The real mallet-swinging thing.  Not the Ralph Lauren thing.

In addition to high-power glam, Palm Beach is the place to rub shoulders with sexy, sweaty polo players and world-class equestrians.  Nearby Wellington is, in fact, equestrian utopia. Polo matches are held on Saturdays from the end of January to the beginning of April and seats at the Polo Stadium in Wellington are complimentary!  Cute muscular guys with names like Marcos, Adolfo, Lolo and Calixto (to say nothing of William and Harry) are everywhere including on the field, plus there are horse shows, dressage competitions, and festivals.  The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club’s motto is: “Where the World Comes to Play” …. so let’s do it!! Local hot line: 561-282-5290.  Or click: www.internationalpoloclub.com or www.palmbeachpolo.com.

And let us not forget manicured, marvelous Palm Beach itself with its palm-lined avenues, intense haute couture shopping, bright blue sunny skies, a gentle surf, and klieg light diamond jewelry.

Hospitable hotels: The Breakers, legendary Italian Renaissance-style oceanfront castle operates a luxurious Guerlain spa, fitness center, golf course, 10 tennis courts. Cute cabanas and bungalows line its beach, and a selection of pools.  The Colony, chic landmark boutique hotel, is THE place for those “in the know.”  Inches off Worth Avenue, and yards from the Atlantic Ocean, The Colony is perfect for shopping, dining and – unique in Florida – a sophisticated New York-style cabaret in their Royal Room.

For the Palm Beach big picture, click on www.palmbeachfl.com.


For over 21 years, Bill Peach Journeys has specialized in luxurious innovative tours in Australia and New Zealand. The company is well-known for their unique aircruise sightseeing (via 36-seater Dash 8’s) over the outback, to which they have now adding railcruising by private train.

Relaxed, comfortable and luxurious, and for those traveling solo — good news – - many of his trips do not levy a single supplement. This means an ideal combination of privacy and companionship, and in awesome adventurous environments. Dine under the stars,  sail in a hot air balloon, photograph wild critters, sleep in luxury, meet real human beings.

Coming this April, for instance, is his aircruise called "Isles of the Southern Straits" which floats over Tasmania, King and Kangaroo Islands.

Click on www.billpeachjourneys.com.au/.