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Postcards from Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Reno, Nevada - The Biggest Little City - photo by Luxury Experience Greetings from Reno, nicknamed "The Biggest Little City In the World" and Lake Tahoe, Nevada! The area has much to offer visitors in all seasons including beautiful scenery, year-round festivals, cultural offerings, outdoor activities and adventures including hiking, bicycling, white waterrafting, tubing on the Truckee River, boating on Lake Tahoe, wild horse tours, and 18 ski resorts within a short distance that make it a perfect travel destination!
Postcards from Springfield, MA, USA
Springfield, MA - City of Firsts - photo by luxury experienceSpringfield, Massachusetts, located in the western part of the state, was settled in 1636, incorporated as a city in 1852, is the third largest city in Massachusetts and the fourth largest in New England. It is an exciting "city of firsts" including the birthplace of basketball and was the home of Theodor Geisel aka "Dr. Seuss. "It is a city that has much to offer visitors with its diverse attractions and culture, and is conveniently located to Hartford, Lenox, Albany, Boston, Providence, Manchester, and New York City, making it a perfect day trip, weekend trip, or anytime getaway.
Postcards from Pantanal and Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Magestic Waterfall - Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - photo by Luxury Experience We had a fantastic time discovering the Pantanal region and Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil where ecotourism and sustainability are the main focuses.  Although we have spent many years traveling to, and writing about various parts of Brazil, this was our first trip to Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), and we instantly fell in love with it. Located in a region rich in history, there are prehistoric caves, waterfalls, pristine river springs, hiking trails, and an abundance of exotic animal life to discover; all of which we did!
New York Botanical Garden - The Orchid Show: Singapore 2019
New York Botanical Garden - Singapore Moth Orchid 2019 We took an enchanted trip to Singapore without a passport via the New York Botanical Garden for The Orchid Show: Singapore 2019, located inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in Bronx, New York. Every year from February until April, the New York Botanical Garden transforms the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a spectacular display of rare and exotic orchids, and for 2019, their theme is Singapore. The Orchid Show: Singapore 2019 runs until April 28, 2019.
New York Botanical Garden - The Holiday Train Show 2018
New York Public Library - NY Botanical Garden Train show 2018 - photo by Luxury Experience The Holiday Train Show® at the  New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York is a spectacular experience for all ages and is even bigger for the 2018-2019 season! The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is gorgeous at any time of the year with its amazing collection of exotic plants, however when it transforms itself for The Holiday Train Show® held annually since 1992 from November until January, it takes on a magical quality. For the 2018-2019 show, Paul Busse and his team created a land of enchantment with more than 175 of iconic New York landmarks with model trains running throughout. The show runs until January 21, 2019.
Postcards from Autumn in Kennebunkport, Maine, USA
Kennebunkport, Maine - photo by Luxury ExperienceKennebunkport, Maine founded in 1653, is a beautiful and quaint New England seashore resort town. Adding to its cache, it is the Summer home of two former United States Presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and their families. Stunning boutique hotels, wonderful restaurants, pristine beaches, galleries, boutique shopping, horse-drawn carriages, iconic trolleys and so much more, makeit a perfect Autumn (or any season) getaway.
Postcards from The Glass House, New Canaan, CT, USA
The Glass House - New Canaan, CT, USA - Photo by Luxury Experience Living in Connecticut, for years we have wanted to visit The Glass House in New Canaan. As it is only open for tours from May until November 30, somehow time slipped away from us each year without experiencing this architectural treasure built by the renowned American architect Philip Johnson. This year, we finally visited this National Trust Historic Site. Built between 1949 and 1995, The Glass House is nestled on 49-acres in the affluent town of New Canaan, Connecticut and consists of fourteen stunningly modern structures. Now a museum, Philip Johnson (1906 - 2005) lived in The Glass House from 1949 until his death in 2005.  
Postcards from the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA
Roundout Lighthouse- Hudson River Cruise - photo by Luxury Experience Greetings and love from the Catskill Mountains of New York State, which are inspiring to visit in any season as there is much to do and experience. Located in the south eastern region of New York State, north of New York City and south of Albany, the Catskill Mountains covers 5,892 breathtaking square miles. The area has long attracted artists, musicians, and adventurers who come to the area to be inspired by nature's beauty; we visited Mt. Tremper and Kingston and were inspired as well.
Postcards from Washington, DC, USA
Whitehouse - photo by Luxury Experience Greetings and love from Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, which should be on every traveler's radar. Founded on July 16, 1790, it is an amazing city with a rich history in which to submerse oneself. Architecturally stunning the city is a diverse blend of historic and contemporary design. For visitors the city has much to experience from learning about the history of the United States to visiting its many historic sites, attractions, and museums.
New York Botanical Garden - The Orchid Show 2018
Asian Corsage Orchid Cymbidium - photo by Luxury Experience Every spring we eagerly look forward to attending The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York as a celebration of the season. For 2018, The Orchid Show, an annual tradition at the New York Botanical Garden for the past 16 years, features Belgian Floral Artist Daniel Ost, who has created spectacular large-scale installations that are a feast for the senses. The Orchid Show 2018 runs until April 22, 2018.
New York Botanical Garden - The Holiday Train Show 2017
New York Botanical Garden - The Holiday Train Show - photo by Luxury Experience All aboard! We loved The Holiday Train Show® at the  New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York! The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory donned its holiday finery to transport visitors to the magical and enchanting world created by Paul Busse featuring more than 150 of iconic New York landmarks and model trains; outside, the gardens were resplendent with holiday decorated trees, and carolers to enchant and engage the festive spirit.  The show runs until January 15, 2018.
The Morgan Library and Museum - Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas, NY, NY, USA
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - Leech  signature image Everywhere you look in New York City, the holiday spirit abounds with shop windows lushly dressed in extravagant splendor, chestnut vendors selling their wares on street corners, holiday markets brimming with colorful gifts, skaters swirling on the ice rinks, and holiday shows to spark the imagination and fill the spirit with joy. We visited The Morgan Library & Museum to see their Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas exhibition that runs through January 14, 2018 to get a jump start on the holiday season, and fell in love (again) with Charles Dickens and the most beloved of Christmas stories.
Spring Weekend in The Hamptons, Long Island, New York, USA
Flying Point Beach, Southampton, NY, USA Although The Hamptons are known for their summer season, the area is a fabulous year-round destination with much to offer visitors in all seasons, minus the crowds and the summer traffic. We stayed and explored the Southampton and Water Mill areas of The Hamptons and fell in love with our Spring stay.
New York Botanical Garden - The Orchid Show: Destination Thailand 2017
Yellow and White Orchid - NY Botanical Gardens - Photo by Luxury Experience The 2017 Orchid Show: Thailand at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York is a feast for the senses, a veritable paradise for the eyes. The 2017 show takes visitors to exotic Thailand and features thousands of its stunning orchids along with its rich culture, all without leaving the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. A must-see for orchid lovers and collectors, The Orchid Show: Thailand runs until April 9, 2017.
Boothe Memorial Park and Museum, Stratford, CT, USA
Windmill - Boothe Memorial Park & Museum - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe love discovering new places, and our latest "discovery" was Boothe Memorial Park & Museum located in the historic town of Stratford, Connecticut, founded in 1639. Situated on 32-acres, Boothe Memorial Park & Museum's idyllic setting with a rose garden, recreation area, and pavilions, make it a perfect place to spend the day, stroll, enjoy a picnic, and take in nature in any season.
A Romantic Summer Weekend in Connecticut, USA
Debra Argen and Edward Nesta at Gillette Castle - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe spent a romantic summer weekend in Connecticut staying in a luxurious inn and exploring the enchanting towns of Essex, Hadlyme, Old Lyme, and Old Saybrook. We dined in lovely restaurants and on a dinner train, visited a museum, and even a castle. Picture postcard perfect Connecticut was an excellent choice for wining, dining, romancing, enjoying life, and each other!
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT - The Center of Impressionism in America
Florence-Giswold Museum - photo by Luxury ExperienceOne of our favorite destinations in Old Lyme, Connecticut is the Florence Griswold Museum, home of the Lyme Art Colony, where Miss Florence's family homestead became a boardinghouse for artists which evolved into the center of Impressionism in America. The museum itself is a treasure, as is Miss Florence's Late Georgian style home, the lush gardens, the studios, and Café Flo where you can enjoy a meal overlooking the river after feasting your eyes on the art.
Gillette Castle, Hadlyme, CT, USA - Where Fantasy and Romance Come To Life
Gillette Castle & State Park, CT, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe spent a wonderful afternoon at Gillette Castle State Park in Hadlyme, Connecticut exploring the impressive Gillette Castle with its rough granite fieldstone exterior and unique interiors that was once home to actor William Gillette. Whether you are looking for a fun family outing or a romantic setting to propose or say "I do," Gillette Castle and Gillette Castle State Park are sure to stir the imagination.
Winter Foodie Weekend - Mt. Washington Valley, NH, USA
New England Maple Sryup - Photo by Luxury ExperienceSports enthusiasts know Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire region for its many ski resorts (Attitash, Bretton Woods, Cranmore, King Pine, Wildcat) and outdoor adventures, and shoppers know North Conway for its outlet shopping, however the area also has much to offer foodies with a full calendar of gastronomy related events throughout the year, as well as excellent locally made artisanal products including craft beers, maple syrup, and more. We drove to the Mount Washington Valley region to experience its foodie culture and were delightfully surprised by what we found.
New York Botanical Garden - The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium 2016
Brownwhite Orchid - New York Botanical Garden - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe New York Botanical Garden is a spectacular paradise located on 250 acres in Bronx, New York. 2016 marks the 125th anniversary since the founding in 1891, and although glorious at any time of the year, The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium held in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a not-to-be-missed experience with its exceptional exhibition of thousands of orchids as well as special orchid programs. The 14th annual Orchid Show includes such complementary programs as World Beat: Music and Dance Around the World of Orchids on Saturdays and Sundays, Orchid Care Demonstrations, Orchid Evenings, films, and much more. The Orchid Show runs until April 17, 2016.
Historic and Hip Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Boston Harbor - Boston, Massachusetts - photo by Luxury ExperienceBoston, Massachusetts founded in 1630 is a delightful combination of historic and hip, where tradition enchants and gracefully melds into the modern. Nicknamed "Beantown," home of the Boston Bruins hockey and the Boston Celtics basketball teams, Boston is an easy-to-walk city with much to discover from diverse historical and cultural attractions, and boat trips to appeal to a wide audience.
Hyde Park, NY, USA - A Perfect Day of Discovery
FDR  Library Museum, Hyde Park, NY - photo by Luxury ExperienceHistoric Hyde Park, New York, in Dutchess County is a perfect day trip offering visitors much to explore and discover as it was the birthplace of Franklin D. Roosevelt the 32nd President of the United States, was home to Frederick William Vanderbilt and his wife Louise, and is the home of The Culinary Institute of America (The CIA) one of the premier culinary schools in the United States.
Stowe, Vermont, USA - Year-Round Playground
Stowe Mountain, Stowe, VT, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceAlthough we visited Stowe, Vermont in winter to experience skiing at Vermont's highest peak, and other winter outdoor sports, this charming village has much to offer visitors in any season making it the perfect year-round playground. A few of the many warmer weather offerings include the Stowe Wine & Food Classic, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Antique and Classic Car Meet, and the Annual British Invasion which is the largest all-British motorcar lifestyle event in the United States to name but a few.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts - A Perfect Weekend
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA - Photo by Luxury ExperienceWe spent a perfect weekend in Cape Cod, Massachusetts strolling pretty sandy beaches, visiting interesting museums, went to a great concert, went shopping, and had fun adventures perfect for  a family vacation or a romantic adult getaway. Cape Cod is made up of 15 towns in 4 regions: the Upper Cape, Mid-Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape, and forms the curved "tail" at the tip of state with lots to experience along the way.
Old Saybrook, CT, USA - New England Seaside Charm
Saybrook Point Inn Spa - Lighthouse - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe historic New England seashore town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut is one of the oldest towns in the state of Connecticut; its history dates to 1635 when it was known as Saybrook Plantation, and was later incorporated in 1854. It is a charming and stately step back in time Connecticut shore town, one that is postcard perfect and deserves discovery.
Dallas, Texas - Weekend of Culture and Cowboys
Klyde Warren Park Dallas Texas - photo by Luxury ExperienceDallas, Texas: more to explore from culture to cowboys! We went to Dallas for the weekend, and what we love about returning to a city often is making new discoveries each time we visit. Having been to the more touristic sights on past visits, we wanted to delve a bit deeper on this trip to discover its culture, and yes, cowboys, and not The Dallas Cowboys on the football field, but rather the daring ones riding broncos and bulls.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Love, Cuisine, and Adventures
Seahorse Sculpture, Puerta Vallarta, MexicoPicture postcard perfect, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico located in the western part of Mexico in the state of Jalisco, is the home of the mariachi, ranchera music, and tequila! Ever since the director John Huston discovered the beauty and the magic of Puerto Vallarta for his 1963 film Night of the Iguana, filmmakers, celebrities, and tourists have flocked to discover this most charming city for themselves.
The Hamptons - Southampton to Montauk, Long Island, NY, USA
Kirk Park Beach, The Hamptons, Long Island, NY, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Hamptons, from Southampton to Montauk, Long Island, New York, is a versatile year-round destination offering diverse attractions beyond the famous beaches with historic architectural treasures, museums, art galleries, vineyards, excellent restaurants, and upscale boutique shopping to discover that will appeal to a wide audience. Although this time we stayed in the Hamptons in mid-September, we have visited and stayed there in all seasons, and have thoroughly enjoyed each stay as we made new discoveries.
Maine, USA - Natural Beauty and Cultural Charm
Nubble Light House, York, Maine - Photo by Luxury ExperienceIf you dream of vacationing on the southern coast of Maine, pack your luggage and look no further than the historic Black Point Inn in the exclusive community of Prouts Neck in Scarborough, where breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean beckon from its rocky coast that meld into stunning white sandy beaches. Prouts Neck is located in the town of Scarborough, Maine, settled in 1635, and incorporated on July 14, 1658. Prouts Neck, named for Timothy Prout, a Boston merchant who settled there in the late 18th century, is rich in history and charm, it is a place where you can relax and do nothing, partake of land or water sports, or explore the many natural, cultural, and nearby attractions to create a memorable vacation.
Discovering the White Mountains of New Hampshire, USA
Snow-Capped White Mountains -Phoito by Luxury ExperienceWe visited the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Mount Washington Valley to attend the Country Inns in the White Mountains Annual Inn-to-Inn Holiday Cookie & Candy Tour, and soon discovered there is something wonderful to experience and explore in any season as the region is breathtakingly beautiful and has long attracted artists and nature-lovers.
New York - Sunday in the Big Apple
Statue of Liberty, New York City - Photo by Luxury ExperienceAs business travelers often arrive in New York on a Sunday, their only free day, sometime for their first time in the Big Apple, Luxury Experience wanted to create a very doable day in New York experience. We hope that you enjoy, New York - Sunday in the Big Apple.
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