Dec 26

Hotel Review: Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande Florida

Hotel Review: Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande Florida

 

A place of hushed island breezes and deluxe seaside escapes, the Gasparilla Inn and its home island of Boca Grande are one of a kind entities. The spirit is captured by a throwback approach to Florida in the old days, before booms of tourism when sleepy gulfside towns served as escapes for the social elite. The entire makeup of the Gasparilla Inn preserves this time and feel from the décor, to the clientele to the rooms and services. It is a hotel that is purposefully pre-modern and as such may not attract everyone, but it is a unique and lovely place.  Continue reading

Dec 23

Porto, Portugal: cultural and city attractions

Porto, Portugal: cultural and city attractions

Portugal is a destination that while seemingly small on the European stage is packed with marvels and delights at every turn. The Northern city of Porto is no exception. It is a city with a strong history, proud artistic and architectural achievement and the center of a world famous sweet wine industry that bears the same name. Many are beginning to explore the affordable and fascinating cityscapes of Portugal and Porto is certainly a place full of cultural zest that’s attracting attention. Continue reading

Dec 19

Hotel Review: The Fontecruz Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel Review: The Fontecruz Lisboa, Portugal

 

The Fontecruz Lisboa is part of the relatively new brand Autograph collection member to the Marriott group. This brand has put together independent properties, each with a unique personality. The Fontecruz is a hotel with many strengths, we had a great experience during our time there. Continue reading

Dec 16

Lisbon Airport Metro connection and public transportation in the city

Lisbon Airport Metro connection and public transportation in the city

The Lisbon airport is now more well connected than ever to the city as the Red line (Vermelha) runs from San Sebatiao to Aeroporto the final station. This gives one the freedom to move about the city and much of its environs with speed and ease.

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