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Bellagio, Italy – Favorite Hotel

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Hotel Belvedere Bellagio in Italy is currently one of my favorite properties in  the  world. Here are just a few reasons it may be perfect for you!
Location: This amazing gem stands proudly overlooking the timeless scenery of Lake Como. The name did not come by chance as it means “beautiful view” in Italian. And fortunately, it’s just a few minutes walk from the heart of [...]

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Hawaii – Halekulani Hotel Review

Friday, July 20th, 2012

This is one of the best hotels in the USA ! This stunning ocean front resort is located in the center of Waikiki with amazing picture perfect views of Diamond Head! Each time I return, the mind, body and spirit are overwhelmed! They are the luxury example in the hospitality industry!
Exceptional service…service…service! How many staff in other properties around [...]

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The Travel Writer’s Handbook Review

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Travel Writer’s Handbook by Jacqueline Harmon Butler and Louise Purwin Zobel is a remarkable overview on the subject of travel writing! The authors have covered every thing imaginable allowing the reader to get their equivalent “Ph.D” in travel writing. Insightful tips and thoughtful techniques are continually woven through the book helping the novice writer or [...]

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Best Gelato in Italy

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Next time you visit the spectacular city of Rome, remember to stop in and check out II Gelato di San Crispino for the best gelato on Earth! As they say, “the only preservative we use is the cold . We do not use any chemical emulsifier or artificial coloring, or chemical preservatives. ” Ciao!
http://www.ilgelatodisancrispino.it/storia

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The Hidden Gardens of Paris

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Sometimes the most important things in life are right in front of us. Maybe it is because of their simplicity they remain hidden to the majority. Yet, when discovered the reward can be great!
The Hidden Gardens of Paris written by Susan Cahill might be the key that unlocks the door to a special side of Paris where she passionately [...]

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Maui’s Only Winery

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Tedeschi Vineyards and Winery. Check out Maui’s only winery and its beautiful historic grounds. It’s Maui’s version of Napa Valley! Located on the scenic slopes of the volcano Haleakala, the drive itself is a great alternative to hanging at the beach all day. www.mauiwine.com

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Maui’s Best – Mama’s Fish House and Maui Visitor Channel 7

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

During my annual visit to Maui, I make it a priority to enjoy a meal at Mama’s Fish House.  I dined with my good friend, Jim Kartes, founder of Paradise Television Network/Maui Visitor Channel 7- in my estimation, both Jim and Mama’s are Maui treasures – and both receive Travel Answer Man’s highest recommendations!
From the [...]

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Maui Condos – The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

Monday, March 19th, 2012

I recently returned to Maui in the Hawaiian Islands, one of the world’s favorite tropical islands. If you are a first time visitor, you are in for an amazing life changing experience. The endless activities, gourmet cuisine, shopping and stunning scenery are all over the top! It truly is a world class destination and is [...]

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Maui – Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

Friday, March 16th, 2012

When traveling as much as I do, it is a rare day that one can find a touch of home so far away on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, in the quaint village of Olowalu, was the perfect re-fueling station after a long day of meetings and interviews. Chef Sheldon [...]

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The Zappos Experience review

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Zappos Experience states up front that it will inspire, engage and wow! That seems quite a lot to promise for anybody or any company. How do they accomplish it? They have to “own” the company defined as taking full and complete responsibility for everything. This includes the people, the products, the values…everything! Then they [...]

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