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May 24, 2022

Birthday Breakfast Benedict

I recently celebrated an extended birthday weekend in two locations. First, with Florida friends showering me with gifts and presents before I headed to Colorado to see friends and family who showered me with events and experiences. It’s a good life.

May 23, 2022

A Big Weekend for Northwestern Softball

The Northwestern softball team is in the midst of a magical season. Finishing the regular season 40–10, the Wildcats earned top 20 national rankings by all major outlets. Last weekend, Northwestern played host to one of eight regional rounds in the playoffs for the college softball championship.

May 22, 2022

Harry Potter: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute

As a big Harry Potter fan, I was delighted to hear a new exhibition was coming to The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

May 21, 2022

A Return to Almost-Normal Wine Tasting

My husband and I recently made our annual spring trek to the standout wine region of Walla Walla, Washington. In the past few years we've ventured there and found the wineries made substantial adjustments to their tasting rooms and events to keep their patrons safe in the COVID era. During this visit we found several of our old favorites had returned to pre-pandemic celebrations while also keeping some of the best innovations and changes that came out of the past two years. It seems they've learned that, like my husband and me, many of their patrons prefer to sit down at a table for a relaxed tasting rather than elbow their way up to a crowded bar for a quick pour while struggling to hear what the host had to say about the wine.

May 20, 2022

When You Need a Good Laugh …

Who doesn’t need a good laugh? Now you can combine your love of travel with your love of comedy in Boston. Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport and Laugh Boston partnered to offer a new monthly Rooftop Comedy series on the Omni Pool Deck. The Rooftop Comedy series kicks off May 26 with comedian, writer, actor and podcaster Kelly MacFarland. Performers will rotate monthly.

May 19, 2022

Perfect Pairings Luncheon

Last week I attended a luncheon in Philadelphia hosted by Visit California. Held at Uptown Beer Garden, the Perfect Pairings luncheon featured food pairings with beer and cider from Sacramento’s Urban Roots Brewery and Nitty’s Cider.

May 18, 2022

Finding Common Ground In New York City

This past weekend I took a quick trip to New York City from Florida to celebrate a friend’s graduation and a birthday. JetBlue made it affordable and easy to get directly from one place to another with free WiFi and complimentary snacks. We landed at night; sadly, the fog prevented us from seeing the city lights and delayed our landing. But by the time we made it to our friends, we were ready to let loose and party!

May 17, 2022

Craft Beer and More at Sketchbook Brewery

Sketchbook Brewery celebrated Illinois Craft Brew Week all weekend. Every day featured a full slate of events.

May 16, 2022

A Breezy Weekend of Gardening Under the Florida Sun

You’d think gardening in Florida in May is outright crazy, as the humidity, mosquitos and overall heat increases make even the most avid Florida lovers hate the weather. But this past week saw some cooler weather with a gentle and refreshing breeze, and I couldn’t pass on this last burst of nice weather before the unbearable heat finally sets in.

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May 24, 2022

Nobu Barbuda to Offer One-of-a-Kind Island Experience

Nobu Barbuda is underway in the Caribbean, the newest installation to the Nobu Hospitality portfolio. The Nobu restaurant, all conceived by actor Robert DeNiro, debuted in 2021, and Nobu Barbuda’s first beach club opened this year.

Discover a Journey Filled with Wonder in 2022

ISN’T IT TIME? It's time to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve, and Celebrity Cruises® offers the perfect escapes. With an award-winning fleet of ships that sail to more than 300 destinations around the world, Celebrity will take you almost anywhere you want to go in style. Enjoy stunning staterooms and suites, culinary experiences imagined by Michelin-starred chefs and intuitive service. Celebrity makes sure your vacation is effortless from the start, which is why drinks, WiFi and tips are Always IncludedSM on every sailing.

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May 24, 2022

Aimbridge Hospitality to Open Two New Resorts in St. Thomas

Aimbridge Hospitality announced it will open two brand-new resorts at Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection, are expected to open in fall 2022. The new properties are part of a $350 million rebuild project on Frenchman’s Reef.

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May 24, 2022

British Columbia Offers Bird and Spice Trails, Farm Tours

Birds on the brain these days? Head to the Columbia Valley, located between the towering Rocky and Purcell mountains in southeast British Columbia. The newest addition to the BC Bird Trail is marked by friendly communities surrounded by wetlands, featuring a burgeoning avian population. In spring, watch for the striking plumage of horned grebes, as well as songbirds and Lewis’s woodpecker.

Celebrity Cruises’ Spring Sale

There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*

April/May 2022
May 24, 2022

Global Traveler revisits Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Upon our triumphant in-person return to Los Angeles in December 2021 to celebrate our annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team also revisited one of our favorite city hot spots: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for dinner at the on-site Riviera 31 bar lounge.

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May 20, 2022

Accor Announces New Zealand Shores as Latest Destination for Mövenpick Brand

Mövenpick, Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, officially launched its first property in New Zealand. Situated in Auckland, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland sets a new standard in the world of hospitality with unique and exciting amenities and a warm, contemporary design found throughout the property.

Celebrity is celebrating Spring with 25% off Cruise Fares!

There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*

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May 20, 2022

Turkish Airlines Updates Amenity Kits with Coccinelle, Hackett Brands

Turkish Airlines offers premium travelers something new. After signing an agreement with fashion brands Coccinelle and Hackett, the carrier introduced redesigned premium amenity kits for its business-class passengers flying eight hours or more on long-distance flights. The new kits were introduced April 29.