Take it from me; if you want the upscale, boutique hotel experience with a friendly touch; the Kimpton Palomar Westwood is for you. The restaurant, BLVD 16 was also excellent and although we dined outside of the hotel once during our stay; we never left after giving this restaurant a try.
This was my first visit to CityCenter in Las Vegas and I have found my new home whenever I visit. In fact, I could actually live here– just give me a reason! Actually, I’ve got reason enough.
Here are some of the places I’ve visited this week in Miami. If you’re headed to this sophisticated tropical paradise, I would highly suggest adding these spots to your itinerary.
The gift of giving is one of the greatest gifts of all; especially when it lifts the level of personal and attentive service on airline flights to new heights.
Once I began my own business and stepped up my business travel it was time for me to decide which airline would become the centerpiece of my new frequent flyer strategy.
On July 17, 1981, while hosting a tea dance, the Hyatt Regency Kansas City was struck by the most horrendous structural disaster ever experienced in the US.
Headed to Miami International Airport? Once you’ve found the best flights to Miami…plan how you’ll make the most of your airport time.
Up to this point, I am not a frequent flyer of Southwest Airlines; only flying them once before writing this article. As a Platinum member of American Airlines AAdvantage program, I’ve always viewed flying Southwest with fear as I imagine being stampeded during the boarding process or being subjected to an ongoing standup comedy routine [...]
Flying Virgin America from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle with a connection at Los Angeles (LAX) was something I was only sort of looking forward to. I had flown Virgin previously in first class from Los Angeles to New York JFK and was concerned that flying them in economy might actually be painful. Luckily for everyone on board, including myself, there was nothing but pleasure in store for me on board my Virgin America A-320
Fergie, my tiny Yorkie, is already clamoring for the latest book from Bruce Littlefield, a lifestyle expert and bestselling author. He’s written his latest book with words that dogs can understand and illustrations that get tails wagging.
What irritates me more than anything is “corporate-speak”; YUK! As I listen in on the conversations of other passengers, for the sake of website content of course, you’d be amazed at the amount of nauseating B.S. I overhear from those traveling on business whether they are speaking on the phone or traveling with a colleague.
We arrived at The Boatyard for an early dinner. After getting a tiny bit of “attitude” from the bearded host, we were enjoying a glass of wine and the first crab-dish of my Maryland tour-stop.
On your next flight you may be seated near someone who is actually being transported to a life of utter misery; filled with perpetual sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
Here is the plan. Fly first class into LaGuardia Airport, be whisked by a waiting car into Manhattan for an early martini lunch with a pal or two and then sashay on-board an ultra-cool, StndAir seaplane headed nonstop to the Hamptons. Yes, darling it’s that easy– at least it’s going to be when you fly with me!
National is so interested in your automotive musical tastes that they will be presenting one of my Jetiquette Travelers with a $25 iTunes Gift Card and a 3-Day car rental!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been on the market, but I have not forgotten many of of the opportunities an airport terminal provides “to connect” in the romantic sense. I’ll even give you some tips to give you a competitive advantage in the airport dating game. First, you just have to believe an [...]
Have you ever peeked though the golden curtain that cleverly divides deprivation and abundance to spot an open seat in the premium cabin? It may have been calling out to you, practically begging you to keep it company on the long flight?
While our Jetiquette Tour does have a mission, it’s also going to be A LOT of work. Check back frequently. I’ll be giving you the *real* dirt behind travel writing and our experiences during this exhaustive tour. Not just the glamorous part, but the hard work and the long lines and the delayed flights and [...]
I. am. luxury. travel. However, I hate forking out tons of money for it. It’s like trash bags: you spend money on trash bags to throw them away. Hate that. One of the things I never spend money on are souvenirs. Rather, I secure free ones…and I’m not talking about the ones you pick up [...]
To some, food is simply fuel. To Seabourn Executive Chef Jes Paskins, it’s a flavorful art form. It’s his life. It’s his passion. It’s what drives him. Never have I met anyone so passionate & cheerful & enthusiastic about what he does. His eyes light-up when he talks about his job, food & cooking. How [...]
If you see an itinerary that has you flying on American Eagle, do a double take. You may be able to get a first class seat on that flight. Recently, they began rolling out first class on selected American Eagle flights. This was my first chance to fly first class on American Eagle while traveling [...]
I love to take cruises and my partner and I were looking for a Mediterranean cruise that was a bit on the exclusive side. Well, I found out about SeaDream Yacht Club. They’re based right here in my hometown of Miami, but offer luxury cruises all over the world. I decided to give them a [...]
My ‘Luxury Stopover’ at London’s Milestone Hotel is one of my all time favorites. As a guest of American Express, I stayed at the Milestone for 3 nights in the absolutely enchanting Regent Master Suite, room 308. There are only 57 guest rooms, plus six gorgeous longer-stay apartments and many of the accommodations have direct [...]
Comfort or Cash? Why not both! Have you ever shied away from low-fare airlines; unable to do without your legacy upgrade, legroom, and hot meal? If you must cut the fare, you can keep the comfort if you know who and how to choose and trade off some if the things you really can do [...]
PODCAST: The airline industry provides more drama than Y&R and Bold and the Beautiful (TV soap operas) combined! Did you hear about the United Airlines passenger with a first class ticket that was denied boarding because of his track suit attire? The Sky Steward discusses this and much more on this edition of Jetiquette with his co-host [...]
There is a new luxury shortcut to London now that British Airways has launched their new service using A318 aircraft outfitted with 32 lie-flat beds and the latest inflight communication system OnAir. This system allows passengers to use their mobile phones and laptops to access the internet and send and receive email and text messages. The [...]
Dear Sky Steward, I was wondering why business class flights offer so much alcohol on board when it seems, to me and my husband at least, that the attendants get visibly tense whenever someone agrees to accept a drink. We save up for one or two big overseas trips in business a year, and we’re [...]
Choosy fliers choose widebodies! I was the Purser between Miami and San Francisco and I was amazed at the number of passengers that commented how much they love the 767-300 on this route. All of the customers were great, although I was up to some of my old tricks as the plane climbed out of [...]