Unforgettable Hotels – Le Monastere des Augustines – Quebec

For centuries, Augustinian sisters have called the historic site home, but facing declining numbers, the monastery was restored and adapted to offer hotel accommodations, opening its doors to guests in August 2015.

See the full review HERE.

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Travel Tuesday – Ecuadorian Rainforest

We’re eating breakfast at a table topped with white linen, overlooking 3,200 acres of Ecuador’s Choco-Andean cloud forest. A colorful Choco toucan chirps in a nearby tree. “Nothing is impossible,” says our guide, Anderson, and I am inclined to believe him.  Read more HERE.

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Unforgettable Hotels – explora Valle Sagrado

Front Porch

This remarkable hotel – explora Valle Sagrado with unending views is located in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Unlike other hotels, the goal is getting guests off of the property, and exploring the area.  See the full review HERE.

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Atop Machu Picchu in Peru

Peru’s Sacred Valley – It’s More Than Machu Picchu

Atop Machu Picchu in Peru

Say the words Machu Picchu, and even folks who have never been there, seem to get taken with a sense of excitement.

There’s a wow factor. Perched between the Andes and the Amazon, it’s a beautiful setting, with, one might say, a flair for the dramatic. And from the historical perspective many agree it’s the legacy of the Inca civilization. Exploring is fun, you will no doubt run into one of the nearly 20 resident llamas that not only seem to think nothing of all the visitors, but seem to have a knack for posing in pictures with them.

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Lower Salt River activities

Hit a Spring Training Home Run in the Arizona Desert

The boys of summer are back.

Baseball Spring Training 2016 is officially underway and Cactus League fans are packing their bags and heading to the Greater Phoenix area to cheer on their favorite teams. The Valley of the Sun boats 15 MLB teams and 10 stadiums, but playing in the desert isn’t limited to baseball fields. Continue reading “Hit a Spring Training Home Run in the Arizona Desert”

Fresh cut tulips

Make Room for Maastricht During Your Holland Visit

Maastricht view with water

When most travelers think of the Netherlands, they think of Amsterdam. From tulips to canals and museums, its popularity is well deserved. But there’s more to Holland than just one city.

Holland’s a relatively small country so wandering doesn’t require much time. A little over two hours by car or train is Maastricht, one of the oldest cities in Holland.

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