We couldn’t help but put together these two videos highlighting the incredible Residence Zanzibar. Make sure to hit the gear will and watch it in 1080! The Residence Zanzibar Rooms (Check our post on the rooms at The Residence Zanzibar). The Residence Zanzibar General Video (Check out our post on The Residence Zanzibar). Thanks so […]
Last but not least I want to tell you about the spa by ILA. It started off with a warm cup of ginger lemon tea while we waited in the beautiful sitting area. They had a sauna and steam room that guests could use and the most lavish changing rooms equipped with robes, towels and comfy […]
Residence Zanzibar does a great job of providing everything there guests could want. This post highlights a few special amenities they offer. Just another way Residence takes the vacation experience to the next lever. First off there is the boathouse. If the tide and weather are cooperating they have a list of FREE activities available […]
Zanzibar Bahari Villas – A Review The second night that Megan and I were in Zanzibar we headed north to the northern part of the island. It was around an hour drive from Stone Town to Zanzibar Bahari Villas. The north of the island is known for its snorkeling, diving boating and fishing. Almost […]
If you missed our introduction to The Residence Zanzibar – we highly recommend checking it out! This post is going to highlight the gorgeous villas at The Residence as well as the features, amenities, and charm of our stay! We were blown away when we approached our villa. The gardens surrounding the villa alone […]
The Residence Zanzibar at a glance: Resort Name: The Residence Zanzibar Resort type: Luxury Beaches: Beautiful; the tide goes out half a mile every day Food: The food is delicious, by far the best we have had in all of Africa Price: $700-$1,200 per night depending on the season & room type Stay type: We stayed bed […]
Masai Mara Megan and I brought a team to Kenya to spend time at our children’s home in Kakamega, Kenya. We wanted them to get the full Kenya experience and to enjoy the beauty that this country has to offer. So we brought them on Safari with Bongo Safaris. Last time we loved Masai […]
Innsbruck was founded 800 years ago by Bavarian lords who took full advantage of its strategic location. Innsbruck, meaning bridge over the river Inn, was so named for the only bridge in the Tyrol valley that connected the rich trading route between Venice and Augsburg, Germany. What set this city on the map, and funded their rise to such a long-standing history, is the toll that they levied on merchants crossing the Innsbruck bridge. Silver mines also contributed greatly to the wealth of this area.
Hallstatt is an ancient Alps town (the first inhabitants are dated back to 5000BC!) that sits on a beautiful blue lake. It is a real life storybook town in central Austria. It sits on the banks of a pristine lake and lush mountains that rise dramatically from the water’s edges. The town has a salt mine that dates back several thousand years which gives the town a history of prosperity.
Our next stop after Corfu & Athens on our Greek Isles tour was Mykonos Island. Let me just say, we were SO enchanted and enamored by this quaint Greek island town. We started our day early in Mykonos and explored the town. Climbing the steep stairs surrounded by beautiful churches and houses painted bright white […]
Athens was not on our list of places to go but our cruise stopped there. I am going to be honest; Athens was not a pleasant city. It was dirty, most of the buildings were ugly, the people there were not incredibly welcoming and to top it all off, we couldn’t even find baklava in the market. What kind of decent Greek market doesn’t have gyros or baklava? But in all seriousness, the only thing for us that redeemed the city was the Acropolis.
Fog nests around high, jagged mountaintops, whose slopes run steeply down into the Bay of Kotor. Echoes from Splendor Of The Seas’ foghorn make their way back through winding bays and between countless peaks. I am taken a back by how majestic this little known bay is. Green trees climb in the crags, looking like thin boney fingers struggling to maintain a grip on the sheer cliffs that tower ever upwards.
During our time in Italy Joe and I stayed five days in the Tuscany region. This part of the country boasted a beauty I have never experienced anywhere else. Cobble stone streets, hundreds of years old cathedrals around every corner, long standing art history, the mountains & rolling hills, the vineyards, the food… Ah, our […]
Severin Sea Lodge is located on Bamburi Beach and is a German run Resort started back in 1972, the founder having an establishment on the property since 1965! It is easy to feel the influence of the long standing history and the legacy that has been established through the home-feel and friendliness of the staff. It almost doesn’t seem like a resort, but rather a relaxing getaway with friends that seem somehow familiar. What a testament to the great staff at Severin!
Joe and I decided to end our time in Kenya in Mombasa on the beach, processing the previous months of living in a third world country. Mombasa sits on the Eastern coast of Kenya. I couldn’t be more thankful that we took that time to process having to leave Kenya. There is something about crystal […]
Nestled in the Kakamega forest, the Rondo retreat is an oasis in the Western Province of Kenya. Rondo is located just under two and a half hours from Kisumu. The drive down the dirt road from Kakamega passes by fields of maize, vibrant green tea bushes and sugarcane, soon giving way to the dense foliage of the Kakamega rain forest.
We stayed at Akumal Beach Resort which was an all-inclusive about an hour from Cancun airport where we flew into. It had luscious landscape and was DIRECTLY on the beach, it was clean, the food was excellent, and the staff was amazingly friendly and fun.