The Azure Window Gozo before collapse

Photo Memories of the Azure Window of Gozo

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Last week, I woke up to sad news that The Azure Window of Gozo was swallowed by the sea. Created by the sea thousands of years ago and destroyed by the sea in a powerful storm.  While experts had said it was fragile, I hadn’t realized its days were numbered.  I visited this tiny island […]

Westin Malta balcony view

Westin Malta Review – Luxury Views, Food and Great Service

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Travel diversification means having a points balance in a few hotel, credit card and airline programs can allow you to be spontaneous in your travels.  That’s what happened when my Starwood account drew me to Malta (a country my family had to Google to figure out where I was).  When I was at the Westin […]

Kempinski Gozo Pool view

The Kempinski Gozo Review in Malta – Our Luxury Escape to a Junior Suite

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Europe, Gozo, Hotels, luxury hotel, Travel

If my vacation to Malta had started at the Kempinski Gozo, I wouldn’t have fractured my foot, my time on the island and subsequent travels would have been vastly changed as well as my relationships.  After a nightmare Airbnb experience, we left early (FLED or ESCAPED is a better term) to the luxury hotel on […]

Water view Gozo Marsalforn

Gorgeous Photos of Gozo, the Relaxing Holiday in Malta

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“What do we do on Gozo” I asked my friend.  He replied “we relax”.  Relax?  As a solo traveler for so long, relax isn’t usually in my vocabulary as I try to see as much as I can in a short period of time. I’m not quite “check the box” traveler but the over the […]

Gozo residential streets

The Quirky (and Dirty) Airbnb House on Gozo

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My friend said to “book the quirky Airbnb house on Gozo” when I gave him a few choices for our last minute trip as he was more familiar with the island than I was.  He wanted a private pool and a farmhouse.  I still blame him for our calamities! Walking past the pool and into […]