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The Hotel List: Part Two

Last month, I shared some of the hotels and resorts on my “dream” list – the places where I’d love to stay, all around the world. Today I am sharing part two of “The Hotel List” – I hope you enjoy, and as always, please share yours!

5. Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland

I’m always beseeching Mr. Feather to go with me to far flung and and maybe more exotic places – Antartica! Botswana! Laos! The other day however, he was surprised to hear me musing about Ireland.

Ballyfin

Ballyfin 2

Ballyfin is an incredibly unique property in Ireland’s countryside – a completely restored historic property with amazing decor and beautiful grounds. I love staying at hotels where it’s very clear that the owners have put a lot of love (and money) into the property – and Ballyfin is the perfect example of such. I could spend a week here just marveling at all the details in the rooms, and just walking around the grounds. I can’t wait to stay here one day.

PS No golf courses! Ireland has enough top tier resorts + courses that Ballyfin doesn’t need to be one).

6. Amanpulo, Palawan, Philippines

Amanpulo

Only an Aman resort would be able to lure me back to one of my most loathed and dreaded places in the world – the chaotic mess that is Manila International Airport. But the beaches at Amanpulo look magical – not to mention the fact that the resort is on its own private island, and guests stay in individual villas and casitas. Continue Reading