Category Archives: Europe

Iceland- An Adventure in the Land of Fire and Ice

My husband, 10-year-old son and I visited Iceland for 4 marvelous days this October.  The flight from JFK is very simple with limited customs and immigration hassle upon arrival.  At 5 1/2 hours fly time the flight is a bit … Continue reading

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The Ritz Arts Barcelona – Now I know what all the fan fare is about

In short, I would highly recommend the Hotel Arts (as the locals call it).  The rooms are generous in size, very nicely appointed with large bathrooms and top end linens and bath products.  If you are a family traveling I … Continue reading

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San Sebastian – Your Next Destination when visiting Spain

San Sebastian, Spain a great destination for walking, dining, surfing and shopping. I recently spent 4 nights at the end of August in San Sebastian.  The town is tucked in the North West Corner of Spain roughly and hour south … Continue reading

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Maria Cristina is the “Go To” hotel in San Sebastian

The Maria Christina is a landmark property set one block from the old city and one block from the beach so the location could not be better.  A large luxury hotel traditionally styled with all the big hotel amenities that … Continue reading

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Tuscany, Amalfi, Sicily, Sardinia, been there done that? Looking for your next Italian destination? Head to the “heel of the boot”.

The opening of Borgo Egnazia in 2012 has put the region of Puglia on the map.  Puglia makes up the area that is considered the heel of the boot. Borgo Egnazia is a large five star luxury resort located in … Continue reading

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“When In Rome” …….stay at the Eden

You know the saying “When in Rome” Well…… “When in Rome stay at the Eden”. My family had the pleasure of a two night stay at the Hotel Eden, which has recently re-opened after a multi-year facelift.  Rome is a … Continue reading

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A Beautifully Curated Boutique Hotel on the Cliffs of Sorrento

In short, Maison la Minervetta has been one of the most pleasant hotel surprise’s I have had in a few years.   I arrived late in the afternoon to this twelve room gem that is literally hanging off the side of … Continue reading

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