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Luxury in Maui at Montage Kapalua Bay

October 1, 2014
Montage Kapalua Bay pool on Maui

Romantic accommodations in a quiet, scenic setting with unassuming personal service is my kind of luxury travel experience. And that’s exactly what I found when the Maui Visitor’s Bureau invited me to stay at Montage Kapalua Bay. Although I’ve traveled to Maui twice before, this was my first time venturing to the Kapalua area. What I discovered was a corner of […]

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Maui the Boomer Way

September 2, 2014
The view at Montage Kapalua Bay

Luxury plus adventure is my favorite travel combination. And the folks at Visit Maui have invited me to experience just that. I’m calling it Maui the Boomer Way. Look at what I’ll be doing for six days on this beautiful Hawaiian island: For adventure, I’ll be paragliding wit Proflyght Paragliding, snorkeling (more than once) and learning stand […]

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Saturday’s scene: Dancing With Water

June 7, 2014
Impression West Lake Hangzhou China

Magnificent? Astounding? Spectacular? None of these adjectives come close to describing Impression West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Performers dance on stages that are set 3 cm into the Yuehu Lake—a natural part of West Lake—as they portray the Han folk story of Lady White Snake and Xu Xian. A dazzling light display turns the lake’s natural surroundings […]

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Luxury in Alaska at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

April 28, 2014
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

It’s hard to find luxury in the wilderness of Alaska. Ask me, I know. After driving for three weeks on an Alaska Highway road trip where Alan and I were lucky to find a halfway decent place to sleep each night—with a hard mattress, scratchy sheets and pillows that definitely weren’t made from memory foam—arriving […]

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Checking Off Bucket List Items on a Luxury Trip to China

March 18, 2014
China tour document box from Ker & Downey holds lots of goodies.

Today, Alan and I leave for a small group luxury trip to China. Along the way, we’ll be checking four items off our boomer bucket list: flying on the Dreamliner, riding a high speed train in China, seeing pandas and cruising the Yangtze River. Our journey begins in Los Angeles, where we’ll board a United Dreamliner […]

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Luxury and Wildlife at Inn the Estuary

March 7, 2014
Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

As tidal waters flowed in and out to the Straight of Georgia, two deer moved delicately through the high grasses of Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary on Vancouver Island. If we squinted our eyes—or looked through binoculars—Alan and I could observe a pair of bald eagles surveying the scene from the top branches of a tree near the edge […]

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Luxurious Winter Fun at The Resort at Paws Up

January 23, 2014
Horses pull the sleigh at The Resort at Paws Up

A river laced with ice and snow winds through rolling hills studded with a thick forest of evergreens. Mountain ranges provide the snowy backdrop. On a frosty hike along the banks of the Blackfoot River, Alan and I stop to inspect bobcat tracks before looking up to see a bald eagle sitting majestically in the […]

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And the Angels Sang on Montserrat

December 21, 2013
Tips for a visit to Montserrat, Spain.

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. Serrated stones dominate the arid mountainside reminding me of the rock formations in the Chirichaua mountains of Arizona. The peal of church bells echo against steep mountain walls, as Alan and I wait to hear the angelic […]

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Luxury in a natural setting at The Wickaninnish Inn

June 28, 2013
Entry at The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

Updated: 10.01.2013 Have you ever stayed in accommodations so perfectly attuned to the surroundings that you didn’t know if you were inside or outside? That’s how Alan and I felt when we stayed at The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino on a May road trip to Vancouver Island. The view from our Beach Deluxe Room in the On-the-Beach building overlooking […]

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Bonding at Black Rock 2013

June 19, 2013
Porsches at Black Rock 2013

How many different types of getaways can you think of? There’s bonding with girlfriends at the beach or golfing with your buddies on a trip to Florida. But what about group getaways? No, I don’t mean group tours; instead, I’m thinking about trips where a group comprised of friends and strangers bonds over a common […]

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