Luxor is often called the greatest open-air museum in the world, but this description doesn’t begin to color this extraordinary place.
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I’ve been fascinated with Egypt since I can remember. One of the greatest and most powerful ancient, mesmerizing civilizations that has existed…
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.
This gorgeous, romantic, ideally located, perfect hotel has stolen my heart.
Though the dishes are simple, fresh staples, they are cooked and seasoned to delicious perfection. And I mean everything they serve is ridicoulsy good.
There is no better place to rest your well worn feet (from all of the walking) than the Hotel Grande Bretagne.
Every once in awhile, one stumbles across a place that will capture not only your heart, but your breathe too, Lesic Demetri Palace does this…
To absolutely put the delicious cherry on top, we stayed at the fantastic 16th century Historic hotel, Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa. What a gorgeous, elegant, classy, top-notch spot.
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.
Rovinj is a must if you are heading to Croatia’s Istria peninsula. This medival, romantic, seaside town is a true delight.
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.
This old mill from the 1600’s, turned restaurant, is absolutely adorable and crazy romantic.
One is virtually bathing in ancient, Roman history while lounging around the room.
Honestly, nothing in Dubrovnik can rival the location of this perfect watering hole.
This elegant, classic, old world style hotel is a perfect place to rest your sleepy, and if you traveled far like we did, jet-lagged head.
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Montezuma is a tiny little town full of delicious, fresh food and has a very laid back, hippy dippy vibe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you decide to stay in the town of Urgup, there is a special, gorgeous 250 year old restored Greek mansion turned boutique hotel called Sacred House.
Let’s face it, life would feel a little less scrumptious without a good french fry.