Peter - "The Urban Explorer"
by, 08-11-2012 at 10:12 AM (1396 Views)
Longtime Luxury Link traveler Peter B. is a self-avowed "Urban Explorer". Read his insights on a great vacation in the big city, and determine your own travel persona by taking this short, fun quiz. You can even enter to win a $500 credit towards your next Luxury Link vacation experience!
Q: What do you consider the most dynamic city in the world?
A: The most dynamic city has to be Roma! The history and architecture and the food are to die for! The Vatican will blow anyone away...
Q: Can you recommend a great urban Luxury Link hotel?In A: Venice we loved Ca' Sagredo, a Luxury Link property on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge. A grand palace that dates back to the 17th century! A spectacular breakfast is served in the music room filled with frescos and Andre Boccelli playing in the background! You definitely need a sports jacket for special occasions and a comfortable pair of dress shoes.
Q: What are some of your packing essentials for a trip to the big city?
A: We always visit a great market where one can obtain all the essentials for a grand picnic (a bottle of local wine, fresh bread, local cheese and sausage or prosciutto) to start the day, then a after a museum visit or sightseeing tour we a perfect spot for the meal. Then it's time for a nap back at the hotel!
Q: How do you like to truly “splash out” (meal, cultural experience, shopping, etc.) while on an urban vacation?
A: An evening at a locally-recommended restaurant, preferably with a view would be the topping on the cake!
Q: What city, are you hoping to get to next?
A: I plan on seeing Paris next year as a seasoned tourist and not as the backpacker I was when I last was there at age 21!