The Empire Hotel
The setting for the popular TV show, Gossip Girl, the Empire Hotel is located in Manhattan, quite close to high-demand areas and posh New York real estate. The modern vibe attracts a young crowd, while the dark rich colors and mahogany accents suggest the space is inviting for a more distinguished crowd, too.
The Russian Tea Room
No trip to NYC is complete without a stop at the famed, Russian Tea Room. Decorated in bright reds and greens, this New York landmark serves contemporary continental cuisine.
Specializing in Southern Comfort food, Sylvia’s serves up huge plates of fried chicken and waffles and bowls of macaroni and cheese, collard greens and true Southern grits.
Aqua Wellness Resort
Detox, breathe, and relax at the Aqua Wellness Resort in Nicaragua. Nestled high in the treetops, this bungalow-style resort offers private suites, most with individual infinity pools. Yoga and meditation are offered daily, as well as spa services and kayaking. No stay is complete without the personalized meal plan.
Take a day trip to San Juan del Sur, and nosh on Mediterranean eats at this family-style restaurants. Hearty foods, like chicken and potatoes, as well as generous portions are the staples in this cozy brightly colored establishment.
Grab a cup of (locally sourced) coffee at the popular Barrio Café. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are also served, and the menu revolves around an international theme.
Mercure Nice Marche Aux Fleurs
Vacation like the celebrities do at the Mercure Nice Marche Aux Fleurs. Lay out on the beach while servers cater to your every whim. Parasail, water ski, or take a trip out to the ocean in a glass bottom boat. When you’re tired from a long day of play, retire to your room, and sink into lush linens and terry cloth bathrobes.
Taste the freshest fish to come out of the ocean at Les Pecheurs. Enjoy the sun out on the terrace or a romantic corner inside. As you dine, you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the marina and the surrounding hilltops.
La Petite Maison
Located near Old Town, La Petite Maison will give you a dining experience that is a work of art, specializing in local dishes and Southern France staples.
Enjoy 5-star service in this stately hotel that has remained in the same family for 100 years. Recently remolded by top interior designers, the rooms boast cozy, warm colors, mixed with chic designs, luxurious fabrics and stunning views. Enjoy afternoon tea in the sunny terrace, or a nightcap in the swanky bar.
Mad Hatter’s Pub
Nestled in the old part of London, the Mad Hatter’s Pub offers the quintessential London pub experience. Kick up your feet and kick back a beer, or try one of the hearty menu options.
Get the true English experience at Rules, the oldest restaurant in London. Opened in 1798 by Thomas Rule, this establishment sources high-quality game birds from their own estate, offering favorites like fish and chips, next to gamier options, like ox cheeks and duck.
Hotel Britannique Paris
Learn the true meaning of French opulence at the Hotel Britannique in Paris. Built in 1860, this beautiful building is located in the heart of Paris, only a stone’s throw away from the Seine. Rooms are decorated in luxurious linens, sparkling crystals, and rich mahogany accents.
Café de Flore
Sit and relax with a cup of coffee, a croissant and your favorite Voltaire novel cracked open in your lap. Café de Flore is the perfect place to people watch on a nice day and curl up with a book on a cold one.
A must-have experience! Watch can-can dancers at this historic establishment, while you munch on fois gras, fresh pasta, and sip champagne. The Belle Epoque-style show will take you back into yesteryear.