One of Zurich's premium destinations, Hotel Baur au Lac is a member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel has gained a reputation for its quality of service and the comfort of its rooms.
My wife needed a break. Michelle works a demanding job with a lot of responsibility. Most days she wakes up at 5:00 AM to answer emails and get organized for the day's meetings. For exercise she takes long walks on the beach with friends, but only on the weekend. For her vacation, she told me she needed to go somewhere quiet, relaxing and healthy.
The best hotels are prized as much for their locations as for their creature comforts. You will certainly choose the Widder because of its 5-Star qualities and because it is located in the heart of Zurich's Old Town.
I love to fly. I am still amazed by the elegance of a sleek airplane taking to the air and gliding above cities, mountains, grassy plains and vast oceans. Flying on a new airplane, one that is beautifully appointed and well designed is one of life's great pleasures.
"There! Do you see it?" Deirdre Whalen from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary called out, but I didn't hear her in time. I turned but missed seeing the baby humpback whale breach not far from two groups of student kayakers just off shore.
A member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World, Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a quiet oasis of luxury with 5 Star comforts on the boundary of one of Costa Rica’s wildly beautiful nature preserves.
Most travelers to the Netherlands are familiar with Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague. Travel more widely and discover the Holland that locals know and love. Almost on the Belgium border, Maastricht is where people who live in fast-paced Amsterdam come to relax.
Amsterdam is a city of world-class museums. Three of the best, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, are open after multi-year renovations. Bordering the expansive Vondlepark, the museums attract millions of visitors every year.
With Downton Abbey comforts, Llangoed Hall is a good refuge for those in need of a quiet escape from their busy urban lives. Located close by the expansive Brecon Beacons National Park, Llangoed Hall gives travelers the opportunity to explore a countryside rich with history and natural beauty.
The Lausanne Palace opened in 1915 and quickly became one of Switzerland’s better known Belle Époch hotels. A member of the Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, the 5 star Lausanne Palace embraces elegance, old world hospitality and state of the art technology.