Top Miami Ft. Lauderdale Hotels | Reviews

Miami | Four Seasons A very modern high rise in the Brickel area adjacent to downtown. Clean lines. Minimalist. Great feel for the location with outrageous views and uber-sports facilities. Occupies the top floors of South Florida's highest building for killer views. Guest have the use of the massive Sports Club/LA facility. A gym rat's … Continue reading Top Miami Ft. Lauderdale Hotels | Reviews

Interview | Castello del Nero

Elisa Pepi, Sales & Marketing Manager for Castello del Nero, a small 12th century castle hotel in Tuscany’s Chianti area (near Florence, Italy), was recently in San Francisco, and we met up at my office. She spoke to me about what's happening at her bucolic Tuscan resort, a favorite haunt of the sophisticated traveler to … Continue reading Interview | Castello del Nero

Interview | with Four Seasons Santa Barbara

Ashleigh Gallego, Travel Industry Sales Manager for the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, and one of our closest travel partners, was recently in our office and spoke to me about what's happening at her beautiful Southern California beach resort.  This post is part of our series on various Four Seasons hotels and resorts … Continue reading Interview | with Four Seasons Santa Barbara

SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills | The Bazaar by Jose Andres

On my recent trip to Los Angeles to visit my family for the holidays I had the opportunity of dining at one of L.A.'s hottest restaurants in one of L.A.'s most unusual and unknown hotels. This was an 180 degree difference from where I stayed at the Four Seasons Los Angeles on Doheny. [read that … Continue reading SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills | The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles Review

        Four Seasons Los Angeles Review aka Four Seasons Beverly Hills on Doheny      L.A. is huge but despite its reputation it's not that hard to get around. You have to be patient because of the traffic but besides that it's not bad. That said, this particular hotel is in a … Continue reading Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles Review

St. Regis Princeville in Kauai | A Visit

This hotel on Kauai’s north shore is the perfect beginning for a discussion of what really defines 5 stars and the term ‘luxury.’  I’ve said it before and now I’m reminded again – but what looks great on paper and on the Internet, isn’t necessarily so.  Trip Advisor can fall short of comparing hotels within … Continue reading St. Regis Princeville in Kauai | A Visit

perugia and umbria | the giotto report part ii

PART I  covered Orvieto and Todi.  This next part of my report from my July 2010 trip through Italy with my partner and young nephew, continues through Perugia and into the province of Le Marche   PERUGIA The capital of Umbria, I lived here for 6 weeks in 1976 while I studied at the Universita’ Italiana per … Continue reading perugia and umbria | the giotto report part ii