Hotel Emile in Le Marais, Paris

Hotel Emile in Le Marais, Paris

I’ve always heard that Paris hotels can be both pricey and on the small size, so when I started my search for a place to stay I had my guard up. High. I also found quite a divide in aesthetic as some hotels were very traditional or Parisian, and others were more modern and updated. I settled on Hotel Emile in the Le Marais district as it looked updated and more my style (plus, the price was right, ha!).

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V Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, California

V Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, California

Last week was one full of sunshine and learning, spent at Alt Summit in Palm Springs, California. After the conference, my friend Sally and I decided to stay at V Palm Springs for a little extra R&R. We spent the day Friday hiking in the Mecca Hills area, and enjoying a delicious dinner at Workshop. After checking out on Saturday we grabbed some goodies to bring home with us from the Art Museum of Architecture and Design (heaven!).

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Hotel Laki, our First Night in Iceland

Hotel Laki near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in Southern Iceland

After traveling for a whole day, it felt a little crazy to rent a car and start driving just a couple of hours after we landed, but I’m still glad we did. The first night we spent in Iceland was a few hours from the airport in Keflavik, at Hotel Laki. We arrived later in the afternoon, and we were all exhausted and happy to be able to check in for the night. The rooms were wonderful, with a view of the land leading up to the coastline.

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