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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
China is open for business. The days of Mao suits and government-controlled tours are all but forgotten.
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.
"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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.