Valentine Hotel Hotlist: 6 Sexy Places To Spend Time With A Special Someone

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, British Columbia, California, Canada, Continents, England, Europe, London, Malaysia, Mexico, Opinion, Perfect Places To Stay, South Africa, UK Staycation, United Kingdom, USA, Vancouver Island, Wishlists, Worldwide Vacation

Rose at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Falling in love with hotels for Valentine’s Day…

A romantic weekend away for Valentine’s Day – sounds like a great idea in principle, right?

But as anyone who has tried to book even a simple night away with their partner already knows, the process of finding the perfect hotel for romance isn’t all hearts and flowers.

You’re searching for seclusion and sophistication in a Valentine hotel, but you also need that unquantifiable quality – sex appeal. And just like dating itself, there’s always the worry that hotels which look good on paper could turn out to be a let down when we meet them in person.

So I thought I’d compile a list of  the 6 sexiest places in the entire world I’ve ever stayed. These are tried and tested hotels that I would not hesitate in recommending for romance, so you can kick the research to the kerb…

Drive The Entire USA West Coast (& back again) In 3 Minutes

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Americas, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Canada, Continents, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, USA, Utah, Vancouver, Worldwide Vacation

West Coast Road Trip

Weed, California – I challenge anyone not to snigger just a little.

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately – that’s because I’ve been been planning adventures and spending time thinking about a few of my favourite things.

Yes, I do love raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens as much as the next girl (unless the next girl is actual Julie Andrews) and while it isn’t the season for snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, it is the season for one of my favourite things of all: R-O-A-D-T-R-I-P-S.

As I head off on a little adventure through Canada’a answer to the Alps to check out the skyscraper and Stetson city of Calgary, I thought it might be time to share a mini-montage of my last epic road journey – a mammoth drive down the entire USA West Coast.

I did it over 4 weeks, but you can experience it in just 3 minutes

My Top 4 Stars And Stripes Photos For July 4th

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Americas, Arizona, California, Continents, Hawaii, Photo Journeys, USA, Utah

American Flag

The Stars and Stripes hanging on a restaurant wall in Utah

I usually have my own special reason to celebrate American Independence Day  – just like the famous movie title, my little brother was born on the 4th of July. And while he isn’t American (or even English like me) and is now far from being a little boy, he did turn out to be a military man, and a real hero.

But while I could probably compile a post of family photos of my brother in action around the world (future post idea there), I think we can all agree that a photo essay of the good old Stars and Stripes is what you (and undoubtedly he) would rather see this weekend.

After contributing an image to Carpe Travel’s annual post celebrating American Independence Day though travel writers’ photos of the flag, I just couldn’t resist sharing a selection of my own Stars and Stripes photos with you too.