Nothing can prepare you for the service provided at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. This is what we expect from a five star hotel with a history of excellent customer service. Reading about it is one thing. Experiencing it first hand is another. Bravo Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, you’ve outdone yourself.


Agra, India


The Taj Mahal, a wonder of the world. This was the reason for our trip to India. As we approached the city of Agra, seeing the Taj Mahal in the distance for the first time, our behavior became childlike, giddy with excitement. The mausoleum was commissioned at the request of Mughal emperor Shan Jahan, in memory of his third and favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is said to be the finest example of Indian, Islamic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish styles of architecture. The Taj Mahal was spectacular, better than we could have imagined. Seeing it with our own eyes was a longtime dream finally fulfilled.

India: what to pack



Here are some of the items that you should have when traveling to India:

-Bottled water: drink plenty to stay hydrate

-Hand sanitizer

-Sun lotion: remember to reapply throughout the day



-Evian spray: spray on your face before reapplying sun lotion

-Odomos: the hotel had it available for us. It is a mosquito repellent in a cream form that smells great, is safe for kids (no deet) and available all over India.

We also packed probiotics (which we took everyday), Pepto Bismol, Imodium, antibiotics, Germ Fighter inhaler and mosquito repellent that contains deet.

Remember to consult a doctor before you travel to answer your questions and make specific recommendations for you.

Safe travels!

Cy & Rich

Picture by Cy

Up close and personal in Delhi, India


We always wanted to travel to India. India is one of those places that isn’t on everyone’s bucket list. In fact most people responded “why?”, when we told them we were planning to vacation there. We weren’t sure what to expect, but what we found was an amazing country full of contrasts dividing the “have’s and have not’s”. A land of beautiful colors, curries, traffic jams and millions of people somehow living in mutual harmony. We can only describe India as sensory overload, but the kind that had us yearning for more.



Burj Al Arab view from The Souk Madinat Jumeirah


Trying to decide if you should visit Dubai? The answer is yes and the time is now. Dubai is an amazing place that mixes old world Middle Eastern charm with the modern western world. In fact if you can dream it, Dubai probably has it. From the world’s tallest building to ski slopes indoors, this is a fascinating city that will keep you coming back for more. And with the fast paced construction that is constantly taking place, you’ll be sure to find something new and amazing on every visit.

The Eternal City



We traveled to Rome in November of 2013. This is a great time to visit Rome, during the low season before the busy December holiday season. The days were cool and sunny in the 60’s, although we experienced a few rain showers during our stay. No matter what the weather is Rome is the perfect place to do exactly that, roam. This is a wonderful walking city, with many sights to see along the way.