Four years after Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison bought 98 percent of Lanai for a reported $300 million, the island is open for business—but what, exactly, is it selling?
The veranda of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai overlooks the obscenely picturesque Hulopoe Bay, a crescent-shaped, palm tree and bougainvillea-lined white sand marine preserve on the south side of the island of Lanai. Spinner dolphins and humpback whales splash around in the distance, and if your sunglasses are too dirty ... More
Colorado’s Gateway Canyons Resort truly has it all
There are destinations in America that have been constructed specifically to cater to our notion of “the bucket list.” Visiting these places are rites of passage, adventures that must be experienced first-hand, checked off the list (and Instagrammed). For children, it may be Disney World. For bachelors, it’s Las Vegas. ... More
In Kenya, one woman (and a Sir Richard Branson) are refining sustainable opulence
When Sir Richard Branson came to Kenya in 2003, hoping to create a place for others to come and see the wonders of the continent he loves so famously, he knew he needed someone who really had a lay of the land.
Leena Gehlot’s family has been involved in the luxury safari industry ... More
In one of the world’s most unpredictable regions, here is a stable, stunning destination with an identity all its own
When you tell people that you’ve just returned from the most luxurious, mind-blowing trip of your life, and that the exotic destination was not Mauritius or the Maldives, but Oman—a small Middle Eastern country bordered by Yemen and Saudi Arabia, just a boat ride away from Iran—they will stare at ... More
The East African country emerges from tragedy to reinvent itself as a haven for travelers seeking nature, culture, heart and soul
In the spring of 1994, I was in my final weeks of high school when nearly a million people died in one of history’s most brutal genocides, 100 days of machete and gunfire attacks as friends and neighbors turned on one another in the Hutu majority’s efforts to eradicate the ... More
The iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has finally opened its most exciting feature
Marking a triumphant day in luxury innovation, Dubai’s sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has finally opened its highly anticipated Burj Al Arab Terrace.
The private terrace is the first in marine and off-site construction, as it was built in Finland and then transported by ship ... More