Travel Writing

Exploring California’s Wine Country

As you wind past hillsides covered with old-growth vines and approach the mission-style buildings of Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, you'll know you've arrived at a special destination. The historic hotel, built in 1926 on grounds home to ancient healing waters, has been luxuriously restored to reflect the casual elegance of Northern California. If you intend to immerse yourself in California's wine country, this is where you need to start.... Read More...

A Weekend in Solvang

Explore the little Denmark of the Central California coast. After a quick jaunt up the coast from Santa Barbara, you'll find yourself in the heart of Denmark. Little Denmark, that is. Danish immigrants landed in Central California and founded Solvang in 1911. Today, that Scandinavian culture is alive and well—along with a strong dose of California's wine and agricultural industries.... Read More...

Lights, Camera, Action: Experience Toronto’s International Film Festival

Fairmont Royal York has always set the standard for spectacular stays in the heart of downtown Toronto. It is the ideal place to call home while you explore the capital of Ontario, Canada, situated along the shores of Lake Ontario. September is a bustling time in the city when Hollywood comes to town for theToronto International Film Festival (TIFF).... Read More...

You Only Live Once: California’s Yolo County has food, wine, art…and zombies

While popular culture embraces #YOLO to remind you that "you only live once," Yolo County, California, brings that philosophy to life. Located in the Sacramento Valley between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, the county's three major cities—Davis, Winters, and Woodland—offer visitors everything from farm-to-fork experiences and art walks, to a zombie train and one of the country's top 10 public universities.... Read More...

The Mac: 100 Years of Hospitality

Ever since it opened its doors on July 5, 1915, the AAA Four-Diamond luxury Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has defined the Edmonton skyline. This historic property in the Western Canadian province of Alberta overlooks Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River Valley, which includes a majestic river and the largest urban parkway in North America. Guests have easy access to the River Valley's 100 miles of paths for biking, hiking and rollerblading. When in Edmonton, do as the Edmontonians do: There's also a network of 20 major parks to enjoy and plenty of water sports, from kayaking to fishing, which the hotel concierge can book for you.... Read More...

Luxe Layovers: PHL

PHL—Philadelphia International Airport—opened in 1940 as Philadelphia Municipal Airport with just four carriers. Today, PHL is owned and operated by the city of Philadelphia and services not only the country’s sixth largest metropolitan area, but the entire country along with most of Europe and the Middle East.... Read More...
Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg: A luxury escape in the Texas Hill Country

Fredericksburg, founded by German immigrants in the 1840s, is about an hour north of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. The town is now filled with historic limestone buildings, some of the sweetest peaches in the world, luxurious B&Bs, world-class shopping, art galleries, restaurants, wineries, museums, and plenty of outdoor fun.... Read More...

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