The Courtyard focal point is a glimmering pool.

The Setai Miami Beach: Luxury Hotel

The Setai Miami Beach I have never experienced anything like The Setai luxury hotel in South Beach Miami, Florida. The hotel’s Asian style hospitality transports you out of busy Miami into a cocoon. Not only do you feel protected, but the staff pampers you until you ultimately unwind. Your transformation begins when you step inside the brown and tan toned hotel designed with simple furnishings. … Continue reading The Setai Miami Beach: Luxury Hotel

The Glockenspiel figurines represent Bavarian history.

Germany Points of Interest

Germany Tips and Surprising Facts Octoberfest 2018 Octoberfest in Munich, Germany, is a once in a lifetime experience where you can feast on local food and beer. Plus you can listen to music, dance, or check out the carnival rides and booths. Most importantly, the 2018 Octoberfest runs from Saturday, September 22, to Sunday, October 7. Additionally, check out my photos from the 2017 Octoberfest … Continue reading Germany Points of Interest

The Tower of London had a torture dungeon.

Delve into the Tower of London History

Tower of London History The Tower of London, built in 1078, was a royal residence and sanctuary. Moreover, it served as a fortress, armory, barracks, prison, and a place of torture and execution. Additionally, it held exotic animals, and it secured the Crown Jewels and the Royal Mint. Tower of London Facts The fortress offered its raven birds protection for hundreds of years. According to … Continue reading Delve into the Tower of London History

Old Town Salzburg is a UNESCO Worlds Heritage site.

Top Places to see in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria  Six Hours in Salzburg We had planned to explore Salzburg, Austria and the ancient UNESCO buildings like the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Plus, the Salzburg Cathedral and venues from The Sound of Music were on our list. Additionally, we also wanted to peruse the Hagenauerplatz shops.  Hoping to see as much as possible, we took the 10 a.m. train from Munich to Salzburg and arrived around … Continue reading Top Places to see in Salzburg, Austria

Belmond El Encanto is a beautiful wedding venue.

Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara, Hotel Review

 BELMOND EL ENCANTO Belmond El Encanto is a luxury hotel with 92 suites or rooms located in the hills below the Santa Ynez mountains. Most importantly, the Belmond offers spectacular views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Though the hotel opened in 1918, in 2004,  Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. purchased the hotel and spent seven years on renovations. When I visited recently, I based my hotel … Continue reading Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara, Hotel Review