ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

Finding our way out of busy Kyoto train station was swift and problem-free, and we were soon aboard the complimentary shuttle bus to the ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto. The driver, Continue Reading →

ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky, Kanazawa

Our visit to Kanazawa provided us with our first Holiday Inn experience, and first impressions were extremely positive. The ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky appeared to be breaking stereotypes from Continue Reading →

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

In the area surrounding the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the traffic was gridlocked, and security procedures were thorough, and thus, time consuming. The residual precautions from the 2008 terrorist attacks Continue Reading →

The Gulaal Hotel, Jaisalmer

Children playing in the dusty, unpaved street watched as our car slowly drove past. The cows with swishing tails didn’t even bother to glance our way. Our driver was trying Continue Reading →

Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner

The approach to Laxmi Niwas Palace down the long driveway evoked an Indian Downton Abbey episode of my imagination. The pink stone from Dulmera was the perfect medium with which Continue Reading →

Pearl Palace Heritage Boutique Guesthouse, Jaipur

There is much competition in Jaipur for the tourist dollar, in all aspects of the industry, but no more so than in the accommodation sector. Most people want the romance Continue Reading →

The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha

When planning our trip to this part of Scotland, all we knew was that we wanted to stay somewhere close to some great highland walks, it had comfortable accommodation, good Continue Reading →