“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
Our country is a traveler's paradise. One could spend decades visiting our many states, cities, and regions, and I am forever amazed as to the variety of luxury destinations to be enjoyed. I recently had the chance to visit one of my favorite cities - the shiny and bold Dallas, Texas.
Dallas and its outlying areas offer a wide variety of high-end properties, but if you're ...
"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen" - Benjamin Disraeli
When I first started writing about luxury hotels and resorts, I created a bucketlist of the places I most wanted to visit and experience. From time to time over the years, I would glance at the list and wonder when I would make it to The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Well, I recently had the fortune of visiting the world famous property, and it was quite worth the ...
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul" - Unknown
There are few things more exhilarating than getting on a plane, and traveling to a place you've been thinking about visiting for some time. Not long after I started to post my travels on social media, I stumbled upon the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, and thought it a quite lovely property in America's heartland, a city I'd never visited. So, I put it on my travel bucketlist, and checked on it from time to time ...
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
At (or near) the top of everyone's travel bucketlist is a visit to Bora Bora, and with good reason, as Bora Bora in French Polynesia is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on the planet. There are an abundance of resorts to visit in Bora Bora, but no visit is complete without a trip to The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.
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"In the middle of it, there's joy" - Unknown
I live in Scottsdale, Arizona, and while I absolutely love to travel, there's nothing quite like coming home. And every once in a great while, I am extremely fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit and write about a hotel in my part of the world. This summer, I was thrilled to finally visit the shimmering W Scottsdale.
If you're familiar with the City of Scottsdale, you likely know that its Old Town, is the place to be, be ...
"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things" - Henry Miller
This quote resonates with me the more I travel. I think less of places on a map, and more of how I feel when I visit and eventually, when I return. This visit to Deer Valley, Utah was my first, and there was no question that I would stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley, the area's most acclaimed luxury resort. I chose wisely.
The St. Regis Deer Valley is a scant and quite scenic drive from ...
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain
One of the questions I'm asked the most is: "How do you find the time to travel so often?" This quote above helps to explain my perpetual urgency to travel: Few of us know how much time we have on this Earth, and I'm ever fearful of ...
"To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you live,
To roam the roads of land remote,
To travel is to live." - Hans Christian Andersen
There's something special about travel that I've learned over the years - the traveler doesn't need to travel far. Sometimes the most spectacular places are right down the street or the highway. In this case, it's the stunning Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa (The Sanctuary from here on out), located in Paradise ...
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." - Ernest Hemingway
In this sense, I'm always on the lookout for the next journey - the next place. The older I get, the more I realize that to be static, is to hasten death. That may sound extreme, but you only need to look around you to realize that constant movement, learning, adjustment, and taking on new challenges, are all traits of people who live their best and fullest life.
“To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.” - Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
This quote perfectly captures how I feel about travel - that "the possibility of the search" is what energizes and moves me to always seek new destinations and experiences because of how profound my life is likely to be changed. In my younger years, "the possibility of the search" was unknown to me, and I'm thankful every day that it now ...