AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

SOFITEL AUCKLAND VIADUCT HARBOUR

A beautiful hotel near the waterfront in Auckland, the SOFITEL AUCKLAND VIADUCT HARBOUR is the perfect location to experience the city while being at the waterfront.  The beds are comfortable, great linens and outstanding 'tub for two' in our room.  It's not a huge hotel which is a plus because it feels cozy and quaint.  Great stay!

PHUKET, THAILAND

THE RACHA

A 45 minute boat ride off the tip of Phuket on the island of Koh Racha Yai

The Racha is a beautiful resort with wonderful rooms and service.  The two bedroom suite with it's own infinity pool, jacuzzi tub, outdoor shower, amazing view of the beach from the comfort of your king-size bed, and all the amenities is worth the boat ride and the price.  And the warm ocean water, the beach, & the amazing snorkling are awesome.  Grab a body board and have fun in the surf, or an ATV to explore the island, and then return for cocktails at sundown.  Such a fun and relaxing resort.

The deck and view of the infinity pool of our two-bedroom suite

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

BUDDAH BAR HOTEL

The Buddah Bar Hotel and Restaurant in Prague is in a great location and a really cool, boutique-hotel vibe.  We upgraded to a suite and it was well worth the money - top floor, cozy room, almost perfection (the towels could have been better), and a perfect location near Old Town Square in beautiful Prague

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Always a favorite - separate toilet room with japanese washlet, or warm-water cleaning toilet

And this beautiful Prague Christmas Market in Old Town Square was just a hop, skip and jump away!

HONG KONG, CHINA

THE LANGHAM

THE LANGHAM in Hong Kong is a fantastic hotel in Kowloon.  The suites are beautiful and have all the amenities, including our favorite - a tub that's comfortable for two - and you can walk to all the sites, street markets, shopping, and the Victoria Docks to catch the water taxi to Hong Kong...exceptional stay and can't wait to return! 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

CROWN TOWERS

CROWN TOWERS in Melbourne is the perfect stay!  The rooms are comfortable and well thought out, including a tub for two, and the location in the CBD, right on the river with a ton of great shops and restaurants can't be beat...and, there's a casino, gaming for kids and other fun things to do!  Awesome stay, especially the suites.

DOHA, QATAR

MONDRIAN

The new Mondrian, Doha, newly opened Oct, 2017, has a lot of great things going for it.  The hotel is trendy and chic, including a very unique and cool elevator system.  We stayed in a hip 'studio suite' which was plenty big enough for two with a great, ONE OF THE BEST EVER tub and in-ceiling rainfall shower.  The room decor could be described as a bit cold and sterile, (with so much white and even marble floors), but the room itself was great.  Wonderful, comfortable king-size bed with quality bedding, mini bar (was still being 'stocked' for the expats of Qatar), Nespresso machine, great snacks, huge balcony, and lots of space.  A great staycation if you live in the region, and one of the best if you are visiting!  And, the restaurants such as CUT and MORIMOTO, as well as a sweet at MAGNOLIA BAKERY are great additions to the Doha scene.

KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT

FOUR SEASONS

Stay at the FOUR SEASONS AT BURJ ALSHAYA.  Newly opened, with the service you expect from Four Seasons, and one of the best tubs for two we've found!

MUSCAT, OMAN

SHANGRI-LA AL HUSN RESORT AND SPA

Shangri-La Al Husn Resort and Spa in Muscat, Oman is peaceful, beautiful and set in spectacular surroundings.  Try the restaurant Shahrazad - outstanding!

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

HOTEL RIVAL

Loved the boutique HOTEL RIVAL in Stockholm.  Close to everything but quite, quaint, great tub and bed and wonderful amenities and service.

SRI LANKA

CAPE WELLIGAMA

Cape Weligama is a stunning luxury boutique hotel with 5-star service and excellent drinks and food in the south of Sri Lanka--if you can get a room with your own private pool...go for it!

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM

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Loved the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, and got a great bundle deal on Expedia for flight and room.  Get a room with a jetted tub for the relaxation and the view!

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA

TERRANEA RESORT

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Terranea Resort is a great getaway especially if you live in SoCal and want a staycation

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

ME LONDON

Love ME Hotel London

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

SOFITEL DUBAI, JUMARAI BEACH

Sofitel Dubai Jumarai Beach - wonderful location, rooms and staff.  Jr. Suite worth it!  The only Sofitel that has been put on our site out of 6 different hotel stays around the world.  This one is amazing!

http://www.accorhotels.com/6146

MASSAI MARA, KENYA

RICHARD'S RIVER CAMP

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The Massai Mara in Kenya is one of the best places to see the beautiful wildlife of Africa, and Richard's River Camp is an amazing stay.  The food, hospitality, accommodations are outstanding...it will be a trip of a lifetime!

POSITANO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY

COVO DEI SERENCINI

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Gorgeous hotel in spectacular Positano, Italy, Covo dei Serencini.  Can't wait to go back!

KANDY, SRI LANKA

THEVA RESIDENCY

Wonderful service, food and views of the rainforest of Sri Lanka at THEVA RESIDENCY...get a suite with a jacuzzi tub in the front window overlooking the gorgeous mountains

MATSUMOTO, JAPAN

IZUMIYA ZENBE

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Izumiya Zenbe Onsen is an amazing experience in Matsamoto, Japan - the natural hot springs that feed the property - and your bathtub - are awesome.  And great food and service, too.  Enjoy wearing your kimono the whole time, too.

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LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA

KENDEJA RESORT AND SPA

If ever you find yourself in Monrovia, Liberia, stay at the BEST resort in town.  Why is it the best?  Because Mark was the head of construction, so you can trust it's top notch.

MAUI, HAWAII

Vacation rental sleeps 4, affordable and GREAT location (this is view from our condo balcony) - sea turtles feeding daily on the reef out front and they don't mind you taking a dip with them

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