Trying to find the perfect place to stay in a new destination is an exciting challenge as a home away from home looks different for everyone. Are you someone that likes to be right in the action or are you looking for a secluded getaway? Do you prefer a beach villa or a cabin in the mountains? 

Over the years, I've curated several lists of unique and beautiful accommodations in various destinations around the world. On this page, you'll find articles with those lists as well as other hotel reviews that I've written.  

My plan is to continue writing articles with accommodation suggestions so stay tuned on the blog to see when a destination to which you're traveling is featured!

Trying to figure out where to go for your next adventure? Check out the Destinations page for inspiration.

Happy travels!


January 25, 2024

Planning a holiday to Koh Samui, one of Thailand’s lush tropical islands, is an exciting task and choosing the perfect place to stay is a large part of it. Whether you’re looking for a 5-star luxury resort, affordable beach hotel, or a secluded jungle hideaway, Koh Samui has plenty of beautiful accommodations from which to choose. With so many options, it can be an overwhelming search. To help you get started, I’ve curated a list of highly-rated Samui accommodations, with a few options for every budget.

18 Beautiful Places to Stay in Koh Samui, Thailand

January 21, 2022

With a interesting mix of traditional Amish country life and a trendy downtown core, Lancaster, PA is a great place to spend a few days or a weekend getaway. While Lancaster City offers art galleries, theatres, and historic buildings for city lovers, the sprawling rural farmland of Lancaster County provides a serene country escape. No matter what type of trip you’re planning, these unique places to stay in Lancaster, PA offer a perfect home away from home.

14 Unique Places to Stay in Lancaster, PA

October 19, 2021

As other countries return to a semblance of normal, Hong Kong’s quarantine policies continue making it onerous to travel to the city. Recently returned to Hong Kong from the U.S., I’m in my third week of a 21-day hotel quarantine. So, it’s the perfect time to share a detailed look into my travel and quarantine experience with helpful tips and lessons learned along the way.

21-Day Hotel Quarantine in Hong Kong: Everything You Want to Know

June 24, 2021

Nestled in the cozy Hebe Haven, or Pak Sha Wan, neighborhood of Hong Kong with a stunning waterfront location, The Pier Hotel is an excellent place to relax for a couple days. Nearby to hiking trails, beaches, plus delicious restaurants in Sai Kung Town, you can have a quiet getaway without sacrificing comfort. In this article, I’ll review our recent stay at The Pier Hotel so you can see what it’s like to stay there.

Our Stay at The Pier Hotel in Sai Kung – A Review

May 31, 2021

Boasting of 22 miles of gorgeous coastline, Jacksonville Beach, Florida is a fantastic destination for a beach vacation. Whether you’re planning a trip for the whole family or a couples’ getaway, you’ll find a wide variety of beach rentals from which to choose. To help you start your search, I’ve curated this list of beautiful, highly-rated beach vacation rentals in Jacksonville, FL.

11 Beautiful Beach Vacation Rentals in Jacksonville, FL

April 29, 2021

Just a short drive from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia’s wine country is a picturesque spot offering the perfect escape from everyday life. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a trip with friends, finding the right place to stay only enhances the experience. To help you find the best accommodations, I’ve curated a list of amazing Northern Virginia vacation rentals and Airbnbs in the heart of wine country.

21 Amazing Airbnb & Vacation Rentals in Northern Virginia’s Wine Country

November 24, 2020

Since the end of 2020 is drawing near and international travel still seems like a distant dream, another staycation treat in Hong Kong was in order. For our second staycation, my friend and I chose The Peninsula Hong Kong. This historic hotel on the Kowloon Peninsula is known for its colonial elegance and luxury. Combine that with an incredible staycation + dining package deal and we couldn’t resist! In this post, I’ll share my staycation experience and overall review of The Peninsula Hong Kong.

A Splendid Staycation at The Peninsula Hong Kong

September 1, 2020

As 2020 crawls along, the coronavirus continues to make international travel difficult. If you’re used to traveling frequently, you probably agree with me that it’s been strange to be stuck at home for so long. A couple weeks ago, a friend and I decided to break out of our routines with a staycation at the Mandarin Oriental in Central Hong Kong! I’ll share our experience so you can decide whether this is a treat you’d like to try for yourself!

Luxurious Staycation at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong



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