El Encanto Santa Barbara | by Orient Express

We enjoyed a quick stay over the 2013 Labor Day holiday. It's a super place to experience the true Real California. Just restored and reopened, this resort was built in the early 20th Century over a 20+ year period. Still traditional in the rooms and suites, but the bar, overlooking the Santa Barbara bay, is … Continue reading El Encanto Santa Barbara | by Orient Express

Orient Express Hotels and Resorts l Insider Update

Today's download from our office visit by Orient Express! Thank you, Ray. ┬áCall or email me for details and, of course, our exclusive perks at this resorts, not available to the general public. If you're not that familiar with Orient Express, it's a wonderful collection of very historic, completely renovated and ultra-luxury hotels, resorts, trains … Continue reading Orient Express Hotels and Resorts l Insider Update

Hotel Ritz Madrid | What’s Happening in 2012

Dear Traveler,[this came to me directly from the hotel MD, who I met in 2010] In October, a year of Centenary Celebrations at Hotel Ritz Madrid will come to a close, but all the spirit and elegance that King Alfonso XIII brought to the Hotel Ritz in 1910 when he opened it still remains at … Continue reading Hotel Ritz Madrid | What’s Happening in 2012

Botswana | Environmental Report

Enjoy this update on what's up in Botswana's Okavango Delta. And view photos from our 2008 trip there. November 2010 Environmental Report As 2010 comes to an end, we look back at the miraculous events and stories that have made this year in the Okavango Delta so incredibly different from past years, and we look … Continue reading Botswana | Environmental Report