Iceland is one of the most geologically active areas on Earth. It offers lucky visitors the opportunity to be a first-hand witness to the creative forces of nature at work. With over thirty active volcanoes—and an abundance of glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls— one feels that everything around them is constantly in motion. What you see on one trip likely won't be there the next time you come, or at least it won't be the same!
Northern Italy: Lake Como
For two thousand years, Lake Como, has attracted the world's jet-set to what might be one of the most romantic locations in the world. The legendary historic villas of Lake Como are an incredible opportunity to go back in time and experience the life of the wealthy European and Noble families who lived there, the famed novelists who wrote, the composers who created, the artists who painted, and the people who fell in love, all inspired by the charm of this one of a kind Italian paradise.
Normandy and Hauts-de-France: A Relais & Chateaux Odyssey
Visiting Normandy is powerfully emotional and especially impactful when considering the region's role in changing the course of World War II and the countless souls who selflessly gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. What some might not now is that the region of Normandy has impossibly picturesque towns, spectacular culinary delights, and wonderfully hospitable hotels.
Ile de Re: The Nantucket of France
With its laid-back island French seaside chic vibe, I refer to Ile de Re as the Nantucket of France!
The Costa Brava: From the Coast to the Countryside of Catalunya
The Costa Brava or "Wild Coast" is an incredibly gorgeous stretch of coast in the Catalunyan province of Spain easily reached 90 minutes north of Barcelona and runs all the way to the French border. The area is famous for stunning beach hiking trails and miles of cycling through vineyards and medieval villages. With the …
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Santa Fe: A Girl’s Trip to America’s Oldest Capitol
Santa Fe is a bustling melting pot of Spanish and Native American culture that attracts artists, foodies, culture-seekers, nature-lovers, wellness enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to soak up an incredibly special part of America. My fabulous group of travel companions on this trip were a bunch of besties who have remained impossibly close since working together …
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Etereo: A new Auberge Resort in the Riviera Maya
Those that know me well, know that I have a love affair with Mexico and always have. I drove around the country as an 18 year old in a VW Bug with my best friend, I lived there in the early 90s opening a luxury hotel, I hosted 32 people in Mexico for my 50th …
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Madrid: Sophisticated & Authentic
Madrid has always been one of my favorite European capitals, and no, not because of the name! 🙂 Madrid is elegant, sophisticated, understated, and authentic. It does not get as much fanfare as Barcelona, which is perhaps one reason it has been able to maintain its poise and grace despite the pressures of over-tourism in …
Osteria Francescana: Memories of a Meal at the Number One Restaurant in the World
Have you ever traveled somewhere literally just for a meal? Many food-centric travelers make pilgrimages to try a coveted restaurant whether it be a two seat sushi dive in a Tokyo subway station, a Michelin starred food stall in a Singaporean hawker market, a destination restaurant where absolutely everything is cooked over fire in Patagonia, or to a number one-rated restaurant in the world be in in Copenhagen, or in Girona, or in this case Modena.
Los Cabos: It just keeps getting better!
Los Cabos may be the most luxurious destination in the Americas. Can you name any resort destination that has more top luxury brands than Los Cabos?