This past year I’ve spent a lot of time traveling all over and I will say that the hustle and bustle of airports can be enough for anyone to avoid traveling all together. But when done right—like when resting at lounges of this caliber—the airport can be just as rewarding and relaxing as the trip itself.
That being said we’ve compiled some of our favorite spots to relax before a long flight for the times we’re not flying private. Check out some of our top picks below, don’t be surprised that two of them are in the same airport; and let us know what some of your favorites might be! Continue Reading
As host of Travel Channel’s popular series “Hotel Impossible,” “hotel fixer” Anthony Melchiorri is relentless when it comes to getting struggling hotels all over the world back on their feet and on the path to success. His no-nonsense approach may put some owners off, but his advice can transform even the most down-and-out properties.
Yet it’s ultimately up to the hotel owners to implement and maintain his changes. On “Hotel Impossible Undercover,” a series of six half-hour specials premiering Monday, January 6 at 10:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, Melchiorri returns to check up on six properties he previously overhauled on past seasons of “Hotel Impossible.” Following the run of specials, a compelling new fourth season of “Hotel Impossible” premieres on Monday, January 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. With thirteen hour-long episodes, Melchiorri’s management skills, emotions and patience are put to the test once again. Continue Reading
Year-round sunny weather and consistent, predictable waves, such as in California or Hawaii, is commonly thought of as the prime locale for professional surfers. But for those that call New York their home, half of the year is spent paddling out amidst snow, the other half battling summer flat spells. For someone who relies on specific ocean conditions for their career, New York is definitely not the easiest pick.
Splitting his time between Brooklyn and Montauk, pro surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple uses New York to his advantage. It makes sense for him: the mix of city and ocean fuels the creativity behind his dual careers in surfing, which often overlap. Combining his athletic prowess and strong eye for style, Mikey’s been able to harness his talents. That, and he doesn’t mind surfing in cold weather – he actually likes it.
We spoke with Mikey about his experiences growing up in the great state of New York, what he loves about both Montauk and Brooklyn, and how his surfing career transcended into a filmmaking career. This post is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. But Check out the video below. Continue Reading
This is the kind of private island you’ve day dreamed of buying after you magically come across a small fortune. Luckily, all you need is a decent vacation budget to indulge in this kind of good life. Song Saa has everything you’d expect from a high end resort: incredible infinity pools, white sandy beaches, mind blowing ocean views, amazing restorations, wellness sanctuaries and feel-like-a-new-person spas. Book your room here. Continue Reading
You’re kind of “the man” when you create a brand as popular and profitable as Red Bull. You’re definitely “the man” when you take some of that hard earned cash and buy yourself a private island retreat off the coast of Fiji. Previously owned by the Forbes family, Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz hired Lynne Hunt London and Scape Design Associates to give the place a nice facelift. Not a bad place to escape to… Continue Reading