Al Fresco Dining Survey—Spain

 Some of the top al fresco dining picks from our members (in response to 2010 Global Al Fresco Dining Survey) Grand Sol Stein Hotel, Palma Mallorca, Spain. One of the most beautiful hotels I have ever been to, great food and great patios and outdoor areas, amongst fruit and olive trees, beautiful landscaping, views over [...]

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Al Fresco Dining Survey—La Jolla

Some of the top al fresco dining picks from our members (in response to 2010 Global Al Fresco Dining Survey) George’s at the Cove, La Jolla, lovely little beach town, with shopping from flip flops to Chanel. This spot has always been highly rated for the ocean views and the food quality. Any real life [...]

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Al Fresco Dining Survey—Philadelphia

Some of the top al fresco dining picks from our members (in response to 2010 Global Al Fresco Dining Survey) Geno’s, Philadelphia, there’s lots of debate, but my favorite cheese steaks in Philly, so that means the world. Geno’s is an institution, with lots of US flags, support for our men in uniform, be it [...]

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Al Fresco Dining Survey—Switzerland

Some of the top al fresco dining picks from our members (in response to 2010 Global Al Fresco Dining Survey) Switzerland Crans Montana Merbe: “We went in summer—great wines, fondue, raclet and views, a restaurant built into the hills, take the tram, wow!” (Silver member)

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Key West Serves up the Perfect Vacation

From Diamond traveler Cam Starrett, a fine writer indeed, who has stellar recommendations for Key West Key West Vacation Report—March 2011 Grant convinced Peter and I to spend his spring break in Florida with him this year. He reasoned that travel to his parents’ first choice vacation destination, Hawaii, would require him to fly 11 [...]

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Luxe Hotel and Fun Places to Go in Seattle

A Diamond member gets “it all in” during a quick trip to Seattle. He recommends: I used to be a “W” man when I went to Seattle, but luckily, a colleague suggested we stay at the Kimpton’s Alexis Hotel. My room was 541 on the street. It was quiet-between rooms, there was some noise from [...]

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A Dream Vacation in Morocco

-Cam, a diamond traveler and retired corporate executive writing and traveling and enjoying life recommends: Royal Mansour was, without a doubt, the most extraordinary hotel Peter and I have ever stayed in! The King of Morocco personally decided that this hotel would be the best in his country—we attest to the fact that His Royal Highness [...]

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Very Good Car Service in Seattle

I was just up in Seattle and stayed at one of the Kimpton Hotels, the Alexis. They have a preferred car, Absolute Dispatch (206-568-1972). Car was very clean, driver was well educated, very pleasant and knew area and, most importantly, he was there earlier than the arranged time so I could get to the airport [...]

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