SOPHY Hyde Park, the 98-room boutique hotel that was named one of “The Best New Hotels in the World” by the editors of Travel + Leisure, is located in the vibrant heart of Chicago’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood. This is one of the most dynamic and culturally diverse areas
What’s the Deal: The Chilko trip with R.O.A.M. was recognized by Outside magazine as the Best River Trip for 2014. Not a bad distinction for this amazing eight day expedition. The Trip: “The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser is unmatched in its awesome diversity and enormous stretches of Class IV whitewater. The trip begins
By Ian Keown My introduction to Caribbean resorts, ‘way back in the Sixties, was Dorado Beach Hotel on Puerto Rico, and for someone who grew up in moist, misty Scotland, as I did, this was like arriving at the gates of paradise. That long estate-like driveway through massed coconut palms!
Calypso del Sol, St. John, USVI. How can I speak the words “Caribbean villa” in these recessionary times? Well, “villa” covers a lot of ground, and in the Caribbean it can mean a cottage, a simple but comfortable house, a very big house, and even those beach side palaces
The Deal: The Chebeague Island Inn’s “Food & Foliage Package.” What’s the Deal: The Chebeague Island Inn is located off the Maine coast on Chebeague Island in Casco Bay. This three-night, midweek special features an oceanview room; one five-course chef’s tasting dinner with wine pairings, highlighting traditional New England ingredients
The Deal: Fairmont Orchid 20% Off Sale The Backstory: Set on some of the best real estate on the Kona Coast, the Orchid gets the Hawaiian beach resort experience right. It has a protected beach, a large meandering pool, and an idyllic palm tree setting that's ideal for serious
A two-part webcast interview on The Travel Show with Steve Perillo on December 6, 2009
THE DEAL: "Everyone's an Original" deal at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. I've long been a Fairmont fan and the "Everyone's an Original" rates at any of Fairmont's 60 plus properties from Chicago to Cairo offer up to 20% or complimentary room nights, depending on the individual hotel or resort.
THE HOTEL: Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, GAThis National Historic Landmark has 63 holes of golf, as well as tennis, horseback riding and a shuttle to a beach side pavilion. The original Queen Anne style architecture dates to 1886, when the hotel was a rarefied club that drew the
Chicago, the home and stomping grounds of former Senator and now President Barack Obama, is once again in the limelight. And frankly, it's about time. The Windy City is one of my favorite places, a big city with a small town feel, a town that always seems more welcoming