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Featured Travel Reviews

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando

If you’re traveling in Orlando, the chances are good you are there for theme parks and Disney. But what about those of us who want to skip all that? Located in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is the kind of place you can visit with... read more

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

I’ve spent a lot of time in Florida, but never knew about the hidden gem that is Ponte Vedra Inn & Club until recently. I think it is one of the best kept secrets in the state.     Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is located between St. Augustine and... read more

Hermosa Inn, Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s Hermosa Inn is one of the most interesting properties I’ve ever visited. Rich with character and history, you feel like you’ve escaped ordinary life the moment you step foot on this gorgeous Paradise Valley property. This distinctly... read more

Proof, an American Canteen in Scottsdale

Proof is one of those restaurants that I frequently think back to when I want a great food-memory. Any time a friend is heading to Arizona, I always bring it up. “You have to go here if you are in Scottsdale!”       Proof is located at Four... read more

Four Seasons Scottsdale

The Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North combines adobe architecture with luxurious amenities. This hotel is a colorful desert oasis that provides a flawless Arizona experience.     The Lobby Four Seasons Scottsdale’s lobby is noteworthy. Colorful... read more

The Canyon Suites, Scottsdale

The Canyon Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a Five Star-Five Diamond resort at the base of Camelback Mountain. It’s more of a resort within a resort on the grounds of the Phoenician, a palatial Luxury Collection Resort.   Lobby & Grounds The lobby is... read more

Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale

George Jetson meets Frank Sinatra at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona. This vintage property opened its doors in 1956 but today feels refreshingly modern–the perfect blend of comforting nostalgia and futuristic innovation. Back in the day, Valley Ho served... read more

Four Seasons Orlando Fabulous Food Options

There were so many great food options at Four Seasons Orlando that I thought it best to dedicate a whole post to the food at this hotel. If you haven’t read about my wonderful experience at this resort, you can do so here.   Capa Steak House Though I am... read more

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando

You don’t have to go to Disney World to have an amazing experience in Orlando, Florida. There is another way to enjoy Orlando with a taste of the whimsy and none of the stress at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney. If you are planning to spend time at... read more

Four Seasons Orlando Spa Review

The Four Seasons Orlando Spa is pretty spectacular. The bubble-wall in one of the treatment rooms alone had my inner design geek swooning, I’ve never seen anything like that and wish I could have that wall in my house. The whole spa is impressive and full of... read more

Northern Lights in Iceland with SuperJeep

Iceland’s lunar landscapes are mentioned in every guidebook. People talk about the terrain feeling like another planet, but I think it’s equally the lighting. The sky in Iceland is otherworldly. Blues, purples, oranges and yellows throughout the day are hypnotic. I... read more

The Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich

Brace yourself for unparalleled luxury. The Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich is divine. If you go to the Dolder Grand, you must allow at least two days to marinate in this incredible atmosphere. It’s a soul-feeding destination in itself. A fascinating combination of a... read more