Home Away From Home

If you are one of the growing numbers of world travelers who doesn’t like to leave the comforts of home behind while on vacation, a villa rental might be your best option. Villas are available all over the world–whether you are interested in visiting Orlando or Tuscany. They can be beachfront or mountainside. They can be in the middle of a…

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Beyond the Spa

‘Tis the season of resolutions…the yearly ritual of taking stock and vowing to make better life choices. Most of the time these include goals of weight loss, fitness training and meditation, but rarely do we promise to be more indulgent or treat ourselves better.

Dreaming of the Aloha Spirit

As the cold weather temperatures descend in Charlotte, many of us find ourselves dreaming of sunny locales. And, arguably, there is no better warm weather destination to ponder than Hawaii. These gorgeous islands of the 50th state are truly the stuff of vacation dreams.

Bring Your Appetite

Travelers who are, quite literally, hungry for great experiences have a growing number of choices for culinary adventure. Travel suppliers are busy creating unique and inspiring opportunities for the more than 75% of us who say food and wine are an important component of travel.

Sustainable Tourism

Like many modern industries, tourism impacts the world we inhabit. Most of us would rather be responsible tourists and work toward logical, sustainable practices as we travel the world—and that’s perfectly possible with the right tools and knowledge. 

Surprises Await 
Travelers to Israel

If Israel is on your list of must-see destinations, you are not alone. The Holy Land welcomed a record number of tourists last year, and expects even more this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern Israeli state.

Choice Destinations of 2018

While the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu top many travelers’ bucket lists, it sometimes eclipses the entire country of Peru as a “must-see” destination. This South American nation has so many fascinating treasures, both natural and cultural, outside of that famed mountain.

An Active Approach

For some of us, the perfect vacation involves finding a beach chair in the sun, endless buffets and bottomless drinks with umbrellas. But if that’s not your idea of a good time, there are plenty of healthy and active vacations to consider.

The Gift of Travel

It’s the holidays again, and that means the pressure of finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. Uncertainty about sizing and fit makes clothing a difficult choice, appliances or house-hold items are too impersonal, food and wine too fleeting. What’s a determined and generous gift-giver to do?