St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Marriott Platinum Elite Benefits

I recently stayed at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in the Maldives. As a Platinum Elite Member, I was welcomed with a letter from my “head connector,” which explained the benefits available to me at the resort. These included discounts at the spa, my choice of welcome gift, and complimentary high speed internet. IContinue reading “St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Marriott Platinum Elite Benefits”

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Guest Benefits and Daily Activities List

During my stay at the St. Regis, a personal butler was made available to me. Some things a personal butler can assist with are garment pressing, restaurant reservations, transfer arrangements, and providing information regarding the resort’s weekly wellness activities or the schedule for the Vommuli Dive and Watersports Centre. She also was available to helpContinue reading “St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Guest Benefits and Daily Activities List”

Lufthansa (LH 431) 747-800 Business Class ORD-FRA (Covid era-Aug 2021 flight)

This was a standard Lufthansa business class flight from Chicago to Frankfurt with just a few changes with Covid. There was no pre-departure beverage, and the entire meal was served on one tray, along with wearing a mask during these long flights. I was very excited to be flying the 747-8 Upper Deck again, asContinue reading “Lufthansa (LH 431) 747-800 Business Class ORD-FRA (Covid era-Aug 2021 flight)”

La Casa del Tesorero in Seville, Spain

Hungry for pizza and carbonara, I was looking for the best Italian restaurant in Seville. A town known for its food, and proximity to Italy itself, my expectations were high for this highly-ranked TripAdvisor restaurant. Upon entering, this building is magnificent. As told by the waitress, this was an old bank that shippers would useContinue reading “La Casa del Tesorero in Seville, Spain”

La Famiglia (Dinner) in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

OMG…where do I start. I found this place from a local recommendation who said the pizza was very good. Then read reviews on TripAdvisor where most were positive too. Being half Italian, and from a mother who only cooks from scratch as a child, I have high expectations when it comes to “excellent” Italian food. Continue reading “La Famiglia (Dinner) in Playa del Carmen, Mexico”

Zitla in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

I found this place ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for Mexican food. I thought I’d give it a try since the restaurant is off the beaten path of 5th Avenue and away from the main touristy areas. This place is definitely touristy, and I can see why it would be ranked higher on TripAdvisor.  This is aContinue reading “Zitla in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico”

La Famiglia (Breakfast) in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

After enjoying an amazing dinner the night before, the waitress let us know they were open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  So decided to try their “amazing coffee” the waitress admitted was necessary before leaving Playa Del Carmen. She was correct – the coffee was amazing, along with the rest of breakfast. LaContinue reading “La Famiglia (Breakfast) in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico”