Looking for the best places to stay near Mt Hood? Look no further than Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, a winter wonderland retreat.
After our day of snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows we eased our aching bodies into the car and pulled up directions for how to get to our accommodation for the night.
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is a 20 minute drive from Mt. Hood Meadows, but the time passed quickly as we eagerly looked for the little cabins covered in snow. We were excited to experience one of the best places to stay near Mt Hood.
Cooper Spur is the property that is owned by Mt. Hood Meadows, and one that can best be described as the quintessential winter wonderland retreat. As we pulled up in the snow with the sun refusing to go down just yet, our eyes found a homey office, tavern/restaurant, and cabins in the background all covered in a thick powder of snow.
Where to stay in Mendocino? The best cozy accommodation on the coast has to be the Brewery Gulch Inn.
When I asked one of my best friends if she was interested in doing a Mendocino getaway, she couldn’t say yes fast enough. There wasn’t even a question of where to stay in Mendocino once we looked at the pictures online and saw that the Brewery Gulch Inn had an ocean view of the beautiful Northern California Coast.
Mendocino is only about a 3.5 hour drive from San Francisco, and it’s one of the few places that is still relatively unknown to many Californians and tourists. I’m sure most people, even those who grew up in California, wouldn’t be able to place it on a map.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Bruges, Hotel Prinsenhof is my favorite accommodation in the city. This is my full review that explains why!
The rain splattered against the train window as I traveled the short distance from Brussels to Bruges, only an hour away.
I’d dreamed of going to Bruges since I was around 13 and found a random penpal online who lived there. We wrote back and forth for months, talking about the differences in our cultures and how it was growing up as a teenager in Europe vs. America.
To me, Bruges, and Belgium in general, always sounded like a fairytale land – where there were old buildings, horse drawn carriages, cobblestones, and chocolate and waffles. All things that appealed to my 13 year-old self, especially the chocolate and waffles.
Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City! Find out what my favorite hotel in the city is and why I loved it so much (hint: It wasn’t just for its stunning rooftop pool).
Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel was by far one of the best hotels I stayed at in Asia. If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam and wondering where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, I’d recommend checking out Liberty Central.
From the moment my friend Kelsey and I stepped into the Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel, we were welcomed as valued guests. After check-in, we grabbed fresh guava juice from the downstairs bar and sighed into our cushy chairs, taking in the expansive and open lobby with neutral tones and clean design.
Yes, we could definitely stay here for a while.
I rocked up in the hippie shuttle van from my last accommodation to an elegant building called The Oswego Hotel – my new home for the next two nights. At that time, I didn’t realize just how delightful my room would be, it would literally feel like a home away from home during my time in Canada.
When I walked inside the lobby, the woman who checked me in asked me what it was like riding in the hippie van around town, it looked like such a fun van and she had seen it around Victoria before. We continued to have a friendly chat about the city, where she was from in Canada, and about my trip and why I was there. Even though The Oswego Hotel is a classy establishment that would be considered chic by most, it didn’t have the pretentiousness that some nicer hotels tend to have. I loved it.
Hotel Zed is one of the best hotels in Victoria BC for its unique character, colorful decor, and affordable price. This is a full review of my stay.
I hopped on the local bus, just a few minutes walk from the ferry station in Victoria. I proudly presented my Canadian dollars to the machine with the correct change and got my bus pass for the day to head uptown to one of the best hotels in Victoria BC, Hotel Zed, for my first accommodation in the city.
A short 10 or so minutes later and we were already at my stop, or at least I thought we were. I got up quickly, right as the bus started moving again, and I almost fell flat on my face to the horror of those on the full bus.
I could actually hear a synchronized sharp intake of breath by everyone on board until I caught myself as gracefully as a could with my big duffel in hand and quickly jumped off the bus like I knew exactly where I was going. Just a day in the life of me.
On a stunning property next to the Gallatin River and just west of Bozeman, you’ll find the tucked away gem, Gallatin River Lodge. After Kendall and I spent our quick day around downtown Bozeman, we drove the short distance in the late afternoon to the winter hideaway and discovered one of the most beautiful spots of Southwest Montana in the process.
The Holiday Inn gets a bad rap for being a generic hotel chain, and before I actually stayed at a nice one, I would’ve completely agreed with the naysayers. However, after staying at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, I can safely say that I was more than a little impressed with what I found at this particular location.
Although there were the generic aspects you tend to find at every other hotel chain, such as 70’s style interior that needs some serious sprucing up, drab carpet, and standard room sizes, there were enough positive aspects about my stay to more than make up for these minuscule touches.
A review of my wine weekend with Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose. This is why it’s an idea getaway for couples or girlfriend getaways.
As we hit the switch, the lights flooded the plush room and my sister and I let out a little gasp of glee. It was as if we had just stepped into Spain. Everything, from the furnishings to the view of the rolling hills in the distance, made me want to relax in luxury.
The wide slated double doors leading out to the balcony were reminiscent of my little pink Italian apartment the summer I spent in Florence, Italy, just on a slightly grander scale.
This was the start of our weekend getaway with Hotel Valencia Santana Row.
To give you an idea of the area, Santana Row is the place to go shopping in San Jose. Even though I grew up in Santa Cruz, a mere 45 minute drive away, I’ve never fully explored San Jose. San Francisco always seemed to call me back time and time again.