Articles by Fran Endicott Miller

Small Surprises Make for Big Contentment at Forestville’s Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

Small Surprises Make for Big Contentment at Forestville’s Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

In and of itself, Farmhouse Inn always delivers a luxurious experience. The country-chic, 25 room inn, located in the bucolic town of Forestville

The Umstead Hotel & Spa is a North Carolina Must 

The Umstead Hotel & Spa is a North Carolina Must 

North Carolina might not be the most preeminent of U.S. vacation destinations, but it should be. The Tar Heel State is home to the majestic Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains.

Waikiki Elegance Defined: Halekulani & Halepuna

Waikiki Elegance Defined: Halekulani & Halepuna

Mention Halekulani to anyone who has ever stayed at the Waikiki mainstay, and the response is invariably that of unadulterated affection.

6 Reasons to Cruise with AmaWaterways

6 Reasons to Cruise with AmaWaterways

If you’ve ever considered a holiday on water, chances are you’ve been overwhelmed by the variety of choices.

Sausalito Sanctuary: Cavallo Point

Sausalito Sanctuary: Cavallo Point

The fog horn that softly bellows near Sausalito’s Cavallo Point is a welcome harbinger of Mother Nature’s incoming air conditioning.

Plan a Luxury Villa Summer Holiday with Haute Retreats

Plan a Luxury Villa Summer Holiday with Haute Retreats

The forecast for top 2023 summer holiday destinations is in.

Culinary & Cocktail Choices Abound at Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Culinary & Cocktail Choices Abound at Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Following an extensive restoration, the re-opening of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid establishes the iconic five-star hotel as one of Spain’s most innovative dining destinations.

Spain’s First Ever Four Seasons Hotel Makes its Debut in Madrid

Spain’s First Ever Four Seasons Hotel Makes its Debut in Madrid

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid’s initial debut two years ago was thwarted by the strains of the pandemic, but with the world once again a traveler’s oyster, the grand hotel is ready for its close-up.

10 Day Italian Getaway Highlights the Best of City and Coast

10 Day Italian Getaway Highlights the Best of City and Coast

Experience the best of Italy with a ten day City and Coast Getaway that begins in the Eternal City with five nights at five-star Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, a former 19th century Roman palazzo with 78 spacious rooms and suites featuring Baroque-inspired frescoed ceilings.

Domaine Carneros is a Napa Valley ‘Must Stop’

Domaine Carneros is a Napa Valley ‘Must Stop’

Visitors to the Napa Valley can enjoy a plethora of wine tasting options to sate every vinous craving.

Huntington Beach’s Laid Back Brand of Luxury Suits its Surf City USA Vibe

Huntington Beach’s Laid Back Brand of Luxury Suits its Surf City USA Vibe

Located in Orange County between Los Angeles and San Diego, Huntington Beach – officially known as Surf City USA - has long been characterized as California’s quintessential surf town.

Meadowood Resort’s Luxe Quotient Continues to Soar

Meadowood Resort’s Luxe Quotient Continues to Soar

As if Napa Valley’s Meadowood Resort was not already posh enough, the recently completed renovation of three new swimming pools and remodel of the state-of-the-art fitness studio sends the resort’s luxe quotient soaring.

Swirl, Sip, and Swoon Aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna

Swirl, Sip, and Swoon Aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna

Luxury is inherent on AmaWaterways’ stunning AmaMagna. Spacious accommodations and swank amenities enchant even the most experienced river cruiser.

In Budapest, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace IS the Destination

In Budapest, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace IS the Destination

The concierge desk at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace welcomes guests with a ‘Budapest Bucket List’ pamphlet that features some of the city’s top attractions.

Rain or Shine, Seattle's Urban Energy Inspires

Rain or Shine, Seattle's Urban Energy Inspires

There is no doubt that Seattle on a clear day is spectacular. And contrary to popular belief, the Emerald City experiences many days where Elliott Bay shimmers in the sunlight.