The Tuscany Hotel in New York City

The Tuscany Hotel

These days all the major hotel chains are getting so big and dominant that it’s starting to affect my purchasing decisions—and I’m probably not the only one. And that’s a huge mistake. I admit I often have to remind myself that it’s okay to stay at a hotel that I don’t have a loyalty program […]

St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico

Golf course at the St Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico

I recently traveled to Puerto Rico to meet my dad and a camera crew to shoot promotional videos on behalf of the Starwood Preferred Guest® Card from American Express, an advertising partner. I’ve been a SPG Amex card member for quite some time, which is one of the reasons they invited me to be part of […]

Pet-friendly Vancouver for 2 days…

Opus Vancouver Jacuzzi

…is not enough! This city is made for tourists. You can shop, eat at a multitude of international cafés, go for a stroll, and depending on the weather, take an aquabus to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for high adventure in a natural setting. My first night I stayed at the hip and pet-friendly (they don’t charge for dogs) […]

Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland

Blythswood Square

British Airways invited me to go to the U.K. for a long weekend. First stop was Glasgow for the night to check out what’s happening there as they get ready to host the Commonwealth Games. Our first stop was lunch at Andy Murray’s Cromlix hotel that’s about an hour out in the country then we […]

5 Things to Know About the Rosewood London

Rosewood London

British Airways invited me to go to Wimbledon for an exclusive look on how Wimbledon Tours run their operation (Here’s the story) and of course I didn’t turn it down. They put me up at the Rosewood London (252 High Holborn London, WC1V 7, EN, United Kingdom Phone: +44 20 7829 9888) which is near the […]

Virginia’s Primland Resort: A luxury mountain retreat

Primland's Lodge and Observatory

A resort the size of Bermuda. With only 150 total guests. Sounds like a dream for those who crave to claim a little piece of quiet in the world, huh? Pampered elegance and outdoor adventures seamlessly blend at the Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, where you can be as social—or as shy—as you’d […]

5 ways to get hot and chill down at The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona

After chilling in my tipi

“Ummm, are those desert boars a part of our villa?” I half-heartedly joked with the transportation gentlemen as he pulled up to our Pueblo Villa at the The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona. Five allegedly friendly wild Havalinas were our official welcoming committee to the Sonoran Desert. I leaned back in the passenger […]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Dream Downtown in New York City

Dream Downtown room

I was recently in New York City and while there, I decided to check out a hotel that was new to me. I’d surprisingly never heard of the Dream Downtown (there’s also a location in midtown) until their PR department contacted me and invited me to come check it out. And so I did. I brought my […]