Archive for the ‘Rest of the World’ Category

Nine Plus Best Things to See in Vienna

Nine Plus Best Things to See in Vienna

My recent visit to Vienna originally included a twenty hour schedule of activities that suddenly was reduced to eight hours. This unexpected time challenge forced...

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“Life is but a Dream” on a Viking River Cruise

“Life is but a Dream” on a Viking River Cruise

It all started while I was watching Masterpiece Theatre on PBS and a lovely commercial showcasing people traveling to exotic destinations on international rivers...

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Villa del Palmar: A Magical Journey to Wellness in Mexico

Villa del Palmar: A Magical Journey to Wellness in Mexico

My recent trip to a remote respite in Mexico for a celebration of good health included original mock cocktails and personalized menus of vegan, vegetarian and gluten...

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La Vita Loca at La Palapa: Puerto Vallarta Beach Haunt Showcases Visiting Chef

La Vita Loca at La Palapa: Puerto Vallarta Beach Haunt Showcases Visiting Chef

La Palapa’s Executive Chef Daniel Perez, who following culinary school worked at Four Seasons Punta Mita before joining the La Palapa team, worked in tandem...

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Casa Tres Vidas: A European Style Villa of Your Own in Puerto Vallarta

Casa Tres Vidas: A European Style Villa of Your Own in Puerto Vallarta

Having spent years being spoiled rotten in some of the best hotel resorts on the beach in Mexico, including Puerta Vallarta, during my recent visit to participate...

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Happy in Thailand – Part II – Charming History of Chaing Mai Life

Happy in Thailand – Part II – Charming History of Chaing Mai Life

The short flight from Bangkok to Chaing Mai in early morning is relaxing and pleasant. I recommend picking up a coffee to sip on your way to your departure gate....

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Thailand Happiness – Part 1

Thailand Happiness – Part 1

The first half of my Thailand coverage will be focusing on the wonderful tourist venues, markets and spiritual centers in Bangkok. There is really so much going...

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Blissful Style at  W Retreat Koh Samui

Blissful Style at W Retreat Koh Samui

Walking through the entrance of the W Retreat Koh Samui is a kind of unworldly sensation. The first thing you see is the Woobar, where guests enjoy signature cocktails...

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Lebua at State Tower Hotel: “Hangover II” Cocktails & Spectacular Bangkok Views

Lebua at State Tower Hotel: “Hangover II” Cocktails & Spectacular Bangkok Views

Sirocco Restaurant, located in Lebua at State Tower Hotel, on the corner of Charoen Krung and Silom roads near the venerable Chao Phraya River, is set regally below...

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SECRETS The Vine Cancun: Grown-Up Paradise

SECRETS The Vine Cancun: Grown-Up Paradise

If you have not selected the perfect get-a-way for that special occasion coming up, or you need a break from your stressful schedule I recommend you consider an...

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