Must Stay: The Burgenstock Resort above Lake Lucerne

Located on a ridge high above Lake Lucerne, the renowned Burgenstock Resort has recently emerged from a 10-year, $550-million renovation and expansion to become one of Switzerland’s most exciting properties. The first hotel opened here in 1873, and the resort has since become a favorite among world leaders, European royalty and movie stars. The heart of the refurbished resort is the newly constructed Burgenstock Hotel. One of our preferred hotels in the Lucerne region, it’s an elegant luxury hotel with spectacular views …

Connecting with Nature in Hong Kong 

Hong Kong is a fascinating place and an autonomous zone in southern China. It’s a city with a strong pulse, energetic population, and fantastic. That said, when most people speak of Hong Kong, how many mention it as a place to get back to nature? The reality is that Hong Kong has lots of opportunities for visitors to connect with nature in a number of ways. What most don’t know is that Hong Kong actually has 200 offshore islands that you can even see as you land in the city. This spring actually…

History of the Giant’s Causeway

If you are travelling to Northern Ireland, the chances are that you have already heard about the Giant’s Causeway. It is not only one of the main tourist attractions in the area, but also one of the greatest Natural Wonders in the entire United Kingdom. The Giant’s Causeway is by …

Must Visit: Longsheng Rice Terraces, China

A private day trip to the spectacular terraced rice fields of Longsheng, near Guilin, is one of our favorite excursions in southern China. Longji Titian or “Dragon’s Backbone” is the local name for the undulating mountain landscapes, where the shimmering, water-filled terraces are said to resemble dragon scales. Built over centuries, the rice terraces have provided sustenance to the local Yao, Zhuang, Miao and Dong minorities for generations. We arrange for travelers to walk along the terraces and take in ever-changing views of…

Do You Love Sea Turtles?

You might remember that I worked with Contiki last year, when they were kind enough to sponsor my trip to Ecuador. One reason I chose to work with Contiki, beyond the fact that I believe they offer an awesome product, is that the company gives back to the countries and communities in which they operate. In…