UNITED STATES


A review of a luxury holiday in UNITED STATES. An insider’s guide to the best luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Discover where to go, what to see and what to eat in UNITED STATES, with Carmen Edelson.

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Planning your Luxury Weekend in Chicago

Planning your Luxury Weekend in Chicago

CHICAGO, UNITED STATES
A luxury weekend is always best spent somewhere that’s a true melting pot of cultures and experiences. A city like Chicago that not only has a taste for different cuisines but also great music makes it the perfect weekend or…
A luxury weekend is always best spent somewhere that’s a true melting pot of cultures and experiences. A city like Chicago that not only has a taste for different cuisines but also great music…
8 Things To Do When Visiting California Wine Country

8 Things To Do When Visiting California Wine Country

CALIFORNIA, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, UNITED STATES
Numerous people travel to scenic wine country in Northern California every year. There are plenty of wineries and tasting rooms to visit in this area, but you can make a real vacation out of it by taking in all of the sights. Here…
Numerous people travel to scenic wine country in Northern California every year. There are plenty of wineries and tasting rooms to visit in this area, but you can make a real vacation out of it by taking…
Top Activities in New York City Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Top Activities in New York City Over Thanksgiving Weekend

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
New York City does some things exceptionally well – pizza, bagels, Broadway and perhaps most importantly, the holidays. It’s harder to think of a more magical place to spend those frosty months. Over the top parades, top-notch shopping, ice-skating and…
New York City does some things exceptionally well – pizza, bagels, Broadway and perhaps most importantly, the holidays. It’s harder to think of a more magical place to spend those frosty months. Over the…
Top 3 Best Beachside Tiki Bars in Florida

Top 3 Best Beachside Tiki Bars in Florida

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, LUXURY HOTELS, TRAVEL
A good tiki bar has a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, tasty cocktails, and decor that can transport you to a faraway island. Luckily, Florida has so many amazing options to choose from! Some tiki bars can be dark and stuffy, but…
A good tiki bar has a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, tasty cocktails, and decor that can transport you to a faraway island. Luckily, Florida has so many amazing options to choose from! Some tiki bars…
Escape To The Countryside At Barnsley Resort: A Historic Southern Estate

Escape To The Countryside At Barnsley Resort: A Historic Southern Estate

LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS, UNITED STATES
Sometimes you just need to escape to the great outdoors to disconnect from our fast-paced, technological world and recharge with nature. I recently had a fantastic opportunity to do just that at the Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia. This place is…
Sometimes you just need to escape to the great outdoors to disconnect from our fast-paced, technological world and recharge with nature. I recently had a fantastic opportunity to do just that at the Barnsley Resort…
Enjoy The Tuck Room For Happy Hour in North Miami Beach, Florida

Enjoy The Tuck Room For Happy Hour in North Miami Beach, Florida

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, MIAMI
Looking for a vibrant night out with delicious drinks and eats? The Tuck Room in North Miami Beach has you covered. Cutting-edge mixology and a speakeasy décor make it the ideal spot to meet up with friends for a tasty…
Looking for a vibrant night out with delicious drinks and eats? The Tuck Room in North Miami Beach has you covered. Cutting-edge mixology and a speakeasy décor make it the ideal spot to meet…
A Luxurious Oasis at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa: Jensen Beach, Florida

A Luxurious Oasis at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa: Jensen Beach, Florida

FLORIDA, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS
Located about a 90 minute drive up the coast from my home in Fort Lauderdale, the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa made for the perfect staycation! I am so lucky to live in a state where I have incredible options…
Located about a 90 minute drive up the coast from my home in Fort Lauderdale, the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa made for the perfect staycation! I am so lucky to live in a…
6 Amazing Stops for Your California Wine Country Road Trip

6 Amazing Stops for Your California Wine Country Road Trip

CALIFORNIA, FOOD + WINE, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS
When some people think of California, images of beautiful beaches and lively boardwalks might come to mind. Or maybe thoughts of trendy shops and restaurants under the bright city lights take over. But the true Cali is best represented with…
When some people think of California, images of beautiful beaches and lively boardwalks might come to mind. Or maybe thoughts of trendy shops and restaurants under the bright city lights take over. But the…
5 Upscale Los Angeles Spots Certain to Impress Your Date

5 Upscale Los Angeles Spots Certain to Impress Your Date

CALIFORNIA, FOOD + WINE, UNITED STATES
Los Angeles is a town made for romantics — and not just ones on the silver screen! Think about it: What’s more romantic than a drive through the canyons at night or wine by the beach as the sun sets?…
Los Angeles is a town made for romantics — and not just ones on the silver screen! Think about it: What’s more romantic than a drive through the canyons at night or wine by…
Amara Cay Resort Islamorada: A Luxury Island Oasis in the Florida Keys

Amara Cay Resort Islamorada: A Luxury Island Oasis in the Florida Keys

FLORIDA, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, UNITED STATES
I am always searching for a fabulous staycation spot in my home state of Florida. I recently experienced the beautiful Amara Cay Resort which is nestled in the lovely and laid-back Islamorada. The Sport Fishing Capital of the World, Islamorada…
I am always searching for a fabulous staycation spot in my home state of Florida. I recently experienced the beautiful Amara Cay Resort which is nestled in the lovely and laid-back Islamorada. The Sport…
The Only 5-Star Hotel in Key Largo: Playa Largo Resort & Spa

The Only 5-Star Hotel in Key Largo: Playa Largo Resort & Spa

FLORIDA, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS
As much as I love traveling around the world, I also make a point to enjoy what’s in my own backyard. In other words, I am a big fan of staycations! Living in Fort Lauderdale, I have so many gorgeous…
As much as I love traveling around the world, I also make a point to enjoy what’s in my own backyard. In other words, I am a big fan of staycations! Living in Fort…
A Genuine Japanese Dining Experience: Masamune in Fort Lauderdale

A Genuine Japanese Dining Experience: Masamune in Fort Lauderdale

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE, UNITED STATES
In the era of Asian fusion and cuisine crafted for the ‘gram, it can be hard to find traditional flavors. For those searching for a genuine Japanese dining experience, look no further than the hidden treasure known as Masamune. It’s…
In the era of Asian fusion and cuisine crafted for the ‘gram, it can be hard to find traditional flavors. For those searching for a genuine Japanese dining experience, look no further than the…
Enjoy Chinese Cuisine with a Latin Twist at Palmar in Wynwood, Miami

Enjoy Chinese Cuisine with a Latin Twist at Palmar in Wynwood, Miami

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, MIAMI, UNITED STATES
Located in the vibrant art district of Wynwood in Miami, Palmar’s hole-in-the-wall feel and culinary expertise make this the perfect dinner spot for a night out. Executive chef, Albert Diaz, describes the fare as “Chinese cuisine with a Latin twist”,…
Located in the vibrant art district of Wynwood in Miami, Palmar’s hole-in-the-wall feel and culinary expertise make this the perfect dinner spot for a night out. Executive chef, Albert Diaz, describes the fare as…
A Luxurious Weekend in Key West: Pier House Resort & Spa

A Luxurious Weekend in Key West: Pier House Resort & Spa

FLORIDA, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS
Pier House Resort and Spa was the perfect setting for a romantic, weekend getaway in Key West! This luxurious resort has been a Florida Keys’ icon for over fifty years. At Pier House, you can certainly expect a wonderful combination…
Pier House Resort and Spa was the perfect setting for a romantic, weekend getaway in Key West! This luxurious resort has been a Florida Keys’ icon for over fifty years. At Pier House, you…