Maximizing Luxury Travel

Photo challenge about a quiet moment features pics from India.

“Life is a Long Journey between Human Being and Being Human. Let’s take at least one stepeach day to cover the distance.” – Drishti Bablani It seemed most appropriate this week to...

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...