I would love to see more in South America - Uruguay is the "hot" new place and they have wonderful beaches.
I would also like to see more in Mexico - there are lots of offerings for Cancun and the other more touristed areas but I would like to see more destinations added - it was nice to finally see a Merida package.
More in Guatemala - usually only have a few listed for Lake Atitlan - need some in Antigua and other areas of the country.
Nice to see the Gamboa in Panama - we stayed there and it is a great place
In response to community members' requests, LL has added 2 new lovely Oregon properties to their collection. They are:
1) Heathman Hotel, Portland OR -Portland Hotel - Luxury Portland Hotel near the Airport
Ranked one of the World's Best Places To Stay by Conde Nast Traveler. There are so many great things to do in the area. For me, I love visiting old historic homes / estates, so I was happy to see this is located just six miles from a place on my list for future trips - Pittock Mansion .
2) The Allison Inn and Spahttp://www.theallison.com/index.php
(This is a property I suggested for LL in the community. OK, I will admit I delayed posting this message so I could snag their first offering this AM. I knew I would be bidding against thepiranha otherwise!...lol.)
The property is located about 25 miles from Portland, in the Yamhill area. They can arrange a shuttle to / from the Portland airport if needed. It is located on 35 acres of vineyard and gardens. Beautiful rooms - the "smallest" being 490 sq. feet - all with fireplaces, soaking tubs, and balconies or terraces to enjoy the views. Great spa, indoor pool, and restaurant at the Inn. Excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.com.
Click on the pictures to see a larger view:
The Yamhill area is home to more than 200 wineries. Among events throughout the year is the International Pinot Noir Wine Festival each July. The next one will be held July 29 - 31, 2011. http://www.ipnc.org/
Other things to do in the area include horseback riding, hiking, biking, visiting the Evergreen Aviation Museum (home of "The Spruce Goose"), hot air balloon rides, antiquing, etc.
These 2 new properties join a third already on LL -
3) Tu Tu Tun Lodge - www.tututun.com
This is a beautiful property on the banks of the Rogue River. We are headed there on a LL package this coming month, so I will post my review when I get back.
If you haven't visited Oregon before, you have been missing out! Looking at the locations of these 3 properties, you could easily book all 3 to get a view around this state.
Last edited by shygirl724; 02-27-2011 at 11:26 AM.