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LUXOR, EGYPT:                       Al Moudira Hotel

LUXOR, EGYPT: Al Moudira Hotel

Luxor is often called the greatest open-air museum in the world, but this description doesn’t begin to color this extraordinary place.

PHU QUOC, VIET NAM: Freedomland Homestay

PHU QUOC, VIET NAM: Freedomland Homestay

At the end of a bumpy red dirt road, this off the beaten path is not for the faint of heart – there’s no hot water (you’ll never need it) or AC (it’s eco!), but the beds are top notch fluffy inside your burned wood bungalow and each bungalow comes with a huge, spacious, private outdoor bathroom.

MILOS, GREECE:             Gialos Restaurant

MILOS, GREECE: Gialos Restaurant

Though the dishes are simple, fresh staples, they are cooked and seasoned to delicious perfection. And I mean everything they serve is ridicoulsy good.

rent an apartment in Old Town Dubrovnik

rent an apartment in Old Town Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a very BIG destination for cruise ships and wanderers alike, so it is often packed with people.  But staying in an apartment, right there, gives you the opportunity to enjoy the quiet moments when they have all left.

Water taxi in Venice

Water taxi in Venice

Do yourself a big favor and if you are going to Venice, Italy, pay the extra money to take the private water taxi directly to your hotel.

Travel Times

Travel Times

Before kids, when I booked my travel itinerary I didn’t care what time the flight was, I just found the absolute cheapest ticket.  Those days are long gone.  

PARIS, FRANCE:               Cecile Apartments

PARIS, FRANCE: Cecile Apartments

Sure there are hotels that can accommodate you for a small fortune, but why try to squeeze into a smallish hotel room and spend a lot of cash when you can stay in a beautiful, comfortable, and clean apartment where you and your tribe can really spread out and stay in a very desirable neighborhood.

TURKEY: Aphrodisias & Ephesus

TURKEY: Aphrodisias & Ephesus

If you are traveling in Turkey and need some ideas, I can’t recommend enough taking the time to visit one of the most sacred, ancient sites in Turkey originally dedicated to the Mother Goddess dating back to 5,800 BC.  

ROME, ITALY:                 Renting an apartment

ROME, ITALY: Renting an apartment

What an absolutely gorgeous, romantic, fun, and historically enriching experience Rome can be.  Don’t even waist your time on trying to find a hotel when you can rent a fantastic, fully furnished and equipped apartment or loft.

BODRUM, TURKEY: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

BODRUM, TURKEY: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

If you feel like a little R & R from all of your cave spelunking in Cappadocia,  browsing the Grand Bizarre and gorgeous mosques in Istanbul, or from walking countless hours through the many, ancient ruins throughout Turkey, head West to Bodrum peninsula where the Aegean Sea meets up with the Mediterranean.

TURKEY:                     Hieropolis & Pamukkale

TURKEY: Hieropolis & Pamukkale

While spending time in Turkey, do yourself a big favor and find your way to the gorgeous, natural mineral baths & white travertines of Pamukkale and the ancient, Roman ruins of Hieropolis, which was built on top of them.  We are talking UNESCO World Heritage Site.