the presidential suite at the St Regis Florence

best bed: The St. Regis, Florence, Italy

The history of the St Regis mirrors the history of Florence. It was originally built in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi, the same guy who designed the Duomo, to be the home of the Giuntini Family. Vasari loved the house and…

Qasr al Sarab, Abu Dhabi

bucket list: Abu Dhabi… 7 things to know

It’s not just oil. Before oil was discovered in 1958 the Emirate was famous for its pearls. Once the oil money started to flow, Sheikh Zayad decided to build a modern city. He hired Japanese architect Katsuhiko Takahashi to oversee the…

Tofino Resort & Marina

best bed: Tofino Resort and Marina, Tofino, Canada

TRM, as it affectionately known, is one of those wonderful little places that has something to offer everyone at great rates. Sitting on four acres in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park,  it started…

caesara aqueduct by dana friedlander

bucket list: Israel…. 7 things to know

Tel Aviv means hill of spring. Dubbed the Mediterranean Capitol of Cool by the New York Times, it is where all international flights to Israel land. Not surprising, there are 14 km of beaches, nonstop nightlife, museums, graffiti and stands…

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…

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