Maximizing Luxury Travel


Beijing has quite literally bloomed before our eyes.  As the days have gone by the magnolia blooms have fully opened and more and more tress are showing their beautiful yellow, pink and purple blossoms. The temperature is still cool (high of 60) and the sky a pastel blue-what better day to visit the Temple of Heaven and its beautiful surrounding park. We walked through the park with expanses of bright green new… Read More

This morning we headed north of the Forbidden City to the recreational lake area of Qian Hai and Hou Hai.  We decided to start with a visit to the fabulous Mansion of Prince Gong before exploring the delightful surrounding hutong neighborhood.  It’s another clear, beautiful, cool day in the city. The Mansion is the best example of an historic property of its type, built during the reign of the Qianlong emperor and then inhabited by its namesake… Read More

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