If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in an Ireland castle hotel, the eccentric Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, 80 minutes north of Dublin, has a history of rock stars, war heroes, secret passages, and equestrians – and an aristocratic heritage that is anything but stuffy. But don’t despair. It’s surprisingly affordable. Castle Leslie, County Monaghan It’s […]
If you’re looking for hotels near Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, you won’t get closer than the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, which is part of the Canada Place complex itself. A luxury hotel in downtown Vancouver, the Pan Pacific Vancouver offers stellar views, a convenient location and access to all the sights. To bump […]
If you’re visiting Thailand and looking for a luxury resort in an unspoiled setting, check out Tubkaak Resort in Krabi.
Keemala Phuket in Thailand is one of the most imaginative luxury resorts in Asia. Check out my review.
If you’re looking for an elite tropical getaway in Thailand, check out this 5-star resort on Cape Panwa Peninsula, at the southeastern tip of Phuket.
Icon or eyesore? The towering Spa Hotel Thermal in the glamorous Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary stands out, but what many people don’t know about is its fascinating past. Here’s a review of the Spa Hotel Thermal and two other landmark hotels, the Hotel Imperial and the Grandhotel Pupp. Karlovy Vary Spa Hotel Thermal Glancing out the windows […]
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a spa vacation in a Czech spa town? I did a week-long spa package at the historic Hotel Nove Lazne, and found that there’s no better way to learn about European spa culture, improve your health and eliminate stress. I’m passing on what I learned to […]
When it comes to luxury hotels in Bath, UK, the Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel has something no other hotel can match: thermal water piped right into the pools in their Roman-inspired Spa Village. Add to that fine cuisine, sleek design and a location in the centre of Bath, and you’ve got a great way to vacation […]
Skiing in the Alps is a dream trip but how do you plan it? An all-inclusive ski vacation at the family-friendly Club Med Peisey Vallandry in the French Alps is easy, and a ski package is more affordable than you might think. Here’s my experience. (Or scroll down for a travel guide.) Skiing in the […]
If you want a weekend getaway, Viamede Resort, Ontario, two hours northeast of Toronto, promises a ‘boldly different’ experience. Sitting on the shores of Stoney Lake in the Kawartha Lakes district, this 4-season destination is a unique trip into Ontario cottage country. Visiting Viamede Resort, Ontario I’m looking out at Stoney Lake, stretching and yawning after the 2-hour drive […]