There is an old boating adage, courtesy of Benjamin Franklin, that suggests visitors shouldn’t overstay their welcome—this does not apply at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The hotel compound on San Diego Bay is flush with amenities, beckoning travellers to come, sail, stay awhile.
Covering more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface, our planet’s aquatic expanses are constant sources of inspiration, adventure, and most importantly, vitality. On June 8, we celebrate the largest of these ecosystems on World Oceans Day.
British skipper Alex Thomson cuts a sleek figure in a custom-tailored navy blue Hugo Boss suit. You’d never guess this handsome gent with a warm smile and firm handshake is a champion athlete competing in the one of the toughest, most brutal sports practiced today.
Rivers of stone, rivers of time; Avignon, the ancient French city on the banks of the Rhone River, sits at the confluence of both. The city, the largest in the southern department of Vaucluse, is best known for the Pont Saint-Bénézet—that famous broken bridge sung about by millions of francophone tots.
Those European riverboats that slowly make their way down the continent’s beloved waterways are picking up speed. River cruising has become the fastest-growing segment of the cruise industry—and these vessels are not your grandparents’ riverboats.
The view from the uppermost gondola of the Flyer—Singapore’s answer to the London Eye—is of an improbable future-forward cityscape. Prominent features include the glass domes of Gardens by the Bay; the spanking new high-rises in fantastical shapes and sizes; and Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony cruise ship, majestically lolling in Marina Bay.
British designer Donald Starkey was meandering through the streets of Paris, seeking fine fabrics and objets d’artfora yacht owner, when he glanced in the window of a small art gallery.