Destinations

NOTHING DOUR ABOUT THE DOURO

Meera Kamra-Kelsey, October 2015 Two landmark birthdays and a special anniversary to mark, we booked a Douro River cruise in Portugal on an acclaimed line well over a year in advance. We got the last available balcony stateroom. Seemed early but reasons became clear later. European river cruising is wildly popular as a relaxed way […] Click to read more »

Find Out the Latest in Wellness Travel as Well as Hot Destinations for 2015 with TRAVEL TO WELLNESS Expert, Anne Dimon

  According to Travel Expert, Anne Dimon, “Wellness Travel is about traveling for the primary purpose of achieving, promoting or maintaining maximum health and a sense of well-being”.  We spoke with Dimon recently at The New York Times Travel Show, where she was speaking on the topic of Wellness Travel. She informed us that it’s the […] Click to read more »

ManAboutWorld’s Editor in Chief, Ed Salvato Talks Savvy Traveling Plus Where to Go in 2015 By Steve V. Rodriguez

Our chat with Editor in Chief, Ed Salvato at The New York Times Travel Show last week was enlightening regarding his savvy digital magazine, ManAboutWorld,  which is the first ever digital downloadable magazine for the gay man. The well curated travel magazine recently featured the 15 Gay Places to Go for 2015. The list included spots […] Click to read more »

Ocean Style Magazine brings Top Caribbean Cuisine to New York with ReservedNYC

Ocean Style Magazine returned this year to serve up  Caribbean cuisine to New York featuring top chefs like Chef Tim Tibbits of Flying Fish restaurant in the Bahamas. Other chefs included Chef Purmessur of Coconut Bay Resort and Spa in St. Lucia,  and Chef Shorne of ShorCulinaire, who offers his private chef and catering services. Celebrities […] Click to read more »

Maui All Grown Up: The Sexy Sizzle of the New Andaz Hotel By Frank D. Pond

Wow!  That’s the word that jumps to one’s lips upon pulling up to the new Maui Andaz Hotel, walking down the dramatic colonnade entrance with water flowing on both sides and then entering the “Meeting Room” or what used to be called a Lobby.  The place is gorgeous, sexy, adult, glamorous and a HUGE step […] Click to read more »

Top 3 Fine Dining Restaurants in Sin City for 2014: Milos, Guy Savoy & Carnevino

Las Vegas has marked itself as a food destination like San Francisco, New York, New Orleans and Chicago. Newer hotels like The Cosmopolitan, Aria and The Palazzo have all positioned their gambling areas further into the hotel, thus making guest entrances a little less loud, focusing on beautiful aesthetics. These hotels also house some of […] Click to read more »

Why you need to put Bordeaux, France on your travel radar Editorial & Photos Below By: Steve V. Rodriguez

I can honestly admit that I have come to a place in my life where I welcome the unknown and the surprises that await. By not expecting too much, I find that what is unveiled usually can be quite fulfilling in life. This past Summer my Editor and friend, Frank D. Pond and I were […] Click to read more »

NATURAL BEAUTY: African Photo Essay By: Frank D. Pond

Those who know me, know that my “happiest place on earth” is neither in Anaheim nor Orlando.  Rather it lies across the Atlantic Ocean from Orlando and is the continent of Africa, especially the nations of Southern Africa.  I had the recent pleasure of returning to South Africa and Namibia and these photos come out […] Click to read more »

The Business of Hospitality In Dubai featuring the Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence By Myrdith Leon-McCormack

“You can’t please everyone.”  We’ve all heard these words since childhood. As adults we need to believe them to survive the harsh competition and to find success in our field. While pleasing everyone may not be my ultimate goal, for a hotel franchise as large as, the Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai,  the very theory can and will […] Click to read more »