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A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Oslo

A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Oslo

With a British royal wedding on the horizon, there seemed to be no better time than the present to go wheels up again on my self-proclaimed “royal tour” of Scandinavia. This time I stop over in Oslo, perhaps the most personally intriguing of all the destinations on my itinerary if only because it was the...
A Luxury Stay in Buenos Aires | Five Hotels, Five Personalities

A Luxury Stay in Buenos Aires | Five Hotels, Five Personalities

Counted among the most cosmopolitan destinations in South America, Buenos Aires is a city that blends the vibrancy of modernity with timeless sophistication, art, history and old-world glamour. Walk down many of the city’s streets and you’ll find that the eateries and boutiques that line them are alive with these qualities. But stay in one...
2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Luxury Traveler

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Luxury Traveler

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, tis the season for making merry, spreading cheer and, of course, giving gifts. With the latter in mind, what follows is my annual list of gift ideas for the luxury travelers in your life. From the most practical of items to the most extravagant, there’s a little something to...
Curaçao: Color and Character in the Caribbean

Curaçao: Color and Character in the Caribbean

Truth? Adventure is not my gig. I’m the luxury guy. On a perfectly fabulous day, I’d rather spend hours poolside in a cabana sipping frosty cold cocktails, with intermittent visits to a spa, than hike to a waterfall. True story. For me, the up close and personal beauty of nature is most often best viewed...
France: Je t’aime | Road Tripping from Paris to Cannes

France: Je t’aime | Road Tripping from Paris to Cannes

Like so many of my fellow road warriors, I must admit to having something of a soft spot for France if only because my heart always seems to beat differently the moment I touch down at Charles De Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France. Perhaps the feeling can be attributed to my recollection of the grand romances...
Luxury 2.0: Brands Up the Ante for Travelers

Luxury 2.0: Brands Up the Ante for Travelers

“Someone should do a study of the human brain and how quickly it can adjust to luxury.” ― Tina Fey, Bossypants The stock market continues to soar to new heights. Silicon Valley continues to mint shiny new titans whose net worth is nothing short of staggering. And, according to recent studies, the number of millionaires...
Fly, Fly Away: 2017 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Fly, Fly Away: 2017 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Picture floating peacefully above the city of Albuquerque during the calm wee hours of the morning with the Sandia Mountains and one of those famous New Mexico sunrises as a backdrop and you can begin to imagine why droves of visitors annually descend upon sleepy Albuquerque to attend the city’s annual International Hot Air Balloon...
A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Copenhagen

A Very Royal Tour: 48 Hours in Copenhagen

  As I begin this account of my self-described “royal tour” of Scandinavia, allow me to say from the outset that if European royals or their biographies hold little or no interest to you, then you might just want to skip ahead to the “48 Hours in” section of these chronicles where I relay my...
Dance, Dance, Dance | James Whiteside’s White-Hot Summer Tour

Dance, Dance, Dance | James Whiteside’s White-Hot Summer Tour

  “I choose to live my life with a certain fearless vitality that I think more people should try.” — James Whiteside, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre I find the ballet to be a lot like life when it comes to men – the bad boys always stand out. To be clear, in using the...
Behind the Scenes of 'Churchill' with Miranda Richardson and John Slattery

Behind the Scenes of ‘Churchill’ with Miranda Richardson and John Slattery

“We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”  – Sir Winston Churchill Quotes like the one above are among the many that define...
LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

  Allow me to begin by saying that I love food. Anyone who knows me at all knows at least that much. This is important to state because I think it necessary to establish my street cred right of the gate. So broad and far-reaching is my food obsession that I am the kind of...
Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Lights! Camera! Action! Like Hepburn and Tracy or, more contemporarily, Lawrence (Jennifer) and Cooper (Bradley), Tinseltown has enjoyed a long and fruitful alliance with our neighbors to the south. And, by neighbors, I am of course referring to Mexico, and more specifically to Puerto Vallarta, that cinematic hamlet on the Bay of Banderas that has...
72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local

72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local

Like much of the breathing world, last November I found myself staring at a television screen as it panned across the streets and landmarks of New York City. Despite the momentous nature of the events that would unfold over the course of that evening, the travel scribe in me could not help but be transfixed...
Out on the Road Southwest: Las Vegas, Pt. 2

Out on the Road Southwest: Las Vegas, Pt. 2

The final leg of my latest roadtrip across the American Southwest with Davey Wavey was, thankfully, decidedly less rustic and more in the vein of how I generally prefer to travel. That is to say, it was more luxurious and there was not a teepee or recently slaughtered animal anywhere on the itinerary from this...