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Articles by Deb Abraham

A Perfect Sanctuary: The Lodhi New Delhi
October 27, 2014
By Deb Abraham
We arrive in Delhi for business, a wedding, and sightseeing – not necessarily in that order. We come to celebrate and unwind ... and discover the perfect sanctuary, the Lodhi hotel.
Cruising through the Black Sea on Azamara
June 11, 2013
By Deb Abraham
New destinations, new experiences, and first-rate service are key to Azamara's continued success in the luxury cruise market...and they have a loyal following of repeat guests to prove it!
The Azamara Experience in Asia
December 26, 2012
By Deb Abraham
In the expanding world of small ship luxury cruise lines, Azamara has secured its spot -- at the top! So when it's time for us to book our annual pre-Christmas mother/daughter getaway, we decide to see what the buzz is all about.
Maroma Resort and Spa: The Riviera Maya's Authentic Getaway

By Deb Abraham
There is a template for resorts on the Riviera Maya...and then there is the Maroma, a gem of a property that goes its own way.
Time Travel: Exploring China's Ancient Hangzhou

By Deb Abraham
Hangzhou is a city the Chinese know well. Described by Marco Polo as "beyond dispute the finest and noblest city in the world," it was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries. (Conquering Mongols moved the seat of government north to Beijing).
Weekend Away: Shanghai

By Deb Abraham
China is open for business. The days of Mao suits and government-controlled tours are all but forgotten.
The Regent Navigator Experience in the Caribbean
April 18, 2011
By Deb Abraham
How is luxury defined on the high seas? Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers a unique formula of both more...and less as we found out on a recent voyage.
Imagine Yourself in the Galapagos
January 27, 2010
By Deb Abraham
"The Galapagos is the jewel in Ecuador's crown," observed a fellow traveler. So how should one best view this marvel of nature? For us, the answer was to board the luxury yacht, Isabela II, and allow its gracious crew and knowledgeable naturalists to introduce us.
A Girls' Getaway to the Riviera Maya

By Deb Abraham
Is it time to return to Mexico's stunning beaches and warm hospitality? A recent pre-Christmas getaway to the Yucatan Peninsula allows me to respond with a resounding...absolutely!
Time Travel: Exploring Ecuador's Amazonian Rainforest

By Deb Abraham
Avatar has a real world model in the Ecuadorian rain forest! Visit the Sacha Lodge and view the world from atop a giant Kapok tree. Who says magic is only in the movies...
Time Travel: Exploring Revolutionary Boston
November 11, 2009
By Deb Abraham
The Freedom Trail is minutes away. Paul Revere's House and Old North Church are around the corner in the North End, Boston's Italian neighborhood. Faneuil Hall Marketplace where Sam Adams once issued his demands for liberty (today a popular spot to eat, shop and people watch) is just a short walk from the Langham Hotel, our destination for a much needed weekend getaway.
To the Ends of the Earth in Antarctica
November 1, 2009
By Deb Abraham
What does it mean to travel to the ends of the earth? Is it a matter of distance, difficulty, or something more? Who will be one's fellow travelers? What is there to discover? I only knew I was headed for terra incognita.
Time Travel: Exploring Cambodia's Ancient Khmer Culture

By Deb Abraham
Cambodia, the ancient Khmer culture, a lost world, a modern tragedy -- we hardly know what to expect. Bunsak, our Cambodian representative from the Amansara meets us at the Siem Reap airport. He is kind, respectful, welcoming, proud, even joyful in the face of an uncertain future. He whisks us into the comfort of a waiting automobile for the short trip to the hotel. The odyssey begins.
Time Travel: Exploring the Land of the Pharaohs

By Deb Abraham
Travelers as far back as the Greek Herodotus (c. 450 B.C.) have journeyed to the banks of the Nile, drawn by its mysteries, fascinated by its concept of eternity...
Time Travel: A Currier and Ives Winter at Mohonk Mountain House

By Deb Abraham
Envision a Currier and Ives winter: a horse-drawn carriage ride ending with hot cider by a blazing bonfire. Picture a mountain lake with ice-rimmed shores sculpted by granite cliffs and pine forest.
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