10 Best SoCal Golf Courses to Check out this Summer

Southern California has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best golf destinations in the country. Its courses are famous the world over for their lush greenery, dramatic oceanside vistas, majestic elevation changes and nearly perfect golf weather year-round. It’s a bucket-list destination for any golfer and a true haven for golfers lucky enough to […]

Cruise with Culture and Cuisine on the Viking Jupiter

Exploring the North Sea following the historic wake of the Vikings is a bucket list item for so many people. Doing it with Viking Cruises takes the experience to a whole new level of luxury. Viking floated out their newest ocean liner — the Viking Jupiter — earlier this year. And their Viking Shores & […]

High on Solvang

You can still visit the little Mermaid Fountain and giant red clog. You can sample aebleskiver at several bakeries. Visitors with a literary bent take in the Hans Christian Andersen museum. That much hasn’t changed in Solvang, the Danish-American enclave founded in 1911, deemed one of USA Today’s top 10 historic small towns in America. […]

Lanai Luxe

It’s been nearly a century since James Dole purchased the Hawaiian island of Lanai for a little over $1 million and turned it into the world’s largest pineapple plantation. It’s been about a quarter-century since the plantation closed and Hawaii’s smallest inhabited island, 9 miles west of Maui, shifted its development to that of visitor […]

Culture and Cuisine Converge in San José del Cabo

A “Cabo getaway” is often synonymous with “party time,” in which case one is likely referring to a trip to Cabo San Lucas. The bustling resort city plunked on Baja’s southern tip—where the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez collide—is a playground for those seeking sun, outdoor fun and scintillating nightlife. Yet, a Cabo getaway […]

Celebrating the Year of Escape on Catalina Island

As you approach Catalina Island aboard a high-speed ferry, it gradually transforms from the familiar silhouette we see on the horizon to a beautiful paradise that beckons all to come ashore and explore. And there’s no better time to explore Catalina Island than during 2019’s Wrigley Centennial, a year-long celebration that commemorates William Wrigley Jr.’s […]

K-Wave: The Number of U.S. Visitors to South Korea is Soaring

South Korea has been in the spotlight, what with the Winter Olympics this year at Pyeongchang and the incremental thawing of relations with North Korea. In fact, tourist arrivals from the United States have soared by more than 33 percent since the games. And bus tours to the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone, including a tunnel […]

Leeward Luxury: The Four Seasons O’ahu at Ko Olina

Oahu may be best known for its capital, Honolulu, a teeming metropolis, and for the North Shore, its big-wave surfing mecca. Less well known, to the west, is the Leeward Coast, offering an outer-island experience—slower, quieter, more private, sunny and dry year-round—a mere half-hour drive from Honolulu as opposed to the half-day of travel, and […]

Sedona Shines Year-Round

Sedona is Arizona’s premier destination for stunning scenery, art and culture. Simply put, Sedona, Arizona is a natural wonder. From its majestic red sandstone buttes that rise to meet a brilliant blue, cloud-tinged sky that stretches seemingly forever, to its dense pine forests, to its jaw-dropping, precipitous canyons—all of which are heaven for hikers and […]

Charming Carmel: What to Do and Where to Stay in the Sleepy Coastal Town

No street addresses, no home mail delivery, no traffic lights, no high heels over 2 inches without special dispensation from City Hall … welcome to charming Carmel, California just north of Big Sur. Adapted from Performances magazine. Welcome to rustic, romantic Carmel-by-the-Sea, 1 square mile of one-of-a-kind personality and passageways, and more than 100 galleries, […]