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…

Icelandic Horses (photo by red charlie)

my list for 2022

In travel, planning can be half the fun. So, I’m picking 10 places I am planning to visit this year. Who knows if I’ll actually get to them all…some are more unlikely than others. But if you don’t dream… Here…

Hotel Vannucci

best bed: Hotel Vannucci, Citta della Pieve, Italy

The beautiful, boutique, Hotel Vannucci is a wonderful hideaway in the center of the stunning historic town of Citta della Pieve. Like the town, this charming hotel has a history…and it started with a scandal!  Vittorio Emanuele II was the…

White Desert, a unique Virtuoso hotel located in Halley, Antarctica

What is Virtuoso? Why should you care?

I now assume everyone knows all about Virtuoso. But the truth is I’d never heard about it until I became a travel advisor 3 years ago. And I have been obsessed with travel as long as I can remember. So…

La Locanda di Bagnara

best bed: La Locanda di Bagnara, Bagnara di Romagna,  Italy

La Locanda is a historic gem in a tiny medieval town, definitely off the beaten track. Yet situated at the crossroads of a magic, underappreciated  area of Italy that encompasses Bologna, Ravenna, Faenza and Imola. This cluster of buildings began…

Rome

Rome: 6 things to do

Ah Rome… the Eternal City, The City of God, Love & Seven Hills. Where all roads lead. And the home of La Dolce Vita. Where the rights of cats are enshrined in law, flamingo tongues were once a delicacy; there…

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