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What it’s Like to Stay in the Luxurious Fairmont Amman

Since its opening in the fall of 2017, the Fairmont Amman has set the bar for luxury hotels in Amman, Jordan. Its prestigious location in the 5th Circle of Amman, ensures its a convenient 30 minute drive from the Queen Alia International Airport.  From the moment you step out of your car at the entrance, the five star hotel experience begins. As you walk to the check-in desk through a magnificent lobby replete with stunning…

The Canopy Tower Experience in Panama

The Canopy Tower, a birding lodge in Panama's Sobrenia National Park, was our home for three nights in November. It's a converted, hard to miss, turquoise coloured former radar tower that was built in 1965 by the US Air Force to defend the Panama Canal. You can see the canal from the observation deck and even the lights of Panama City, less than an hour's drive away.  The Canopy Tower is popular with the serious…

Country Encounters: Why it’s The Best Place to Stay in the Crowsnest Pass

I've driven through the Crowsnest Pass area in southern Alberta many times, never with the intention of stopping. It was only when I heard that there was a B&B called Country Encounters that I had any interest in an overnight stay. The B&B – located in Coleman, the westernmost town in the Crowsnest Pass area, also offers cooking classes. My plan was to stay at Country Encounters for a couple of nights and use it as…

Can Hotels be Hazardous to Your Health?

There's nothing like graphic images of e coli growing on petri dishes from swabs taken in hotel rooms to focus your attention on hotel cleanliness and how it may actually impact your health. But can hotels actually be hazardous to your health? After watching an episode of CBC Marketplace this past weekend on hotel cleanliness I think there are some real problems - though not just in hotels. Just say the word germs and bacteria…

A Visit to the Banff Springs Hotel: A Rocky Mountain Classic

If you ever wanted to play hide and go seek then the Banff Springs Hotel is the place to do it. You just might never be found. We weren't trying to get lost last weekend but the labyrinth of corridors, nooks and crannies in this stately old hotel means that the odds are against being discovered. Just finding our room was an adventure. About the Banff Springs Hotel The Banff Springs Hotel has a longer history…

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