My Travel Highlights
Collected by Alessandra Chiareli
Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico
We love this little island... It's only the 12th time we visit and it does not get old. It's laid-back, friendly, authentic, relaxing, and yummie. Just a boat ride from Cancun, but don't come just for the day trip and buffet on the beach. Come to...
57 Avenue de la Vallée des Baux, 13520 Paradou, France
In a quiet little village south of St Remy de Provence you will find this gem of a bistrot. It's a fixed price menu with just a few options but all oh so delicious. A red wine bottle is open and waiting for you at the table as you sit down. It's a...
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence, France
Giant images of beautiful art projected on every vertical surface of this interior space carved out of the mountain. It's like nothing you have experienced before. An amazing 30 mins show with a great soundtrack is featuring works by Monet,...
Fortaleza de Sagres, 8650-360 Sagres, Portugal
This point in Sagres at sunset is breathtaking. Amazing to think that at this location Henry The Navigator got inspired to go beyond where the eye could see, and lead a nation to be the world's best navigators and first global explorers. Don't...
Avenue de la Burlière, 84220 Roussillon, France
Lucky enough to see this for the 3rd time in my life and hoping to return for more: blooming lavender fields in Provence. This one came up just as we approached Roussillon from the south. We noticed all the cars parked on the side of the street...
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ, UK
Tonight I had my first Vortex moment, and when I am next in London I shall return. The club is cozy, great acoustics, a warm welcome and from the line up and this evening's experience, amazing music! Tonight's performance was part of the London...
Los Mártires, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
As an off shoot of a walking tour of Bogota Historic Center, our guide took us to this market at our request (by taxi). It was just amazing! So many beautiful tropical fruits and other interesting things to look at. If you like visiting markets...
Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. No:23, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Had an intense sightseeing day in Old Town Istanbul and needed a place to grab a drink, a bite and rest. I found this Turkish delight! What a treat for the senses! What lovely hospitality! The magical ceiling alone would make this a highlight! But...
Andechsstraße 4, 82211 Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
I am visiting the area on business and I was taken to this restaurant by a colleague. I did not know what to expect and I was wowed! This 5 rm hotel in a quiet lakeside village has an amazing restaurant with a 23 yr chef doing outstanding things...
Cankurtaran Districh, Cankurtaran Mh., İshakpaşa Street. No: 12, 14, 16, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Loved my two day stay at the Premist hotel in Old Town Istanbul. It was perfectly located to walk to main sites and lots of restaurants. The staff was so warm, knowledgeable, helpful. Room was beautifully decorated and very confortable. I was...
locales 466- 470, Mercat de la Boqueria, Carrer la Rambla, 89, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Pinotxo, which stands for Pinocchio in Catalan, is a longtime family-owned restaurant in the Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona's most important central market. Reasonable prices and fresh produce entice tourists and locals for breakfast, lunch, or...
Carrer de les Caputxes, 10, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
This place looks more like a jewelry place than a cake shop. When I finish my tours in the Born district, I can't hardly stop myself from heading there to reward me for a good job done (and when I'm with clients and we pass by, they NEED to see...
Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Forget Google Maps: You’ll quickly locate this venerable tapas bar in El Poble-Sec by the line out the door. With standing-room-only space for just 20 people, this sliver of a spot fills up fast—and stays that way until closing time....