My Wellness Experience at Museflower Retreat & Spa in Chiang Rai, Thailand

My Wellness Experience at Museflower Retreat & Spa in Chiang Rai, Thailand

There's a lot to be said about taking time off to recharge and reconnect with nature. But how many of us actually do that? The end of 2019 had me running on fumes and I was craving a meaningful moment to reflect on all that the year was. After my first retreat experience in Bali, [...]

Hotel Review: 18th Century Chic at Hotel des Grands Boulevards

Hotel Review: 18th Century Chic at Hotel des Grands Boulevards

Through a wrought-iron gate and down a small tree-lined alley, you'll discover Hôtel des Grand Boulevards. What used to be a grand hôtel particulier in the 1700's is now a stylish 50-room boutique hotel that's equal parts regal, romantic and relaxing. It has all the dreamy design you would expect from designer Dorothée Meilichzon; she's [...]

Hotel Review: Mediterranean Soul at Locanda al Colle

Hotel Review: Mediterranean Soul at Locanda al Colle

The Place: A Guesthouse in the Tuscan Hills Nestled in the hills above the Tuscan coast, Locanda Al Colle welcomes guests without pretention but with all the picturesque charm you would expect from an Italian getaway. This 18th century renovated farmhouse has become a haven of art, nature, and romantic Tuscan sensibility. The contemporary and [...]

Hotel Review: Casually Luxurious at Monumental Palace, Porto

Hotel Review: Casually Luxurious at Monumental Palace, Porto

Welcome to Monumental Palace, Porto. Hi readers, I haven’t stayed at many 5* hotels in my time living abroad, but the ones I have been lucky to experience are a world of their own, each with an impeccable caliber of service, amenities, food, and design catering to a savvy traveler; the kind of traveler who [...]

Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris

Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris

A warm, hot bath in this beauty of a bathtub? Reason enough to book. On a quiet side street in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, there's a retro-chic boutique hotel in a neighborhood just far enough from the city center to taste the less touristic Paris. (Food tip: the 13th arrondissement is known for its [...]

Hotel Review: Bohemian Luxe in the Heart of Paris at Hotel Maison Armance

Hotel Review: Bohemian Luxe in the Heart of Paris at Hotel Maison Armance

Hotel Maison Armance **** A refined and relaxed space perched above the rooftops of Paris, I visited a hotel that was as light and airy as being up in the clouds might feel. Maison Armance exudes exclusive boutique vibe and from the moment I walked in I was seduced by a serene sense of place. [...]

Hotel Review: Hotel Las Brisas, A Piece of Paradise on Ibiza

Hotel Review: Hotel Las Brisas, A Piece of Paradise on Ibiza

The plane lowered over jewel-colored water and a stunning old town. I was finally in Ibiza. It was the first truly hot and sunny day I had experienced so far this year. As my taxi drove through windy roads and a lemon tree-filled landscape, I couldn't help but feel giddy at the spirit of this [...]

Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th

Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th

Tiles reminiscent of the Paris metro and the grandiose chandelier at the lobby of 25Hours Paris. My latest hotel hunting assignment took me to my favorite city in the world, Paris! After a phenomenal stay at 25 Hours Hotel Bikini in Berlin earlier this month, I was eager to stay at this anything-but-standard hotel chain's newly [...]

25Hours Hotel Review: City Meets Jungle in West Berlin

25Hours Hotel Review: City Meets Jungle in West Berlin

Soaking up the sun in my room with a sweet city view. Wild like the jungle, multifaceted like the city. After years of traveling and being away from home, I've come to love the vacation feeling of showing up in a entirely different environment, settling in, and playing local if even only for a few [...]