Review: Ice House Hotel & Spa, Mayo, Ireland

Pulling our rental car into the street side parking in Ballina, I was struck at the marked contrast of this modern boutique hotel from our prior castle and manor house stays. The Ice House Hotel & Chill Spa is another one of Ireland’s Blue Book properties, but it is unique in that it seamlessly blends […]

April 28th, 2017|Ireland, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining, Spa|

Escape to Four Seasons Silicon Valley Palo Alto

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley is bringing sexy back. While business travelers know this East Palo Alto hotel where buzzwords such as accelerator, quickstart and venture capital are bantered about faster than you can pour an espresso, weekend travelers listen up. This luxury Four Seasons property, only 30 minutes from San Francisco, has paid attention […]

April 5th, 2017|California, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining, Spa, Wine Country|

Mexico’s All-Inclusive Grand Velas Los Cabos


Located between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Grand Velas Resorts recently welcomed the $150 million Grand Velas Los Cabos into the fold. With sweeping ocean views and beachfront property on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, this hotel is the latest all inclusive luxury resort to ride the waves in Los Cabos and is […]

December 16th, 2016|Lodging, Mexico, Restaurants and Dining, Spa|