Hotel Reviews

Booking Your Summer Trip.

Booking Your Summer Trip.

Today we welcome a collaborative post from a talented contributor.  Enjoy, C. If you are currently taking a look at your options regarding a summer vacation, this blog post has you covered! YOUR HOLIDAY When going on holiday one of the most important decisions you […]

Six Senses Zighy Bay, private luxury in Oman.

Six Senses Zighy Bay, private luxury in Oman.

There are only a few properties within a few hours radius of Dubai that I haven’t visited.  Not a humble brag, more that with 12 years in the region, it’s a statement of fact.  However, there are two Oman properties which have remained on my […]

Soneva Fushi: Barefoot in paradise.

Soneva Fushi: Barefoot in paradise.

One of the best things about living in the UAE is our easy access to tropical destinations on the Indian Ocean — Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Mauritius, and of course, the Maldives.  In this island nation, there are numerous resorts and hotels to choose from.  […]

Intercontinental Hotel, Sofia.

Intercontinental Hotel, Sofia.

I think we can establish that I’m not particularly brand loyal when it comes to travel.  In fact, I’m much more likely to try a boutique hotel, or book an Airbnb than I am to build points or nights with any one chain.  While Hubs […]

The Laslett: Notting Hill charms?

The Laslett: Notting Hill charms?

Can I be honest with you?  Sometimes, I am spectacularly lazy when it comes to my vacation.  In this case, nevermind the sheer amount of sightseeing and activities London has to offer, with less than 48 hours in the city, I wanted to concentrate my […]

Desert Palm, Samāna Spa, & Rare: A triple threat close to town.

Desert Palm, Samāna Spa, & Rare: A triple threat close to town.

Having lived in Dubai for over ten years, I have been fortunate to visit Desert Palm on a few occasions (including a previous dining experience at Rare), and have always been impressed with how out of town it manages to feel, with remaining so close […]

Intercontinental Fujairah: A property without an identity.

Intercontinental Fujairah: A property without an identity.

The great thing about having a husband who’s into diving (even if you personally tried and failed epically) is that you get to visit a lot of beach destinations.  In this instance, with Hubs on his way to becoming a Dive Master, he is in need of […]

Oberoi Al Zorah: A modern coastal visit.

Oberoi Al Zorah: A modern coastal visit.

Although it may not sound that way, it’s actually been awhile since I’ve spent a night away from my villa.  I’m not sure if it’s some form of nesting, or just that I’m wildly comfortable (and productive) with my current status quo, or that friends […]

My Favorite Hotels in 2017.

My Favorite Hotels in 2017.

Although more loaded in the front of the year, I was able to stay in some absolutely exceptional properties during 2017.  And looking ahead, I’m hoping some excellent hotel stays come together in 2018 as well (the Maldives in Q1 looks like a real thing […]



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