HONG KONG, AT ITS CORE, REMAINS a destination based on fusion. Chinese and British history and culture continue to influence its personality: Its gastronomy offers an amalgamation of flavors drawing on Chinese, French, American and other cuisines, while its architecture, inspired by its Asian past and influenced by the West, proves distinctly Hong Kong in nature.
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.
I’m not a cruise person, but things are different on a small ship, where the staff-to-guest ratio approaches 1:1 and itineraries are personally curated. This was my experience as a guest on a recent weeklong cruise on Windstar’s Windsurf yacht, which departed from St. Maarten and took me to Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and St. Barth’s.