Take Me To Hawaii

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Love the idea of visiting two Hawaiian islands? See famous Waikiki for yourself with 4 nights at Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach including breakfast daily and return airport transfers. Learn more about the islands history with a USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour. Shop to your hearts content with the Waikele Premium Outlets…

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A New York Classic

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Madison Avenue, long streets and Autumn leaves. An image I’d dreamed of became a reality on my last trip to New York. I’d broken up my stay between Lower East Side, Greenpoint Brooklyn, and Midtown. In Midtown I chose the Lotte Palace. In 1882, six neo-Italian Renaissance townhouses were built around a courtyard and after…

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Sacred Valley Explora

Friday, January 10, 2020

We arrived into Cusco in the late afternoon.  As always in this part of the world the descent in through the Andes mountain range was spectacular.  Cusco itself looked from the air just like a large town, quaint and pretty.  We were heading about a 1.5hour drive away from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.  By…

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Mashpi Lodge

Monday, October 21, 2019

One of only 5 properties in South America to gain a spot on National Geographic’s impressive ‘Unique Lodges of the World’ list, Mashpi Lodge uses unique architecture to blend seamlessly within the lush greenery of the 3,200 acre cloud forest in which it is nestled. Eco-centric, community minded and dedicated to sustainability, I immediately fell…

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California Dreaming

Monday, September 30, 2019

My stay at the gorgeous Parker Hotel made my time in Palm Springs. Originally built in the 1950’s and owned by Gene Autry, who planned to house his newly acquired baseball team, the California Angels. Most recently designed by Jonathan Adler the whole interior is stunning, everywhere you look is photo worthy. The lobby area…

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Madulkelle & Tea Plantation

Friday, September 6, 2019

As an avid Dilmah lover visiting tea plantations in Sri Lanka was very high on my list, and Madulkelle was the perfect base. A colonial planters estate house is used as the reception, dining area, and English lounge complete with a library and fireplace. As you walk out on the back veranda an English garden…

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Talalla Retreat

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

It had been a long day of driving and exploring when we arrived at Talalla Retreat. Talalla is located just over an hours drive from Galle, along the beautiful southern coastline. On an undeveloped stretch of beach, Talalla is spread out and showcases the natural beauty around you. Staying in open-air bungalows was so peaceful….

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Close To Nature In The Heart Of Torres Del Paine

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Patagonia is a magnificently beautiful rugged region stretching across part of Chile and Argentina. In the heart of Patagonia is Torres Del Paine National Park.  Here the weather is extreme and can turn in an instant and you can find yourself at the mercy of Mother Nature as she throws it all at you. No…

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At Home In Tuscany

Monday, June 24, 2019

We arrived at our little Tuscan retreat and immediately felt welcomed by our hosts, Paolo and Peter and the lovely staff.  Our home for the next few days is Villa Fontelunga, a beautifully restored home with sweeping views across the Tuscan countryside. We sat and enjoyed a local Prosecco by the pool and watched the…

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Sea Plane to Anantara Kihavah

Monday, February 11, 2019

Anantara Kihavah is paradise on earth!  We arrived to the island by seaplane and the aerial views were out of this world, I have never seen sand so white and water so turquoise and crystal clear. Take off is smooth and you start to quickly see the colours change and coral appear along with islands and…

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