Can Luxury Travel be Authentic Travel?

I often find myself torn. I like the finer things in life: 1st class cabins, high end food and beverage, luxury hotels.  I mean, who doesn't like to be pampered from time to time? But I also want to get the most out of my travel and really get to see "real life" in a country…

Hotel Review: Mir Amin Palace

Posted in Hotels| Lebanon| Luxury| Reviews

From the moment I walked into the reception area of the Mir Amin Palace, I felt my pace slow down. Instead of walking around the gardens, pool deck and restaurant, I strolled.  I did actually stop and smell the roses...and the fresh herbs grown in the hotel's gardens. At the Mir Amin Palace, you just want…

Hotel Review: Eddé Sands Hotel & Wellness Resort

Posted in Byblos| Hotels| Lebanon| Luxury

"You may have to call security to get me to leave" I only half jokingly said to Alice Eddé, the owner of the Eddé Sands resort and Joanne, the Marketing Manager.  I had just fallen in love with the Eddé Sands resort after a relaxing lunch and tour of the grounds and was thinking that I could live out the rest…

Hotel Review: Le Gray Hotel Beirut

Don't let the name fool you. Le Gray Hotel in Beirut pops with color at every turn. I spent a sunny afternoon at the hotel enjoying a delicious lunch with the hotel's Public Relations manager and getting a peek at what the hotel has to offer.  Truly a lovely afternoon! Towels await on the pool's lounge chairsOften…

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