Independent, design-forward accommodations shape travel experiences by providing a strong sense of place, personalized service, and meaningful connections with the local community. Whether getting away for a weekend or embarking on a bucket list journey, unique hotels enhance experiences and will make you feel like you’ve arrived at the home of a long lost (and very interesting) friend.Read More
Every year in August, the world’s top luxury travel agents and leading hoteliers, destination experts, and cruise lines convene in Las Vegas for a week of networking, education, and meetings.
The first in a series highlighting top experiences and exciting new destinations, I break down my favorite family finds for you.Read More
It’s no secret that travel makes us better people. And following five simple tips, you can start the year out right knowing you're already on the right track to accomplishing your goals for the new year.Read More
A good trip is the result of good planning And while you’ve left the details to the experts, there are a few things to consider before zipping up your bag for the last time and boarding your flight.Read More
This month, Departure Lounge’s very own Leslie Canter, a Canterbury Journeys travel advisor, will join an exclusive group of 12 travel professionals on an Oahu Master Specialist educational trip on the island of Oahu.Read More
While airports in major hubs like Doha, Qatar have invested millions into creating comfortable spaces for travelers in transit, far more preferable to me is to seize the hours that might have been spent waiting and step out into the country, if only for an afternoon.Read More
In March, Les Canter traveled to Japan with an intimate group couples. During their trip, the group visited the gardens of Tokyo, attended traditional kabuki theater shows, marveled at the Inner Shrine of Ise, and woke up at the crack of dawn to visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market and watch the daily Tuna Auction.Read More