Hakone, Japan

Hakone is a small mountain town roughly 60 miles (about one hour by train) from Tokyo.  For centuries people have been coming to Hakone to take advantage of the regions many hot springs.  With its stunning natural beauty and view of Mt. Fuji, Hakone is a destination for tourists and locals alike.

Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico

I always love a quick visit to Mexico.  It’s an easy two hour flight from Dallas, and I usually find a cold cerveza and a white sandy beach waiting for me once I land.  For a lot of my clients, it is the number one short “Getaway” destination, as it provides just about everything one could…

Tokyo, Japan

I love Tokyo. Really I do. Tokyo is a mixture of old and new, past and present, and even occasional tranquility sprinkled amid pure adrenaline. The things that are immediately noticeable about Tokyo are its size, the frenetic pace of its people, and the endless expanse of skyscrapers that stretch as far as the eye can…

Persepolis, Iran

A walk into the ancient city of Persepolis is to walk through one of the worlds most Impressive architectural sites.  At a site believed to be chosen by Darius The Great as a great ceremonial capital, Persepolis is a wonderful testament to the great building programs of the Achaemenid Style of Architecture and its Empire.…

Soweto, South Africa

I was completely stoked to have a day trip to Soweto planned.  After a weeks worth of meetings in Cape Town, I was excited to have a few nights in Joburg  combined with a quick trip to see what Soweto was all about.  Admittedly, I didn’t know much about Soweto prior to my visit.  Most know…

Sand River Masai Mara, Kenya

We were recently lucky enough to spend a few days at the Sand River Masai Mara Lodge.  Located in the Masai Mara National Reserve, the resort takes you back to the heyday of the tented camps of the 1920’s.  This may have been the highlight of our stay on this journey… the lodge is beautiful, the staff…

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Well it’s official.  Abu Dhabi is officially an international destination for Leisure Travelers. Not that they’ve been waiting for me to announce it by any means, far from it.  But……A quick walk throgh some areas of the city these days and it’s impossible not to feel that something  completely different is underway. Superb luxury hotels?…