In the states, we have Labor Day weekend coming up – first weekend in September, which represents the end to summer and even marks the formal beginning of a school year. This year as we know it, is a bit off (scratch that) a lot off and planning a three-day getaway is probably on the back of everyone’s mind, considering the fires in the west, the hurricanes in the south, and rain in between. But for the sake of mental health, we should make an effort to be outdoors, safely of course, abiding by all the rules – masks, six feet apart, and everything else asked of us to stay healthy. Featured image offers up ten best places to spend the labor day weekend
Some of us (U.S.) are getting ready for the long weekend today – planning a ski trip somewhere, or just an extra day Monday to hibernate – either way I wish you all a very happy weekend and leave you with this amazing photographs of a Safari Lodge in Kenya – wondering if they rent the space for a private wedding? I mean look at that dinning room?
La Villa Sola Cabiati turned Gran Hotel Tremezzo is my choice of late for a week long R&R, simply soaking in everything Lake Como.
A good cup of coffee, pajamas, and a comfy sofa where you can sink into, and explore some interesting travel related topics I couldn’t resist posting here:
There are boutique hotels that are designed not only for your every comfort but also for that perfect escape from all things reality – such as this place in Lake Garda, Italy. Have you ever been?
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, …
I had a small get-together over the past weekend for a dear of mine going away party. There were twenty of us together, minus a couple, who declined the invitation because they had a pre-planned Tahoe ski trip scheduled the same weekend. Which got me thinking about – how fun it would be to plan a trip to Switzerland. Don’t ask why I think the way I do. But I always tend to take something simple and turn it into something more grand. 🙂 Anyway, Gstaad Switzerland popped up when I was searching for a new destination – mind you new, meaning to me. Not to anybody else in the world fully aware of Gstaad. And since I haven’t done my boutique hotel pick for a while, I decided to take this article a step further and include the Grand Hotel Park Gstaad as a place I would stay in this wonderful town for the rich and possibly even the famous.
While traveling through Rome, I spend some of the time, walking in and out of hotels, just to get a sense of what they are all about. This was the case for The Grand Hotel Plaza located so perfectly on Via Del Corso, sandwiched between the designer boutiques along the boulevard. I walked in and just from the beautiful lobby, decided this would be, where I’d stay the next time I visit Rome – which of course is coming up in September. But in the meantime, enjoy the photographs I borrowed from here and click here for everything else you need to know about Rome.