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...

With the recent opening of the Al Bait Sharjah, this port town on the Arabian Gulf has stepped up its game on the hospitality front. The 53-key resort has forged a new anchor for the Heart of Sharjah, a redevelopment project that seeks to preserve a great swath of the city as it was in the 1950s. Understanding the importance...

Vacations are a time to relax, unwind and enjoy the spoils of our hard work. Where spa treatments and tee times are on the agenda, not conference calls and meetings. Where “I’ll have another” refers to cocktails not coffee, and suit and ties are bypassed for Bermuda shorts and boat shoes. As often the case, these vacations have a lasting impression,...

BMW has not yet released the prices that go along with the new 7 Series in 2020, but from everything we see and hear, this luxury sedan will be an elegant combination of technology and luxury. Gracefully sporting proportions and alluring bodywork mark the exterior design of the new BMW 7 Series. The latest edition of the 7 Series features...

I always enjoy the opportunity to work on projects that are uniquely matched with my talents and interests, so when I was approached to copyedit a new real estate investing book, I jumped at the opportunity. When copyediting nearly 100,000 words, it consumes several weeks of your life, so it's fantastic to see the book now released, and receiving great...

I was fortunate to learn about the Bedside Reading program earlier this year while researching and developing a story about their unique program that places great books in hotel suites throughout North America. I felt honored when they asked me to MC their event at Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection, which proved to be such a rewarding evening...

The season is off to an early start in many of the ski resorts around the world, and in preparation of your very own ski holiday, we have developed this collection of the best locations and hotels for world-class skiing, and first-class services. From grand hotels to boutique chalets, this bespoke collection of accommodations provides guests with exclusive services, customized...

Würzburg may be one of Germany’s most overlooked destinations, but for wine lovers, this city holds a truly unique and enjoyable experience. Located in northern Bavaria, in Franconia, Würzburg sits majestically on the Main River. And with numerous sights to see and places to eat and drink revolving around the region’s wine, visitors can get a true taste of everything...

While I am not active in the world of executive producing video media on a daily basis anymore, I still feel that this other unique “chapter” in my career greatly helps my current work within the marketing, communications and publishing industries. Even today, when clients need to incorporate video media into their marketing strategy, my years of producing a variety...

Original Interview with NATJA: With a dynamic fifteen-year history of working alongside a diverse collection of travel editorial and media clients, Damon Banks is an award-winning writer providing writing and editing services to international publications; while also serving as an ambassador and influencer to worldwide travel and lifestyle brands. He is also editor-in-chief at LuxeGetaways Magazine, where he works with a team of writers to provide...