Lodging & Accommodations

A list of share-worthy accommodations we’ve experienced while traveling. These include exceptional hotels and unique places to stay, from boutique hotels to luxury villas to eco-cottages.

Hotel Jama in Postojna Cave Park

Hotel Jama in Postojna Cave Park

Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave are two historic sites that cannot be missed in Slovenia. Rated one of the best hotels in Slovenia, Hotel Jama is the best option for travelers visiting this region. First opened in 1971, renovations were completed in spring 2016 with brand spanking new guestrooms and ...
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Unbeatable location in Ljubljana - Grand Hotel Union Business

Unbeatable location in Ljubljana – Grand Hotel Union Business

Opened in 1905, Grand Hotel Union was the first modern hotel in Slovenia's capital. In supporting Ljubljana's political and social ties with the the world, the hotel has hosted many important figures over the last century including Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, and Queen Elizabeth. After an expansion and renovations, the ...
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Feel the extraordinary at the oldest hotel in Italy: NH Collection Firenze Porta Rossa

Feel the extraordinary at the oldest hotel in Italy: NH Collection Firenze Porta Rossa

In search of the best luxury hotel in Florence we were on the hunt for a place that's different- a place that's extraordinary. With a real medieval tower and original frescos from the 13th century, NH Collection Firenze Porta Rossa Hotel is considered the oldest hotel not only in Florence, ...
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The most centrally located hotel in Salzburg – Hotel Stadtkrug

Imagine living in an Austrian house that dates back to the 14th century, long before Mozart was even born. Looking for a place to call home in Salzburg, we came across this charming family-run hotel. Not only is Alstadt Hotel Stadtkrug one of the most characteristic hotels we've stayed at, ...
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Overnight layovers in London – Sleep easy at YOTELAIR

This was our third time with an overnight layover in London; making it our third sleep at YOTELAIR. We usually avoid lengthy layovers like a plague but we don't mind them in London thanks to this innovative airport hotel! With two locations, one inside Terminal 4 at Heathrow and another inside the ...
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The best home base to explore Northern Montenegro: Hotel SOA

The best home base to explore Northern Montenegro: Hotel SOA

Ever since we visited Croatia we've been itching for more Balkan countries. Jaw-dropping national parks, canyons, and lakes were waiting to be checked off our Montenegro list. We were wondering where to stay in Montenegro on our road trip- where to make our home base to explore the northern region of ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Nectar Yoga BnB on Bowen Island

Feel, breathe, heal, and release – Nectar Yoga B&B on Bowen Island (GIVEAWAY)

AS and I just returned from a weekend of zen on Bowen Island, which is just a short 20-minute ride from Vancouver via BC Ferries. We've been wanting to attend a yoga retreat for the longest time but never had the opportunity... until we found Nectar Yoga BnB on Bowen Island, that is! ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Whistler

Crystal Lodge & Suites – The Perfect Place to Stay in Whistler

Named 'The Best Ski Resort in the World' for many years, Whistler is only a 2-hour drive from home. Although there are slopes closer to Vancouver for us, AS and I make an effort to drive up to Whistler every ski and snowboard season. And this year is no different! We ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - OPUS Hotel

Opus Hotel: The most WOOF-derful staycation in Vancouver

AS and I both work full-time (he studies too, actually, that monster) and we still have a month to go before our next adventure. So we thought- hey, why don't we do a staycation right here in Vancouver? Better yet, why don't we bring Navi with us? We found the perfect ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Miyajima Ryokan

Our First Ryokan Experience in Japan

Mount Misen was cloaked in white as our ferry approached the pier at Miyajima Island. We could see the bright red torii (a traditional Japanese gate at the entrance of a Shinto shrine), ever so faintly amidst the fog. After docking, we asked the nice gentleman at the visitor booth to make a call ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Shangri-la Mactan

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Ah, Shangri-La Mactan. This gorgeous resort in Cebu served as my sanctuary on our last night in the Philippines. We knew we were in good hands from the moment our airport shuttle pulled up to the security check. Our time in the Philippines was going to end on a good ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Horizon Inn

Social responsibility at its best – Horizon Inn

I wasn’t going to let AS leave my motherland without taking him to one of the best night markets in Taiwan. Our plan was to stuff our faces at TongHua Night Market, hike up Xiang Shan, and continue to eat at the night market until we drop (Stay away from ...
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Unforgettable jungle stay – Bisma Eight Ubud

We had the pleasure of indulging in one of Bisma Eight’s 38 suites. This is a fairly new luxury boutique hotel (opened in early 2015) that’s very close to Ubud Centre. Surrounded by a lush jungle and rice fields, it only takes 10-15 minutes to walk to Ubud Market and the Monkey ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - The Amala

Indulge in luxury and zen at The Amala

Our 10 days in Bali were so packed with activities that we were drained by the end of the trip. Looking back, AS and I agree that the day we liked most was our first day in Bali. With so much Bali has to offer, we’re a little embarrassed to admit that ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Puri Gangga Resort

Home away from home: Puri Gangga Resort Ubud

Puri Gangga Resort Ubud was our last home in Bali- we call it home because it really did feel like home, even if it was just for a brief 2 nights. This luxury boutique resort is not really in Ubud- it’s actually in a lovely village called Sebatu (about a ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - IZE Seminyak

Review: IZE Seminyak

If you do a quick search for accommodation in Seminyak, you'll find that most decent hotels will cost you an arm and a leg in this part of Bali. We planned on spending most of our nights in Ubud, but we didn't want to miss out on the amazing restaurants ...
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