Gallows Point Resort – Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI

America Point

Overview of St. John St. John is a stunning and secluded US Virgin Island which is primarily a National Park and Coral Reef National Monuments.  To be clear, it is not a vacation for everyone as there is hiking involved as well as 4 wheel drive terrain.  Driving is in American cars but on the left and can be tricky based on the winding, hilly and narrow roads.  The island is 8 miles long and … Continue reading

Mezzanine Restaurant – Tulum, Mexico

Mezzanine Hotel in Tulum, Mexico has an excellent restaurant on site. The cuisine is Thai-Mexican fusion. Thai recipes are prepared with the freshest local Mexican ingredients with perfection. Whether you are a guest at the hotel or if you are traveling in Tulum, Mezzanine Restaurant is one of a few must eat stops in Tulum. The beach and view here are outstanding as well!

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Mezzanine Hotel, Restaurant & Bar – Tulum, Mexico

Mezzanine, Tulum, Mexico

Jen and I decided to head down to Mexico and find out what it’s all about.  So we set our sights for Tulum on the Mexican Riviera.  After hours of online research we decided on Mezzanine Hotel Tulum, a nine room boutique hotel with a highly recommended restaurant and bar, located on a white sand beach just a few feet from the turquoise water.  Our choice was excellent! We flew United Airlines into Cancun International … Continue reading

Me by Melia – Cancun, Mexico

Hotel/Resort, All-Inclusive http://www.me-cancun.com/ Boulevard Kukulkan 12, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico To preface this review, I will say that we chose to go to Cancun fully of our own volition. Its reputation precedes it. And we knew that going in. However we were spending 6 days in Tulum, known for being Eco-chic, solar-powered and yoga-centric. We feared we may want a transition to civilization prior to our return to NYC. That said, Expedia air-fare/hotel … Continue reading

Tribeca Grand Hotel

Tribeca Grand Hotel

Luxury Hotel http://www.tribecagrand.com/?g=ppc&ppcseid=5158&ppcsekeyword=tribeca+grand+hotel&mmtctg=2783105975&mmtcmp=74282495&mmtmt=2&mmtgglcnt=0&mmtadid=9934790615 2 Avenue of the Americas – Tribeca The circumstances under which we came to stay at the Tribeca Grand were unique in that we were evacuated from our home in Battery Park City during Hurricane Irene.  So perhaps it is difficult to judge the service based on a skeleton crew who was essentially forced to board at the hotel because there was no public transportation for them to come and go. The … Continue reading

James Hotel – Soho

James Hotel

http://www.jameshotels.com/New-York.aspx 27 Grand Street – Soho We decided to try a ‘Staycation’ with all of the baloney hype around the idea.  While it is definitely a gimmick to get New Yorkers to spend money in hotels that don’t do so well over the summer months, it’s actually a cool idea!  The James is running a summer special 3 nights for the price of two, 4 for the price of 3 or 7 for the price … Continue reading