• A Royal Tour with Simon Rhodes   Last week I was honored to visit the Royal Library at Windsor Castle at the invitation of my friend Simon Rhodes. Simon is a cousin of, and former Page of Honour to, Her Majesty The Queen. This is extraordinary access, beyond what I ever imagined possible. The day of my visit I was instructed to arrive […]
  • Luxury Travel: It’s About Access, Not Thread Counts Luxury is about opening doors…or gates. The author at Burghley House in England. “Show me something I can’t see on my own, introduce me to someone I could not meet. That is the trip I will take. Luxury is Access. “ That’s my travel mantra and apparently, many UHNW travelers share my view. At a recent […]
  • Travels with Alison Weir  Show me something I can’t see on my own, introduce me to someone I could not meet. That is the trip I will take. So many wonderful travel suppliers can provide all the comforts imaginable, but it is the access they offer that separates the good from the exceptional.  Alison Weir’s tours are exceptional. Do the Tudors […]
  • The Glories of Imperial St. Petersburg, Russia I will be returning  to St. Petersburg on another Baltic Cruise this summer onboard Viking Oceans, Viking Sky.  Check out the fabulous Viking Homelands itinerary here. This article is from my visit last summer.  New discoveries  always await in St. Petersburg, but here are my highlights.  At the Catherine Palace.  Right at Home! For most cruisers, […]
  • A Travel Writer in the Trump Era Last September I was in a small taxi heading to Lalibela, Ethiopia. Sitting in the front seat taking pictures, my driver asked if I was American. After I said yes, he asked if I thought Donald Trump would be elected President. I said no I did not think he would win. He smiled and said […]
  • About Viking Cruises: What I Meant to Say Leaving the port of Le Havre, France onboard Viking Sea. Returning to my cabin after another exciting Viking Cruises‘ christening in Koblenz, Germany, I found a letter, asking if I would consider being interviewed.  I emailed the Viking video team that I would be happy to share my thoughts on Viking and cruising.  (This is […]
  • When in Rome…Beyond the Top Ten Sites Beyond the Colosseum many exciting, less visited, world class sites are waiting for you to explore in Rome.  Here are a few of my top finds.  Hint: they include Michelangelo, the Borgias and Mussolini. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Slow down, relish the moment, savor the tastes and dig a little deeper […]
  • Luxury Travels…. in Tudor England The author at Hampton Court Palace. Travel is always enlightening.  Sometimes it is exceptional.  But when all the stars align, it becomes extraordinary. My travels through Great Britain with author and historian Alison Weir have been extraordinary.  Here is why. Many geographic destinations may seem more exotic and I have visited almost all, from Easter […]
  • Pompeii 79AD A stop on the Grand Tour since the 18th century, the site of Pompeii still mesmerizes…even for the return visitor. A favorite port stop on many Mediterranean itineraries is the Amalfi Coast. Flowers, vistas, lemons and limoncello lure travelers to long lunches and evening strolls. Pulling into Sorrento by ship is one of the most striking sites […]
  • Visiting Mount Vernon after the Nice Attack Visiting the home of our first president, George Washington, the day after the tragic attack in Nice, I am reminded of our long history of friendship and support. George Washington planted this beautiful fleur de lis boxwood parterre in his Upper Garden in recognition and thanks for France’s critical support for our revolution.  It has been […]

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