These are strange times, indeed. I have spent years working and planning “the next” project or assignment, when working with publishers, hotels, destinations and other travel and lifestyle brands. Whether it was my work on brand marketing projects; developing editorial destination features; or reviewing hotels; there has always been an urgency to begin focusing on the next job. While I switched...

Eric Hrubant is the Chief Travel Planning Officer and CEO of CIRE Travel in New York City, which is supported by the global force of Tzell Travel Group. Working with a dedicated team, CIRE Travel excels in working closely with its clients to be their allies in seamlessly developing and executing a variety of travel needs – including corporate/personal travel,...

Dave Broom is an internationally acclaimed drinks writer who has been writing on the subject for 25 years as both a journalist and author. He has won numerous awards and written ten books, including The World Atlas of Whisky, now in its second edition. He is regarded as one of the world’s foremost writers on Japanese whisky, and the perfect person to...

Born in Kenya and raised in Paris, Elizabeth Gordon was exploring the world from a young age. After graduating from Stanford, she worked in Namibia and started a business in Buenos Aires. Eventually she returned to her passion: Africa, and the safari experience. She launched Extraordinary Journeys with her mother, Marcia. She is active in the Association for the Promotion...

Craig Melvin is co-anchor of NBC News’ “Weekend TODAY” and a national correspondent for TODAY. He is also an anchor on MSNBC and his reporting appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. His smile and charm has made him a favorite correspondent for many; and when it comes to New York City, Craig Melvin knows the best of the...

When it comes to the Holidays in the United States, there are the exciting destinations such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago that are guaranteed to put you in the Holiday spirit while shopping and eating your way through each of these cities. For me, these metropolitan areas are ideal to visit early in the season to...

Ms. Adrienne Arsht is often referred to as “Miami’s Savior,” and for good reason. Beyond rescuing the performing arts community with a $30 million gift to what is now known internationally as The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ms. Arsht remains dedicated to preserving the performing arts community and the area’s rich history. ...