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Ecuador has now become one of the most treasured tourist adventures in South America. Sitting right on the equator it has a unique combination of great cultural wealth, natural and archaeological sites where tourists can bond with nature and history.  Salinas Beach is just one of the idyllic places to relax with both high quality and value hotels, where you can enjoy the beach, watch an indescribable sunset and enjoy the boardwalk for a very romantic evening. This exciting country will be featured in a special issue coming in 2017.

The Guard that looks after Buckingham Palace is called The Queen's Guard and is divided into two Detachments: the Buckingham Palace Detachment (responsible for guarding Buckingham Palace) and the St James's Palace Detachment (responsible for guarding St James's Palace).

 

On our list of must stay "hotels is the prestigious 5-Star Baglioni Hotel located in Kensington, one of the most elegant areas in London, opposite the famed Kensington Palace and Hyde Park with its beautiful gardens. With 67 stunning rooms, the Baglioni is an exclusive retreat from the pressures of everyday life. Although situated in the heart of London, this boutique hotel is Italian through and through, a very fine example of "Uno Stile di Vita!" (A Style of Life). The moment you walk into the lobby you feel the Italian hospitality and experience a sense of luxury that is put into every detail of the hotel. The hotel is a short distance from the Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. The unique touches like the chauffeur driven Maserati Quattroporte available to guests at no charge for short trips and your personal butler ensure that your stay is an unforgettable one. You will always remember the hospitality shown by the hotel's staff. 

 

 

www.baglionihotels.com

 

 

As we continue our series on London. It is time to focus on another one of London's best hotels. One of our favorites is a 5-Star Luxury & Boutique Hotel in central London with understated elegance, impeccable service and authentic English grandness. It is the kind of hotel for those who wish to enjoy the ambience of a traditional English hotel, set in a very quiet environment. A favorite of film stars and royalty with understated elegance and authentic English grandness, the Draycott Hotel is more than just a 5-Star town house suite hotel; it occupies three red-brick Edwardian homes just around the corner from Chelsea's Sloane Square and Kensington. Staying in this elegant town house will evoke a sense of old world romantic charm and elegance for which the city of London is so famous. Here you will feel as though you are home. Perhaps, the most unique feature of this hotel is it really makes you feel that you are in your own home in London with your favorite house staff.  


www.draycotthotel.com 

On the other end of the spectrum is the exciting Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel located in the heart of the theatre district. This 5-Star hotel dominates the corner of Leicester Square, famous for its glamorous film premieres. This luxury hotel is one of our top choices because it combines grandeur with elegance, comfort and value, everything a great hotel should be - plus an exciting location close to all the major attractions including Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Soho, China Town, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Regent and Oxford Streets. We love this hotel for its location and the décor of the rooms, which are richly appointed, luxurious with beautiful marble bathrooms and designer furnishings. Everything about this hotel is perfection. 

www.radissonedwardian.com/londonuk_hampshire 

 

The Florida Keys unique laid-back atmosphere is a world away from big cities and theme parks that now dominate most of Florida. Although it was long ago that Florida's ambiance was able to lure renowned novelist Ernest Hemingway to reside in Key West throughout the 1930s, when he drew creative inspiration from the subtropical island's lush environment. Inspiring some of his most famous works including "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "To Have and Have Not" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Today the laid-back atmosphere of this small, 2-by-4-mile island probably still nurtures the talents of more writers per capita than any other city in the country.
 
The keys are a chain of islands that begins just south of Miami, connected by the Overseas Highway’s 42 bridges — one almost seven miles long — over the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The famed highway was designated an All-American Road, the highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program and it really is a spectacular adventure. Key West is situated closer to Cuba than to Miami and once you arrive in Key West you sense you have arrived in a special place. 

 

Nice place to stay in Key Largo is the Bay Harbor Lodge a cozy bay front resort situated on 2.5 acres of lush tropical foliage.

This is a great value and Peg Laron is the owner and  with 15 rooms, there is never a crowd on the resort's private beach. They even offer free kayaks and homemade muffins.

 

Bay Harbor Lodge

97702 Overseas Highway, mile marker (MM) 98

Key Largo FL 33037

305-852-5695

www.bayharborkeylargo.com

 

On the way to Key West spend at least a day in Key Largo where you will find the iconic vessel the African Queen made famous in the 1951 movie of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn she still remains a timeless classic. This famous steamboat is available for daily canal cruises and dinner cruises in the Port Largo Canal area and also for private events.

 

The African Queen was built in LythamEngland in 1912 for service in Africa for the East Africa British Railways company. She was used to shuttle cargo, missionaries and hunting parties across the Victoria Nile and Lake Albert which was located on the border between the Belgian Congo and Uganda. In 1951 she starred in the famous movie directed by John Huston. Afterwards she remained in service in Africauntil 1968 when she was brought to the United States working in San Francisco, Oregan and Florida. She has been the pride and joy of  Key Largo since 1982, where she is registered as a National Historic site and in 2012 celebrated her centennial year.

 

Don't miss the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum which is across the street from the Lighthouse INN nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West.

 

Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote here for more than ten years. Calling Key West home, he found solace and great physical challenge in the turquoise waters that surround this tiny island. Step back in time and visit the rooms and gardens that witnessed the most prolific period of this Nobel Prize winner's writing career.

 

As you wander through the lush grounds and enjoy the whimsy of the more than forty cats each with a unique celebrity name that live here. There is also entertaining and educated tour guides that give insightful narratives and are eager to answer questions.

 

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

907 Whitehead St

Key West FL 33040

305-294-1575

www.hemingwayhome.com

 

Imagine, waking up in a charming historic inn surrounded by the beauty and warmth of tropical Key West. Hey, that's the Lighthouse Court! Located next door to the Key West Lighthouse Museum and across the street from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Just one block off Duval Street, the location affords instant access to some of my favorite things to do in Key West including the Mallory Square sunset celebration, Sloppy Joe’s Bar and the Southernmost Point marker in the U.S. 

 

The guest inn is comprised of ten “conch” buildings spread out on half a city block the buildings date from 1890 to the 1920’s. The architecture is typical for old Key West, featuring one and two story buildings that have tin roofs, wood siding, open porches, and french doors. You really feel the history of Key West and the hotel is best suited to couples, as most rooms provide one guest bed. Other features are the first class service, a large heated pool, Continental breakfast and free WiFi are part of the experience. Quick tip, the Hemingway Suite is one of the nicest hotel suites in Key West. Perhaps the best features of the hotel is free parking.

 

http://www.historickeywestinns.com/the-inns/lighthouse-court

 

When you arrive in Key West and get settled. I suggest going to the Sunset Celebration which is a nightly “street carnival” at Mallory Square overlooking Key West Harbor. It is a nightly homage to the setting sun and features arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics, musicians and more. Crowds of visitors from around the world flock to the celebration each evening to observe and applaud the setting of the sun over the water.

 

www.sunsetcelebration.org

 

 

The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail is the 110-mile trail around Lake Okeechobee that can be walked, hiked, mountain biked or horseback ridden. Most of the Trail is on top of the 35-foot high Herbert Hoover Dike. Its height allows for excellent views and vistas of the lake. 

 

Captain Dennis is knowledgeable and finds the gators  his boat holds five or six people. Unlike the other companies who pack guests in so you really do not get the true airboat experience. We consider this the best airboat in South Florida.

GatorHunt Airboat Rides

ABC News Travel - Mainstream reliable travel coverage.

About Travel - Budget Travel’s website chalk full of useful info.

The Adventurists - Never boring.

Airbnb - It is the 21st century.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Travel - travel section.

BBC Travel - Still England’s best travel section.

Boston Globe Travel - One of the dozen travel sections still around.

BreakingTravelNews - A daily source of PR pieces..

Business Travel News - Well, err, business travel news.

BuzzFeed Travel - New to the travel scene in 2015—who knew?

CBS News Travel - Filtered headline travel news.

Chicago Tribune Travel - Last travel section left in The Windy City.

Conde Nast Traveler - The magazine, just online.

CNN Travel - Up-to-date travel news.

Consumer Traveler - Know your traveler rights...all three of them!

Eat Your World - Find good food worldwide.

Elliott - Christopher Elliott’s consumer-oriented travel website.

Fest 300 - Find local festivals.

FlightStats - A great way to find alternative airport routes.

FlyerTalk - For road warriors and mileage geeks alike.

Fodor’s Travel - The guidebook online.

Frommer’s - The online guidebook.

Frugal Travel Guy - Helping regular travelers.

Frugal Traveler - NYT’s resident travel blogger Seth Kugel.

FT Travel - England’s Financial Times travel section.

The Global Scavenger Hunt - Fascinating look at the world.

Globe & Mail Travel - Canada’s weekly travel section.

Gogobot - A useful travel site.

Google Flights - Research travel tool.

Great Circle Mapper - Fun site to map out all your travels.

Guardian Travel - England’s Guardian weekly travel section.

Gulliver - England’s Economist magazine travel blog.

Hipmunk - Keeps Kayak honest.

HomeAway - To see like a local you have to live like a local.

HomeExchange - To see like a local you have to live like a local.

Independent Travel - England’s Independent newspaper travel section.

Intelligent Travel - National Geographic’s travel blog site.

International Travel News - Information for high-frequency travelers.

In Transit Blog - New York Times daily travel blog.

JohnnyJet - The established travel insider.

Kayak - Still the best way to check all your flight options.

Lonely Planet Blog - Always motivating.

Los Angeles Times Travel - Travel section

Miami Herald Travel - Travel section.

The Middle Seat - Wall Street Journal’s travel outlet.

Moving Worlds - A website for global volunteer opportunities.

National Geographic Travel - Old yellow—the travel edition.

Naughty Nomad - Politically incorrect travel.

NBC News Travel - Mainstream travel coverage.

New York Times Travel - Travel section..

Nowhere - Travel site for arty folks.

The Points Guy - How to maximize travel points.

Rick Steves Travel Blog - Check out his mobile app audio tours!

RoadJunky - The drugs, sex & rock n’ roll of travel.

San Francisco Chronicle Travel - Travel section.

San Jose Mercury News Travel - Travel section..

Scribol Travel - Breathtaking stuff.

SeatGuru - Helps you pick a good seat.

Skift - Real travel intel for real travel geeks.

Skiplagged - Pro-consumer site that exposes airline secrets. Try it!

Skyscanner - Really great flight research tool.

Skype - The place to go for free international conversations.

Smarter Travel - Lists and travel articles.

The Times Travel - England’s infamous Times travel section.

TimeoutCity Guides - Great travel information.

Today in the Sky - USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh’s daily travel takes.

Tony Wheeler’s Travels - Lonely Planet founder’s personal website.

Travel Detective - Peter Greenberg’s travel website.

Travel Independent - Everything you need to know.

Travel Mail - England’s Daily Mail travel section.

Travel News & Deals - LA Times travel blog.

Travelers United - A pro-consumer travel site that affects change.

Traveller - Australia’s Sydney Morning News travel news.

TripAdvisor - User-generated reviews.

Uber.com - Great to book a ride.

Uncornered Market - Travel wide on sabbatical

USA Today Travel - Travel section.

US Department of the Interior - Travel photography.

Vagabonding - Rolf Potts' website

View from the Wing - Travel guru Randy Peterson’s website.

Wanderlust & Lipstick - A collection of travel bloggers.

WikiTravel and Wiki Voyage Crowd sourced travel info.

World Hum - High-end travel stories.

World Travel Guide - Great source of useful city data.

Yapta - Saves you money after you book a flight.

YouTube Travel - All the great travel videos you want.

Alphabetical list of some of the best sources for travel information.