To me, hotels are so much more than a place to sleep. Hotels are part of the destination experience. Each one of the hotels featured here is carefully curated by me personally. I write about hotels often on this blog so please do a search on the sidebar if you are inquiring about a specific city or hotel. 


North Carolina

#OutaboutNC: Five Family-Friendly TimeShare Resorts (Mountains to Coast) 
The American Girl Experience at Renaissance South Park in Charlotte
4 N.C Hotels that Include Breakfast in the Room Rates  (#IGTravelThursday)
The Fearrington House Inn (Pack Your Bags, July 2014)
        Fearrington House Restaurant 
        #IGTRAVELThursday: Fearrington Belties Live the Five Star Life
The Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands, NC (Pack Your Bags, May 2013)
        Beauty Secrets from the Old Edwards Inn Spa 
The Spa at the Umstead Hotel (Sept.2013)
   Spring Clean DIY Facial Tip from the Umstead Spa (March 2014)
 The Inn on Biltmore, Asheville, NC (Pack Your Bags, April 2013)
        Traveling with Kids to the Biltmore Estate
         Antler Hill on Biltmore Estate is Great for Family Travel 
Asheville Hilton in Asheville, NC
The Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC (Pack your Bags, February 2013)
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NC (Pack Your Bags, December 2012)
The King's Daughters Inn, Durham, NC (Pack Your Bags, August 2012)
The Mast Farm Inn, Valle Crucis, NC (Pack Your Bags, May 2012)
     Why Picturesque Blowing Rock, NC is a Must-Visit Town
      Top Five Reasons to Visit N.C's High Country in the Summer
The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC (Pack Your Bags, but not overnight visit, March 2012)
The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, Charlotte, NC  (Pack Your Bags, Feb. 2012)
     The Spa
     The Gallery Restaurant 
     Five Family-Friendly Attractions Not to Miss in Charlotte, NC

The Esmeralda, Chimney Rock/Lake Lure, NC
Swag Country Inn, Waynesville, NC

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Resort


Walt Disney World Yacht Club, Orlando Florida (In-person visit 2013)
Marco Beach Ocean Resort, Marco Island, FL
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami, FL
Walt Disney World Beach Club Resort, Orlando, FL (In Person Visit in 2010)
Inn by the Sea, Seaside, FL


Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, Georgia (In-person visit-July 2014)
Holiday Inn Express, Savannah Historic District Riverfront (In person-July 2014)
Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (In Person Visit in 2008)
Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead  
Wednesday's Wish We Were Here: Savannah
Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf and Spa Resort
Smart Savvy Hotel
Wingate Inn by Wyndham, Buckhead


The Primland Resort, Meadows of Dan, VA (Pack Your Bags, May 2014) 
The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA (Pack Your  Bags, Nov. 2013)
The Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA (Pack Your Bags, Sept. 2013)
 The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA (Pack Your Bags, Sept. 2012)
The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA (Pack Your Bags, Nov. 2012)

Washington D.C. 

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C.  (Summer 2015)
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City  (Summer 2015)
Grand Hyatt Washington D.C.  (Summer 2015)


Toronto, Ontario
Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square (Pack Your Bags, June 2013)


Kristiania Lech, an Alps Ski Hotel

George Inn Hotel, Bath
The Goring Hotel, London

Relais Christine, Paris

Blue Palace Resort and Spa, Crete

Fairmont St. Andrews

The One and Only Palmilla Resort, Los Cabos

South America
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

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