Category Archives: Europe

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Winter Wonderland

I’m back on the road, destination Norway! November will be a cold time to travel to Scandinavia, but country 186 is waiting! I’m expecting plenty of snow and low temperatures, hence the trip name Winter Wonderland. Reaching Norway means I will be on my last 10 countries. I’m really excited and so grateful to share … Continue reading Winter Wonderland

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Experience: Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan, Italy

A review of the Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan, Italy the trip Horn of Africa Tour. Highlights Opulent rooms and luxury branded decor Central location next to the train station and business district. Fine cuisine and elegant bars. Unique high-end spa facilities. Background The Excelsior Hotel Gallia officially opened its doors in February 1932 when … Continue reading Experience: Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan, Italy

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Experience: Icelandair Hotel Herad, Egilsstadir, Iceland

A review of the Icelandair Hotel Herad in Egilsstadir, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Modern property and guest rooms. Delicious East-Icelandic cuisine. High tea served daily. New conference facilities. Background The Icelandair Hotel chain is considered the premiere hotel group in Iceland. There are nine locations throughout the island and another on the way … Continue reading Experience: Icelandair Hotel Herad, Egilsstadir, Iceland

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Experience: Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

A review of the Kvosin Downtown Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Central location in Reykjavik. Playful and humorous atmosphere. Apartment style rooms. Tasty local cafe attached. Background Kvosin Downtown Hotel was recently opened in 2013 after undergoing massive renovations tailored to fit the modern traveler. The building itself dates back to … Continue reading Experience: Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Experience: CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik, Iceland

A review of the CenterHotel Thingholt in Reykjavik, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Located in the heart of Reykjavik. Modern and smart rooms and suites. Locally inspired fine dining. Relaxing and serene spa. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Background CenterHotel Thingholt is part of a group of six hotels run by the local Oliversson family. … Continue reading Experience: CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Experience: Hotel Bláfell, Breiðdalsvík, Iceland

A review of the Hotel Bláfell in Breiðdalsvík, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Service oriented family run hotel. Family friendly atmosphere. Beautiful views of mountains and bay. Relaxing sauna. Background Hotel Bláfell is a quaint little boutique hotel along the Eastern coast of Iceland. Fridrik Arnason, Hildur Hafsteinsdottir and their family still run the … Continue reading Experience: Hotel Bláfell, Breiðdalsvík, Iceland

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Experience: Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta

A review of the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in San Anton, Malta the trip A Long Malta Weekend. Highlights Elegant rooms and interiors. One of the country’s best spa facilities. Gorgeous outdoor pool area. Central location on the island close to the President’s Palace and botanical gardens. Wide variety of fine and casual dining. … Continue reading Experience: Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta

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Experience: Casa Ellul, Valletta, Malta

A review of the Casa Ellul in Valletta, Malta the trip A Long Malta Weekend. Highlights Located in the cultural heart of Valetta. Beautifully appointed and designed suites. Historic and local roots in the community. Great service team. Background Casa Ellul in Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is steeped in history. The home on … Continue reading Experience: Casa Ellul, Valletta, Malta

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Top Ten Hotels of 2015

A review of my top ten hotels experienced in 2015! Click on the available link for the review! Hotels sometimes can make or ruin an experience in a new country. Along with my 2015 favorite new countries, I also had some incredible hotel stays that I will remember for years to come. Here is my … Continue reading Top Ten Hotels of 2015