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Hotels, Interiors, Unique Stays

Tour a Minimalist Luxury Hotel in the Desert (24 Photos)

February 11, 2016 • By

Let’s take a trip to Canyon Point, Utah, just so we can stay in this unique luxury hotel!

Looking for a Vacation Rental in the Desert? Tour this Hideaway Vacation Rental in the Utah Desert and get ready to pack your bags! #couplesgetaway #valentinesday #romanticgetaway

Welcome to Amangiri!

Amangiri is a remote hideaway, luxuriously appointed and architecturally pure, tucked into the canyons of the American Southwest. Located in a protected valley with wide and slightly surreal views, this resort offers high design, adrenaline-fueled adventure and a naturally peaceful retreat; what more could you want for a romantic getaway?

Step inside the thick adobe walls for a tour…


glamping, tent, beach house, camping, cabin
Country, Unique Stays

This Tent Puts the “Glam” in Glamping

February 24, 2015 • By

I’m a bit obsessed with glamping.  I love the idea of staying in a vintage-style safari camp with all the luxuries – a bathtub for instance, and a cushy bed, and folding chairs pulled ’round a fire at night while my adventurer friends tell tales and drink something serious.   That’s glamping – or glamorous camping.READ MORE

City, Destinations

Cityscapes and Car Windows

April 23, 2014 • By

Today I’m having fun with Passion Passport’s photo challenge on Cityscapes.  I love snapping a pic of a skyline or downtown street scene as my husband drives through a busy city.  (And to be honest, he lives for big city driving. He loves the challenge and intensity of it.  And since he’s good at it – I just sit back, stick my iPhone out the window and check out the view.)



6 Classic Cultural Destinations on the Great American Road Trip (East)

April 1, 2014 • By

Mr. H and I are now on the fourth “leg” of our Progressive Road Trip across America. If you haven’t been following, our MO is to drive for two weeks (or more), park the car at a cheap place with an airport shuttle, return home, do some work – and repeat in a couple of months. At the moment, we are covering close to 1500 miles in the Desert Southwest and I’m way behind on my blog posts.

US road trips are all about classic Americana for me. Here are six great places we’ve stopped along the way, on the Eastern part of our road trip, with an emphasis on style and design…(stay tuned for scenes from the American Southwest…)


Art & Design, Interiors, Tips

T+L Design Awards

January 14, 2014 • By
Elana Garro Cultural Center, Mexico City

Elana Garro Cultural Center, Mexico City

Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced the winners of their 10th annual design awards.  The 2014 winners include a cultural center in Mexico City (pictured above), which looks like a place I’d like to spend a few days…READ MORE

Destinations, House Parties, Interiors, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental of the Week: A Stone Villa in Greece

June 27, 2013 • By

As you know, I love renting houses, villas, apartments – heck, even barns if they’re stylish and fun – when I travel.  Here’s one I haven’t personally rented yet, but I sure am tempted!  This charming little home is called a “jewel box for two” on the Boutique Homes website.

I’ve become a big fan of One Fine Stay, and I’ve had good experiences with VRBO, AirBnb and other sites.  But I just found out about Boutique Homes when they started following my Twitter feed.  (Thanks!)

I’m impressed with the quality and diversity of their offerings – and I definitely hope to check into one of their small hotels soon, too. They have a separate section on their website for true boutique hotels around the world.