Four Seasons Anguilla – Highly Recommended

Based on travel experiences over the past twenty five years, I’ve developed a high degree of skepticism towards “luxury” in the Caribbean.  My recent stay at the Four Seasons Anguilla demonstrated that it can exist. Overview: A very strong resort option in the Caribbean Strengths: Rooms, F&B, Pools, Beach Drawbacks: Housekeeping Notable: Basketball and soccer for the kids […]

Four Seasons Palm Beach Oceanfront Suite at Christmas

Overview: A highly refined, luxury beach-front resort Strengths: Service, dining, beach, views, quality of rooms Drawbacks: Limited number of suites Notable: The beach is much improved compared to a few years ago After trips to South Africa, Australia, Kona, the Persian Gulf and Costa Rica over the past five Christmases, at the demand strong suggestion of […]

Four Seasons Vail – Very good, but not slopeside

Overview:  A solid option for skiing at one of America’s top ski venues Strengths: Service, rooms, F&B, generous with upgrades Drawbacks: The property is not slopeside, and even their slopeside ski lounge isn’t slopeside Notable: My room was generously upgraded – but perhaps the upgrade was too much of an upgrade? Background and Overview Business meetings in […]

Eden Roc at Cap Cana (Dominican Republic) – Value Play?

Overview: A reasonably priced, near-luxury beach-adjacent Caribbean property Strengths: Beach, climate, quality of F&B (mostly), on-property activities, service (mostly) Drawbacks: Limited F&B venues, speed of service at one F&B venue, closeness of villas, haphazard property development Of Note: Close to the airport (a positive; no noise issues) Background In mid-2015, we took advantage of the […]

A Family South African Safari – Introduction

A Family South African Safari 1 – Introduction 2 – A Pit Stop in Paris 3 – Tanda Tula 4 – Londolozi Founder’s Camp 5 – Safari Photos 6 – Cape Grace Hotel 7 – Cape Town Activities 8 – Emirates First Class – Thoughts and Observations 9 – Conclusion, A Few Safari Tips and Future Plans […]

Four Seasons Orlando

Overview: A luxurious Disney-adjacent property that delivers a proper Four Seasons experience Strengths: Service, outdoor water activities, kids’ program, rooms Drawbacks: Location and resulting transit burden, not considered “on property” at Disney, no rollaway beds, fairly low cap on FSPP/Virtuoso upgrade categories I was more than a bit apprehensive of how our stay would pan […]