The Hassler Hotel Lobby

best bed: The Hassler, Rome, Italy

No wonder Audrey Hepburn used to stay here. The Hassler exudes the same classic elegance she was renowned for. Situated at the top of the Spanish Steps it has the best location and the best views in Rome.  And now…

fire pit at Miavana Resort (their photo)

bucket list: MADAGASCAR… 7 things to know

Not a great time to be a travel enthusiast nor travel advisor… but luckily it is a fabulous time to be a sofa sightseer. Email me your fantasy travel destination at Julie@northsouthtravel.com . I’ll turn it into a bucket list…

luxurious bedding at the Wedgewood Hotel

best bed: The Wedgewood Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

This small, family-run Relais & Chateaux hotel feels more like a perfectly located private club with absolutely fabulous service.  The lobby welcomes guests with a wonderfully sculpted stone check-in desk and a working fireplace. Antiques are scattered throughout adding to…

berlin

ah berlin….. 6 things to do

Ah Berlin…  where the party goes  for 24 hours, there are more canals than in Venice or Amsterdam and  museums (180) out number rainy days (106). 70 million curried sausages  are eaten each year. Bits of the infamous Wall sit…

The London Edition

best bed: The London Edition, London, UK

Historic, old world with decadent details and  a modern twist…The London Edition is a whole new way to hotel. Ian Schreger,  of Studio 54 fame had an idea. “The design is anti-design. It’s an effort to make people feel good…

sagrada familia

5 things to do in barcelona

Las Rambas… totally touristy but if this is your first trip to Barcelona it is a must. It’s almost a mile long, pedestrian street that is actually 5 old short streets. Originally it was a sewage stream but quickly became…

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