Anguilla - A blend of high style and low-key elegance

Anguilla - A blend of high style and low-key elegance

Anguilla is a British overseas island territory that is tucked away in the northern Caribbean and nestled around unrivaled white beaches and deeply turquoise seas.

Winter in Telluride Brings Warm Memories

Winter in Telluride Brings Warm Memories

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together. In Telluride, Colorado, their sticking together has produced a magnificent, world-class resort for all manner of winter sports.

The Moments You Live For, Live Here

The Moments You Live For, Live Here

Dream Catcher extraordinaire – the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, located in Chandler, is Arizona's only Native American-owned GeoGreen-designated luxury resort.

In Aruba, Life's a Beach

In Aruba, Life's a Beach

Some people love a parade, some love a rainy night. I love a beach. And as they are predicting a long, hard winter this time around…. Aruba - and your fabulous beaches - here I come!

A Stranger in Paradise: Costa Rica

A Stranger in Paradise: Costa Rica

There's a famous quote that says: “Paradise is not a place, it is a state of mind.” Wrong. Paradise is, very much, a place. Once at this “place,” your state of mind kicks in and then, voila: Paradise! This was my profoundly pleasurable experience recently on my first visit to Costa Rica.

Visiting Europe's Festive Christmas Markets

Visiting Europe's Festive Christmas Markets

During the Christmas season, typically from mid-November through 23 December, all Europe comes alive with holiday festivities and none are more joyous and all-encompassing than the Christmas markets. I had the opportunity to experience these merry events when I joined a Uniworld River Cruise sailing down the Rhine to visit cities from Cologne, Germany all the way to Basel, Switzerland.

Napa and Sonoma - California Wine Country's Twin Valleys

Napa and Sonoma - California Wine Country's Twin Valleys

Just an hour's drive northeast of San Francisco is one of California's most visited attractions – the world-famous vine-covered hillsides of Napa and Sonoma Counties.

QUITO: Viewing the New Face of Ecuador's Old City

QUITO: Viewing the New Face of Ecuador's Old City

The “Navel of the World” was the inauspicious and lackluster Quechua name old-time Quitenos called their city. I am delighted to report that Quito lacks luster no more!

Dreaming in Color in San Miguel de Allende

Dreaming in Color in San Miguel de Allende

Guanajuato, Mexico is a city that is also the capital of the state of the same name and is 175 miles from Mexico City. The origin of this city resulted from the discovery of gold and silver in the mountains surrounding it.

Your Dream Destination? Azamara Cruises Takes You There

Your Dream Destination? Azamara Cruises Takes You There

Some dream of exploring the mysterious, the exotic, the tropical - locales rich with cultural ruins and vibes that are decidedly laid-back. Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat come to mind. But for me, what floats my boat – and always has – is to feel the exhilarating pulse of Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time.

The Inn Above Tide: Paradise Found

The Inn Above Tide: Paradise Found

I recently visited the Napa and Sonoma, California wine regions and sampled Chardonnays and Pinots, both Noir and Grigio, as well as a bevy of other varietals; it brought to mind what a wise sage once said: “The best wines are the ones we drink with friends.” Agreed!

Put Some Spice in your Life with a Trip to Grenada

Put Some Spice in your Life with a Trip to Grenada

Skinny dipping? Here? How is that possible? I've just checked into Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada and now a staff member is showing me to my room (ok, villa).

Outdoor Paradise Any Season at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

Outdoor Paradise Any Season at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

The gorgeous lyrics of “Moonlight in Vermont,” the 1944 standard, perfectly extol the enchantment one finds here, and romantic settings abound at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont.

Sea Dreaming: Not the Destination but the Journey

Sea Dreaming: Not the Destination but the Journey

“Our truest life is when we are in our dreams, awake,” –Henry David Thoreau

What's Pink and White and Grand All Over? The Boca Raton Resort & Club

What's Pink and White and Grand All Over? The Boca Raton Resort & Club

Queen Silvia of Sweden and her daughter Princess Madeline have visited here. Now I was having my very own princess-turn at this singular resort.