Summer in Deer Valley, Utah, at the St. Regis

Fly fishing with Jan's Experts

Spending a long summer weekend in Deer Valley, Utah at the St. Regis Deer Valley is a breath of fresh air. Literally! The altitude of 7452′ (also the name of their Bloody Mary!) guarantees the freshest air where the Uinta and Wasatch converge. The 181-room hotel looks like a modern castle nestled in the mountainous […]

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 […]

The Best Hotel View in Rome

Palazzo Manfredi Hotel Rome Italy May 2014-026

My dad and I topped off our incredible trip to Europe, which began in Barcelona on the inaugural voyage of Windstar’s Star Pride, with a stay in Rome. Rome is without a doubt one of my top 10 favorite cities in the world and my favorite hotel there is the Palazzo Manfredi (Via Labicana, 125; […]

On the El Transcantábrico train in Spain

El Transcantábrico

I have dreamed of a trip onboard the famed, yet uber-expensive, Orient Express for decades. So when I learned about El Transcantábrico Clásico, a luxury train that runs along the coastline of Spain, I thought this would be my Spanish version of a glamorous, old-fashioned train journey through Europe. The El Transcantábrico Clásico is a weeklong […]

39 Reasons to Stay at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia

Albino Wallaroo at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort

I got invited by Destination NSW (tourism marketing company for the state of New South Wales) to go to Sydney, Australia and witness the first two games (and Opening Day) of the 2014 Major League Baseball season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an historic occasion, as the first-ever MLB […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Trump Hotel Waikiki

Our room at Trump Waikiki

My wife Natalie and I just spent two incredible nights at the Trump Hotel Waikiki on the island of Oahu, in the great state of Hawaii! Oout of the five hotels we stayed in during our week-plus in Hawaii, it was one of our favorites, and so this was an easy piece to write. Heading to […]

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 […]

Australia’s Hayman Island is now on your bucket list

Hayman pool by night

Sunny, upbeat Australia is about the size of the continental United States—much bigger than it is convenient to remember halfway around the world. We all know the Sydney Opera House and the Outback, but just as America is so much more than the Empire State Building and the Grand Canyon, Australia is impressively, infinitely more […]