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Three Favorite Places

Posted on: December 3, 2016

My husband and I have traveled extensively. Here are three places that I would love to return to for total relaxation and escape.

Balestrand, Norway: Nestled between two fjords, including the largest Sognefjord, Balestrand is a peaceful and beautiful spot to relax. Rick Steves wrote about it here. We actually stayed down the road at the Dragsvik Fjordhotell on the point between the fjords (away from the “bustle” of Balestrand). If you are looking for a place to relax and contemplate your navel, this is it!


Dragsvik Fjordhotell

Santorini, Greece: A total switch from Norway, but Santorini can also be a very relaxing place. Especially if you stay at the Volcano View hotel, as we did. Just sit by the pool and view what is left of the caldera while sipping a drink.

Paris, France: Ok, this is not what you think of when looking for a place to relax, but the Hotel des Grandes Ecoles offers a sanctuary from the busy streets of Paris. With a quiet courtyard and rooms with no TVs, it gives you a sense of calm. Have breakfast or a glass of wine in the courtyard and you will think you are in a French country home. But Paris is just outside the gate.


In this crazy time of politics, it might be nice to get away and gain some perspective. What are your favorite places to relax?


2 Responses to "Three Favorite Places"

They sound absolutely wonderful. Where are your three favorite places in the states? My husband still likes to take road trips.

Mmm….I live in San Diego, so that would be one. I love visiting New York for excitement and Washington DC for the museums. But for relaxation I would say going to Yosemite and to Park City, UT top my list.

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