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PORQUEROLLES, SOUTH OF FRANCE

Another island in the Îles d’Hyères is Porquerolles, located close to Port-Cros. This island is another picturesque escape surrounded by robust cliffs and tranquil beaches. There are more options for accommodation on this island, which makes it much more accessible but just as scenic. During high season, the island is a respite to over 8000 visitors. Travel is similar to Port-Cros as you need to take a ferry or boat ride to get to the island. Once you arrive, a large handful of delicious restaurants and cute houses welcome you. The beauty of the island is having a choice between travelling by land or sea. Whether you’re exp...
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PORT-CROS, SOUTH OF FRANCE

HOTEL LE MANOIR DE PORT-CROS (link) I decided to spend the rest of my summer in the Mediterranean for a nice way to spend some time in the sun and to stay away from the city. My first stop was to Port-Cros, a French island in the Mediterranean that is part of the Îles d’Hyères. The island’s warm weather is what attracts visitors year round. It’s a very cute and charming island that is just a boat ride away from the marina. There are ferries that run relatively frequently or you can rent a private boat to suit your preferences. My stay was at the Hotel Le Manoir, which was a nice backdrop to the quaint island. It was perfect...
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ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH

ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH (link) (instagram) After the first Maldives destination with my son, we headed to the One & Only Resort Reethi Rah, an hour boat ride away from the airport. It’s a beautiful resort located on the Indian Ocean with white sand and blue lagoons. The award-winning resort offers wonderful service in a great location with plenty to do should you find R&R in your villa a little too relaxing. Upon arrival, we were already brainstorming different ideas but heard that the sea turtle snorkeling was not to be missed. The sea turtles are really fun creatures to spot, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even find them wanderin...
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FOUR SEASONS ISTANBUL AT SULTANAHMET

FOUR SEASONS ISTANBUL AT SULTANAHMET (link) (instagram) Are you still with me for my Turkey experience? My next experience took place in an old Turkish prison… completely revamped into a beautiful hotel property of course. This Four Seasons hotel is located in the oldest district in Istanbul, Sultanahmet, and is walking distance to the grand bazaar. A huge difference from the palace like Bosphorus property, the Four Seasons Sultanahmet is a completely different vibe. It’s both quaint and traditional and gave me a great Turkish experience. It’s rich in culture and meticulously designed. I especially loved the bold yellow color ...
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