The Bloomsbury Hotel in London, England.
I loved everything about it and while I didn’t get a chance to explore the area very much this last trip,
I know I’ll love it. It’s steps from the British Museum and surrounded by hip restaurants.
I can’t wait to stay here again in the Fall and explore it more!
good size with lots of counter space.Restaurant – I didn’t try the restaurant but I did have room service that was excellent.
They also have a tea room I’d love to try the next time I’m there.
I felt completely comfortable in the rooms and in the lobby and loved the design.
The Metropolitan Hotel in London, England.
go-to hotels in London whenever possible. It’s location can’t be beat and it’s convenient
for the Tube. It’s also right across the street from Hyde Park which I love!
The service is outstanding and it’s a nice modern hotel.
On another note, this hotel is quite pricey but both times I’ve stayed here, I’ve used BA points or a free night through Hotels.com which makes it totally manageable in price.
If I did Rome again, I might stay closer to the Pantheon, as that ended up being my favorite area, but for first timers to Rome or people wanting a central location, this place was great!
|View from our balcony.|
|Twilight from our balcony.|
I’d highly recommend:
This gem of a property made our stay in Marrakech delightful and exotic.
If you aren’t familiar with what a Riad is, it’s basically a large house that’s been converted into separate bedroom suites and something Morocco is famous for.
It’s sort of like an American B&B, but way beyond in experience.
Riad 72 was fantastic in service and location and comfort and I’d recommend it to anyone headed to Marrakech.
Food – Out of everything at Riad 72, the food was perhaps the best of all. Every morning, a breakfast spread is there for you, set up at your own private table. The night we arrived late, they had waited to set our table with rose petals to accompany our meal, some of the best food I’ve ever had. Fatima, the cook, goes everyday to the markets and buys what’s fresh, there are no menus but you don’t need them.
Don’t forget to spend some time in the afternoon with fresh Moroccan mint tea and cookies.
After a number of positive comments on my last travel style post, I thought I’d recap what I wore to travel through New England at the end of May, as the weather was less than predictable and ranged from the low 50’s to the high 70’s in just the 4 days we were there.
Trips like that can be challenging to pack for so here’s what I brought:
-2 striped t-shirts for under sweaters and jackets
-1 light Summer jacket (no hood)
The rainboots/wellies really came in handy numerous times on the trip when were walking out on rocky beaches or in stormy weather, I could switch into them easily.
We drove most of the trip, so I just took a bag with extra items in it and threw it in the trunk, that way I was covered no matter what the weather ended up being.
Layering is also key when dressing for multiple temperatures.
We had pouring down rain one day and blue skies the next,
so it was important to be prepared for anything.
Also, on the coast, the wind tends to be much colder than staying inland, so be prepared with scarves and gloves to cut the cold harsh ocean breeze.