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 […]

QUEEN FOR A STAY

From luxe digs to palace visits, channel a royal existence in Copenhagen

Christiansborg Palace, where the Queen carries out her royal duties.

The author imbibes in a bit of bubbly.

As soon as my eyes spied the bottles of pour your own bubbly on the breakfast spread at the elegant Hotel d’Angleterre, I felt as […]

SAVORING SAN DIEGO

Soaking up the sun and soulful, chill vibe on the California coast

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is the largest tandem operation in the world and offers spectacular views over La Jolla.

San Diego, my hometown. I can be a stressed mess at times, but whenever I go back for a visit, a peace comes over me the moment the plane hits the tarmac. You can […]

MOUNTAINS TO MOAB

Pack your sense of adventure for a trip to Utah’s Montage Deer Valley

The Montage Deer Valley resort is nestled in the mountains above Salt Lake City.

The Montage Deer Valley resort is nestled in the mountains above Salt Lake City.

As the tiny private plane soared above the mountains, still dappled with winter snow, and headed toward the red rocks of Moab, Utah, I tried […]

THE SIREN SONG OF SPICE ISLAND

Grenada enchants with secluded beaches, exotic wildlife and the intoxicating scent of nutmeg.

Want some alone time on the beach? Grenada is where you want to be.

Want some alone time on the beach? Grenada is where you want to be.

For whatever reason, Grenada seems off the mainstream Caribbean travel grid. And you should be thankful, because it’s the perfect island getaway. But who knows […]