flowers at the entrance to the restaurant

best bed: The Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt

A huge wonderful step back in time yet with everything the modern traveler needs. Late 19thcentury… Victoria’s empire was dominating the global scene when Thomas Cook built the first concrete hotel to house rich brits exploring the wonders of Egypt.…

extraordinary flowers

best bed:  Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, Cairo, Egypt

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, Cairo, EgyptThis is one great hotel that wow’s with opulent empire style elegance and the best service imaginable. By the end of my four-night stay there wasn’t a staff member who didn’t…

nearby archaeological ruins

best bed: The House Boutique Suites, Amman, Jordan

viThis the perfect upscale hotel for carry-on only travelers or those looking for a longer stay.  Each suite has a kitchenette and there is free laundry available on the 3rd floor. Opened in April 2018, The House is a great…

amazing gardens at beit trad

best bed: Beit Trad, Kfour, Lebanon

Aka house of Trad. Sarah Trad’s father bought this beautiful house in 1985 as a retreat for his family from the hustle, bustle and heat of Beirut.  But its history goes way back. It first became a private home in…

petra

best bed: Movenpick Petra Resort, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Location, location, location. The Movenpick is only steps from the entrance to Petra. Why should you care? Well, the site is huge, a bit overwhelming and there is a lot to see. I loved being able to go back several…

me enjoying the pool

best bed: Hotel Albergo, Beirut, Lebanon

Old world charm and top-notch personal service meet at the Albergo Hotel. A boutique gem in the heart of the residential Ashrafieh neighborhood it is only a 10-minute walk to the hustle and bustle of downtown Beirut. This luxury hotel …