My husband is from a little town in Tuscany called Montecatini-Terme. Famous for its thermal waters, it is considered one of the biggest “spa towns” in Italy.
Located at the highest point of Montecatini-Terme, right on top of a hill, is a small medieval village called Montecatini Alto, which offers a panoramic vista of Montecatini-Terme. To get there, you can either drive, hike up to the village, or take the Funicular railway. The latter dates back to the end of the 1800s but is still functional and fun. Our son is a big fan of it. Read more
Siena Piazza del Campo is the heart of Siena and the precise meeting point of the three hills on which Siena is built. The venue was the main gathering square for major political and social events, hence its iconic status in Tuscany.
This historically significant spot hosts the bi-annual Palio di Siena horse race. Picture James Bond in the Quantum of Solace!
After sauntering through the cobbled alleyways of Siena, we love hanging around this exuberant Piazza to marvel at its architectural beauty. No wonder it is considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing squares in all of Europe’s renowned medieval squares.
The perfect spot to Rosé away on warm summer days. Read more
The Majlis Resort is a privately-owned luxury beach hotel on the north coast of Kenya in the Indian ocean. Uniquely stylish and tastefully designed to reflect Lamu’s heritage tradition.
This beachfront resort is serene and peaceful making it the perfect hideout to escape the hustle and bustle of Lamu . Read more
Exactly one month ago, I was roaming through the fascinating narrow alleyways of Lamu. It was my first time visiting this part of the Kenyan coast. I wanted to participate in the annual Lamu Yoga Festival that usually takes place in Shela. But other than that, I had no expectations, only a heart open for new experiences and a spirit ready to soak in the magic of this idyllic island.
Over the holiday season, the boys and I spent 10 fabulous days at Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. We were all looking forward to this much-needed break so much- that for the first three days we barely left the hotel. Read more
A week ago, I joined a group of friends in a fun and exciting “mini adventure” exploring Masungi Georeserve. I call it a “mini adventure” because you don’t really need to be an experienced hiker to be able to conquer this hike, but if you’re scared of heights you might want to come prepared.