Category Archives: Europe

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Top Ten Countries of 2015

A review of my top ten countries visited in 2015! With a total of 54 new countries visited in 2015 I’ve had a wealth of new adventures and many eye-opening experiences. Here is my pick for the top 10 new countries visited based primarily on my overall experience and secondarily on the quality of the … Continue reading Top Ten Countries of 2015

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Experience: Holiday Inn Andorra

A review of the Holiday Inn Andorra in Andorra La Vella, Andorra on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Holiday Inn quality and comfort. Central location with free shuttle to the ski resort. Comfortable private event rooms. Specially designed activities and play rooms for children Great indoor pool and fitness center on-site. Background The … Continue reading Experience: Holiday Inn Andorra

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Experience: The Grand Hotel de l’Opera, France

A review of the The Grand Hotel de l’Opera in Toulouse, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Central location in the Toulouse entertainment district. Luxurious rooms with unique views of the Opera house. Elegant fine dining. Creative and classy interiors. Proactive and professional service. Background The Grand Hotel de l’Opera has become … Continue reading Experience: The Grand Hotel de l’Opera, France

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Experience: Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, France

A review of the Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port in Marseille, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Fantastic views of Marseille’s port. Fresh and simple Mediterranean dining. Fun and lively retro décor. Diverse function rooms for formal and casual events. Background The city of Marseille is one of the most historic cities … Continue reading Experience: Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, France

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Experience: Five Seas Hotel Cannes, France

A review of the Five Seas Hotel Cannes in Cannes, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Luxury travel themed design. Rooftop infinity pool and sundeck. In-room spa treatments. Chic and modern restaurants. Private yacht. Background Five Seas Hotel Cannes is a trendy 5–star boutique hotel nestled among the historical architecture of the … Continue reading Experience: Five Seas Hotel Cannes, France

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Experience: The Royal Riviera Hotel, France

A review of the Royal Riviera Hotel in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Private sandy beach. Beautiful aromatic gardens. Outdoor heated pool. Exquisite French and Mediterranean cuisine. Background The Royal Riviera Hotel has been a landmark since 1904 when it opened as the Panorama Palace. It managed to survive two … Continue reading Experience: The Royal Riviera Hotel, France

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Experience: Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Azerbaijan

A review of the Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Panoramic views of the Caspian Sea with a private beach. A plethora of onsite activities including the largest waterpark in the city. Excellent dining and bar options. Luxuriously designed rooms and details. Great service by multilingual … Continue reading Experience: Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Azerbaijan

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Experience: Hotel Majestic Barrière, France

A review of the Hotel Majestic Barrière in Cannes, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights The place to see and be seen in Cannes. Impeccable traditional French cuisine in the signature Fouquet’s Cannes. Fine luxurious interiors and facilities. Private beach and jetty. Heated outdoor pool heated and a stunning spa. Background The … Continue reading Experience: Hotel Majestic Barrière, France

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Circling Iceland

Trip planning and overview of the trip Circling Iceland where I take a weeklong road trip around country 136. Ah Iceland… The name evokes images of steaming hot springs among snowcapped mountains lit by an aurora borealis. With a unique natural environment combining lava fields, mountains, glaciers, and sea, Iceland has been high on my … Continue reading Circling Iceland