Cunard’s Queen Anne Prepares To Set Sail With An Amazing Event at Cipriani 25 Broadway!

I was lucky enough to attend a magical event for travel press and agents back on October 18, 2023, when Cunard introduced elements of their newest ship, Queen Anne. This stunningly beautiful celebratory event at the company’s former NYC offices 25 Broadway – now known as Cipriani 25 Broadway. Unveiling art by contemporary artwork that will appear on board and…read more

A Perfect NYC Staycation: Relaxing To The Max At The Dominick Hotel!

I have gone to events at the Dominick Hotel in Soho before including one of the Luau Nights at their memorable and well-reviewed El Ta’Koy restaurant. This resto is worth checking out for a lot of reasons and not just because it has great Hawaiian fusion fare which includes incredible short rib tacos and a Cuban sandwich that includes both…read more

European Summer Getaways: Our Top Five Picks!

When the travel bans are lifted and it’s safe to travel overseas again, Europe will be welcoming American tourists looking for memorable summer experiences. While travel plans may need some adjusting during these times, as long as everybody is smart and takes the appropriate precautions, you can still enjoy a magical vacation across Europe. So for your summer getaway to…read more

The 20th Annual Hotel Excellence Awards: The Best Of New York’s Hospitality Business Gathers For A Grand Gala!

The stunning 583 Park Avenue was the perfect setting for Where Traveler's 20th Annual Hotel Excellence Awards. The most talented folks from NYC's hotels and restaurant groups gathered to pay respect to each other and it was so to be an outsider getting an inside look.There were a little over a dozen winners including the man of the hour, Benjamin…read more
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’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’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

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


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

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