During my travels as a journalist, I come across quite a few memorable hotels. One I found recently just outside famed Yosemite National Park, in the little and delightfully provincial village of Oakhurst, California.
The Loire Valley is home to some of the most intriguing and beautiful landmarks in all of France. The Chateau de Cheverny is no exception. Today the castle remains open to the public and is remarkably intact, with virtually no changes having been made to it in the past 350 years.