By: Honey Good
I love to travel. Whether bringing my grandchildren with me, visiting friends, or traveling with Shelly, I love to experience new cultures and explore different countries. There are so many amazing cities, places, and even hotels to visit! We have compiled our favorite hotels around the world. I encourage you to look through these pictures of these breathtaking hotels and feel inspired!
1. Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong The Ritz Carlton is the highest hotel in the world as it occupies the top floors of this skyscraper. Can you imagine the picturesque photos from the hotel room?
2. Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy Venice is filled with culture and history. Located along the Grand Canal, this central hotel captures the beauty of Italian architecture.
3. Aqua Dome, Austria The Aqua Dome is a spa and ski resort in the Austrian Alps. Offering pools atop the high altitude resort, the views are magnificent.
4. Conrad Rangali Island Resort, Maldives As one of the world's few underwater hotels, the hotel room gives a rare view of the ocean down under.
5. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland Imagine sleeping under the stars...in a glass igloo. This distant location offers spectacular views of the Northern Lights.
6. Hotel de Glace, Canada This amazing work of art melts away every Spring and it's recreated every Fall. This is indeed a "once in a lifetime" experience!
7. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Those with a fear of heights be weary. This Sinapore hotel offers an infinity pool 57 stories above the ground!
By Akaisha Kaderli
When in a western country, finding table salt is no big deal. Any grocery store carries it, and usually in several varieties and brands. It’s easy to find.
By Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Because Billy and I live a lifestyle of travel, we often get readers asking us basic questions about medical tourism. Below we have the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked. How do you know if this option will work for you? The following should help you decide.
Q: I have heard the term “Medical Tourism,” but what exactly is it?
By Susan "Honey" Good
What do Nice, France, London, England, Sheldon Good and you, my readers, have to do with my feelings about relationships? Read my musings…
Nice is not the place to travel in December. It is cold and out of season. So why did we trek half way across the world to spend time in a location like Nice? A business meeting and relationships, dear readers!
My husband, Shelly, belongs to an organization called FIABCI otherwise known as the International Real Estate Federation housed in Paris, France. The organization is made up of real estate professionals from all over the world. Over the years of belonging to FIABCI we have established treasured relationships. And isn’t that what life is all about? Relationships.
By Susan "Honey" Good
Our American Airlines flight roared up into the sky over the California mountain tops, its large body seemingly out of control.
The plane banked far left and then far right, several times, rocking back and forth, then leapt up into the sky and then, seemed to be falling to the earth. Fortunately, after a time, the plane’s path leveled off.
I could sense the distress of other passengers as I sat alone in row 26, without my Ultimate Concierge, Shelly. Gratefully, I was feeling ‘as cool as a cucumber,’ thinking to myself, ‘whatever will be will be.'
Why was I so cool? For starters, I am an educated traveler and I know turbulence is not dangerous.
Popular cities like London, Paris, and Rome are spectacular. But if you’re looking for a new adventure, off the typical tourist path, you’ll adore my list of underrated European cities. Let's explore, darlings!
I am in my condo in the sky watching television. I am in shock as my eyes take in the devastated city of Aleppo, Syria. Darlings, I toured the city of Aleppo; walked the streets, visited the shops and sites of interest, talked to the people and now I am viewing this huge city in utter ruin.
I vividly remember a day 5 or 6 years ago. The mail arrived. Thumbing through it my eyes caught sight of a travel brochure: Travel to the Middle East.
“Shelly, Shelly I just found our next adventure. “World Affairs Council is taking a small group to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. We will visit the American Embassy’s; have dinner discussions with professors and tour places most Americans will never see in their lifetime.”
I did not come up for air, darlings. My excitement was contagious and my husband felt it. A decision was made that day to travel, again, back to the Middle East. This time our travels would take us to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
I've been traveling so much of late and so, one of the things I needed in my wardrobe is basic pieces that are soft, comfortable and stylish... and that can get from point A to point B without becoming a wrinkled mess. And, darlings, I am happy to share with you that I discovered just what I needed at a website called PerfectlyCovered.com.
By Susan "Honey" Good
As our jet dropped below cloud level, I was taken aback as I looked down on the capitol of Panama, Panama City! It is the most vibrant cosmopolitan capital in Central America. Sky Scrappers framed by the Pacific Ocean and the man-made Panama Canal took my breath away. I could hardly wait to touch down, grab our ride and head into the city to explore!
If you want to have a successful, joyful and stress free adventure to a new country, not a resort area, I suggest you follow ‘my Honey Good 1st rule of advice,’ darlings: Spend your monies on choosing a first rate guide. You have 2 options. You can travel with a reputable travel group such as Tauck Travel or Abecrombie and Kent or, if you prefer, you can travel with a private guide hired for you through your travel agent.
Shelly and I have traveled near and far with groups and privately. There are wonderful advantages to both and, in my opinion, there is no value in spending money on travel without investing in an experienced guide; your teacher. It is impossible to see and experience a city or country otherwise.