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Fine Dining at Hotel Monte do Carmo in Portugal
Pilgrims who stayed in the 19th-century hostelry at the little pilgrimage church of Senhora do Carmo, near the UNESCO World Heritage city of Evora, would never believe the smart and stylish dining room Hotel Rural Monte do Carmo.
Hotel Monte do Carmo Luxury in Portugal
We wonder at the courage of a couple who transform a remote church and the surrounding pilgrim hostel into a classy art-filled inn, then hire a rising young chef to create a destination restaurant in its dining room.
Quick Guide to Spa Treatments and Terms
You’re staying at a luxury hotel and friends suggest you all go to the spa together. But it’s your first time at a spa, and don’t know what to choose. Before this happens to you, print out this quick dictionary of spa treatments to tuck in your suitcase.
Fuerteventura – Surfer’s Luxury is a Perfect Wave
Luxury in travel is all about being in the very best place to do what you like best, whether it’s fishing, skiing, surfing, dining or being pampered in a spa. If you’re a surfer, pure luxury is the perfect wave -- wave after wave, rolling in to catch.
Dining High in Fredericton, New Brunswick
The capital city of New Brunswick, in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, has come of age in dining, with a pair of outstanding restaurants and several others giving them close competition.
Czech Luxury at Prague’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel
A showcase of cutting-edge contemporary design set inside the remains of a Medieval and Renaissance monastery, Prague’s luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel symbolizes the city itself.
Tahiti – Welcome to Paradise in the South Pacific
No matter what hour of the night they arrive in Papeete’s airport, passengers are welcomed by smiling girls in colorful sarongs who drape necklaces of fresh flowers around visitors’ necks in welcome.
Tahiti Lives up to its Image as Tropical Paradise
Say Tahiti and a glorious paradise comes to mind, a landscape of steep mountains from which waterfalls plunge hundreds of feet through a blossom-studded tangle of tropical vines into clear pools --- or of white beaches with palms curving toward a turquoise sea.
The Seaport Hotel – Redefining South Boston
Fresh from my chocolate wrap at the Wave spa, I reposed upstairs to my suite at the corner of the 9th-floor of the Seaport Hotel to admire the late afternoon sun on the sailboats and white ferries darting around Boston Harbor.
The Hurtegruten in the Land of the Midnight Sun
We’re aboard the MS Nordnorge, with all the comforts and none of the pomp of a cruise ship. Once the only route between Norway´s northern coastal towns, they now carry tourists like us to see Norway’s fabulous fjords.
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