Monterey County, the vacationing family will find everything that was dreamt of, and planned out, before the vacation even began! Monterey County is a vibrant and eclectic, sun-filled location, that includes hillside vineyards, and fantastic giant redwoods, almost to the water’s edge!
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach, awarded the coveted Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond awards for 2014, is a peerless haven of oceanfront elegance, quiet unwavering taste, anticipatory service and seductive amenities. This exclusive Miami Beach enclave is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops and mere minutes from the whirlwind energy of South Beach, Miami, and the area’s premier events such as the world-renowned Art Basel.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is located on an 18-acre wooded oasis in the heart of Houston. The Four Diamond Houston hotel is known for comfort, elegance and exceptional service. Located alongside the dynamic Galleria and beautiful Memorial Park, The Houstonian offers a rare opportunity to escape in the city… not from it.
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers you a unique escape from standard hotels with a total of 510 rooms. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa also offers spacious suites and villas, for exceptional privacy and comfort.
If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider visiting the Abruzzi region of central Italy. Depending on your interests, this beautiful area might be an ideal vacation spot. You can see scads of churches, lots of Roman ruins, engage in winter sports, simply enjoy nature and much more. Abruzzi is definitely off the beaten path, despite the fact that it is fairly close to Rome.
We start our tour of eastern Abruzzi in the small city of Sulmona. Then we head north to Chieti and northwest to Pescara on the Adriatic Sea. Be sure to read the companion articles in this series that present western Abruzzi and the fabulous Gran Sasso National Park.
Sulmona is a city of about twenty-five thousand. You may choose to start your tour at the Cattedrale di San Panfilo built on the site of a Roman temple. From the Cathedral you can stroll down “main street”, Corso Ovido, named for the great poet Ovid and enjoy the arcades, palaces, churches, and shops. The Fifteenth Century Palazzo dell’Annunziata houses the Museo Civico (Municipal Museum). Sadly the church of San Francesco della Scarpa was destroyed by an earthquake leaving only a Romanesque doorway. Across the way you will see a lovely Fifteenth Century Renaissance fountain fed by an even older aqueduct with many arches still standing.
If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider the Liguria region of northern Italy, commonly known as the Italian Riviera. This beautiful area is located on the Ligurian Sea, not far from Monaco and the French Riviera. While Liguria is not the most popular location by no means undiscovered, its crowds are much smaller than those in nearby areas. This beautiful area of Italy is home to many little towns, piazzas, villages, and has an international port city of Genoa almost right in the center of the coast.
Aruba is unique in the region for many reasons. At every turn, it defies the stereotypes of what a Caribbean destination should be, yet remains quintessentially Caribbean at heart. If this appeals to you, an Arubian vacation may be just what you’re looking for.
Top Places to Visit in London we put together some of the best places to visit while you are in London. The history and magnificent structures along with great shopping and nightlife make London the perfect city to visit and spend time strolling this amazing city. Take a look at what we think are some of the most important places to visit and enjoy this magnificent destination.