Welcome to No Ordinary Resort

Life is Too Short for Ordinary

Welcome to No Ordinary Resort {NOR}. My name is Susan Edel and I am the founder and editor of NOR, a travel journalist and Media Member of the North American Travel Journalists Association {NATJA}, as well as a luxury travel advisor located on California’s Central Coast. As a luxury lifestyle travel advisor, travel journalist, 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 firsthand 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 reviews on properties that did not meet my expectations. 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 and updates. 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. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments through the “contact” link below.

Happy Travels!

Susan Edel