Planning an African Safari: Things You Should Know and What to Pack

Planning an African Safari: Things You Should Know and What to Pack

As you may know, I am recently back from a South African vacation where I visited Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, a few beach towns and probably my favorite part–a wonderful safari in Kruger Park. You may have seen my recent post about my Top Ten Things not to Miss in South...
Welcome Travelingpanties: Tintswalo Safari Lodge Review: An Excellent More Cost-Conscious Luxury Option for South Africa Safari

Welcome Travelingpanties: Tintswalo Safari Lodge Review: An Excellent More Cost-Conscious Luxury Option for South Africa Safari

When I was in South Africa on my safari adventure I visited three luxury lodges. Two of them were well-known in the travel community and came highly recommended. When I spoke to some other bloggers though in South Africa, they told me about a place called Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Upon...
Welcome Travelingpanties: Royal Malewane: A Celebrity Favorite Luxury Safari

Welcome Travelingpanties: Royal Malewane: A Celebrity Favorite Luxury Safari

Arrival There are a few ways you can get to Royal Malewane, one is to fly into Hoedspruit (HDS) airport through Johannesburg (JNB). It’s a short flight, about an hour or so. You can also fly from Cape Town via South Africa airways to HDS as well. Then you have...
Welcome Travelingpanties: Singita Lebombo: The Ultimate Luxury Safari

Welcome Travelingpanties: Singita Lebombo: The Ultimate Luxury Safari

I’m fresh off of a fabulous and life-changing trip to South Africa. Everything about it was absolutely magical. To say I savored every minute of it would not be an exaggeration. I stayed at several hotels when I was there and am going to share each of them with you because...
The Perfect Luxury Escape to Seychelles: Everything You Need to Know Plus Where to Go and What to See

The Perfect Luxury Escape to Seychelles: Everything You Need to Know Plus Where to Go and What to See

Long before Kate and Will honeymooned in the Seychelles, I dreamed of visiting the Seychelles islands. This paradise on Earth is located in Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar, and east of Tanzania and Kenya, i.e., far, far away. I checked in with my luxury expert, Beth who is just back from...
Dubai: A Luxury Guide for How to Get There, What to Do, and Where to Stay

Dubai: A Luxury Guide for How to Get There, What to Do, and Where to Stay

A few days ago, I checked in with my very good friend, and luxury expert, Beth, who allowed us to stowaway in her suitcase with her on her trip to the Seychelles where she gave us a run down of the Four Seasons there. On her way to the Seychelles...
Welcome Travelingpanties: The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles: The Best Luxury Hotel on Mahé Island

Welcome Travelingpanties: The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles: The Best Luxury Hotel on Mahé Island

“The Sey-what?” and “Where in the world are the ‘SEA-shells’?” These two questions invariably followed when my friend mentioned that she was traveling to the Seychelles (pronounced Say-shells). A couple weeks ago, a very good friend of mine (and actually quite a talented editor) headed out for a big birthday...
Travel Briefs: The Perfect Trip to Oxford. What to Do and Where to Stay

Travel Briefs: The Perfect Trip to Oxford. What to Do and Where to Stay

As you may know, I was recently in Great Britain for a press trip–what you may not know is that I was also in Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon–and that’s because I’ve been swamped. I have so much I want to share with all of you guys but it seems lately that...
A Review of Virgin Atlantic’s Premium Economy: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

A Review of Virgin Atlantic’s Premium Economy: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

 If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know that while I’m obsessive with luxury when it comes to travel, I usually (sadly) fly Coach. It’s just too big of a difference in price for such a short part of my vacation to justify spending the money ($10,000 vs....
A Luxe Stay to London: A Guide to the Best Things to Do and See: James Bond Edition

A Luxe Stay to London: A Guide to the Best Things to Do and See: James Bond Edition

When I was a little girl I would invite friends over for play dates just like everyone else. But instead of putting on the typical movies like Thumbelina or The Little Mermaid I would pop in my dad’s copy of James Bond’s Goldfinger. My friends would cry until I turned...
What to Do in Nevis for the Perfect Luxury Getaway

What to Do in Nevis for the Perfect Luxury Getaway

As y’all know I recently visited the stunning island of Nevis in the Caribbean. I stayed at the insanely beautiful Four Seasons Nevis. How could I not fall in love!? The trip was truly magical! And the magic is really thanks to its wonderful people–so down to earth and charming....
Perfect Luxury Escape to Santorini: What to Do and Where to Stay

Perfect Luxury Escape to Santorini: What to Do and Where to Stay

I checked in with two of the most seasoned travelers out there right now–David and Ana Hoffman of Davids Been Here to get their advice about somewhere I am DYING to go–Santorini! Santorini shines as one of the world’s most illustrious luxury travel destinations. You’ve likely seen the island’s whitewashed villages...
Top 10 Best Things to Do to Experience the Real New York that Locals Actually Do Too!

Top 10 Best Things to Do to Experience the Real New York that Locals Actually Do Too!

New York is undoubtedly one of the most fabulous cities in the world. New York has so many things to do that it can be downright overwhelming trying to figure out how to fit everything in that you want to do. There are literally enough activities, landmarks and restaurants to...
Welcome Travelingpanties: Four Seasons Nevis Best Luxury Hotel Where to Stay in Nevis

Welcome Travelingpanties: Four Seasons Nevis Best Luxury Hotel Where to Stay in Nevis

I’m fresh off a fabulous trip to the Four Seasons Nevis. Until recently not only did I not know how to pronounce Nevis (by the way it’s Nee-Vis) but I had no idea where it was even located. Geography was never my subject–guess they didn’t teach a class on luxe...
10 Essential Things to Do in New York City that Tourists Can't Miss- The Classics

10 Essential Things to Do in New York City that Tourists Can’t Miss- The Classics

Carrie Bradshaw informed me that after living in New York City for ten years that you can call yourself a real New Yorker. Well it’s been 9…so I’m just gonna say I am one! I mow people down on the sidewalk and think that I always know the best road...
Welcome Travelingpanties: Best Luxury Hotel Carlisle Bay Review: Where to Stay in Antigua

Welcome Travelingpanties: Best Luxury Hotel Carlisle Bay Review: Where to Stay in Antigua

I was invited on a press trip to check out Carlisle Bay Hotel in Antigua. This was my first time ever visiting Antigua (pronounced An-tee-gah) and I was so excited for what awaited me. Antigua is a stunning island filled with friendly people and of course gorgeous scenery. If you...
Perfect Luxury Escape or Honeymoon to St. Barth: What to Do and Where to Stay

Perfect Luxury Escape or Honeymoon to St. Barth: What to Do and Where to Stay

If you’re looking for the hottest and trendiest island to visit, St. Barth probably comes to mind. Somehow though, even with celebrities and elite clientele, this posh island has managed to retain a charming and laid-back vibe. But don’t let its chill demeanor fool ya! This island is crazy expensive,...
Luxury Disney World: What VIP Tour Services Offer and How Much They Cost

Luxury Disney World: What VIP Tour Services Offer and How Much They Cost

If you read this blog, chances are you’re a luxury traveler–or at least you hope to be soon. If you appreciate First Class, VIP services and preferential treatment, a trip to Walt Disney World may seem like your worst nightmare–being stuck in 3-hour lines with masses of people surrounding you...
Luxury Disney- Golden Oak Vacation Homes: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know

Luxury Disney- Golden Oak Vacation Homes: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know

During my visit to Disney World this past week I was given a chance to tour Golden Oak homes as well as ask the people who run it every question that I wanted to know that you can’t necessarily find online. For those of you who don’t know, Golden Oak...
Luxury Disney: Welcome Mrs. Goldstein: A Review of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Disney World Resort’s Premier Luxury Hotel in Orlando

Luxury Disney: Welcome Mrs. Goldstein: A Review of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Disney World Resort’s Premier Luxury Hotel in Orlando

When you think of Disney World you probably don’t imagine granite countertops, marble tiling, stainless steel appliances and state of the art technology but that’s exactly what you’ll find at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I was lucky enough to be hosted this past weekend at...
Luxury Disney: Sneak Peek the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Luxury Disney: Sneak Peek the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Come this July 2014, you’ll be able to enjoy the Disney magic like never before at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Finally, parents can experience the ultimate in sophistication and luxury while visiting the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World. A stay at Four...
The Affordable Art Fair Returns to New York City

The Affordable Art Fair Returns to New York City

Last night I had the pleasure to attend a kickoff party for the Affordable Art Fair. Their motto is, “Art always fits” and the fair curates an incredible collection, with works priced from $100-$10,000 (with a majority under $5,000). As my regulars know, I’m a huge fan of all types...
Perfect Luxury Weekend Getaway From New York: Mohegan Sun Resort Review

Perfect Luxury Weekend Getaway From New York: Mohegan Sun Resort Review

If you’re looking for a quick, luxurious getaway from New York City without having to board a plane, I highly recommend a visit to Mohegan Sun. The renowned casino is only about 130 miles from NYC but feels like worlds apart. I was so impressed with the fine dining and...
Where to Eat in St. Barth: My Favorite Food Experiences

Where to Eat in St. Barth: My Favorite Food Experiences

St. Barth is paradise and of course the food and wine in paradise must be fineeeeeeee. With plenty of fresh seafood and a plethora of indulgent ingredients courtesy of the French-influence, it was hard not to over-eat in St. Barth. When I’m on vacation, all bets are off. I figure...
The Perfect Luxury Weekend in Cape Breton: What to Do, Where to Stay and the Best Restaurants

The Perfect Luxury Weekend in Cape Breton: What to Do, Where to Stay and the Best Restaurants

I am ashamed to admit that until very recently, I had never heard of Cape Breton before. Sadly, like a stereotypical American, I am pretty unfamiliar with Canada in general (pathetic really). I was asked to join a press trip to Cape Breton and happened to have some free time...
10 Best Things to Experience the Real Paris That Tourists Often Miss

10 Best Things to Experience the Real Paris That Tourists Often Miss

Paris is probably my favorite place on earth. The culture, the history, the food, the romance. But if you don’t know where to go, you’re liable to miss the best parts of Paris. So forget the Champs Elysées, which is probably not that different from a mall in America and...
The Perfect Luxury Weekend in Amsterdam: What to Do, Where to Stay, What to Eat

The Perfect Luxury Weekend in Amsterdam: What to Do, Where to Stay, What to Eat

Amsterdam isn’t just for stoners anymore! If you’re looking for a luxurious romantic getaway, don’t discount Amsterdam.  There has been an influx of luxury accommodations, dining options, and trendy shops and these days it’s really up to snuff with other European cities—I swear.  Don’t be intimidated by Amsterdam’s infamous Red...
My Top Ten Food Experiences and Best Places to Eat in Paris

My Top Ten Food Experiences and Best Places to Eat in Paris

As you know, I just recently returned from a trip to Paris. One of the best parts of Paris (if not the best) is enjoying the Parisien cuisine. You haven’t visited Paris if you haven’t hit up its best restaurants. I tried to gather a group of my favorite places...
Four Seasons George V, Paris -Le Cinq Restaurant Review

Four Seasons George V, Paris -Le Cinq Restaurant Review

When I was invited to experience the legend, Le Cinq, I was overwhelmed with excitement…and then the diet began in preparation for what I knew would be a gluttonous night of fine, French cuisine. Before I went of course I did a little research on the legendary, Le Cinq. Basically,...
My Experience and Review of InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam Hotel: Palatial Luxury on the River

My Experience and Review of InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam Hotel: Palatial Luxury on the River

The Overview A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to be the guest of the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam to check out their hotel. This property has been wowing guests since it opened its doors in 1867. The moment I walked into the lobby I was overwhelmed by its palatial...
My Magical Experience and Review of Le Meurice and Le Dali

My Magical Experience and Review of Le Meurice and Le Dali

Image courtesy Le Meurice Hotel As you may or may not know, my last trip to Paris, although of course extremely pleasurable, was filled with many meetings for work. I was in Paris partially because I was writing an article about planning the perfect honeymoon there. Although it was work-based,...
My Experience and Review of Avenue Story Luxury Apartment Rentals in Paris

My Experience and Review of Avenue Story Luxury Apartment Rentals in Paris

Last week I was whisked away to Paris and London by Avenue Story to check out their luxury apartment rentals. Renting an apartment seems to be the latest trend for the sophisticated traveler. But being somewhat of a traditionalist, (ahem, a scaredy-cat) I had never ventured outside my comfort zone...
Weekend in Amsterdam: My Review of The Toren: A Luxury Boutique Hotel

Weekend in Amsterdam: My Review of The Toren: A Luxury Boutique Hotel

The first night I arrived in Amsterdam, I was hosted by The Toren hotel for the purposes of checking out one of their newly remodeled suites, the Executive Suite to be exact. I had my reservations as I always do when staying at boutique hotels as they can on occasion...
Introducing The Luxury Travel Blog Network!

Introducing The Luxury Travel Blog Network!

Bonjour my darlings, I’m back from Paris, Amsterdam, and London with some exciting news! I have joined forces with some of the finest luxury travel bloggers in the biz to form The Luxury Travel Blog Network. We have banded together to bring you the best in luxury travel! Every other...
Top 10 Best Things to Do in London

Top 10 Best Things to Do in London

I can’t believe how quickly my trip back to London is approaching! It will be my last stop on my little mini European tour 2013! Hopefully I won’t go another five years until I go back. I’m really excited for London because it has thousands of years of incredibly rich...
Best Things to Do in Paris: Tourist Edition

Best Things to Do in Paris: Tourist Edition

If you know me, you know I can’t stop yapping about my upcoming trip to Paris! Weeee!!!!!! If I could photoshop myself into this picture above, you know I would! Ever since I saw the movie I have been dying to get back to Paris. And I do mean back...
Best Things to Do in New York City: The Perfect Afternoon at Neue Galerie & Cafe Sabarsky

Best Things to Do in New York City: The Perfect Afternoon at Neue Galerie & Cafe Sabarsky

The Neue Galerie New York is located on 86th Street and Fifth Avenue, just across from Central Park. The lovely structure was designed by the same team responsible for the New York Public Library. The Neue Galerie houses New York’s leading collection of German and Austrian Expressionist art.  The galleries...
Restaurant Review: The Arlington Club Disappointment

Restaurant Review: The Arlington Club Disappointment

After living in New York for almost ten years, keeping up with the trendiest foodie hotspots has become like a second job (or third I guess since blogging is already my second). You can’t live in New York without hearing about the neweset, hippest, and best restaurants without needing to...
Another Great Day Trip From Buenos Aires: Colonia del Sacramento

Another Great Day Trip From Buenos Aires: Colonia del Sacramento

Uruguay is South America’s best-kept secret, especially the quaint town of Colonia, just an hour ferry ride away from Buenos Aires. Argentina and Brazil have become tourist hotspots, but Uruguay has always seemed so intriguing to me. I knew that during our visit to Buenos Aires that I needed to...
The Best Luxury Resorts Koh Samui, Thailand has to Offer

The Best Luxury Resorts Koh Samui, Thailand has to Offer

    Thailand is brimming with breathtaking beach towns and luxurious resorts. The only problem is that many of them have become so overrun with tourist locales that it crushes a bit of the charm–case and point, Phuket. Yikes, you might as well be in Florida. We found Koh Samui...
Check Out the Must See Rides and Attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Check Out the Must See Rides and Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This article is the third installment of my Favorite Attractions  in Disney World, today’s edition–Hollywood Studios. I wrote two other articles, one on Must See Epcot Attractions and the other on Must See Magic Kingdom Attractions, be sure to check those out. For those of you who don’t know me...
The Best Restaurants in Buenos Aires: Foodie Approved

The Best Restaurants in Buenos Aires: Foodie Approved

If you want to live like a Porteño, which means a Buenos Aires local, you have a few things to learn. First of all, as a New Yorker, I thought that we liked to eat late, typically dining at about 9pm on the weekends. Not here though, folks here are just...
A Review of Alvear Palace: A Wonderful Five Star Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires

A Review of Alvear Palace: A Wonderful Five Star Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires

While I’m still somewhat fresh off my trip from Buenos Aires, I wanted to share my hotel experience at The Alvear Palace. As many of you know, I consider myself to be a luxury expert. What does that mean? Well, I live in New York City and am completely spoiled...

A Review of Four Seasons Buenos Aires: One of the Best Hotels in Buenos Aires

I had the exquisite pleasure of staying at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires when I was down in South America this past month. The renovations on the lobby and pool had just been completed on November 29, 2012. (I arrived December 11).  I couldn’t wait to check it out. While down in Buenos Aires, I visited two other Five-Star hotels as well, the Faena Hotel and Alvear Palace, but the Four Seasons was the best in my opinion. Although the other two were equisite, the Four Season’s standout service made them the clear winner. I have never been so impressed by a concierge’s services–but I’ll get to that. Location, Location, Location Located in the heart of Recoleta, the most affluent neighborhood of Buenos Aires, just blocks away from all the best shops and restaurants, you can’t find a better spot. There is a Havana coffee shop (my favorite) right across...
Best Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Best Things to Do in Buenos Aires

What to Do in Buenos Aires On my most recent trip, I ventured down to South America for my first time! Buenos Aires was our first stop and it was incredible. The culture, the colors, the food, the people. I loved everything about it. If you don’t know me, you...
Breathtaking Buenos Aires Photos Part II

Breathtaking Buenos Aires Photos Part II

As promised my travel buffs, here are the rest of my favorite photos from Buenos Aires. I think this batch is a little better. What do you think? I got a little more comfortable with my camera as the trip went on. I learned different features as I read articles...
Stunning Photos of Buenos Aires Part I

Stunning Photos of Buenos Aires Part I

I recently returned from my trip to Buenos Aires. It was incredible and I can’t wait to share everything with all of you! Before I share my stories and suggestions I thought I would start you off with my photos. I am trying desperately to improve my photography skills and...
The Best Rides and Attractions at Epcot in Disney World that you Must See

The Best Rides and Attractions at Epcot in Disney World that you Must See

EPCOT is probably my favorite of all the parks. That might have something to do with the fact that it has so many attractions geared towards adult enjoyment. On a beautiful day, nothing is more fun to me than walking around and having a beer or a country-themed cocktail in...
The Best Old and New Rides and Attractions at Disney World that You Must See: Magic Kingdom Edition

The Best Old and New Rides and Attractions at Disney World that You Must See: Magic Kingdom Edition

The holidays in my humble opinion are the best time to visit Disney World. The over-the-top decorations make it magical, it’s simply buzzing with a Christmas spirit that makes it even more exciting. If you’re headed to Disney World this holiday season, make sure you check out my favorite rides...
My Magical Trip to Luang Prabang, Laos. Top Ten Things to Do.

My Magical Trip to Luang Prabang, Laos. Top Ten Things to Do.

When I began planning my honeymoon last year, Laos was not originally part of the itinerary. It was only after hearing rave reviews from friends and family that I decided to look into it. I hated nothing more than the thought of going all the way over to Southeast Asia...
Best Things to Do Cambodia: Waking Up at the Crack of Dawn to Witness Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Best Things to Do Cambodia: Waking Up at the Crack of Dawn to Witness Sunrise at Angkor Wat

  I never thought that I would voluntarily wake up at 4am on my honeymoon, but I did (And this wasn’t even the only day I did so). It was totally worth it. The second country on my honeymoon was Cambodia. Everyone who has been who I spoke with vowed...
How to Do Disney World on a Budget and Still Experience Everything

How to Do Disney World on a Budget and Still Experience Everything

I have been to Disney World more than 20 times. Not many women in their early 30s can say this…unless they work there or something. Growing up, every Christmas, every year my family went to Disney World. And I loved it. I actually grew up thinking that it was normal...
Best Restaurants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Best Restaurants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sala Mae Rim: Located in the Four Seasons restaurant, this hotspot is a must-see during sunset. It overlooks the property’s working rice paddies  and the Mae Rim valley. The views are absolutely stunning. If you’re staying in the city it’s worth a drive out here. The restaurant serves up sumptuous...
Ritz-Carlton Montreal : A Weekend in Paris for Half the Price

Ritz-Carlton Montreal : A Weekend in Paris for Half the Price

Montreal is a wonderful vacation destination. Only a 6 hour drive from New York City yet it feels an ocean apart. With bustling nightlife and an impressive restaurant scene, the city is truly a great vacation spot. This city has tons of dining options from quaint French cafes like Cafe...
Best Things to Do in Chiang Mai Thailand Must See Activities

Best Things to Do in Chiang Mai Thailand Must See Activities

As you know from my post about the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai is definitely one of my favorite cities I ever visited. While the Four Seasons is set in Mae-Rim, which is an idyllic countryside, the city of Chiang Mai is brimming with culture and wildlife sanctuaries where...
Best Luxury Five Star Hotel for a Honeymoon in Thailand: The Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Best Luxury Five Star Hotel for a Honeymoon in Thailand: The Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is somewhat of a hidden gem in Thailand, everyone squeezes in a visit to Bangkok and usually some beach town but not everyone knows that the real must-see town is Chiang Mai, nicknamed the “Rose of the North” for its beauty, I think this was my favorite place...
Best Luxury Hotel in Thailand: Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Best Luxury Hotel in Thailand: Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Koh Samui, the world’s most perfect honeymoon destination. Just posting my pictures makes me want to kick back on the beach with a pina colada, actually I’m more of a gin martini girl, or red wine girl…errr…I digress. When deciding where to go for our honeymoon in Southeast Asia we...
My Experience, Stranded at the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy

My Experience, Stranded at the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy

This past week I had the pleasure of getting “stuck” at the Ritz-Carlton. You may think I’m saying this as a joke, but I was actually stuck there because of Hurricane Sandy. What a place to weather the storm, right? While my friends in New York were stocking up on...
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Travelingpanties Q & A: How to Get a Visa and Finding Out if You Need One

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