Friday, January 24, 2014

Travelers' Choice Awards Top Hotels

Travelers' Choice Awards names the top hotels around the world today.  Which one do you want to visit in 2014?

  1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina, Switzerland - This 5-star Hotel is one of the most architecturally significant Hotels in the Alps
  2. The Upper House Hong Kong - This hotel was designed by one of the most highly sough after design talents in the Asia Pacific region, his "new luxury" approach is described as a 'haven of calm and quiet taste'
  3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Lankanfushi, Maldives - 
  4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica - Consistently voted one of the "Most Romantic Hotels in the World" with the most captivating views on earth!  50 comfortable and spacious casitas with a stunning terrace from which to view the volcano, a private garden with an outdoor shower and an intimate Jacuzzi for two
  5. The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur, India - Here the rich heritage of the Mewar region of Rajasthan is showcased across the rambling courtyards, gentle rippling fountains, reflection pools and verdant gardens on the property
  6. Casa Gangotena Quito, Ecuador - This newly restored historic mansion overlooking the Plaza San Francisco has the perfect blend of sophistication yet eclectic, historic yet contemporary with a delightfully passionate staff
  7. Lindos Blu Lindos, Greece - This is the first adults-only hotel in the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes, the 70 guestrooms and villas have impressive views to the Aegean Sea are deliberately designed to offer a unique experience for each guest
  8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Punta de Mita, Mexico - Punta Mita means "gateway to paradise" which is exactly what you will feel with the white sands, pristine waters and lush tropical flora
  9. The Oberoi, Mumbai Mumbai, India - 
  10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto - 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Destination: Ireland

Ireland is located on the northwest tip of Europe.  There are so many amazing landscapes to see while visiting the Emerald Isle including three UNESCO World Heritage sites:  The Bend of Boyne, Giant's Causeway & Sceilg Mhichil.  The Giant's Causeway which is a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Belfast that was formed from volcanic activity during the Tertiary period which was approximately 50 to 60 million years ago.

There are many different ways to enjoy this magnificent destination.  A select few cruise lines go to Ireland, normally just once a year.  By land you can appreciate the culture and daily life with ease.  The best time of year to travel to this "lucky" green place is April through October.  You can see the spring growth and then into October the autumn colors.  Most attractions stay open until the end of the month.

Cox & Kings Prague

Cox & Kings can be customized to your preferences and needs.  Here are some examples of a tour through Central Europe with Cox & Kings.

A Journey Through Central Europe - 10 days & 9 nights (Prague, Budapest & Vienna)

Travel through the cultural capitals of Imperial Europe as you discover the myraid delights of Prague, Budapest and Vienna.  Explore the remarkably well-preserved historical towns of Central Prague and take in outstanding views of the city from the iconic Charles Bridge.  Marvel at the the impressive architecture, relax at the public bath and cruise the tranquil Danube while experiencing the flories of Budapest, the "Paris of the East."  End your journey through Central Europe in Vienna, capital of music and home to glorious St. Stephen's Cathedral.


  • Prague
  • Prague
  • Prague
  • Budapest
  • Budapest
  • Budapest
  • To Vienna 
  • Vienna
  • Vienna
  • Depart Vienna

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