Yes, it is exactly how it sounds; I am a frequent traveler who loves to be indulged, in every way. From that perfect bed and pillow to a great cup of coffee and a decanter of sherry in the parlor, traveling should be a pleasure not a chore. We have enough chores at home. And I have stayed in enough places which feature, sagging beds with lumpy pillows and the ambience of an all night diner, to know what I like. When I hit the road for business or pleasure, I like to indulge myself in the place I choose to stay. If this sounds like you, you will want to be a frequent reader of this space. I guarantee to you, dear reader that I have personally indulged myself in every place that appears in this column. Tough work if you can get it.
This indulgent traveler seeks to help you choose between the myriad of lodging choices and come up with one that will make your stay truly memorable in all the right ways. What I look for as basics:
A great bed. You know one when you find it!
A restful room where the wall paper doesn’t scream all night and neither do the neighbors
A tasty breakfast
A bottomless cup of great coffee with real cream
Helpful staff who can steer you where you want to go and leave you alone as well
Then there are the truly indulgent features:
A big bath tub
A cozy robe
Really good chocolates on your pillow
Nice soap and shampoo
Wine and cheese hour with the good stuff
And then you have the truly hedonistic:
Spa services in the spa or your room
Breakfast in your room
Once in a lifetime views
So if you want to be an indulgent traveler, pull up a chair and read on. And feel free to send me your stories of great places to stay that meet the indulgent traveler’s requirements.