Recently returned from a Luxury Link stay at The Castle - Autograph Collection in Orlando, Florida. With only 214 rooms (small by comparison to most mega resorts in the area), it is considered a boutique property. Located on a well landscaped site, facing Universal Blvd (although the address is on International Drive)....affording more privacy from main road traffic and noise.
The location also affords the opportunity to walk to a number of nearby restaurants, if dining off site is preferred.
When planning our time in Lisbon, Portugal, I happened to recall the first wine I ever tasted. It was Lancers Rosé, light pink in color with a mild effervesce and produced by José Maria da Fonseca (JMF) in Portugal. It came in a brownish pottery bottle (no longer used).
First impressions often linger for years.
A quick map check revealed the JMF winery was located in Nogueira de Azeitão, a rural town less than an hour's drive
After a late evening flight into Lisbon Airport followed by an interminable wait time in the taxi queue, and a brief 9€ ride, we arrived at the Corinthia Hotel Portugal, overlooking the hills of Lisbon.
Two weary travelers, we wondered what might await us inside.
Oh no, a large group was milling about the check-in desk, apparently processing their arrival.
Then a miracle.
A smiling young woman approached
After a late spring and warm summer, filled mostly with work but sprinkled occasionally with some weekend leisure travel, we finally dusted off "The Cap" and readied it for a journey.
Last year we decided to spend some soon-to-be devalued air miles and secure long-haul passage into Eurasia, an area we had mostly known from books and tales from friends who had traveled there.
Some cursory research reveled a region
This is almost an adjunct blog to Omegaet's...
I've been awake since 2:30am. I'm getting better. I get 4 hours of sleep at night, if lucky, if I can stay awake until 10pm. Naps extend to 6 hours, commencing about 8 am.
We returned Tuesday night, after 2+ hrs Bali to Singapore, 9 hours at Changi airport in lounge, 7+ hrs to Tokyo, 2 hour connection, then 11+ hrs to Minneapolis. We had a 3 hour layover (thank God for SkyClub!) and almost 2 more hours home.
Our time change
Updated 09-06-2014 at 01:01 AM by kyshel