Maximizing Luxury Travel
Miami Villagers

Restoration work in Miami-Dade County funded by The Villagers.

Old Salem, NC

Even though it’s getting close to Halloween, don’t confuse this Salem with witches, rituals, and trials. Old Salem, NC is a historic living history museum, the site of a Moravian community...

Was it a tribute to lost love, complete madness, or savvy entrepreneurship? In the Miami of the 1920s, a diminutive Lithuanian immigrant named Ed Leedskalnin worked alone and in secret for...

Historic Baker Barn, Madison County, NC

This is actually part of a re-post, with an update, from a topic I wrote about last year. Rural barns. Old barns are disappearing way too fast throughout America’s countryside and...

Note to my readers: Even though we are all homebound these days, I hope you will still join me in my quest of experiencing new places and cultures.  For today, I planned...

International Spy Museum, Washington DC

When I was about 12, I sneaked a book out of my parent’s bedroom. It was Ian Fleming’s James Bond thriller, The Man with the Golden Gun. I read the book...

On a recent girl’s trip to the Golden Isles area of Georgia, three of us left our luxurious Sea Island enclave to explore what’s known as Millionaire’s Island. About a 30-minute...

I just got back from an annual trip with some of my great NC girlfriends.  This year we went to The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia.  We were so lucky with...

Deco feature, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach.

Hey, it’s Super Bowl time in the 305! So, this week’s post just had to be from my home county, Miami-Dade. There’s a lot more to our county than South Beach...

Waiting for the Duck Walk at The Peabody Hotel, Memphis

The South has some legendary grand hotels, and many Southerners would love to keep them all to themselves. These are five of my favorites, all elegant, renovated, and award-winning: The Hermitage...