All photos taken with Sony A7iii + Sony GM 16-35mm f2.8
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Aerial Pictures of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Location: Four Seasons Resort Lanai located on Lanai's southern coast at Hulopoe Bay
Drone: Mavic Air
Drone flight in accordance with airspace authorization for operations in controlled airspace through FAA LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) and the Air Map Android app
Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
The Drums of the Pacific Luau, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, takes you on a journey through the islands of Polynesia, complete with a traditional imu ceremony and a great dinner buffet featuring the exotic flavors of native Hawaiian cuisine, including an all-you-can-eat buffet, a lavish desert bar, and open bar.
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
The Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a landmark hotel encompassing an entire city block in San Francisco and is conveniently located central to everything the city has to offer. The hotel first welcomed guests in 1875, as the world's largest and most luxurious hotel, but the earthquake of 1906 destroyed the property. The building that stands now was constructed in 1909, renovated and retrofitted in the early 1990's and completely remodeled in 2015.
The Premium Experience at Oracle Park: A Look at the San Francisco Giants Alaska Airlines Club Level
If you're planning on attending a San Francisco Giants game and looking to score great seats, premium food choices and less lines for everything - look no further than the Alaska Airlines Club Level at Oracle Park!
Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas: One of World's Greatest Travel Events
Virtuoso is well known for hosting the most show-stopping week in travel, known as Virtuoso Travel Week. Virtuoso Travel Week is an annual event held in Las Vegas that draws thousands of Virtuoso members and suppliers, such as cruise lines, hotels, and tour operators.
Set on Papagayo Bay along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica sits on a black volcanic sand beach in a mountainous surrounding that provides for a stunning backdrop for an intimate, relaxing and romantic getaway.
The Aria Resort & Casino stands out as the shiny centerpiece of the $11 billion City Center that opened ten years ago in December 2009. The 4,004 room mega-resort features a luxurious design, tons of amenities, great service and is the smartest hotel on The Las Vegas Strip.
The St. Regis Rome, originally opened in 1894 and designed by Cesar Ritz, is located in the heart of the city within walking distance of famed Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps and the renowned shopping area Via Condotti. It is also close enough to walk to the Colosseum, Roman Ruins, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.
All photos taken with Sony A7iii + Sony GM 16-35mm f2.8 + Sigma 50mm f1.4 + Tamron 28-75 f2.8
Mauna Kea Resort, Autograph Collection
Photo highlights of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The first hotel development on the rugged lava fields of the Kohala Coast, founded in 1965 by Laurence Rockefeller, was the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. It was the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day and fast forward to today and the Mauna Kea once again stands as a landmark of luxury on the Big Island’s golden Kohala Coast.
All photos taken with Sony A7iii + Sony GM 16-35mm f2.8 and DJI Spark
Westin Hapuna Beach
Photo highlights of the Westin Hapuna Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The former Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has been recently rebranded to The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, following a multi-million dollar renovation project. From the pools to the lobby to the guest rooms, the hotel has undergone an almost complete makeover - and it looks better than ever. The resort is adjacent to one of best beaches on the Kohala Coast and also shares amenities with it’s sister property next door, the Mauna Kea Resort.
All photos taken with Sony A7iii + Sony 16-35mm f4
Sacramento: Midtown Farmer's Market
Photo highlights of the Midtown Farmers Market in Sacramento
All photos taken with Sony A7iii
Sony 16-35mm f2.8
Sony 55mm f1.8
Beringer Vineyards Napa Valley
Beringer Vineyards, founded in 1876, is a large family-friendly winery located in the Napa Valley in St. Helena, California. It is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley and is listed under both the National Register of Historical Places and as a California Historical Landmark.
For our most recent visit here, we enjoyed a tasting in the Old Winery Tasting Room and then enjoyed a stroll around the grounds and stopping in for a peak of the Rhine House and Hudson House.
The London Marriott Hotel County Hall boasts a prime location on the River Thames, overlooking the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. The convenient location is perfect for exploring the sights of London and the spacious and renovated rooms offer stylish modern accommodations perfect for everyone.
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
Photo Highlights of the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
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All photos taken with Sony A7iii + Sony GM 16-35mm f2.8
If you're planning a trip to the Napa Valley wine country with kids - I highly recommend checking out Sterling Vineyards - a winery perched over 300 feet above the historic town of Calistoga that offers the best views of Napa Valley. In fact, you could plan a perfect wine tasting adventure with the kids by visiting both Sterling Vineyards and Castello di Amorosa!
One of Napa Valley's newest hotels, the adult-only Las Alcobas Napa Valley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an upscale-casual luxury hotel that opened in 2017. The hillside location between vineyards and downtown St. Helena is perfect for a wine getaway.
The property has 68 guestrooms that are chic and contemporary featuring private terraces with firepits, with some rooms even having an outdoor bathtub!
Insider Tips: Value added amenities for clients here include room upgrades, breakfast at Acacia House, resort credits and more! Send me a message to learn more!
Chateau Montelena, located in Calistoga, is a Napa Valley winery most famous for winning the white wine section of the historic "Judgment of Paris" wine competition back in 1976 and is a must visit for wine lovers. This wine competition helped put Napa Valley on the map and was famously portrayed in the 2008 movie Bottle Shock.
The Sheraton Universal Hotel is a large contemporary hotel located in Universal City and is definitely the best place to stay when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. The location makes it easy to visit Universal Studios and the Universal CityWalk and the hotel itself will make you feel like a Hollywood star - with memorabilia and photos of Hollywood’s Golden Age sprinkled all throughout the hotel. You'll feel as if you are being transported to an era of Old Hollywood glamour.
VSattui Winery Napa Valley
V. Sattui Winery, located in the heart of Napa Valley, is the most popular and most visited winery in all of Napa and for good reason! From its old-world charm, picnic grounds, deli and cheese marketplace and award-winning wines; there are a lot of great reasons why you need to add this family-friendly winery to your list of places to visit in the Napa Valley.
All photos taken with Sony A7iii and Google Pixel 3XL
Lenses: Sony 16-35 mm f4 and Sony 24-70mm f4
Moment Lens: Wide Angle
Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, located mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort near Truckee, is the only luxury resort featuring a AAA Five Diamond rating and stands at the top among luxury hotels in Lake Tahoe. It is the perfect luxury getaway offering year-round activities in both winter and summer.
The Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country features the charm of a Tuscan villa set in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. It is located near great wineries in Sonoma Valley, as well as being close enough to wineries in Napa Valley.
Mama's Fish House Maui
Dining with a View at Mama's Fish House
Quite possibly the best restaurant on all of Maui, let alone in Hawaii, Mama's Fish House is a must do when visiting Maui! The family-owned restaurant has been a island institution since 1973 and its relaxed and casual ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner or a leisurely lunch.
Omni San Diego, located on the Southern edge of the historical Gaslamp Quarter, is a 21-story luxury hotel next to Petco Park that offers a convenient location to explore downtown San Diego. Hotel amenities include an outdoor terrace with a heated pool, spacious contemporary rooms and a McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant.
The Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, located in Huntington Beach on the Pacific Coast Highway, is perfect for exploring the surrounding area shops, restaurants, beach and the pier. The surfer-stylish, upscale boutique hotel has a laid-back vibe with great amenities and a prime location across from the beach - you can't stay any closer to famous Huntington Beach than here!
The Marriott Timber Lodge, set in stunning in South Lake Tahoe, has a great location with easy access to Heavenly Ski Resort and is within walking distance to the lake and casino nightlife. Adjacent to the gondola at the Heavenly Ski Resort, you'll have access to all of the dining, shopping, and entertainment options of South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Village that surround Timber Lodge, which sits directly on the main thoroughfare of Lake Tahoe Boulevard.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is located steps away from the most famous stretch of Waikiki Beach and offers a soothing blend of sun, surf and fun with its island inspired decor and a family friendly atmosphere.
The 404-room W San Francisco sits in the SoMa art district of San Francisco, with the Museum of Modern Art next door and the Moscone Convention Center across the street. The Yerba Buena Gardens are located a block away as well.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate elegant oasis, blessed by natural mineral hot springs located in the heart of California’s Sonoma Valley Wine Country. Being one of the only luxury spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water, the hotel is a perfect getaway for relaxing and enjoying everything the Sonoma Valley Wine Country has to offer. The hotel is only a short drive from the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento and perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer trip to explore the region.
The US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
The US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego carries distinction as being one of California's most iconic hotels, steeped in storied elegance since 1910 and built by the son of President Ulysses S. Grant.
The sprawling oceanfront Grand Hyatt Resort located in sunny Poipu on the island of Kauai is perfect for families and couples alike, offering something for everyone! From the resort amenities, dining options and breathtaking lagoons and pool area, the Grand Hyatt Kauai appeals to every type of traveler.
We stayed here earlier in the year and can't wait to go back! Read more for what you need to know for your trip and special offers available for Virtuoso guests.
The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is Northern California’s premier ocean-front resort with a jaw-dropping setting perched on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean and is only a thirty minute drive from San Francisco. The elegant luxury, yet resort casual, hotel is a destination in and of itself offering the very best in service, dining, golfing, amenities and activities.
The Grand Hyatt New York boasts a premier location in midtown Manhattan next to Grand Central Station and offers convenient access to everything you want to see in New York including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Central Park and more.
Located in the heart of Seattle’s thriving retail and theater district, adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center, the Grand Hyatt Seattle is steps from Pike Place Market, the Seattle Waterfront and other great attractions like the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Museum of Pop Culture. The hotel is also situated only two blocks from the Monorail, which transports riders directly to the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle.
The Park Hyatt New York is a luxury hotel that opened in 2014, occupying the lower 25 floors of a super tall skyscraper, the One57 building. The building is home to 92 luxurious condominium units on top of the 210 rooms of the Park Hyatt hotel. This hotel is Hyatt's flagship Park Hyatt property globally and from our recent stay here it is not hard to see why it holds that distinction.
The Kimpton Sawyer is Sacramento's newest hotel located in the heart of downtown and the up and coming Downtown Commons (DOCO) area next to the Golden 1 Center. The boutique hotel offers nice downtown views, a rooftop pool deck and is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area and for attending events at the Golden 1 Center.