Kurokawa Onsen: Hot Springs lodging in Japan

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 […]

Top ski hotels in Italy

Here is our list of the top ski hotels in Italy (in Corvara, Madonna di Campiglio, San Cassiano and more). Some of these hotels are family-owned (such as Hotel La Perla Corvara, our favourite in the Alta Badia region), which means you’ll get a lot of personal attention and excellent service. Hotel La Perla Corvara […]

Italy Hotels Off the Beaten Track

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 […]

The Thief Hotel Oslo: beautiful design, great location

The Thief Hotel Oslo is a fantastic place to stay because of its gorgeous interior (and exterior) design and its location, a new district called Tjuvholmen, which is still a short walking distance from the center of Oslo. Tjuvholmen has a 2-kilometre seafront (which is pedestrian and bike-friendly) with numerous restaurants and cafes, and the […]

1850 Hotel Guanajuato Mexico

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: Retreat in Caucasian Mountains

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.  

Top hotels in the Philippines

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) […]