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24 Hour Staycation At The Hotel Savoy

A little more than three year’s ago, Nico and I were just two friends, awkwardly navigating the transition between platonic besties to something more, which was an exciting, yet scary time. Our first kiss happened after a pizza with friends at Vico del Carmine, I didn’t want to go alone since all of my friends were in couples and Nico was my obvious partner-in-crime. An intelligent guy who could carry conversation and drink his weight in wine. After plenty of…

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Lost In Paradise In Thailand: Koh Yao Noi

It’s hard to believe that one country could have hundreds of beautiful islands, each prettier than the last in a place with so many different shades of blue, even Crayola wouldn’t know what to name them all. Periwinkle, aqua, sapphire, indigo. You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic place to spend your honeymoon than Thailand, and like two slightly tanned lovebirds, we saved the best for last. We left for what I will only describe as pure, unadulterated…

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Old World Luxury At The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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“sah wah dee khrap” Says the man opening the door at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, while he clasps his hands together and bows, a genuine smile spreading throughout his face. A delightful and humble greeting to welcome a twosome of disheveled and probably slightly stinky from a trip around the world just -married couple. We stumbled into this legendary hotel an oasis to our thirsty and tired selves, a place that dates back to 1887 when it hosted similarly weary seafarers along…

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Ad Astra Boutique Hotel In Florence

‘Thus one journeys to the stars’ is the meaning behind the coolest new boutique hotel in Florence’s oltrarno quarter, an aptly named dream hotel for the well-heeled who appreciate contemporary personal touches mingled with vintage design pieces on the picturesque street of via del campuccio. Just peek inside the first floor of an ancestral family mansion that has been brought to life and you will fall in love immediately, the place has been renovated from disrepair and now offers guests a…

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36 Hours In Tuscany’s Monte Argentario

There are so many spots along Italy’s luscious shores that people from all over the world dream about, the jagged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, or the clear-blue water along Sardinia’s northern coast and of course Cinque Terre, soon (if it isn’t already) the most saturated spot to soak up a little sun. But Monte Argentario, still remains somewhat of a surprising find among many foreigners, also strategic for its vicinity to both the islands of Giglio and Giannutri, am easy…

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One Perfect Luxurious Day in Florence

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I often get inquiries from you guys asking what I’d do for ‘just one day’ in the city, I always try to answer your emails but this is great inspiration on what I really should be writing about. This is something I have often thought about doing, so my aim is to give a few sample itineraries based on different price points of those visiting (luxury, mid-range and budget). I am skipping art galleries and museums because there will be…

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