Category Archives: Travel

A Tour of Portugal with the American Friends of Versailles

Friday, January 5, 2018  –  by Sharon Hoge  – In New York Social Diary Liberally sprinkled with Bourbons, Beauharnais, Orleans and other descendants of noble French families, Portugal was a fitting destination for the American Friends of Versailles annual tour.  Raising … Continue reading

Posted in New York Social Diary, Portugal, Travel | Leave a comment

Hotel Angmagssalik in Tasiilaq, Greenland

Hotel Angmagssalik in Tasiilaq, Greenland Story and photos by Sharon King Hoge in Luxury Web Magazine The dictionary definition may not allow leeway, but in some circumstances “luxury” is a relative term. A case in point is the Hotel Angmagssalik … Continue reading

Posted in Greenland, Luxury Web Magazine, Travel | Comments Off on Hotel Angmagssalik in Tasiilaq, Greenland

Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa

Story and photography by Sharon King Hoge Arched Palladian windows… stately stone urns… dappled pathways… are signature features of Milton Park an historic resort in the manicured rolling landscape of the Southern Highlands an hour south of Sydney, Australia.  Originally called Mansfield … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Luxury Web Magazine, Travel | Comments Off on Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa

Heading Straight Up Down Under

A Bus Trip Along Australia’s Stuart Hiway Two weeks after crossing Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok, I transversed Australia by bus, slicing the continent up the middle, south to north, from Adelaide to Darwin on the Stuart Highway, named for … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Travel | Comments Off on Heading Straight Up Down Under

Loot 2016–Global Baubles

Unique Jewelry Designs from Around the World Discovering unique local treasures is one of the many pleasures of travel. Brought home from overseas, handicrafts, implements, ethnic costumes can evoke memories of new cultures and happy times on vacation. For those … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Designers, Huffington Post, New York, Travel | Comments Off on Loot 2016–Global Baubles

Ten Reasons You Ought To Tour Turkey

Countrywide Turkish Delights Turkey’s number one treat may be lokum the sugar gel candy flavored with rosewater, orange, cinnamon, or lemon — popularly called “Turkish Delight,” but the nation stretching from the Aegean to the Black sea encompasses beaches, mountains, … Continue reading

Posted in Huffington Post, Travel, Turkey | Comments Off on Ten Reasons You Ought To Tour Turkey

To-Do Dubai

Ten Essentials on a Visit to the Energetic Emirate A contemporary conglomeration of highways and skyscrapers, Dubai essentially emerged from the sand in less than a third of a century and its migrating Bedouin populations left few heritage sites behind. … Continue reading

Posted in Huffington Post, Travel, United Arab Emirates | Comments Off on To-Do Dubai

Not-to-Miss in Minneapolis

Ten Minnesota Must-Do’s Technically a visit to Minnesota’s principal city includes additional “must” stops in its capital twin city St. Paul and those are not to be overlooked. But a recent trip revealed there’s plenty to see in Minneapolis and … Continue reading

Posted in Huffington Post, Travel, USA | Comments Off on Not-to-Miss in Minneapolis

A selection of recent articles on Travel, Shelter, Designers, Products and Art by Sharon King Hoge published in a variety of online publications including:

Posted on by Sharon King Hoge | Comments Off on Travel Articles

Coconut Lagoon

Published on Luxury Web Magazine Kumarakom, Kottayam, 686 563 Kerala, India www.cghearth.com Anyone who thinks ecological awareness and luxury are mutually exclusive has a lesson to learn at Coconut Lagoon, a resort in India’s magical province of Kerala.  Just two … Continue reading

Posted in India, Luxury Web Magazine, Travel | Comments Off on Coconut Lagoon

Bauer Il Palazzo Review

If you’re going to overnight in Venice, you might as well stay in a palace right on the Grand Canal. No need for introductions to a noble family — all you have to do is check in at the revived mid-19th-century … Continue reading

Posted in GT Global Traveler, Italy, Travel | Comments Off on Bauer Il Palazzo Review

Once in a Lifetime Food Fest

Published in Huffington Post Still Time to Visit EXPO 2015 in Milan Food, one thing everyone in the world has in common, is a logical focus for the universal festival that is EXPO 2015 “Feeding the Planet; Energy for Life.” … Continue reading

Posted in Huffington Post, Italy, Travel | Comments Off on Once in a Lifetime Food Fest

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Kerala, Enticements on India’s Exotic Malabar Coast

Published on Huffington Post Enticements on India’s Exotic Malabar Coast Houseboat on a Kerala waterway Once you’re visited iconic India’s “golden triangle” of Jaipur +Delhi + Agra, your next destination should be the country’s exotic southwest Malabar coast. Originally capital … Continue reading

Posted in Huffington Post, India, Travel | Comments Off on Top Ten Reasons To Visit Kerala, Enticements on India’s Exotic Malabar Coast

How to Find Heaven In Ireland

Published on Huffington Post Gazing Overhead on The Wild Atlantic Way For those exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a soothing interlude is a stop at James Turrell’s Sky Garden. Just outside Skibbereen, in West Cork, a few miles below the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Gardens, Huffington Post, Ireland, Travel | Comments Off on How to Find Heaven In Ireland

Kentpresents Provocative Topics Summer School Vacation

Published in Huffington Post Normally the Kent School campus bustles with students of high school age but for two and a half days this summer the students were adults spending “vacation” days studying “What Comes Next” at the KentPresents ideas … Continue reading

Posted in Huffington Post, Travel, USA | Comments Off on Kentpresents Provocative Topics Summer School Vacation