Welcome to No Ordinary Resort (NOR). My name is Susan Edel and I am the founder and editor of NOR, as well as the owner of Saratoga Travel located in Paso Robles, CA. As a luxury lifestyle travel agent, freelance travel writer, leisure photographer and interior design enthusiast, I love to explore and experience the finest luxury resorts throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Over the years, I have had the fortunate opportunity to stay at some extraordinary and unique properties. I founded NOR as an expression of my passion for luxury travel, beautiful design and photography. After years of staying at these amazing properties, I decided that I had to share my experiences and images of these resorts to encourage and inspire my readers to explore their own luxury travel opportunities.
It is my intention to provide the reader with a general overview of the resort, along with any insider tips and information I acquire, such as where the most desirable rooms are located, room features, quality of service, and so forth. For this reason, I only review properties I have experienced first hand so that I can personally attest to the resort features, amenities and services provided.
I hope you enjoy reading about the different resorts and that this forum gives you an insight that one can only obtain by staying at the resort, and as such, will hopefully enhance your future stay at one of these properties. I only review the finest resorts in any given area and I do not write negative reviews. What that means for you the reader, is that the quality of the resorts featured on this site will always reflect the best of the best in that given area, and that you can use the information on this site as a trusted resource for luxury travel inspiration.
Please check back regularly as I am constantly adding new properties as I experience them. I encourage you to subscribe via email for future notifications of new reviews. Your email will be kept private and you will not receive any spam or unwanted emails by subscribing.
I hope this site inspires you to visit these amazing properties and to treat yourself to the luxury you deserve. Happy Travels!
@2015 Susan Edel ~ All photography is my own unless otherwise noted.