Tag Archives: travel

mount stuart, the palatial home in scotland of the 7th marquess of bute

Just like Highclere Castle, known to millions of fans as Downton Abbey, Mount Stuart is a most fanciful neo Gothic country house located just over 1.5 hours from Glasgow.  Still the private home of Lord Bute, the family graciously opens … Continue reading

postcards from rome

There is a reason why Rome is called “The Eternal City” and a good example are two opposite views of the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills that surround the city, imminently coming up for auction at Sotheby’s Old … Continue reading

Norway: hugging a fjord in a small hotel with the tiniest of rooms (5/5)

The Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldal, Norway (about 300 miles northwest of Oslo) is a tiny modern design hotel in Norway.  The 7 – 290 sq. foot | 27 sq. meter – cabins that make up the property are inspired … Continue reading

México: perched on the hills overlooking a wine valley is a small hotel with pocket-sized rooms (4/5)

Hotel Endémico, no more than 2 hours south from San Diego, is a tiny modern design hotel in Mexico Baja California’s wine region.  It’s a diminutive 20-cabin retreat (each 240 sq. feet | 22.3 sq. meters) that offers the warmth … Continue reading

Switzerland: a small hotel with diminutive rooms in the Alps (3/5)

May I introduce the PodHotel Flims, a tiny modern design hotel with its cozy cabins measuring approx. 29 square meters | 312 square feet. Snuggled in a gorgeous valley on the road between Lugano and the border with Lichtenstein, and a … Continue reading

Chile: viewing the expansive cosmos in a small hotel with even smaller rooms (2/5)

Like all the other properties I’ve featured this week, the Elqui Domos Hotel has its grace – its a tiny modern design hotel in Chile.  While the other properties boast their wonderful terrestrial views, the Elqui is different.  It boasts … Continue reading

Finland: a small hotel with miniscule rooms in the Arctic Circle (1/5)

  Welcome to the Hotel Kakslauttanen, a tiny modern design hotel in Finland. By now, we’ve all seen igloo hotels where one has to sleep in bear pelts and walk around in sub-zero clothing that looks like a ginormous sleeping bag.  … Continue reading