Glacier tennis and chocolate in Roger Federer’s Switzerland

Good lord, this is a real view

Last week, I went to Switzerland. Why? The world’s tallest chocolate shop by elevation—Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven—was opened with great pageantry at Jungfraujoch, the “Top of Europe.” Why else? As part of that pageantry, Lindt ambassador and pride of all Switzerland Roger Federer (he’s from Basel) played tennis against Olympic ski racer (and pride of all Vail, Colorado) […]

My Wimbledon Experience

Rafael Nadal's serve

I recently received a once-in-a-lifetime invitation from British Airways and Wimbledon Tours to go to the UK for a long weekend to attend WIMBLEDON! If you’ve always dreamed of going to the granddaddy of Grand Slam events in style, then listen up! Keith Prowse is the official Wimbledon Tours provider and they’ve been selling tickets […]

Travel App of the Week: Tennis Buddy

Tennis Buddy

You can pretty much find an app for everything these days. Here’s a cool one that will help you stay in shape and on top of your tennis game at home and when you travel. Tennis Buddy is a location-based app that connects tennis players with others in the area, filtering by age, gender, distance and […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 24, 2013

Beverly Wilshire facade

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip to the Australian Open from Tennis Channel Win a trip for two to Los Angeles for the #UltimateLA weekend getaway from Peek Win a trip from the US to Fjord […]

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 […]