Getaways

By Geri Bain .By Geri Bain I felt quite grand each time I walked through the stone archway into the elegant main hall of the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. It was built in 1906 in the Art Nouveau/Secessionist architectural style that was sweeping Europe at the turn of the

By Geri Bain There is no mistaking the fact that Aria Hotel Budapest by the Library Hotel Collection is all about music. A fanciful piano keyboard swirls along the lobby floor from the front entrance to a real grand piano, which is played during the complimentary daily afternoon wine and

By Ruth J. Katz I awoke from a dreamy slumber, in an exceptionally comfy bed in my handsome chamber at the Williamsburg Inn, startled by a pre-dawn rattle.  I shambled over to the window, and gazed out over the tranquil, still-moonlit, velvety green landscape—the first hole of the Gold Golf

By Monique Burns[ Great capitals go in and out of fashion.  Take Nanjing.   For decades, the city has been eclipsed by Beijing,  China’s political capital, 600 miles north.   Shanghai, China’s ultramodern business capital, 200 miles east, has stolen the spotlight, too, with 21st-century skyscrapers and 19th-century European landmarks along its

By Ann Abel Sure, diamonds and dinners are nice, but few things are more romantic than playing castaway on a nearly deserted tropical island. The worries of life fall away, the focus goes back to where it belongs (each other), and shoes become optional. Maybe clothing as well. Here are

By Gerrie Summers It’s been a while since I’ve been on a Celebrity cruise ship. I think the last actual cruise was on Solstice—and I thought that was something with its first Lawn Club at Sea, Aqua Class suites, and staterooms that looked more like a bedroom you’d find at

By Everett Potter If you asked me to distill the essence of Switzerland into seven and a half hours, I would tell you to book a ticket on the Glacier Express. Starting in the ski town of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and ending in the legendary lair

By Cathie Arquilla Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you? Tivoli Avenida Liberdade is groovy. It could (and should have been) a great location for the episodic TV show Mad Men. If the Graduates’ Mrs. Robinson wanted to seduce a young man in Lisbon, this is the

Story and photo by Deborah Loeb Bohren Nestled in the Riff Mountains in northwest Morocco lies Chefchaouen, with it’s ancient gated medina where every day is a blue day. At first glance, everything just looks…well, blue.  But as you wander the labyrinth of streets, alleyways, and courtyards and your eyes