Spa at Travaasa Hana, Maui, HI
As a freelance travel writer, I’ve had the opportunity to experience quite a few luxury spas during my travels. In this article that appears in the January 2016 issue of Blend Radio & TV Magazine, I highlight my three all-time favorite luxury spas. Read the story at: My Favorite Luxury Spas and listen to the radio interview at Big Blend Radio. (Scroll down to third interview of the day.)
The Omni Grove Park Inn is wrapped in luxury for the holidays.
Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains, this 100+ year- old, AAA Four-Diamond resort hotel is known for its elegance and southern charm. While every season is spectacular at the Omni Grove Park Inn, the winter holidays kick it up a notch with special events such as the National Gingerbread House Competition, delicious holiday dining, live music and festive decorations. Read entire article originally published in the November 2015 issue of Luxe Beat Magazine.
Posted in Arts / Culture / History, Asheville, Bed & Breakfasts / Inns, Festivals / events, Food and Wine, Hotels / Resorts, Mountain Adventures, North Carolina, Resorts, Spas
Tagged Asheville NC, Christmas celebrations, food & wine, Gingerbread contest, Luxury Inn, Luxury Spa, Omni Grove Park Inn
Barcelo Maya Beach Resort on the Mexican Riviera
Looking for a great romantic or family all-inclusive vacation–check out Barcelo Maya Resort on the Mexican Riviera about an hour south of Cancun. Unspoiled beaches with great snorkeling and diving, luxury accommodations, fine dining and loads more. Click on the link to read my story in Luxe Beat Magazine.
Posted in Arts / Culture / History, Family fun; aquariums, Food and Wine, Hotels / Resorts, Mexico, Restaurant reviews, Spas, Tours
Tagged all-inclusive resort, Barcelo Maya Beach Resort, family resorts, luxury resorts, Mayan Ruins, Mexican Riviera, Snorkeling and diving, Water sports
Although my site is focused mainly on North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, I occasionally include stories from other great places I have personally visited. Below are two stories I wrote for other online travel sites from a visit to Maui last Sept. One is my trip over the Hana Highway (awesome experience) and another on top Maui spas.
So if you have visited Hawaii or dream of visiting this Paradise, check out my two stories and photos on Maui. After all, Hawaii is definitely a southern destination geographically, and their laid-back culture and hospitality equals that found in the South.
(Click on Maui Spa Adventures to get link)