Borgobrufa Spa Resort

best bed: Borgobrufa Spa Resort, Torgiano, Italy

After staying at Borgobrufa I finally ‘get’ European Spa culture…and my life will never be the same. This is the most wonderful way to spend a long weekend, and this is the most wonderful place to spend it (only 15…

Munich

Munich: 6 things to do

Ah Munich…   the home of monks (they founded the city). Where Oktoberfest began, (as an out-of-control wedding party) , Jimmy Henricks smashed his first guitar and beer  is a breakfast drink. Where Einstein worked as a beer hall electrician, BBW…

Maison Albar le Vendome

best bed: Maison Albar Le Vendome, Paris, France

A little hotel with a big history and a perfect location in the heart of the 9th, Maison Albar Le Vendome is a wonderful place to stay. The building was constructed during the Revolution to house a drapier’s shop. Even…

The Corinthian Canal

Crazy Cool Corinthian Canal

Sailors tells tales of mythic experiences…crossing the Atlantic, rounding Drake’s passage, circumnavigating the world. Worthy adventures all.  My sailing bucket list is less extreme, topped by crossing the Corinthian Canal. Yesterday I channeled my inner Ulysses, sailing from one side…

San Clemente, Kempinski, Venice

best bed: San Clemente Palace, Kempinski, Venice, Italy

Venice is a city I love but often hate to visit…the crowds are legendary; the heat can be unbearable. Sam Clemente Palace to the rescue. Located on its own private island, this ever so luxurious hotel is a haven from…

Villa Cora

best bed: Villa Cora, Florence, Italy

Villa Cora is my favorite type of hotel…scandalous history, immaculate restoration with over-the-top glamour, yet unpretentious and comfortable with perfect service. Baron Oppenheimer, of the banking family which financed the Suez Canal, built this villa to impress his new Italian…

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