The Malay peninsula is the home to several amazing resort communities, especially on the western island of Phuket, a part of Thailand. On Phuket, the tropical weather is beautiful throughout the year, with ocean breezes cooling the air during the day and a monsoon season that features dry weather throughout the winter. On the northwest curve of Phuket Island, where
Why would any hotel call itself, “The Thief?” Well, when you stand on a little island in the fjord just southwest of downtown Oslo, called the Tjuvholmen, you are on the Thiefs’ Islet, and it earned that name because thieves were brought here and executed in the 18th Century. Today, the Tjulvholmen is a docking and marina area in the
Where the Yangtze River, the great Yellow River of China, flows into the sea, a tributary called the Huangpu joins it, and this confluence is the reason for the life of city of Shanghai. The Yangtze today remains the busiest river in the world, and the city of Shanghai has exploded into a modern metropolis of 12 million people. Near
In the Eternal City of Rome, on the Via del Monte D’Oro (the Road of the Gold Mountain), about half a kilometre east of the Tiber River and the Ponte Cavour, you can find one of the great hidden wonders of the bespoke touring world: the J. K. Place Roma, a boutique luxury hotel set in the narrow shopping street
The Mediterranean Sea is beautiful and warm for most of the year, and on the island of Corsica, a province of France, the winter temperature rarely goes below 13ºC, or 50ºF. Summertime on the island is dry and fairly hot, and the cities of the coast benefit mightily from the ocean breeze, making it a perfect locale for seaside vacations.
The Balearic Islands lie in the Mediterranean Sea, about twenty to thirty miles off the eastern coast of Spain, near the cities of Valencia and Barcelona. They are dry and sun-soaked, and enjoy mild seasons of perfect summer weather. The largest of the islands is Mallorca, and in the southwestern corner of Mallorca stands the gracious and eminently luxurious boutique
At the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, beyond the bordering waters where Puerto Rico meets the Atlantic Ocean, lie the British Virgin Islands. The island nation of Anguilla lies twenty miles further east, where the Windward Islands form their long chain stretching southwards, and the capital city of Puerto Rico, San Juan, is the same distance to the west.
Denmark has evolved into a beautiful country of farms, finance and high technology, but at one time it was the home of Viking kings and their longboat warriors. That seafaring history endowed Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen with a busy and thriving port, and today the city enjoys a booming tourism industry. One particularly popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen is
Chalets may be charming, but Hotel Villa Honegg, a recently-renovated hotel perched on the famous Bürgenstock peninsula over Lake Lucerne, gives the idea of a Swiss retreat new and majestic connotations. With its stunning, 914-metre high vista of the beautifully irregular Lake Lucerne and its surrounding mist-shrouded, snow-capped mountains, the hotel makes an idyllic Swiss panorama comfortably available from all
Located on the pristine waters of the Caribbean, the GoldenEye resort offers private accommodations with impeccable resort hospitality. The Original Villas a nestled among the lush Jamaican flora, just a short distance from the Low Cay beach. The Lagoon Villas are available in one, two, and three bedrooms and offer the combined indoor/outdoor living GoldenEye is famous for. The distinctive