"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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“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 ...
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe strongly in the power of gratitude, which includes being in awe of my surroundings. I suspect this characteristic is at the root of my love of luxury properties. I am quite grateful that I recently had the pleasure to ...
"Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life" - Anna Akhmatova
One of the many beauties of Italy is that there are so many different cities and regions to visit, making Italy - in my opinion - the most beautiful destination country in the world. But the flip side is that it can take awhile to visit certain cities, and in my case, it took many years before I could make the time to visit the City of Florence; and wow, was it worth the wait.
And as is my habit, I thorou...
"Food is our common ground - a universal experience." - James Beard
Superlative steakhouses are something quite special. The best steakhouses transport the diner to a different time and place, delivering exhilaration, luscious flavors, laughter, community, and suffused memories.
We're most fortunate to have one such steakhouse close to home - Dominick's Steakhouse at the Scottsdale Quarter. Dominick's is owned by the same group that owns and operates the highly successful and ...
“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 ...
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" - Saint Augustine
I had the occasion recently to travel to Denver, Colorado and I'm always looking for new and different places to stay. Well, there is a lovely neighborhood to the southeast of downtown Denver called Cherry Creek. It's sort of a combination of stylish traditional homes and sleek new shopping and dining - a stellar and lively part of Denver that is well worth the trip.
In the heart of the neighborhood is ...
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." - Native American saying
This past summer, we enjoyed a spectacular visit to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass & Spa in Chandler, Arizona. You can click Here to read my article about that visit.
During our visit, we were most fortunate to enjoy a visit to the resort's famous signature restaurant, Kai. Kai, open since 2002, is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Arizona - with good reason. It is Arizona's only AAA ...
“There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art. When you eat to get the most out of your meal, to please the palate, just as well as to satiate the appetite, that, my friend, is dining.” - Yuan Mei
Dining is a very special way to experience a new place, and I cherish the opportunities to visit some of the best restaurants in the world when I visit different cities.
In researching dining options in Dallas, there was one restaurant that continued to appear ...