About Damon M. Banks

With a background in public relations, marketing, video production and digital media, I use these experiences to play a part in providing insight and entertainment when writing. Constantly balancing my work in public relations and media with freelance writing assignments, I contribute to a variety of international travel, hospitality and luxury lifestyle publications. I believe in keeping it affordable while always traveling in style!
Jul 01

Restaurant Profile: DÔA

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | In Japanese DÔA [DOW – AH] means “The Door,” but in Miami, however, it signifies an exciting venture by the global renowned restaurateur, Arjun Waney. As an Asian Cantina concept, DÔA is quickly becoming a favorite hot … Continue reading

Jul 01

Hotel Openings Happening in the Los Angeles Area

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | It’s an exciting time to visit the Los Angeles area to take advantage of these very exciting hotel openings – including The James West Hollywood and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. luxegetaways.com/spring-2017-james-hotel-waldorf-astoria

Jun 30

The Combination of Resort and Residential Living

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | For a permanent residence, or a vacation getaway, having a home that is set among the many amenities and activities of a luxury resort just makes everyday life that much better. luxegetaways.com/spring-2017-residential  

Jun 25

See An Entirely New Side of Canada This Season

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | When looking for unique ways to further explore Canada this summer, LuxeGetaways has several unique offerings from Hurtigruten and Country Walkers. Follow along to learn more about these travel experience opportunities… luxegetaways.com/spring-2017-canada-experiences Cruising Canada Hurtigruten has two … Continue reading

Jun 25

A New Era at Fairmont Empress

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | Always one of our favorite hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Fairmont Empress has been going through a major renovation for some time now… but this transformation will be completed very soon. Though the hotel has remained fully … Continue reading

Mar 10

Hotel Review | Park Hyatt DC

For The Telegraph UK | Park Hyatt Washington is a luxury Washington, DC hotel located in the fashionable West End neighborhood, just steps from trendy Georgetown. It offers excellent cuisine in its Michelin-starred restaurant, stellar service from staff, and 216 lavishly … Continue reading

Oct 18

Thanksgiving at The Omni Homestead Resort

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | Every Thanksgiving is simply magical at The Omni Homestead Resort, and this year as they celebrate the 250th Anniversary, it proves to be better than ever. luxegetaways.com/fall-2016-omni-homestead

Oct 18

Our Favorite American Beaches

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | With so many great options of American beaches for fun and sun, we wanted to include a diversity of beach options for today’s travelers to enjoy.

Oct 18

The Ultimate Poolside Wine Pairing

For LuxeGetaways Magazine | The hottest days of summer are behind us, but it is still a perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine by Fruits and Wine poolside with a delicious creation by Caviar Russe.

Feb 27

FootJoy’s Golf Shoe Personalization

For Upscale Living Magazine | Always looking for more ways to personalize your wardrobe both on and off the golf course, these many, many  options by FootJoy’s MYJOYS make designing your own golf shoes a joy…

Jul 20

The International Suite Life

For World Travel Magazine | It’s always interesting to see what hotels are offering in terms of their most luxurious suites, especially in an environment that the competition is fierce. This features includes suites from a few favorite hotels around … Continue reading

May 27

The Zurich Shopping Experience

For World Travel Magazine | Shopping along Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse, which many refer to as the most expensive street in the world, is a shopper’s paradise when in Switzerland. Equally as desirable are the many designer boutiques that lie hidden along … Continue reading

May 27

An Ireland Golf Adventure

For World Travel Magazine | International travelers continue to find the lure of Ireland irresistible, especially when it comes to the opportunity to enjoy championship golf, savor world-class cuisine, and learn more about the country’s rich history. This adventure begins … Continue reading