Where to stay: The Vedema in Santorini, Greece

For the tail end of my trip on Santorini, I stayed at the Vedema hotel, a property by my favorite, the Luxury Collection. Located in the medieval village of Megalohori, the Vedema is a sprawling resort that maintains the charm of the village and the classic Cycladic style architecture. Where do I start with The Vedema? First of all, it is one of the most beautiful resorts I've ever had the privilege of staying at. Not only am I smitten with the polka dot walls, but there is a 400-year old wine cellar at the hotel - and if you know anything about me, you know wine is the key to my heart.
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Where to stay: The Istoria in Santorini, Greece

I pictured my first trip to Greece to be an idyllic island getaway for as long as I can remember. I mean, who would expect their first trip to the Cyclades to be anything less, you know? Anyway. As a clinical over-planner, I had big dreams and really needed this trip to deliver. Luckily, I was able to stay at two stunning hotels on either coast of Santorini and they both really set the mood for the trip. The first hotel - the Istoria. The Istoria is a brand new hotel from Design Hotels. The gorgeous property, a former stable, maintains the equestrian history while mixing in the Greek vibes of the surrounding area. Located in the Perivolos Beach area, the hotel is the perfect respite from the busy Thira and Oia on the other side of the island.
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Where to stay: The Nantucket Hotel in Nantucket, MA

I love Nantucket in the off-season. While extremely beautiful in the summer, the population grows 3x during the warmer months and can make the small island feel crowded. Don't get me wrong, I love a summer getaway to the Grey Lady, but you really get a feel for the charming Massachusetts island during the spring or fall. When I had the chance to visit The Nantucket Hotel, I jumped at the chance to go in April. Right before the peak season starts, the restaurants and shops are opening back up but you don't have to deal with any crowds - and reservations are very easy to come by.
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Where to stay: Gurney’s in Newport, RI

Newport is quickly becoming one of my favorite places in New England. It's a quick trip from Boston, there's so much to do year-round, and the food scene isn't too bad either. Even though Newport is small in size, finding a larger hotel that's close to Thames Street is key. I love a small bed and breakfast, but sometimes you want the amenities of a resort. Luckily, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina made its debut on Goat Island in 2017 and has been a welcome addition to the Newport hotel scene.
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Where to stay: The Chatwal in New York City

New York City is one of my true loves. Every time I visit I'm inspired and I when I leave I'm excited to create. This past trip was no different. Though I left with a bit of a travel bug that's left me little time to write (like this blog post, for example).My home, while I was in town, was The Chatwal in Midtown. The Luxury Collection's New York City art deco style hotel is the PERFECT respite while you're exploring the city. (It doesn't hurt that they have a house car that will drive you anywhere in a 20-block radius that makes exploring particularly easy.)
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