From a Distance I’m heading to Dubai this month for business. My company’s satellite office recently opened in the emirate, and my Dubai-based colleagues insisted I play a round on The Montgomerie, Dubai course. Imagine my surprise when I opened the July issue of Global Traveler and found Publisher Francis X. Gallagher reviewed the course. Perfect timing; the article made me anticipate the trip even more. Thanks!
In the madcap world created by author P.G. Wodehouse, Bertie Wooster’s snappy, debonair lifestyle was only possible because of the intuitive skills of his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves. Whether the task at hand involved packing the proper tweeds and cravat for a weekend at a friend’s castle or escaping gracefully from an unplanned betrothal, Jeeves accomplished the task smoothly, efficiently and with precisely the proper amount of élan. Without a doubt, today’s best travel perk may be a Jeeves archetype that encompasses the combined talents of butler, magician and grandmother: the airline concierge.