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Day 4,5 and 6- Italy 

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after bidding adieu to Portofino, our next stop was Porto Ercole. A Tuscan Island where locals go on holiday. 

Before heading there we decided to do a slight detour to “The Mall”. A big designer outlet shopping center in Rappello , Tuscany. 

We then headed to Porto Ercole. We stayed at the Argenterio Golf and Spa resort. It’s a member of the design hotels. There is one Leading hotel of the world on the island , Il  Pelicano , incase you are wondering. 

  

  

  

 

  Modern property with a black and white decor. We had a  junior suite with a terrace. 

Dinner Herrera was modern Tuscan good with local ingredients. 

     
We decided to explore the island a little Porto Stefano was the nearest to followed by Orbetello. 

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We ate dinner at a beach restaurant called “I Due Pini”. It was just beautiful. 

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Hubby did a golf lesson at the hotel. I used the gym. They had 2 pools.indoor and outdoo the gym was well equipped. 

The next day we decided to return to one of our favorite Tuscany cities- Siena. It was just a 90 m drive. It was the only day it rained but it was still wonderful. 

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After a fantastic lunch at a cave restaurant ( boar’s meat sauce on Papadelle) , we had some great coffee followed by gelato. 

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Since we couldn’t get a table at Pelicano due to the inclement weather  , we ended the trip with some delicious wine and dessert.   

 

  The drive to the airport was just 90 m. 

Bye Italy. See you again soon !!!

Poconos- short drive away

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So, last Thursday we decided to go away for the weekend. A lot of co-workers suggested Skytop.com
It was less than a 2 1/2hour drive and it was a huge property.
Golf, zip lining , hiking etc. tons of activities for the adventurous. The weather was cold and miserable so luckily we enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate weekend the hotel was doing-3 hours of wine and chocolate tastings and then a nice dinner the same evening.

Tons of reptiles to entertain the young ones , a tea room with lots of milkshake options , ping pong and arcade tables too.

The decor was a little dated for my taste. It is a historic hotel though

A nice place to visit for that quick change of scene. Food was really good. I was quite surprised.

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Ritz Calton Cayman Islands

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We just returned from the Ritz Carlton in Cayman Islands. It is THE hotel to be at, in the Cayman Islands. Amazing staff, great food, fanstastic pool a gorgeous beach! If you are in the mood for baubles, then Tiffany’s on the 5th floor can surely help you. The property is 144 acres, features residences with kitchens, balconies, a golf course designed by Greg Norman, “Blue” restaurant by Eric Rupert, whats not to like!

Loving the arrangement in the center table

with kitchen and some with 2 balconies- heaven

View from our ocean-front room.

Ocean front room view

Oh- did I mention a kids club program too?

My son had a gala time on the beach!

Floating car

Happy kids= Happy parents !