Kurokawa Onsen Resort is a part of Minami-oguni Town, located just about in the center of Kyushu, at the base of Kuju mountains. The spa resort is built along the upper stream valley of the Chikugo River, the longest river in Kyushu, at 700 meter elevation. Because of the topography, large hotels were never built […]
The Lofoten Islands are located above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Norway, and are an excellent destination for hiking and cycling in the summer and for watching the Northern Lights in the winter. The Hurtigruten Ferry visits the Islands on its way along the coast from Bergen to Kirkeness.
To most, Italy means Florence, Venice and Rome. Tourists and queues everywhere. But there is a different Italy. Here are our favorite hotels and cities in Italy off the beaten track: 1) Palazzo Gattini (Matera in Basilicata) 2) Relais Villa d’Amelia (Langhe, near Alba in Piedmont) 3) Villa Brunella (Capri, Campania) 4) Antico Borgo di […]
1850 Hotel Guanajuato is located in the centre of this charming colonial city that was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The city, located at an elevation of 2000 meters, has played a key role in the Spanish colonization of Mexico and in the independence movement afterwards. In the 18th century, it was the world’s […]
Rooms Hotel Kazberg Georgia is a modern mountain retreat overlooking the 5000 meter Mount Kazbek peak in the Caucasian Mountains in the country of Georgia.
The Philippines is a beautiful country, but it does suffer from a lack of boutique hotels and other high end accommodations, especially outside Manila. Here are our top hotels in the Philippines: 1) Abaca Boutique Resort (Cebu) 2) Raffles Makati (Manila) 3) Shangri-La Makati (Manila) 4) Fairmont Makati (Manila) 5) Club Paradise Palawan (Coron) 6) […]
Here are Mapplr’s updated top 10 travel tips. (1) In Italy (and other countries with a rich history, food culture and tradition of hospitality, like Japan) go off the beaten track. You will avoid the crowds, pay much less for hotels and restaurants and still see unique sites. (2) Don’t waste your money on renting […]