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Donna Evans

Belize – A Diver and Snorkeler’s Mecca

Belize – A Diver and Snorkeler’s Mecca

December 4, 2020 | By

Belize is a diver and snorkeler’s mecca with the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. It is also a beautiful country with lovely people and great food. I was recently able to sample all of the above, including the remnants of Hurricane Eta, while visiting the gorgeous resort of …

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Nanuku Resort ~ Fiji

Nanuku Resort ~ Fiji

November 18, 2019 | By

When looking for an adult or family luxury, look at Fiji and the glorious resort of Nanuku, an Auberge property. Upon arrival, we were met with drums, a cold towel (very much welcome after our drive from Nadi), a refreshing beverage, as well as a Fijian lei. Though there is …

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A Stolen Heart

A Stolen Heart

September 5, 2019 | By

Arriving in the green Kalahari Desert, I could hardly wait to see the nocturnal animals, but especially the meerkats. There is a lot of wildlife spread throughout the 114 hectares of diverse, colorful, and varied landscapes, including lots of red sand. There are several varieties of antelope, as well as …

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Tswalu – Africa

Tswalu – Africa

August 2, 2019 | By

Luxury at its finest can be found here. Set in the green Kalahari Desert in South Africa you will find a unique property called Tswalu. Though it is called the “green” Kalahari, the sand is endless and a deep red, punctuated by the Korannaberg hills. The colors come alive when …

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A Great Escape In Apia, Samoa

A Great Escape In Apia, Samoa

February 22, 2019 | By

A room isn’t just a room, when you upgrade to a beautiful suite where tropical fruit is delivered at your door to welcome you. Or when the view of the ocean is available from every room.  This was our experience at the Sheraton Beach Resort in Apia, Samoa. Every detail …

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Valverde Hotel in Lisbon: an oasis of charm

Valverde Hotel in Lisbon: an oasis of charm

November 15, 2018 | By

An unexpected treat in Lisbon! When looking for a centrally-located hotel in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal, I happened upon a Virtuoso Member property called the Valverde Hotel. A former home, this cozy townhouse-style hotel opened in 2014 and is a luxury boutique property with personal service, charm and elegance. It is …

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Bucket list item: Uganda gorilla trek

Bucket list item: Uganda gorilla trek

October 9, 2018 | By

I just returned from the most amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience in Uganda, where I was able to go on gorilla trek.  Did you know there are less than 900 mountain gorillas in the wild? My group of travel companions and I were able to meet a family of them face-to-face in …

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Destination Review: Myanmar, formerly known as Burma

Destination Review: Myanmar, formerly known as Burma

January 25, 2017 | By

Third world countries offer charm and personality that attract the curious and surprise the intrepid traveler. Myanmar is no exception. The capital city, Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), bustles with activity and energy as cars barely move with multiple non-lanes of traffic and pedestrians slink between motorcycles, trucks, oxcarts, bicycles, …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort

Luxury Hotel Review: Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort

December 30, 2016 | By

Sugar beaches, charming island flavor, hospitable locals, and fresh seafood all can be found on the unspoiled island of Anguilla. The imposing palm lined drive offers a stately entry to the gorgeous Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort. Inside you will be welcomed with the essence of elegance in very spacious rooms …

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Luxury Hotel Review: Lotte Hotel Seoul

Luxury Hotel Review: Lotte Hotel Seoul

December 12, 2016 | By

A stopover in Seoul offers numerous hotel options. Depending on the preferred location and type of accommodation you are looking for her, consider the Lotte Hotel Seoul.   Top 10 reasons to choose the Lotte Hotel Seoul: 10. Location. Located in the financial city center, it is an easy pickup …

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