My kind of Berlin: The luxurious Hotel Bristol Berlin

What is the first thing you think of when you hear Berlin? Maybe it’s über modern architecture and graffiti. Perhaps it’s quaint cafes and apple strudel. Probably World War II and the wall. Marlene Dietrich and Angela Merkel. There is no getting around the fact that Germany’s capital has had many lives. It’s resolute resilience […]

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A Modern Wonderland in Old Vienna: Hotel Topazz

You know how people love to joke “I need a vacation from my vacation”? It’s not actually funny if it happens to you. I think post-vacation fatigue is most likely to occur when you travel to big, foreign cities — ones that are filled with loud noises. Crowded restaurants. Strange languages. Unfamiliar beds. About 48 hours […]

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Heaven on Earth: The InterContinental Koh Samui

You know how therapists recommend visualizing a “happy place” to combat anxiety? Well, I never had one until I went to Thailand. Now, my happy place is The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort. Two weeks ago my husband and I spent three, relaxing, sun-filled days at this gorgeous resort on Koh Samui island. It has taken me a […]

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