Spa Staycation

This past year I only got to see my parents for a few days in between my trips all over the world. So after Christmas I decided to stay in Ohio for two weeks and explore the magic of my own hometown. I planned a surprise mother/daughter day to the Walden Inn & Spa, a luxury property in Aurora, Ohio where we could spend a day together relaxing and rehabilitating to start the New Year right! 

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The Only Place You'll Ever Want To Stay In Paris

Paris is about the quaint, the small, the charming. Most affordable hotels a tourist would visit are everything but this. 

This year when I returned to Paris for a week, I didn't give a hotel a second thought, but instead set my sights to Air B&B, and that’s how I found Venture2Paris. This wonderful, luxury apartment lets you live like a local for a week in the heart of the Marais, and is far more lovely and spacious than any hotel nearby. 

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Splurging On A Japanese Ryokan

A ryokan is a traditional Japanese guest house, created to provide travelers with a place to rest, eat, and rejuvenate themselves on their journey. The concept dates back to 1600, and is still thriving today. Not much has changed in terms of what was traditionally offered: a spacious lobby, public baths, a kaiseki meal, and a room to sleep with tatsimi mats and shoji panels. But while ryokans were once popular around Japan and an inexpensive place to stay the night, the few that survive today offer a much fancier experience and look into Japanese culture for travelers.

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The Colony Hotel: Review

I booked The Colony Hotel for my four nights in Seminyak based on recommendations from other travelers, Trip Advisor reviews, and because it looked gorgeous. I always prefer for a boutique hotel becauseI like the attention to detail and care that comes with a smaller property. My trips are not sponsored, this review is based on my experience and opinions. 

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Anna Kloots