Eccleston Square: London’s Bou”tech” Hotel

Eccleston Square Hotel

I discovered a cool new London boutique hotel, not surprisingly given it’s high tech features, on Twitter recently. With their fun Twitter and Instagram feeds, friendly online personality and reputation as one of the most high-tech hotels in the world, I was thrilled when Eccleston Square Hotel invited me to come check out all of […]

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty for all the Senses

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

Museums just typically aren’t my thing. To be completely honest, I find most of them a bit boring. But London’s Victoria and Albert Museum was able to lure me with the promise of over-the-top tartan frocks, crystal encrusted shoes and surreal accessories. The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, the most visited show in the history […]

Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month: Rachel Fang

Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month

Welcome to the Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month series! Here we check in monthly with regular travelers just like you – no blog, no job in the travel industry, just travel. Want to be a Luxe Adventure Traveler of the Month? Get in touch with us at [email protected] This month we check in with […]

Arosa: The Perfect Ski Getaway

Tschuggen Express

Seemingly dropped in to a bowl, Arosa is a postcard-perfect Swiss village with dazzling 360-degree views of the Graubünden mountains. Arosa isn’t a mega-resort – you know, the ones with hundreds of kilometers of pistes – and that’s perfect for me as I’m here to attempt to learn to snowboard. There are still a great […]

Kayak Under the 2000 Year Old Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

We don’t typically play favorites when it comes to UNESCO World Heritage Sites; they’re all import and culturally significant. But to be completely honest, sometimes they’re also a bit boring and museum-like. And if you’re a regular reader here, you know that standing behind a rope just to have a look-see typically isn’t our thing. […]

13 Reasons to Go to Friuli Venezia Giulia Right Now

Gliding at Piancavallo

Everyone knows any Italy itinerary should include visits Rome, Florence, and Venice. You might even know some of Italy’s “off-the-beaten-path” (that really aren’t so off-the-beaten-path anymore) destinations like San Gimignano, Bologna, and Cinque Terre. But I’d bet that unless you live in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia like us, you’ve probably not heard of or ever considered […]

10 Bucket List Trips to Take in Your 30s

Canyonlands Ballooning

I have celebrated my faux 29th birthday again and again…and again. I officially enter my mid-thirties in a few days and it’s time to embrace it. I mean, what’s really so terrible about being 35? If you’re like me with your 20s undeniably in the rear view mirror, you probably have more money in your […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting

Beginner's Guide to Wine Tasting

You sit down at a nice restaurant and are presented the wine list. You might ask for a few recommendations and finally settle upon a bottle to order. Before you know it, your waiter is proudly presenting the bottle to you and pours just a tasting amount in the glass with a flourish. If you’re […]

Unforgettable Winter Adventures in Swedish Lapland

Dog Sledding in Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland is magical in the winter. Snow that sparkles like a sea of diamonds, spotting herds of reindeer, trees so heavy with snow that they dip precariously toward the ground, and green curtains dancing across the night sky. There’s a thrill to stepping off the plane at the tiny airport and spotting the negative […]