Carmel-by-the-Sea is a grand place to be in the winter. I confess that I love visiting this artist's community any time of year, but December, January and February are often bonus months. The prices are lower, the weather is often mild in this ...

 

Vagabond's House, Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Carmel and more...



Vagabond's House, Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Carmel

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Carmel-by-the-Sea is a grand place to be in the winter. I confess that I love visiting this artist’s community any time of year, but December, January and February are often bonus months. The prices are lower, the weather is often mild in this Mediterranean coastal setting and the crowds are non existent. I was quite pleased with myself that I’d found The Vagabond’s House, a boutique inn that is pet-friendly. Who could ask for anything more?

superior king room, pet-friendly vagabond's house inn, carmel by the sea bed and breakfast

But I received quite a few more...

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#LaPlayaLiving at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, Naples Florida

sunset champagne la playa beach and golf resortThe sound of the crashing waves, unobstructed beach views with arguably the finest sunsets around is it any wonder folks who venture to La Playa Beach and Golf Resort in Naples Florida arrive to this coastal sun retreat for big time R+R.

The sun never seems to stop shining… except of course when the hotly anticipated sunset occurs. That’s Mother Nature’s cue just before she dips the sun into the Gulf of Mexico when everyone stops, eyes fixated on the horizon to wait for that...

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Mount Royal Hotel: Boutique Style in Banff National Park

Vermillion Lakes Road, Banff National Park

Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff National Park

Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is one of Canada’s most popular destinations. And with good reason. The glacier-topped peaks, shimmering turquoise lakes, and miles of forested hiking trails really do live up to all the tourist-brochure clichés.

The town of Banff, located within the national park, has a wide range of lodgings, and recently, accommodations providers have been upgrading tired, and often rather clichéd, alpine-style...

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Kid-Centric Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites

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It’s tough to travel light when you’re on the go with kids in tow. Whether it’s a car seat, stroller, or baby bottle sterilizer, there are just some things families can’t take a vacation from. Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites makes packing easy, filling its Lisbon apartments with kid-friendly accessories, so parents can focus on enjoying their family time in Portugal’s bustling capital city.

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Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites offers 37 apartments in a variety of studio to two...

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Freiburg's Hotel Victoria: History plus Eco Policies

Hotel Victoria, Freiburg, Germany (Photo by Susan McKee)Three parking places in front of the Hotel Victoria, Eisenbahnstraße 54, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, are electric car charging stations. That’s your first hint that this hotel is a “Green Hotel”.

On the roof: 200 square meters (almost 220 square feet) of solar panels produce about 20.000 kilowatt hours of current per year. (There also are four small wind turbines.) All hotel toilet tanks consume six liters of water per flush (instead of the usual nine liters). Flow...

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