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Anguilla’s Gorgeous Zemi Resort Boasts One of the Best New Spas in the World

Sep 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Just in case you weren’t aware, tomorrow is October 1. That means we’re only weeks away from the holiday season. If your travel plans involve warm beaches, a tropical island and plenty of room service, you may want to consider Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa in Anguilla. Opened at the beginning of the year, the property has already received a slew of accolades including being named among the world’s best new spas by CNN and claiming Jetsetter’s Best 2016 Beach Hotel award.

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Chef Jeanie Roland Dishes on her R.I. Eatery, Taylor Swift & Bobby Flay

Sep 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Several long blocks outside the picturesque village of Westerly, Rhode Island sits the casually-elegant Ella's Fine Food & Drink helmed by seven-time James Beard-nominated Chef Jeanie Roland. The eatery serves seasonally-influenced American-Asian fusion dishes prepared with classical French techniques.

 

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A Guide to Paradise Island, Bahamas

Sep 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Michelle Farber Ross

From white sandy beaches to pristine turquoise waters, the Bahamas remain one of the world’s top destinations. Nestled off the coast of Florida, this tropical paradise is a charming refuge for people seeking a slower pace of life. Venture downtown to Nassau where small-scale pink, blue and yellow British colonial buildings line the streets to create a warm environment to shop for crafts and search the local boutiques for treasures. 

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Digging Into Atlanta's Socialite Scene | Sponsored Content by W Atlanta - Downtown hotel

Sep 29, 2016  |   Contributor: W Atlanta Downtown

As the humble abode of the world’s busiest airport, several professional sports teams, and significant portion of the American entertainment industry, Atlanta is teeming with a thriving social scene. At any given time, the city’s affluent socialites can be found out and about at the many hotspots that have garnered local praise.

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7 Cruise Ship Suites Giving 5-Star Hotel Rooms a Run For Their Money

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Luxury cruise lines have really stepped up their game in recent years, continually raising the bar for exclusive shore excursions, exotic itineraries, celebrity chef experiences and exciting entertainment. But before, after and in between all those fabulous activities, your stateroom is home base. It should offer a comfortable and relaxing environment to unwind and refresh for the next big event on your cruise vacation. Stay in one of these spacious suites and find everything you could ever need while out on the open seas—from cashmere lap blankets to use on your veranda, to Cristal Champagne upon arrival, and even attentive butlers who will do the dreaded packing/unpacking for you.

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Inside Crystal Cruises' Extravagant New Private Jet

Sep 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Crystal Cruises has been in the news quite a bit this past year. In December of 2015 the brand added a seafaring yacht to their fleet and then debuted their on-demand, 12-seat private jet in the spring. But their newest announcement might be their most exciting yet for wanderlusters.

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A Look at Mexico's First Overwater Bungalows

Sep 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Mexico is known for a great many things, but of all the reasons to visit, overwater bungalows probably never made it onto your list. Destinations like the Maldives, Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora have long been the go-to spots for those seeking that kind of accommodation, until now. On September 1, El Dorado Maroma in the Riviera Maya opened 30 new palafitos (stilt houses in Spanish) over the Caribbean Sea, marking the country’s first overwater bungalows.

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2016's Top Travel Destination Is...

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

According to Mastercard’s annual Global Destinations Cities Index list, Bangkok will hold the title of the world’s number one tourist destination for 2016. The Thai city is projected to receive around 21.47 million international visitors by the end of the year. The index projects visitor volume and spend estimates for the calendar year to come up with their ranking of 132 most-visited cities. 

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Park Hyatt Aviara Brings Baja Up the Coast

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On September 25, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe made its way north to the Park Hyatt Aviara's Masters of Food & Wine series. Diners were introduced to the region’s bounty through a four-course dinner presented outdoors in the hotel’s courtyard. Chefs Pierre Albaladejo, Miguel Angel Guerrero, Javier Plascencia and Cristophe Rull created dishes that paired with wines made by local winemakers. Vinters included Adobe Guadalupe, Lomita, Torres Alegre and Monte Xanic.

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Atlanta for the Untourist | Sponsored Content by W Atlanta - Midtown

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: W Atlanta Midtown

These days, Midtown Atlanta is known as a bustling cultural center in a city that is as eclectic as it is metropolitan. In years past, however, this neighborhood was underutilized and unappealing to city-dwellers and visitors alike. From the 1970s to the present, local organizations such as the Midtown Alliance helped to shape it into the vibrant blend of businesses and hotspots that it is today. 

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From Singapore to Bangkok on Belmond's 3-Day Train Excursion

Sep 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Taking place over three days, Belmond’s Eastern and Oriental express train takes travelers from Singapore to Malaysia and ends in Bangkok. The train can accommodate up to 200 passengers, and based on the number of guests, will add or take away railway cars. Indoors the cars feature rich rosewood and elm paneling, brass fixtures and elegant lighting.

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Are "Hometels" the Future of Home Sharing?

Sep 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

With the emergence of Airbnb in 2008, the short-term rental world dramatically changed and continues to do so today. Eight years after it launched, Airbnb has been turned into a verb, following the likes of Kleenex, TiVo and Google. Today the company is valued at around $30 billion and many competitors have come along to participate in the home sharing economy. 

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A Culinary Marriage of Savory Proportions

Sep 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Even though we dined at Andiron Steak & Sea months ago, the flavors of the meal still linger in our memory. While in Las Vegas, we had heard about this restaurant by two food writers. The eatery, which sits about 30 minutes outside of town in Summerlin, is the brainchild of Chef Kim Canteenwalla and his wife, award-winning restaurateur Elizabeth Blau. Together, their combined experience expresses itself through the restaurant’s design and eclectic dishes. 

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Brad Pitt Considers Hotelier Game With Croatia Property

Sep 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Among the world’s hundreds of thousands of hotels, only 21 of them are owned by celebrities. With names like Robert DeNiro (Nobu Hotel in Manila), Richard Gere (The Bedford Post Inn), Leonardo DiCaprio (Blackadore Caye) and Elizabeth Hurley (Number 11 Cadogan Gardens), the list is small, but growing each year. The newest Hollywood face to reportedly join the hotelier game is 52-year-old Brad Pitt.

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Four Seasons Finds Wellness the Pura Vida Way

Sep 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If the journey to living the good life is paved with wellness, the Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo will put you on the right path. Their goal is to infuse health and wellness principles and practices into every aspect of the guest experience. Costa Rica has long established a focus on biodiversity and eco-sustainability throughout the country. 

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