I love to travel, and my top hotels are:

Hotel Esencia
Carretera Cancún – Tulum km 265, Xpu-Ha, Quintana Roo 77750 Mexico
+ 52.984.873.4830

This is the perfect hideaway retreat in Mexico. Chic, easy, warm and gorgeous. 

Hotel Cap Rocat in Mallorca
Ctra. d'enderrocat, s/n, 07609 Cala Blava-Llucmajor, Islas Baleares, Spain
+34 971 74 78 78

Every morning two waiters bring hampers of breakfast to your room's patio overlooking the ocean. Each room is nestled into what was a fort, making for a very private, cool and one-of-a-kind experience. Property is gorgeous and so is the staff.  

Hotel Nimb in Copehnagen
Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 Copenhagen
+45 88 70 00 00

The rooms here are on perimeter of the Tivoli Gardensan amusement park that was the inspiration for Walt Disney's Disneyland. Every night there are fireworks outside your window and as a guest you can enjoy the park, which is right out the back door, whenever you want, day or night. Special!

But coming home is always the best part of being away.

My husband and I always use our Samantha Brown packing cubes, which were a gift from a relative. I would have never thought to buy them for myself, but they are a life-changer, especially if you like to overpack as I do.