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how to have a luxury visit in glacier bay Alaska
One of the most stunning landscapes in the world is in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. We recently saw it for the first time as part of a 7-day voyage on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Bliss. (Full disclosure – the author is a board member of the ship’s parent company). If you want to know how to have a luxury visit in Glacier Bay, Alaska, a cruise on a ship that size is definitely a great option. Especially for families with kids or "skip-gen" trips with grandparents and grand children. Here’s our photo journal on the stunning beauty you’ll find in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
Luxury Lessons: What You Need to Know about CBD
Surely, you've noticed it, right? Suddenly, CBD is everywhere. Beauty products, ingestibles, even dog food. But what is it and why is it popping up all over? Is it safe? Is it legal? Need the basic facts on CBD products? Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen breaks it all down for us. Here's the next installment of our luxury lessons series: what you need to know about CBD right now.
stunning beauty on the train in skagway alaska
If you're taking a cruise, or otherwise planning to be in Skagway, Alaska, we highly recommend taking a ride on the vintage White Pass and Yukon Route train while you're there. We did recently as part of a 7-day voyage on Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Bliss. (Full disclosure - the author is a board member of the ship's parent company). Here's our report on the stunning beauty you'll find on the train in Skagway, Alaska.
the best of the summer 2019 luxury fashion launches
A hot summer always brings something new and cool in the world of fashion and beauty, and this year is no exception. There are new pop-up stores; surprising and fresh designer collaborations; and of course, summer 2019 will see the debut of several new fashion and beauty products. Here’s a round-up of the 15 best summer 2019 luxury fashion launches.
the best travel apps to book a hotel at the last minute
Part of the hustle is that sometimes you have to travel at the last minute. A meeting runs late. Or a flight gets delayed. And you get stuck in an airport for multiple hours. Or you hit the wall and just need to get out of Dodge, fast. Should you find yourself in such a situation, what's the most efficient way to book a decent local hotel on really short notice? And how can you be sure that you're not checking into the Bates Motel because you're desperate for a place to lay your head for a few hours? Correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has sussed out the best travel apps to book a hotel at the last minute.
the best luxury whale watching trip in juneau alaska
If you're taking a cruise, or otherwise planning to be in Juneau, Alaska, we highly recommend taking a luxury whale watching trip while you're there. We did recently as part of a 7-day voyage on Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Bliss. (Full disclosure - the author is a board member of the ship's parent company). Now we're sharing our report on the best luxury whale watching trip in Juneau, Alaska.
How to Find the Best Household Staff for a Luxury Home
Wondering how to find the best household staff for a luxury home? About how many household staff members are needed for a properly-functioning mansion or estate? Need to know the best domestic staffing agencies? What about the other expert tips to know before you embark on finding your household staff? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has all the answers.   
The Best Destinations for a Luxurious Family Reunion
Where is the best place to go for a family reunion? That can be a tough call. You want a place that keeps everyone in the family, from the oldest to the youngest, happy and safe. A destination with lots of different options that are affordable for all. Our correspondent (and daughter, daughter-in-law, grand-daughter, sister, aunt, wife and mother of three) Jillian Tangen shares her findings on the best destinations for a perfect multi-generational family reunion right now.
The Top Films You Need to see this June
What movies are the best to see this June? Every month, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares her insights and tips on all things cinematic. From film festivals to must-see new releases – and of course, the awards season – she’s our expert guide to the silver screen. In this dispatch, Greenbaum shares her list of the top films you need to see this June. These are the movies people will talking about this month.
the best places for a luxury skip-generation vacation
Some call it a "skip-gen" vacation: when grandparents take a leisure trip with their grand kids without their parents along for the ride. Others call it "The Grand Trip." The cheekiest moniker we found is "Gramping." Whatever you call it, it's becoming more and more popular. So where are the best places for a luxury skip-generation vacation? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has got answers.
The Luxury Gift Guide: Best for Calming and Relaxing
In a life full of adventure and challenge, sometimes the best luxury gift of all is peace and tranquility. If you're in search of a gift for the over-stressed, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum is on the case. Whether you're looking to give a micro-luxury, or to make a grand gesture, it's all here. Have a look at our chill luxury gift guide for the best calming and relaxing presents right now.
News to Know in the World of Fine Dining this June
Every month, our Food Editor Nicole Douillet shares her top headlines from the world of food and wine. In this edition, she’s sharing the news you need to know in the world of fine dining this June. Curious about the big events in the world of food and drink this month? Click here. And for the latest in restaurant tech, click here.
Inspiring Quotes: the Best Graduation Speeches This Year
Some of the happiest moments of spring are at graduation ceremonies. And hearing the commencement speeches that come along with them. Done well, these remarks speak to all of us, and echo well beyond the campuses on which they are delivered. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has compiled a list of inspiring quotes from the best graduation speeches this year. Enjoy!
Top 10 Picks in the World of Luxury June 2019
Our Luxury Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. As we polish off our research we always dream a little dream about the entries that most intrigue or excite us – the ones we most passionately want to be a part of. If schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we like, here are our top picks in the world of luxury experiences and events in June 2019.
Celebrating Good Deeds: the May Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re celebrating good deeds and kind acts. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all. The Sparkler of the Month for May 2019 philanthropy is Robert F Smith.

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