Articles by Christine Gray

Keswick Hall: An Idyllic Escape to Virginia's Countryside

Keswick Hall: An Idyllic Escape to Virginia's Countryside

A country road meanders past horse farms, vineyards, and white-columned mansions. We have escaped the traffic of Washington D.C. and are on our way to Keswick Hall, a private estate turned luxury hotel in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Time Traveler: A Visit to Nevis is a Visit to the Old Caribbean

Time Traveler: A Visit to Nevis is a Visit to the Old Caribbean

Wild donkeys graze in an emerald pasture beneath majestic Nevis Peak as we turn into the cobblestone driveway of Montpelier Plantation and Beach. An imposing weeping fig tree shelters the picture-perfect great house where owner Muffin Hoffman and her dog Ziggy, a honey-colored Lab, wait to welcome us to a Caribbean few know still exists.

A-List Getaway: The Luxury of Los Cabos

A-List Getaway: The Luxury of Los Cabos

Set at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos is synonymous with the Hollywood jet set. From the days of John Wayne and Bing Crosby to George Clooney and the Kardashians, an endless list of celebrities continues to enjoy luxurious holidays here.

10 Reasons to Escape to Oahu's JW Marriott Ihilani

10 Reasons to Escape to Oahu's JW Marriott Ihilani

Humpback whales and big waves return to Hawaii making the winter months the most spectacular time of year. If you're a fan of natural beauty and outdoor activities, now is the time to get away to Oahu's JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa.

DFS Elevates the Luxury Shopping Experience in Waikiki

DFS Elevates the Luxury Shopping Experience in Waikiki

DFS Group, the world's leading luxury travel retailer, majority owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has unveiled the new T Galleria by DFS with a gala celebration in Waikiki.

Ultimate Romance at Cap Juluca

Ultimate Romance at Cap Juluca

Juliette's bright smile lights up our arrival at Cap Juluca, a resort that's been on our wish list for too many years. My husband and I haven't been here before, yet she greets us by name and escorts us through the domed archway decorated with exotic Moroccan lanterns. We emerge to the open-air lobby where we are instantly mesmerized by the powder sand crescent beach with brilliant turquoise water that we've always seen in photographs.

World's Most Romantic Resort Dining

World's Most Romantic Resort Dining

We visit six continents to find the world's most romantic spots for dining, from the sublime Caribbean to heart-stopping Switzerland to timeless India and much more...

13 Heavenly Honeymoon Hideaways for 2013

13 Heavenly Honeymoon Hideaways for 2013

Each of these secluded resorts exude romance and will give you the honeymoon experience of a lifetime.

13 Luxurious Resorts on the Caribbean's Best Beaches for 2013

13 Luxurious Resorts on the Caribbean's Best Beaches for 2013

Located along the stunning crescent of Maundays Bay on the exclusive island of Anguilla, Cap Juluca is a 179-acre haven for romantic getaways.

Cruising through the Black Sea on Azamara

Cruising through the Black Sea on Azamara

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!

A Visit to Winslow Homer's Maine at Black Point Inn

A Visit to Winslow Homer's Maine at Black Point Inn

Looking out at the peaceful bay in this quiet, picturesque setting, it's hard to imagine the dramatic, weatherbeaten scenes of Winslow Homer's paintings.

World's Most Amazing Mountaintop Hotel Pools

World's Most Amazing Mountaintop Hotel Pools

These pools are truly breathtaking sitting on mountaintops around the world. Escape to these stunning wellness resorts for the world's most relaxing and invigorating spa treatments.

PGA National Resort & Spa: Much More Than A Golf Getaway

PGA National Resort & Spa: Much More Than A Golf Getaway

Any day is a great day to check out the PGA National Resort & Spa's impressive $100 million renovation. We arrive in Palm Beach during the Honda Classic, a premier event on the PGA tour and can hardly wait to submerge ourselves in the "world of golf."

A Slow Food Journey in Italy

A Slow Food Journey in Italy

I'm standing in a 1,000 year old wine cellar in the medieval Tuscan hilltop town of Montepulciano, listening to a venerable wine master whose career spans 50 years. This is the beginning of a week long "Boutique Journey" introduced by Brendan Vacations in association with Slow Food Travel and I'm already captivated!

Weekend Away: Palm Beach

Weekend Away: Palm Beach

The glory of America's Gilded age can still be experienced at one of the world's quintessential resort destinations: The Breakers in Palm Beach. Early 20th century tycoons including Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan came to revive and hobnob with Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Astors. We decide to follow in their footsteps, if only for a weekend getaway!