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Paradise on Cambodia’s Islands

By Andrew Kolasinski The boat swayed, more from the movements of the passengers than from the gentle waves of the Gulf of Thailand. In just over an hour we sighted the shores of Koh Ruessey, or Bamboo Island, one of Cambodia’s many island paradises. The captain cut back on the throttle, and steering with...

Waterfalls of Laos

By Andrew Kolasinski There was a rumbling in the air and a slight tremor in the ground a kilometer from the falls. As I got closer the rumbling became a thunderous crashing, the ground shook and the air was full of swirling mist. Khane Phapheng Falls in Laos is Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall and the...

Return to Miracle Springs Resort

How delightful to return to Miracle Springs Resort after seven years. A Diamond in the Desert was the title of a story we posted in 2008 on Global Writes. The Hill team was enthused about the healing hot springs, food, and spa. Yet, it is the people at this unique place that make it special. The entire...

Country Garden Inn and Spa Receives Award

Inspiring Inns Update! I am pleased to send congratulations to the owners and managers of one of my most inspiring inns, The Country Garden Inn and Spa in Massachusetts. It is no surprise that this charming property in the country, yet  close to Boston and beautiful beaches, received this award. This...

Phoenix News for September 2011

x In this issue…. RESORT NEWS ARTS, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS/GOLF DINING CITY NEWS What’s New in Greater Phoenix? September 2011 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS MONTH’S EDITION • Arizona Restaurant Week returns September 17-25. • The Westin at Kierland Resort & Spa reopens Latin-inspired restaurant Deseo. • CALA...

News from Country Garden Inn and Spa

This just in… I love the the Country Garden Inn and Spa. For me, it is the little gem of Boston’s beautiful North Shore. I have know the dedicated hands-on owners, Suzie and Richard, at the inn for years. It just keeps getting better. I wasn’t surprised to see some well knows from Hollywood hanging out...

Summer in Phoenix Offer Value at Resorts

Resort deals, vacation giveaways signal summer’s arrival in Phoenix PHOENIX (June 2, 2011) – In the northern hemisphere, the start of summer is marked by the summer solstice. But in Greater Phoenix, there’s an even surer sign summer is here: Resplendent resorts become as affordable as roadside motels. All...

Phoenix Update for March 2011

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS MONTH’S EDITION -The Devoured Culinary Classic comes to the Phoenix Art Museum this March -Take advantage of Spring specials offered at several valley resorts -MLB All-Star Week will be hosted this July in Phoenix RESORT NEWS The second-annual “Hollywood & Wine” festival  is taking...

Miracle Springs… a Diamond in the Desert

What a miraculous and delightful hideaway I discovered in the greater Palm Springs area. Miracle Springs Hotel and Spa in Desert Hot Springs was the perfect antidote to my cold and weary bones. This comfy, casual resort exceeded my expectations. The caring touch of the pristine natural waters, and the...