There are plenty of resorts in Sicily, as well as bed and breakfasts or country retreats, but these boutique hotels offer something special.
If you are near Mount Etna, make a point of staying at Monaci delle Terre Nere. It’s out in the countryside and set in a lovely garden, which adds to a feeling of tranquility. Relax by the pool, take a yoga class or sip on some cocktails at the on-site bar.
Le Case dello Zodiaco in Modica Alta is an interesting place, with rooms and apartments set over different buildings in the city. The concept is known locally as an albergo diffuso, and it helps guests feel as though they are living like locals.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Palermo by booking a stay at BB22 rooms and apartments. It’s right by the Moncada Palace in the historic center, but it feels like a million miles away from the chaos outside the front door.
Algila’ Ortigia Charme Hotel is an elegant place housed inside an old palazzo in Ortigia, an island just off the coast of Syracuse. Check into one of the spacious doubles or splash out on the Deluxe Spa room to enjoy a private Jacuzzi on a seafront terrace.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Ever stepped onboard a long-haul flight and cringed at the site of your seat? You might envy short people who have ample room to spread out, but they have their own unique brand of problems. Dangling short legs off a seat for hours is less than ideal, especially if lower back issues are also involved.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Sitges, Spain, 35 kilometers south of Barcelona, may be one of the best destinations for a LGBTQ+ traveler. It is a beautiful town on the coast of Costa Brava and arguably the gay capital of Europe. Homosexuality has been legal since 1979 and gay marriage has been legal since 2005, so Spain is a LGBTQ+-friendly destination for people in the community. Throughout the town, there are pride flags of all sizes flown to show off inclusiveness.