Passported's Monique Thofte is the office expert on Southern Italy, and we're all regularly asking her advice on everything from where to eat in Positano to where to stay on Capri. She recently visited Puglia's Borgo Egnazia (one of the best spots to book this summer) and shared her tips on what to see in the area and where to eat while exploring this special part of Italy.Read More
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A 30-minute drive from the South Beach scene, and close to all the luxe shops in Bal Harbor, Four Seasons opened its newest Florida hotel in the Surf Club estate in March 2017. Five years in the making, the property now has five Richard Meier–designed glass towers housing the 77 hotel rooms and separate private residences. Unchanged, although meticulously renovated, is the 1920s clubhouse and its famed loggia known as Peacock Alley—now the setting for Le Sirenuse Miami, the first outpost of the Positano original. Passported’s Monique Thofte got a sneak peek of the property in the spring and raved about the huge bedrooms, elegant spa, and “chic” (really! check out the pics) kids’ club.Read More
Family travel begins with the babymoon—a chance to slow down before the baby arrives, squeeze in a dream trip before more complicated travel logistics, or just lounge in an adults-only infinity pool while you can. Read on for some of our favorite babymoon destinations, whether you want a far-flung escape in France or brain-off staycation in NYCRead More
London is shrugging off its annus horribilis and rolling out the red carpet to visitors with a glut of luxury hotel openings from city veterans like Four Seasons and Soho House to newbies including the teams behind the Experimental Cocktail Club and NYC’s Gansevoort Hotel. The trends? The City (aka London's financial heart) is no longer just for business travelers, Shoreditch is still drawing the cool crowds, and Londoners love a members club. Read on for the new arrivals topping our London lust list.Read More
The St. Barth's season extends far beyond the winter. In fact, one of our favorite times to visit is spring and summer, when prices on the legendarily expensive hotels drop to more reasonable levels. This year, the island welcomes a new crop of stunners, from beachfront resorts to chic hilltop hideaways. Here are the places to scope out on your next getaway.
We've always said that St. Barth's is more South of France than Caribbean, and the arrival of the Sibuet Group's Villa Marie pretty much seals the deal. That signature Sibuet style transitions perfectly from St. Tropez and the Luberon to the hilltops of Colombier in this 18-room charmer, a quaint collection of bungalows and small villas.
Although Le Toiny isn't new to the island, its beachy redesign, larger villas and private beach club are, so we're calling this a must-see—and a must-stay. Every suite has a private pool plus plenty of space to fit a family, if you decide to bring the kids. Us personally, we're fantasizing about a responsibility-free getaway here stat.
Kitesurfers, take note. St. Barth's Grand Cul de Sac Bay is one of the best spots (we recently talked about some others), putting this beachfront resort square center on every kiter's wish list. But with a pool as photogenic as neighboring Le Sereno and a La Mer spa, you might not make it beyond a lounge chair.
For years, we’ve been praying for a decent hotel to open up at one of New York's nearby ski mountains. Scribner’s has come to the rescue. Read on to see what why we’re making repeat trips to Hunter this year.Read More
Getting on a flight can feel like time travel when everything goes to plan. While we like going to far-flung destinations, nobody likes connecting, so we've rounded up the best direct flights from NYC to some of our favorite places that aren't major hubs. Getting on a flight can feel like time travel when everything goes to plan. While we like going to far-flung destinations, nobody likes connecting, so we've rounded up the best direct flights from NYC to some of our favorite places that aren't major hubs.Read More
Located just 45 minutes from Los Angeles, the resort is most popular with local Californians looking to escape for a few days, but it's the perfect for anyone looking for a poolside Zika-free vacation for a babymoon or family getaway. There's plenty of splashing room for the kids and an adults-only pool for couples looking to unwind.Read More
This year has been a big one at Passported HQ. We feel lucky to with so many wonderful clients on exciting trips from Anguilla to Zagreb. We hate to play favorites with hotels because we really do love them all dearly, but he's our list of the most booked Passported hotels this year.Read More
Is there any more quintessential winter activity than ice skating with the kiddos? So lace up those skates, but you don't head to Rockefeller Center. We've rounded up four alternative places to hit the ice in NYC.Read More
We take the art of packing very seriously here at Passported HQ and it all starts with having the right suitcase. The key to not overpacking is a reasonably sized bag that is smartly designed to fit everything you need. Pro tip: After you're all packed, go back in your suitcase and remove two items-- trust us you won't need them and you'll give yourself a little extra room for those souvenirs.Read More
What do we do if we have a spare second at Passported HQ? We read about travel, of course! Here are some of the articles we've been perusing in between booking holiday trips for our clients. If you're inspired to get away, just give us a ring and we'll help you plan your next adventure.Read More
There are few places that say "vacation" like Hawaii evoking dreams of luaus, volcanos, and crashing waves. It's easy to find sunshine and outdoor activities like hiking and surfing, but not as simple to navigate the bustling hotel scene. Check out our family-friendly Hawaii hotel picks for your next Pacific adventure.Read More
We saw some flurries which means winter is here. But it doesn't have to mean all sleet and ice, there are tons of wonderful destinations to head to when the temperature drops. Here is a roundup of some of our go-to chilly climes and where to stay when you're there.Read More
Looking for a real family adventure? Try Thailand and experience a bustling city, tranquil countryside and famous beaches. Our team has been to explore the region and we know the smartest routes to traverse and of course, the best places places to stay. We recommend starting in Bangkok, heading up to Chiang Rai and then relaxing seaside in Phuket.Read More
Check out these three new hotels to know for the holiday season. There's a cool Lake Tahoe hotel for the design-conscious family, a stylish stay with a new name in Anguilla, and a grownup getaway for #romance in the Maldives.Read More
Being preggo doesn't mean you have to be unstylish (or worse, uncomfortable!) while traveling. We recommend cozy knits and stretchy pants for long or even short flights when you're traveling for two. Below are our favorite picks for pulled together mile-high maternity style.Read More
At Passported we we think experiences make the best gifts so we've rounded up our favorite places to take your loved ones for a thrill that will last longer than those new wool socks you were considering. From a pop-up restaurant in Tulum to hobbits in New Zealand, give the gift of travel this year.Read More
It's always best to navigate Art Basel with an insider, so we asked our friend Anna Maria of Precious7, a cutting edge design magazine, for her Miami picks. Read on for her take on where to sleep, where to eat and what not to miss in Miami.Read More
Dads are notoriously hard to buy presents for so we did some digging to come up with 7 awesome finds that he will love. This holiday season don't get him something he'll return, opt for easy gifts that he can enjoy on his travels around the globe. Everyone needs a carry on cocktail kit, right?Read More