Spa Spotlight – Mandara Spa at Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel

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A spa break should be part of every relaxing vacation, especially when you’re walking through miles and miles of theme park attractions at Universal Orlando.  The Mandara Spa (5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL) at the Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel is the perfect antidote to counterbalance the tourist insanity. The Mandara Spa sits behind the harbor […]

The Magic of Capri’s Blue Grotto

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When the sun hangs high and yellow and the little white boats bob in the azure waters off the island of Capri, there’s no better time to escape into a dark cave with dozens of strangers.  Sounds absurd but that’s what happens every day as hundred of tourists flock to the romantic island’s Blue Grotto.  […]

The Rugged Beauty of Tuscany’s La Maremma

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I must admit that my keyboard seems like a compass whose cursor always points to Italy.  Call it my genetic footprint or just my romantic soul but I just can’t seem to get enough of it, especially its beaches.  There are the sandy black beaches of Ostia or the white beaches of Ischia but nothing […]