LOVELY CHIANG MAI, with its elaborate temples, luxurious spas, legendary food and ever-interesting night market, has called to tourists for decades. Sometimes referred to as the “Rose of the North,” Chiang Mai offers a place to chill and rejuvenate in beautiful surroundings.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
“Well, aren’t you the lucky one,” she said, in one of those musical Irish accents. “You’re in the Eric Clapton room.” Who would have thought that in a 13th-century castle about a half-hour from Dublin I’d be staying in a room, complete with canopy bed and Delft bathroom fittings, named for a British rock legend?