Travel Journal Posts

Andaz West Hollywood

I recently stayed at the chic, modern and boutique Andaz West Hollywood, which is included in our Signature Hotels & Resorts program. It is a very iconic hotel, referred to as the Riot House in the 70’s, because of the raucous rock & roll...

Secrets Puerto San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas

I travelled to Cabo San Lucas in November, 2014, about a month or so after Hurricane Odile. We stayed at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos, which had just opened two days before we arrived. I was expecting Cabo San Lucas to be in bad shape from the...

The Silk Road Part 1: Kashgar

I have been wanting to go to Kashgar for at least half my life.  When I was a student in China, that was the Holy Grail of backpacking adventures. The very far western edge of China, well past the boundary where China stops being Chinese and...

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