Travel Articles by Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher

A Luxury Getaway to the Big Easy at NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

A Luxury Getaway to the Big Easy at NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

Back then, locals paid their electric bill at NOPSI; today it’s the address for a luxury getaway to the Big Easy.

Be New Orleans Hip at New B on Canal Hotel

Be New Orleans Hip at New B on Canal Hotel

As New Orleans celebrates its 300th birthday, a new hotel is celebrating its Spring 2018 launch following a multi-million-dollar renovation.

Iconic, Historic Casa Monica Resort & Spa Sits in the Heart of America’s First City

Iconic, Historic Casa Monica Resort & Spa Sits in the Heart of America’s First City

Architecturally stunning Casa Monica Resort & Spa is the historic, iconic choice for luxury accommodations from which to explore America’s first city, St. Augustine, FL.

The Peabody Memphis continues front-row view of city's hippest happenings

The Peabody Memphis continues front-row view of city's hippest happenings

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.

Lovely Mansion a Historic Portal into Montreal Luxury Hotel Le Mount Stephen

Lovely Mansion a Historic Portal into Montreal Luxury Hotel Le Mount Stephen

Stepping into one of Montreal’s newest luxury hotels is a step back in time — a very elegant time.

Boscolo Budapest: Palatial Vibe in the Heart of the City

Boscolo Budapest: Palatial Vibe in the Heart of the City

Five-Star Boscolo Budapest, a member of Autograph Collection Hotels, weaves an intriguing sense of luxury, sophistication, art and history.

A Luxurious Stay at the Historic Ritz-Carlton Montreal

A Luxurious Stay at the Historic Ritz-Carlton Montreal

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.

Aria Budapest Mixes Luxury with Jazzy Kind of Wow in City Center

Aria Budapest Mixes Luxury with Jazzy Kind of Wow in City Center

Aria Budapest, a member of Library Hotel Collection, puts the wow in wow factor with a jazzy wow at every turn starting with a showy keyboard design in the lobby floor.

A Voyage on Holland America's New Ship MS Koningsdam

A Voyage on Holland America's New Ship MS Koningsdam

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.

Weekend Away: Fearrington House Inn Offers Five-Star Service in Pastoral Setting

Weekend Away: Fearrington House Inn Offers Five-Star Service in Pastoral Setting

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.)

Disney Ships Offer Cruising Luxury and Adult Fun

Disney Ships Offer Cruising Luxury and Adult Fun

Sailing on either of the two newest Disney cruise ships, Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, is far from kids' stuff.

Time Travel: Exploring Medieval Castles Along the Rhine River

Time Travel: Exploring Medieval Castles Along the Rhine River

Talk about a window on the world. As our butler Valentin shows us the workings of our stateroom on Uniworld's highly-ranked S.S. Antoinette, he steps onto the balcony.

Compagnie du Ponant: French Cruise Company Combines Luxury with Adventure

Compagnie du Ponant: French Cruise Company Combines Luxury with Adventure

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.

Discovering Mediterranean Treasures on Cunard's Queen Victoria

Discovering Mediterranean Treasures on Cunard's Queen Victoria

It's remarkable what you can see in the Mediterranean in 12 days covering nearly 2,500 nautical miles. The lifestyle at sea is likewise impressive aboard Cunard's gleaming Queen Victoria with seven restaurants, 13 bars, three swimming pools, a ballroom, and a theatre.

Time Travel: Exploring Myanmar's Ancient Treasures

Time Travel: Exploring Myanmar's Ancient Treasures

Face it: there are very few "new" places left in the world to discover. Here, cities like Mandalay and Yangon (formerly Rangoon) have modern conveniences, but head to Bagan and Inle Lake, for instance, and it's as if you're transported through time. Simply put, Myanmar mesmerized us.