Every notable major American city has that iconic hotel so closely associated with it that you can’t think of one without the other. For music-loving Memphis, TN, that spot is the historic Peabody Hotel, self-proclaimed “living room of Memphis” for good reason.
I knew I was off to a great start researching some of the excitement around Montreal’s 375th anniversary when a stretch limo met me at the airport. But when the driver pulled up to the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, I knew instant joy.
As journalists specializing in cruising, we've found something to love on every sailing, whether with a handful of passengers on a barge in Europe or with 4,000 on a megaship, but we have to admit there's a special excitement about setting sail on a brand new cruse ship.
Decked out in our chef jackets bearing the embroidered words Fearrington House, our group of seven arrives in the kitchen at five-star Fearrington House Restaurant ready to cook seafood. (It's pronounced FAIR-ring-ton.)
We are far less “adventure” and far more “luxury” when it comes to world travel. Don't get us wrong; we appreciate beautiful scenery and will do what it takes to thoroughly immerse ourselves in any journey.