Get Lost on Amtrak! Hotel Palomar in Chicago

Kelley started off her Amtrak cross country journey in the snowy Chicago. She picked the well rated Hotel Palomar as her home base and the hotel did not disappoint. From the great location, comfortable rooms and 5 pm happy hour, Kelley was pleasantly with all facets of the hotel and would give it 7 out 10 stars!

Dream to Reality: Italy’s La Tenuta Moreno Masseria & Spa

I had wanted to go to Puglia, Italy for so long so when My Brindisi Tourism launched a video contest to go, I had to enter. I toured around New York City, asking locals & tourists for help in my entry video, and lo & behold, I won! I was sent to Puglia this past October to experience the region and hotel that I had been dreaming of. Thank you to Niccolo Lania, my expert filmmaker!

El Dorado Kitchen

Easily one of my favorite meals ever, let alone in Sonoma, El Dorado Kitchen is a must for the discerning foodie. The menu is local, the chef is exceptional and the atmosphere makes you never want to leave. Check out my favorite dishes and let me know when you go!

El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen in Sonoma

Understated chic yet simply comfortable, the El Dorado Hotel was such a gem–I knew right away that I picked the best place to stay in Sonoma. The good reviews did not lead me astray! The stylish, modern decor mixed well with the outdoor spaces, high-ceilinged rooms & pool. Plus, you have one of the area’s best restaurants in YOUR LOBBY. Seriously, my favorite meal in Sonoma has had just a few steps away from where I got my beauty sleep.

Do yourself a favor and book here when you go to Sonoma.

Hotel Widder, Zurich

Hotel Widder. If you go to Zurich, you have to stay here. There’s nothing more to say. Best location, best design, best staff, best food and best bar hands down. Don’t believe me? Then watch this:

 

Gstaad Palace Hotel

Have you ever called a Palace home? Well I was lucky enough to call the Gstaad Palace, one of the best hotels in the world, my home for two glorious days. I’ll never forget the unbelievable food (yes champagne truffle fondue exists), the charming staff, opulent spa and every inch of this ridiculously beautiful hotel–inside and out. Yes heaven exist on earth and I believe it’s at the Gstaad Palace