Travels with Larry Olmsted

  By Larry Olmsted More than ever before, travelers are demanding an authentic, immersive experience when they travel and are eagerly trading cookie cutter for a unique sense of place. After more than a century as Cape Cod’s premier luxury resort, and a recent $100 million renovation, the Chatham Bars Inn offers

Longtime contributor Larry Olmsted has written an important and groundbreaking book about the food that we eat every day, Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It. It’s already on the The New York Times Bestseller List and you can probably

By Larry Olmsted The world is full of iconic hotels, from London’s Savoy to Venice’s Cipriani to Hong Kong’s Peninsula, but it is fair to say that the Ritz Paris is the most iconic of them all. It was the first namesake launch by the most revered main in hospitality history,

By Larry Olmsted There are luxury trains on every continent save Antarctica, but the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the one everybody knows, nicknamed the King of Trains and Train of Kings back in the 19th century. The title is fitting, as it routinely carried European royalty, Presidents, and even Russian Tsars.

By Larry Olmsted “First Class” always sounds sexy, but when it comes to flying, it’s a vague and uncertain term. Back in the Golden Age of air travel, First meant hand carved beef tenderloin, free flowing champagne and passengers who wore ties. This kind of First Class flying still exists

  By Larry Olmsted 30 years after their breakout blockbuster Appetite For Destruction became the bestselling debut album in history, the featured trio from Guns N’ Roses’ original lineup is back – after a two decade absence. Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan have reunited, and they are headed to

By Larry Olmsted Skiers and snowboarders are blessed with a wealth of great choices when it comes to picking a resort for a winter vacation. Among “major” ski resorts, those with a hundred-plus trails, wide variety of terrain and full-service facilities like great ski schools and extensive lift networks, the

By Larry Olmsted The classic African safari features a huge variety of wildlife on land, water and sky, but the main attractions for most travelers are the big cats: the lion, cheetah and leopard. It is very easy to see lions on safari and possible to view all three species

For decades Aer Lingus has languished in the middle of the pack of the world’s large air carriers, better known for low prices and getting people to Ireland than quality or destinations beyond the Emerald Isle.

By Larry Olmsted Las Vegas now attracts more than 40 million annual visitors, and has already broken monthly tourism records thrice this year. Travelers just love the place, and for good reason – it is chock full of unrivaled options for entertainment, food, culture, nightlife, lodging and an array of