affordable luxury

Koh Tao bungalows

Dig the hippie-chic vibe of these Koh Tao Bungalows

By Janice and George

Where to stay on Koh Tao in Thailand? We chose the beachfront Sensi Paradise Beach Resort. But we also checked out other bungalow and villa resorts on the island too. Take a peek!

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Royal Clipper ship

Sailing on the “Royal Clipper” ship

By Janice and George

She’s tall and a real beauty! Meet the “Royal Clipper.” Modeled after a great 1902 German clipper ship, the 439-foot “Royal Clipper” carries 227 passengers and is the largest true sailing ship in the world.

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Transit Hotel in Dubai Airport

Transit hotel in Dubai Airport: Brilliant for a layover!

By Janice and George

Flying long haul on Emirates Airlines? Got a long layover in Dubai? Get some zzzz’s at the convenient transit hotel in Dubai Airport.

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Global Hotel Panama

Why stay at the Global Hotel Panama? For bubbly and boutique style!

By Janice and George

Why pick the Global Hotel Panama in Panama City? How about five-star luxury, free bubbly and friendly service? Rates are really easy on the wallet too.

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VIP Cruises

Luxury Ship-Within-a-Ship Cruises on Big Ships

By Janice and George

You want the deluxe perks associated with small ship cruising (a suite, fine dining) on a big ship? Say “hello” to the exclusive “ship within a ship” concept.

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Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

7 reasons to love the overwater bungalows at Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

By Janice and George

Built on stilts over the water in Bocas del Toro (Panama), Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge has just nine overwater bungalows. And excellent snorkeling!

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luxury villas in Seminyak with private pool

In Bali, luxury pool villas in Seminyak are all the rage

By Janice and George

Once a small village, Seminyak is Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district. Villa rentals are popular here. We stayed at both The Kunja Villas & Spa and The One Villas. Great perks!

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best airbnb in victoria bc - art deco manor

Best Airbnb in Victoria, BC? These 3 are utterly charming

By Janice and George

Best Airbnb in Victoria, Canada? We’ve stayed at several Airbnb’s in Victoria and these three qualify – an Art Deco manor, a bright garden suite and a James Bay cottage.

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red tree house mexico city

Best B&B in Mexico City? The Red Tree House is hard to beat

By Janice and George

The Red Tree House is consistently rated the best B&B in Mexico City. We know why! Its tasteful rooms, yummy hot breakfast, free “wine hour” and friendly staff are hard to beat.

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Cabo airport transportation

Cabo Airport Transportation: The 4 best and cheapest transfers

By Janice and George

Taxis and the hotel shuttle bus aren’t your best Los Cabos airport transportation options. To get to your hotel, book a private or semi-private transfer in advance.

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Windstar Cruises review

Windstar Cruises Review: “Star class” ships

By Janice and George

Can affordable luxury cruising get any better? Windstar Cruises’ new “star class” yachts are winners. For one, everyone gets a beautiful huge suite.

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casa cayuco eco adventure lodge

Casa Cayuco: Eco-adventure at its best in Panama

By Janice and George

A monkey that “comes” with your cabin? Not unusual at Casa Cayuco, an eco-adventure lodge in Panama’s Bocas del Toro islands. Off-the-beaten-path, it’s a place to unplug and eat well!

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Viking Star review

World’s best ship? Viking Star review and Viking Homelands cruise

By Janice and George

What makes the “Viking Star” the world’s best new cruise ship? The all-balcony staterooms? The freebies? The spa’s snow grotto?

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Pueblo Bonito Resorts in Cabo

Pueblo Bonito resorts in Cabo: Which is best?

By Janice and George

The Pueblo Bonito brand in Cabo San Lucas offers sun, sand and sea and good dose of affordable luxury. We’ve stayed at or inspected all of their resorts. Here’s our view on the best Pueblo Bonito resort in Cabo.

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