Indulgent escapes are made even more enjoyable by fast, easy access — and that’s what Arizona offers. Quick, non-stop and direct flights to one of two international airports put all the luxury of The Grand Canyon State within easy reach.
Not into “roughing it?” Not a problem. Arizona is home to the largest concentration of luxury 4- and 5-star resorts in North America, and if you’re headed to Scottsdale, The Phoenician can’t be beat. In addition to palatial guestrooms and suites, this AAA Five Diamond resort features award-winning dining, a world-class spa, championship golf and more.
Just minutes down Camelback Road you’ll find the city’s premier upscale shopping destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square, with high-end shops such as Balenciaga, Breitling, Cartier, Christian Louboutin and Gucci. Plus, an extensive renovation will soon add marquee names such as Peloton, Tesla and Caesars Republic.
Surely with all that shopping you’ll work up an appetite, so head just up Scottsdale Road to Fat Ox, where Chef Matt Carter puts his modern spin on regional Italian classics. Here, most dishes only have between four and eight ingredients, making for joyously simple creations. Pair the food with rare wines, masterful cocktails and exotic cheeses for an amazingly authentic dining experience.
It’s no secret Scottsdale is a golfer’s paradise — with so many gorgeous courses in the area, choosing could be difficult. But if championship caliber is your style of play, look no further than TPC Scottsdale, which offers two legendary championship courses both open to the public: The Stadium Course and the Champions Course. The Club is also the permanent home of the “Greatest Show on Grass,” the WM Phoenix Open. It was named One of America’s Best Courses by Golfweek Magazine, one of the Top 50 Golf Resort Destinations in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, and is consistently named one of the top courses in Arizona.
For history and architecture buffs, Scottsdale is home to one of the country’s crown jewels, Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved winter home and desert laboratory. Built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, Taliesin West was among the famed architect’s most personal creations. This UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark offers daily audio and guided tours.
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There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
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Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
Embracing a life well lived often means embracing a life well-traveled. Every journey becomes a canvas for experiences that shape our lives and at the heart of every adventure lies the indispensable companion: quality luggage.
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: