By Joeann Fossland Luxury, amid a stark and extreme desert? The Oasis at Death Valley is just that. A delightful contrast, it is a destination vacation off the beaten track, yet accessible and bucket-list worthy. It will take you a couple of hours from Las Vegas, or 4-hours from Los Angeles to be transported to a spectacular location. The Oasis contains two resorts, … [Read more...] about Death Valley’s Oasis Reblooms
By Chuck Warren Nestled in Italy’s Chianti region, among the rolling hills of Tuscany, is an Italian castle offering 5-star accommodations with a perfect balance of Old World charisma and modern comforts. Castello Del Nero, the restored country home of a 12th-century Nobleman who rubbed elbows with the likes of Machiavelli, welcomes guests with luxurious accommodations … [Read more...] about Escape to the Tuscan Hills and a 12th Century Castle
By Jackie Dwelle Gatlinburg is the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, and Dollywood. Hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, tubing, and geocaching are just some of the activities available in the national park. Visitors driving U.S. Route 441 across the park to Cherokee, North Carolina, are treated to hazy, misty blue vistas across … [Read more...] about Tudor Inn: Splendid Customer Service!
By James (Jim) Cassidy ITWPA Member It’s hard to imagine you’re spending the night in a tent, albeit a pretty upmarket tent. This Mongolian-style yurt nestles among the trees on top of a hillside in southwestern France. One thing about glamping, as it’s called, means you don’t need to rough it anymore. Remember those sleepless nights lying on a rickety camp bed -- or … [Read more...] about Glamping with the Owls
By Victoria Hart ITWPA Member Imagine staying in a hotel built for a king, or sleeping where Prince Rainier III of Monaco and his princess Grace Kelly honeymooned. Picture a hotel in a time so regal that celebrities were refused accommodation, considered to be “not the type” for the Ritz. While the Ritz was once reserved for royalty and dignitaries, today anyone who can … [Read more...] about Creating a Royal Experience on a Budget