51 posts tagged resorts

Oceanfront Luxury – The Mandarin Oriental, Miami

"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 ... Continue Reading

Luxury at the Arch – The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

"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 ... Continue Reading

Luxury in Tahiti – The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

"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. Here are a few images ... Continue Reading

Paradise Found in Tahiti – The Brando

"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 ... Continue Reading

Scottsdale Luxury Hotels – The Hotel Valley Ho

“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 ... Continue Reading

Luxury In Paradise Valley – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

"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 ... Continue Reading

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality” - Walt Disney   Every once and a while I get lucky, and discover a quote that simply and perfectly captures a visit; and I should have known that the great Walt Disney wouldn't disappoint. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort  (the Four Seasons Orlando from here on out) is most certainly one of the loveliest and most stupendous ... Continue Reading

Florida Luxury Resorts – The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

"Travel brings power and love back into your life" - Rumi As for many people, the memories of visiting Orlando, Florida as a child are some of the most important and meaningful memories I have - the wonder of getting on a plane in a snowy city and exiting the plane a few hours later in a warm, sunny paradise; coupled with the unbridled adulation and expectation of visiting the pinnacle of childhood destinations - Walt Disney World. When I have the chance as an adult to return to Orlando, ... Continue Reading

Carefree Luxury – The Boulders Resort & Spa

"Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all quality" - Angelo Bonati There are precious few places lovelier than Arizona in the Springtime, and one of the many reasons I adore this part of the year is that I take the opportunity to visit a number of luxury properties located near my home in Scottsdale. This year, I'm so thrilled to share with you a visit to one of the luxury properties that is near and dear to my heart and my home - The Boulders Resort & ... Continue Reading

Luxury in Carmel Valley Wine Country – The Bernardus Lodge & Spa

“If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night” - D.H. Lawrence   We Westerners are spoiled beyond imagination. Unless you're in France, Spain, or Italy, there are few places where flavorful wine is more widespread or profoundly abundant than California. And while there are innumerable resorts and boutique bed & breakfasts scattered throughout California's various wine regions, there is something quite special about one particular resort in ... Continue Reading