All posts tagged: hotel

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Discovering Costa Rica With Four Seasons

Looking back on my time in Costa Rica, I have to say, it was¬†one of the most amazing travel experiences I’ve had. The country is more nature than anything else. It’s raw, organic, and beautiful beyond words. The week we visited was one of the last weeks of the dry season and we actually experienced one of the first heavy rains since December 16th! We were told one of the best times to visit the country (although it’s beautiful all year round) is in December, nearing the end of the wet season. Everything is lush, green and plentiful… We’ll definitely be heading back later this year or early 2018. ūüôā During our first week in Costa Rica, we stayed at the lovely Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, which is located on the¬†north Pacific coast, in the northwest province of Guanacaste. The hotel has 2 beautiful beaches on either side, one facing the sunrise, and one the sunset. In the mornings, from your room, you can hear the Howler monkeys making their morning calls to …

Exploring Whistler with Nita Lake Lodge

A couple weeks ago we spent some time at Nita Lake Lodge¬†in Whistler. To be honest, I fell in love the second we¬†stepped foot on the property.¬†Okay… so that could have had something to do with¬†the three overwhelmingly¬†gorgeous¬†golden retrievers¬†sprawled out in the¬†middle of the lobby! I can’t think of a more perfect welcome. ūüôā ¬†Since the¬†hotel is pet friendly, they have many neighbourhood pups who¬†hang out and greet people as they’re checking in, while their parents are enjoying¬†a few cocktails at the lounge… So adorable!! <3 Nita Lake Lodge has a very relaxed, tranquil atmosphere. I felt like any tension I was carrying dissipated immediately, even just within the first few minutes of being there… I’m already dreaming of how lovely it will¬†be to spend some time there in the summer. It’s actually¬†the only hotel on a lake in Whistler, so it’s¬†the place to be in the warmer months if you’re into kayaking and supping etc! Irek and I will for sure head¬†back in July or August for a few nights. ūüôā We had some …

Why I love Vancouver

There are so many reasons why¬†I love Vancouver. The people, the energy, the fresh mountain air, the fact that we have the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the proximity to the Pacific Ocean… need I say more?¬†That’s why it’s always such a pleasure when our¬†friends visit¬†and we have the opportunity to show them around, while at the same time renewing our love for this beautiful, lush province. Irek and I spent last week with fellow¬†Travel Bloggers¬†and Hawaii natives, Reid and Maryrose of¬†Wanderlustyle Travel and Lifestyle Blog. They visited Canada for the first time with their globe trotting 10 year old son Landon (who happens to be the coolest, most relaxed kid I’ve met). We were also reunited with two very special people, Kim and Phil (Love Over Blood,¬†The Vegan Artists Collective) who we first met in Bali last year… I loved them from the¬†very first second. On their first full day in Vancouver, we headed to¬†a few must-sees in the area:¬†Capilano Suspension Bridge,¬†Lighthouse Park, and¬†The Cleveland Dam. The weather was exactly what you’d …

One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos

Over the past couple of years, Irek and I have traveled a fair bit, and have had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful hotels around the world. Most recently, we spent a few magical nights at¬†One&Only Palmilla¬†in Los Cabos, Mexico. We’ve been to Mexico a few times now, but never to the Pacific side, only the Caribbean, so we really didn’t know what to expect. To say that Cabo took our breath away would be an understatement; it’s truly something else.¬†The first night we arrived, we were both speechless and fully prepared to soak in every moment of our time at One&Only. This hotel is without a doubt the most beautiful I’ve ever visited. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, but it also has a very intimate, romantic vibe (1200 candles are lit every night all around the property!). It’s located on The Baja Peninsula, and has views of both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel was built in 1956 by¬†Don Abelardo Rodriguez, the son of the president, and started out …

Carillon Miami Beach

I have only ever transited though Miami, but never spent any length of time there. I think it will now be a regular destination for Irek and I as we absolutely loved the vibe and of course, the heat! We had the most amazing stay at¬†Carillon Miami Beach‚Ķ I can confidently say that it‚Äôs within my top 5 favourite hotels we‚Äôve ever stayed in. Below are some highlights from our time in Miami‚Ķ The Grounds; The grounds at¬†Carillon¬†were stunning. There were beautifully manicured gardens and palm trees everywhere, tons of lounge areas, and incredible views of the ocean from almost every angle. The hotel is situated right on the beach, and there is a lovely walking path right in front that stretches along the entire strip. Pool Area; There are two beautiful pools at Carillon,¬†both of which overlook the ocean. It‚Äôs the perfect place to soak up the sun, listen to an audiobook and just chill out. Irek and I spent most of our time lounging by the pool and cooling down (it took us …

The Brazilian Court Hotel

Irek and I arrived in Palm Beach last Monday and had such a lovely time. We stayed at The Brazilian Court Hotel, which had such a peaceful vibe, and was surrounded by tons and tons of greenery. If you know me, then you know if there is nature around, I’m happy. Below is a brief summary of our time at The Brazilian Court Hotel¬†and some highlights from Palm Beach! The Grounds; I fell head over heels in love with the grounds at¬†The Brazilian Court. Everywhere you walk is surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery. All day long the birds were chirping and the palm trees swaying in the wind. It felt like a scene from a movie, or from a time and place far in the past, that I’ve never experienced before. It’s the perfect place to meditate and just be…. Pool Area; The pool area was serene and gorgeous. I could have stayed there all day just listening to the sounds of nature and soaking up the sun. Unfortunately we were only visiting …