5 Reasons to Stay at The Carlton Hotel NYC

The Carlton Hotel lobby

There are so many hotels to choose from when you travel to New York City that trying to decide on which one fits the bill can be a real hit-or-miss situation. The Carlton Hotel NYC proved to be a hit for our three-night stay for reasons that include both the obvious and the unexpected. 1. […]

In Praise of Nerds: A Visit to Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, AZ

Honeywell 757 flight test air

This is a massive shout-out for nerds everywhere. That’s right people. N-E-R-D-S. You might also know them as bookworms, geeks or even worse. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a nerd as follows: a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has un-stylish clothes, hair, etc. a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, […]

Luckee Toronto

Chef Susur Lee

If you’ve been looking for reasons to visit Toronto, world renowned chef Susur Lee is serving up just the thing with his latest marquee restaurant, Luckee, at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. Given the richness of the Toronto restaurant landscape and the fact that Chef Lee has opened restaurants in New York, Singapore and Washington as […]

Discovering the “real” California

Cambria Beach Boardwalk

Spring is here and now is the time to start thinking about and planning your Summer holidays with the kids or maybe that quick couples getaway weekend.  If you are looking for a vacation that brings together majestic seascapes, plentiful outdoor activities, the arts, great food and great wine straight from the source then you […]

More “real” California Living

The Battle of the Bay Heats Up

In our previous piece, we talked about using your Summer vacation to discover the “real” California and we listed a whole bunch of useful information on how to get there and what to do once you arrive.  One destination you should really try to get to is the annual SAVOR the Central Coast event co-sponsored […]

Treasures of Mandalay Bay

THEhotel - Main Foyer

When my friends heard that I was headed back to Las Vegas again out came the usual warning …. “Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Well, not this time. While I totally get the whole secrecy thing sometimes you just have  to break the rules. The reason is simple. There is so much […]

South Pacific Food & Wine Festival 2012

Dinner time at Castaway Island

Here’s a trick question: Where do you end up when you leave Los Angeles, fly 11 hours, 5500 miles and skip ahead 19 hours? Answer:  The South Pacific Food & Wine Festival on Denarau Island, Fiji. And it’s well worth the lengthy journey! Getting There We flew Air Pacific’s 747 from LAX on Sunday night […]

Food & Wine All Star Weekend Day 2

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It’s Day 2 of the Food and Wine All-Star Weekend at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. I am woken at 6am as requested – but not by a wake up call from the front desk. Instead, my hi-tech room, which I had programmed the day before, has turned on the TV and […]