Experiential Travel Offerings Available For Your Summer Vacation


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  Today’s traveler doesn’t want to simply see the Statue of Liberty or Eiffel Tower, she wants to dig deeper and experience the destination through immersive exclusive experiences designed to provide a sense of place, understanding of a destination, and let’s be honest, a social media worthy bragging post. With vacation…

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5 Top Mother’s Day Trips for Mom

6 Top Mother's Day Trips for Mom
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Does Mom want more perfume or flowers this Mother’s Day? Hell no, Mom wants the gift of travel! Whether your Mom is a spa diva, the next Food Network star or a hippie at heart, there is a perfect experience she’s dreaming of unwrapping this Mother’s Day. Here are 5…

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Summer Deals in Scottsdale

Summer deals in Scottsdale

Summer in Scottsdale. Some may lament the 115-degree days, but travelers (and staycationers) who embrace the heat will also embrace the deals. We’re talking five-star resorts for three-star hotel prices. As a resident of the Valley of the Sun for more years than I care to cop to, here’s a…

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Luxury Spa House in Arizona

Sanctuary Resort unveils new Spa House
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What’s better than a five-star resort spa? How about a luxury spa house in Arizona all to yourself? In May, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain unveils its new Spa House. The Travel Diet got a sneak peak on a hard-hat tour this week.   The Spa House came to life after a top…

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Travel Diet Guide: Scottsdale


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Travel Diet guides are your cheat sheets to the best in spa, food, drink, resorts, activity and style a destination offers for luxury wellness travelers.   Travel Diet Scottsdale   If every there was a destination made for a Travel Diet getaway, Scottsdale is it. Blessed with about 300 days…

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Passports with Purpose Online Auction Opens


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As a travel writer I am blessed to get to see the world. And while the world is a wonderous place, it’s also filled with heartbreaking poverty and struggle. In 2008 several of my fellow travel writers founded Passports with Purpose to help leverage the power of travel writers to…

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Cal-a-Vie Launches Melt Method Classes

Several years ago I had the pleasure of experiencing Cal-a-Vie destination spa outside of San Diego. My chronically tight neck and shoulders wish they had their just launched The MELT Method® (MELT®), a groundbreaking neurofascial treatment program designed to reduce chronic pain back then. Created by New York City manual therapist…

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A Five-Star Hotel Wellness Getaway

When I think about a wellness getaway in Tucson my first thoughts are to go to Miraval or Canyon Ranch. But if you’re looking for a wellness vacation that is not 100% spa immersion, the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain is your go to for a five-star hotel wellness getaway.   As…

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My First “Vacation” in 8 Years


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I’m about to take my first “vacation” in 8 years.  Sure I’ve been to several countries and states this year already, but technically that was business.  I’m a travel writer. It’s my job. People often ask me if I go on vacation for fun and I look at them like…

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