A Tour of Luxury Villas in Thailand

When most travelers think of Thailand they think cheap, budget, a place they can stay a long time for a little bit of money. Yes this is true, you can stay very cheaply in Thailand and yes it is the mecca for backpackers and bloggers. That’s why so many live here or stay here. They […]

Why I Love the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

I love nice hotels and I love good service. Hotels and service to me are kind of like scotch and Brussels sprouts; it took me a while to like them (or really care) but now that I do, I want and expect them to be top notch. With hotels, you don’t always get what you […]

Marrakech is a Must Visit for Travelers

Marrakech, Morocco is one of those places that a traveler has to go at some point in their lives. There is an almost mythical, ancient Tuareg connotation to the name and the modern day city is both what you’d expect and also completely different. Marrakech has an old core that really hasn’t changed too much […]

Raffles Hotel Istanbul

The Raffles Hotel Istanbul is the epitome of what a luxury hotel should be. The Raffles Hotel Istanbul is one of only 11 Raffles properties around the world and only the second one that I’ve stayed in (Singapore was the other). I was floored by how awesome my stay was. It wasn’t just because of […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Izmir

Izmir, Turkey is a city that I visited way back in March 2001. I remember thinking that it was a boring industrial city that was a good midpoint between Istanbul, Ephesus and the great Turkish coast to the south. I never gave much thought to going back to Izmir. However, as luck would have it […]

9 Places to Stay in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is one of the best cities in the world, without a doubt. I have been to Cape Town at least 10 times. There are hundreds of places to stay, if not thousands and I have stayed at a fair amount of them over the years. So I have decided to mentioned […]

ILTM Cannes 2013

ILTM Cannes 2013 was my first ILTM in Cannes. I had previously been to ILTM Asia in Shanghai in June and was unable to attend ILTM Americas this past September. I normally don’t attend many travel shows or conferences. I generally find them useless for what I am interested in-especially the biggest industry conferences and […]

Riding Through the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer Train

The Rocky Mountaineer train snakes in and out of valleys of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Riding through the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer train is the best way to see one of the God’s greatest creations. British Columbia and Alberta are two of the prettiest places on the planet but in order to […]

W Scottsdale: One of my Favorite Hotels

You may or may not know that I have a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. While Thunderbird gets by on its prestigious title of being the #1 ranked International Business School in the world; it’s location is less than desirable. So when I was in […]

ILTM Asia Shanghai

ILTM Asia Shanghai 2013 was a fantastic gathering of luxury brands, buyers, and sellers from all over the globe with a real focus on Asia and China specifically. The forums and press briefings gave valuable insights into the state of the Asian market and where it’s headed. ILTM Asia Shanghai was a great success and […]

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