I recently attended an exciting event for so many people in the Washington, DC area connected to not only the city politics, but also the tourism and hospitality industries. Marking a major milestone for both the Marriott brand and the City of DC, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr., executive chairman of Marriott International, DC's Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and an impressive...

With all the uncertainty surrounding D.C. these days, afternoon tea is one tradition that has survived the test of time, remaining a pastime both locals and tourists can enjoy. The traditions associated with afternoon tea have remained largely the same over the years. When looking for the quintessential D.C. afternoon tea experience, it's difficult to compete with Peacock Alley at...

This iconic hotel has been impressing its guests since it was converted to a hotel in 1889, and has been host to a variety of royalty, heads of states and celebrities during this time. With a colorful history from the time it was converted to a hotel to take advantage of the visitors who were looking for hotels near the...

Whether walking the streets throughout Europe where bakeries and patisseries are a part of everyday life; or strolling among the streets of New York, DC, Chicago and Los Angeles, it's difficult to miss this love affair many have for the macaron. Not the grocery store American coconut macaroons with double "o's." but the small European confection with a big impact....

Many think of Washington, D.C. as simply a place where Democrats and Republicans fight it out on a daily basis, but there is more to see and enjoy when visiting and living in the capital of the free world. Perhaps it's because of the stressful lifestyle that so many of these politicians and others such as lawyers, publicists and lobbyists...

Fashion and New York just go together for travelers looking to experience the most fashion-forward city in the United States. The fashions change drastically within a few short blocks, and the uptown fashion and downtown trends find a way to harmoniously make Manhattan a fascinating destination for millions each year. Whether you're in New York to shop, eat or take-in...

Even with an ever-growing awareness of this island destination, Kiawah Island Resort still maintains a level of privacy, exclusivity and casual luxury that is often difficult to find today in a location as beautiful as this one...

Celebrities, personalities and political figures love to getaway; most likely with the media and paparazzi close behind. These four exclusive destinations have been favorites for those seeking both privacy and luxury. Featured is the luxury safari adventures at The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, the beautiful beaches and villa hideaways of The Turks & Caicos, the royal castle hotels and...

Even with a questionable government history, Fiji still holds a tremendous amount of attractive qualities; from the local's hospitality and generosity to the beautiful beaches, championship golf and award-winning hotels and spas. The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa offers luxurious accommodations for all budgets, including the exclusive "resort within a resort" option of Club InterContinental. ...