Entries by Elyse Glickman

How Valparaiso Got Her Groove Back

With so many urban destinations characterized by gleaming towers, glitzy malls and a fast pace, there’s something refreshing about Valparaiso, Chile, which is two hours … and a world apart … from Santiago. A blanket of Victorian and early 20th-century homes cover the hills and mountainsides, while the city center’s landmark buildings refer to its […]

LATAM Upgrades Economy Dining

Anybody over 30 probably heard stories from their parents and grandparents about the gold old days when the journey by plane was as exciting as the destination. Even when the aviation industry became democratized in the early 1970s with the arrival of budget airlines and the onboard class system, it held a certain magic to […]

Sugar Beach–A Viceroy Luxury Resort, Santa Lucia

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Luxury Resort in St. Lucia is the ultimate Caribbean “beach house” experience, thanks to a 2012 multimillion-dollar renovation, a docket of activities for everybody in the family and a few romantic nooks where parents can escape for an interlude while the kids enjoy supervised island experiences. The expansive yet intimate resort holds […]

Ship Shape

Two of the most common perceptions about the cruising experience is the boats are awash with buffets and 24-hour food service and populated with passengers content on sitting on a deck chair and watching the world go by. There’s some truth to this, as some need the downtime and lots of effort has been put […]

Cooking Up Lasting Memories

There’s nothing like a family trip to encourage kids to push their taste buds beyond the realm of peanut butter and jelly. However, a well-organized cooking class worked into a vacation can do more than just cook up inspiration, curiosity and enduring memories. It can be argued cooking classes at various resorts can teach a […]