Travel

Sea Ranch

We’re fans of the less-trodden areas of California: the Mojave Desert; the Esalen Institue at Big Sur and, recently, The Sea Ranch. First settled by hardy Germans in the mid 19th century, Sea Ranch was home to livestock ranchers and farmers for more than a century, with alternating owners from different...

Honolulu

How often does one come across a major urban center where it is completely normal to be walking past a Louis Vuitton shop, dripping wet in surf trunks, carrying a surfboard? Welcome to the pearl of the Pacific, Honolulu: home to the best shopping in the mid-Pacific, and its most famous...

Stockholm

Just back from a delightful time in the Nordic capital of Stockholm. A charming place, filled with delightful, friendly people—and despite the recent news of mass political —compared to the UK or the US, it was a model of harmony. Even when they disagree, the Swedes are polite and...

Maui

haleakalā volcano, maui Mark Twain called it "The sublimest spectacle I have ever seen."Most people who go to Maui are there for the Polynesian beach-ocean experience, which is pretty great, especially if you are over near Paia. Some people prefer the cooler cowboy culture of up-country Maui near Makawao. Then...

Plum NYC

Check out this excellent home in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn from our friends at ThePlumGuide. Williamsburg is the home of hipsterism and a global trendsetter – in other words, it’s where the cool kids hang out. Here, you’re never far from a craft beer or artisan coffee, and some...

Lyon

We traveled to France’s second city (shh ... don’t tell Marseilles) this Summer, and we almost don’t want to tell you what we thought of it. Because, well, then it would remain our little secret. But here goes anyway: Lyon is pretty fantastic. It’s not simply because it is...

The Colosseum

Adding to yet another reason to visit the eternal city, a new level is open at its best known landmark. For the first summer in 40 years, the top floor of the Colosseum is open. Thanks to a renovation effort funded by Tod’s, you can get a high-level view...

Big Sur, Highway 1 reopens

highway 1 in california re-opens After 14 months of closure due to a massive landslide near Big Sur, Highway 1 has re-opened—possibly to the mixed feelings of residents. They may have missed the tourist income, but they had a calm respite from the summer traffic. Big Sur fully lives up...

Plum Guide

We’ve begun using The Plum Guide, a booking platform that takes the hit-or-miss out of staying in a holiday home. They objectively and honestly review every home listed online to rent in each city, and select only the top 1% to feature in the ultimate collection of the world’s...

Zermatt

Amazed. That is what happens when you are standing in a Swiss village at 5,000 feet and there is the 14,000-foot Matterhorn at the end of the street.There are mountain hiking paths, scenery that looks like it’s out of Heidi, glaciers, and a mountain train that is more like...