The new St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco is a bow to luxury at every turn. A butler and carefully chosen signature art works for each room, plus plasma TVs in the bathrooms. Thanks in part to the art, rooms and suites feel more like private apartments in the center of an energetic city.
Of all the ways to do wine-tasting in Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Wine Train is not only the easiest, but probably the safest.
The stars are aligned for Sonoma Valley wine country's hottest restaurant, Cyrus, which is offering a midwinter dining and hotel special with the Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza. While a typical evening at the 2-Star Michelin restaurant could approach $300 for two, the special is just $325.
It's easier and easier to shop by mobile phone or PDA while you're on the road. Here's a roundup of the most popular Web shopping sites with their special slimmed-down interfaces for small screens -- and links to a few lesser-known sites.
Witnessing the dark history of the US incarceration of its own citizens during World War II is a sobering experience at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Not only are we taken into the concentration camps in the US West -- where 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned for more than three years from 1942 to 1945 -- but we are provoked anew regarding the fragility of democracy and our responsibility for preserving it.
It's that time of the year again when the W-9s and 1099s start rolling in in anticipation of spring tax season. If you're a business traveler, especially an independent business traveler like me, you're either well-organized and way ahead of the game -- or facing a pile of uncatalogued receipts. So file this advice away now and follow it -- some quick tips for keeping better records on the road.
Explosive growth and congestion means that getting around Washington, DC is more difficult than ever, especially if you're a business travel focusing on efficiency. Here are some ways to maneuver through the scene, including hotel choices.