a palpable way while adhering to modern standards and expectations. This is what I encountered during my stay at the historic Napa River Inn in […]

Courtesy of Mayhurst Inn
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Virginia / Washington DC

Escaping for Romance

Thanks to the iconic, 46-year-old slogan Virginia is for Lovers™ emblazoned on everything from bumper stickers and license plates to postcards and t-shirts, travelers to Virginia know that this is an ideal destination for lovers – of every kind. Those with a penchant for fascinating history, succulent wines, or scenic […]

Chin rub for a baby whale
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Playing with the Whales in Baja, Mexico

The next time you get tired of winter, book a flight to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. During the months of January through April, the weather in La Paz is absolutely perfect, and it is a splendid time to take the opportunity to get up close and personal with […]

Snorkeling the Reef Anse Chastanet
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

Coral Spawning in St. Lucia

In the weightless darkness of the warm underwater ocean night, I eagerly observed the confetti clouds of spawning coral floating up on cue like upward falling snow just days after the first August full moon. Exchanging glances with unusual sea creatures with glowing eyes that only come out at night […]

Perfect spot to watch the sunset
Arizona / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Grand Dame, Arizona Biltmore is looking good after successful remodel

Since she first threw open her doors in 1929, the iconic Arizona Biltmore, has hosted countless world leaders, every U.S. president for the last 40 years, and copious celebs as well as just regular folks who are looking for some fun in the sun. I’ve always loved it there but if I […]

Ledges Hotel, Hawley, PA
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Pennsylvania / United States

Pocono Mountains In The Fall: The Perfect Place To Be

Nestled in the Northwest Pocono Mountain Lake region lies Hawley, PA. It is full of culture, activity and charm. While there, I was able to visit a fantastic hotel known as Ledges. It is a luxurious, modern inn that will take your breath away and charm you with her blue […]

Esencia Estate resort and spa
Caribbean / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Esencia Estate, Luxury and Tranquility in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Esencia Estate resort and spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico Riviera Maya is stunning with its super luxurious hotels built along one of the most beautiful strips of beach on the Yucatecan coastline. But there was a time, not so very long ago, when all that was to be seen was undifferentiated […]

One of the pools with view of the Caribbean
Caribbean / Central & South America / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

Barefoot Luxury in Tropical Placencia, Belize – Chabil Mar Villas

Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia, Belize The driver took us a short way along this narrow peninsula that is Placencia, through the heavy, expertly carved, gigantic wooden gates and into this eye-popping lush tropical paradise. We had arrived at Chabil Mar Villas. The first thing I noticed was the verdant, tropical […]

View from our room
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul. Nizuc Resort and Spa, Luxury in Cancun Mexico

“A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul.” To Nizuc’s exquisitely expressed description, I would only offer “an experience in beauty.” The location was originally a vacation home for one of the previous presidents of the Republic of Mexico during the early days of development on the small but breathtakingly beautiful peninsula […]