Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key recently completed a $50-million renovation. Walking into the lobby with gentle soothing colours, palm leaf fans, and rattan furniture, in soft tones, the beach vibe is immediate and soothing. The unit I had was so large and comfortable boasting its own massive porch overlooking the pool. If it had a kitchen, I would have happily moved right in. Explore
Several years ago we rented a house in Cornwall for a month which gave us loads of time to explore the gorgeous beaches, to enjoy local fish, and explore the area. One of the best evenings was spent at the Minack Theatre, a remarkable clifftop venue that overlooks Porthcurno beach, and is a working open air theatre.Explore
A boutique hotel composed entirely of sustainably sourced materials fits in with the natural surroundings of the island and serves as a luxurious retreat for guests. Situated on a cliff (with access to Tibay and private beaches), this boutique hotel has a small cluster of villas and bungalows with private plunge pools overlooking the sea.Secret Bay is the second largest boiling lake in the world, and is only 2 km from the town of Portsmouth in Dominica, all accommodations have beach access, privately tiered decks and personal service to rival any other accommodation.Explore
Turks and Caicos are some of the most beautiful Caribbean islands I have ever visited, and I have seen many. The colours of the island are surreal turquoise, bright blue, pink and purple all reflected in its translucent waters. Arrival at Ocean Club Resort exceeds all expectations. Explore
Some days I can truly say I LOVE MY JOB! Recently, having been invited on the pre-inaugural voyage of the “most anticipated ship of the year”, Celebrity’s new The Edge was a perk worth working for.Explore
The very name itself conjures up images of being on the water – and that is exactly where this unique floating spa in Old Montreal is located. Bota Bota SPA-SUR-L’EAU is moored at the end of a pier in Old Port with a stunning view of Old Montreal and the St. Lawrence River.Explore
When creating an itinerary for our 8-day cruise up the coast of Scotland, The Old Forge Pub and Seafood Restaurant in Inverie Knoydart was #1 on the top ten places to stop en route.There are no roads in and out. One must hike 18 km over Scotland’s many munros to get there. Alternatively, you can take a 7-mile ferry ride on the MV Western Isles from Mallaig. Or you can sail 100+ nautical miles from Oban past Rum, Egg, Muck and Canna through the sea of the Hebrides. That’s how we got there.Explore
This luxury country house on the Wild Atlantic Way on the West coast of Ireland captured my heart as soon as I landed on the website. I needed to book one night as we drove a segment of the Way along the rugged coast. Knowing we would be traveling for 7 or 8 hours a day, we wanted luxury, comfort and quiet elegance in a country setting and we got so much more than that in Barrow House.Explore
Whether heading to or from your houseboat adventure, a stop at the Boulders Resort and Spa is worth a stop, if only for the tour of the property.
On my way to Lake Powell, I stopped at Boulders for a few days of tranquility and pampering. Surrounded by lush desert landscape, the backdrop of the resort is home to gigantic mountains of boulders dating back 12 million years. Sitting on 1300 acres are casitas, (small Adobe style cottages), suites, haciendas and villas, five restaurants and a bounty of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, rock climbing, pickle ball, tennis and swimming. Two championship level golf courses have sweeping views on the Sonoran Desert landscape and listed among the finest in the US.Explore
There is something very, very special about the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Although I was actually crashing the party (not really), I felt immediately comfortable and at ease in my new surroundings in the lobby boasting a grand piano (I wish I could play) beautiful décor, a fireplace and a view of Salish Sea.