Stranded by Sandy – or another winter storm? Here are some tips with how to rebook your flight when weather forces airline cancellations.
A fabulous weekend getaway to Napa could have turned sour when Hurricane Sandy forced most of our party’s outgoing flights back to the East Coast to be canceled. Nothing is a bigger buzzkill than airline problems. But the Philly women on the trip – my sister and several of her friends who work for Fortune […]
Noticed on the road: More luxury hotels seem to be including free mini bars to their high end guests.
One of the biggest arguments that I have with my husband when we’re on the road together concerns the hotel mini bar. I avoid them like the plague, preferring to save money by buying snacks and money at a nearby grocery store. Whereas he can’t seem to stay out of them, rationalizing that ease of […]
A look at the Four Seasons, the chain’s Manele Bay hotel, where we stayed during the VisitLanai New Media Artist in Residence program.
I spent last week in Lana’i, Hawaii, as a “New Media Artist in Residence,” sponsored by the Lana’i Visitors Bureau. The program gave me a chance to explore all aspects of this tiny private island, and allowed me to stay at each of Lana’i's three hotels: Four Seasons at Manele Bay, Four Seasons Lodge at […]
Polynesian Fabios? Well, yes, the Rapanui men are attractive. But that’s only one feature that makes the Easter Island native culture so fascinating.
This post is fourth in a series about Easter Island. Before I left for Easter Island, friends who had visited the island before warned me that the Rapanui men were unusually attractive. “Think Polynesian Fabios,” one travel writer told me. And yes, the men, most with long flowing dark hair, tribal tattoos and well-developed arm muscles, […]
Known for its ceviche, Lima has become the center of a new gastronomic scene. We check out La Mar.
After spending a long morning touring the Lima’s colonial center, we moved on to Miraflores – the city’s wealthy suburb on the Pacific Ocean – for lunch. I knew I wanted ceviche, Lima’s premier dish. But first, Roberto took us to El Parque del Amour (Love Park), dominated by El Beso. The statue, by Victor Delfin, […]
Tight and bright, with sky-high heels and as much glamour as you can handle. That’s Miami style in a nutshell. A look at the fashion, design and people-watching I saw at Art Basel South Beach.
The nail salon technician looked at the bottoms of my feet in disgust. “These are so dry,” she said, wrinkling her nose. “They need some work.” I winced, but I knew she was right. Since moving to chilly Seattle last June, I had changed my grooming habits – and not for the better. Flaky, unpolished […]