A Trip of A Lifetime
When I visited Thailand in 2005, I quickly learned why the country is called “The Land of Smiles,” as everywhere I went, locals greeted me with a large smile. Thailand, however, may have a strong competitor in the hospitality arena after my recent trip to South Africa. Whether we were in metropolitan cities such as […]
The imposing Omni Resorts Grove Park Inn, originally constructed of millions of uncut granite stones and wrapped in a red clay tile faux thatch roof, would appear to be better suited to the Swiss Alps or a National Park in Wyoming. Instead, this amazing architectural accomplishment is built into Asheville’s Sunset Mountain with a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Putting on the Ritz
It’s hard to find a more glamorous place than Palm Beach, Fla. Fabulously dressed women strolling down Worth Avenue with small dogs peeking out of Louis Vuitton bags. Priceless European antiques on the famed Dixie Highway. Ocean Drive. Mar-A-Lago. Private beach cabanas with well-dressed staff catering to your every need. Yes, Palm Beach is nothing […]
Mobile Bay: A Grand Destination
Crossing the bridge over the top of Mobile Bay, Ala., downtown Mobile’s skyline fades and the sky opens wide over one of the largest estuaries in the country. Birds flock to this area in all seasons, but winter migratory birds, such as the white pelican, take up residence during the cooler months. Our destination is […]