Maximizing Luxury Travel

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...

Enough said. More on Agra later . . . .

Our guide said it was like we had walked into a movie set and the director screamed “action.” It was a perfect representation, everyone and every vehicle were in motion. For...

Let’s put this part of the world in perspective, look back to the 7th century BC. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built, the Maya culture was thriving, Ezekiel the Hebrew...

  There might be a haze from smoke in Delhi, but little pollution from vehicle exhaust. They use CNG – natural compressed gas, so no diesel odor.  And believe me, we were...