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Esbelli Evi is a charming cave hotel in Cappadocia

Esbelli Evi cave hotel: Fairytale charm in Cappadocia

By Janice and George

Carved into Cappadocia’s rock cliffs, Esbelli Evi is a charming boutique cave hotel. Its 13 rooms and suites are cocoons of comfort, with kilim rugs and lace curtains made by the owner’s mother.

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Mexico bus

First class Mexico bus service like flying business class

By Janice and George

First class bus in Mexico? Indeed! We rode first class Mexico buses between several colonial Mexican cities, and found them to be a little like flying business class.

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Pueblo Bonito resorts

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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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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best airbnb in victoria bc - art deco manor

Where to stay in Victoria, BC? Utterly charming Airbnb’s and hotels

By Janice and George

Where to stay in Victoria, BC? We’ve stayed at several utterly charming Airbnb’s and hotels – like this Art Deco manor and historic B&B.

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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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Villas in Seminyak with private pool

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

By Janice and George

Seminyak is Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district, and villa rentals are popular here. We loved both The Kunja Villas and The One Villas. Great perks!

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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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Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

Dig the shipyard history at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

By Janice and George

See cool yellow cranes and maritime artifacts in the old shipyard building site outside the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, a great 4-star hotel in North Vancouver.

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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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