The Gardens of Versailles at the Château de Versailles, approximately 12 miles southwest of Paris, France, is one of the most magnificent gardens I’ve ever visited. It’s an incredible 2,000-acre garden that was first built in 1624 but looks quite similar to how it would have nearly 400 years ago. We visited during our time in Paris as a day trip, and I was absolutely blown away by the complexity and sheer magnitude of these gorgeous gardens. Truly, I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t even imagine how this space would have wowed visitors centuries ago who had little in the way of a frame of reference.
Hallstatt, Austria, is one of my very favorite places on Earth. Surrounded by the gorgeous Salzkammergut Mountains with resplendent views of breathtaking Lake Hallstatt, full of history dating back thousands and thousands of years, and chock full of unique things to do, this idyllic alpine village is so much more than first meets the eyes. While many recommend visiting Hallstatt as a day trip, I am so thankful we spent several blissful days here, taking in the scenery, hiking, enjoying the local cuisine, and learning about local history. I hope this Hallstatt, Austria luxury travel guide helps you have the most magnificent time in one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited.
While in Berlin, we took a day trip to Potsdam, Germany, by train to see the complex of palaces and gardens. The Orangery Palace was by far my favorite palace within the Sanssouci Park complex. The architecture, the plants, the sculptures, the art collection, and the décor were all splendid, and I can’t wait to share the details of this place with you.
Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in the world. There’s fantastic fine dining, great live music almost daily, a beautiful art scene, incredible architecture, impressive castles, a dynamic skyline, great hiking and sumptuous gardens all waiting to be explored. I hope this travel guide featuring the most luxurious spots in Edinburgh help discerning travelers make the most of their time in this incredible city full on wondrous adventures.
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London, England is the most biodiverse place on Earth, with more than 50,000 different species of living plants, more than 8 million pressed and preserved plants, and over a billion preserved seeds inside this beautiful, 250 year old former palace complex turned UNESCO World Heritage Site.