Luxury Trips Worldwide

Destinations/Hotels

Explore travel journalist Marybeth Bon’s favorite luxury destinations and hotels, based on her experience as a National Geographic travel writer.

Discover France’s Secret Villages

Walking in the Maritime Alps leads to the Mediterranean CoastRocky, snowcapped Alps tumble down to the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean coast along the French and Italian border. My love of France and its sleepy villages fueled my choice to hike through this...

New York City. A visit to the neighborhoods.

There’s so much more to New York than Midtown and the bright lights of Broadway. On my annual trips to New York I rely upon friends for recommendations of their favorite places to eat, drink shop and explore in the neighborhoods  from Tribeca to Soho, Noho, the...

Blissed out in Bali

The lush island of Bali lingers in our imaginations from Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love and the movie starring Julia Roberts. As much as Bali is known for its sandy beaches, and luscious green landscapes, it is also known for its romantic and...

Award-winning Oregon: Shakespeare to Pinots

You would never suspect that Shakespeare and Pinots would be front and center in Ashland, Oregon, a hamlet 15 miles north of the California border. As a cultural epicenter, Tony Award-winning plays and Shakespeare classics have thrilled audiences for 82-years in the...

The Ultimate Cruise and Cuisine in Burgundy

The mere name Burgundy evokes splendid wines, fine cellars and epicurean feasts. Now the secret is out among wine and food connoisseurs -- the best way to sample it all is aboard a luxury barge slowly gliding down the Burgundy canals. If you're independent, borrow a...

The Secret to Finding Alpine Magic in Switzerland

Head to Zermatt, Switzerland for spectacular powder runs, stunning trails and the romantic charm of an idyllic Alpine village.  Matterhorn Magic Breath-taking views of the Matterhorn mountain accompany you on trails and slopes when you ski or hike in Zermatt,...

Romantic Getaway in the Vineyards of Sonoma County

From the moment I pulled into the discrete entrance to the Kenwood Inn and Spa, I felt like I’d returned to Tuscany.  I almost expected the friendly Concierge to welcome me with the familiar greeting — Ciao Bella. Yes, it really feels like Italy; from the...

Polar Bears in the Arctic

Track polar bears and snorkel with beluga whales in the Canadian Arctic. After the sea ice melts for the summer, polar bears move to the shoreline of Hudson Bay – habitat for the most southern and accessible populations of polar bears in the world. With ChurchillWild...

How to visit Lucerne and Have the Time of Your Life.

Along the shores of Lake Lucerne, couples promenade arm-in-arm as the sun dips behind the snow-capped mountains. Families, catching the last light, head home pushing strollers. Seagulls swoop by colorful boatyards and swans skim across the cobalt lake, floating above...

The Low Down on Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida is a place with two Ritz Carlton’s, private clubs crowded with Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and  Ferraris and tons of shopping areas boasting Tiffany’s, Cartier and  Louis Vuitton.  Oh yes, there are also lovely beaches and exquisite dining. Shopping, dining...

Exclusive Wilderness Resort on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean

You can tell a lot about a luxury hotel by the way it greets its guests. You might expect a formal doorman to meet you at the curb and leave you at the front desk. That’s not the case at the Wickaninnish Inn, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A smiling,...

Claude Monet’s Guide to Normandy

Normandy's location in Northern France is like a beret perched askew on a Frenchman’s head. French artists flocked to the coast to soak in the beaches and soft-green landscapes bathed in shifting light. Spectacular natural cliffs Aval of Etretat and beautiful famous...

The One Place You Must Stay for History and Luxe in Vietnam

Hanoi is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful colonial Indochinese cities. It was a bucket list item for my adult daughters and me -- to stay at the crowning jewel of Asian colonial-style hotels, one with a fascinating history, charm and impeccable service: the...