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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The Top 5 Landmarks to See in Harlem

The Top 5 Landmarks to See in Harlem

FOOD + WINE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
From its southern tip to its northernmost neighborhoods, there’s no denying that Manhattan is full of history. However, when it comes to historically and culturally significant sights, Harlem trumps them all. From the Harlem Renaissance to today, the neighborhood has…
From its southern tip to its northernmost neighborhoods, there’s no denying that Manhattan is full of history. However, when it comes to historically and culturally significant sights, Harlem trumps them all. From the Harlem…
Where To Eat Like a Local in Miami, Florida

Where To Eat Like a Local in Miami, Florida

FOOD + WINE, MIAMI
Memorable meals are the highlight of many trips, and the booming restaurant scene in Miami can be confusing for outside visitors. To help first timers or revisiting travelers get their palates better acquainted with the best bites, I have rounded up…
Memorable meals are the highlight of many trips, and the booming restaurant scene in Miami can be confusing for outside visitors. To help first timers or revisiting travelers get their palates better acquainted with the…
Convenient Dining Options in San Diego

Convenient Dining Options in San Diego

CALIFORNIA, FOOD + WINE
San Diego is no doubt home to some of California’s most exciting restaurants. Food lovers can enjoy the city’s signature ‘Cali Baja,’ which is composed of locally sourced organic and fresh food. The eclectic and multi-cultural vibe of the city…
San Diego is no doubt home to some of California’s most exciting restaurants. Food lovers can enjoy the city’s signature ‘Cali Baja,’ which is composed of locally sourced organic and fresh food. The eclectic…
Soaring Over Fort Lauderdale on the Goodyear Blimp

Soaring Over Fort Lauderdale on the Goodyear Blimp

FLORIDA, Luxury Airlines & Cruises Tours, Luxury Hotels
I recently had the opportunity to check off a major bucket list item – getting a ride in the Goodyear Blimp! Rides aboard the Goodyear Blimp are by invitation only and I was lucky enough to win the tickets at…
I recently had the opportunity to check off a major bucket list item – getting a ride in the Goodyear Blimp! Rides aboard the Goodyear Blimp are by invitation only and I was lucky…
The Top 5 Manhattan Luxury Boutiques You Can’t Miss

The Top 5 Manhattan Luxury Boutiques You Can’t Miss

BEAUTY + FASHION, LIFESTYLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
Manhattan is, without a doubt, one of the best cities in the world for shopping. However, while the city’s department stores are world-renowned, its boutiques are the ideal places to find that perfect piece nobody else will have. Whether you’re…
Manhattan is, without a doubt, one of the best cities in the world for shopping. However, while the city’s department stores are world-renowned, its boutiques are the ideal places to find that perfect piece…
The Little Touches that Made our Vail Stay Unforgettable

The Little Touches that Made our Vail Stay Unforgettable

COLORADO, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS, LUXURY SKIING RESORTS, LUXURY TOURS
Majestic mountains, fresh powder, and the feeling of exhilaration you get when you’re flying down a mountain: this is the Vail experience. Choosing to visit Vail for a winter getaway was one of the best decisions my son could make.…
Majestic mountains, fresh powder, and the feeling of exhilaration you get when you’re flying down a mountain: this is the Vail experience. Choosing to visit Vail for a winter getaway was one of the…
RCI Gold Crowne Given to Royal Holiday Park Plaza Resort

RCI Gold Crowne Given to Royal Holiday Park Plaza Resort

LUXURY RESORTS, HOTELS & LUXURY SPAS, UNITED STATES
When people think of Park City, Utah, what’s more enticing? The thought of an endless winter wonderland covered in slopes for skiing and sledding, the small-town beauty of the city itself, or the cultural offerings that Park City has to…
When people think of Park City, Utah, what’s more enticing? The thought of an endless winter wonderland covered in slopes for skiing and sledding, the small-town beauty of the city itself, or the cultural…
Seeing New York in Style

Seeing New York in Style

NEW YORK
Seeing New York is always an amazing experience, but to truly get the most out of it, you need to know the most important sites and the best places to stay and to dine. Finding a way to combine the…
Seeing New York is always an amazing experience, but to truly get the most out of it, you need to know the most important sites and the best places to stay and to dine.…
How to Avoid Crowds in New York City

How to Avoid Crowds in New York City

NEW YORK, TRAVEL
It’s no wonder so many tourists flock to New York City each year. With the best museums, dining, and entertainment in the country, it’s really a top destination. Unfortunately, having so many tops sights and attractions in one area draws…
It’s no wonder so many tourists flock to New York City each year. With the best museums, dining, and entertainment in the country, it’s really a top destination. Unfortunately, having so many tops sights…
Five Luxurious Bars in New York City

Five Luxurious Bars in New York City

FOOD + WINE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
New York City has something for everyone. Whether you are the type to seek out the best slice of pizza in Hell’s Kitchen, or the hottest nightclubs or even tour with a bike Central Park style, the city’s five boroughs…
New York City has something for everyone. Whether you are the type to seek out the best slice of pizza in Hell’s Kitchen, or the hottest nightclubs or even tour with a bike Central…
Quality Family Time in Vail, Colorado: A Winter Wonderland

Quality Family Time in Vail, Colorado: A Winter Wonderland

Luxury Airlines & Cruises Tours, Luxury Hotels, LUXURY SKIING RESORTS, UNITED STATES
Our everyday, family lives are filled with early mornings, conference calls, late-night homework; sometimes we just need to get away from it all.  We need fresh air, wide open spaces, and some spectacular scenery to help us rejuvenate.  There’s nothing…
Our everyday, family lives are filled with early mornings, conference calls, late-night homework; sometimes we just need to get away from it all.  We need fresh air, wide open spaces, and some spectacular scenery…
Introducing The William Vale, Brooklyn’s All-Balcony Boutique Hotel

Introducing The William Vale, Brooklyn’s All-Balcony Boutique Hotel

LUXURY HOTELS, NEW YORK
From the moment I heard about Brooklyn’s newest all-balcony boutique hotel, I knew I had a fantastic reason to visit the Big Apple again! The William Vale opened just last year in the hip neighborhood of Williamsburg. There is a…
From the moment I heard about Brooklyn’s newest all-balcony boutique hotel, I knew I had a fantastic reason to visit the Big Apple again! The William Vale opened just last year in the hip…
The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Malibu This Memorial Day Weekend

The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Malibu This Memorial Day Weekend

CALIFORNIA
With Memorial Day weekend almost upon us, there’s one last chance to treat yourself to the rest and relaxation you so desperately deserve before the long, hot summer days arrive. Widely regarded as one of the United States’ most beautiful…
With Memorial Day weekend almost upon us, there’s one last chance to treat yourself to the rest and relaxation you so desperately deserve before the long, hot summer days arrive. Widely regarded as one…
Tips on How to Spend 4th of July in NYC

Tips on How to Spend 4th of July in NYC

ARTS, FOOD + WINE, NEW YORK
Now that summer is officially here, July 4th weekend is just around the corner! While many city dwellers opt for greener pastures when the holiday hits, the most intrepid New Yorkers choose to stay on their home turf, watching the crowds…
Now that summer is officially here, July 4th weekend is just around the corner! While many city dwellers opt for greener pastures when the holiday hits, the most intrepid New Yorkers choose to stay on…