On a spit of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean in tony Rancho Palos Verdes, California—only 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles yet an entire world away—Terranea offers splendorous grandeur for the discerning traveler seeking that most fabulous of getaways. With 102 acres of beachfront property, top-quality restaurants, and activities for the casual and active alike, Terranea isn’t a destination, it’s a state of mind.
Author: Eric Althoff
Kingsmill is a mammoth property, and golf carts were seen whisking visitors about as we drove to our stay in a cul de sac known as Anderson’s Ordinary.
New Jersey’s Cape May extends like an oversize comma from the underside of the Garden State. It stretches 20 miles from the quaint town of Swainton south to tiny and tony Cape May Point, a beachside community of 19th century mansions that, a century ago, provided a convenient waypoint for […]
Known for it’s natural beauty and, of course, as the home of Wal-Mart, Arkansas has emerged as a thriving arts, music and foodie destination in recent years. Southern charm is paired with an adventurous spirt and fresh culture of the growing, youthful population to make Arkansas a surprisingly original vacation […]
You have been driving for hours through some of the most forlorn real estate in America, with maybe a bar or gas station every hour or so as the Mojave Desert seems to enclose on all sides and become more and more desolate with every mile. You follow California-190 west […]
Las Vegas. The seat of so much ambitions and dreams, and where so many have come in pursuit of something greater. Yet all who venture to the Entertainment Capital of the World need a place to stay, a place to recoup, a “getaway” amidst the quest for either riches or escape or reinvention. […]
California’s Orange County, though adjacent to Los Angeles County, might as well be another world. Though the orange groves of its namesake have retreated in the advance of the Southern California megalopolis—when Walt Disney bought farmland in Anaheim to build his theme park, many deemed him mad—Orange County has advanced […]
I could think of no swankier place to ask Victoria to marry me. Her tastes run to the particular, and ever since we visited The Ivy Baltimore a year ago for a press visit, the question had endured: “Darling, when can we return?” Firstly I must explain what makes The […]
You’ve planned the perfect getaway. Spent thousands of dollars. Anxiously counted down the days for months until the big day. Facebooked your check-in at the airport. Ordered that first martini. But then it all goes horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. Murphy’s Law being what it is, travel insurance can be one […]
As I once learned at Mardi Gras, a visit to New Orleans is a marathon, not a sprint. Accordingly, it’s paramount to have a comfy place to relax at in between bouts at the city’s incredible Cajun restaurants and to relax in between sorties to Bourbon Street with a hurricane drink […]