Why Not Consider a Visit to Panama City

Panama City is culturally rich and vibrant and is definitely one to put on your exploration radar. My visit began with two days to explore this charming Central American city. The much-awaited warmth of the sun greeted me, as I stepped out of the car upon arrival at the American Trade Hotel, which is located

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Five Perfect Reasons to Visit Tuscany

You’ve already visited Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and the Amalfi Coast? Here are five perfect reasons to visit majestic Tuscany! 1. The properties are absolutely stunning. Hotel L’Andana at Castiglione della Pescaia is located in the heart of the Maremma region and was once the tyrannical Duke Leopold’s summer residence. There are 33 bedrooms and

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Frontiers Opens Doors

I arrived in the dark at 6:00 a.m., when the Vatican Museums were closed. The first person I met was Gianni Crea, the clavigero (keeper of the keys). Gianni informed me that he was responsible for 2,797 keys that opened more than 300 gates, doors, closets and rooms of the Vatican Museums. My immediate impression

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Gray Whales in Magdalena Bay

We sailed through the night to Puerto Esconado where we docked for our much anticipated trip to Magdalena Bay to go see gray whales. After seeing so many humpback whales from the Safari Endeavor, my daughter, Hannah, and I were extremely excited to see the gray whales up close. There are as many as 20,000 gray

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My Mother-Daughter UnCruise Experience

After contemplating if I’d take one of my daughters, or my husband on a trip I have been considering for a long time now, I decided to take my oldest daughter Hannah, who is 16-years-old to go with me. Our excitement only grew as we embarked on the Safari Endeavor or Captain Cook’s Endeavor, with

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A Snow Day in Yellowstone

One of our nation’s treasures, Yellowstone National Park was the first National Park in the United States and it’s widely considered the first in the world. Spanning nearly 3,500 square miles in Montana and Idaho, the park is mostly in Wyoming. Yellowstone features incredible wildlife, alpine rivers, dense mountainous forests, vast canyons, hot springs and

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Dorchester Collection’s Stunning New Hotel Eden Rome

With a jovial Buongiorno, the handsome doorman in classic attire efficiently orchestrated our happy hotel arrival from the airport. After the quick check-in formalities and a warm welcome, we were escorted to our room in this historic building and longtime venerable hotel. Glowing and gleaming from an inspired renovation, my girlfriend, Jennifer, and I were

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On Top of The World

During my visit to The Ranch at Rock Creek, I had the opportunity to reach the “Top of The World,” quite literally. Starting off as a frigid morning with a high of 10 degrees, it began to warm up after I enjoyed breakfast at Buckle Barn. The temperature quickly climbed to around 20 degrees after

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Cross-Country Skiing at The Ranch at Rock Creek

I recently had the opportunity to visit one of our favorite properties within the United States, The Ranch at Rock Creek. The Ranch is located in western Montana, an hour and a half outside of Missoula and is the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Guest Ranch. Nestled in the pristine wilderness of Montana, The

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Circle of Life: Wildebeest Migration

In Tanzania, the circle of life is all based on the rains. Monsoons in the Indian Ocean decide when those rains will arrive in the Serengeti. A shorter rain arrives in November and December, while a longer rain unleashes more life, giving drops of water from February to April.  The wildebeest herds in the Serengeti

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