Experiencing the Refined Luxury of Aer Lingus Business Class

When I mention to friends I’m flying with Aer Lingus in Business Class they look surprised. “Isn’t it a budget airline?” Absolutely not! Founded by the Irish government in 1936 the airline is now a wholly owned subsidiary of International Airlines Group (IAG) and flies to 11 Stateside destinations. I took the largest aircraft in … More Experiencing the Refined Luxury of Aer Lingus Business Class

The World’s 6 Most Festive Wintertime Destinations

A wintertime adventure to one of these towns in Europe (and one in Canada) is an adventure into a fairy tale. The aesthetics and the architecture are from a grander era—and it’s even more enchanted and festive around Christmas. Here, an invitation to enter a snow-covered world where the cocoa is sweet and the houses … More The World’s 6 Most Festive Wintertime Destinations

Move over Etihad – Singapore Airlines has raised the bar with their swanky new ‘bedroom’ suites

Singapore Airlines will debut their hotly anticipated new Suites on the Singapore-Sydney route in December. After four years in development, the airline has made improvements across the board with changes in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class; but it is definitely the addition of the plush new Suites that promises to be a … More Move over Etihad – Singapore Airlines has raised the bar with their swanky new ‘bedroom’ suites

10 Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodges Where You Can Hit the Slopes in Seconds

Why waste a second of your ski holiday lugging your gear, when these 10 mountainside resorts and their teams of ski professionals are dedicated to making the exhausting ordeal of gearing-up as convenient as possible? Use the extra time to enjoy the spa and top-of-the-line restaurants, or get an extra hour of sleep and hit … More 10 Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodges Where You Can Hit the Slopes in Seconds

Get Away with the Thoughtful Luggage for Today’s Traveller

Aesthetics count in today’s luggage world. Ditto durability. So if you’re looking for a stylish suitcase range that is also indestructible, check out Away – the new sexy-tough luggage solution for all travellers. Launched in the UK this year by American friends and businesswomen, Jen Rubio and Steph Korey – Away suitcases were developed with … More Get Away with the Thoughtful Luggage for Today’s Traveller

Park Hyatt Makes Its Caribbean Debut on St. Kitts

The Park Hyatt has launched its first hotel in the Caribbean this month in the southeastern coast of St. Kitts. The 126-room property—part of the ambitious Christophe Harbour yachting development—is situated on a tranquil stretch of Banana Bay, considered one of the island’s prettiest shorelines thanks to its powdery pale-gold sands and crystalline waters. Although the Park Hyatt St. Kitts draws … More Park Hyatt Makes Its Caribbean Debut on St. Kitts

Lanai’s Manele Golf Course Could Be the Most Heavenly Course in Hawaii

In 1992, the Dole Food Company left Lanai, Hawaii’s most sparsely populated island. The pineapple company’s departure meant the loss of employment for almost a third of the island’s population. But the Four Seasons Resort and Jack Nicklaus arrived that same year. As they say on Lanai, “When one door closes, another opens.” Today, the … More Lanai’s Manele Golf Course Could Be the Most Heavenly Course in Hawaii

Why Greece Is Best Seen by Boat

A traditional Turkish gulet allows a lot of freedom and flexibility. The summertime appeal of Greece—languid Mediterreanean lunches, charming white-washed villages, hidden swimming coves—can undoubtedly be spoiled by the crowds. But if you look beyond the well- trodden spots (and know how to navigate the Aegean) you’ll happen upon a smattering of tiny isles with all the spoils … More Why Greece Is Best Seen by Boat

10 of the Craziest Pool Designs in the World

 For the most part, swimming pools around the world are rather mundane in shape. “You dug a hole in the backyard—rectangular, oval, or kidney-shaped—and that was that,” said photographer Kelly Klein, the author of the 2012 book Pools: Reflections (Rizzoli). Those days, however, are gone. Pools have evolved into sophisticated “liquid sculptures,” Klein notes. And these fantastic … More 10 of the Craziest Pool Designs in the World

The Best Places to Go for Halloween

Break out your scary stories and crazy costumes—Halloween is nearly here, and the parties are about to begin. Salem, New Orleans, and New York City are famous for their celebrations, but if you’re traveling internationally, fear not: variations of Halloween occur all over the world. From the Calaverasskulls and dancing at Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos to the … More The Best Places to Go for Halloween