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

Wildlife 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 […]

Healthy Retreat: Canyon Ranch Miami Beach

Tuna wraps served poolside

In the midst of excessive partying and glittering displays of beautiful people parading around Miami Beach, Florida, the Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa is a bit of an enigma. At this resort, you won’t find a dance club pulsing ’til the wee hours of the night, a raucous bar full of drunk twenty-somethings, or cabana boys […]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Montage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills

My wife Natalie was in LA this past week and since she was on assignment for Style at Home and for her blog OhTravelissima.com, I got to tag along with her while she lived the good life at the Montage Beverly Hills. The hotel was so incredible and if you haven’t been, you should consider […]

15 Reasons to Stay at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel


My wife and I recently spent two blissful nights at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel located in Beverly Hills. It’s an incredible property with lots of features to recommend it. Here are 15 reasons to stay at the Beverly Wilshire. 1. It’s the Pretty Woman hotel Even though the movie Pretty Woman came […]

United Airlines Announces Turndown Service

United Global First

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the luxury of turn-down service while 30,000 feet in the air? That question may sound a bit absurd, but in the race to bring luxury services to passengers willing to spend the money, United Airlines is doing just that. There are a few new amenities United Airlines is offering […]