Miami Beach, Florida


Loews Miami Beach Hotel,  the combination of  graceful Art Deco landmark and recent modern build right in the heart of South Beach. It’s a recently renovated South Beach lodging with spectacular views, an oceanside swimming pool,  spa, wonderful restaurants,  and direct access to a beautiful ocenafront beach.  Home to an Emeril’s Restaurant in the historic landmark St. Moritz Spa Tower.


Lush grounds between the old and new sections of the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel.


South Beach, also nicknamed SoBe, is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach.  It is the area south of Indian Creek and encompasses roughly the southernmost 23 blocks of the main barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Best know of this area is the lively and hyper renovated Ocean Drive.


The last of a few remaining stilt houses on Biscayne Bay.


A Miami Ocean Sunrise

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Beaver Creek, Colorado

image54Smores by the fire after dinner and a rewarding day of skiing or snowboarding.

image46Beaver Creek has three distinct on-mountain villages and two amenity-laden towns at its base.  On any given afternoon, you can ice skate in Beaver Creek Village, ski west to Bachelor Gulch, taking a break on the patio of The Ritz-Carlton, or take a trip to the quaint town of Edwards and browse the boutiques.

image56Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, a magnificent chateau-style Vail resort that incorporates the grandeur of its idyllic Colorado Rocky Mountain setting.

image58Originally designed to accommodate skiers of all abilities, Beaver Creek Mountain continues to welcome and challenge those who visit her slopes. From the gentle groomed runs of Strawberry Park to the rugged glades and bump runs of Grouse Mountain

Alaska Cruising

image28Crystal Harmony is a study in modern ship design. From the moment you set foot aboard the ship you’ll notice your world slips pleasantly into place. There’s a quiet, understated elegance in the design and décor that feels in balance. As the standard of excellence – the leader of luxury – Crystal Cruises would have it no other way.  This version of the Crystal Harmony was retired in 2006 but it’s memory will live on as I had 3 wonderful Alaskan cruises aboard her.

image36Sitka Alaska, nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, it is flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped mountains, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean

image31Juneau is glacier territory. The famed Mendenhall Glacier is a mere 13 miles from the center of the city. Seeing is believing when it comes to the sheer vastness of Alaska’s forests and the majesty of its mountains and glaciers.

image35Ketchikan is situated along the shores of Alaska’s Inside Passage within the heart of the sixteen million acre Tongass National Forest. Evergreen mountains rise out of the water, the lush green landscape nurtured by the abundant rainfall of the temperate rainforest environment.image37Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.  Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. It has been thickening and advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska since it was first mapped by the International Boundary Commission in 1895. This is in stark contrast with most glaciers, which have thinned and retreated during the last century.This atypical behavior is an important example of the calving glacier cycle in which glacier advance and retreat is controlled more by the mechanics of terminus calving than by climate fluctuations. If Hubbard Glacier continues to advance, it will close the seaward entrance of Russell Fiord and create the largest glacier-dammed lake on the North American continent in historic times.

image32The Bald Eagle, an American Symbol.

Paris, The City of Lights

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With upward of 150 museums, scores of parks, lively café-lined boulevards—plus too many monuments and landmark buildings to count—this city and its must-sees of culture and entertainment are best savored over years.If you only have a few days, you can’t go wrong with the obvious sights: the Louvre’s extensive collection of art from antiquity onward; the Impressionist canvases of the grandiose Musée d’Orsay; and Notre-Dame de Paris, the Gothic cathedral midstream in the Seine. While the Eiffel Tower is another no-brainer, it’s best enjoyed from a distance: Instead of queuing up with the massive crowd waiting to ascend to the pinnacle, head for the steps fronting Montmartre’s Sacré-Coeur basilica, and you’ll be rewarded with amazing views that include the Eiffel Tower’s elegant fretwork frame. You’ll do equally well relaxing on a park bench in the Luxembourg Gardens on a warm afternoon, strolling through the Right Bank’s boutique-lined Marais neighborhood, or people-watching from a café in Saint Germain-des-Prés. But the key to finding the Paris everyone falls in love with is to get off the well-trodden tourist circuit and explore the city on foot or by bike, discovering hidden courtyards, pocket-size gardens, and unbelievably romantic streetscapes along the way.


Fat Tire Tours

A great way to see the city.  Chose day or night Bike, Walking or Segway tours.


Place de la Concorde.

Re named as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation after the turmoil of the French Revolution.  The Hôtel de Crillon overlooks this fantastic place in the buckle of Paris,


Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile


Paris Metro: Safe, fast and efficient

It’s a great way to quickly get around the city and there’s plenty of live entertainment and people watching.


Notre-Dame  de Paris

Louvre Museum


The Eiffel Tower

Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World’s Fair. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris is home to the Jules Verne Restaurant.


La Tour d’Argent

You only go around once in life: I can honestly recommend at least once in your lifetime to dine at Tour d’Argent. Go ahead, splurge!

Event at Paris Opera  www.operadeparis

Perfect for the right event!


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Exterior of the Paris Opera  www.operadeparis


Cafe  de la Paix

Café de la Paix is extremely popular. The famous large bustling café sits on a busy Paris intersection, across from the Opera — it’s one of the best places in Paris for people-watching.


Boulangeries in Paris

When it comes to iconic baguettes, flaky croissants, and melt-in-your-mouth pains au chocolat, the French capital delivers.


Four Seasons George V

Just off the Champs-Élysees, this four-star hotel offers excellent service in sumptuous surroundings. A superb crystal chandelier graces the main grey marble foyer, and the hotel’s Louis XIII lounge features an exquisite Renaissance-style fireplace. Bedrooms contain an impressive array of Louis XVI antique furniture and artwork. The hotel’s elegant Le Cinq restaurant, awarded two stars in gourmet bible the Michelin Guide, overlooks a pretty marble courtyard, and the breakfast lounge is popular with the media crowd.


D’Chez Eux, Paris

The quintessential Parisian bistro


Le Sacré Coeur – Montmartre / Basilique du Sacre Coeur



Les Puces de Saint-Ouen
Address: 48, rue Jules Vallès (Marché des Antiquaires), 93400 Saint-Ouen


Prince  de Galles Hotel

La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs California

image89Nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta Resort and Club is a stirring desert oasis renowned for world-class hospitality.  It has been the favorite retreat of Hollywood legends like Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Frank Capra, and financial powerhouses such as Cornelius Vanderbilt IV and William H. Crocker.  It features exquisite Spanish-style casitas, suites and villas, some featuring private patios and glowing fireplaces.

image91Five resort courses designed by golf legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman make this resort known as the western home of golf and hospitality in America.  This world renowned destination is the perfect destination for golf vacations.  Oh yes, and business meetings!


image79A peaceful retreat in an ideal setting spread over 45-acres of lush landscaped grounds and citrus groves.

image86 The Mexican culture is woven into the heritage of the Coachella Valley.

image92The indigenous plants constantly remind you that you are in the desert.

Boca Raton Resort, Florida

image11The Cloisters at Boca Raton Resort & Club was completed in 1926 and is situated on 356 acres in Palm Beach, South Florida.  It embraces the purpose and design of the original vision of renowned architect Addison Mizner. This eclectic, private village on the Intercoastal and Atlantic Ocean offers the best of all worlds.

image17The Boca Resort Tower was built in 1973 and is currently (2011) undergoing floor by floor reservations.  It offers amazing views of the Ocean, Intercoastal and surrounding neighborhoods.

image10Charming fountains adorn the Cloister property.

image16Trees and grounds decorated for Christmas.

image18The Historic Cloister Building, Tower and grounds.

image13Elaborate sand castle on the ocean beach, just in front of the Boca Beach Resort.

Interlaken Switzerland

SwitzerlandAs a vacation destination and convention location of international importance, Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

InterlakenVictoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, the traditional 5-star hotel and spa resort in the heart of Interlaken.

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & SpaBuilt in 1864, the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa embodies the ultimate in first-class amenities

 V I C T O R I A - J U N G F R A U S P AIts unique quiet and central location offers an unobstructed view of the famous Jungfrau mountain range

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & SpaThe hotel was instrumental in making Interlaken one of the world’s most attractive destinations for those seeking rest and repose