Archive | July, 2012

A trio for London

21 Jul

Great post by Angelina! Check out more posts at http://angelinascasa.wordpress.com!

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With so many new hotels opening in London this year, it’s hard to decide on where’s the best place to lay your head.
To help, here’s my top three, plus a little insider knowledge for each.

Best for thrill-seekers: ST ERMINS HOTEL, ST JAMES’S PARK

When I was invited to stay in the newly renovated St Ermins Hotel, once the home of spies and espionage, I imagined dimly-lit corridors and dark corners to hide out in. Belting my trenchcoat, I snuck off to St James’s Park. All I was lacking was an illicit tryst.

But I couldn’t have been more mistaken. This may have been a hub for MI6 throughout the 1930s and 1940s, but without reading the history books, you’d never have guessed it. Prim government building it is not.

Stepping into the hotel entrance, I was bowled over by its sheer flamboyance. Originally conceived by a Victorian set…

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jamaica mon. no problem

10 Jul

MUST READ for anyone attending our wedding! Great post by Brianna Gorman. Check out her blog at http://briannagorman.wordpress.com!

Es un milagro

I honestly have no idea where to even begin. I just got home from Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Montego Bay in Jamaica and it was the best 6 days of my life. Literally. I can not explain how amazing it was. I am just beginning this blog post and I don’t know how I am going to put into words a post about my short, but amazing, time in Jamaica.

First off, everyone really does say “ya, mon.” I LOVED that because I thought it was just a  sterotype.

Before the trip and even when we got there, I was kind of skeptical. I knew it was going to be fun, but I was one of the only girls paying my own way to go so I would be the most devastated if I didn’t get my money’s worth. Boy was I wrong.

The weather was absolutely perfect. It was…

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

7 Jul

There are a ton of adventurous activities to do in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  Here are just a few:

Canoeing*

Kayaking*

Rafting*

(photo is from River & Trail Outfitters)

Canopy Tour

Tubing* (my personal favorite)

(photo is from River Riders)

Biking*

Fishing

Camping*

The Haunted Cottage

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

* Also try River & Trail Outfitters for the same activities

Best of Istanbul (Turkey)

4 Jul

Here are my recommendations for Istanbul:

  • Go to a Turkish bath
  • Eat lots of great Turkish food
  • Walk through the Basilica Cistern

Enjoy Istanbul!

Best of Cappadocia (Turkey)

1 Jul
Here are some of my MUST DOs of Cappadocia (Turkey):
  • Stay in a cave
  • Visit an underground city
  • Buy an original Turkish plate
  • Eat lots and lots of Turkish food

 Enjoy Turkey!