Travel Writing

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...

Eat Your Way Through 5 Western Food Festivals

Many of us have a love affair with food. Not only does it nourish our bodies, but food also helps define entire cultures. Across the Western United States, there is an astounding array of local favorites, including great flavors of chiles, fruits, and vegetables from verdant farmlands and spicy tastes of nearby Mexico. These amazing flavors and the cultures of our Western heritage are celebrated at fun, funky, and often offbeat food festivals. Here are vie of the best in the West this year.... Read More...

Adventure Awaits at Mayakoba

Hugging the shores of the Caribbean Sea, amidst a tropical rainforest, the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba is about 40 miles south of Cancun in Mexico's Riviera Maya. This tropical paradise includes mangrove jungles, lagoons, pristine shores and miles of canals, earning it the nickname, “Venice of the Caribbean.” A visit to Mayakoba offers the opportunity to explore this fragile ecosystem in tandem with local Mayan culture.... Read More...

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