Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

best bed: Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, Verona, Italy

  History and art magically combine at the Byblos Art Hotel. The history begins in Roman times when a fortified block house was erected on the site. It morphed into the 15th century Villa Amista which was renovated during the 18th century…

The Post Hotel, Lake Louise

6 luxurious things to do in Banff, Canada

Ah Banff…. A town, a national park, a gag from the old sitcom F-Troup and a crater on Mars. In 1885, Canada’s first Prime Minister John A Mac Donald settled the dispute of who discovered the Hot Springs and therefore…

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…

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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