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5 star resorts in Cabo San Lucas

11 Chic boutique and 5 star hotels in Cabo San Lucas

By Janice and George | November 14, 2018

The 5 star hotels in Cabo San Lucas are among the most deluxe in the world; the boutique hotels are cool too. (Pssst! Discover where Jennifer Aniston likes to bed down.)

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Best hotels on Kauai

5 (Now 6!) Best hotels on Kauai, the Hawaiian garden isle

By Janice and George | July 22, 2018

Where to bunk down on the garden island of Kauai? We’ve stayed at six of the top hotels, from a boutique adult getaway to a grand and gracious resort.

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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 | April 28, 2018

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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victoria falls Safari club

Victoria Falls Safari Club, Zimbabwe: Luxury near the smoke that thunders

By Janice and George | April 11, 2018

Victoria Falls is a popular stop on the safari circuit. Where to stay? With 20 suites, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is a wonderful boutique hotel near “the smoke that thunders.”

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Zazen Boutique Resort

Finding Zen at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa in Koh Samui

By Janice and George | March 28, 2018

Couples who like stylish boutique hotels and want a peaceful beach getaway will feel at home at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa. The spa offers great Thai massages too!

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Hotel Vistabella - Roses Spain

Hotel Vistabella: Coming up pretty in Roses, Spain

By Janice and George | November 16, 2017

When it comes to beautiful boutique hotels in the Mediterranean – ones with lots of blue and white that get their inspiration from the sea – Hotel Vistabella is hard to beat.

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Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge, Mozambique: A trip back in time to a forgotten place

By Janice and George | October 28, 2017

Mozambique’s Ibo Island Lodge simply oozes character; it’s a fab restored colonial mansion! Must-do: Breakfast on the sandbar under a Bedouin tent.

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Island Plantation Bocas del Toro

Treat yourself to the Bali-style Island Plantation on Bocas del Toro

By Janice and George | August 16, 2017

Romantic, a beautiful pool, eco-friendly, a cool beach club. Of course we loved our stay at the adults-only Island Plantation on Bocas del Toro, Panama!

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You’ll love these 2 peachy Mykonos hotels on the beach!

By Janice and George | July 20, 2017

Close to Mykonos town’s colorful tavernas? Check. With character and charm? Check. These two peachy beach hotels on Mykonos fit the bill.

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best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo - Hotel El Ganzo

Best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo? You’ll love Hotel El Ganzo

By Janice and George | July 11, 2017

Drop-dead ocean views from its hot rooftop infinity pool are just one reason why Hotel El Ganzo is the best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

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Hotel Havnekontoret

A luxury place to stay on Bergen’s historic waterfront

By Janice and George | November 6, 2016

On the historic Bergen waterfront, the Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), lovely rooms and complimentary meals.

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Kayumanis Bali

Kayumanis villas make a splash in Bali

By Janice and George | August 24, 2016

Kayumanis villa resorts in Bali spoiled us! Private pool, complimentary massages and airport transfers, afternoon tea – all included.

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pinnacle hotel at the pier

Reliving North Vancouver’s shipyard history at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

By Janice and George | April 4, 2016

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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Tugu Bali review

Seeking Bliss in Bali: Hotel Tugu Bali

By Janice and George | December 17, 2015

Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby.

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