Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa, Quebec

Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa, Quebec

Imagine the rural Quebec of a storybook. Tall evergreens and maple trees that blaze crimson in autumn and drip sap to be made into syrup in spring. Farmland, dotted with farmhouses and animals, rolls up from the mighty St. Lawrence River. There’s likely a charming...

Hotel G – Stylish Design in the Heart of San Francisco

Hotel G – Stylish Design in the Heart of San Francisco

Heading to San Francisco and looking for the perfect boutique hotel? Located just one block from Union Square, in the heart of San Francisco, the boutique Hotel G makes a fabulous base for exploring the city. Many of the main attractions are within easy walking distance, as is Frisco’s famous cable car.

Desert Bliss: Grand Solmar Land’s End, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Desert Bliss: Grand Solmar Land’s End, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The atmosphere at Grand Solmar Land’s End is zen-like. Though the resort is almost full during my visit, the gardens, pools and beach are quiet. I gaze out from one of several infinity pools to the sea, lulled by the rhythmic crashing of the waves. A fish leaps out of the water, foreshadowing the humpback whales which will soon make their winter appearance at this point where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.

Appetite inducing Vancouver

Appetite inducing Vancouver

I love Vancouver. Even during the height of Canadian winter it is rare for this coastal city to see snow. For the few days a year it does come, the flakes rarely last the day (at least at sea level, elevation is a different story!). Vancouver does have its hot days,...

Goats on a roof and other natural abundances on Vancouver Island

Goats on a roof and other natural abundances on Vancouver Island

What an abundance! Berries, plums, tomatoes, and lettuces coming up from the earth. Crabs, spot prawns, halibut, lingcod, and salmon fished from the waters. The fields are so full of juicy hay, alfalfa and grass that the dairies have a profusion of milk to experiment...

Step back in time at the Casablanca Hotel Times Square

Step back in time at the Casablanca Hotel Times Square

The Casablanca Hotel Times Square is a member of the exclusive Library Hotel Collection. Like its sister hotels in Manhattan, it ranks among the most popular hotels in NYC. Inspired by the romance of the film, Casablanca, the hotels ambiance is often called an oasis by guests seeking a serene escape from the adjacent Times Square Broadway Theatre District.

Everyone’s talking about American Wine

Everyone’s talking about American Wine

A mini guide, for the readers of Boutique Travel Blog, introducing some wonderful wines from the USA, written by Anna Von Bertele, wine specialist at Roberson Wine, of London.