“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
I was born and raised in bucolic New Hampshire, and I recently returned home for a family event, with a quick one-night stay in Boston. There was no question where I would stay - the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, one of only six Mandarin Oriental hotels in the U.S. The brand offers consistently luxurious destinations, and the Mandarin Oriental, ...
"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
I recently had the chance to visit Miami, a city for which I have a great deal of affection having spent much time there in years past. Miami is a city long associated with luxurious oceanside views, a glittering skyline, vibrant dining, and beautiful people.
But as one who seeks the experience of luxury hotels, I embrace the rare opportunity to visit the one of only six Mandarin ...
"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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"Only the one who walks his own way can't be overtaken" - Marlon Brando
In April 1789, Fletcher Christian, Acting Lieutenant of the HMS Bounty, led a mutiny and seized control of the ship from Captain William Bligh. Christian and his mutineers - risking death for treason - returned to the warmth and tropical comfort of Tahiti, and after having visited The Brando, I can't blame them.
It is generally my aim to guide the reader through my experience of a luxury property, and ...
"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 ...
"In the middle of it, there's joy" - Unknown
There's something quite special about life's unpredictability. A couple of months ago, a trip to Geneva, Switzerland and a stay at one of its finest finest hotels was about as likely as a trip to the moon. But that all changed in the blink of an email invitation (and a quick confirmation from my lovely bride that she would not divorce me if I went), a flight to Europe, and an airport pickup by luxury driver. Let's do this!
I was ...
"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 ...
"I should like the window to open onto the Lake of Geneva - and there I'd sit and read all day like the picture of somebody reading" - John Keats
A few months ago, the prospect of gazing upon Lake Geneva was as remote as meeting a living Mr. Keats. But funny things happen when you're a travel blogger - a condition with which I remain unaccustomed - and you learn to simply embrace the unexpected gifts from the Universe.
In this case, I had unexpectedly and most surprisingly been ...