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Boutique Hotel Picks – Stylish Motels In America

Since Airbnb, travelers have opted to stay most anywhere these days – a home in the woods, a tree house, a bungalow, and everything else outside of the normal hotel stay. And I suppose motel chains, or those independently owned have realized, they either need to step it up a bit, or become a thing of the past. And so, the aim to renovate, and promote the chicest of stay for a handful of motels across America, and ones you may want to consider adding to your list – you know the one – where you drive your way across the country. This applies to Americans and tourists alike – check them out: {featured image – Skyview Lodge} {for a list of other properties, go here}

Travel: For The Romance of Winter or Simple Hibernation

There is definitely a romantic feel to winter travel, even if in some places snow and freezing temps are involved. The idea of cozying up with your loved one, or not, but instead tucked under a blanket in front of the fireplace, travel in winter is wonderful, especially to destinations with the ideal accommodations from this list: Hint: Also great gift ideas for her or him.  

Boutique Hotel Pick – Carneros Resort and Spa – Napa, Califronia

Although Napa is only an hour away from San Francisco, I cannot help but plan a weekend or weekday getaway to this newly renovated spot – Carneros Resort and Spa – in the heart of Napa Valley with my best companion at my side – fourteen year old Yorkie. {photo credit}

Boutique Hotel Picks: All of Europe

I went with a list of boutique hotel picks this time around – because as you plan your over the holidays trip to my favorite continent – you may want to consider one of these wonderful hotel options. Also I am intending to distract you from all the Thanksgiving worries (for the U.S. crowd) and the rest of the world, just start the planning 🙂 Here are my favorites:      

Boutique Hotel Pick – Le Regina Biarritz, France

The weather has been crazy lately, with a glimpse here and there of warm sunny weather and then all of a sudden a downpour, thunder, lightning, and high winds, overall, making me want to get away even more – to a tropical or seaside destination somewhere in the world. While I was going through a list of places I have logged into a travel journal (yes it is paper bound), this property came up for Biarritz, a place I’ve only been to as a day trip from somewhere near by, over a decade ago, I can’t for the life of me remember any details, nor the fact if the coastal destination is something I’d like to explore. Now, I’ve done all my reading online about Biarritz, being a luxury destination near the border of Spain visited by royals and the famed Hotel du Palais, which has a history worth reading about and if you are an architectural and decor buff like I am, you would appreciate details of its renovation and such. But even still, …

Boutique Hotel Picks from Rawsilkandsaffon

I’ve been writing about boutique hotels for a while on this blog, listing all of the ones I’ve stayed in, or simply walked through, or even considered writing about in my novels. A few I have, and some I am saving for future storytelling. Either way here are some of my favorites. I apologize for all the travel posts lately, I just can’t get my mind off traveling.