All posts filed under: romantic getaways

Travel: Where to Go In August

I normally travel to Europe off season or end to a season or the beginning to a season. Meaning May or Mid September through October – not so much for the great fares and hotel rates, but rather for the quiet before and after the student travelers have passed through the continent. But this list of best places to travel in August can also carry through the end of October just fine, I know, I’ve been there: {featured image} Also this How To article had me smiling – my favorite: How To Sleep Like A Pope In Rome

Travel: Coastal Towns In Italy

You know, I think I’ll just let the photos do the talking – because if you are planning a trip to Italy in the Summer, plan with coastal towns in mind – as Rome, Florence and inner cities are always too hot and too crowded. And yes, so are the beaches, but the subtle breeze and the cooling effect of the water makes an Italian vacation the most memorable. For example: On another note – I’ve always imagined renting out an entire Villa overlooking some body of water in Italy and just exist for a few weeks, while allowing my creativity to shape another novel {featured image source}

Travel: Luxury Camping

Considering I live in bear country (California), I stay away from camping – in a tent or in locations where those furry beasts could easily tear down walls and doors to get to the jar of honey I felt necessary to bring to a campground.  Gruesome I know – sorry. But I have a vivid imagination and believe everything I see in the movies – about bears that is.  😉 But I do love the outdoors, and often wish I could overcome my fears and experience ‘camp-likeness’ at least once in my lifetime. And maybe with this list, I may consider a few options – like…

Boutique Hotel Pick – La Reserve Geneva Hotel, Switzerland

I fell in love with Switzerland – two years ago, when I took a trip via train across the country for about two weeks in October. I think that was one of my favorite trips abroad. This morning as I stepped out of the commuter train; I noticed SWISS AIR ads all throughout the station – which took me back to the wonderful country I was fortunate enough to experience with its many natural wonders and health-oriented philosophy. So, with Switzerland in mind, I decided to share my latest boutique hotel pick for Geneva. Suites and Rooms Indoor and Outdoor Pools Spa and More To Indoor and Outdoor Dinning And if you are passing through Geneva, here’s a list of the best restaurants for 2019 

Boutique Hotel Pick – Heckfield Place – Hampshire, England

And here is where I wish to stay for a week or so – to simply daydream away – and nothing more… Where there are gardens to explores,  a spa day to be planned, decor to be admired and cuisine to be tried, this would be the best thing for me, I just know it                                                                                                                                                       {source here, and here}

Travel: Where To Go In May

I am taking next week off from work. A much-needed break, I’ve avoided for four years. Meaning, even while on vacation over the past four years, I tend to check my work emails and respond and or get asked for guidance on various matters from the team – thinking that nothing can get done with me. Well, I am here to say that even if nothing can get done without me at work, my brain needs some time away from the norm –  to play tourist, even if it’s just in my town, or a few towns over, I am going to make a point to experience things I have not-yet and things I haven’t for over a decade or more… so stay tuned for some interesting hopefully interesting travel topics. On another travel note – May is my favorite travel time of the year – and I love the idea of this list offering up places I haven’t been yet and are longing to explore, just not this May: {featured image source}

Boutique Hotel Pick – L’Hotel Particulier – Arles, France

Mondays are a great day to start with daydreaming – about places you wish you could go or ones you hope someone would whisk you away to – for a bit of rest and relaxation, and romance – kind of like this place in Arles, France. Details are everything