HOLDING COURT IN LONDON

Savoring a royal Indian weekend at the luxe Taj St. James’ Court hotel

The beautiful lobby welcomes guests with its Indian-inspired jewel-toned accessories and glamorous appointments.

STORY: Joanne Hayes

On a recent trip to England, accompanying my husband on a business trip, we checked into the opulent St. James’ Court hotel for a brief weekend respite. My husband indulged my love of Indian culture on this […]

IT’S BETTER AT BAHAMA HOUSE

A home-like lodging enchants Bahamas visitors.

With a max capacity of 22 guests, Bahama House never feels crowded. And you’ll always find a chair at the freshwater pool.

STORY: Jan Schroder

If I could design a spacious home in the Bahamas for entertaining friends and family, it would have the look, feel and amenities of Bahama House on […]

PEACHY KEEN IN THE LONE STAR STATE

The Texas Hill Country abounds with sweet peaches and more

The peach orchards around Fredericksburg boast varieties that ripen from early spring to late fall. Courtesy Fredericksburg CVB

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Georgia is the Peach State, though neighboring South Carolina produces more of them, and California grows more than those two southern states put together. So it may come as a bit of a shock to […]

THE ROMANCE OF THE RAILS

Peru’s Hiram Bingham train is the height of elegance

The observation car provides optimal viewing of the Peruvian landscape along the route from Cusco to Aguascalientes.

BY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

The luxury train features polished Pullman-style cars.

The chilled pisco sour is tart and boozy, live music from a three-piece band is filtering in and the […]

BEAUTIFUL BALLYFIN

Checking in to one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels

Ballyfin is a restored country estate on more than 600 scenic acres near Portlaoise, easily accessible by train from Dublin.

STORY: Jan Schroder

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a glass of Champagne.

Forget sailing the high seas or engaging in a constant battle against evil. When […]

BETTER THAN ALL RIGHT

Round Hill resort’s history, beauty and romance make magic in Jamaica

Calm waters, sugar-white sands, scenic sunsets and scrumptious meals are part of daily life at Round Hill.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

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“Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be alright,” sang Bob Marley, his melodic voice and Jamaican accent softly […]

ODE TO LOVE

There’s more to Agra, India, than the dazzling Taj Mahal

The author, dwarfed by the Taj Mahal, takes a moment to appreciate its beauty.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Love has inspired some of history’s best poetry, literature and architecture. In 1632, a broken heart motivated Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to build the spectacular Taj Mahal in honor of his first and favorite wife, Persian princess Mumtaz […]

THAILAND BY TALL SHIP

A sailing adventure in the Andaman Sea takes passengers to unspoiled islands

The Star Clipper floats on the Andaman Sea at full sail.

The Star Clipper floats on the Andaman Sea at full sail.

STORY & PHOTOS: Lindsay Lambert Day

When it comes to travel, arguably no category is more divisive than cruising, with travelers typically falling into one of two camps: the enthusiastic and the fiercely […]

SHOPPING À LA FRANÇAISE

Experts from Huff Harrington lead locals to secret Paris caches of fine French furnishings

Linda Mohan (far left), manager of Huff Harrington Fine Art, helps shoppers uncover hidden gems during a March buying trip to Paris.

Linda Mohan (far left), manager of Huff Harrington Fine Art, helps shoppers uncover hidden gems during a March buying trip to Paris.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

What’s not to love about the […]

CASTLES IN SPAIN

The country’s paradores offer an enchanting alternative to conventional hotels

This parador in Sigüenza is a former castle whose origin dates back to the 12th century.

STORY & PHOTOS: Wendell Brock

n Spain, it’s entirely possible to live in a castle and eat like a king— if you stay in a parador, that is.

That’s exactly what I did on my last visit, after two of my […]