Category: Featured Lodging

Cool Coastal Hotels in San Diego, California

Alila Marea Ocean Resort - Coastal Hotels in San Diego

There is no shortage of cool coastal hotels in San Diego. And, there is nothing quite like staying near the beach and enjoying the sounds of the waves and wildlife, while feeling the exfoliation of sand between our toes. The lure of the coast is undeniable. Maybe it's because humans,...

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This is what it’s like visiting the Maldives and Kandima Resort

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A trip to the Maldives is one of those once-in-a-lifetime bucket list adventures. It’s something that has been on my personal bucket list for many years after seeing the stunning images and videos from this far-off-place in the middle of the Indian ocean. A place with mind bending shades of...

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Paradisus Resort: Affordable All-Inclusive Luxury in Los Cabos Mexico [video included]

Paradisus Resort Los Cabos

The Paradisus in Los Cabos Mexico is an affordable all-inclusive luxury resort surrounded by lush gardens, desert landscapes and exquisite touches throughout. I spent a week at the Paradisus Los Cabos and had a fantastic time. There are seven on-site restaurants, including one run by a Michelin Star chef called,...

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Top 5 Airbnbs to add to your bucket list

Travelers these days want something a little different from their vacations. While big resorts and boutique hotels are still obviously popular, plenty of people look for something a little more authentic when they travel. Genuine experiences, local culture, and a chance to experience the reality of life in the destinations...

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Best places to stay in Jamaica – Along with an incredible story of my first visit

Beautiful wild and exotic Caribbean beach

This is a short compilation of some of the best places to stay in Jamaica, along with an incredible story about my first visit to the Caribbean island. Jamaica is a Caribbean island with lush landscape and a laid back vibe. This tropical island has beautiful mountains, rain-forests and sandy...

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Sant’Egle offers a remarkable reprieve from the mundane

Sant'Egle in Tuscany - Photo by: Mike Shubic of

The Sant'Egle Agriturismo Biologico (organic farm) in Tuscany offers guests a remarkable experience well beyond the typical lodging experience. Staying at Sant’egle is refreshingly different thanks to Erika and Alessandro, two well traveled and thoughtful people who have created a respite sanctuary that you simply must put on your bucket...

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The Spanish treasure of Omni Montelucia Resort

Ensconced between Phoenix and Scottsdale, in an enclave known as Paradise Valley, is the magnificent Omni Montelucia Resort. The Montelucia is modeled after an idyllic village in the hills of Spain. For centuries, Spanish explorers ventured to the Southwest in search of treasure. Upon finding such riches, fortune seekers left...

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Hotel Adeline: Affordable Scottsdale Sophistication

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Located in the midst of central Scottsdale, Hotel Adeline is one of the newer hotels to open in the “West’s Most Western Town.” The expansive lobby shares its space with many communal sitting areas and flows into a lounge, which flows into an outside patio overlooking the pool (thanks to...

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Aravaipa Farms: A wilderness retreat in a canyon hideaway

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Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn is set amidst a distinctive and remarkable backdrop within the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona. What makes this area so special is the perennial stream that flows through Aravaipa Canyon, along the base of the Galiuro Mountains. This spring-fed stream spawns lush and mature vegetation...

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Amangiri: A look at ultimate exclusivity

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Amangiri is one of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in the world. It's one of those places that, if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. There are five star resorts, and then there are properties like Amangiri that are exclusive to the very...

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