A Modern Twist on Napa

HALL Visitor Center

When Napa comes into conversation, hyper-modern isn’t usually an automatic response. Rolling vineyards, cozy bed-and-breakfast inns and intimate wine tastings are the typical images that come to mind first. The Hall family has a deep legacy and presence in Napa, California, and their latest venture is a leap into the contemporary. They’ve designed and built the HALL Visitor […]

10 Great Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

“Now I’m going to pour tequila on your belly.” This was the last thing I expected to hear while getting a massage in Los Angeles at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Hotel. That wasn’t the only surprise from this luxury hotel, where you’re pretty much guaranteed to see an A-list celebrity every […]

The ’96 Hour Sale’ on big-time skiing (and Jamaica) vacations—now with 48 hours to go

Vail

The weather may be warming, but fortunately ski season is still in full swing out west, where the snow continues to fall generously on its famously world-class terrain. Even more fortunately, a collection of the regions’s finest resorts—including Vail, Beaver Creek and Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly—is making one last ski weekend out west a little easier […]

Win a two-night escape at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)!

Beverly Wilshire facade

CONGRATULATIONS to our winner: Nancy Dockry! For Christmas this year, Four Seasons is going big—and offering one lucky JohnnyJet.com reader the chance to win a two-night package for two at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (an iconic Four Seasons hotel)! The incredible package, valued at $2,000, will include: Two nights accommodations in a Signature Room […]

Rancho Valencia: A Luxury Retreat in Southern California

Main pool at Rancho Valencia

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is one of the country’s premier tennis resorts, but that’s clearly not why I’m here. As I lob yet another tennis ball over the tall fence and into the adjoining court, I have no problem admitting that I’m here just for the spa and relaxation. Located about thirty minutes from […]

Travel Contests of the Week: November 20, 2013

Santa Fe entrance

This week’s travel contests include: Win a three-night “Spirit of Sante Fe” escape to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to Nicaragua for a Cigar Safari Win a culinary trip to Italy Win a romantic getaway in Coronado, California Win a trip for two to Australia to […]

Oakland: What to Do, Where to Eat and Sleep

Oakland's art murmur

Is Oakland the new Brooklyn? Many tourism industry experts think so since the city and its businesses have been making some major investments into the area, including a brand spanking new, $6 billion Bay Bridge which now takes people to and from another world class city: San Francisco. When I got invited to Oakland to do […]

Where to Eat in Oakland, California

Chilaquiles at Grand Lake Kitchen

If Oakland is the new Brooklyn, and San Francisco’s closest neighbor, then it has to have a good food scene, right? Right. The list of culinary options in Oakland is long and diverse, with heavy doses of innovative and modern options just like the city it shares the Bay with—only the slightest bit cheaper. Here […]