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Hebridean Princess - Luxury in the Scottish Isles
With the Royal Yacht Britannia now retired, when Queen Elizabeth II wishes to sail around the north coast of her realm or throw a birthday party for the whole royal family, she chooses the five-star Hebridean Princess. After a week on board, we could easily understand why.
Room with a View - New Hampshire’s Snowvillage Inn
“A Room with a View” was written about a hotel in Florence, overlooking the Arno River as it flows under Ponte Vecchio, the most iconic of all Florentine views. But my favorite room with a view is far from Italy, and the view is a panorama of my own White Mountains, in New Hampshire.
J House Greenwich for Luxury near New York City
Luxury is not having to stay in New York City. We chose the Connecticut alternative and discovered a new hotel with an excellent restaurant and a nearby commuter rail station.
Even Experienced Travelers Learn Tips from Books
I spend a lot of time on the road, so I thought I knew all the tricks of the trade. But two books, “Smart Packing for Today’s Traveler” and “101 Tips for Women Travelers” taught me a lot of ways to make my travels smoother.
Luxury Living at Blythswood Square in Glasgow
If I were handing out prizes for the best hotel concierge I’ve met, David at Blythswood Square Hotel would be in the top contenders. He was everywhere, thinking of everything before we did. But that was typical of this charming hotel in the heart of Glasgow.
Four Handy New Products for Outdoor Sports
For me, summer’s greatest luxury is being outdoors, whether it’s in my garden, in a White Mountain campsite or paddling my favorite lake. Some new products have added to this summer’s enjoyment.
Enjoying Summer in Boston with Kids
Kid-friendly Royal Sonesta Hotel, overlooking Boston from across the river in Cambridge, was a perfect base for exploring the city.
Isle of Eriska - Private Island Resort in Scotland
Our first view of the red sandstone pile that fairly screams late-Victorian Scottish baronial estate, was one of those “oh, wow!” travel moments. And it just kept getting better and better.
Beach-side Luxuries at Maine’s Inn by the Sea
Set in its own wild garden, above a long beach on Cape Elizabeth, Inn by the Sea combines very modern comforts -- and a green attitude -- with old-fashioned sun-and-sand-and-spa relaxation.
New Travel Accessories I’ve Learned to Love
New products can solve travel problems, from using a cell phone safely while driving to cold feet on airplanes and unmentionable odors anywhere.
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