Hotel de la Bretonnerie in Paris Marais

Last updated on March 13th, 2024 at 02:55 pmA treasure trove of elegant highlights make Paris one the world’s most romantic cities. The City of Light earns its nickname for its role in the enlightenment as well as being one of the world’s first cities to adorn its grand boulevards with street lamps. The Marais…

cozy lounge with books and couches at Hotel de la Bretonnerie in the Marais district of Paris

Capsule and Cabin Hotels: Unique Stays in Japan

Capsule and cabin hotels in Japan can offer a comfortable stay that will not cost a fortune. Capsule hotels are a little like hostel dorms, except the small pod-like rooms offer complete privacy instead of a room filled with open privacy lacking bunk beds. That alone makes them superior to typical western style hostels for younger as well as cost conscious travelers.

spacious capsule room at Hotel Cargo Shinsaibashi

Venice, Italy: Tips to Save on a Great Experience

Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 02:40 pmVenice is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Centuries of allure have drawn many world class comparisons. Amsterdam is often called “the Venice of the North,” and Mykonos has “Little Venice.” Venice has influenced other destinations with its beauty and through conquest during past generations. Venice…

Italian man enjoying a spritz on the cana

Great Things to do in Florence, Italy

Last updated on April 4th, 2024 at 07:22 pm Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Magnificent examples of Italian Gothic architecture were erected with the financial assistance of powerful Florentine families like the Medici’s. When you visit Florence today you can see why artists like Michelangelo were inspired by the city. Wander through the…

Close up of Michelangelo's David

Best Hotels in Athens, Greece For All Budgets

Athens is Europe’s oldest capital. It is considered the birthplace of the foundations of western civilization. The city draws millions of visitors for world class sites like the Acropolis and great beaches around the mainland and Greek islands.

In recent years, many boutique hotels and apartments have been built to accompany a huge selection of hotels. Here are my tips for the best hotels to stay in Athens that are ideal for each travel budget!

view of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace of the Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens