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Where to stay in Mallorca

Where to Stay in Mallorca: 5 enchanting places

By Janice and George

From castles to trendy boutique hotels to charming fincas (farm estates), there are plenty of great places to stay in Mallorca. These five are among the best hotels on the Spanish island.

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Hostal de la Gavina

A memorable coastal walk and stay at Hostal de la Gavina

By Janice and George

The coastal path from Hostal de la Gavina is one of the loveliest stretches of the Camino de Ronda. The hotel’s pool and perch above the chi-chi town of S’Agaro are sweet too.

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One and Only Palmilla

One and Only Palmilla: There’s only one

By Janice and George

For years, we’ve lusted to know why the One & Only Palmilla is so special that Hollywood royalty flock to it in droves. Now after staying here, we know.

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Best hotels in Kauai

6 Best hotels in Kauai, Hawaii’s garden isle

By Janice and George

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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Grande Sheraton Sukhumvit

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit: A grand stay in Bangkok

By Janice and George

If you love to shop, you’ll love Bangkok and the Grande Sheraton Sukhumvit. It’s smack-dab in Bangkok’s luxury shopping hub; it also boasts a fab pool in a lush resort-like setting.

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Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

Embracing History at Lisbon’s Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

By Janice and George

Built in 1870, this former Lisbon palace boasts elegant rooms and an outdoor pool in a beautiful garden setting. Bonus: The city center is a 15-minute vintage tram ride away.

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Grand Hyatt Singapore review

Grand Hyatt Singapore Review: An oasis of calm in the glitzy shopping city

By Janice and George

The Grand Hyatt Singapore places you smack-dab in the midst of Orchard Road’s shopping; when you’ve exhausted your credit cards, cool off in the rooftop pool.

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Take a peek at 10 of the world’s best hotel bathrooms!

By Janice and George

Shower in a garden in Bali, take a moonlight bubble bath in Botswana or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai – the world’s best hotel bathrooms are absolute stunners.

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Ritz-Carlton San Francisco club level

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Club Level: It’s the best!

By Janice and George

Prosecco by the fireplace? Named “Best in America” by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway, the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Club Level doesn’t disappoint.

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charming Europe hotels

5 of our favorite charming Europe Hotels

By Janice and George

As travel writers, we stay at fab places. Our fave charming Europe hotels include an old Venetian palace and a converted newspaper office.

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Halekulani Honolulu

It’s heavenly at the Halekulani in Honolulu

By Janice and George

Halekulani means “house befitting heaven” in Hawaiian. We found the elegant Halekulani in Holonulu to be heavenly with Zen-like rooms and superior service.

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new on Kauai

5 New reasons to visit Kauai (Part 1)

By Janice and George

What’s new on Kauai? Fab new restaurants. Fun new activities. Fine hotels refurbished. The garden isle of Kauai has blossomed big time in recent years. Here are 5 new reasons to visit (or revisit) Kauai.

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Falling for The Royal Livingstone at Victoria Falls

By Janice and George

The pool decorations at The Royal Livingstone kick if you walk too close to them. They’re zebras – live zebras. Indeed, many wild animals roam the grounds.

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Top Istanbul boutique hotels

Three Top Istanbul Boutique Hotels: From hip to historic

By Janice and George

From historic to hip: Pera Palace, TomTom Suites and Sumahan on the Water are among the top Istanbul boutique hotels.

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