“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 ...
"I want to be with those who know secret things, or else alone" - Rainer Maria Rilke
One of the guiding concepts that has served me best in travel is to seek out places and experiences that have been overlooked by the masses; and it has served me quite well. I mention this because as a global traveler, much of the best experiences and places are not commonly known.
In searching for places to stay during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., I took great pains to craft a list of ...
"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, ...
"Tell me once more about the eternal surf." - Rob Bignell
Like many people, I've always been mesmerized by the sights, sounds, and scents of the ocean. There's nothing comparable to standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the undulating ocean, except perhaps gazing out at the same cliff and sea from a world-class resort.
I've been incredibly fortunate to have visited some of the most picturesque and magnificent resorts in the world, and The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is the ...
“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 ...
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - François de La Rochefoucauld
I recently visited the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona for a staycation article, which you can read by Clicking Here.
During my stay, I had the opportunity to dine at the property's signature restaurant, CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar; which illustrates one of the many reasons that I love visiting luxury resorts - sometimes a visit reveals a true hidden gem that infuses my experi...
"I need the sea because it teaches me" - Pablo Neruda, On the Blue Shore of Silence
Whenever I travel to the ocean, I think to myself, Aaron, you don't visit the ocean nearly enough. So when we planned a trip to Maui, I decided to write about the best luxury hotels in Hawaii because visiting those properties would allow me to see the ocean from some of the most beautiful places on Maui - and the ocean views from the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui did not disappoint.
Where is the Ritz-Car...
Arizona summers are notoriously and reliably hot - downright phosphorescent. Arizona residents do whatever they can to stay cool, and try to enjoy the outside despite the heat. One of the most popular things to do during Arizona summers, is to take a "Staycation" at a local resort. So when I thought about writing topics for this summer, it made perfect sense to do a Blog Series called "Best Staycation Resorts in Arizona."
I didn't want to limit my blog coverage to only resorts in the ...