Corral de la Moreria

Madrid: 6 things to do

Ah Madrid…where the sun shines 300 days a year, where locals are called gatos (cats) because they stay out late (or maybe because of an ancient soldier who climbed the city walls) and where you can find the only statue…

view from the Hyatt Paris Madeline

best bed: Hyatt Paris Madeleine, Paris, France

Dream location, fabulous value and Paris. What more could you ask for! The Hyatt Paris Madeleine surprises on every front. So not the American chain hotel you might expect when you hear Hyatt. Built in the  1850’s, this Haussmann building…

me in Venice

what is the most romantic place?

What makes a place a romantic? For me, it is the experience, sometimes shared, sometimes solo. Rwanda was one of the most romantic places I’ve ever visited; I went alone. 30 years ago, completely broke, John and I rented the…

Grand Hotel Imperiale

best bed: Grand Hotel Imperiale, Moltrasio, Lake Como, Italy

Grand Hotel Imperiale is a  family-owned gem on the banks of Lake Como. It was built in 1922, though the main building is quite modern;  there are still a few traces of its Art Nouveau heritage. I recommend staying in…

Hotel Marques de Riscal

9 Hotels I want to try in 2022

Ah…2022 travel dreams… Not only are their places I want to visit, but there are hotels I want to stay in. This list is of places I have a shot at getting to this year except the last one. That’s…

the spa at Nyungwe House

best bed: Nyungwe House, Gisakura, Rwanda

Nyungwe House ticks so many of my top boxes…adventurous, luxurious and remote! This charming hotel is located in the middle of a working tea plantation in the middle of the mountains of Rwanda. Picking tea is very specific and very…

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