Articles by David J. Latt

A Feast of Flowers in the Netherlands

A Feast of Flowers in the Netherlands

Welcome back leisure travelers. That’s what we’ve been waiting to hear.

Luxury Boutique Relaxation at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

Luxury Boutique Relaxation at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn began life in the 1920s as two Mediterranean-styled villas built for friends who wanted to spend desert vacations together.

Can’t Travel? Bring Italy into Your Kitchen with Homemade Pasta

Can’t Travel? Bring Italy into Your Kitchen with Homemade Pasta

Soon, hopefully very soon, we will be traveling the world again, exploring the sights, sounds and flavors that are so important to our lives.

Eat, Drink, Repeat – Enjoying Italy’s Best in the Piedmont

Eat, Drink, Repeat – Enjoying Italy’s Best in the Piedmont

The leaves had turned. The air was cool and crisp so a fall road trip in the Piedmont to the villages and towns of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato regions made a lot of sense.

Visiting Milan, Italy’s Jewel in the North

Visiting Milan, Italy’s Jewel in the North

The plane touched down at Milan Malpensa Airport in the early morning. I was tired after a very long travel-day from Los Angeles.

Switzerland’s Basel on the Rhine: Swim, Explore, Eat

Switzerland’s Basel on the Rhine: Swim, Explore, Eat

Lying on my back in a fast moving river, I stared up at the blue sky. The current was stronger than I expected.

Elegance in the Alps on the Shores of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva

Elegance in the Alps on the Shores of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva

Elegance, Wine, the Alps, 100-Year Old Paddleboats, Watches and Chocolates on Switzerland’s Lake Geneva

Two Oceans, One Paradise, and More Reasons to Visit Mexico’s Los Cabos

Two Oceans, One Paradise, and More Reasons to Visit Mexico’s Los Cabos

Located on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is defined by two oceans, miles of white sand beaches, an expansive desert and majestic mountains.

Turning a Layover into an Adventure in Amsterdam

Turning a Layover into an Adventure in Amsterdam

Everyone loves non-stop flights. Nobody likes layovers. Changing planes to make a connection is inconvenient. But making a stop can become an advantage with advance planning. On our last trip to Europe, we turned a layover into an adventure.

Switzerland’s Crans Montana - Creature Comforts & Rugged Beauty

Switzerland’s Crans Montana - Creature Comforts & Rugged Beauty

In the dark we bounced across deep ruts. The light from the Land Rover’s headlights traced the outlines of the switch-back road. We rounded a bend close to a cliff’s edge. The chassis rattled as it took the turn, gravel skittered away from the tires and disappeared into the void.

Rembrandt, Canals, Pilgrims and Tulips in The Netherland’s Leiden

Rembrandt, Canals, Pilgrims and Tulips in The Netherland’s Leiden

Our introduction to Leiden began with an outdoor café and church bells. My wife, Michelle, and I had taken the train from The Hague (Den Hague), barely a fifteen-minute ride.

Wellness with a View, Elegance and Fine Dining at Zurich’s Atlantis by Giardino

Wellness with a View, Elegance and Fine Dining at Zurich’s Atlantis by Giardino

The curtains were drawn. Happily cocooned in soft bedding, I had slept soundly. Even though the room was dark, I sensed it was morning. I checked the clock. Time to get up for another adventure. I pulled back the curtains.

Rembrandt, Apple Cake and the Beach in The Hague

Rembrandt, Apple Cake and the Beach in The Hague

My visits to the Netherlands always focused on Amsterdam. For this adventure, I wanted to go deeper into the Dutch experience.

Exploring Wonderful Lake Como, on the Water and on the Land

Exploring Wonderful Lake Como, on the Water and on the Land

The speed boat kicked up white spray as it skated across Lake Como. On a sunny day, delicate clouds floated above us in the bright blue sky.

118 Degrees. 118 Miles Per Hour. The BMW Performance Driving School, Thermal, California

118 Degrees. 118 Miles Per Hour. The BMW Performance Driving School, Thermal, California

The objective was simple, stay safe but go as fast as possible. Coming around a sharp turn I careened onto the straight away. I pushed the accelerator to the floor. The BMW M3 screamed like a siren, g-forces pushed me against the seat.