Handmade confections, roasted chestnuts, Yule logs and incredible decorations warm the Northeast with holiday cheer. Here’s a handpicked roundup of favorite traditions, from the White Mountains’ annual Cookie Tour to the peppermint pigs of Saratoga.... Read More
Private Residence Clubs have been around since the early 2000's—they were basic offshoots of the fractional idea, where the buyer becomes the owner of a fraction of the property, and is allowed to use it for an equal amount of time, expressed in fractions. If the buyer has a 1/10th share he has about five weeks of time at the property. The Private Residence Club is basically a high end, multi-amenity luxury fractional. They were popular at the outset, but with the decline in the economy, many did not survive. Those that did, however, are doing well.... Read More
It happened—you decided your life was lacking true excitement and the only cure is an authentic African safari complete with leopards, buffalo and elephants, live in the flesh. Up until now, you might've only seen such creatures on TV or behind secure fencing, so this is going to be quite the exhilarating travel experience.... Read More
Tipping in the U.S. is a huge deal—you are considered a pompous jerk if you tip too little, and look rather silly if you tip someone who doesn’t work for tips, like say your cardiologist. When traveling the concept of tipping is a difficult one to grasp, especially in Europe, where each country has different gratuity protocol; and if you tip too much, you will look like a foolish American; too little though, and your service may purposefully be unsatisfactory.... Read More
With one show airing for fifteen years, and another in its sixth season, American Zookeeper Jack Hanna is well loved by animals and people alike. His series Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild recently made an appearance in Africa, and Orient-Express Safaris wants others less fortunate than the world-traveler to relive the episodes through an 11-day journey into the “Heart of Africa with Jack Hanna.” The excursion allows wildlife-enthusiasts and thrill-seekers the opportunity to venture into the African wilderness without sacrificing the everyday luxuries of Western civilization.... Read More
Great news for Anglophiles: You don’t need to travel to Jolly Olde England to get a proper holiday tea, complete with scones and real whipped cream and Yuletide cheer. Some of America’s favorite luxury hotels have adopted the tea tradition—and for those who don’t hold it year-round, the holidays are a popular time for this warming and family-friendly afternoon splurge.... Read More
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