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San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Chile

San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Chile

By Ava Stochinsky on October 28, 2015Comments (0)

How about getting soaked in the most expensive swimming pool of the world at the San Alfonso Del Mar resort in Chile? The length of this 20-acre pool is equal with the three football fields and contains almost 66 million gallons of saltwater. It is almost 115 feet deep. Of course, it holds the Guinness […] read more»

The Library Hotel – NYC

The Library Hotel – NYC

By Ava Stochinsky on August 04, 2015Comments (5)

Maybe it is just me growing older (and somewhat wiser), but I have really come to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. The overall experience I had at the Library Hotel was one of the most pleasurable stays in New York. When I mention the simplicity, it should not be confused with lack of elegance. […] read more»

ALT Hotel :: Toronto

ALT Hotel :: Toronto

By Ava Stochinsky on July 11, 2015Comments (2)

It’s a boutique no frills hotel, but still has the bells and whistles. ALT boasts of individuality, as expected of a boutique hotel. If you are stopping over for a night in Toronto this is the perfect place. You easily get into the shuttle train and after a quick ride walk across and right into […] read more»

Shutters on the Beach :: Santa Monica, CA

Shutters on the Beach :: Santa Monica, CA

By Lara Smith on June 28, 2015Comments (0)

Simply put, Shutters on the Beach is a wonderful little oasis in the mist of Santa Monica and its beach. This hotel is in a perfect location on the Santa Monica boardwalk. The staff took care of us in a way that we felt like royalty. From the initial valet service, the checkin and our […] read more»

VIP Treatment with New MGM Resorts Connections

VIP Treatment with New MGM Resorts Connections

By Ava Stochinsky on March 18, 2015Comments (0)

When I heard about this I was so excited. Everyone goes to Vegas for an occasion, and usually with a group of folks. If traveling with a group and reserving at least five guestrooms (yep, only five rooms) – whether for a bachelor or bachelorette party, golf getaway, family reunion, special birthday or just to […] read more»

Tom Colicchio`s Heritage Steak :: Las Vegas

Tom Colicchio`s Heritage Steak :: Las Vegas

By Ava Stochinsky on March 08, 2015Comments (0)

This is my Vegas go-to restaurant. The menu is not overdone, i.e. good selection but not so large that the kitchen is in mass production mode. We ordered a 8oz A5 Wagyu strip to share as an app. One bite and it ruined any other steak I will ever eat again. Recommend any of the […] read more»

Ship Out To Kimpton Hotel Group’s Argonaut Hotel :: San Francisco

Ship Out To Kimpton Hotel Group’s Argonaut Hotel :: San Francisco

By Janice Nieder on August 23, 2014Comments (0)

Good evening, folks. This is your Captain speaking. Whether you’re a sophisticate, sporty type, or just a small fry, we recommend you set your course for San Francisco’s Fisherman Wharf and drop anchor for a few nights at the Argonaut Hotel. Run by those stellar life-style know-it-alls at the Kimpton Hotel Group you’re gonna love […] read more»

Home Away From Home Series – Dolce Vita Guesthouse Estoril

Home Away From Home Series – Dolce Vita Guesthouse Estoril

By Ava Stochinsky on July 13, 2014Comments (0)

We are fortunate that we at Vagablond get to experience lovely hotel destinations worldwide. It is seldom that I am surprised by the level of hospitality and professionalism. I expect it, but our stay at the Dolce Vita Guesthouse was one of the most pleasurable travel experiences I have enjoyed in recent history. What draws […] read more»