Regardless of how much I love traveling, I’m gonna be honest – long-haul flights are brutal, especially flying coach! Before I got the hang of it, I would board all excited but too many hours later, arrive feeling achy and irritable and trying not to glare at the immigration officers 🙂
Congrats! You are about to embark on your first, most romantic and best vacation as a newly married couple! See below for a few guidelines to help you along the way…
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Wanna see how much I can do in two days in Bordeaux? Well, when time is short and you have excellent hosts and like minded peers, you get your fancy, okay, comfortable walking shoes, your shades and scarf and you hit the road. Continue reading “Two days, one night in Bordeaux”
FAM (Familiarization (hosted) trips) are meant to wow and truly showcase the best that the host has to offer and this trip certainly wowed me! 10 days in the south of France may be too short for some, but with a great, well thought out itinerary, it can be quite fun and intoxicating…pun intended. Continue reading “Southern France in 10 Days”
Exotic foreign travel doesn’t have to be scary. With the right precautions and preparations, your venture to a foreign (language) country can be quite exciting, especially if you learn a little about the culture and common greetings before getting there. This is especially relevant if you do not speak, write or read the local language. But what a wonderful way to get outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself!
Family Fun at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun
What do you do when Aeromexico advertises amazing flight deals from USA to Mexico? You buy four plane tickets for less than what it would cost to buy two tickets from your favorite legacy airline and whip your family away to the impressive, all-inclusive luxury resort – the Hyatt Ziva!
After battling traffic and 1 million “are we there yet?” (Yes I counted), we finally made it to San Antonio and not a drop of rain! This is great since the weather forecast predicted rain and thunderstorms for our entire stay at the JW Marriott Resorts & Spa in Hill Country. But what could we do? Continue reading “Not So Spring Break at JW Marriott Hill Country”
Swanky. Kinda like a 1930’s Chicago speakeasy meets Brooklyn 2003. But don’t let the ambiance fool you, this bar serves up a wide variety I’m here not for the cocktails, but for the whisky, specifically the whisky tasting set. Continue reading “Brillant Whisky Bar Tokyo”
Sexy and sophisticated with hidden details that both surprise and delight. This luxury hotel, situated next door to Jing’An Park and Temple as well as a myriad of shops and restaurants, is quite aptly branded as an urban resort. The Puli Hotel & Spa in Shanghai discreet entrance is set back from the main street which sets the stage for the resort experience I was about to encounter. Continue reading “Puli Hotel & Spa Luxury Hotel Review”
- no street names – how on earth is one supposed to find places?
- English is not widely spoken – there goes asking random locals for recommendations
- almost everything is in Japanese – come on, really?