Galveston’s Grand Galvez Hotel Gets a Makeover: New Ownership Transforms 110-year-old Gem to Her Former Glory

While the historic Grand Galvez hotel in Galveston, Texas, has always been an esteemed vacation destination, recent renovations are making this hotel truly stand out amongst other Galveston accommodations.

The Fisherman’s Paradise Next Door: Matagorda is an Angler’s Dream on the Texas Coast

No question about it, the Louisiana Gulf Coast is known for its world-class fishing.

Yet, if you’re an angler who has accessed the Gulf from Cocodrie, Venice, Pecan Island, Point à la Hache and other coastal towns in the state more times than you can count — do yourself a favor and set your GPS to Matagorda, Texas, for a change of scenery.

Hobnobbing in Atlanta: Starring You

With more than 30 beautiful lakes, mountain vistas, beaches and a temperate climate showcasing all four seasons, Georgia is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. This ecological diversity, along with attractive tax credits, are some of the reasons that Georgia is the top location for feature film production in the world. Plan an adventure to three of Atlanta’s venues that have been highlighted in movies filmed in the city.

Virgin Hotel New Orleans Has Landed: The Latest, Stylish Addition to the Virgin Hotel’s Group Has a New Home in the Warehouse District

The recently opened Virgin Hotel New Orleans, located in the Warehouse District, is ready to be explored and enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Just a two-block stroll away from Lafayette Square, and one block off of Poydras, this Virgin Hotel aims to offer the perfect launching point for travelers to explore the Big Easy, as well as a convenient meeting space for New Orleanians to brunch, lunch and mingle.

Avon Calling … Culinary and Outdoor Adventures Await in Avon, Colo., and Its Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Located in the Eagle River Valley, Avon, Colorado, is a small town nestled at the base of Beaver Creek Ski Resort and just eight or so miles from better known Vail. Avon is also home to the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa — one of the poshest resorts in the area. The award-winning resort has onsite dining and a bar, both with incredible views, as well as a spa, athletic club, a Starbucks, a heated outdoor pool and three infinity hot tubs. An added bonus to staying at the Westin is that one of the two gondolas, the Riverfront Express, runs skiers and snowboarders from the property straight to Beaver Creek Ski Resort.

Blancaneaux Lodge: Where a Powerful Location, Luxurious Accommodations and Profound Adventure Collide

With film and culture at the core of Francis Ford Coppola’s being, perhaps no one better understands the power of an ideal setting. In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and impulsively purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge.

Napa Valley’s Hottest Tasting Destination: Inglenook Winery’s New Grand Salon Tasting Room Reopens, Ready to Impress

Sophisticated wine lovers, rejoice! A new paradise designed to enhance your tasting of some of Napa Valley’s finest wines has recently opened in Rutherford, California. Not every wine tasting experience is worth traveling for, but this one belongs on your bucket list. Inglenook Vineyards’ chateau was first built in 1887 and later beautifully restored in 1997. Francis Ford Coppola, proprietor of Inglenook, recently undertook a major renovation of the chateau’s Grand Salon in order to welcome visitors to special tasting experiences with warmth and hospitality.