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Food, Travel

Checking Out The Royally Good New Wine List And Fine Cuisine On Princess Cruise Lines

I have never been on a Princess Cruise Lines ship before today so I was really excited when I got added to the guest list for a special press preview introducing Princess Cruises' new wine offerings, curated by Ivy League educated Master Sommelier and Master Of Wine, Doug Frost--a leading expert on the intersection of wine and travel. This guy is…read more
Food, Travel

Booking.com’s Taste Of Travel Townhouse Event: Innovative Tastes With Marcus Samuelsson!

I headed over to the posh yet classic stooped 1891 townhouse at 118 West 76th Street yesterday for booking.com’s Taste Of Travel event. Set up outside was the Taste Of Travel food truck, which lucky passersby were able to sample food from gratis (plus they got to press the flesh with legendary chef Marcus Samuelsson, the host of the event…read more
Fashion, Travel

The Fun Shops On The Carnival Horizon: Shopping Experiences Taken To New Heights On The High Seas!

I recently got to climb on board the Horizon, the newest ship from Carnival, at Manhattan’s Pier 88 at Twelfth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets. My visit was courtesy of Starboard Cruises who wanted to show off their wonderful two floors of “Fun Shops"--this is the largest aggregation of stores on any cruise ship and it is truly like…read more
Travel

The George Inn: Modern Luxury That Even Ol’ George Would Appreciate!

I admit that I was totally blown away by both the comfort and style of makeup business legend Bobbi Brown's George Inn at 37 North Mountain Avenue in stately Montclair, NJ--a town well-known for luxury vintage homes that have been well-preserved. Bobbi and her real estate developer husband Steve Plofker have lived there for 29 years so when the old…read more
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FIRST PORT OF CALL: PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON FATHOM’S FIRST SOCIAL IMPACT CRUISE, APRIL 2016

I was lucky enough to be invited on Fathom's one-week inaugural cruise to the Dominican Republic in late April. Fathom is one of the dozen or so cruise lines owned by Carnival, which as you probably know is the biggest cruise line in the world. What sets Fathom apart is that it is the brainchild of its president Tara Russell, a…read more
Travel

SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT: A Fantasy Five Star Diamond Resort Better Than Your Wildest Island Travel Dreams!

OK, I will just come out and say it--my five-night visit to Spice Island Beach Resort in Grand Anse, St. George, Grenada, was my greatest island vacation ever! This Five Star AAA Diamond and Six Star AAHS Resort Award Winner--one of only seven in the Caribbean--is the only truly family-owned hotel of this calibre. Sir Royston Hopkin and family run…read more