Top 10 destinations for spring

Springtime means sunshine, warmth, flowers and fresh brilliant green pastures, and our top 10 destinations for spring promise to bring you just that. Spring also means Easter, Passover (Pesach), Ascension (Himmelfahrt, Hemelvaart) and Pentecost (Pinkster, Pfingsten) holidays, during which many people take a few days or a week (or two) off. Here are our favorites […]

Guide to the best hidden boutique hotels around the world

Here’s a list of some of my favorite hidden boutique hotels. They’re not all in remote locations. Some are in cities such as Amsterdam, but the hotels are distinctive and quirky, definitely not boring and standard. Hill Lodge: tropical hideaway in Chiang Mai, Thailand If your idea of a holiday in Thailand does not include […]

Les Terrasses: chic artistic retreat in Ibiza

Ibiza is one of my favorite holiday destinations because it has beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants and a vibrant night life. But if you prefer to hide away in your private space and spend your days reading books, I suggest Les Terrasses, a restored finca (farm house) only 8 kilometers outside Ibiza town, on a hill. […]

Mapplr’s favorite restaurants in Ibiza

Ibiza has dozens of good restaurants for different budgets and tastes so it’s difficult to put together a list that will please everyone. Here are my favorites on the island. I like seafood, fresh ingredients and eating outdoors. Les Terrasses Carretera de Santa Eulalia, Km 1 Ibiza, Spain +34 971 33 26 43 Mediterranean […]

Can Marti: funky apartments on an eco farm in Ibiza

Ibiza has a reputation for being a rowdy, party locale but most of that activity takes place in a corner of the island. Much of Ibiza is very quiet and rustic. If you prefer to get away from the crowds while you are on the island, I recommend staying at Can Marti, an agriturismo (tourist […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Ibiza

Ibiza is my favorite island in the Baleares because it’s got everything: glorious beaches, fabulous nightlife, great food and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The island attracts a truly international and sophisticated crowd. The only touristy place to avoid is Sant Antoni, which is a tiny corner of the island. You can drive through Ibiza on a […]