High season might be expensive in Sicily, but there are still some bargain accommodations to be found.
La Blanca Scogliera near Agrigento is a classic bed and breakfast where you can also get great dinners from the family kitchen. At around $60 per night for a double room you can’t go wrong on price, and the nearby beaches are stunning.
Hotel Torre Benistra in Scopello is an absolute bargain, sitting above a tiny beach and the beautiful fishing village. Upgrade to a sea-view room and you will be blown away. Doubles start at around $90, a real bargain.
Hotel Egitarso in San Vito Lo Capo stands out from the local competition for its location on the beachfront. It’s a traditional place mainly visited by Italian families, and it gets booked for the couscous festival that comes to town each September.
In Siracusa province you will find Avola, a quiet town on the beach. It’s famous for almonds and not much else, which means it should be easy to get a room at La Terrazza Sul Mare. It’s just back from the beach, and makes for a relaxing place to stay for a few days.
Between indulgent holiday food, visiting friends and family and skipping the gym to stay cozy at home, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your diet. By all means, enjoy that Christmas cookie and pumpkin pie, but before you go back for your second or third slice, consider adding these foods into your diet during the holiday season to avoid burnout.
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.
Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.
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.