EUROPE


A review of a luxury holiday in EUROPE. An insider’s guide to the best luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Discover where to go, what to see and what to eat in EUROPE, with Carmen Edelson.

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Venice Italy

Venice Italy

EUROPE, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, LUXURY TRAVEL TO ITALY
Venice is one of those cities that no matter how many times you visit, you never get tired of it.  Most people say it’s one of the world’s most romantic destinations and I have to agree.   Venice has so…
Venice is one of those cities that no matter how many times you visit, you never get tired of it.  Most people say it’s one of the world’s most romantic destinations and I have…
Hotel Danieli Venice – 5 Star Hotel in Venice, Italy

Hotel Danieli Venice – 5 Star Hotel in Venice, Italy

EUROPE, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL TO ITALY
Hotel Danieli is one of the most beautiful 5-Star Hotels I’ve ever seen. Imagine how thrilled I was to trade in a few gazillion miles and book a room there for the family! The hotel is in the restored 14th century…
Hotel Danieli is one of the most beautiful 5-Star Hotels I’ve ever seen. Imagine how thrilled I was to trade in a few gazillion miles and book a room there for the family! The hotel…
Lake in Melissani Cave – One of the World’s Cleanest Lakes

Lake in Melissani Cave – One of the World’s Cleanest Lakes

EUROPE, GREECE, LUXURY TOURS, SITES TO SEE
On the eastern side of the island of Kefalonia in Greece there is a sunken lake called Melissani Lake,  Melissani Cave, or Cave of the Nymphs. Melissani Cave is named after the nymph, Melissanthi.  Melissani cave is located about 2 km northwest from the…
On the eastern side of the island of Kefalonia in Greece there is a sunken lake called Melissani Lake,  Melissani Cave, or Cave of the Nymphs. Melissani Cave is named after the nymph, Melissanthi.  Melissani cave is…
Mykonos Greece – Where to Go, What to See

Mykonos Greece – Where to Go, What to See

EUROPE, GREECE, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
I had always dreamed of Mykonos, the beautiful blue water with the white houses lined up on the hilltop with their beautiful blue doors.   It was with this lifetime of expectation that we sailed into our third stop on the Splendor of…
I had always dreamed of Mykonos, the beautiful blue water with the white houses lined up on the hilltop with their beautiful blue doors.   It was with this lifetime of expectation that we sailed into…
One Day in Kusadasi, Turkey

One Day in Kusadasi, Turkey

EUROPE, LUXURY TOURS, SITES TO SEE, TURKEY
We arrive at the port of Kusadasi our second stop on our Splendour of the Seas cruise.   With only one day in Kusadasi, it was a no brainer that we we wanted to go see Ephesus and the Library of Celsus.…
We arrive at the port of Kusadasi our second stop on our Splendour of the Seas cruise.   With only one day in Kusadasi, it was a no brainer that we we wanted to go see…
Day in Split, Croatia

Day in Split, Croatia

CROATIA, EUROPE, LUXURY TOURS, SITES TO SEE
Our Mediterranean Cruise on the Royal Caribbean, Splendour of the Seas started in Venice. Our first port stop was Split, Croatia. The ship offered excursions in Split to local beaches and sightseeing tours.  Living in Florida and having the beach at…
Our Mediterranean Cruise on the Royal Caribbean, Splendour of the Seas started in Venice. Our first port stop was Split, Croatia. The ship offered excursions in Split to local beaches and sightseeing tours.  Living in…
58 Tour Eiffel Tower Restaurant

58 Tour Eiffel Tower Restaurant

EUROPE, FOOD + WINE, FRANCE
Le Jules Verne, (Eiffel Tower) . The Restaurant on the Second Floor of the Eiffel Tower. We have been to Paris many times before and have never able to get reservations.  I booked dinner a whole six months in advance knowing that…
Le Jules Verne, (Eiffel Tower) . The Restaurant on the Second Floor of the Eiffel Tower. We have been to Paris many times before and have never able to get reservations.  I booked dinner a whole…
France Miniature Theme Park

France Miniature Theme Park

EUROPE, FRANCE, LUXURY TOURS, SITES TO SEE
Paris is a wonderful place to visit but having been there many times, especially my step kids, we had to dig deep to find something new to see other then the usual sights. This past summer, I came across an…
Paris is a wonderful place to visit but having been there many times, especially my step kids, we had to dig deep to find something new to see other then the usual sights. This…
My Year of Travel Recap

My Year of Travel Recap

EUROPE, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, UNITED STATES
As we celebrate the end of another year, we look back on the places we visited and things we did in 2013. This year we traveled to: Los Angeles, CA Washington, DC New York City Italy Greece Croatia Turkey France…
As we celebrate the end of another year, we look back on the places we visited and things we did in 2013. This year we traveled to: Los Angeles, CA Washington, DC New York…
Villa Melzi Bellagio Lake Como

Villa Melzi Bellagio Lake Como

EUROPE, LUXURY TRAVEL TO ITALY, SITES TO SEE
Villa Melzi Bellagio, Lake Como (Villa Melzi Gardens) – Villa Melzi is located just outside the town of Bellagio in Lake Como, and just a short five minute walk along the lake shore front to the big entry gates. The line of…
Villa Melzi Bellagio, Lake Como (Villa Melzi Gardens) – Villa Melzi is located just outside the town of Bellagio in Lake Como, and just a short five minute walk along the lake shore front to the…
Bellagio Lake Como

Bellagio Lake Como

EUROPE, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, LUXURY TRAVEL TO ITALY
Of the many beautiful towns on the shores of Lake Como, Bellagio is the most popular.  Also, known as “The Pearl of the Lake”, it’s situated on the tip of a peninsula which divides the lake into two legs, Como and…
Of the many beautiful towns on the shores of Lake Como, Bellagio is the most popular.  Also, known as “The Pearl of the Lake”, it’s situated on the tip of a peninsula which divides the…
Villa del Balbianello – Lenno

Villa del Balbianello – Lenno

EUROPE, LUXURY TRAVEL TO ITALY, SITES TO SEE
Recently while staying in Bellagio, Lake Como, we decided to venture off and explore some of the the other towns that are off the lake.  We caught a ferry which took us to one of the oldest recorded villages in…
Recently while staying in Bellagio, Lake Como, we decided to venture off and explore some of the the other towns that are off the lake.  We caught a ferry which took us to one…