Freelance Travel Writer
This Canadian Resort Can Only be Reached by Air or Sea & Was Once a Logging Camp
After a helicopter ride north from Vancouver, about 45 minutes of over the Discovery Islands, a dozen of us set down at the Sonora Resort on a recent trip. This is the only way it can be reached,...
BVI's Peter Island Resort is Filled with Swashbuckling History, Secluded Spaces & Exquisite Villas
Although Peter Island Resort & Spa is set on 1,800 acre of land, staying at the hotel still makes you feel like you you’re on your own private getaway. We recently stayed at the resort, and were...
Scrub Island Resort & Marina is Almost Like Staying On Your Own Private Isle
“Scrub” is an awfully low-end sounding name for such a beautiful island. Named by British sailors who were ordered to clean the hulls of their ships upon arrival, the isle became thereafter...
The 2,400-Sq.-Ft. Penthouses at Steamboat Grand Hotel Are What Luxury Ski Vacations Are All About
Steamboat Springs, Colorado is known having the most Olympic athlete residents (80, to be exact) living in it than any other US state. As a ski town, there are also plenty of rustic cabins, condos and...
Aquamare's Heavenly Villas Are Sprawling Virgin Gorda Residences That Might Leave You Speechless
“What is the first word that people utter when they step inside this villa?” we asked our host William Matthews at Aquamare in Virgin Gorda. We were standing in the Great Room of what was to...
Moving Mountains Specializes in Catered Chalet Concept For Custom Colorado Vacations
To a skier on vacation, luxury means not having to leave your hotel to take on the snowy roads, be it to get to the slopes or to find a great restaurant at the end of a long day. We recently experienced...
Peru for Art Lovers: 2 of The City's Best Hotels Restored From Vintage Buildings
Plenty of luxury boutique hotels around the world are filled with good art, but there are two in the city that are art galleries in themselves. In a trend of making beautiful hotels from buildings that...
Go Heli-Fishing in the Middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia
Have you ever been helicopter fishing? No, it doesn’t mean fishing for helicopters. It means having your own private helicopter with a pilot who is as good a fisherman and mountain guide as he is...
Flying Nannies & Chefs: Why You Should Sell Your Private Jet & Fly Etihad Instead
Here's a tip for all of you private jet owners: Sell your plane! If you're looking for luxury, you don't need your own plane anymore, you can simply fly with Etihad Airways (that's "et-ee-aahd,"...
About Julie Hatfield
Julie Hatfield, former Boston Globe fashion editor and society editor, is now freelance travel writer for the Boston Globe, Boston Courant, numerous newspapers around the country including the (San Francisco) Bay Area News Group, national travel magazines and travel websites. She is the mother of singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield.