My Top Eleven Most Memorable Hotels

I recently started to reminisce about the most memorable hotels where I’ve stayed. They aren’t necessarily the best hotels, the fanciest hotels or the most expensive ones I’ve ever stayed in. Instead, these are the places that left the most distinct memories. I haven’t stayed at some of these places for decades and we just recently visited others. The reasons they’re memorable vary. They could be places where I stayed during a “once in a lifetime” trip or somewhere that was so unique that it was unforgettable. I think you get the picture. It’s not always the fanciest or most expensive or most popular hotel that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Any place could end up being on the list. You just have to find out for yourself what places are special to you.

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Thieves Tried To Siphon Gas From Tour Bus, Wound Up Sucking Raw Sewage Instead

I think you can file this one under “things nobody ever, ever wants to do…” And it may or may not be what you want to think about the next time your travels include utilizing a a tour bus with a toilet.

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This Museum Has A Working “Poop Machine”

When we visited Tasmania on our trip to Australia with Adventures by Disney, there were many activities on our schedule, such as zip-lining, meeting kangaroos at an animal sanctuary and sea kayaking, to name a few. When we arrived in Hobart, we were treated to something we didn’t have much of during the trip – free time. Since our guides had gotten to know us over the previous 10 days, they suggested we might like to visit a museum they don’t usually recommend to the families typically on the tour. We decided not to go and spent the day walking around Hobart and having a wonderful dinner. I’m not disappointed about how we spent our day, but looking back in 20/20 hindsight, I’m a bit sad we never went to the museum.

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This Was Easily The Best Name For A Ferry, EVER! Until…

I grew up in Staten Island, NY and so, of course, the Staten Island Ferry is near and dear to my heart. Most of the ferries are named after famous Staten Island people or towns, or those who served political office  such as Alice Austen (a photographer who also introduced tennis to the United States.), John F. Kennedy and Samuel I. Newhouse (the Staten Island Advance’s [S.I.’s daily newspaper] publisher from 1922 to 1979). But other vessels around the world are sometimes named a different way.

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Mary Poppins Fan? You’re Going To Want To Experience This Ultimate Event!

If you want some Disney in your life, there are plenty of places to go. After all, the Walt Disney Company has theme parks in Florida, California, Japan, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The Disney Store can be found in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Europe, China and Japan. The Walt Disney Family Museum is in San Francisco and Disney on Ice might be skating to your town soon. But you have to go to Australia to see this one-of-a-kind nod to the beloved Disney character that’s practically perfect in every way.

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