North America & The Caribbean

The Best Climbing Hotspots Around the World

A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2017
"Acadia National Park in Maine is a patchwork of lake-studded, mountainous terrain; a place where high peaks and the sea collide, resulting in some of the world’s best climbing terrain..."

Southwest Washington Region Vacation Guide

A destination guide for Expedia, June 2017
"Forest-covered mountains and extinct volcanoes form a breathtaking backdrop to lively cities such as Vancouver and Morton, with rich historical and cultural legacies ripe for exploration..."

The Latest Spa Wellness Trend? Salt Rooms

A blog post for From the Grapevine, April 2017
"It's been around since the time of the Romans, but in recent years the salt therapy trend has gone global. You'll find it used to treat everything from allergies to asthma, colds to eczema..."

Astrotourism: Five Magical Places to Stargaze

A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2017
"Dark sky reserves and sanctuaries across the globe are experiencing visitor booms, as city-dwellers descend. They've come in search of fiery stars illuminating the unpolluted night sky..."

Eight Fantastic Funiculars Around the World

A slideshow blog post for From the Grapevine, December 2016
"Hilly Pittsburgh boasts two funiculars: the Monongahela and Duquesne inclines. Both dating back to the late 19th century, they trundle up the dauntingly steep Mount Washington slope..."

Eran Chen: Changing New York City’s Streetscape

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2016
"Among the more humdrum apartment blocks and complexes of NYC, Eran Chen's residential structures stand out, challenging the idea that city living means compromising quality of life..."

The World’s Best Restaurants for Seafood Lovers

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2016
"From meaty monkfish to creamy chowder, silky raw tuna to crispy battered cod, the Earth’s waters yield untold gastronomic delights. Here are seven great spots for a seafood supper..."

The Best Busking Cities Around the Globe

A blog post for From the Grapevine, September 2016
"Good buskers have the power to stop busy passers-by in their tracks, making them take an impromptu time-out from their daily routine and even convince them to cough up their cash..."

Who Would Live In a Place Like This?

A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2016
"When we bring iconic buildings to mind, we will often think of office-filled skyscrapers, lavish palaces and grand structures. But there are many great works of residential architecture too..."

Capturing Cuba: A Photography Workshop

A workshop tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, July 2016
"Cuba's cities are crammed with cobbled colonial squares and wheezing vintage cars, while its countryside is a jumble of sugar-white beaches, rugged mountains and tropical forests..."

Seven Yoga Retreats Around the World

A blog post for From the Grapevine, June 2016
"Yoga retreats give you the chance to check out from everyday life and kick back in gorgeous locations, but the wellness breaks also afford you the opportunity to work on your wellbeing..."

Seven Great Under the Radar Cities to Visit

A blog post for From the Grapevine, June 2016
"In any other country, Toulouse would top the tourist agenda. Its old quarter is built with warm pink-hued bricks, so on a sunny day it is as if you're seeing it all through rose-tinted glasses..."

10 Travel Instagram Accounts to Fuel Your Appetite

A blog post for From the Grapevine, April 2016
"Whether you’re after the latest dining hotspots in your hometown or are planning a foodie trip to some far-flung city, these culinary-minded Instagrammers provide great inspiration..."

Cities Aglow: Light Festivals Around the World

A blog post for From the Grapevine, March 2016
"Holographic creatures racing around urban streets, drab gray buildings rendered in glorious Technicolor and skyscrapers as canvases for international art - the world loves light festivals..."

Immersive Accommodation for Adventure Travelers

A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2016
"Leave your comfort zone and high-thread-count sheets behind to experience an Amazonian lodge, a real Bedouin hut or another of these culturally-immersive accommodation options..."

The Mississippi Delta: A Documentary Masterclass

A workshop tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, January 2016
"Lying in the rich lands between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers, the Delta conjures visions of hard-working sharecroppers, lush plantations and the melancholy melodies of the Blues..."

David Radzynski, the 28-Year-Old Concertmaster

A blog post for From the Grapevine, December 2015
"For classical violinists, few jobs are as sought after as that of 'concertmaster'. To earn such a title at a world-renowned orchestra at 28 is a fairytale. Yet it is a reality for David Radzynski..."

Alice Sachs Zimet: Stradding Arts and Business

An article for Private Air New York (Fall Issue), December 2015
"Alice likes to get in early. Not only did she begin building a collection when the photography market was nascent, she also pioneered the first sponsorship program at Chase Manhattan..."

Three Restaurants With Only One Item On the Menu

A blog post for From the Grapevine, November 2015
"From grilled cheese to peanut butter, restaurants with variations on a single dish are now big hits worldwide. Novel byproducts of an overcrowded restaurant scene, or something more?..."

Collecting Photography: A Gallerist’s Perspective

An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2015
"For Howard Greenberg, the owner of the eponymous photography gallery in Manhattan, the collector’s gene manifested itself early via childhood baseball cards, coins and bottle caps..."

Five Fantastic Urban Cycling Events

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2015
"Love a bike-centric event where you can celebrate cycling with like-minded pedallers? Then oil your gears, pack up your tire repair kit and roll on down to one of these urban bike fests..."

Open House: Inside Architectural Treasures

A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2015
"Open House, which allows the public into buildings that are usually closed, began in London in 1992 and has since spread to more than 30 cities globally - from Tel Aviv to Thessaloniki..."

The Best Museum Exhibits for Movie Buffs

A blog post for From the Grapevine, September 2015
"In museums worldwide, display cabinets are filled with costumes and cameras, makeup and memorabilia, posters and puppets; movie-themed exhibitions sure to intrigue any cinephile..."

Cuba at the Crossroads: A Photo Workshop

A tour itinerary for Photo Xpeditions, August 2015
"Crumbling colonial buildings, thatched fishing villages and palm-slathered peaks that sweep down to the sea: Cuba and its year-round sunshine offers a unique treat for photographers..."

The World’s Best Long-Distance Trails

A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2015
"If you're looking for a true-blue away-from-it-all wilderness escape, try Southwest Australia’s Bibbulmun; a track that puts hikers out in the Australian bush where solitude is guaranteed..."

Photography: A Collector’s Perspective

An article for Private Air Magazine, August 2015
"In the 1970s, there were just a scattering of photography dealers, but no great gallery scene or auction house activities. However, Richard and Ellen Sandor believed change was afoot..."

Six Must-Attend Museum Celebrations

A blog post for From the Grapevine, July 2015
"For many museums across the globe, 2015 is a year to remember. And big birthdays require big celebrations, with special exhibitions, one-off talks, commemorative events and parties..."

Ten of the Best Luxury Spas

An article for Luxe Magazine, June 2015
"Looking for bliss? Then prepare to be pampered. From island escapes to jungle hideaways, seaside idylls to desert oases, here are ten of the most luxurious destination spas on earth..."

Artsy and Affordable: The Boutique Hostel Boom

A blog post for From the Grapevine, June 2015
"What springs to mind when you think of a hostel? Creaky beds, a loose interpretation of the health code and random roomies with no volume control? Those old rules no longer apply..."

Cuban Contemporary Art: A Collector’s Perspective

An article for Private Air Magazine, June 2015
"When word got out that the U.S. was restoring relations with Cuba, Howard Farber’s phone started ringing. The art world was abuzz. What would this mean for the Cuban art market?..."

Hotels Among the Vines: Five Top Vineyard Resorts

A blog post for From the Grapevine, May 2015
Where vineyards flourish, wine tourism follows. New and stylish vineyard resorts are moving beyond Napa and Bordeaux to lesser-known wine-producing regions all across the world..."

Infinity and Beyond: Pools With Views

An article for Luxe Magazine, May 2015
"Nothing beats a pool with a view. Whether you're looking out at a spectacular jungle scene, a deserted beach or a pretty cityscape, here are five pool panoramas that make a real splash...."

Urban Artists Salute Their Cities’ Architecture

A blog post for From the Grapevine, April 2015
"In big cities, the little details often get lost in the bustle. But for the searching eye of an artist, compelling architectural flourishes prove difficult to ignore. In fact, they're being celebrated..."

Fabien Cousteau: Into the Deep

An article for Private Air New York (Spring Issue), April 2015
""The biggest hardship of scuba diving is the time you realize you have to go back up to the surface" says Fabien Cousteau, grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau..."

Seven of the Best International Marathons

A blog post for From the Grapevine, March 2015
"After months of training, running an uninspired course can be anticlimactic. Marathons further afield may offer the stunning scenery, lively spirit and engaging history to spur you forward..."

A Travel Start-Up That Helps You Give Back

A blog post for From the Grapevine, February 2015
"As travellers grow weary of run-of-the-mill Disney jaunts and cookie-cutter resort getaways, they now strive to travel in a way that is more responsible and, ultimately, more rewarding..."

There’s Something About Maui

An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2015
"The 54 residences at Montage Kapalua Bay offer views that stretch from the mountains to the ocean, and lanais (covered patios) more expansive than most Manhattan apartments..."

The Cityscapes of Graphic Artist Yoni Alter

A blog post for From the Grapevine, January 2015
"Yoni Alter's streetscape artwork is making a splash around the world, from his home in Israel to the US and the UK. Bold, bright and colorful, his urban-inspired designs are hard to miss..."

St. Louis City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, January 2015
"A mix of Southern charm and Midwest sensibility, historic neighbourhoods with cobblestone streets balance a modern downtown glistening with sport stadiums and luxury apartments..."

Sirio Maccioni: A Culinary Legend

An article for Private Air New York (Winter Issue), December 2014
"It is Maccioni’s flagship in New York, designed by his long time collaborator Adam Tihany, that captures Maccioni’s glittering career trajectory since he broke out on his own in 1974..."

Private Parties: Great Island Escapes for 2015

An article for Private Air New York (Winter Issue), December 2014
"The name Song Saa means two hearts, and this island duo is home to 27 villas, some lying over water, others tucked away within the small jungle - making it ideal for a private party..."

Who Needs Belgium? Discover Israeli Fruit Beer

A blog post for From the Grapevine, December 2014
"The mission of Tel Aviv's Dancing Camel brewery was to create beers identifiable as Israeli, incorporating many of the fine fruits, herbs and spices indigenous to this area of the world..."

Discovering the Mandarin Oriental, New York

An article for Private Air New York (Winter Issue), December 2014
"A weekend of decadence begins at the 35th floor lobby of the Mandarin Oriental. On order: Ambiance that is breathtaking, sumptuous, stylish and relaxing; and spectacular city views..."

Introducing Kittitian Hill in St. Kitts

An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2014
"Brand new villas in this joyously secluded private community by Belmont Resorts are ready for purchase and offer guaranteed rental returns with an authentic flavor of Caribbean life..."

The Ultimate Napa Valley Weekend

An article for Private Air Magazine, September 2014
"With some of the finest hotels, food and wine in the country at your fingertips, you can't beat a luxe break in Napa Valley. So simply sit back, relax and indulge in this Californian nirvana..."

Orlando City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, August 2014
"Orlando is a compact city known for its year-round family fun and adventure, including world-famous theme parks, pristine golf courses and out-of-this-world space and science centres..."

Touring Haiti with a Famous Photographer

An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2014
"Now you can explore the highlights of this Caribbean isle in a luxurious yet meaningful way. A two-day trip to Haiti with photographer Russell James helps Haitians rebuild their nation..."

New Orleans City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, July 2014
"New Orleans consistently charms with its high energy and community spirit. It offers a divine blend of Dixieland jazz, laid-back locals, cherished architecture and a colourful French flair..."

Palm Springs City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, July 2014
"Spend the day on a golf course, go biking or horseback riding in the mountains or hit the ski slopes by Big Bear Lake. In the afternoon, try bowling, or browse galleries and boutiques..."

How to Invest in Classic Cars

An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2014
"Appealing curves, sparkling chrome trimmings, wheels that scream out to be spun: there is a common denominator in the cars Peter Haynes exhibits. They're all masterpiece sculptures..."

Miami City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, June 2014
"With glorious beaches, art deco architecture and hot nightspots, Miami is really a 'Magic City.' This nickname took hold in the 1920s, as a construction boom transformed Miami overnight...."

Adventure and Luxury in Kohanaiki, Hawaii

An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2014
"Hawaii is world-renowned as a beautiful and idyllic place to live. But the Big Island’s newest private residential community offers more than the standard breathtaking views. Much more..."

Why You Should Invest in New Artists

An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2014
"Canny investors are making fortunes from new interest in modern art. Three Richter paintings were bought in 2001 for $3.4 million - two recently sold for $34.2 million and $20.8 million..."

Luxe and Serenity: A First-Class Trump Pairing

An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2014
"It is hardly inconspicuous. The Trump International Tower is the tallest residential building in Las Vegas, and is encased in 24-carat gold glass. But there's more to it than a flashy facade..."

The World’s Finest Residences… in Miami

An article for Private Air Magazine, March 2014
"Miami in Florida has countless new construction projects underway. There is one residential project which has (quite literally) hit new heights in luxury living. The Mansions at Acqualina..."

Something for All Seasons in Mont-Tremblant

An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2014
"Mont-Tremblant is currently hot property. And as more and more people discover the area’s divine natural beauty, it's fast becoming the place to invest in a holiday or retirement home..."

The Purple Passport: A Guide to the High Life

An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2014
"Founded in 2010 by two intrepid New Yorkers, TPP provides bright and smart online guides – and occasional e-books – to the crème de la crème of decadent global city destinations..."

Securing a Second Home in the Finger Lakes

An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2013
"The Finger Lakes has always been popular with New Yorkers, as a relaxing respite from the busy city. But in recent years, affluent city folk have begun committing to longer residencies..."

Albuquerque City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, November 2013
"Affectionately nicknamed 'Duke City', Albuquerque beckons visitors with stunning mountain views, an astoundingly rich multicultural heritage and abundant recreational opportunities..."

San Luis Obispo City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, November 2013
"The city of San Luis Obispo, situated in between San Francisco and Los Angeles, impresses visitors with its scenic setting, heritage sites, thriving arts scene and chic Californian charm..."

NYC Pre-War Buildings Transformed

An article for Private Air Magazine, September 2013
"The Upper East Side is booming with spacious new condominiums tailor made for families and empty nesters. And the 150 East 72nd Street and 737 Park Avenue buildings are two..."

Star Design at Beverley Hills Interiors

An article for Private Air Magazine, September 2013
"Ron Dayan, Director of Design, is one of the most popular stars in Hollywood, with the great, the good and the famous clamoring for him to redesign and refurbish their priceless homes..."

Ultimate Bachelor Pads Around the World

An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2013
"There are many varied elements that go into making the ultimate bachelor pad, from interior design to the gadgets and gizmos. However, the top of the list should always be location..."

35XV: Sharp and Sleek High-Rise Living

An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2013
"35XV is a sexy, new 55-unit condominium building that promises to become not a landmark, but a ‘skymark,’ with an angular construction reminiscent of a fashion model’s cheekbones..."

Own A Piece of America’s Equestrian World

An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2013
"If you're a horse lover, you already know the prestigious Two Trees Farm in Bridgehampton. And now an ideal opportunity to own this world-class horsing facility has become available..."

Finding the Perfect Trophy Home

An article for Private Air Magazine, July 2013
"Whether it’s a private mansion encompassing miles of shoreline, a historic manor surrounded by emerald lawns and green forests, or an ultra-chic metropolitan pad at the heart of things..."

Edmonton City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, June 2013
"Family-friendly Edmonton is a provincial center for culture, government, and education. It is world-renowned for its vast entertainment mall, spacious parklands and thriving arts scene..."

Milwaukee City Vacation Guide

A city guide for Expedia, May 2013
"Milwaukee exudes a laid-back Midwestern vibe. The city of almost 600,000 residents has a reputation as a “City of Festivals”, and Milwaukeeans really know how to enjoy themselves..."

Estates Showcase: Sandy Cay, Bahamas

An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2013
"Imagine warm, gentle breezes, unreserved privacy and swaying palms. Nothing says luxury like a private Caribbean isle cloaked in tropical forest and surrounded by turquoise water..."

The World’s Best Airport Architecture

An article for Private Air Magazine, March 2013
"For the majority of the 20th century, airport terminals were built for function - safe, efficient and uninspiring buildings made to deliver people from road to runway. But that's changed..."

Waking Up in Sitka, Alaska

A brochure introduction for Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau, January 2013
"It's early morning and the sea is silent. Rolling fog wraps itself round the distant white-tipped volcanic peak; bald eagles swoop down on early-rising anglers in search of the first catch..."

The Call of the Cayman Islands

An article for Private Air Magazine, December 2012
"The Cayman Islands might be best known as that off-shore tax haven, but regular visitors will attest that this charming corner of the Caribbean has far more to offer than fat cat financiers..."