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Articles by David J. Latt

A Couple's Paradise on Turtle Island Fiji – Privacy, Romance and Private Beaches
September 18, 2017
By David J. Latt
We settled into our seats on the overnight flight from Los Angeles to Fiji’s Nadi International Airport. It didn’t take long to fall asleep. We woke to have a meal, watch a movie and start our novels. Before we knew it, it was time to land.
In California's San Jose Two Amazing Restaurants, a Vineyard with a View and Casual Hangouts
September 6, 2017
By David J. Latt
I headed south from San Jose, using my GPS to travel into the hills above Cupertino and the Silicon Valley. After twenty minutes of switchback roads that carried me through thick stands of dusty pine trees and across sunbaked hills, I arrived at my destination.
Oakland's Exciting East Bay Culinary Scene
August 19, 2017
By David J. Latt
One of the most popular destinations in California, the San Francisco Bay Area has it all. Great culture, great cities, great wine and great restaurants.
A Resort Getaway at Hotel Eden Roc Ascona on Switzerland's Lake Maggiore
June 12, 2017
By David J. Latt
My last moment at the Hotel Eden Roc Ascona was exactly where I began my stay, standing on the balcony of my room. Both days were identical. The sun was shining. I had a clear view of Lake Maggione and Monte Gambarogno.
Leisurely Pleasures and Beautiful Food in Kochi on Japan's Shikoku Island
June 6, 2017
By David J. Latt
My visits to Japan always focused on Tokyo, that massively energetic, noisy, wonderful mega-city. And, yet, here I was a 90-minute flight south from Tokyo on Shikoku Island, standing on the Godai-san Observation Deck (Godai-san Tenbodai), looking down on the city of Kochi.
Mallorca's La Residencia Embraces the Past with Luxury and Art
April 18, 2017
By David J. Latt
La Residencia was my getaway destination on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands off Spain’s eastern coast.
Dancing and Sushi by the Sea on Japan's Shikoku Island
February 17, 2017
By David J. Latt
I didn't know what to say. The master of ceremonies pointed at me. He was dressed in a brightly colored red and white Japanese folk costume. He wanted volunteers to join his Awa No Kaze dancers on the stage.
Man's Best Friend Gets His Due at Japan's Hodosan Shrine
December 2, 2016
By David J. Latt
Shrines and temples are at the heart of Japanese culture. Some are in cities like the majestic Meiji Shrine in busy Tokyo or the 1,600 Buddhist and 400 Shinto shrines in quiet Kyoto. Others are tucked away in forests on distant mountain tops.
Park Hyatt Mallorca, the Newest All-Season Resort in Spain's Balearic Islands
November 11, 2016
By David J. Latt
Before I left for Mallorca, all I knew about the island was that it was off Spain's Mediterranean coast. And that it was the largest of the four Balearic Islands that are popular destinations because of the beaches, beautiful landscape and warm weather.
Switzerland's Hotel Splendide Royal, Lake Lugano and 1,000 Long Stemmed Roses
November 3, 2016
By David J. Latt
Palm trees, bright skies, bruschetta, burrata, pear tarts, cannoli and espresso on a hotel terrace facing a lake. Italy, right? Sure, but that also describes Switzerland in the southern region known as Ticino.
Baur au Lac: Elegance by the Lake in the Heart of Zurich
October 3, 2016
By David J. Latt
One of Zurich's premium destinations, Hotel Baur au Lac is a member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel has gained a reputation for its quality of service and the comfort of its rooms.
The Oaks at Ojai - Strong. Focused. Healthy. Balanced.
September 4, 2016
By David J. Latt
My wife needed a break. Michelle works a demanding job with a lot of responsibility. Most days she wakes up at 5:00 AM to answer emails and get organized for the day's meetings. For exercise she takes long walks on the beach with friends, but only on the weekend. For her vacation, she told me she needed to go somewhere quiet, relaxing and healthy.
Zurich's Widder Hotel - Up Close and Personal in Zurich’s Old Town
August 30, 2016
By David J. Latt
The best hotels are prized as much for their locations as for their creature comforts. You will certainly choose the Widder because of its 5-Star qualities and because it is located in the heart of Zurich's Old Town.
Havana's Hottest Nightclub-Art Gallery: Fábrica de Cubano Arte
August 14, 2016
By David J. Latt
You did it! After sixty years in isolation, at least for Americans, you made it to Havana.
SWISS International Airlines Upgrades the Fleet with Boeing's Triple Seven
August 5, 2016
By David J. Latt
I love to fly. I am still amazed by the elegance of a sleek airplane taking to the air and gliding above cities, mountains, grassy plains and vast oceans. Flying on a new airplane, one that is beautifully appointed and well designed is one of life's great pleasures.
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Hotel Valley Ho - Scottsdale, AZ
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Carneros Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California
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Eden Roc at Cap Cana - Punta Cana
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Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
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Rawai VIP Villas - Phuket, Thailand
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Meadowood Napa Valley
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Hurtigruten Cruises
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From Milan to the Northern Lakes, Luxury and Romance
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Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
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Relais San Sanino - Tuscany, Italy
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