I never thought that I would be able to write about a 5-star property that has huge rooms, floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of Hong Kong Bay, an incredible infinity pool and numerous dining options ... at a price as low as $150 a night. The Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong, a Shangri-La Hotel, has done my entire job for me through the opening line
Few places in the world match the caliber of modern beauty that The United Arab Emirates have to offer. Conveniently located across the street from the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, The Shangri-La Dubai is the epitome of sophisticated luxury and an embodiment of the wealthy Emirati culture. "Shangri-La" is a term coined by British author, James Hamilton, who named a fictional place in his novel, Lost Horizon, Shangri-La. The term is synonymous with earthy paradise ... and The Shangri-La in Dubai is just that.
The largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye is a stunning destination known for it's prominent snorkeling and diving locations, a multitude of exciting activities, mouthwatering food and so much more. With cheap flights from most places in the U.S - Belize is the perfect destination for a short budget trip or even a little luxury splurging.
Belgium is arguably the most underrated country in Europe. Nested in the middle of The Netherlands, Germany and France, Belgium will give you the best of all three worlds. It is a petite country that is rich with jaw dropping architecture, delicious food, and a simple system of transportation. Most importantly, it is very affordable and the perfect destination for a long weekend getaway.
There is no place more luxurious on the island than the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island . Nested on the northeastern coast of Florida, Amelia Island is rich historical tales in addition to its scenic beauty. The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island offers a vast number of unique activities for adults and kids alike, and very noteworthy on-site dining experiences.
Budapest is an absolutely stunning city. It is relatively small and walkable, it is rich in jaw dropping architecture, and the food and alcohol is cheap (& delicious). It is inexpensive and allows you the opportunity to splurge on 5 star hospitality, and best of all, Budapest is perfect for a [long] weekend trip!
Proudly boasting its numerous attractive amenities, opulent atmosphere, and unparalleled with attention to detail, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour finds its popularity among some of the the most discerning travelers of the world. Here is why your next weekend getaway should be at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.
Nothing that I write here can prepare you for the emotions that you will experience in Cuba. What I will say, though, is that if you have an open mind, a sense of compassion, and the longing to get deeply intertwined in Cuban culture - it will be like nothing you have experienced before.
Hundreds of celebrities, Heads of State, Ministers, and Presidents have stayed at the Intercontinental Geneva. Follow me as I celebrate the contemporary luxury of this fabulous Swiss hotel on the 70th anniversary of the Intercontinental Brand.
Istanbul is such an incredible place; it is beautiful, it is lively, and it is home to some of the best tea and dessert I have ever had. I spent a mere 7 hours in Istanbul on a layover flight from Israel to NYC. Here is what you can do in 7 hours in Istanbul and how you can avoid some of the obstacles I faced.
A lazy sunrise scrambles as it makes its way to the top of the cotton candy skies. The black silhouettes of scattered bony palm trees begin to show shades of green under the morning rays. Somewhere in the distance, the sound of a waterfall grazes your palette of your ears. A peach colored cloud hangs above the infinity pool, unaccompanied. Your day is just about to begin, and you already realize that you never want to leave.
From living in a Balinese tree-house to living in the most luxurious 5-star resort that Bali has to offer, The Viceroy - follow me as I show you how to make the best out of four days in Bali, Indonesia !
Here is every reason you need to go to Barcelona solo. I did not know the names of the places I constantly saw in photographs, I did not know any of its famous streets, and certainly knew nothing about the restaurants. Coming to Barcelona, I was really an explorer. Little did I know, this was the perfect setup for a solo trip. Allow me to plead my case.
[Hopefully] by now you are asking yourself the how, what, where, when, and why. How do I get there? What is that? Where is that? When can I go? and Why am I not there yet?
Follow me Iceland - only five hours away from NYC, on a direct flight. You can go there for just two-three days. It is the perfect weekend getaway. So I encourage you to, please, do what I did: take a friday off and book your flight to Iceland for a weekend. Now, let's get down to business.