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Ski in Style with Glamping in the Italian Alps

Nestled in the Palu Alps in Italy lies a ski resort that invites guests to go glamping among the snow-covered mountains. The Valmalenco Ski Resort caught my attention for its guest suites perched on top of the Palu Alps and only accessible by snowmobile along a snowcat track. The 2Cuori in Pista is a minimalist suite with a double bed and a […]

Florida Southern College’s Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

An Architecture Tourism Must-See Site On land that was once an orange grove in Central Florida, sits the world’s largest single-site collection of structures designed by famed modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I recently toured Florida Southern College, a steward of Wright’s architectural legacy, where 13 buildings he designed comprise the majority of campus.  The story of […]

How To Ignite Your Creative Muse with Design Travel

This is a Contributed Post with affiliate links Inspiration is important, but the creative muse doesn’t necessarily come calling when you summon it. Creativity can’t be forced.  If you find yourself in a rut with your design ideas, perhaps it’s time to take a trip for a change of scenery to reboot the senses.  Encountering […]

Destination Design: Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki’s siren call to creatives around the world has distinguished the city as a UNESCO 2012 World Design Capital and a UNESCO Creative City. Design runs deep in Helsinki’s DNA perhaps emboldened by Finland’s sauna culture which serves as a defacto coffeehouse tete-a-tete or perhaps it’s the majesty of mother nature that endows the city […]

Make Your Dream Trip a Reality— With the Help of Airbnb

  You’ve no doubt seen the blissful treehouses, fairy-tale castles, and chic apartments available on Airbnb, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably bookmarked a few as travel inspiration. The home-sharing website is famous for inspiring fantasy vacations, but did you know it can also help you save for that dream trip? Getting started Airbnb […]

Destination Design: Miami Beach Art Basel

In this episode, The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc travels to Miami Beach, Florida for Art Basel, a weeklong global arts gathering of artists, collectors, celebrities, models, moguls and more. Explore art and design at some of the best events on the packed arts calendar and learn why Miami is a must- see design destination. Among […]

Stay in Style at Langham Hotel NYC

The Design Tourist, Karen LeBlanc,  Stays in Style at the Langham Place Hotel, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, a boutique design hotel with a rich legacy.