New Hotel Openings and Renovations for 2021

Quite a few of the planned openings for 2020 & 2021 are seeing some extreme revisions of the dates they plan to open or reopen. A list of my most anticipated New Hotel Openings or Renovations for 2021. Most, but not all, are Resorts, many are Luxury or Boutique properties. … Read More

Destination: Germany

Always a pleasure to visit From the Bavarian Alps to Berlin’s underground clubs, diverse landscapes and cool culture await here. Tourist Visa for US Citizens: Not required for stays under 90 days. Standard Schengen rules apply on multiple reentries. Part of the EU & Schengen Agreement. US Department of State … Read More

Destination: Costa Rica

A small country with a lot to offer This nation has bewilderingly diverse culture, climates, flora, and fauna, and landscapes range from rainforests, to dry tropical and temperate forests, to volcanoes, to Caribbean and Pacific beaches, to high mountains, and marshy lowlands. Costa Rica is an exceptionally stable and peaceful … Read More

Destination: Netherlands

One of the most charming    small countries in Europe The country’s tulip fields and windmill-dotted landscapes influenced some of the world’s best artists, the Dutch Masters. as of Feb 2, 2022 No Quarantine for those fully Vaccinated and a Booster Vaccinated travelers who have not received a booster shot a … Read More

Destination: Brussels

Belgium’s underrated capital city lures travelers with Baroque architecture, medieval history, and plenty of beer and chocolate. Brussels WikiVoyage Page A great resource for all the basic information you need for Brussels. My Brussels Information Page at Virtuoso Here is a good place to start for some additional information on … Read More

Destination: Belgium

Come for the beer and moules-frites,    stay for the scenic countryside. Although Belgium is a relatively wealthy country, it is also one of the most politically complex countries in the world. Differences in language and culture between Flanders (the Dutch speaking portion) and Wallonia (the French speaking portion) have lead … Read More

Destination: California • The Golden State

The Golden State California offers the most diverse choices than any other state, even more than most countires. City breaks, coastal trips, desert escapes, epic road trips, and mountain adventures… you can easily mix and match a variety of experiences in one incredible itinerary. Santa Barbara Information Page Los Angeles … Read More

Destination: Todos Santos • Baja California

Located north of Cabo San Lucas is the “Magical Village” (Pueblo Mágico) of Todos Santos. A sleepy little artists community, located in one of the few lush valleys in Baja. It makes a lovely place to spend the day shopping and eating, or a night or two before heading on … Read More

Destination: Abu Dhabi

A Desert Oasis Full of Contrasts Abu Dhabi is so spectacular, you might think it’s a mirage. You can be atop a camel galloping through the desert one minute and shopping at some of the world’s most high-end stores the next. You can ride a traditional abra boat in the … Read More

New Hotel Openings and Renovations for 2020

Yes, there were a few that were actually able to open, even during the Pandemic. However, many were delayed for 2021, or even 2022. And a few hotel projects that appear to have simply vanished. ZANNIER HOTELS – BAI SAN HÔ Opened December 2020 Away from the usual tourist paths, … Read More

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