We departed on QANTAS’s A380 non-stop for Melbourne, Australia! I love this aircraft and the great service onboard. 14 hours later, we landed and were on our way to The Langham Melbourne. Ben Sington, the General Manager, and his team do such a great job for our clients and for us whenever we are in town. Melbourne itself is a wonderful city. Located on the banks of the Yarra River, the city is renowned for its sidewalk cafes, laneways, and wonderful restaurants. I love coming down here and exploring a little more each time.
Cities: Blue Mountains, New South Wales
I was fortunate to visit Wolgan (located west of Sydney, Australia about 3 hour’s drive) the day before it opened in 2009, and spent a couple of hours with Joost Heymeijer (the General Manager) who showed me around, beaming with delight as he had been since ground breaking so everything that was there, Joost organized! Continue Reading
Cities: Athens, Greece; Corfu, Greece
This July, we all left Philly heading to Athens, Greece. My wife Linda, 4 of my children, Lianda, Ian II, Lorianna and Dilan and Ian’s girlfriend Kristen. We landed and headed to the Grand Bretagne in the city and checked in to our suites and rooms overlooking the Syntagma Square and Parliament buildings. We arrived right after the demonstrations that had been occurring, but they were contained to an area and heavily secured by the local police teams. It is a beautiful city – a great walking city, which we immediately embarked on. Continue Reading
Cities: Outback South Australia, Lord Howe Island
Flinders Ranges, Australia May 2010
After record rainfall in the Outback of South Australia, the ranges were bursting with lush plant life. Far from the usual red desert, abundance of green was evident, and only enhanced the dramatic scenery of the Flinders Ranges and the National Park. Continue Reading
Cities: Wakaya Club
As we check in at Nadi airport at Air Wakaya we are met by the airport representative of the Wakaya Club and Spa.
David Gilmour created the fantasy island 20 years ago and it has been the resort of choice for many famous and intrepid Americans searching for paradise, since then. Mainly marketed by word of mouth, it has always has the intrigue of something very special. Continue Reading
Cities: Likuliku Island Resort & Spa
We left San Francisco on board Air New Zealand’s 747 in their Premier Business Class section. The seats are in a “herringbone” configuration on either side of the plane facing towards the windows in the forward part of the plane and then facing outwards, side by side in the middle. The service was fantastic with very attentive and social flight attendants. Sleeping was easy on board for this night time flight to Auckland. Continue Reading