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Have you ever stayed in a convent? Surprisingly, many of our fellow travel fanatics out there have shared with us that they have, indeed, spent some time staying in converted nunneries or convents. Besides the inherently peaceful aura that seems to surround these modernized convents, many of them are located in absolutely gorgeous locations, and offer the traveller a different perspective. I'd like to share our experience at El Convento, a gorgeous hotel in Old…Continue
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 10:29am — 5 Comments
Imagine my surprise to discover I wanted to write a glowing article for my newest travel series “Best of London” about a department store! (Just when did I fall and hit my head, anyways)? But no, there were no mishaps involved. If anything, our discovery was what I would term a “happy accident” as we wandered down Piccadilly Street, the atmosphere vibrant on this uncommonly sunny London day. We paused to focus on the historic grandness all around us – and what should our eyes…
Posted on October 28, 2012 at 10:04am — 2 Comments
We discovered Yal Ku Lagoon, in Mexico’s tiny, ecologically protected town of Akumal, quite by accident. Driving down the bumpy, pot-holed main road of Akumal we were on a mission to explore. As we drove, the road branched to the left, leading away from the ocean, rambling through thick jungle brush occasionally interspersed with beautiful villas. Suddenly we could see water once more, glimmering between blossoming shrubs & landscaped yards. Pulling over, we grabbed water bottles,…Continue
Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:01am
55 miles northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15, a sign indicates Exit 75, the turn off for the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest & largest state park. We love coming to this preternatural marvel of nature, named for the amazing red sandstone formations left after immense, shifting sand dunes were formed during the age of the dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. The oldest rock in the park, though has been dated at about 600 million years old. Imagine! Once an ancient sea…Continue
Posted on October 17, 2012 at 11:47am — 4 Comments