Author: ana@gnometrotting.com

  • Rest and relaxation at the Irotama Resort in Santa Marta, Colombia

    Rest and relaxation at the Irotama Resort in Santa Marta, Colombia

    As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started putting more emphasis on vacations that actually feel like a vacation, as opposed to ones that are action-packed but exhausting. That’s why I was excited to spend a long weekend in Santa Marta simply resting and relaxing at the Irotama Resort. The stay did not disappoint. Rooms, rates, and…

  • Flying transatlantic with your wife for the first time

    Flying transatlantic with your wife for the first time

    Even though we’ve been together for five years and have traveled to more than a dozen countries as a couple, there is always more to learn and experience with your spouse. But sometimes, the novel thing is the less-than-pleasant experience of flying 16 hours from Central Europe to the United States. Leading up to the…

  • Surviving a vacation with your in-laws

    Surviving a vacation with your in-laws

    Like Thanksgiving dinners and family reunions, you may inevitably have the opportunity to take a vacation with your spouse’s parents. For some people, this might sound like a daunting chore. For others, it might be delightful. Most of us probably land somewhere in the middle. Regardless of where you fall in the spectrum, you’d probably…

  • The pros and cons of room and board

    The pros and cons of room and board

    With travel becoming increasingly complicated and stressful, it might be tempting to opt for accommodations that offer room and board just to simplify your life. Indeed, having meals included in the cost of your hotel might be the perfect way to vacation without having to worry about anything. But what are the downsides? And is…

  • Wellness and relaxation in Marianske Lazne

    Wellness and relaxation in Marianske Lazne

    Marianske Lazne is one of the premier spa destinations in the Czech Republic. Known for its vast green parks and surroundings, the town is a quieter version of its neighbor to the north, Karlovy Vary. Marianske Lazne attracts visitors from all over the country and neighboring Germany for laid back wellness vacations. Though the town…

  • Things not to miss in Malaga

    Things not to miss in Malaga

    The historic Andalusian city of Malaga offers a wonderful mix of art, architecture, nature, and charm to spare. Though Malaga’s must-sees can be enjoyed over a weekend, a lot of the highlights can be spread out over a longer period or even crammed into one very busy day. These are some of the things you…