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 […]

Top 4 reasons to stay at Antigua’s Carlisle Bay

The beach at Carlisle Bay

Recently, I had the chance to stay at Carlisle Bay, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World consortium nestled between the rainforest and Caribbean Sea on Antigua’s southern coast. While there were many reasons to love my stay at the resort, here are my top four: 1. Casual luxury Driving through the gates 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 […]

The Club Barbados

Barbados

Crystal-clear waters, pink sugar-sand beaches, warm sunshine overhead and plenty of rum to go around—Barbados may be nicknamed “Little England,” but the island is anything but buttoned-up. During a recent visit, I had the chance to stay at a jewel of a resort, The Club Barbados Resort & Spa, which welcomed new management in August 2012 when Elite […]

Five Reasons Kids Love the Sandpearl Resort

Kids at the Sandpearl Resort

I don’t have kids myself, but when my 5 year old nephew Charlie came to visit last week, we headed over to the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach for some fun in the sun. Seeing the resort through his eyes was like seeing it for the first time. Welcome amenity at check in: Not only […]

Virgin America’s virgin run to Puerto Vallarta

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By Tom Calicchio: San Francisco is the home base and headquarters for Virgin America and they launched their newest route to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this month … and I was lucky enough to be aboard their inaugural flight! This is the third Mexican city for the carrier along with Cancun and Cabo. Initially, there will […]