TOP DESTINATIONS FOR 2017

 

Sit back, relax, and picture yourself in one of these 5 hot destinations!

1.  Portugal

What To Eat:  Bolos de Arroz, Portugese rice cupcakes, perfect for breakfast, dipped in coffee

Where To Stay:  Palacio Belmonte, an elegant hotel in a 15th-century palace, located in the old town of Lisbon

What To See:  The charming town of Sintra, whose beautiful villas and gardens have charmed Portugese kings and nobles since the Moorish occupation

2.  Bermuda

What To Eat:  Fish Chowder, the national dish of Bermuda

Where To Stay:  Rosewood Tucker’s Point, serene, sophisticated, and a great place to visit in May or June of this year for the 35th America’s Cup

What To See:  Beautiful Horseshoe Bay Beach, the most photographed beach in Bermuda, as well as the prestigious Port Royal Golf Club3.  Quebec, Canada

What To Eat:  Poutine, a dish of fries, gravy, and cheese curds, popular throughout Quebec

Where To Stay:  Chateau Frontenac, a historic luxury hotel in Quebec City, featuring views of the St. Lawrence River

What To See:  Old Quebec, an UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will find the Citadel, the Quartier Petit-Champlain, and the Cathedral-Basillica of Notre-Dame de Quebec

4.  Kyoto, Japan

What To Eat:  Mitarashi Dango, a grilled dumpling served on a skewer coated with a sweet soy sauce glaze and dusted with toasted soy bean powder

Where To Stay: Hoshinoya Resort, with the highest level of hospitality, assessible only by boat

What To See: The Sagano Bamboo Forest, one of the most beautiful groves in the World, with its rustling, creaking, and swaying

5.  Scotland

What To Eat:  Neeps and Tatties, a.k.a. turnips and potatoes.  Add butter and chives, and you get clapshot, a dish whose origin is Orkney.

Where To Stay:  The Howard Hotel, Edinburgh, intimate luxury with butlers who take of everything — ironing, late-night room service, theatre bookings — according to your needs!

What To See:  Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Military Tattoo every August, and

Eilean Donan, a small island in the western Highlands of Scotland