A beachside lesson in decorating a pineapple with a happy face and filling it with a tropical drink.
Oil Down is a tasty one-pot casserole that is the national dish of Grenada. Recipes vary, but the one essential ingredient is breadfruit. However you prepare Oil Down, the result is delicious. During our recent stay at Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club on Grand Anse Beach, the chefs treated us to a cooking demonstration […]
After a mega-million-dollar renovation, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All-Inclusive promises a vacation of year-round sunshine, a white sugary beach, sumptuous eating, top-flight entertainment and gracious Mexican hospitality in a magnificent tropical setting. You’ll never want to leave! Read my story about the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun as published in UrbanMatter.com.
The Caribbean country of Grenada is seeing a strong surge of tourists and cruise ships these days. Why? The sunny skies and laid-back ambiance are givens, but there’s so much more to embrace. Here are 9 reasons for you to love the legendary “Spice Isle” right now: (Many thanks to Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach […]
Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club in Grenada is a luxury boutique hotel overlooking Grand Anse Bay. The Caribbean island of Grenada beckons with velvety soft beaches, lush rainforest, scrumptious culinary scene, and historic sites galore. And rum. There’s much to discover about Grenada, but first you’ll need a place to stay. I was recently […]
Waterparks are for kids, right? I mean, all those slides and chutes and tubes and stuff. All that splish-splashing around and loud shrieking noises. All that wetness. Such was my thinking before I was invited to spend a couple of days at Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in New Braunfels, Texas. I hadn’t been to a […]
Outside the window of my 5th Floor guest room at Gaylord Opryland Resort was a waterfall cascading from limestone cliffs into a freshwater pond. Mature palm trees canopied the balcony. Below was a dense forest of tropical plants and colorful flower beds, plus topiaries and water spouts. The view seemed to be of a nature […]
Framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch does luxury on a grand scale. It’s a total lifestyle destination where Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture mingles with Native American influences and bountiful desert landscaping. And the visitor experience is impeccable for leisure enthusiasts of all ranks. The […]
The Sonoran Desert beckons with promises of endless sunshine, towering saguaro cacti and fuchsia sunsets. The area also boasts one of the highest concentrations of resort and day spas in the country. Plan a wellness getaway this winter to restore your mind, body and spirit—and cure the seasonal blues. Read the rest of the story […]
Wild horses still roam free here. That’s just one aspect of the unique visitor experience at this luxury resort on the Gila River Indian Community in Chandler, Arizona. The 500-room Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, opened in 2004, was designed to be an authentic representation of Native American heritage and culture. The […]