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Category: Luxury Europe

Two magical nights at the Ritz Paris.

“When I dream of afterlife in heaven, the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz,” Hemingway was to say.

Hotel Villa Dubrovnik, Croatia

When 2 nights at the sublime Hotel Villa Dubrovnik was simply not enough…

While on a road trip with a friend through Croatia, we stumbled across the stunning Villa Dubrovnik online and were fortunate to find a room left during the end of a busy tourist season in September.

Our plan was to initially stay two nights here and then move on to another part of Croatia, but we arrived and we’re utterly blown away, especially when we received a room upgrade.

Two nights turned into three, then four, and then it was five days before we forced ourselves to leave this sublime five-star hotel. If I can recommend somewhere you MUST stay while travelling in Croatia, this would be it. Just be warned, you may never want to leave…

Heaven at the Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.

Though it has a booming tourist industry, the Eastern European country of Montenegro has managed to remain slightly off the radar in comparison to neighboring Croatia. It’s beauty however is as equally breathtaking, and perhaps even more extraordinary with a diverse landscape dominated by snow capped mountains, lakes, forests and an expansive crystal clear coastline. I was lucky enough to spend five days on the private island resort of Sveti Stefan, a small fifteenth century fishing village connected to the coast by a narrow isthmus.