Travel Writing

Luxe Layovers: ATL

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA, USA: ATL Remember the days when the thought of an airport layover brought shudders and a sense of dread? Today's airports are breaking out of that mold—and breaking all the old rules—to offer bespoke services to modern travelers. From luxury lounges, modern spas and art museums, to wine bars, gourmet restaurants and markets filled with fresh produce, airports around the world are revolutionizing the travel experience. Discover a new place each month for your next luxe layover.... Read More...

South Lake Tahoe: A perfect romantic weekend escape

February is an ideal time to head north for a romantic snowy getaway. An ideal long weekend escape is South Lake Tahoe, Calif. If you book a room at the new Landing Resort & Spa, you can enjoy fine dining, skiing at Heavenly Mountain, rooms with fireplaces overlooking Lake Tahoe, and an indulgent spa to boot.... Read More...

Glorious Gardens: Wander 3 Southern California Natural Hotspots

No matter the season, botanical gardens enable us to experience the world within a few beautifully maintained acres. From desert succulents to tropical plants and towering trees, these beauties are dedicated to preserving the rare and endangered as well as bringing other parts of the world right to the United States. If you are planning a trip to Palm Springs or Southern California, these botanical gardens are destinations worth discovering.... Read More...
Be on the lookout for alligators in the Everglades. Photo by Susan Lanier-Graham

Cajun Country Cravin’

Explore Lake Charles and Baton Rouge to experience a different side of Louisiana. When most people visit Louisiana, they spend time in New Orleans but never experience the rest of the state. Two of the state's largest cities—Baton Rouge (also the state capital) and Lake Charles—offer a different side of Louisiana. Explore the Cajun and Creole traditions, along with the bayous, back roads, cuisine, and celebrations that define the region.... Read More...

5 Western Gardens That Wow

From roses to cacti, these outdoor wonderlands showcase natural beauty all year long. Botanical gardens across the Western United States offer amazing opportunities for visitors to explore the world around them, experiencing everything from native plants to exotic foliage. these gardens vary from desert landscapes filled with cacti and succulents to hothouses brimming with exotic orchids to rugged seaside cliff walks. Some gardens also house animals, birds, children's activities, petting zoos, carousels, miniature trains, art and antiquities.... Read More...
AMS Departures by Ghislain Mary via Creative Commons

Luxe Layovers: AMS

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (pronounced shki-pole) had its beginnings back in 1916 when a little military two-seater flew into a field outside Amsterdam. Just four years later, in May of 1920, KLM Royal Dutch Airlineslanded the first commercial plane there, with two journalists from England on board the plane. Over the next half-dozen years, Schiphol earned the nickname “Schiphol Bathing Resort” because, more often than not, the field was a mud bath due to heavy rainfall. The airlines even hired big burly Dutchmen to carry passengers off the plane on their backs. In 1926, the city of Amsterdam took ownership of the new airport in anticipation of the 1928 Olympics, and created an impressive system of tarmacs to prevent planes and passengers from sinking.... Read More...

Rocky Mountain Mecca: Urban fun blends with Old West charm in Denver

Denver, known as the Mile High City for its elevation of 5,280 feet, is the gateway to the Rockies. While the Old West defined Denver, today's city is a vibrant urban landscape embracing its history, celebrating its great outdoor spaces, and reveling in world-class dining and culture. Denver is an ideal year-round vacation destination less than two hours by plane from Phoenix. With a modern light rail system, revitalized downtown, art museums, outdoor activities, and innovative cuisine, Denver holds its own as one of the top cities in the United States to explore and indulge. Upon arriving, it quickly becomes apparent that Denver also is a place of friendly folks soaking up its usually 300-plus days of sunshine.... Read More...

Wandering Window Rock

Exploring Northeastern Arizona's Navajo Nation The navajo Nation is North America's largest Native American tribe with the country's largest Indian reservation, stretching across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. While Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley are popular parts of Navajo Nation lands, the tribe's capital city of Window Rock is less well-known. Located five hours from Phoenix on the Arizona-New Mexico border, it offers the country's only tribal-owned zoo, a veteran's memorial, and the iconic Window Rock formation.... Read More...

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