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My Definition of Luxury Travel

I think what people consider “luxury” versus “normal” or even “budget friendly” when it comes to travel is all in the eye of the beholder.  To me, saying that something is a “luxury” item when it comes to travel really means that (i) it’s a bit more money than I would normally spend to eat,… Continue reading My Definition of Luxury Travel

Caribbean · Dining · Uncategorized

Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

As we rented a private villa, we sometimes ate dinner there by reheating leftovers or getting a pizza to go if we didn’t feel like heading into town.  However, we did eat at several restaurants in Cruz Bay (the main town on St. John) and over at Coral Bay on the other side of the… Continue reading Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

Dining · New Orleans · Uncategorized · United States

New Orleans Restaurant Visits

Well, wouldn’t you know it?  After 3 days of parades, late nights and too much food and drink in New Orleans, I came down with a nasty sinus infection and have been feeling terrible for the last few days and finally saw a doctor this morning.  Note to self – I am no longer in… Continue reading New Orleans Restaurant Visits

Dining · Las Vegas · Uncategorized

Las Vegas Restaurants – Cut Steakhouse and Hakkasan

We also planned two dinners outside the Wynn Hotel.  Our first night we ate at Cut Steakhouse, which is a Wolfgang Puck restaurant located in The Venetian Hotel.  Cut was definitely our priciest meal of the whole trip and you should expect to spend at least $50 to $60 on a single steak (plus sides,… Continue reading Las Vegas Restaurants – Cut Steakhouse and Hakkasan

Dining · Las Vegas · Uncategorized

Eating at the Wynn Hotel – La Cave, The Country Club and Sinatra

We didn’t eat all of our meals at the Wynn or Encore but we did eat there several times and I have to say that we did not have a single disappointing meal there the entire time.  The hotel really has the restaurant thing down.  So many Vegas hotels sacrifice restaurants (and service) for the… Continue reading Eating at the Wynn Hotel – La Cave, The Country Club and Sinatra

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

For dinner our last night, we splurged on the Lagoon Restaurant at the hotel.  The restaurant and its menu was designed by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who is a famous Michelin starred chef with restaurants around the world.  It’s consistently rated the top restaurant in Bora Bora.  Steve and I developed a habit of stopping by here every… Continue reading Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property

Upon arrival, our butler gave us a tour of the St. Regis property which was much larger than we expected.  The hotel has both overwater bungalows and beach bungalows with private plunge pools.  If we returned here, I might consider actually splitting my time between the overwater bungalows and the beach bungalows, which were also… Continue reading Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property