Zimbali Retreats, Negril, Jamaica

At Zimbali Retreats, the tall, lean man who goes by the name of Fire scrambled around among the foliage surrounding the very — very! — modest wooden lean-to which serves as his home. After collecting several herbs and spices, he seasoned the simple, nourishing meal...

A farmhouse in Umbria

Rooms to Explore visits an Umbrian farmhouse Our temporary Italian home away from home could have been in an upscale hotel – but it wasn’t. Its two spacious bedrooms, comfortable living room and full kitchen had recently been renovated. The antique furnishings,...

Traditional Japanese guest houses

This “Rooms to Explore” feature focuses upon places throughout the country and the world where I have stayed that became part of the experience of visiting a destination. Places that bring to life the local history, culture and lifestyle in a very meaningful way –...

Kura Hulanda — Rooms with the history of man

This Rooms to Explore feature focuses upon places to stay throughout the country and the world that become part of a visit to a destination. This segment features Kura Hulanda in Curacao. These are hotels, inns and other accommodations that help to bring the local...