The stars are the limit, and when it comes to a family vacation, everything should be perfect. We select the hotels that meet all of a travelling family’s needs, to provide recommendations for the best options available.

Staying at Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Nairobi in Kenya is a home to the world renowned Giraffe Manor hotel. Where else in the world can you have a breakfast in a company of giraffes poking their heads right through a window? Giraffe Manor has become increasingly popular due to social media exposure. Nowadays, Giraffe Manor is one of the most desirable […]

Winter wonderland in Finnish Lapland

This land’s ground is covered in snow for over half the year. During the darkest months, the sun never comes up over the horizon. The land is so wild, there are more reindeer than people. Apparently, this land is just a short flight away from our home. So we jumped into the plane, and 1.5 […]

South Africa and Mozambique Itinerary

We spent 17 days in Southern Africa, visiting two countries: South Africa and Mozambique. Our itinerary combines activities for enjoying the cities, cultures, food, beach, wildlife and great outdoors. At a glance: Start: Cape Town End: Johannesbourg Accommodations: 3 nights at La Grenadine Petit Hotel in Cape Town 4 nights at &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge […]

No news, no shoes in the Maldives

When somebody asks us where to go for a relaxing beach vacation, we always answer: Maldives! There is no other place that combines such incredible white sand beaches with no crowds, unbelievable turquoise water, luxurious hotels, great snorkeling, and breathtaking sunsets. We visited Maldives twice and would return in a heartbeat. Choosing the right hotel […]

Mykonos, the island of windmills

Mykonos Island is one of the main tourist destinations in Greece for a reason. Picturesque little towns with whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches, boutique hotels, delicious food and bustling nightlife – isn’t it perfect? We spent an amazing weekend in Mykonos and the highlight of our Greek holiday was the Windmill at Castle Panigirakis. The windmills […]

Kensington Ngorongoro Camp

While in Tanzania we stayed one night in the Kensington Ngorongoro tented camp. This particular camp doesn’t exist anymore, so the review won’t have any practical value – but it was our first ever tented camp experience, so we feel a blog post is needed. :) There’s something special about camping in Africa. It’s authentic […]

Ngorongoro Farm House

We stayed at Ngorongoro Farm House only for one night, so there is not much we can tell about it. It is located just 2 km from the Ngorongoro park entrance gate, and it is a working coffee farm. The lodge is rather big and has about 50 rooms, although there were only 5-7 couples during […]

Kokuya ryokan

Kokuya ryokan is a Japanese Inn with 400 years of history at the center of a charming hot springs resort town. This place is well maintained and full of tradition. Rooms There are 19 traditional rooms on the property, 9 of which have private outdoor hot spring baths. The Shinanoji room, where we stayed, is […]

Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

We stayed at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan for 2 nights in February 2015. It is ideally situated, just around the corner from Takayama Jinya Morning Market, and steps away from the Nakabashi Red Bridge and historic Takayama Old Town. On the one hand, Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is a ryokan, which is a traditional Japanese inn. Ryokans […]