Sanctuary on Kiawah Island

An endless pink sky. Miles of dunes, some painted golf-course-green. A columned oceanfront mansion. Jumbo blue crab. A 90-minute, citrus head-to-toe, hot oil massage. Life is lovely at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, a U-shaped, stately, Southern manor situated smack on an uninterrupted, 10-mile stretch of sandy beach […]

The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

The 92-room harborfront, boutique hotel The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor opened in fall 2016, is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and the recipient of multiple hospitality awards. It’s a contemporary building with wrap-around porches and balconies that face the marina and city skyline and/or the imposing Arthur Ravenel Bridge. Inside, there’s a […]

The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

My friend posted a picture of her son on a breakfast ride at The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in Solvang, California. After getting over the shock that he’s 12 already, the Facebook post reminded me of memorable moments I once shared on a trail ride with my two pre-tween nieces who live in Los […]

Girl’s Getaway in Croatia

If a girl’s getaway to Croatia on a private yacht with luxury amenities left, right and center is your idea of a family trip, we have the itinerary for you. The professionals at Cox & Kings know how to treat a lady (and groups of them) with an eight-day, seven-night journey through the scenic islands […]

Relais Bernard Loiseau

I’m an unabashed Francophile, a former French teacher and a frequent traveler to France. After seven trips to Burgundy, traveling by car and on barge and riverboat cruises with my late husband or with friends, I returned alone, last September, to experience the vendange (grape harvest). I was in the vineyards and wine cellars at […]

Africa Travel With a Luxe Touch

For many of us, a family trip to Africa is at the top of our bucket list, especially if the idea of seeing lions, tigers and — well, maybe not bears, but a whole menagerie of other exotic animals in the wild. But if the idea of roughing it isn’t your style, you can enjoy […]