Autumn in New York is lionized in the eponymous jazz standard, and its special joys are celebrated in classic films like When Harry Met Sally and Hannah and Her Sisters. Romantics, dreamers, adventurers and wanderers imagine the city at this time of year as the most brilliant place of all. And we can’t say that they’re wrong.
There are a handful of ways to get to the island of Martha’s Vineyard for vacation: private jet, private boat, commercial airline, commercial ferry or public ferry. Of these, in our humble opinion, the best mode of transportation by far is the Steamship Authority’s ferry service. It’s reasonably inexpensive, punctual, and wildly entertaining. Most importantly, it’s a vital, communal part of the iconic experience of a vacation on the Vineyard. We once read a quote from someone in an interview who said “when the ferry pulls into view of the island, I feel as excited as I did as kid on Christmas morning.” We couldn’t agree more. It’s the ultimate micro-luxury.
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Travel Diary highlights select luxury hotel and resort openings and new luxury travel experiences around the world in September 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Diary, click here. For our list of the top 10 luxury travel destinations in September 2018, click here.
The Luxury Photo Journey is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier. Sometimes we find ourselves in a place so stunningly beautiful that words fail us. In those instances, we’ll let the images do the talking.
Where will September 2018 take you? Where should it? You could visit a cosmopolitan city (we’re thinking Paris, New York, Venice or Los Angeles). Or make a cultural pilgrimage to a new design museum in Scotland. You could hit Oktoberfest in Munich, which actually starts in September. Looking for something more bucolic? Make a pilgrimage to the birthplace of bourbon in Kentucky, or head to wine country in northern California for the harvest season. Feeling the need for adrenaline-fueled adventures? The Inca Trail in Peru awaits. More in the mood for the beach? Ditch your shoes and set up shop in Madagascar. It’s all waiting for you. It’s September. Let’s go!