Separated from the rest of Asia by the South China Sea, the Philippines is one of the most underrated destinations in the region. It is an archipelago comprised of more than 7,000 stunning islands. Palawan, one of the country's tourist hotspots, even nabbed the World’s Best Island title in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 awards. The Philippines is a must-visit for tourists wanting to unwind to the sound of the ocean and witness some of nature’s finest views in style.
Nothing is quite as pleasant as picking up your key card at check-in and hearing those two magic words: "welcome home". It may not sound like much, but after commuting for over 20 hours, those were exactly the words I needed to hear. Paired with the unmistakable scent of vanilla, sandalwood, bergamot and tea [...]
Dubai is the model that every photographer dreams to shoot; It is young, vibrant, sophisticated and sexy. The city of Dubai has existed since the mid 1800's and in 1968 there were just 13 cars on the roads. Fast forward 40 years, it's hard to fathom that Dubai is technically still in it's infancy.
Perhaps the most admirable part of Balinese culture is the inherent kindness of the locals - it is simply unparalleled with and after visiting dozens of countries, I still feel that Balinese people are the kindest in the world. This isn't just a Ritz-Carlton, its a Balinese Ritz-Carlton.
If you are planning your honeymoon or simply a romantic getaway, then The Viceroy Bali should be your first (& only) option. I've stayed at dozens of 5-star properties and the one I keep coming back to is The Viceroy Bali.
The Best Place to Stay in Singapore is undeniably The Shangri-La which is so incredible that it is actually dubbed the Second Botanic Garden of Singapore.
Many travelers make the common mistake of looking for accommodation near Times Square but there's another area that is widely forgotten and underrated!
Hôtel de Paris is undeniably the crown jewel of Monte Carlo and arguably the entire French Riviera. It is the staple of classic luxury as the most discerned travelers know it, which is why I am so honored to write about it as the incredible final stop of my French road trip.
La Bastide de Moustiers, Alain Ducasse's favorite house in Provence, is a hidden gem in one of the prettiest villages in France ... & perhaps even the world.
In a village called La Celle en Provence, there is a 12th century Benedictine convent. Alain Ducasse took over the property and transformed it into the centerpiece of hospitality, heritage and fine dining.