Maximizing Luxury Travel

Beijing, China For dinner, we took the advice of several friends (thanks!) and went to Da Dong for their fabulous Peking Duck. The menu is huge and a bit overwhelming, but...

When I travel, I’m not much of a shopper, preferring to spend as much time as possible exploring.  What I bring back from travel is memories, and I record those with...

Brijrama Palace|Varanasi The Brijrama Palace is a luxurious heritage hotel on the ghats (high embankments with steps leading into the river) in Varanasi. More than 200 years old, it’s been open...

In a space 1/2 the size of Central Park over one million people live in the Dharavi slum. A few years ago an enterprising group decided to launch Reality Tours &...

I know today it’s officially Mumbai, but many still call it Bombay – a name given by the Portuguese in 1534. I prefer the exotic promise of the name Bombay, so...

  We learned about the centuries-old craft of block print stamping on fabrics. Our first female guide of the trip, Meetu, took us about a half-hour outside of Jaipur to the...

Jaipur looks like the India of my imagination. Opulent, luxurious, and a bit of mystery. We drove more than four hours through farmland and small villages of Rajasthan to arrive at the...

  Can’t escape the media.  Our guide from yesterday was very excited when he called this morning. . . . . Ironically, (because I’ve had a career in PR) he was...

Spoiler alert – we did not see a tiger.  As disappointing as that was, our visit to Ranthambhore National Park was a wonderful experience.   The weather was beautiful, clear, low...

There is a bit more to Agra than the Taj Mahal and we tried to cover the bases.   First, I want to acknowledge the staff at the Oberoi Amarvilas. Making...