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A Luxury Fishing Adventure at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club in Alaska

December 2, 2018

Escaping to Alaska’s Best-kept Secret

In the age of mass tourism, it’s a luxury to find an exclusive corner of the world that has been largely under the radar and is still one of the state’s best-kept secrets […]

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The 10 Best Travel Tips for 2018

January 6, 2018

I haven’t done an updated post on my favorite travel tips since my top 100 travel tips and hacks in 2014, so I wanted to start the year by sharing the best travel tips for 2018. These are a few of my favorite travel tips that I use on a frequent basis. Bon voyage! ✈︎

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Directory of Gins Around the World

December 2, 2017

From London to Seattle, and from Berlin to Kyoto.

Find a gin by country (in alphabetical order) in my comprehensive directory of gins (both artisanal and mass-produced) from around the world. Some I’ve tried, others […]

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What is Experiential Luxury Travel and Why I Choose It as a Millennial

October 30, 2017

What is experiential luxury travel?

There’s luxury travel and then there’s experiential luxury travel.
From the beginning of The Cultureur, staying true to my travel style of luxury travel and local culture, I have maintained that both […]

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5 DOs and DON’Ts in Los Angeles

July 1, 2017
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. 
A pioneer of American pop art, Andy Warhol paints only one version of my darling hometown, Los Angeles — a city of […]

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3 Reasons Why Global Entry is Completely Worth It and Why You Should Get It

November 25, 2016
Time is the ultimate luxury. 
As a frequent traveler, Global Entry is one of my greatest allies, especially during peak travel times. I usually hate to fly the Wednesday before Thanksgiving because it’s pure madness wherever you look — mile-long security lines […]

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Grit and Glamour: The Detroit You’ve Probably Never Seen

September 13, 2016

Everyone loves a good comeback story, and cheering an underdog epitomizes Americana. Detroit is the ultimate underdog. There is grit. And if you choose to see it, there is glamour.

No city in the U.S. has experienced a tumultuous decline quite like […]

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Ooh La La! The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide for Francophiles

August 30, 2016

Francophiles rejoice!

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea,” and I’m sure any Francophile would agree. I have seen endless gift guides for Francophiles, but I have not seen many that cater to the luxe Francophile — someone […]

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5 DOs and DON’Ts in Washington D.C.

July 27, 2016

Washington D.C. is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

In a few words, John F. Kennedy aptly and succinctly sums up this world-class cultural, political, and historical capital city.
Create your own experience, but take note of […]

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What is the Difference Between FOUR- and FIVE-star Hotels?

May 2, 2016
It’s quite the debatable question in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. To make matters more confusing, not only are there multiple rating systems (Forbes, AAA, etc.), but also the standards upon which the stars are designated are completely arbitrary and they […]

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