Ruffing It: Traveling with PETS

Win a Kimpton Hotel stay and copy of author and pet travel expert Kelly E. Carter's new book, a road map for traveling with four-legged friends   Respected journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Kelly E. Carter, has written for various publications such a People, USA TODAY, Elite Traveler, Departures, and others. For the past 10 years, she’s jetted around the globe … [Read more...]

Surf in Style in LAGUNA NIGUEL

It’s endless summer at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel with their guided surfing experiences   “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” Who knows how many surfboards these Beach Boys lyrics have helped to sell over the decades. But one thing that’s absolutely certain is that through the years, California has firmly established itself as the most iconic wave-seeking … [Read more...]

Staycation at Four Seasons in LOS ANGELES

Feel like you're miles away from home without leaving LA when you check into the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Before I had two kids, the idea of a staycation was an oddity. But with a toddler and baby, the thought of lugging everyone and everything through an airport did not sound like a vacation.Instead, my husband and I checked into the Four Seasons in Los Angeles at Beverly … [Read more...]

Australia By Air: KIRKHOPE AVIATION

For the best views from above, take a bespoke Air Tour with Australia’s most experienced pilots in a comfy private jet.  Kirkhope Aviation began their flying adventures in the mid ‘70s taking intrepid travelers on trips into outback Australia. Over the years, these outback air adventures became a passion and the company began specializing in tours around Australia, particularly the Kimberley and … [Read more...]

EPIC PASS, Epic Deal

Vail Resorts offers sweet deal on multi-mountain pass for the ultimate 2014-2015 ski and snowboarding season. The magic of skiing in April arrives with late season powder dumps followed by warm bluebird days. Skiers can ditch their heavy coats, schuss the slopes and hang out après on the sun-kissed decks with icy beers in hand. But even as the season winds down, the time to start planning … [Read more...]

How to Score the CHEAPEST AIRFARES This Holiday Season

It's that time of  year again when people start thinking about end of the year travels either to visit family or escape to some sunny hideaway. Whichever direction you're headed, we wanted to make sure you know about the "Goldilocks zone," shoulder season deals, and multiple fights discounts that will save you money you can use at your destination instead of on your plane ticket. Following are … [Read more...]

KANGALUNA CAMP: Outback Safari in SA

From sleeping in a swagon in the Gawler Ranges to swimming with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula, this corner of South Australia offers a variety of outback and coastal adventures you won’t want to miss. For a truly amazing and authentic outback experience there is no greater guide than Geoff Scholz, the quintessentially Australian proprietor of Kangaluna Camp in the Gawler Ranges. Born and … [Read more...]

BANNISTERS: Mollymook’s Motel with the Mostest

Kate Ayrton finds something fishy and fabulous on Australia's scenic South Coast. Bannisters guests generally fall into two categories: those who have been and those who have not. The first are a devoted lot who return on a regular basis to graze at Rick Stein’s famous table while taking in the fresh seaside air and stunning ocean views. The second simply don’t know what they’re missing. … [Read more...]

A Peak Experience Awaits This Winter in WHISTLER, BC

Liz Laing nestles in at Nita Lake Lodge in British Columbia's winter wonderland. Now that it's November, summer already seems like a distant memory for those of us in the northern hemisphere. That means the search is on for the ultimate winter playground. So here's a haute tip: point your skis, snowboard or snowshoes towards one of the world's most coveted mountain resorts, Whistler … [Read more...]

Ghosts of NEVADA

Robert Ellsworth hits the Top 5 Haunted Haunts in Virginia City. Ever had the feeling that someone was following you, only to discover upon turning around that you’re all alone? Sensed a sinister presence that made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up? Well, if you’re visiting Virginia City, Nevada these experiences can easily be explained, as this former gold and silver mining town is … [Read more...]