Yearly Archives: 2021

Eight Italian Classics from Belmond

From Venice to Portofino, south to Tuscany, and down to the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, Belmond (nee Orient Express) offers up some of my...

Switzerland’s Best Rental Villas and Residences

While Switzerland is known for its fine hotels, the newest trend is ultra-luxury residences, perfect for families, friends, business meetings, and events. With unsurpassed privacy, amenities,...

More of the Top Suites at Paris’ Best Hotels

U.S. News has an interesting ranking system. It looks at a variety of other lists, from Conde Nast Traveler to Travel + Leisure and...

The Top Suites at Paris’ Best Hotels

To narrow down Paris’ amazing luxury hotels to a list short enough for a single newsletter would be impossible. So, we looked to U.S. News...

An Escape to Amanyara

This week we go back to our friends at SmartFlyer for an on-location review of the much-talked-about Amanyara, Aman Resorts’ outpost in Turks & Caicos. Giving us...

Summer in Croatia

Jack Bloch is president and founder of JB's World Travel Consultants, a luxury travel design firm in New York City specializing in all facets of...

Puerto Rico’s Shining Stars

Puerto Rico has had a rough couple of years with hurricanes, earthquakes, and of course, COVID. However, its position in the northern Caribbean provides...

The Best Hotel Suites in Barcelona

For a return to Europe, Barcelona is sure to be a hot spot this summer, so now is a good time to start thinking...

France Is Open, Here’s Where to Stay

As you get ready to plan your next French connection, I spoke to Jack Ezon, the wizard of luxury travel who founded advisory Embark Beyond. In this issue,...

Inside the Casa del Oso Villas at Punta Mita

Table of Contents: OverviewAccommodationsOff-site ActivitiesVIP Contacts 1. Overview Hidden behind a thicket of foliage and nestled amongst stands of palms, Casa del Oso is in a gated community overlooking...

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