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 →

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Cancun is one of the most famous travel destinations in the Americas, and with just under 5 million visitors per year, hotels are in keen competition for the tourist dollar. Continue Reading →

Hacienda Chichen Resort, Chichen Itza

“Cubana Air is always late!” were the wise words of our host, Hilda, from our casa particular in Havana. She was right. They were – an hour late. This made Continue Reading →